Sat.Mar 08, 2014 - Fri.Mar 14, 2014

QR Codes in the Math Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

In Mrs. Chellani’s continual efforts to create an engaging learning experience for her students, she has found utilizing QR codes to facilitate collaboration to be highly beneficial.

Things That Have Me Thinking-March 12

The Web20Classroom

A while back a friend of mine, Patrick Larkin , was a high school principal. (He He has since moved up in the world to Asst. Superintendent ) He was regularly blogging for his staff and at the end of his weekly posts of updates, things to remember and such he had a list of things that had him thinking. It might have been a video, blog post, article, something, that had piqued his interest and he wanted to share. It was such a great idea, I decided to steal borrow the idea.

educlipper Social Web Clipper iPad app Gets Even More Great Features

Educational Technology Guy

Educlipper is a great, free app from a colleague of mine, Adam Bellow, that just keeps getting better. I''ve written about it before ( EduClipper social web clipper gets Updated with Some Great New Features ).

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Using Google Drive Forms to Power 1:1 Instruction

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As I explore teaching and learning in a 1:1 iPad environment I''m excited about the potential of using Google Drive Forms as a teaching tool.

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.

Moving Beyond 140 With Google+ #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

The following was written by Evan Scherr and the original post can be accessed at Just Thinking Out Loud. I love Twitter. I have connected with some really amazing practitioners because of it. I have become friends with some really fantastic people as a result of it.

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20+ Mobile Learners Worth Following On Twitter #mlearning

The Mobile Native

Here is a list of 20+ Mobile Learners that share great mlearning content on twitter. Each one of them shares their unique views of mobile learning from around the world. Here is a list I created on twitter of 101 Mobile Learners. iPads Mobile Learning Twitter

Peer Instruction with a Twist of Innovation and a Social Studies Teacher

Turn to Your Neighbor

In our first post of 2014, Peer Instruction Network member, Mr. George Phillip, describes how he moved from a thoughtful teacher to someone who is innovating in his social studies classroom with Flipped Teaching and Peer Instruction. While his unique twists on Peer Instruction evolved from a 5 th and 6 th grade classroom, they have implications for use in a range of classrooms. JAS . George Phillip. Guest post by George Phillip. Social Studies Department Chair. 5/6 Social Studies Teacher.

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Face off: @Twitter verses @Remind101 for family outreach via texting

The Innovative Educator

To engage or not to engage? That is the question when it comes to figuring out the best platform for strengthening the home-school connection with texting. Schools know that texting is a great way to reach out to families.

Classrooms Without Walls- Using Google Apps To Connect Inside and Outside of the School Community


Educators need to create a Personal Learning Network, but our students need an authentic audience too. How do you do this? By introducing new concepts and activities to your students using creative measures, such as Google Apps.

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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.

"Diagnose" with Dr. Pet Play


The iPad is such an engaging gadget that we sometimes can be too focused on its screen--kids especially. For this reason, it is helpful to locate apps that provide context or creation, but let us break away from the screen to focus on the communication and learning aspects of the activity.

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Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

I know it''s has been said many times before, but it''s worth saying again. Learning should always come before technology. Let me elaborate. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom.

CUE West Coast Summit featuring Google for Education


By CUE Board Member Kyle Brumbaugh Are you an educator who uses Google Tools in your classroom? There are a lot of us these days. There are the basics… Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations and others.

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Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. Now that things have settled a bit, I have finally had the time to debrief and organize all of the valuable information I received.

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.

Have a "Smashing" Saint Patrick's Day


"App Smashing" is a term I am starting to tell people about at workshops. Apps do discrete things, and no one app does everything. But we can capitalize on one app''s capabilities when combined with another''s- chiefly through saving a product to the camera roll.

5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity

The Innovative Educator

Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative. 1) Create safe havens Julia Cameron , author of The Artist’s Way tells the guardian that by “Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others.”

The Web and us

Learning with 'e's

1989 was a defining year for humankind. It was the year the world began to connect. When Sir Tim Berners-Lee originally proposed the World Wide Web that year, nobody really knew just how influential it would be.

Reflections on Jim Collin's Latest Book- Great By Choice and How It Applies to Educational Leadership

Saving Socrates

I have to start this off with a confession. I adore Jim Collin''s books. I''ve adored them since my time at the Bergen County Academies when I was first introduced to his work by Danny Jaye, Good to Great. I have read that book both in paperback and listening to it via audio. It''s a book that has very much shaped my thinking on effective leadership.

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 Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 11th The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori Welcome to the Learning Revolution.


Technology Tidbits

Gadzookery is a wonderful free iOS app that helps students build their Writing and Vocabulary skills. This can be done by either playing one player or against random opponents where a person tries to create a sentence from a given word.

Innovative practice

Learning with 'e's

I love to visit innovative schools to talk to children and teachers about how they use technology, and Taupaki School fits that description.

Building 70800 The Glider from the Lego Movie

My Paperless Classroom

Building 70800 The glider from the Lego Movie This movie was created with LEGO Movie Maker. Note: Lego movie maker tags like a bad boy. Digital media creation


EdTech at School

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

Perhaps It's Time to Let Go of RSS Reading: No Reliable Replacement to Be Found

The 21st Century Principal

Is it time to give up on RSS Feed Readers? Since the demise of Google Reader, I have been scrambling from one alternative to another, trying to find the same reliability of service I had with Google Reader. I have tried Feedly and Newsblur, only to be gravely disappointed with bugs and malfunctions, especially with my tablet applications. Perhaps it’s time I let go of my wanting to read reliable RSS feed information.


Technology Tidbits

Sumdog is an excellent iPad for educational games in Math, Reading, and Writing. Based on the popular website, Sumdog has student''s playing against other student''s worldwide to build their skills. The only requirement is signing up on their free website to be able to play the games on an iPad.

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Networked pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning.

Building 60006, Lego City Police ATV

My Paperless Classroom

Build 60006 Getting to know stop motion apps this week. I used istop motion for this one. I could have controlled the light more, but overall I liked the production value. I did finish it in imovie. I added transitions, titles and music. Today in robot Lego robotics the kids started making stop motion movies, so I had better learn faster. Also I love that the police officer has an ATV and the criminal has a wheelbarrow. Now that I have a wheelbarrow! I need a Lego llama. Digital media creation

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.