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

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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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."

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.

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.

Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

When I opened up my Google Drive this morning to create a form I was pleasantly surprised to find that Google Form Add-Ons have arrived! I scanned the list of available options and found one titled Forms Notifications.

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More Trending

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Testing and Accountability: More Oppressive and Destructive Than Ever!

The 21st Century Principal

"You can prep kids for a standardized test, get a bump in scores, yet not be providing a very good education." Mike Rose, "The Mismeasure of Teaching and Learning: How Contemporary School Reform Fails the Test" It should not be a surprise at all to politicians, policymakers, and educators that the cry and backlash against testing and accountability is growing.

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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.

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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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.

"What is the Mindset of a Maker Educator?" Resources Mentioned in Edcamp Online

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Great conversation today @stangea @jackiegerstein @rhondahergott @kristincharr @mauilibrarian2 @kathyrichov Thanks! Here to help. Lisa Goochee (@blubirding) October 25, 2014 Participated in my second annual EdCamp Online this morning and I learned so much! The best part? Meeting some new people with common interests. I joined the Maker Educator group mainly to soak in ideas, since we are just starting our own drop-in Makerspace program in my library.

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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My Weather Book Pro Letter Tracing & Coloring Book

Technology Tidbits

My Weather Book Pro is a fun educational iOS app that kids can use for word/letter recognition by tracing words and coloring pictures. This is done in a easy to use interface where parents can select which style (i.e.

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).


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.

Senior Anna Ezzy Does a Reprise of her TEDxYouth Talk on the Orangutan

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Anna Ezzy presented her TEDxYouthSeaburyHall talk: Orangutan - Person of the Forest to two Hawaiian Studies Room-fuls of teachers and students. What a treat! Post by TEDxYouthSeaburyHall. Middle School presentation Anna''s passion for this endangered animal is so inspiring!

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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.


Technology Tidbits

Biteslide is easily one of my favorite Web 2.0 sites for creating dynamic presentations (known as slide books) in a safe environment. Biteslide is a fantastic site for creating presentations that can contain all types of media, such as: video, images, text, links and more.

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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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EdTech at School

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

How to Schedule Appointments with Google Forms Add-On Choice Eliminator, A Tutorial by Sean Junkins

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Love my #GTANY * PLN! Sean Junkins just created an easy-to-understand 5 minute tutorial: "Scheduling Appointments with Google Forms" using the Add-on Choice Eliminator. I''ll be recommending this super-simple way to schedule appointments to our administrative support staff!

#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.

Yogome Math Games

Technology Tidbits

To celebrate Yogome''s 2 year anniversary they are listing all their wonderful iOS/Android Math games/apps for free. Yogome is one of my favorite companies for making fun beautiful looking iOS/Android apps starring their famous characters Yogotars.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 29th, 2014 Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission. -

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.

Mobilize for Productivity [Infographic]

Learning in Hand

Nowadays many of us carry smartphones and tablets, keep a digital calendar, and work from multiple computers. Chances are you feel like a slave to email, having perhaps hundreds of messages in your inbox.

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.


Technology Tidbits

PICME is a nice free iPad app where kids "star" in their very own digital story. The way this works is by using the camera of the iPad snapping a pic of your kid, cropping it, and then dragging it onto the main stories character.

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