Sat.Apr 13, 2013 - Fri.Apr 19, 2013

The Best Keynote Ever

A Principal's Reflections

I have been extremely blessed to be invited to speak and work with administrators all over the country. There is nothing more exhilarating than sharing the work of my students and teachers as it has radically changed how I lead.

Enhance Young Learner's English Vocabulary with @MindSnacks & Teach Foreign Languages!


Mindsnacks: Vocabulary Building and Language Development MindSnacks is a mobile educational gaming company that develops popular apps that teach foreign languages and test preparation subjects.

Will you let an exam result decide your fate?

The Innovative Educator

Has an exam ever changed, influenced, or decided your fate? It has for me, and for many, exams have been the gatekeeper to experiences brilliant people close to me had hoped to pursue.

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Blueprint for Moving to 21st Century Student-Centered Schools and Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

“Too many organizations not just companies, but governments and nonprofits as well still operate from assumptions about human potential and individual performance that are outdated, unexamined, and rooted more in folklore than in science.”

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.



Today, though on school vacation week, I was wrapped up in what now seem to be very small problems indeed. I was snapped out of this when my friend texted me and told me to put on the TV, because "something had happened" at the Boston Marathon.


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Newsflash: Social media is real life

The Innovative Educator

Co-authored by Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Cooley A recent Common Sense Media story about Facebook Home warns parents that the new Facebook Home app will be an ever-present distraction in the lives of young people. It states that as your teen's engagement with friends via Facebook goes up, engagement in the “real world” can go down. Adults need to wake up.

2013 CUE Annual Conference – Common Core: Transforming Teaching and Learning


March 14, 2013 kicking off the Annual CUE Conference, teacher Catlin Tucker, kickoff keynote speaker, shares her perspectives on embracing the Common Core Standards as a transformative leap in teaching and learning. Keynote Session Description: Many teachers across the nation are groaning at the mention of transitioning to a new set of standards. Most don’t […]. The post 2013 CUE Annual Conference – Common Core: Transforming Teaching and Learning appeared first on OnCUE.

4 Principles for Designing 21st Century Learning Spaces

The 21st Century Principal

“School buildings must change because instruction must change. We need creative new designs that will support 21st century learning.” Frank S.

Beyond Compliance: Classroom Management that Fosters Responsibility. by @stevereifman


National Board Certified elementary teacher Steve Reifman is excited to announce the launch of his first professional development course for educators on , a terrific website that offers resources people can access at their convenience. The course is called “Beyond Compliance: Classroom Management that Fosters Responsibility, Nurtures Intrinsic Motivation, and Brings Out the Best in Students.”

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.

Preparing students for real-world financial success

The Innovative Educator

Students often begin pursuing employment as early as high school, but they are not taught best practices when it comes to managing their money. Everyone should know how to make healthy financial decisions, yet it is rarely found in the high school curriculum.

One Year of Blended Learning One to One with Chromebooks

Question Tank

Reflections on a year of Blended Learning with 1:1 Chromebooks Physics teachers have a unique privilege in most high school settings. Most of us work with students that have elected to take our academic course, and with the exception of a growing number of physics first programs, we teach older students. Consequently, we tend to… blended learning Chromebooks EdTech Education Google Teaching gooru goorulearning Hapara

ICE Cold Mini Conference

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I had a wondrful time at the I CE COLD Spring Mini-Conference this morning despite the April snow and downright blustery day. The event was packed, the information was interesting and relevant, and there was a lot of excitement everywhere. Kudos to the organizers of this well organized and fun annual event! was quite a bargain!

Wednesday Interview - Breaking the Cycle of Students' Disengagement by Having Them Leave, to Learn

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, April 17th, for a live and interactive conversation with Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski on their new book, Leaving to Learn : How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates.

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.

Why Teachers Should Blog

My Paperless Classroom

It is quarter to 10 the night before the chat and I don''t have the questions written yet. This is definitely too late to write a promo for the chat. I guess this page will just be a postscript. I believe in blogging.

Elaborating on Evernote


In an April column for The ASHA Leader based on some recent consultations in the Boston area, I mentioned the tools offered by Evernote and their potential for helping a variety of students with learning difficulties.

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My Experience with Online Courses As One Way to Lower Costs in Education and Create "Edutonomy" for Students, But Does Not Replace Great Teachers

Saving Socrates

I began using online courses in 2008 when I was introduced to iTunes. I loved the online courses from Yale University and MIT. I took Game Theory, Western Civilization, and more, but that was not "taking" a course in the traditional sense. I would read the material assigned, watch the lecture, and incorporate some of the material into activities I did with my own students.

Know the "Other" side on Facebook

The Innovative Educator

One of the best practices that I recommend for educators who are using Facebook with students is to create a group or a page where teachers and parents or students can connect, collaborate, and create. One of the nice things about groups and pages is they allow you to message members without having to be Facebook "friends" with them. Recently however, a new twist has been put in place that innovative educators should be aware of.

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.

My EduPassion: High Engagement Learning and Teaching

My Paperless Classroom

When I think about what I want TO DO, I keep coming back to the moments in my own education when the world of writing was opened to me. What I want to do is. empower students to use writing to change their lives. So I teach writing as best as I can to as many students as I can.

Learning futures

Learning with 'e's

I have enjoyed my short stay here in Doha, Qatar, where I was an invited speaker at the Technology in Higher Education Conference. Doha is a futuristic, high rise city that didn''t exist ten years ago.

Thursday Interview: Success Stories from Around the World with Sahlberg and Stewart

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, April 18th, for a live and interactive conversation with Pasi Sahlberg and Vivien Stewart.

Google+ Tip: How to Adjust the Flow of Information from your Circles -- A Snapshot

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I just created this Skitch snapshot for our faculty, to show them how to adjust the flow of information from the Google+ circles they created, and I thought others might find the shot useful as well. Feel free to download and share it. Here are the steps in writing: 1. Go to Home.

EdTech at School

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

Chrome Trick: Favicon Bookmarks

The Electric Educator

If you are a fan of bookmarking pages in your web browser, you have probably run into the problem of running out of space on your bookmarks bar. The whole point of bookmarking a page is to get to it quickly.

iTunes U course: Publishing an iBook on the French Revolution (or any other topic)

Kairos EdTech

This is a course I created on iTunes U that guides you through the process of implementing a PBL with students to assist them to create an electronic textbook of the French Revolution or any other topic related to SS and History mainly.

21st Century Perspective on Creating Innovative School Schedules

The 21st Century Principal

“If time is not fixed, there are lots of possibilities to make schooling more responsive to the individual needs of students and teachers and more economical to operate.” Frank Kelly, Ted McCain, and Ian Jukes, Teaching the Digital Generation: No More Cookie-Cuter High Schools Why do high schools keep the same master schedule from one year to the next?

The theme was eBooks and these are my favorite tweets from #tlchat April 15, 2013

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

The topic tonight for the monthly #tlchat was: EBooks: Advice, Resources, Recommendations, Marketing, etc.

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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.