Sat.Jul 05, 2014 - Fri.Jul 11, 2014

The End is Only the Beginning

A Principal's Reflections

This is one of those difficult posts where I honestly am having trouble articulating my thoughts. It is bittersweet, as the time has come for me to make a decision on my future.

Infographic with Google Search Tips

Educational Technology Guy

Google is a very powerful search engine, but the way you search makes a huge difference in your results. The infographic below has some great tips on becoming a Google Search Power User. Check it out and share with your students. Google for Education Resources: [link].

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Making The Best App Choices With @Graphite

The Web20Classroom

When I was beginning to roll out a Bring Your Own Device initiative in my previous district we spent a great deal of time sitting and talking with teachers.

Stitch Fix: The Perfect Way to Shop for Busy Teachers!


I Went from Being Skeptical to Falling in Love - click here to start and fill out your style profile - I''ve contemplated about sharing about this service on my blog for a few reasons. First, this is a resource sharing blog. Second, it is an education blog. Third, I''d be pushing my referral link.

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.

Excuses Hold Us Back

A Principal's Reflections

When was the last time you came up with an excuse to get out of doing something that you did not want to do? Chances are it was today or sometime in the not so distant past. Excuses are just a part of human existence.

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Fresh Resources For The Taking 07/09/2014

The Web20Classroom

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods tags: visualization literacy favorite Digital Research Tools tags: tools digital favorite Blogging: Teaching Commenting Skills tags: blogging favorite Educational Leadership:Literacy 2.0:Anywhere Anywhere Learning tags: ascd literacy favorite Teacher Talent Toolbox | TNTP tags: toolbox leadership favorite Life of an Educator: 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter.

Google Teacher Academy Welcomes New Members


Written and Edited by CUE Blog Editor Kate Petty with Special Consultants #GTAATL Google Teacher Academy Overview Last week the Google Teacher Academy, in partnership with CUE, welcomed its newest members from the 2014 Atlanta cohort (#GTAATL).

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Raising the Bar on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

In my opinion inquiry-based learning is one of the best pedagogical techniques available to teachers.

Free Online Event: Google Docs Writing Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

How would you like you like to improve your students'' writing skills along with their technology skills? In this webinar, you will learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to facilitate a digital writing workshop and maximize writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom.

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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.

#ISTE2014 Use Twitter & Voxer when Travel Plans Go Awry

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My #ISTE2014 trip with Liz and Kyle Calderwood and Michelle Wendt was supposed to begin in Atlantic City with a flight on Spirit Airlines to Atlanta, Georgia, but after a cancelled flight and an unexpected roadtrip , we eventually reached our destination , 12 hours after our expected arrival time.

15-Year-Old explains the key to developing a #PLN

The Innovative Educator

Alex Laubscher and mentor Mike King at MoCCA Fest Alex Laubscher is a cartoonist who I met this year when his mother brought him to New York City for MoCCA Fest which is an art festival for illustrators.

My Three Projects

Cycles of Learning


Connecting with Some Amazing Educators

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I am truly enjoying facilitating the ThingLink Teacher Challenge this summer because it has allowed me to connect with some amazing educators. We are all learning, creating and sharing together. One of the early challenges was to Design Your Digital Self as an introduction to other participants.

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.

New Summer Toy: GoPro Hero 3

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

My husband surprised me for my birthday with a very COOL present: the GoPro Hero 3 Black edition camera. I''m very excited to play with it this summer and later throughout the school year and swim season. Keep checking back for new posts on using the GoPro Camera as I learn more tips/tricks.

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The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book!

The Innovative Educator

Willyn Webb and I contributed to the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) Literacy Journal. The journal features innovative ways to enhance learning with technology. Our chapter is called, "The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy learning.

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Oyster: E-Book Susbcription Service App for iOS and Android Devices NetFlix of E-Books?

The 21st Century Principal

As an avid reader, last night, I downloaded Oyster, the subscription book service app to my iPad, just to check it out. There are many times when I read a book, I am not necessarily interested in purchasing a copy, but would still like to read it in e-book format.

Google Drive Automates Peer Editing Through Commenting

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Recently, Google introduced a Suggested Edits feature in Google Docs which essentially allows peer editors to change modes when editing content so suggestions become a Comment for the author to review.

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.

RSCON July 11-13 check out this great FREE online conference

My Paperless Classroom

Join the annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) – an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Express Yourself

The Playground Advocate

Express Yourself What is the point of creativity if it''s not to express ourselves? Each of us has a unique perspective on the world, and it''s our creativity that allows us to share that perspective with others.

7 ISTE 2014 Conference Mega Resources to Share Widely!

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These 7 comprehensive resources are the crème de la crème of everything #ISTE14, in my opinion. Check them out and see if you agree! Let''s start with the most expansive list.

Webinar: Unpacking the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language Strand, it''s helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view.

EdTech at School

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

From novice to expert

Learning with 'e's

This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles.

Peer Instruction For Computer Science – The Neighborhood

Turn to Your Neighbor

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD . The Neighborhood is a special Turn To Your Neighbor series where we invite innovative educators from around the globe to discuss a variety of education topics. . Lee, Porter, sand Simon. In this post of The Neighborhood, three computer scientists who are leading the charge to transform Computer Science (CS) eduction with Peer Instruction (PI) answer common questions they get about Mazur’s method and weigh in on why PI is a good fit for CS. Join Drs.

Is the 'F' Word Holding You Back in Your Classroom?

Comfortably 2.0

No, I''m not talking about that word. I am talking about the word FEAR. In my four years as a technology coach I have had several teachers use the ''f'' word in conversations with me. "I''m I''m fearful that my students know more about this than I do." "I''m

Write-On Video

Technology Tidbits

Write-On Video is an excellent iPad app for digital storytelling. This is a simple to use app that allows users to upload a video and then annotate, draw, or add pictures/stmaps over it.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.