Friday, September 28, 2012

Michigan Digital Learning Conference 2012 Innovations in Student Centered Learning!

Michigan Digital Learning Conference 2012

Innovations in Student Centered Learning!

November 15th and 16th
Macomb Intermediate School District
Join us in celebrating innovative teaching and the instructional practices that personalize learning for all students! Explore digital learning opportunities while building your educator toolbox with key elements of blended learning!  Find out how to successfully flip your classroom!  Network with educators to develop best practice in online instruction! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

EasyBibVideos for the iPad

The official EasyBib iPhone and iPad app.

Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to's popular bibliography management service.

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Watch an EasyBib user create a 5 source, alphabetized and formatted bibliography in under a minute!

A brief introduction to EasyBib

Learn how EasyBib can help you cite better and organize your research effectively. An easy introduction to EasyBib!

Renaissance Learning

RTI program that will help get you results

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Flipping is not about videos and technology: Flipped Class Conference 2011

Flipping is not about videos and technology (Brett Wilie) Brett will lead an interactive, open ended discussion about how the Flipped Classroom is not just about the videos: He will share how to best use the RIGHT tool for the right job. He has a passion for not using technology just for the sake of technology.

Flipping the Classroom - Simply Speaking

You teach a course where you normally lecture to students during class time. They work on homework and group assignments during their own time. What if there were a way to do the lectures outside of class time so you could use class time to have students work on activities together? Welcome to Flipping the Classroom Simply Speaking.

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Flipped My Class.mp4

Classroom "flipper" John Sowash of the Electric Educator blog discusses the five things he wishes someone had told him before he flipped his class. #flipclass

REMC Connected Educator Series - Google in the Classroom (John Sowash)

Google provides far more free resources for classrooms than just web searches. John Sowash, a Google Certified teacher and trainer, from Southfield Christian shares 10 ways to use Google Apps in your classroom.

REMC Connected Educator Series - iPads for Writing (Ashley McDonald)

When used the right way, iPads are an amazing tools for helping young learners. See how Ashley McDonald from Lakeview Elementary uses iPads with her students to help them improve their writing.

REMC Connected Educator Series - Video Assessment (Laura Bell)

Casio Paper Writer 10.1" Android tablet traverses the analog and digital...

teaching inquiry learning

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based L...

In rural Missouri, a job-embedded PD program called eMINTS has made a positive impact with long-term, relevant, and hands-on technology training. Learn more about their story at

Monday, September 24, 2012

Smartboard Training with Russell Taylor

This is a longer video at 1 hour It is training on the use of a Smartboard and although it is not the normal 10 min or less video it is a good video.

SMART Boards Increase Interactivity at Academy at the Farm Charter School

Leading AV integrator AVI-SPL recently equipped Academy at the Farm with SMART's 680i interactive whiteboards and Elmo document cameras. Based in Dade City, Fla., this unique K-8 charter school uses an inclusive approach and serves nearly 400 students a year. Director Michael Rom and Instructional Technology Coordinator Ray Polk discuss their fundraising efforts, training by AVI-SPL and the excitement this technology has brought to not only the students, but the teachers as well!

Chief Manufacturing CoPilot Wireless Audio System for Classrooms

Here is a classroom system that allows you to integrate in all your AVA needs into a simple to configure classroom system.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Simple Truths about life

Every time I read one of these proverbs from past cultures, it makes me think about our current society. We think we are so smart, but the wisdom of people from over 2500 years ago is really some of the simple truths in life.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Intro to ck12

ck12 text books

Free online text books that you can modify to your needs as a teacher. (Free)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just Say NO to iPad for Education: Introduction & Overview

My name is Matthew Gudenius (Twitter: @MatthewGudenius), and I am a teacher (10 years experience, grades K through 9), a computer programmer (25 years of experience), and an educational technologist (Masters of Science in Educational Technology)

In this series of videos I am going to explain why iPads are NOT the best choice for educational purposes, despite a lot of hype and buzz that says the contrary. There is so much ignorance and misinformation out there that people need to be much more educated about the major problems and limitations of iPads, so I will be creating more in-depth videos to address multiple concerns including:
1) Lack of access to about 1/3 of websites on the web, including most free educational resources online.
2) Lack of storage card and USB slot, which forces work-arounds involving cloud computing... cloud computing poses some major problems in and of itself.
3) High cost = waste of taxpayer money and inexcusable when programs are being cut, class sizes are growing, and budgets have no room for wasteful spending.

Why You Should Update To iOS 6 Today

It's the day we've all been waiting for, alright, it's not iPhone release day or anything, but iOS 6 has just been released to the public and is now ready for download! We've been showing off many of the features right here on the show since it was announced, but today we're rounding up the reasons why you should get excited about iOS 6, and why you should update today. Some of the features that should get your heart racing include:

Greyglers@Google: Vint Cerf

Googlers are lucky to have among them some great luminaries of computer science, including VP and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf. If you dont know Vint, you can start by checking out his nearly 380,000 mentions on Google, the pivotal roles hes played in developing the web, the significant honors he's received all over the world, and his nickname, father of the Internet.

You can learn more by attending a rare tech talk by Vint, presented by the Greyglers*: Reimagining the Internet: If wed known then what we know now, what would we have done differently?

Back in the Internet's design phase, Bob Kahn and I spent six months developing concepts and architecture and a year creating the TCP specification, but we didn't know that the idea would work. We concentrated on solving the problems we envisioned, such as networks that couldn't handle each other's packet lengths. Security against direct attacks and authentication of sources weren't high on the agenda. Now that we have spam, DDOS, viruses, and worms, we look back and think about what we might have done differently had we realized that we were creating a global infrastructure for the 21st century!

Science Book Review: Understanding By Design by Grant P. Wiggins, Jay Mc...

Linguistic roots of “curriculum”

The linguistic roots of “curriculum” reveals the wisdom in this outcome-focused view. The Latin meaning of the term is a “course to be run.” This original connotation helpfully suggests that we should
think of a curriculum as the pathway toward a destination.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More videos from AirWatchMDM (VPN)

AirWatch Secure Browser

Protect mobile web access according to your business requirements with the AirWatch Secure Browser

AirWatch Directory Services Integration

Take advantage of AirWatch's extensive LDAP/Active Directory integration to associate and manage corporate users and their devices.

AirWatch's Mobile Content Management (MCM) Creating Board of Education documents

Here is a way to distribute information to the Board of Education keeping in secure for now and into the future. AirWatch's Mobile Content Management (MCM) solution allows you to secure document distribution and mobile access to corporate documents through a native mobile app. Secure Content Locker™ application enables your employees to securely access corporate resources on-the-go from their Apple iOS and Android tablet devices.

BoardBook is a services and this is a cheaper way to accomplish the same thing.

Brand You: You Are Your Calendar

BRAND YOU: Showing Up Matters

How do we change education here is a few tips from business. It will not be easy so we must roll up our sleeves and get to work day in an day out.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Data Wall: The School Connection

Digital Data Walls

Data Walls: A creative approach to academic accountability

Virtual Data Wall


More videos from RenaissanceLearning RTI Learning

Education2020 Goes Mobile - e2020 Study Application

Not sure why but this video has been removed..... Maybe they didn't want it released yet? I will see if I can find a different one to replace this and it is a game changer in E2020.

The history of technology in education

iPhone 5 CNET's First Look

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A new 3D frontier in Google Earth for mobile

Gmail Tutorial for Beginners 2012

Effective Calendaring and using Google Calendar and tasks

Gmail Tutorial for Beginners 2012

Google Fiber Launch Announcement in Kansas City, July 2012

Here is a Blog site with good video on using Google in K12 Schools

Here is a Blog site that I have created with some short video on Google Apps for teachers. These are short videos on how to use Google Apps.

Blog Site on iPads with helpful short videos.

Blog Site with short videos about iPads in k12 schools.

Friday, September 7, 2012

View Coworker's Calendar

This is Learning Without Frontiers

Learning Without Frontiers (LWF) is a global platform that facilitates the ongoing dialogue about the future of learning.

LWF attracts an engaged and open-minded audience who are forward thinking, curious and receptive to new ideas and perspectives about education, teaching and learning.

They are an international audience of thought leaders, policy makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and leading practitioners from across the education, digital media and technology sectors.

They are education leaders, intellectuals, social and political theorists, artists, designers, futurists, architects, publishers, broadcasters, technologists, parents, teachers and learners.

They come to ask the big questions, discuss the big challenges and seek to answer them by innovation, enterprise and an enduring optimism.

Khan Academy: Rethinking how we learn, David Hu at TEDxUFM

Ted Talk on Disruptive Education

802.11ac in all its glory Ruckus

Fundamentals of 802.11ac

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Look I'm Learning - IPads in education

Look I'm Learning Re-energize The Dialog Through the film, our partners and sponsors hope to reenergize the federal, state, and local dialogue about the power and potential of appropriately integrating technology designed for learning to improve teaching and learning in formal education settings. By addressing this compelling national storyline inside a small town context, the documentary will do what no newspaper expose, whitepaper, or webinar can do. It will give real educators and their students and parents an opportunity to tell their stories about the benefits and challenges posed by the pervasive use of technology in the classroom and their hopes and concerns about adopting 21st Century teaching and learning strategies in early elementary education.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

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.

Complex IT Simplified.
Barracuda Networks