Sat.Oct 04, 2014 - Fri.Oct 10, 2014

Reading Fluency with Explain Everything

iTeach with iPads

There’s so much more to a book than just the reading. Maurice Sendak. We are 35 days into this school year and several of my students are reading. They are excited when they find words and phrases they know in books and in environmental print.

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Feed Your Student's Brains with @brainfeedapp: The Pandora For Knowledge


Product Review : Brainfeed - click here to visit their site - A recent study by Common Sense Media found that the percent of children with access to a smart mobile device has jumped from half (52%) to three-quarters (75%).

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Pictures of Blended Learning: This is Progress?

The Journal

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Okay, instead of writing a diatribe on blended learning, in this week’s blog we will let four pictures from blended learning classrooms "speak for themselves

Six Keys to a Classroom Makeover

Tom Murray

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with three of the nation’s leaders in classroom design, and founders of the MTV-meets-classroom style resource,Classroom Cribs: elementary school principalBen Gilpin, technology specialistAJ Juliani, and classroom teacher and award winning blogger,Erin Klein. In this Alliance for Excellent EducationProject 24 Leadership Series Webinar, we discuss a number of keys to classroom redesign, the research behind designing a brain-friendly learning

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.

Using Comments in Google Docs to Make Thinking Visible

Inquire and Inspire

Last year, right around the time my students began working in Google Docs, I was learning about the value of making thinking " visible ". "We

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Tackk a ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of the benefits of building a flexible digital toolkit is the ability to weave tools together to fit your teaching and learning needs. If you’re looking for a simple tool to serve as a container for one or more ThingLinks, try Tackk.

Get Google-ly With Google! The Best Google Apps For Google-ly Teachers


What a fabulous day of sharing and learning at the Google Apps for Education Summit in St. Louis. My mind is literally blown!

Poetry Rocks in Google Docs!

Inquire and Inspire

Looking for a quick and meaningful way to help your students write poetry? Google Docs can help, with the integration of two useful add-ons: MindMeister Rhyme Finder The first step of the process involves students brainstorming and organizing ideas for their poems.

Free Images for Your Projects

Learning in Hand

Learning in Hand Show #29 tells you about three websites that are great for finding clipart, photos, symbols, and icons. These sites feature images that you already have permission to use on your website, blog, poster, slideshow, video, animation, etc.,

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.

Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Today I''m excited to be participating in a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course that is free. Today''s MOOC is part of Chris Long''s University of California Irvine''s course, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom.

Data Security for Teachers - Setting Up Chrome Profiles

The Electric Educator

Google Chrome has become the browser of choice for the majority of computers users. Chrome is a great browser.

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The Growth Mindset and Mathematics

Inquire and Inspire

"I ''m not a math person! " how many times have you said that? This is an example that Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University uses when she speaks of the Growth Mindset. How do you know you''re not a math person? Because you didn''t do so well in one subject area?

Stage by stage

Learning with 'e's

This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education.

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.

4 Ways to Celebrate Connected Educator Month

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink is a powerful tool for making connections and we are pleased to announce an exciting lineup of events to celebrate Connected Educator month. The events are designed to grow and strengthen our community of educators through the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Explore this interactive image to learn more about the events. Read more on the ThingLink Blog

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From Hawaii to Scandinavia, Using Google+ Hangouts to Connect Globally

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

What a rich one-hour experience! Our Google Rocks! Hawaii Episode #51 ended up being a discussion of Swedish and Finnish education, cloud services, Google Apps adoption in schools, digital citizenship, and changing identities.

Teach Your Monster to Read

Technology Tidbits

Teache Your Monster to Read is a wonderful new site/app for Game Based Learning that I just found out about from Ozge Karagolu''s amazing blog. Basically, a student creates a monster that they can then use to play educational games involving letters/words working on their phonics and reading skills.

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Free Student Selection Tools

Class Tech Integrate

Finding ways to randomly select students in the classroom is nothing new. I've used everything from numbering systems, spinners, dice, and even a deck of cards to randomly choose students to answer questions in my classrooms. Of course these systems are a great tool to have. They keep students accountable because they never know when they will be called upon, and it helps teachers promote fairness in the classroom.

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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.

Data Security for Teachers: Know Your Data!

The Electric Educator

The first step in protecting your data and privacy is to know what data has been collected and is know about you. Most **good** data companies will give you full access to the data and information they have collected about you; that you are storing with them.

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Connect your Pen and Scanner to Evernote, Save Every Word You Write

My Paperless Classroom

I have my Livescribe connected to my Evernote as well as my mobile scanner. I save everything I need in Evernote all; the time. The Livescribe 3 Smartpen These hardware supports turn Evernote into a completely different type of tool for me.

Story Bug

Technology Tidbits

Story Bug is a wonderful free iOS app that students can use to collaboratively read along a children''s story at the same time w/ another person on a different device combining reading & video chat. These stories cover a wide range of educational topics and are for ages up to 6 yrs old.

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Watch-Worthy Google Classroom Tutorial on Google Rocks! Hawaii

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

We celebrated our 50th episode of Google Rocks! Hawaii last week with Google headbands! So much fun! We also did some serious learning about Google Classroom. Regular panelist and authorized Google Education Trainer +Michael Fricano II gave us a concise and clear overview of Google Classroom.

EdTech at School

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

6 SMART Tips for Effective Professional Development

The Innovative Educator

This summer my department partnered with technology companies (such as PBS Learning, Google, and SMART Technologies) that provide resources used and loved by NYCDOE teachers to provide an innovative professional learning experience.

Where Would a Robot Fit in my Curriculum?

My Paperless Classroom

I will admit that when I see something interesting like a robot, a puppet, or a quadricopter, I begin to wonder “How could I use that as a teaching tool?” I daydream about the learning experiences I could construct around a specific device/ toy/ or idea.


Technology Tidbits

Solvy looks to be a real interesting site to keep an eye on when it debuts. It is designed to help educators and students solve real world Math problems. For example, if a student wanted to be an architect or see how things were built, this would be a great tool. – a friend of Connected Educator Month

Friends of Connected Educator Month are the people and organizations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the cause of connected education and contribute something valuable to Connected Educator Month.

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.

A FOTE opportunity

Learning with 'e's

I greatly enjoyed attending the Future of Technology in Education (FOTE) conference at London University''s Senate Building last week.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Forward this post to friends and colleagues.) Tomorrow, October 7th, our second annual “Connected Librarian Day” preconference kicks off at 3:30pm US-Eastern Daylight Time, led by Britten Follett, Joyce Valenza, Ross Todd, and Shannon Miller. Don’t miss eight great sessions, all free, all listed below, and with lots more detail at [link].


Technology Tidbits

Ozobot is a new robotic toy that is ideal for STEM and can be programmed. Ideally, it will dray comparisons to the Sphero but is different enough that any school LRC or Science teacher can whip this out for some cool educational demonstrations!!!