Sat.Sep 22, 2012 - Fri.Sep 28, 2012

The Most Common Questions (And Answers) I Get About Twitter

The Web20Classroom

A while back I wrote a 3 part series on Twitter. In Part One I shared how I do Twitter PD, which might not be the way you think. In Part Two , I crowdsourced what some folks on Twitter wish they had know before getting started. And in Part Three I shared some of my tips tricks and secrets.

Google Field Trip - app that finds info about where you are

Educational Technology Guy

Google has a cool new app for Android , called " Field Trip ". It helps you find things about what''s around you. It runs in the background and when you get close to something interesting, it pops up with details about that location.

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Claco: a free social search engine for content, lessons, and interactive resources!

Kleinspiration

Don''t Google for great content - Claco for content! Claco makes building, organizing and sharing lessons insanely simple. It supports all types of lesson content (website links, embed codes, videos), not just files.

Fostering Creative Thought Through Tweets

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I began conducting formal observations of my teachers. My second observation of the day took me to an English class.

Spin Xpress: Search for Creative Commons Images

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Students today have had easy access to a tremendous amount of multimedia content for their entire lives and it''s fairly safe to say that they can be careless about using it.

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Google Maps goes Underwater! Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Educational Technology Guy

Google Maps is a great resource for more than just finding your way around. It includes street view, inside building views and panoramic views, along with other resources that make it great for education. Take virtual field trips around the world and take virtual trips to museums.

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5 Lessons Education Could Take from Baristas

CUE

by Mark Dohn, CUE guest blogger I’ve been spending quite some time in coffee shops lately. Having just moved from the classroom to life as an independent consultant, my “office” is anywhere but home. On one of these recent visits, I learned about barista competitions.

Tonight - Ron Ritchhart on "Making Thinking Visible"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Tuesday, September 25th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Ron Ritchhart on his new book, Making Thinking Visible : How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners.

Edmodo and Common Sense Media release free Digital Citizenship resource for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Digital Citizenship is an important topic and something that we must teach our students ( and ourselves ) in today''s digital world. Edmodo, a great educational app , and Common Sense Media have created a Digital Citizenship Starter Kit that teachers can download to use with their students.

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Week #2- Artistry & Collaboration

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Week 2 Break Down: 1. Narrative Terms & Literary Devices 2. Collaborative Google Docs 3. Socrative Space Race 4.

6 Reasons Why CUE.org Needs a Blog

CUE

CUE.org is passionately committed to advancing Ed Tech Professional Development and we are convinced that a vibrant blogging platform will help advance innovation in education on several fronts. It seemed fitting to launch with our first blog about “Why CUE Needs a Blog?”

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Wednesday, September 26th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar on the "true history" of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with Dave Cormier, Alec Couros, Stephen Downes, Rita Kop, Inge de Waard, and Carol Yeager.

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Kustom Note - templates/fields for Evernote Notes

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , one of my favorite and most used apps, is a great note taking, web clipping, and organizing app. The notes are free form though. You can make your own templates and copy/paste the template into a new note, but there is now a better way.

EarWorm Challenge, using music to engage students

My Paperless Classroom

In 9th grade English we read The Odyssey, we read the Fagles translation and we read the whole thing. I try to leverage the students interests into projects that get the students to think about the major themes in the story and to work together.

Innovating Education – One Lego Brick at a Time

CUE

By Robert EM Craven, CUE Board President I’ll admit- I like Legos…Fortunately, with two young children, I can get away with saying that. The endless possibilities of connecting, building, breaking down, and rebuilding everything we imagine fascinates me.

Student Voices - Nikhil Goyal on "One Size Does Not Fit All" + Panel Discussion

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Monday, September 24th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with returning guest Nikhil Goydal about his book, One Size Does Not Fit All : A Student’s Assessment of School.

GoAnimate! Make Amazing Animated Videos

Educational Technology Guy

GoAnimate is a site that lets you easily create animated videos. There is a free version and a discounted education version. The free version allows you to easily make the videos, record your own voice or use the built in ones, and share the video.

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Limitless learning

Learning with 'e's

The personal learning environment (PLE) is still a bone of contention. Over at the Open University of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Ismael Peña-López has been doing some stirling work on theories surrounding Vygotsky's learning model and PLEs. His article can be accessed here in its entirety.

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BWAD: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!

The Daring Librarian

Life is not filtered. But the Internet is - at my school. What are we teaching the kids? How can we teach knowledge, discernment, and ethics without giving them a chance to make good choices and yes, sometimes mistakes?

Gary Stager Interview at Maker Faire / edSurge Education Paviliion

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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comPADRE - free resources for Physics and Astronomy students and teachers

Educational Technology Guy

comPADRE is a great resource for Physics and Astronomy teachers and students. It is a network and collection of free online resources for students and teachers. The collections are organized by Students, Teachers, and Faculty (higher ed).

Live to learn

Learning with 'e's

As I was walking in to the university yesterday, a thought struck me. I asked myself the question, why do I work at the university? It certainly isn't because of the money. Firstly, I could earn a heck of a lot more in other industries. Secondly, I don't really need to work any more.

Responding to Student Writing (videos)

My Paperless Classroom

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Dear Faculty, What Would You Like Me to Ask Google?

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Dear Faculty, Is there anything you would like me to ask the folks at the Google Teacher Academy next week? Someone already gave me a question to ask: "The Google Site search could use improvement in my opinion. If I do a keyword search to find a site, I get way more than I need. Are tags the only solution, or is Google planning something new?" Please use the Google form below to submit your question. Your anonymity is assured.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. It is similar to Chrome since it is also based on the Chromium web browser and fast and secure. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser.

Smart learning

Learning with 'e's

I spend most of my time in the future, but I do go home at weekends. At least, that is my explanation about why I am so fascinated with the future. I always have been, ever since I was a little boy and started reading science fiction novels.

Student Engagement and BYOT

My Paperless Classroom

pedagogy

Thursday - Tom Vander Ark on Getting Smart

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, September 27th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Tom Vander Ark on his book, Getting Smart : How Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is founder of GettingSmart.com , and also CEO of Open Education Solutions and a partner in Learn Capital, a venture capital firm investing in learning content, platforms, and services with the goal of transforming educational engagement, access, and effectiveness.

HelloFax - Free Online Faxing and Doc Signing

Educational Technology Guy

HelloFax is a web service (that also has a Chrome extension ) that allows you to send faxes and sign documents, all online. No need to print, sign, scan and then send. No need to keep a fax machine (and the phone line) anymore either.

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The future is a big place

Learning with 'e's

If I have learnt nothing else this week, I have learnt that the future is a very, very big place. I wrote recently that we live in exponential times , and this was brought home to all of us this week at The Windsor Debates. We are simply not prepared for the future.