Tag Archives: edtech

The Rallying Cry: A Sneak Peek at Blended by Michael Horn and Heather Staker

Michael B. Horn is co-founder and Executive Director of Education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation. He leads a team that educates policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation in the K-12 and higher education … Read more.

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Resources for Connected Educators

Two years ago, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Connected Educator Month, a celebration of technology and social media in education. According to Connectededucators.org, the goals of CEM include: Getting more educators proficient with social media to improve their practice  … Read more.

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Limiting the Field: Choosing Only the Most Powerful Technology Tools

by Kristin Kipp Today the World Wide Web is absolutely overflowing with new web 2.0 tools.  From video editing to file sharing to image manipulation to brainstorming, there’s a tool for every possible task we could ask students to do.  … Read more.

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Social Media for School Leaders [VIDEO]

Are you taking advantage of the best online tools available for school leaders? In this video, author Brian Dixon discusses his new book, Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential … Read more.

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Integration – Putting It All Together Makes Students Smarter: An excerpt from Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United … Read more.

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The Connected Educator Is the Efficient Educator

The following is a guest post by Kristin Kipp, author of the forthcoming book, Teaching on the Education Frontier: Instructional Strategies for the Online and Hybrid Secondary Classroom. It’s no secret that the demands placed on educators on a daily … Read more.

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Connect to Get REAL: Relevant, Engaging, Applied Learning

The following is a guest post by Ferdi Serim, author of Digital Learning: Strengthening and Assessing 21st Century Skills, Grades 5-8 and several other books on educational technology. The August 2012 launch of Connected Educator Month by the US Department … Read more.

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Connectivity & Your Mental Health

The following is a guest post by Doug Johnson, Director of Media and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools and author of The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide. Connecting with other people is easy – almost too easy. Walk … Read more.

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Social Media Is Changing the Way We Live and Learn

If schools are to prepare students for the future, administrators and educators must harness the power of digital technologies and social media. In this brief interlude, contributor Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach explores the four stages involved in mastering the connected world, and … Read more.

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August Facebook Giveaways!
Get Connected

In honor of Connected Educator Month, our Facebook giveaways will focus on educational technology. We’re even doubling our usual offer—winners get a two-book bundle! Visit our Facebook Page each Friday morning and enter for a chance to win a free … Read more.

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