Sat.Jan 05, 2013 - Fri.Jan 11, 2013

A Class You'll Be Excited To Take. #ETMOOC

The Web20Classroom

It''s been a few years since I last took a formal "class." My entire Masters degree was done online back in 2009 and 2010 and that wasn''t all that traditional at the time. Now it is almost the norm.

Why I Love @TenMarks Education | Online Math Program for Grades 1-10


Looking for Math Support? - try TenMarks. it''s free - TenMarks is used by 1.5 million students in over 70,000 classrooms in all 50 states! Impressive. I started using TenMarks about a year ago. My husband actually found the site by searching for support for our daughter, Riley.

Making Teachers' Lives Easier

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Jessica Groff, an English teacher here at New Milford High School. In this post she discusses her experience with a cloud-based technology solution called ClassLink.

Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

"Computer science is having a revolutionary impact on scientific research and discovery. Simply put, it is nearly impossible to do scholarly research in any scientific or engineering discipline without an ability to think computationally.

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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.

11 Things I Think I Know We Must Teach

The Playground Advocate

What Matters? I recently wrote a reflective post that I hoped would help me clarify my thinking on what our purpose is for teaching titled "Why are we here?"

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Are You a Disgruntled Educator?


Public Domain Image Used With Permission Earlier this week, a non-educator friend of mine posted this article on 5 Toxic Beliefs That Ruin Careers on Facebook.

Teaching Vocabulary Today?

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

If you really want to dig deeper into vocabulary, try wordling significant text and defining the most frequently used words through multimedia. Learn more about CCSS Shift #6 on EngageNY Do more with ThingLink. common core vocabulary

Dear overbearing phone mom - No thanks!

The Innovative Educator

You may have read the post from an overbearing mom who was trying to control her kid because she purchased a phone for him. The level of contempt this mom shows for her son is disheartening. Fortunately, this mom’s whole desire to impose lessons upon him falls short if he rejects her gift.

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Win an iPad Mini from @MasteryConnect


When I came home from school today I opened my email inbox and was greeted by a fantastic offer that I just couldn''t wait to share.

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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.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. It was published by Routledge in 2008 and is now also available as a Kindle reader version.

Snow Similies

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Here is another interactive graphic to explore Figurative Language. CCSS L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings Simile A simile uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another to suggest they are alike.


Why no school is the best school if you can't afford an independent school

The Innovative Educator

A friend recently asked what school/districts I recommend near New York City. When my boyfriend and I discussed this a few years back I rattled off numerous schools and districts like this one.

Talk Bar Giveaway from @Learning HandsOn


Talk Bar by Learning Resources The Talk Bar from Learning Resources is customizable audio recording device that can be utilized in class rooms to help even the most reluctant speakers open up a bit.

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.

Where AR we now?

Learning with 'e's

This is part 6 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. Technology is great for many things, but perhaps its most useful application is enabling us to do things better, faster, smarter.

Mystery Photos

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A few years ago I used Mystery Photos to kickoff some collaborative discussions among students participating in an online learning project I had the pleasure of facilitating, Regions of the United States. The ideas here are supported by the Common Core and worth revisiting.

Respect: It’s not just for adults anymore

The Innovative Educator

by Amy | Edited version. Original posted on Unschooling NYC on January 7, 2013 Is it respectful to post an iPhone contract of rules regarding the use of a gift given to a child by his parent?

@BiblioNasium: Where a School Library, a Home Library, and a Social Network Connect


Last summer I was introduced to a company called BiblioNasium through my friends at CiteLighter. At the time, BiblioNasium represented themselves as an innovative new free social network that promotes and enhances the independent reading process for elementary school age children.

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.

Techlandia - A New Edtech Podcast


I just found out about a new edtech podcast called Techlandia. It is created by Texas elementary educational technologist Jon Samuelson and Oregon K-8 teacher Alison Anderson , and they are using it as a vehicle to share apps and websites teachers will find useful in teaching and learning as well as recommending folks to follow on Twitter. I discovered Techlandia because Jon let me know he gave me a shoutout in the latest episode. It was a very nice shoutout which put a big smile on my face!

Today - David Risher from on "Books for All"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Public ed is only a right for the compliant

The Innovative Educator

The powerful and wealthy in our country pay to send their children to schools that are not testing f actories, but for those who can't afford this luxury, children are used, abused, chewed up and spit out of the system if they are not compliant. Even if it means they will get hurt or sick.

Candy Construction Set Giveaway from @Learning HandsOn


92 Piece Candy Construction Set by Learning Resources My four year old son Jacob is always building things. He can turn find the most unusual ways to make pieces come together into a something totally new and creative.

EdTech at School

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

Global learning collectives

Learning with 'e's

This is part 7 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. I spent the last two years of my school life at AFCENT* International School, in Brunssum, Holland. There was one word to describe AFCENT School - diversity.

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Top Posts from "The Mobile Native"

The Mobile Native

QR What? Recent Mobile Findings 3. 5 Can''t Miss Mobile Learning Resources 4. Everything Bring Your Own Device! 50 Shades of Mobile 6. So, You Want An App? Mobile Learning Blogroll 8. BYOD "Food for Thought" 9. Case Studies, Videos & AUPs 10. BYOD Toolbox. Apps BYOD Mobile Learning

Internet Search to address Common Core


The Common Core ELA Writing Standard 8 requires students to navigate the Internet for research and evaluate the validity of the sites to support their claims. The introduction to this starts in Kindergarten and progresses each year.

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.

The foresight saga

Learning with 'e's

Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses This is part 8 in the series on the future of learning and technology. At the start of each year everyone it seems, goes into the prediction business. The first week of 2013 saw many articles appearing on what we can expect to see this year.


Is the common core sending children over an educational cliff?

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by TimeOutDad As an aspiring school leader, as an educator, as a parent, I am deeply worried about the education of our children. There’s been a lot of buzz about the Common Core Standards and how they’re supposed to somehow get our children college and/or career ready by raising the standards for all. Sounds great, right? Well, the message that seems to have been sent to the test-makers is, “Let’s make these high-stakes tests harder than ever.”

Google on Apple: Google Catalogs


Continuing this series on Google''s offerings on iOS, here''s an app I know many SLPs will LOVE. Catalogs can provide a great therapy material, as they are visual, descriptive, personally relevant and motivating, and filled with categories!