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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Going Google with Long Range Plans

Inquire and Inspire

Mapping out the entire school year can be a daunting task for many reasons. Intentional sequencing of lessons and units, integration of curriculum expectations, and appropriate time allocation are just a few.

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.

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

Jeopardy Rocks

Technology Tidbits

Jeopardy Rocks is a fun little free site that I just found out from Free Technology 4 Teachers for creating online Jeopardy games. This is really easy to do just create a URL and then click on a square to create a question/answer.

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.


Teaching takes time.

Inquire and Inspire

TJ Berden wrote a nice piece on how wonderful things take time. After some reflection and a 1 month break from the classroom, I can''t help but agree with TJ especially when I apply his ethos to the realm of teaching. 8 years into this journey and I''m still learning. We''re still learning.

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.

When the Wifi Doesn't Work

My Paperless Classroom

Yesterday I was not a good teacher. The lesson was not inspiring; it was not empowering to my students. They did not become awesome creators of amazing digital content. It just didn''t happen. The wifi was weak.

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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.

Customize Your Chrome Omnibox to Search Your Google Bookmarks, Drive, Gmail, and More

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Three of my all-time favorite Chrome extensions allow me to search my bookmarks, my Google drive, and my Gmail, right from my Omnibox (in Chrome). S-o-o-o-o much time saved!

Gaming in Education 2014 Starts Tonight! Schedule and Attending Information.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our 2014 Gaming in Education online conference start tonight! Whether you''re passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings.

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.

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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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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Google Classroom: A Quick Look at the Student's View of an Assignment

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our English teacher Mrs. McLeod and I are learning together as she sets up her students'' writing assignments using Google Classroom. This is for Mrs. McLeod, and anyone else who needs a quick glimpse of what an assignment looks like on the student''s end. Student''s View of the assignment.

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?

EdTech at School

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

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).


Splash Math

Technology Tidbits

Splash Math is an excellent iPad app that can be downloaded by individual grade or in a complete package of 1st-5th. Splash Math is a very visual app that uses educational games and activities to teach Math skills in the different grade levels.

Digital Dilemmas? Common Sense Media is Connecting Families


Connecting Families


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.

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.

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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Win a Free Chromebook

Technology Tidbits

Intel has started a contest for educators asking them to follow @IntelEDU on Twitter and then tweet what their favorite feature is of the Chromebook w/ the hashtag #IntelChromebooks. Also, they have created a new site w/ excellent resources (i.e study guides, tips, etc.)

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.