This past weekend, Startup Weekend Education returned to Chicago and the site of last year’s highly successful event, National Louis University. To build on all the success of the 2013 Chicago SWEDU, we created a one-day conference around Higher Education Startups in Success (kicked off by the superlative Howard Tullman and closed by the incomparable Ron Packard) and assembled another amazing team of coaches, judges and sponsors, including National Louis University (which donated our space, technical support and our judge, president Nivine Megahed), The Joyce Foundation, Apollo […]
Join Juan, Kimberly, Fred and Chris as they bring you all the latest education news from the Googleverse. Learn about the Google Science Fair winners ( some truly amazing teens who are probably going to change the world), new features in Takeout and Drive for Mobile, the new file picker, calendar changes and more. Learn to make some awesome, styled maps, get cool app packs for back to school, and dig into the finer points of Google Classroom.
Where did Maps Engine Lite go? Oh, it’s now in My Maps! What password should you choose now? Who cares? Let Chrome make one for you! What’s the shortcut for bulleted lists or numbered lists? I don’t know, I just let it happen automatically. Why is managing iOS devices so hard? Because you’re not letting Google do it for you. Listen to the GoogleEducast this week to answer more of your most pressing questions with the help of Chris, Fred, Megan and Kevin.
Mission Monday provides a plan to enhance school communities one week at time with intentional interventions that focus on building positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, and the community. In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) discuss their personal experiences with Twitter and how they have used it to not only build their PLN, but to become better educators as well. They give Tweeting advice, as well as talk about how to get the most out of Twitter chats. As always…Point. […]
Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown interviewed Michelle Green from eLearning at the Indiana Department of Education. The three along with Danielle Kowalewicz from Indiana University, discuss the questions that need to be asked before and during the process of going 1-to-1 in your classroom, school, or district.
I am an elementary principal, and I have been posting on Facebook and Twitter for some time a segment I like to call “Reasons Why I Love My Job.” It seems to have generated some interest and most importantly, educators can relate to the day-to-day life of school. So, here are some of the reasons I love my job. Hope you enjoy. Share if you like, and feel free to add some of your own in the comment section. At […]
This week on the Flipped Learning Network Show: This episode of the podcast, Troy Cockrum interviewed Josh Mika, an Elementary LRC Director from Naperville, Illinois. The two discuss the evolving role of Media Specialists and Librarian in school and how technology is pushing that change. You can also catch up on a lot of resources from the Flipped Learning Network by going to www.flippedlearning.org. Follow Troy on Twitter Follow Josh on Twitter Leave us some feedback! Contact us with any […]
Mission Monday provides a plan to enhance school communities one week at time with intentional interventions that focus on building positive relationships between students, teachers, parents, and the community. In this episode, Sam (@samuelstecher) and Mark (@mc_bossy) discuss how some schools roll out the red carpet and have a huge kick-off to the beginning of the year. While this is very fun and exciting, what happens when the hype ends? How do you sustain it throughout the entire year? If […]
This Week on the Google Educast: Now you get two hours to return apps that you buy in Google Play. Google Voice update may signal a longer life for this Google Product. The first Android Apps that can run on Chromebooks includes 3 educational apps. Google Educators Groups go global. Check out the new Snagit for Chrome. Juan shares a cool way to use Google Calendar in history class and Chris shares his Scratch theme using the new customizable themes […]
Join Nick Cusumano as he welcomes Darren J Butler, director of The Miracle Worker at Helen Keller birthplace, as he shares about Camp Courage. The mission of Camp Courage is to offer hands-on learning experiences similar to those encountered by Helen Keller from an early age through adulthood. Camp Courage will introduce participants to the arts and to nature programs wherein the children will learn though senses other than sight. Camp Courage will ultimately advance these children to a higher level of achievement, both academically and socially, and encourage these children to “Be Like Helen.” The camp will be held annually in Tuscumbia, Alabama on the grounds of Ivy Green- Helen Keller’s Birthplace.
Community Manager of Pursuitery, Evan Jones, will join us for EdGamer 143. Pursuitery is building a friendly and supportive online space for people to connect with others who share their interests and want to level up their expertise together. It’s a place where people can hang out, mess around, and geek out. Tune-in and level-up!
On September 26, Startup Weekend Education returns to Chicago and the site of last year’s highly successful event, National Louis University. To capitalize on this excitement, Educelerate is also partnering with NLU and SWEDU to create our very first Educelerate Conference on the Friday of StartupWeekend. Building upon NLU’s mission serving non-traditional students, our Conference panels will address innovative approaches to serving adult, online and other non-traditional students with equal parts focus on pedagogy for the practitioners in our audience as well as actionable business strategies for the entrepreneurs and […]