August 30, 2013

Weekly Resources for Labor Day Weekend
It's hard to believe that this is the last weekend of summer! By this time next week, just about everyone will be back in school. However, we do have a number of articles, resources, and announcements for the long weekend.

EdTechTeacher News & Resources

EdTechTeacher iPad Summit Boston
Submit your great ideas! The Call for Proposals for our November 13-15 Boston iPad Summit closes on September 13th.  These presentations will be scheduled as one of the concurrent 1-hour sessions planned for the November 14-15, 2013 conference. We have already received submissions from across the US and abroad. This is shaping up to be another amazing, international event! Early Bird Registration is also open.
How Great Teachers Reinvent Learning
EdTechTeacher Co-Founder, Justin Reich, hosted an amazing team of educators from Chicago to wrap up our month-long webinar series with Connected Learning: Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning.
Articles from the Team

#BeFearless Back to School Sweepstakes

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an international honor society recognizing the outstanding achievements of students, was recently invited by the Case Foundation to partner in a special Back to School Sweepstakes to celebrate NSHSS scholars and other young leaders who are taking bold risks to positively impact others. The sweepstakes is open to any student, educator, parent, or champion of young leaders to participate. The Case Foundation’s #BeFearless campaign encourages all individuals to celebrate fearless role models and life lessons by answering the question: Who taught you what it means to be fearless? Did your best friend inspire you to take risks? Did your high school counselor encourage you to be bold? Did your coach help you bounce back from failure? To participate, visit and select the Back to School Sweepstakes tab for instructions on how to submit your Instagram video with the hashtags #BeFearless and/or #NSHSS. The campaign runs through Friday, September 13 to win an iPad Mini!

Resources from the Web

Google Appiness Great set of video tutorials about "Google Apps for Education: So Much More than Email" from Martin Moran. Edmodo Presentation - for #BPSCon 2013 Helpful Google Presentation for getting started with Edmodo. 40 iPad Apps for SAMRL Model This blog posts recommends apps based on ladder levels of the SAMR model by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. Celly Guide - The Celly for Schools Setup Guide Celly is a social networking tool that works across devices and allows schools and teachers to set up moderated communication channels with their students. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel Teaching Channel provides a video repository for teachers by teachers. 18 Ways to Secure Parent Permission to Use Technology Post from Vicki Davis offers a variety of permission forms to use with parents. Moving a folder from shared with my to my drive YouTube tutorial for moving folders from Shared to My Drive. Creating, Using, and Deleting a Keyboard Shortcut on the iPad Great YouTube tutorial for working with shortcuts on iPad.