October 19, 2013

Weekly Resources for Mid October
We had a week of webinars and conferences. In addition to our Connected Educator Month webinar, we started meeting synchronously with several of our T21 participants. On Thursday, Beth Holland spoke at TEDxMosesBrown, and Samantha Morra presented The Flipped Classroom at NJPSA. Samantha is also at EdScape today! Next week, keep an eye out for members of the team at CECA and MassCUE!
A few reminders...
  1. The iPad Summit Boston Pre-Conference Workshops are almost sold out! Register soon!
  2. The Call for Proposals and Early Bird Registration are open for iPad Summit San Diego.

Connected Educator Webinar Series

We had a great conversation this week about Digital Citizenship in Connected Classrooms with Holly Clark, Beth Holland, Samantha Morra, and special guest - Tanya Avrith. Registration is open for the rest of the webinar series.
  • October 22nd, 7:00pm EST: The 1:1 Connected Classroom hosted by Carl Hooker
  • October 29th, 7:00pm EST: Connected Administrators hosted by Tom Daccord

Articles from the ETT Team

7 Ways to Sabotage Your Device Initiative
Carl Hooker offers a tongue-in-cheek account of how to launch a successful device initiative.
Do Your Students Know How to Search?
Holly Clark addresses a new "digital divide" on the horizon - the effectiveness of search - in this Edudemic article.
Creating a "Least Restrictive Environment" with Mobile Devices
In this Edutopia post, Beth Holland addresses how mobile devices can help to support a diverse range of learners.
Go Support E-rate Changes Before the Government Opens Back Up
Justin Reich makes a call to educators to voice their opinions on E-rate during this open comment period with the FCC.

Resources from around the Web

12 Tips for Teaching Middle School Tech | Ask a Tech Teacher Fantastic blog post about leveraging technology specifically with middle school students. Student Portfolios With Evernote | Next Generation Learning; Today... Another great post on using Evernote for creating student portfolios. Alchemy | The Teacher Empowerment Platform This free digital lesson binder allows you to create your own lessons full of media and then send it out to students. My First Year of One to One: A Reflection Fabulous article from Kathy Cassidy about her first year with iPads in her elementary classroom. Popplet App 101: Quick “How To” Video | mattBgomez Great post from Matt Gomez about using Popplet - includes links to other posts. Creating a #GAFE Ecosystem - Scherrology Amazing workflow for formative assessment using Google Apps. 23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | ipadders.eu Good list of iPad project ideas. Plickers - Clickers, Simplified Combo of paper and single device for creating paper-based student response system.