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This is the Technology Idea That Will Revolutionize Education

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

With every new technological advance comes the promise of a dramatic transformation in our educational ecosystem. Which one will incite a revolution? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey. Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum.

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Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most utilized excuses in education when it comes to change is lack of time. At one point or another, we have all used the time excuse when it comes to our professional work.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) , one of Digital Promise’s Beacon Project communities , holds computer classes for adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.”

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.

Creativity and Orbiting the Giant Hairball of School

User Generated Education

Our creative genius is the fountainhead of originality. It fires our compulsion to evolve. It inspires us to challenge norms. Creative genius is about flying to new heights on untested wings. It is about the danger of crashing.

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Examples of using Evernote as: teacher, student, admin

Educational Technology Guy

Evernote , my main resource, is a very useful app. Many people want to learn to use it, but aren''t sure where to start. So, here are some resources and examples of how to use it.

Community: A New Google Teacher Academy Graduates

CUE

Written by CUE Member Kate Petty and the GTAATX Graduates When one is first offered a place at one of the Google Teacher Academies around the world, what to expect is usually shrouded in mystery.

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Apple Distinguished Educators - Application info for 2015 Class

Kairos EdTech

In a previous post , I wrote about how to become an ADE and posted some information related to what a successful application could look like. I compiled some application videos from educators who got accepted into the program. The wait for the 2015 Institute has come to an end.

Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures.

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.

Google Classroom Student Quick Guide

Educational Technology Guy

Alice Keeler''s blog has been a great find for me as she posts a lot of items about Google apps, especially Google Classroom. You should definitely check out her blog. She created a great Student Quick Guide for Google Classroom. Go here to view it: [link]. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. google google classroom Google for Educators

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A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

I went on public record several times this year to say that the best continuing professional development (CPD) I have ever received has been through Twitter.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews One mistake presenters should never make and 8 str.

Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures. I had few people question if this is professional. When I conduct classes- online and offline- I am more concerned with building relationships with my students and getting them to warm up to me.

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.

Two services to Backup your cloud files and data, in the cloud

Educational Technology Guy

Many people want to go completely with cloud services, but many, like me, like having a backup of our cloud data somewhere besides that service. I keep backup''s of my Google and Evernote data on my home laptop, which also gets saved on my archive hard drive.

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The unGoogleable question

Learning with 'e's

Are there any questions that you cannot Google? It''s a provocative question I have asked several times to audiences in the last few days. It''s a tough question to answer, as my audiences in Amsterdam and Dublin discovered this week. Try it yourself and see.

Throw Back Thursday Launches in 2015

The Innovative Educator

Happy holidays innovative educators. Since educators across this country and beyond are with their families, I''m keeping today''s post light and letting you know that beginning in 2015, The Innovative Educator blog is launching "Thowback Thursday," which means I will share posts that mattered in the early days of this blog. To launch this, I share the very first post of "The Innovative Educator" blog.

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost. Many students take notes, because the teacher requires it, but many do not know how to take notes effectively. Students also don’t know how to preserve paper notes well. The ink gets smeared, the paper gets tattered, and their isn’t a quick and easy way to categorize or search paper notes.

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.

EdTechGuy - The Most Read Posts this Week

Educational Technology Guy

Happy Holidays - Christmas is a few days away and we are off to see Santa today with my daughter. Above is her picture with Santa last year and a family photo at Christmas. Hopefully everyone gets a chance to relax, recharge and spend some time with family and friends this season.

Happy Blogging! My Top 5 Blog Posts of 2014 and My Favorite 6

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Inspired by Alice Keeler''s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014 ( I HIGHLY recommend you add her to your MVP list!), I decided to create a list too. These posts had the most traffic in 2014: 1. What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online , Oct 25 2.

Sphero

Technology Tidbits

Sphero is a programmable toy/robot/sphere that is being used in schools worldwide. This is a super fun and fantastic learning device that lets students program their Sphero on any mobile device.

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost. Many students take notes, because the teacher requires it, but many do not know how to take notes effectively. Students also don’t know how to preserve paper notes well. The ink gets smeared, the paper gets tattered, and their isn’t a quick and easy way to categorize or search paper notes.

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.

Intel releases App to easily transfer contacts, photos and files to Chromebooks

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks are extremely popular devices, especially in education. Many use ARM processors but more and more are using Intel processors, increasing their computing power (Acer''s C720 was the first Intel powered Chromebook).

Our Third Pop-Up Maker Event at Our Library -- Christmas Gifts and Snowflakes!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our library''s third pop-up Maker event, this time with a Christmas theme, was a HIT! Lauralei and Corin (both in black) taught students how to make loom bands to give as Christmas gifts. Jasmine showed students how to make snowflakes, and Darby cranes.

Mickey's Magical Math World

Technology Tidbits

Mickey''s Magical Math World is a wonderful free iPad app for teaching basic Math concepts to young learners (PreK-KDG). The game is divided up into 5 different worlds that focus on different Math concepts, such as: shapes, counting, addition/subtraction, and more.

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Sorry! I'm In #digitaldetox

Comfortably 2.0

I had originally blogged about my first experience with #digitaldetox a couple of years ago when my family went on vacation to Florida. It was a refreshing experience and I am finding that this holiday season offers another wonderful opportunity to power down, look up and be present to enjoy every moment with my family. Today, @JenBadura and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary.

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EdTech at School

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