We’re spent the weekend digging out of the snow here in New England (and Shawn in the mid west). We hope that all of you are staying warm!

NEW from the EdTechTeacher Team

December Newsletter

We made some big announcements in our newsletter this week! The Summer Workshop Series web site is now up and ready for registration. We are also still accepting submissions for Leading Future Learning, and Early Bird Registration for the San Diego Summit is only open through January 3rd.

Reading & Writing with iPads

Beth Holland has written two posts for Edutopia in the past few weeks about reading and writing with mobile devices:

This summer, Beth will also be leading a new workshop in Cambridge: Reading, Writing, & Research with iPads and Mobile Devices (July 21-23).

The How (and Why) It’s Time to Create Student Digital Portfolios

Holly Clark offers suggestions for archiving student work and providing more meaningful assessment in this post. She will be leading Empower Student Learning with Digital Portfolios this summer in Cambridge (July 17-18)

How ‘flipped classrooms’ are turning the traditional school day upside down

EdTechTeacher co-founder, Justin Reich, was featured in this PBS Newshour video about flipped learning.

Read more about it on The Rundown from PBS.

Resources from the Web

The Colorful Principal: Been There, Done That
Thoughtful blog post about making sure we all know our students’ stories.

Frolyc | Authoring & Real-time Publishing On iPad For K-6 Teachers
This new tool is a combination student response system and content distribution platform designed specifically for K-6.

With Subtext, the classroom is brought home – Teacher Meets Techie
Fantastic blog post from Liz Paushter about using Subtext with her students.

Amplify Guide to Android Apps
Amplify and Common Sense Media curated a set of Android apps by subject level.

Quick video feedback with Showbie and Explain Everything
Using Showbie and ExplainEverything for saving and disseminating feedback.

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds
National Geographic article about the impact of iPads on astronomy and science classes.