Sat.Sep 06, 2014 - Fri.Sep 12, 2014

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.

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.

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.

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Smile! Selfies-Usies & More!- Digital Photos in The Classroom


We have certainly come a long way from using traditional cameras in the classroom. We no longer have to wait for photos to be developed, or even to sync a camera with a computer. We now have instant ways to share photos easily!

10 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? This is a question that I frequently think about and a term that gets tossed around in education. It''s a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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Presently Perfect! 10 Powerful Presentation Tools for Educators


Don''t make your audience victims of death by PowerPoint any longer. Take a look at these highly effective and recommended alternatives to using Powerpoint for creating presentations. Ready to try something different? In no particular order, here they go.

edWeb’s Emerging Tech Hosts 50th Webinar

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

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.

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.


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.

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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About me (and my bucket list)

Learning With Lucie

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

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.

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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Technology Tidbits

iCivics is a fantastic site for learning about Civics through Game Based Learning. Best of all, iCivics has an educational portal that allows educators to create and manage student accounts.

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.

Shocking behaviour

Learning with 'e's

This is number 29 in my series on learning theories. I''m 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.

Teachers Get Your Tech On with PBS Learning Media

The Innovative Educator

As innovative educators settle into the new school year, it's not just new students they see. There's also a new crop of devices, apps, and games about which students are excited. That excitement shouldn't end in the classroom.

Book Builder

Technology Tidbits

Book Builder is a nice free iOS app for Reading. This app acts like a Choose Your Own Adventure style book where a picture book is read and then the user gets to decide between two different paths to take.

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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The Rise of Online Professional Development!

This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education. This was a paid online event which used Google Hangouts on Air to host live and recorded keynotes and presentations.

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.

12 ways to kill motivation in your classroom.


Rick Wormeli writes a very good article in the September 2014 issue of Educational Leadership by ASCD. At the conclusion, he lists the top 12 ways we can demotivate our learners. Since it’s the start of the school year, I think it’s a great time to make sure we’re doing our best to help our kids and avoid these behaviors. Being told how important today’s lesson will be in high school and beyond. Instead, help kids live this one week of their lives powerfully.).

Twelve a Dozen

Technology Tidbits

Twelve a Dozen is one of the most beautiful iPad apps around I''ve seen for Game Based Learning.

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.