Sat.Oct 25, 2014 - Fri.Oct 31, 2014

Experiential Learning: Is there really a question about this?

User Generated Education

The things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle. Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results. John Dewey.

Being Mobile: The Holy Grail of Educational Technology Is Within Sight

The Journal

In this week’s blog, we reflect on our 2010 prediction: By 2015 "every student in every grade in every school in the U.S. will be a using a mobile computing device, 24/7."

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The Story of Greatguy7

A Principal's Reflections

As I work to constantly improve my keynote on Digital Leadership, I am always looking for ideas to strengthen the reasons why leaders need to change while updating the specific ways to illustrate how it can be done.

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What is the Future Ready Effort?

Tom Murray

Future Ready Schools is a bold new initiative, led by the Alliance for Excellent Education, supported by the US Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation. The vision of this new initiative is for district leaders to develop and implement a sustainable, forward thinking roadmap for effective digital learning transformation

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.

Sphero Giveaway _We Have A Winner!

My Paperless Classroom

We have a Winner!!!!! We are excited to announce Tim Jones has won the 10 pack of Spheros. I encourage you to follow Tim, and see how he puts these robots to use with his 4th graders. a 10 robot kind of guy Thank you @SamPatue @SpheroEdu for the 10 Spheros!

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Tech Trek UCI: Just for Girls


Written by CUE Member and Guest Blogger Debra White Is there a girl in your 7th grade math or science class this year that has a tremendous passion and aptitude for your subject? AAUW Tech Trek is looking for that girl and you, CUE members, can help AAUW find her.

What is the Future Ready Initiative?

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Schools Initiative is a bold new initiative, led by theAlliance for Excellent Education, supported by theUS Department of Education, and in partnership with the LEAD Commission and a vast coalition of organizations, working to support school district superintendents and their leadership teams on district-wide transformation. The vision of this new initiative is for district leaders to develop and implement a sustainable, forward thinking roadmap for effective digital learning

Are you Making Enough?

My Paperless Classroom

Work is a constant sense of business. There is too much to do. Once again the truth of it is freeing. There is too much to do, therefore it cannot all get done. We do our best every day and try to make good choices, and apologize when we get it wrong.

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Should education socialize?

Ed Tech Now

Current models of ed-tech are based on theories of progressive education which are in turn based on a false understanding of what learning involves. I wrote the following piece as an assignment during my PGCE, which I completed in 1990 at the … Continue reading → Academic research Fallacies A V Kelly Aims of Education child-centered theory Emile Durkheim R S Peters

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.

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper


Video & Transcript Video Transcript: The Flipped Class: Rethinking Space and Time. . Jon: The Flipped class requires us to fundamentally rethink two important aspects of education, space and time. Aaron: So let's talk a little bit about space.

Replacing Skills

The Thinking Stick

I haven’t been blogging here much as my time has been spent working with teachers in their schools, Learning2 and COETAIL …which I love! Replace is my new word of choice when talking about the skills of technology. . I have done the word dance on this blog.

STEM Learning with Sphero: Mean, Median, Mode

My Paperless Classroom

Fourth grade is a very practical year for tech integration goals. We get email addresses for the first time. The teachers expect wall final draft work to be word processed and printed (more on that later).


Toca Boo!


I''m taking a brief break here from talking about calming/regulating apps to discuss the power of a little scare. Toca Boca, a studio I have long been a fan of, just released Toca Boo ($2.99), a great app to grab and have some language-based fun this pre-Halloween week.

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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.

Thinking About Flipping Your Classroom? Check out These Simple Ways To Get Started


The Flipped Classroom is a fairly new strategy that flips traditional classroom teaching to offer a more student centered approach.

Digital Citizenship Course for Educators

The Thinking Stick

Just a quick announcement that our third Eduro Learning Online Professional Development course will begin soon. We’re really excited about this one as it is one of those things we talk about teaching but A) Never get training on and B) Don’t really make it a priority.

Create a Dialog in Scratch JR

My Paperless Classroom

This video is the second in a series getting you started in Scratch JR. In this video we show how to use the send and receive message commands to create a dialogue. Dialogues are great ways for students to explore things they are learning in their content area lessons. Programming

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#ECET2NOLA Starting

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I can''t stop thinking about the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching & Teachers conference that I attended last weekend. I keep thinking about the notions of leadership and being a change agent as I reflect on how I got to attend such an inspiring event. I''d like to say it started on the plane on the way to New Orleans and #ECET2NOLA, but it started before that. It started before we were at the gate waiting to board the plane. It started before the invitation to #ECET2NOLA.

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.

Going #BYOD ? Educators Share Ideas on Using Devices for Learning

The Innovative Educator

If you''re in a school where students have access to technology they have amazing learning tools at their fingertips. While equity and access is wonderful for students, teachers must know how to harness the power of these devices. If they don''t, these tools of engagement can turn into weapons of mass distraction. Check out the slides below for some ideas. Have ideas of your own? Please visit the presentation at [link] and fllow the directions for sharing. Cell phones in Education




Collaboration is important at any age. We should empower our students to be explorers, and engage and be a part of their own learning. A 4th grade classroom paired with a kindergarten class to have buddy time, get to know each other, and learn a new tool. BUDDY TIME WITH EDUCREATIONS

Learning about Loops in Scratch JR

My Paperless Classroom

This is an "into" video for my first grade students. I play this video at the beginning of class to get us thinking about loops. We have worked with Scratch Jr before, so I don''t have to go over every part of it. I just focus on loops and showing them how to build one.

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In the Teacher's Lounge: Using Edmodo to Teach Digital Literacy

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I had the pleasure on Tuesday last week to give a webinar on how I use Edmodo to teach my students digital literacy skills and help prepare them for digital assessments. My students piloted the PARCC last Spring and it became clear that knowing how to effectively navigate through a website will impact student scores on the Common Core assessment.

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.

Learning by Making: Agency by Design and the Rise of Maker-Centered Education

Educator Innovator

This post originally appeared at Usable Knowledge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Digital Footprint - Advice from the Experts at Tech Forum NY #TLTF14

The Innovative Educator

If students want to run for office, run a business, or change how things are run where they live, work, or play, they need to be savvy users of social media. This starts with having a positive online reputation. I had the opportunity at Tech Forum New York to speak with four Innovative educators (see below for faces and end of article for names) from elementary, middle, and high school as well as a district administrator about how to best prepare students. Below is their advice.

Epson ELPDC12 Document Camera Review

My Paperless Classroom

Document cameras save lives. Ok, this might be an overstatement, but when I think about the tech my teachers used when I was in school to to show a book to the whole class, it rings true.

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Can Your Students QWERTY?

Inquire and Inspire

Walking around my grade 8 classroom, I see just about all my students typing away on their cell phones. Their speed is remarkable and I wish I could text as fast as they could. Then, as they pull out their laptops, most of them slow to a crawl.

EdTech at School

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