Sat.Sep 13, 2014 - Fri.Sep 19, 2014

Creative Strategies for Redesigning Today's Classrooms via @All4Ed & @edwebnet!


Change Comes From Within

A Principal's Reflections

Change is a word that is thrown around in education circles more and more each day. We are made to think that education is in a downward spiral and that students are ill prepared to succeed in college and/or careers that require students to think and apply learning differently.

Learn More About Chromebooks From Intel

The Web20Classroom

Tech integration in the classroom has become a hot topic in recent years. Educators are presented with so many device options for the classroom, but recently, Chromebooks have gained momentum.

School Supplies, Facebook and the Common Core

Tom Murray

I was the fourth one in line. Standing directly in front of me were two moms that were obviously out shopping for school supplies. It is that time of year. Three-pronged folders, marble notebooks, some pens, a few book covers, a handful of binders, and some loose leaf paper was what I could see. What struck me most was how similar school shopping must have been twenty years earlier when that mom’s mother or father had taken her to the local store for back to school shopping. It struck me how as

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.

Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!


How Are You Thinking About Educational Design? Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* The Classroom Perspective : As you enter our elementary classroom, your eyes are first drawn to the golden letters that spell READ.

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Create & Curate Collections of Everyone’s Images

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink channels have just gotten better! Now ThingLink users can curate and create collections of anyone''s images with a new Add to Channe l button available under every public ThingLink image. This feature allows users to easily add anyone''s image to their own channel.

Getting ON[the]LINE With the Best Tech Policies, Resources and News in One Place


Written by CUE Member Elizabeth Calhoon @ecalhoon One of the greatest struggles that school boards, administrators and educators have is the ability to find high-quality resources to create technology policies that make sense today.

How Will You Make Your Mark? International Dot Day 2014


International Dot Day was September 15th. It is all about being creative and making your mark on the world. The day is based on the book by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot. It is a wonderful story about a little girl who doesn''t think she can draw.

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Reflective Learning in App-Based Coding, 3rd Grade

My Paperless Classroom

On Friday I was preparing to teach the second coding lesson of the year to my third graders. The first lesson had just been an introduction and the students were able to interact with the Tynker app for most of the period.

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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.

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

Learning in Hand

Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what''s new in Apple''s iOS 8. Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in.

Formative Assessment and Google Forms


Formative assessment informs educators about student learning, and when done correctly , it also informs the students how to improve and move forward with their next goal. Teachers must know how to use the data to drive their instruction.

Student Voice Live - 9/20 in NYC: Calling All Innovative Educators

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by student, Keaton Wadzinski It started with just a few students and allies connecting over Twitter. Then came the weekly #StuVoice Twitter Chats, Facebook conversations, then Google Hangouts, which all led to the first ever Student Voice Live! in April of 2013. What caught on so quickly?

Learning with Selfies, a Lesson in Traits

My Paperless Classroom

This week in 3rd grade STEM we have been learning about traits, our introduction to genetics. We are using the iPads to create a sonic pics movie connecting the evidence we have coillected (a selfie), with our observations (which we wrote in our science journal before recording).


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.

Try a ThingLink Interactive Image Slam

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join talented members of the ThingLink EDU Community for one of our ThingLink Interactive Image Slams next week. Get inspired by others and sign up to for a chance to slam one of your own images. Meet Our Guest Panelists S eptember 16th at 8:00 PM EDT Dan Gallagher Ana Siqueira Jamie Forshay September 18th at 7:00 PM EDT Sue Fitzgerald Jodie Johnston Lesley McClendon Cheryl Hughes

BYOD in Elementary Schools


Image Used With Permission Have you implemented BYOD in an elementary school setting? In the U.S., that''s grades K-5, or students aged 5-11. We''re about to launch a pilot at one of the K-5 elementary schools in my school district, and I''d like to collect stories of elementary BYOD implementation, links to videos and anecdotes, training materials and ideas - essentially, anything that has to do with BYOD in the elementary classroom.


Education: the Nesi Way: 19 Elementary #EdTech with Patricia J. Brown (@msE.


I had the great opportunity to participate in the podcast The House of EdTech with Chris Nesi this past weekend. I got to share some of the ways I have integrated technology when I was a classroom teacher, and as a technology coach. It was such a fun experience, and I had a great conversation with Chris. Tune in to my featured podcast, but also the other podcast episodes. Subscribe via itunes, or listen on Stitcher. Chris is doing great work.

Coding into Geometry in 2nd Grade with Hopscotch

My Paperless Classroom

Last week I was surprised when my 3rd grade class took much longer than I had allowed for to complete some serious app smashing, this week I am plunging into coding in hopscotch with the second grade. For our first lesson we will be drawing hexagons, something they have not studied.

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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.

Welcome to Social Studies: Barefoot World Atlas


As a companion to my column for the ASHA Leader App-Titude series, "Welcome to Science Class," this series explores how technology can serve as a context for teaching "language underpinnings" related to the social studies curriculum.

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The New “Talk.” When Your Teen Wants to Tweet.

The Innovative Educator

Editor's note: If you're an innovative educator in secondary school, you are likely to have parents ask for your expert advice on teens and social media. You can give them this article directly or use it to get some ideas about how to best approach the conversation. If you are a parent of a teen, you already have a lot of experience working with your child(ren) to help them figure out how to engage safely and responsibly in the world.

Digital Dilemmas? Common Sense Media is Connecting Families


Connecting Families


ScanSnap IX100 Review Wireless Mobile Scanning to your Tablet

My Paperless Classroom

One of the first blog posts I wrote was about the power of the scanner option on my school''s photocopier. If you somehow collected all of the devices I have used over the years you would see that I have owned at least 6 different scanners since I started college in the 90''s.

EdTech at School

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

Improving Learning by Keeping Class Size in Check

Learning With Lucie

TeachThought 30 Day Blog Challenge September 17 - What do you think is the most challenging issue in education today? I''m not sure I could pinpoint the MOST challenging issue, but I would have to say class size is on the top of the list.

#BacktoSchool List Begone. Google Chromebooks Are the New Kid in Town

The Innovative Educator

If you're still talking about the digital divide, you haven't heard about Google Chromebooks. Chromebooks are not only affordable, they actually save schools, districts, and families money. Chromebooks are only about $225 and last for about three years. That's $75 a year. The devices cost less than your back to school list for the next three years and yet provide so much more. Let's take a look. Check out the basic list below.

International Dot Day

Leading with Technology

On Monday September 15, 2014 it will be International Dot Day. Check out the Dot day site by Peter H. Reynolds. link] to celebrate this day some colleagues and I have ben collaborating on a iTunesU course.

Supporting State Landmark Research in 5th Grade

My Paperless Classroom

Possible Sources for Significant Landmarks (an incomplete list) Today’s challenge is helping students search effectively for significant landmarks for a state research project.

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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.