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.?

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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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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!"

Turning Your Classrooms into 21st Century Learning Spaces

The 21st Century Principal

“Where a school is located and how it sets up internal structures determine its possibilities,” writes Heidi Hayes Jacob in the book Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

Building Your PLN, Auto-Curate for Readability

My Paperless Classroom

Last night I was working with twitter open in another window and I hadn''t clicked over for about an hour and I noticed I had 423 new tweets. I honestly don''t know when the traffic is heaviest on my feed, I am sure I could find out (if you know how, leave a comment). In one hour last night I had over 400 tweets and I only follow slightly more than 600 people. That is a huge amount of information. I read 3 of those tweets in that group of 423. As for the others I don''t worry about them.

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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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.

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).

Education World: How to Blog With Young Students


Education World: How to Blog With Young Students

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.

Building Your PLN, Chat, it is good for you

My Paperless Classroom

One of the best ways to build your PLN, is to connect with people. I love twitter chats for just this purpose. Below is a great storify capture of the #teaching2030 chat I participated in. thanks @dlaufenberg) I didn''t know the chat was happening, saw a question posted and I responded using the hashtag #teaching2030. An hour later I had new professional contacts, new ideas, and a renewed sense of worth. That is epic PD (like a boss). pedagogy

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

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.

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.

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.

Cyber Begging for Schools, Please Help (us all)

My Paperless Classroom

I got a note from my friend Michelle, she teaches at Andrew Cook elementary in Waukegan. She is a second year teacher. Michelle asked me to pass along a plea for her school for a "chase giving" competition. I believe in her and her school, so I voted. Here is the information: Andrew Cooke Magnet School PTO - economically depressed area, budget slashed to almost nothing to the point of not having enough laminating paper.

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.