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Alex Selkirk, Co-Founder Founded:  November, 2012 Ponder is an interesting tool that helps readers engage with text online in a variety of ways.  Readers can document their thinking as they read as well as pose questions for other readers.  It
Social Assurity with Alan Katzman Founded:  September, 2013 Social Assurity is being featured in the midst of my series on digital citizenship.  We can no longer try to scare kids into being safe online.  We must educate them about best practic
A few weeks ago now, I hosted the first ever #DigCitSummitEDU, and we had approximately 300 students gathered for the live event, and several more teachers and students participated in the event online.  Coach D was the morning keynote speaker,
Frienedy with Janel Maitland Founded:  April, 2015 Frienedy is a social platform that prides themselves in being safe, private, and connected.  In the show, the founder speaks to how the platform is different than Facebook groups, and she does
If you are the lucky one who has the responsibility of posting to your classroom, school, or district Facebook page, you likely spend time wondering what the heck to post.  You might even wake up in a cold sweat wondering if you posted anything
This is part 3 of a 4 part Facebook for Schools series.  In part 1, I discussed the ways to engage with Facebook for your school (personal pages, groups, and pages).  Part 2 was all about who can post and when to post.  Today, I’m going to talk
Sara Vollbrecht, Co-Founder Founded:  January 2016 Get in on the ground floor of this new app.  Special education teachers are very familiar with their binder that has every child's IEP and progress monitoring data in it, but My Day Web App mak
Central to personalized learning is learner agency, but what exactly is learner agency?  According to Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools in West Vancouver, British Columbia says, “Learner agencey is characterized by a pedagogy that builds
Noelle Millholt, Co-Founder Get Speakaboos FREE for 3 Months!https://www.speakaboos.com/codeenter Melissa Emler as the code! Founded:  2013 Speakaboos is the first early learning product to be featured On The Vendor Floor, and it is outstanding
In the first show of the Facebook For School Leaders series, I shared with you the three ways to engage in Facebook.  Most familiar was probably the personal timeline and news feed.  This is where you connect with your family and friends and ma
Ryan Patenaude, Co-Founder Founded:  2010 FEV Tutor is the first tutoring solution I've been made aware of that works collaboratively with teachers, principals, parents, and students to support the learning.  Most of the time when I think about
Using social media, and Facebook specifically, in schools has gone from taboo to necessary in a very short amount of time, and the truth is most school leaders are not trained on how to “do social”.  This post aims to support school leaders as
Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Bob Dillion (@ideaguy42) about Bright Bytes.  He is now serving as the Director of the Research Institute at Bright Bytes where he gets to work on the mission to improve the way the world learns. Bright
Life got in the way this week, so this post is not about connecting educators and entrepreneurs in conversations that enhance learning.  This is about my life and my family.  This is to heal my heart.  More to come next week… The Eulogy My hear
Personalize Learning, LLC is owned by co-founders Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray.  These women are creating a lot of buzz around personalized learning, and I'm am so glad to have connected with Kathleen for this show.  I am a huge proponen
The 2016 Listener Survey results are in. I did the 2016 Listener Survey to find out what you thought of the show.  I was very pleases to have over 70 people respond to the survey, and I learned a lot! Doing this podcast fills my heart with joy!
While reading Most Likely To Succeed by Ted Dintersmith and Tony Wagner, I stopped mid sentence and sent him a tweet.  “I’m loving your book @dintesmith. It is fantastic.” The book was inspiring me with every word.  Through a series of follow-u
I give you a bit of a sneak peak in today’s show of the conversation I had with Ted Dintersmith about his book and documentary both titled Most Likely To Succeed.   Check back Tuesday for the full show!   In the meantime, check out the website
Startup culture is fascinating to me.  Jeff Hemmett nurtured my love of startups in our conversation about creating school cultures to be more like startups.  We discussed the importance of teaching the design thinking process in classrooms and
I read George Couros’ book Innovator’s Mindset, and it kept me up at night.  It was startling or disturbing, but it honestly robbed me of sleep for three nights.  I would read, and put it down, but then… My mind would race! We could do this and
PLEASE TAKE THIS SURVEY!! I have prizes! II hope you clicked the survey link above! If you haven’t, please take the listener survey now. I debated about what to put on the show today.  I have a few epidsodes recorded that will blow your socks o
Alex Rappaport, Co-Founder Founded:  2004 Chatting with Alex Rappaport made me fall in love with Flocabulary even more.  The company got its start with a rap about SAT vocabulary words, and Alex and his co-founder, Blake Harrison, initially tra
Eric Sheninger Eric Sheninger's Books Eric Sheninger's books need to be read and re-read.  I first picked up Digital Leadership when I was serving  as a principal for a small rural school district in Southwest Wisconsin.  His book was refreshin
Mark Hammons, Co-Founder Founded:  April, 2015 Breakout Edu is taking learning to a whole new level.  All Breakout EDU games teach critical thinking, teamwork, complex problem solving and can be used in all content areas.  And...they are fun!  
Created at University of Kentucky Digital Citizenship Digital citizenship is the norms of appropriate technology use.  This definition seems simple enough; however, from my experience, the norms are different in different classrooms and differe
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