Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Parents push for open education when their children are in need | opensource.com

We need to think different about students that struggle in traditional classrooms. They may not fit our idea of what and how a student should learn. This article from Opensource.com talks about Thomas Edison one of the great minds as a child was thought of as a slow learner and not able to learn. We know now that he just thought different then most people. In a book wrote by Thom Hartmann called, "The Edison Gene" he says, "that people like Thomas Edison may hold immense value to human evolution and possibly the key to survival of the human species due to their open mind and creativity, despite symptoms or a diagnosis of ADHD. Instinctively Nancy Edison knew that her son had tremendous potential and that his creativity and inventions had immense value. She encouraged her son to learn by doing. And she never considered her son's hearing impairment to be a barrier either."


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Parents push for open education when their children are in need | opensource.com

Monday, October 29, 2012

Edmodo passes blackboard and has almost caught up to Moodle

Here is a listing of the top 20 most popular LMS system with Edmodo moving up the list quickly. Blackboard was the system of choice till Moodle showed up.


Making Teacher Evaluations Meaningful: Charlotte Danielson

Using Evernote on iPad to do Teacher Evaluations

Google Forms for walkthroughs - Using the iPad

GoObserve iPad Demo

John Kotter's Leading Bold Change (Our Iceberg Is Melting)

John P. Kotter, Our Iceberg Is Melting

More videos from LeadWithLove (playlist)

Manager vs. Leader

Leaders vs. Managers

Managing Negative Responses to Change

Organizational Change Management

This video illustrates how to manage change within your organization in this rapidly changing economy. Organizational Change, Performance management, metrics, slas, organizational alignment, methodology, business objectives, planning, strategy, Swot analysis, employee performance, key processes, standardization, risks, KPIs, data quality, quality management, reporting, project, decision making, customer satisfaction, business intelligence, scorecard, dashboard, best practices http://www.lifecycle-performance-pros.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

Credit Recovery Solutions

Server Consolidation Successes with VMware

Quote ~ Alvin Toffler

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ” Alvin Toffler

What is a browser?

A Google a Day in the classroom

Avoid Common RTI Mistakes #5

Can I take home this book?

STAR Enterprise

Andrew Carnegie - Top 10 Quotes

The Secret Powers of Time

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Android App schoology

WebQuest Pitfalls

Dr. Bernie Dodge, professor of Educational Technology (http://coe.sdsu.edu/edtec/) at San Diego State University, describes what makes for a good WebQuest, and how to avoid common pitfalls. A must see for any teacher or instructor designing and building WebQuests for their students.

What is a WebQuest?

Dr. Bernie Dodge, professor of Educational Technology (http://coe.sdsu.edu/edtec/) at San Diego State University, describes how he invented the WebQuest, why they're so useful for students and teachers, what a WebQuest is and isn't, and how to go about creating your own WebQuest.

More videos from jenserz1 (playlist)

Classroom Blogging

Prezi In The Classroom

Take a tour of Thinkfinity!

What's Thinkfinity.org? It's your go-to site for thousands of premium lesson plans, interactives, videos, a new Community site and Professional Development from education's experts.
And yes, Thinkfinity.org covers all the core subject areas.
And yes, it's all free...
Students, teachers, library media specialists, parents, afterschool program
providers, homeschoolers and anyone interested in teaching and learning can
tap the learning power of this growing collection of standards-based resources.

The Future of Learning

Learning has been transformed as the hyperconnected world is now able to be integrated with teaching. The Nortel LearniT Lesson Plan Builder empowers educators with the tools to create, modify and use to maximum impact, technology infused project based learning. NOTE: To download a high-resolution version of this video, please visit: www.NortelLearniT.org/news

Welcome to Share My Lesson

Share My Lesson: By Teachers, For Teachers

Developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson is a free platform that provides high-quality teaching resources and an online community where teachers can collaborate with each other. To learn more visit http://www.sharemylesson.com

Sal on AirTalk talking about his new book

Sal talks with Larry Mantle about The One World School House (http://www.amazon.com/The-One-World-Schoolhouse-Reimagined/dp/1455508381)

EdCamp Bluewater

EdCamp Bluewater will be a free educational "unconference" aimed at educators and administrators and designed to facilitate a participant-driven professional development focused on innovation in education. EdCamps worldwide are organized around the principles set forth by the EdCamp Foundation and seek to actively engage all participants in their professional growth and learning. At EdCamp Bluewater there will be both time for attendees to gather organically to share ideas as well as opportunities to attend a variety of conversations hosted by their colleagues. More information is available at http://edcampbluewater.weebly.com. EdCamp Bluewater is scheduled for Saturday, November 17, 2012 the St. Clair County Technical Education Center (TEC) located at 499 Range Road, Marysville, MI 48040. Key sponsors include St. Clair County RESA (REMC 18 North) and St. Clair County Technical Education Center (TEC).

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Apple - Introducing iPad mini

The National Center on UDL presents...UDL Guidelines 2.0

Universal Design for Learning created by Rachel Odland

Effective Teacher: Professional Skills & Abilities Video

Understanding TPACK

TPACK in 3 Minutes

TPACK (or Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge) is a framework for understanding technology integration for education.
This video may be reused under a CC-BY 3.0 license:

2020 Teacher Model

What is Educational Technology

3 Phases of Educational Technology

Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Chevron We Agree: Science Is Cool

Apple Byte - iPad Mini: What to expect on October 23

iPad Falls From Edge Of Space - And Survives

Supersonic Freefall - Red Bull Stratos CGI

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

This is the kind of inovation that we need as a nation and in our schools to rekindle the spirt of learning. What a great thing and it was not goverment run.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Excellence: Don't Fear Failure

Using Google Scholar and other Google resources for education

Sky Map - Astronomy App for Android

Google Goggles

Go on a Field Trip today!

Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. It can help you learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun. You select the local feeds you like and the information pops up on your phone automatically, as you walk next to those places.

Attendance Tracker for Android screencast

Starting a Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Google Drive teachers guide on how to use it

Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Google Chromebook Labs earn up to $3000 off

Learning on the Web Made Easy Google's Chromebook laptops provide fast, affordable, and easy-to-manage computing that allows students to learn anytime, anywhere by accessing the vast resources of the web. Built-in security and antivirus protection and automatic software updates make them low-maintenance for IT as well. Google also offers Chrome App Packs. These popular educational applications come in packs for elementary, middle, and high schools. They range across all subjects, with apps like Geogebra, which brings math lessons to life for students. For a limited time, we're offering schools a $1000 credit toward Chrome App Packs for each classroom set of 30 Chromebooks purchased (limit: $3000 in credit). Special Offer Complete our "Contact Sales" form and speak with a Google representative about this offer. To get started, visit: www.chromebooks.com/edu

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Good to Great

Review of Good to Great- by Jim Collins

Jim Collins - What is the Hedgehog Concept?

Famous Failures

Inspiring video on persevering no matter how many times you have failed in life.

Good to Great inspirational video

Zig Ziglar - Evaluate Where You Are

Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life.

Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference

Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life.

Zig Ziglar - Attitude Makes All The Difference

Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life.

How One Person Can Impact an Entire Team

How One Person Can Impact an Entire Team

The meaning of TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More !

Inspirational Team Building Video

Understanding The Importance Of Team Work - Ants Building A Farm Over A ...

Team Work - This video is of an ant farm that was recorded over a two week period of time. It goes to show that by working together as a team, you can accomplish much more than if you were working alone on a particular project.

Teamwork funny

Many IT problems and student learning can't be accomplish in isolation. It will take teamwork.

Team Work video Crabs

Many IT problems and student learning can't be accomplish in isolation. It will take teamwork.

Medieval helpdesk in English

Helpdesk support back in the day of the middle age. This is a remake of the of the Norwegian version shown The original version was written by Knut Nærum.

Faronics Insight - Computer Lab Management Made Easy

E-rate is a federal program designed to bring Internet connectivity and telecommunications into schools. Use this toolkit to help students learn to use that technology safely, respectfully, and responsibly. It contains a selection of engaging, practical, and effective lessons from our K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum handpicked for your classroom.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/erate-teachers

Faronics Insight - Computer Lab Management Made Easy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Respondus 4.0 and the Test Bank Network

Learn how to use Respondus 4.0 and publisher test banks. There is no faster way to create exams and publish them to an online course!

More videos from RespondusInc (playlist)

Learn how to use publisher test banks with Respondus 4 - http://www.respondus.com/testbank/index.shtml

TechTip: Randomizing Questions in Respondus 4

Randomizing questions and answer choices in online exams is a great way to discourage cheating. And it lets students take a quiz multiple times with different questions presented each time. See how to use this technique in Respondus 4.0.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

OpenDNS Enterprise in 90 Seconds

A quick overview of how OpenDNS Enterprise can secure your organization's network with malware and botnet protection, web filtering, and brand new insights into your network usage, all without an expensive appliance. Learn more at www.opendns.com

iOS 6: Guided Access

Description: A walktrhough of iOS 6''s Guided Access mode that turns your iPad or iPhone into a kiosk.

How technology moves society - not politics: Lasse Birk Olesen at TEDxCo...

Scientists argued for 150 years that politicians needed to stop population growth, but it weren't new laws that stopped its acceleration. No, it happened as the pill became widely available.

When we have a social agenda we still behave like those old scientists -- we
agitate instead of innovate. So let's rethink devoting resources to the zero-sum game of politics and instead focus on enabling technologies that change society!

NOVA | The Ape That Teaches

What we can learn from Apes and how it applies to our own education. This can offer us incite how learn new skills.



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TED Talk on life without the fear of failure

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Speakup 2012

Please take a few moments and consider doing this survey. This will help guide our K-12 Schools with technology use for student learning.

Speakup 2012: "Welcome to Speak Up

Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Participating schools and districts can access their data online, free-of-charge."

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Barracuda Backup Service Bare Metal Recovery Demonstration

How to restore a server using Bare Metal Recovery software.

Barracuda Backup Service 5.0 with LiveBoot

The Barracuda Backup Service 5.0 now features Barracuda LiveBoot™ for VMware, offering unprecedented capabilities in data center continuity and disaster recovery.

Monday, October 1, 2012

DIBELS Next Overview

DIBELS, or the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, are reliable early literacy assessments used to monitor progress and identify students at risk of reading failure. The result of ongoing research by Dr's Roland Good and Ruth Kaminski & Colleagues of the University of Oregon, DIBELS Next helps you guide young learners from non-reading to reading proficiency.

Setting Up Your Easy CBM Account

AIMSweb Education

AIMSweb Hits Student Achievement Bulls-eye

AIMSweb, Pearsons web-based assessment/data-management system, enables teachers and administrators to monitor student progress, address deficiencies, and recheck results quickly and often. The result? Student success. Just ask Chicagos Elk Grove Township School District, which has measured student progress in reading and math with AIMSweb for the past six years, achieving proven results. Class is in session

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