Sat.Sep 15, 2012 - Fri.Sep 21, 2012

Loopster - Free Online Video Editor

Educational Technology Guy

So, I''m watching American Chopper and Paul Jr. Designs is working on a new motorcycle for a company called Loopster , that has something to do with online video work. I go check it out and, lo and behold, it''s a free online video editor! Very cool.

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Web 2.0 Content Creation: A Quick Guide


Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series Content Creation Tools: A Quick Guide Wouldn''t it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about creating content online: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?

A Conference Not to Be Missed

A Principal's Reflections

The annual Edscape Conference will once again be held at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ on Saturday October 13, 2012. Hundreds of educators from over seven different states and Canada will once again descend upon my school to learn together and network in an effort to move their respective school cultures down an innovative path.

The Dog in BYOD-- make sure you have tissues ready

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On the Moose River near Jackman, ME Brody is 8.5 years old and with his graying muzzle, it is evident that he is starting to show his age. I''m reminded that my super-hero dog is mortal. This scares me. Brody has been a faithful companion, trail buddy, swim partner, and emotional rock for 8.5

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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.

citelighter - Store, organize, and share your education and research for free

Educational Technology Guy

Citelighter is a free tool that helps you to do research online and capture your research notes easier. Using a toolbar in your browser, you can easily clip the important information and notes and then save it all to your account. You can organize it and even format a bibliography.

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Electing a President - An Interactive Graphic

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I created an interactive graphic to provide students and their teachers with flexible paths to learn about electing a president and the electoral college. The image was created with ThingLink. I used some of the new storytelling icons to identify different types of resources.

Confessions and Learnings of an EdTech Enabler


Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License Some Typical EdTech Scenarios Ms. Jones calls in a panic - her students are trying to get to the documents she shared with them on the school server and no one can find them. The folder was just there," she says, "and now it''s gone!"

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

Celly is a free service that offers group text messaging and polling. You can have open group chats, one-way alerts or even moderated chats. It is set up as a "cell" with a unique name so that you can invite the people you want to join.

Lessons from WDW 2: Priorities

The Playground Advocate

This is part two in a series in which I explore the question: What elements of the Disney culture could be applied to educational design. My interest in this topic began with a blog post that I read from the Disney Institute 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.

Learning by making

Learning with 'e's

The transmission model of learning is still dominant in education.

Thursday Webinar - Schools That Change Communities

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 20th, for a live and interactive webinar with returning guest Bob Gliner about his new film, Schools That Change Communities.

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

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Flummox and Friends


If you follow my posts here, you know I have a strong interest in social learning, and I am always looking for ways to engage my students in developing social cognition. Video is definitely an engaging medium to help students discuss social interactions in context. The problem with finding fun, engaging video is, well, finding it and knowing the timing of clips, etc.

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.

Exponential times

Learning with 'e's

We live in exponential times. Change is rapid and events often take us all by surprise. Social, economic, environmental and political challenges roll across our screens every day. Now, more than ever, we need good education to negotiate our way through the turbulence of our times.

Start the Year with Contracts, 9/11 & BWP

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Breaking Down the First Week: 1. BWP 2. Class Contract for Mid-level classes 3. Class Procedures for all 4. Using Edmodo for posting activities and assignments and having online discussions 5. Using Quizlet as a study resource 6.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.

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Wednesday (Early) + Survey - What Should Students Learn in the 21st Century?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me at an early time on Wednesday, September 19th, for a live and interactive webinar with Charles Fadel on "What Should Students Learn in the 21st Century?" Charles believes that before fixing the how , we should be fixing the what, and he is rethinking the curriculum and standards from the ground up.

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.


Learning with 'e's

The Plymouth University Vice Chancellor Enterprise Awards and Gala Dinner took place in a large marquee on Plymouth Hoe this weekend. It was a grand event, with chandeliers, live music and an excellent dinner, and it was a black tie affair (you may never see me dressed so smartly again).

ItstheWeekend#1 Sponge Activities For the Classroom?


It''s the weekend ya''ll. Every Friday, I plan to post about a great resource that you can explore in your spare weekend time :) Well you want to hear it? here it goes. What are sponge activities you might ask?

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CamScanner - great app to scan paper docs using smartphone camera

Educational Technology Guy

CamScanner is a great app that I use quite often. The app is available for iOS and Android and the free version is very useful. The paid version, $4.99 on both platforms, adds some useful features, like uploading directly to Evernote. You get a 7 day trial of the paid version free, and can get an additional 60 day trial by sharing it on social networks. The app allows you to take a picture of a paper document, crop/clear background/improve quality, and then save it as a PDF file.

Tuesday - Jamie Vollmer on "Schools Cannot Do It Alone"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, September 18th, for a live and interactive webinar with Jamie Vollmer, author of Schools Cannot Do It Alone : Building public Support for America''s Public Schools.

EdTech at School

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

Uncertainty principles

Learning with 'e's

It's extremely difficult to predict the future accurately, because as futurologist Ray Kurzweil once said, change isn't linear, it's exponential.

Education World: How to Blog With Young Students


Education World: How to Blog With Young Students

Still some spots left for the free CT Day of Discovery this coming Saturday

Educational Technology Guy

The Discovery Educator Network Day of Discovery is a free educational conference being held this coming Saturday in Groton, CT.

It's Not Too Late to Submit to Present at the Library 2.012 Worldwide Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.

What Arne Duncan Said to Me Last Week


On Wednesday of last week, several members of the US Department of Education kicked off their Back to School Bus Tour at the high school where I teach science in Redwood City, California. The visit was an edtech themed visit, and spotlighted a panel discussion that included edtech pop stars Sal Khan of the Khan […]. blended learning EdTech Education Equity High School Khan Academy Teaching Twitter Technology

Make your Google Presentation Interactive


We all know Google Presentations is a great tool for making multimedia slideshows. But did you know it can also be used to make interactive quizzes and “Choose Your Own Adventure” style stories? With Google Presentations ability to link to specific slides you can build a non-linear slideshow that allows the user to make choices and go to different slides depending on their choice.

Google Translate Android App has ability to translate words in a picture

Educational Technology Guy

Google Translate is a great app for translating written words and even supports translating spoken words (and it will speak it in the other language). This is a great resource for teachers and ESL/ELL learners. And, it''s free. There was a recent update to the Android app for Google Translate that makes it even more useful. You can now translate text in images using the smartphone''s camera.