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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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

edWeb’s Emerging Tech Hosts 50th Webinar

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Online Consortia: Course Sharing (Part of a Series)

The logic of building collaborations is infallible: joining forces can potentially bring down costs, reduce risk, stimulate innovation, ward off competition and more. But there are more a few failed efforts to ward off any naive assumptions that academic collaborations -- particularly those that concern shared courses -- are fool proof. There are more than 50 consortia in North America and almost as many types of consortia. There are right ways to do it, and wrong ways.

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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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.

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.

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?

Taking Course Design Seriously (Finally)

When I first entered the field of online education back in 1997, the first 56.6 kps modems were appearing in homes. Most institutions had no more than a handful of online courses. Universities treated educators with an interest in “distance education” with either suspicion or indifference.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

The hottest posts everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment. Entry Pageviews It''s #SoMe - Great #BacktoSchool Activity for Digi. Aug 20, 2014, 2409 When tech teaches, what do teachers do?

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.

EdTech at School

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