Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Phishers quizes and tool for professional development

Chances are that in the past few weeks you've received an e-mail in your inbox that pretends to be from your bank, e-commerce vendor, or other on-line site. Hopefully you've realized that many times this e-mail is fake - a phishing e-mail. The sender (phisher) of these fake e-mails wants you to click on the link in the e-mail and go to a phishing Web site - which will look just like the Web site of the company being phished. Once on the phishers Web site they hope to obtain your account, financial, credit and even identity information. Of course not every e-mail you receive is a phish. In fact you should expect your bank or e-commerce vendor to send you legitimate e-mail. But how can you tell the difference? Well that's what the Phishing IQ test is all about - give it a try and see how you do.

Other Tools

How to Beat Cyberbullies

Explaining Copyright Term and Fair Use

In this interview, Maggie Lange, an attorney and Professor of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music, explains how copyright term (that is, the duration for which a work remains under exclusive ownership) works, and sketches out some "fair use" exceptions to the five exclusive rights granted to copyright owners under law.

Copyright Awareness for Administrators and Superintendents

Are our teachers and staff modeling ethical behavior when using digital media? Education leaders are beginning to realize that their schools are surpassing Fair Use due to students and teachers using or sharing creations and projects outside the classroom. This video should help enlighten....

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Google Educast #100!

The EdReach Network: Listen and Learn

The Google Educast #130

The Google #Educast, hosted by the Google Certified Teachers, features a weekly roundup of the newest Ed tools from Google, highlighting best practices using Google tools, and further highlighting the impact that these tools have on the classroom, schools, and school districts. 

Elementary Schools and students time off task

Podcast on Time off task. How is it effecting your students learning.

Where is all the K12 Digital textbooks that have been promised and that have been talked about.

There is much talk about talking current textbooks and moving them to a pdf digital format. I think this is going in the wrong direction. If we take a old text book and scan it we will have just the same old format. If we move to an interactive online format as then we will be moving to an engaging interactive format that excites student to learn on there own.

CK-12 is a non-profit organization that creates and aggregates high quality, curated STEM content. Our library includes over 5,000 super awesome math and science concepts and FlexBooks with multiple modalities for all learning types including: videos, images, reading, simulations, real world applications, activities, flashcards, study guides, assessments and more!

The Shift to Digital and Open Textbooks in K-12 Education

e-textbooks vs traditional textbooks

Writing Roadmap Online Writing Assessment from CTB/McGraw-Hill

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tour Design Squad's New Website: Q&A with Nate

The Basics of Blended Learning

Learn about Education Elements and high level concepts of blended learning.

The Basics of Blended Learning

Learn about Education Elements and high level concepts of blended learning.

Teaching in the 21st Century

The Future of Learning

SAMR in 120 Seconds

This 120 second video explains very well,the transformation of technology from substitution to redefinition.

iPad Air VS iPad 4 SPEED TEST!

So you have been ask if you really need the Air vs the Apple 4 units. How much of a difference is there, What is the performance difference of the two devices. Here is a side by side comparison of the two.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Brandon Manzella - Utica Community Schools Means Success

Dr. Christine Johns - Utica Community Schools Means Success

Dr. Christine Johns is superintendent of Utica Community Schools. This video introduces a new program called UCS Means Success - a celebration of the people, history and traditions of our district. For more information, please visit

eSpark Utica Michigan

eSpark: Where learning meets fun

eSpark is "Pandora for Education Apps." Innovative schools and motivated parents are buying iPads for learning. Teachers struggle sorting through the thousands of educational apps to find the right apps for their students. eSpark develops personalized learning plans for students through the best third party educational apps. Students log in to the eSpark iPad app and dive into the best educational games, instructional videos, and audiobooks that have been selected just for them based on their individual learning needs. Eleven studies of effectiveness have been conducted and all prove eSpark accelerates student achievement at 2-5x the typical learning pace.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Google Apps Vault

Google for Education 101 (in 101 seconds)

Chromebooks for Education Overview

Webinar: Google Apps Vault in Education

Introducing Google Apps Vault

InfoComm 2013: Spectrum Industries Intros Cloud 32 Cart

Here is a cart for moving Mobile devices through out a building.

Google Cloud Print: Setup & Overview

How to print using Google Cloud Print

How to Setup Google Cloud Print with PaperCut

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What is MAD-Learn?

Mobile App Design tools, Is this another way to connect with some students.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Intro to History | Big History Project

Here is a free opensource project open to K-12 Schools. This is a look into the future of how we need to tie all learning together for high school students.

Here is the link to the project