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Google Announces Android Apps for Chromebooks - Very Nice!!

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday, Google Announced the first 4 Android Apps that are available for Chromebooks. This is really nice. What got me excited was that Evernote was one of the first 4. Evernote is my main work and home tool so this was pretty cool to hear.

100,000 Thank You's

The Web20Classroom

When I made the decision to leave the classroom to pursue my career in Instructional Technology I didn''t know where it would take me or what I would even face.

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Using Creation Apps to Tackle Common Core


By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Kristy Andre @kristyandre2 There seems to be a shudder when we mention the words “Common Core,” yet this is where we are going in education. Common Core often gets paired with iPads, which can lead to additional confusion for teachers.

Build a ThingLink Classroom: Tips & Tricks

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Want to learn how to efficiently manage ThingLink in the classroom? ThingLink EDU is packed full of features to help teachers efficiently manage a safe and secure online learning environment powered by ThingLink interactive images.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How Can I Get my Child to Put Down the iPad?

My Paperless Classroom

The question put to me was "How do you get students to put down an iPad when it is time?" As I searched for an appropriate response to this parent I thought about how much our questions reveal about us. This one revealed more than I was comfortable with.

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5 Innovative Ideas for Students to Give + Get Help As They're #BacktoSchool with @Fiverr

The Innovative Educator

Fiverr is a hot new resource that is catching on like wildfire with innovative educators. But it shouldn’t end there. Back-to-school is a great time to think about what this could mean for your students! If you don’t know, Fiverr is known as, “ The place for people to offer services starting at $5.”

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H&R Block Budget Challenge: Financial literacy and personal finance

Kathy Schrock

[link] As I recently wrote about in a Discovery Educator Network blog post , financial literacy is one of the important literacies for our students to acquire.

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Tech Day One in Kindergarten

My Paperless Classroom

Last year when I started as a K-5 tech teacher I had no idea what tech instruction would look like in Kindergarten. I had some pretty good ideas about 4th and 5th grade, a few bold ideas about 2nd and 3rd grade, but as I focused on younger grades I had no idea what I was doing.

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Welcome to Social Studies: 5 Language-Enhancing Activities Made Possible by Google Earth


As a companion to my column for the ASHA Leader App-Titude series, "Welcome to Science Class," this series explores how technology can serve as a context for teaching "language underpinnings" related to the social studies curriculum.

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

edWeb’s Emerging Tech Hosts 50th Webinar

edWeb’s Emerging Tech community hosts 50th webinar thanks to Follett’s ongoing support.

The H&R Block Budget Challenge–Love this!

Teaching With Soul

Back to school is always an exciting time filled with opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network. So when H&R Block approached me with this great opportunity to share their budget challenge, I jumped at the chance to participate! Personal Finance Education Matters. As a former school principal, the idea of teaching personal finance education is important to me.

Power Up your Knowledge of Crome Extensions with @Techedshow

My Paperless Classroom

A re you learning with Chromebooks this year? Using google Chrome as your go-to browser? I have been a fan of chrome for a while, but until the most recent episode of the TechEducator podcast, I had no idea the wealth of tools available as Chrome Extensions.

Lessons from WDW #10: Engage the Senses

The Playground Advocate

It''s no secret that I tend to view the world and our profession through Mickey-shaped glasses. This is, after all, #10 in a series of posts about how the Disney culture might translate into education.

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.

My most inspirational colleague is a champion for equity

Learning With Lucie

Today''s prompt in the 30 day blog challenge asked us to reflect on our most inspirational colleague. My most inspirational colleague is a lady who walks the walk like no other I’ve seen.

Exploring History via Google Calendars

Inquire and Inspire

When teaching subjects such as History or Social Studies, I''m often faced by a few familiar problems. How do I make the learning experience an engaging one for students? How can students make use of technology in a meaningful and unique way?

A Quick Puppet Making Lesson with @Teachercast

My Paperless Classroom

I know that using puppets as part of daily classroom practice may not be for every teacher, but it works for me. Most days it works better than I believe it ever should, reinforcing my belief that puppets are magic.

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First Days of Kindergarten

Leading with Technology

With the start of a new school comes new students, new expectations and the use of iPad devices with a new set of kiddos. What do we use an iPad for in the first week? We use the app Book Creator to document S.O.P’s

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

My desk drawer? very revealing!

Learning With Lucie

"What''s in my desk drawer and what does it say about me?" Well, today''s prompt from the 30 day blog challenge certainly does reveal a lot about me! My desk follows me wherever I go and happens to be my lap and the space around wherever I squat in my very very mobile life style.

Curiosities, Collections, and Curating: Considering Maker Portfolios

Educator Innovator

This post originally appeared on Project Zero’s Agency by Design blog. If you know where to look around my mother’s house, you can find a carefully curated collection of items that I made throughout my life.

Teaching a Child to Ride a Bike via Lecture

Well done. A great (because it’s simple) explanation of active learning techniques. Filed under: Inspiration, Instructional Strategy. Inspiration Instructional Strategy

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Previous posts in this series are all linked below.

EdTech at School

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

Bloomin Windows

Kathy Schrock

I recently received an HP ElitePad 1000 G2 for review, and decided to put it through its paces as I created a new set of Bloom''s-related applications -- Bloomin'' Windows. HP ELITEPAD 1000 I had not spent a lot of time with a Windows 8.1 Professional slate tablet.


Technology Tidbits

Chronicle is a innovative new iPad that is ideal for classroom management, grading, assessing, note-taking, and so much more. It is a educational tool that educators are using for harnessing their teaching best practice methodologies.

About me (and my bucket list)

Learning With Lucie

The TeachThough 30 day challenge blog post prompt for today was harder than it seemed.

Truth About NC Rep Thom Tillis and Gov Pat McCrory's 'Simple' Math of Teacher Raises

The 21st Century Principal

Most of us have heard the old politician joke that begins with the question, "How can you tell when a politician is lying?" And the answer? Their lips are moving?" While the humor from that joke might have disappeared from that statement after years of use, the truth of that statement is perhaps alive and well in North Carolina. Maybe the word lying isn''t exactly correct, but there sure is a great deal of prevaricating going on.

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.