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

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.

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.

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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.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

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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Using your SMART Doc Cam with your SMART Board

Kleinspiration

Why have a favorite tool? Use them all together to enhance each device! Teachers often wish we had more class time to spend with our students. It seems like we always have so much we''d like to do in such a short about of time. This is a good problem to have!

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.

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?”

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

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.

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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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.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

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.

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.

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.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

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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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?

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.

Gary Stager Interview at Maker Faire / edSurge Education Paviliion

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

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).

Wikipedia, e-Pubs & Screencasts

Comfortably 2.0

It all started with this Tweet: Brent Catlett, an Instructional Technology Teacher in Bellevue, Nebraska and an even better human being, reminded me today of something that I had been wanting to do. I wanted to write a blog post about a really cool feature that I read about last week pertaining to creating e-Pubs within Wikipedia. You can now use a feature within Wikipedia to create

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.

Responding to Student Writing (videos)

My Paperless Classroom

pedagogy

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.