Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Global Education Conference 2015

http://bit.ly/1m5Jn4y

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bookmarks of Note September 14, 2014

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Frank Sinatra Tribute


Elite Concerts Under The Stars

Frank Sinatra Tribute
8-10pm
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Franks%20Place%207/133/50/26 
The legendary music of Frank Sinatra, The Chairman of the Board, comes to Elite for a special Mini Concerts under the Stars edition with the Spectacular Sinatra Dancers. A two hour show of hand selected Sinatra jazz and big band tunes, filled with fun, excitement and only Under the Stars at Elite!
Semi Formal

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gaming in Education Conference 2014

Join the inaugural Gaming in Ed conference. This is a free event bringing together

educators, researchers, game developers and innovators from around the world, being held Monday September 15th - Friday September 19th. Whether you're passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings: a safe environment for taking on new roles, opportunities for creative problem solving and experimenting, and learning from failure. When done well, games can foster collaboration, strengthen critical and systems thinking, pose adaptive challenges, and spark inquiry. With guidance from educators, students aren't just players, but critical evaluators of games and game designers themselves. This conference will offer a variety of perspectives, from educators and game developers to researchers and administrators. Our goal is to have you walk away with practical information and inspiration for furthering game-based learning in class and beyond. Learn more at www.gamingined.com or follow the hashtag #gamingined14 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Building Social Presence



Dr. MaryFriend Shepard has co-authored a book chapter with Walden graduate Sarah Mitchell!  In Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments by Robert Wright, Sarah and MaryFriend co-wrote Chapter 7 on building social presence.  Dr. Shepard is my good friend and committee chair. I noted on the IGI site that one can purchase individual chapters..........hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Wright, R. D. (2015). Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments (pp. 1-378). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-6461-6

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)


Posted from Diigo. The rest of BackPorch Bookmarks group favorite links are here.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bookmarks of Note September 6, 2014



Quotes:
5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Edutopia - Linkis.com
5 simple questions #teachers can ask #students to improve #classroom communication http://t.co/8lR96ghm2U via @edutopia - Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) September 4, 2014

    Virtual Butler Membership - TechButler
      • Virtual Butler Membership
      Home MyAmbrogio
        • Your virtual butler
        Recipes for Back to School - IFTTT
        Recipes for Back to School - a collection for note takers, laptop shoppers, & students http://t.co/MJvtZp9UT0 pic.twitter.com/mmUxAYdq5R - IFTTT (@IFTTT) September 4, 2014

          Maggie Bolado on Twitter: Thank you @ResacaGators parents for making tonight so wonderful..honored 2 interact w/ your kids every day! #gogators http://t.co/Pf7CdhJ0gz
          Thank you @ResacaGators parents for making tonight so wonderful..honored 2 interact w/ your kids every day! #gogators pic.twitter.com/Pf7CdhJ0gz - Maggie Bolado (@mrsbolado) September 5, 2014

            Maggie Bolado on Twitter: Thank you @ResacaGators parents for making tonight so wonderful..honored 2 interact w/ your kids every day! #gogators http://t.co/Pf7CdhJ0gz
            Underrated: The Value Of Time And Teacher Growth | CTQ
            Underrated: The Value Of Time And Teacher Growth http://t.co/faiKuPb6MP - Eric Sheninger (@E_Sheninger) September 5, 2014

              Connections
              If ANY #GeniusHour teacher wants to connect w/ my students, they would love to give you plenty of feedback. What works/ doesn't for them. - Don Wettrick (@DonWettrick) September 5, 2014

                Rachael Lehr on Twitter: 5 research-based tips for providing meaningful student feedback @edutopia #edchat #effectiveteaching http://t.co/nPpjKQQJJl
                5 research-based tips for providing meaningful student feedback @edutopia #edchat #effectiveteaching pic.twitter.com/nPpjKQQJJl - Rachael Lehr (@rachaellehr) September 2, 2014

                  Setting Up Your Classroom to Maximize Collaborative Learning
                  Trying collaborative learning this year? Here's how to set up your classroom! http://t.co/Bk8doisS28 @melaniekahl @suzieboss #edchat #edu - Rae Pica (@BodyMindChild) September 5, 2014

                    5 things you should know about email unsubscribe links before you click | Naked Security
                    5 things you should know about #email #unsubscribe links before you click http://t.co/7QuYyNTyXY - Laura Pasquini (@laurapasquini) September 5, 2014

                      Walden University on Twitter: #BacktoSchool Tip: Don't let the demands of everyday life get in the way of your coursework. Participate & engage! http://t.co/beirZr312x
                      #BacktoSchool Tip: Don't let the demands of everyday life get in the way of your coursework. Participate & engage! pic.twitter.com/beirZr312x - Walden University (@WaldenU) September 5, 2014

                        Weird Things to Know on Twitter: http://t.co/g1Dhn1wu2C
                        pic.twitter.com/g1Dhn1wu2C - Weird Things to Know (@Know) August 26, 2014

                          @_nathanbarbar on ECM
                          "@BAMRadioNetwork: @coolcatteacher @_nathanbarber Very cool Vicky! Love that 13 year old would relate to this..." Agreed. Made my night! - Nathan Barber (@_nathanbarber) September 4, 2014

                            The 'New' Beginner's Guide to Android | Treehouse Blog
                            The 'New' Beginner's Guide to Android http://t.co/fAMpFv6qv9 v/ @Durff - Hubert_edu (@Hubert_edu) September 4, 2014

                              Blogger in the Classroom
                                Vicki Davis on Twitter: The Complete Guide to Twitter Cards: How to Choose, Set Up, Measure, And More http://t.co/w5MjuNCaPY http://t.co/NPmRi0HR4a
                                The Complete Guide to Twitter Cards: How to Choose, Set Up, Measure, And More http://t.co/w5MjuNCaPY http://t.co/NPmRi0HR4a http://t.co/NPmRi0HR4a The Complete Guide to Twitter Cards: How to Choose, Set Up, Measure, And More ...

                                  5 STEM Resources for Teachers
                                  5 STEM Resources for Teachers http://t.co/nn4ab0tD2w - Mentoring Minds (@mentoringminds) September 2, 2014



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                                    Friday, September 5, 2014

                                    Connected Educator Month

                                    Millions of educators and others around the world have participated in hundreds of professional development opportunities as part of Connected Educator Month (CEM) the past two years. Originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education and its partners as part of the Connected Educators initiative, CEM offers highly distributed, diverse, and engaging activities to educators at all levels. Based on its success in 2012 and 2013, the initiative is poised to reach even more educators in 2014, through expanded partnerships and enhanced programming.
                                    Highlights of CEM 2013 included:
                                    • More than 300 major education organizations, companies, or communities officially participating, including, for the first time, entire states and districts
                                    • More than 600 national events and activities conducted officially (on the CEM calendar), many more conducted independently
                                    • More than 1 million web pages and other online locations referencing, promoting, or discussing the event (a 300% increase over CEM 2012)
                                    • More than 14 million educators and others reached around the world via Twitter alone (more than triple the reach of 2012)
                                    • Recognition as one of the top educational technology news stories of both 2012 and 2013 
                                    For more information about the first two years of CEM, see our reports on the 2012 and 2013 events, and/or this post and video by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (who hosted his first Twitter chat as part of the 2013 celebration). Connected Educator Month in 2012 and 2013 was convened by the American Institutes for Research and its partners in the Connected Educators project (2010-2014), on behalf of the Office of Educational Technology of the United States Department of Education.