4 Steps for Getting Started with Student Digital Portfolios

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Not sure how to get started with ePortfolios for your students? Here’s what you need to know. Even before the concept of student portfolios was formalized, teachers collected and shared student work. They used writing folders during conferences or displayed science projects for open house. As the digital era has taken hold, portfolios have become […]

Geeking Out: Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks – The Daily Beast

Photo Credit Michele Sibiloni/AP from http://www.thedailybeast.com

Young women are learning to program computers far from Silicon Valley, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mosque or the sprawling, congested taxi park in the distance, it would be hard to tell that Outbox, a technology incubator and accelerator, is in a […]

Flat Connections and Global Educators  – Sandbox Negotiations

Photo Credit: Dorothy from Sandbox Negotiations.

Thanks to Julie Lindsay and my Flat Connections colleagues across the country and globe, I am now a certified Global Educator. I joined the Flat Connections Global Educator course because I wanted to find a space where I could grow past my own understandings of how we learn and form a network of innovative educators […]

8 Ways To Unlock The Power Of Your Interactive Whiteboard – Edudemic

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By Katie Lepi on December 5, 2013 Interactive whiteboards are a great classroom tool. Many teachers use them to project and capture images – basically as a high tech, connected chalkboard. While definitely useful in these ways, the handy infographic below describes using your interactive white board that way as letting it go ‘underused’. So how do you ensure […]

Why Teachers Must Have a Digital Footprint

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It’s so funny. Looking for other blog posts about how teachers need a digital footprint uncovers almost nothing. But, it’s true– It is no longer an option. Teachers must have a digital footprint. Why? Here are a few reasons: 1. To Get a Job Principals and Heads of Schools want more than a resume these […]

Online Education Poised to Transform the World!

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MOOCs to be as transformative as ‘BOOCs’ By Rik Myslewski in Mountain View Ethernet Summit During an interview at the Ethernet Innovation Summit in Mountain View, California, Ethernet inventor Robert Metcalfe was asked what surprises were on the horizon due to the ever more pervasive advance of the internet. “The most exciting surprise, I think, is going […]

21st Century Teacher

Originally Posted on April 28, 2013 by LearnWithGrace “To iPad or not to iPad is a hefty question these days.” I laughed when I came across this statement in article I read the other day, but its words ring true. As technology continues to improve, educators find themselves questioning how they might incorporate various tools […]

Lessons from Superhero Movies: Teachers’ Edition | Michael K. Milton ~ @42ThinkDeep

As the recent surge of superhero films is showing no signs of stopping, I felt that now was probably a good time to share lessons that I have gleaned from the current batch of superhero movies and apply them to the teaching realm. The Dark Knight Trilogy 1. Always have tools in your utility belt. […]

The intelligent textbook that helps students learn

Want to know more about your subject? Type in your own question and artificially intelligent software will construct a new page to answer your query SITTING down with the Inquire system is, at first, a lot like trying to cosy up to an intimidatingly dense biology textbook. Sure, its presentation on the iPad is slick, […]

Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

I had never been to an “unconference” before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: “Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board. Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put […]

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