2011

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.

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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Seven reasons teachers should blog

Learning with 'e's

I have written extensively on what makes a good blogpost and why it is so powerful. F rom personal experience blogging is one of the most beneficial professional development activities I have ever engaged with. I learn more from blogging than I do from almost any other activity I participate in.

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Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education and Emmy Award Winning Director, Allyson Rockwell, the Mason-Lake and Oceana ISDs are working on a documentary film chronicling the success in the pilot kindergarten and second grade iPad classrooms in Ludington, Michigan.

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.

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3 Problems with Chromebooks

The Electric Educator

Google''s Chromebooks have some great features: Near-instant start-up time. Great battery life (8+ hours) Cloud-based storage that eliminates the needs for data backups. Seamless integration of Google''s web tools.

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.

If You Could Only Follow 5 Education Twitter Accounts.

EdTechSandyK

In February 2012, I will be presenting a workshop on Twitter for Professional Learning at the Texas Computer Education Association convention. As part of the workshop, I want to be able to recommend high quality Twitter accounts for the participants in the workshop to follow.

Build Vocabulary Cards with Google Presentation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

There is a wealth of research to suggest that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of student academic achievement across all curriculum areas. Experts agree that vocabulary development is an attainable goal.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds.

Dear Kleinspiration Friends,

Kleinspiration

Dear Kleinspiration Friends, The Parent''s Magazine Blog Contest is still going on, and I could really use your support for this site. If you could please take a moment and vote to support Kleinspiration, that would be wonderful!! By Best Mom Tech Blog Each vote truly does count. Thank you all very much!! Please click here to vote for Kleinspiration. Additionally, TBA is up for the award for Best All-Around Blog. Please click here to vote for TBA. Love and Hugs, Erin Klein.

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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.

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.

Live Interview Thursday October 20th - Mark Surman from Mozilla on Open Badges

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, October 20th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Mark Surman , executive director of the Mozilla Foundation.

Top 10 Signs Your School Is Caught in a Time Warp: List for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

Ian Jukes, Ted McCain, and Lee Crockett write in their book Understanding the Digital Generation , "Schools have not recognized the changes that have occurred in the world around them and have continued to teach as if it were 1980." In the spirit of David Letterman, here''s my "Top 10 Signs Your Schools Caught in a Time Warp." A list for school administrators. Your school policies work harder to keep web content out rather than bring web content in the school.

QR Code Quest: a Library Scavenger Hunt

The Daring Librarian

( UPDATE : This is the original post about this mobile media digital discovery lesson but I''ve also updated it recently in Part Deux ! check it out! :-) I remixed this awesome scavenger hunt originally created by Joyce Valenza and added a QR Code Twist!

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." Up until this past year the rule of thumb was that students could bring their phones to my school, but they could not be on, seen, or heard.

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.

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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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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.

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.

If you're a K-2 Teacher. ESGI is for YOU!

Kleinspiration

I''ve been working with Greg, founder and developer of ESGI, Educational Software for Guiding Instruction. He''s created an amazing tool for K-2 reading teachers. even parents are welcome to use this tool! Right now, if you''re a reader of Teaching Blog Addict , Greg is offering a FREE full year subscription to three people. Click Here to connect to Teaching Blog Addict and read about how to enter. Regardless, you can always click here and try ESGI out for Free for 60 days.

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 ?

I think, therefore I blog

Learning with 'e's

There seems to be a growing divide between teachers who share their content, and teachers who don't. In a recent blog post, I gave seven reasons why teachers should blog.

Live Tuesday Sept. 27th with Cecilia d'Oliveira from MIT's OpenCourseWare

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, September 27th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Cecilia d’Oliveira, Executive Director, OpenCourseWare (OCW) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

My Top 8 Google Apps for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

This post actually started out as a post of my favorite Web 2.0 applications, but once I started examining my list of Google Apps, I knew I could devote one entire post to those apps alone.

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10 Super Geeky Tips for the New Year

The Daring Librarian

I''m usually not one for new year''s resolutions. If I decide to do something the calendar doesn''t matter & I''ve blown too many good resolutions to believe an arbitrary day will make a diff. BUT.there are a few things that are easily done & feels great for a SUPER GEEKY SAFE.errm Aware! New Year. There is no *safe* on the Interwebs, only Aware!) click above for a larger size or download PDF it here ) 1. Change your passwords. Yes, ALL of them.

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Chrome Extensions for Educators

A Principal's Reflections

As a result of being off the entire week for spring break I have had the opportunity to explore the many extensions available for Google Chrome.

Challenging Educational Technology

The Electric Educator

I''m a big supporter of educational technology. This blog is primarily dedicated to sharing tips, tricks, and ideas on how to successfully use technology to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and mastery of learning objectives.

An exciting week in Mac vocabulary

SpeechTechie

Apple is having its annual developers'' conference this week, and this always brings about some exciting announcements.

Please Share Your Favorite Web Search Tools, Techniques, or Lessons

EdTechSandyK

Search Engine Roundtable Wordle used under a Creative Commons License courtesy of Flikr user toprankonlinemarketing. I am putting together a three hour staff development session for K-12 teachers entitled Google Search and Beyond.

Use Google Docs to Facilitate a Digital Writer's Workshop

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

As a longtime user of Google Docs, I am very excited that all students in our schools have been given their own Google Apps accounts because I recognize the tremendous potential that comes along with using these online digital tools. One of the things I''m most excited about is using Google Docs to facilitate the writing process.

SMART Table Interactive Games

Kleinspiration

SMART Technologies has great activities using the SMART Table Many of us use some sort of IWB, interactive white board, in our classroom. I''ve been fascinated with what the SMART Table can do for younger children.

Twitter In Schools-A Getting Started Guide

The Web20Classroom

The end of the school year is upon us however many are looking forward to next year. You may be thinking what can you do differently next year? How can you stand out above the crowd? How can your school become a larger part of the school community? While Twitter is beginning to catch on with many educators, schools are lagging in their adoption of the platform. But let''s think about it.