2011

Quick List Of iPad Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

One question that comes into my inbox or on Twitter a lot lately is one dealing with iPads. Many schools and classrooms all over are investing in these devices and educators want to know how to use them effectively, apps to consider and more.

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Breaking News: Today - Educreations Launches New iPad App and Turns Your iPad Into an Interactive Whiteboard

Kleinspiration

Available for the first time ever today, the new iPad app from Educreations will transform teaching. Using this app will turn your iPad into an interactive whiteboard, and allow you to plan, create, and share lessons in far less time than before.

Managing For Success

A Principal's Reflections

The other day one of my veteran teachers came to my office to tell me that she had decided to retire.

Taking organizing and planning lessons from Ben Franklin - great tips for educators too

Educational Technology Guy

I recently saw Ben Franklin’s daily schedule and planner on Larry Ferlazzo’s website (which is an awesome resource for educators).

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.

Governor Perry Is Wrong About Texas Teacher Layoffs & Public School Staffing Ratios

EdTechSandyK

Official Photo of Texas Governor Rick Perry from governor.state.tx.us/about/ about/ Yesterday, I listened to a radio interview Texas Governor Rick Perry did with KRLD 1080 AM radio in Dallas via Scott Braddock''s website.

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The Blooming Orange

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I''ve always been interested in new ways to view and think about Bloom''s Taxonomy and the folks at Learning Today have created a poster worth sharing.

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

The Playground Advocate

Photo by @matylda 1:1 computing is one way to open a lot of playground doors for kids. Obviously, though, we want our playgrounds to be safe and enriching, not scary and dangerous. The key to nurturing the former over the latter is management.

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Google Moderator in the Classroom

The Electric Educator

Aaron Hammers uses Google Moderator in his 10th Grade Bible class each week. Google Moderator is a simple crowd-sourcing tool that makes it possible to better understand the thoughts, idea, questions, or motivations of a group, crowd, or audience.

QR What?

The Mobile Native

QR codes, also known as Quick Response codes, are starting to pop up everywhere, and now they are finding their way into classrooms. Here are some QR code resources and links.

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.

A convenient untruth

Learning with 'e's

What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? Some would say lack of time. Others would say unsupportive leadership, or the dreaded government inspection. Rigid curriculum, lack of resources and bad student behaviour may also be high on the list for many educators.

Taking Care Of Your Digital Self

The Web20Classroom

One of the areas of focus for me in my district this year is teaching teachers and students how to take control of their digital identity and turn it into something positive and something they can be proud of.

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45 apps in 45 minutes by iPadSammy

Kleinspiration

45 Apps in 45 Minutes by iPadSammy I recently ran across this great resource, 45 Apps in 45 Minutes , and wanted to share it with our readers. While I have many of these great Apps already, I always get excited when I find a few that are new to me and would be great for use within my classroom.

Simply Ridiculous

A Principal's Reflections

I don''t know about all of you, but I am really getting tired about the relentless attacks on teachers as states grapple with their budgets. Are they kidding me? Really, educators and other state workers are to blame for out of control costs and spending?

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.

Google Good to Know - online safety and data info

Educational Technology Guy

Google Good to Know is another great resource from Google. Good to Know has information and tips for internet safety, how your data is collected and used online, how Google uses data, and how to manage your data and what you share with web sites and Google.

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Finding Hidden Talent in the New School Year

EdTechSandyK

Summer break is over and schools are starting up again in the U.S. over the next few weeks. As you contemplate the upcoming school year, I want to issue you a challenge. But first, sit back and watch the video I have linked below. Watch it from start to end (six minutes isn''t a lot to ask).

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Just How Bad Is the Budget Situation in North Carolina? Video by NC High Students

The 21st Century Principal

I think this video says about all that can be said about both our budget crisis in North Carolina, and the approach our political establishment is taking with budget cuts. This video was created by Career Technical Education students in a multimedia class.

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Cool Tools for Teaching Vocabulary

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I spent the first part of my summer working with teachers to help them learn to use technology as a tool for differentiating reading instruction to help all learners succeed. During that time we experimented with many different tools for teaching vocabulary.

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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.

Suppose What I Teach Isn't What's Important

The Playground Advocate

I just came across an exceptional TEDx talk from John Bennett: What I like about this TED talk is that Mr. Bennett has the courage to answer the critical question, "When am I ever going to need this?" honestly.

Crowdsourcing Knowledge with Students

Nik Peachey

Over the last few weeks I have been playing with a very simple brainstorming and voting website called tricider.

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Thursday, June 9th - Live with Troy Hicks on Digital Writing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, June 9th, for a live and interactive Future of Education with Troy Hicks, co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments and author of The Digital Writing Workshop.

A head teacher writes.

Learning with 'e's

We have had pencils in our school now for some time, and we were one of the first to adopt them, but it has been an uphill struggle. There aren't enough to go around, and often several of the children have to crowd around to use the pencils at the same time. But we are better off than many schools.

EdTech at School

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

Why Diigo Rocks!

The Web20Classroom

Recently, I was asked why do I use Diigo for my social bookmarking tool. The more I thought about it the more I needed to write about all the great features Diigo is not just for regular ol'' users but has some great features for educators too. First, what the heck is Social Bookmarking ?

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JiT2U: A Guide to Web 2.0 for your Class!

Kleinspiration

I often get excited about great new websites; however, JiT2U has me really excited! Many people contact me to write a review of their site, and I love to help out. When Mohamed Amin asked for me to check his site out, I was overwhelmed with the potential of this amazing tool.

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The Flipped Classroom Explained

A Principal's Reflections

There has been a great deal of information lately on the World Wide Web and in the media on the flipped classroom approach. I still get the sense that many educators are unsure of what this actually means and entails.

WebQuest 2.0 Using Google Sites

The Electric Educator

When I was a pre-service teacher at Spring Arbor University, one of the projects I had to complete in my educational technology class was a webquest. At the time it was pretty complicated and challenging to create this type of a project.

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.

Testimony in Favor of Texas SB 6 Instructional Materials Allotment

EdTechSandyK

Today I gave testimony in favor of the passage of Texas SB 6 , which institutes an Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) in lieu of the textbook allotment and the former Technology Allotment.

What Do Servant School Leaders Do?

The 21st Century Principal

According to Ken Blanchard, what keeps people from becoming servant leaders is ego. Our ego gets in the way two ways, he says. The first way is false pride.

Manage Google Docs with an Assignment Tracker

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

One of the challenges of rolling out Google Docs for all students at our school is in managing all those docs students are turning in. Teachers are experiencing the frustration of cluttered In Boxes taken over by individual messages from students sharing their assignments.