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

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.

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.

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

Kleinspiration

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.

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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.

Are You a Disgruntled Educator?

EdTechSandyK

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.

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Create a Graph via @EdNCES to save or print!

Kleinspiration

A fun way to create a graph in your class. I recently ran across this resource on Pinterest. I attempt to try out many of the Pins before I share them out with others. After trying this site out, I thought it was blog worthy as well. NCES runs the site Kids'' Zone.

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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

Bring Your Ed Tech Career Opportunities to Life

CUE

By CUE Member and guest blogger Bill Selak Do you remember that credential class when you had to create a blog?

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.

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.

Win an iPad Mini from @MasteryConnect

Kleinspiration

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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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.

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Techlandia - A New Edtech Podcast

EdTechSandyK

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!

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?

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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.

Talk Bar Giveaway from @Learning HandsOn

Kleinspiration

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.

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.

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?"

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.

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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.

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

Kleinspiration

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.

On GettingSmart.com today

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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

Make your Race to Nowhere movie!

The Innovative Educator

Vicki Abeles, producer of the film Race to Nowhere is asking for innovative educators to take a minute or two to tell your story in front of a camera. Please share what actions -- big or small -- you, your family, or your school taken to break out of the “ Race to Nowhere."

The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

Candy Construction Set Giveaway from @Learning HandsOn

Kleinspiration

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.

Google on Apple: Google Catalogs

SpeechTechie

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!

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.

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.”

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.