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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Student and Teacher Resources

New Microsoft Site for Students: 

This  portal is designed for students to access all information that they need to help them in their studies including deals (for purchase) and educational competitions to highlight their work. 
The website features the following:
  • Deals
  • Products
  • Get Stuff Done
  • Connect
  • Help

Microsoft Partners in Learning (click here)

TeachTec's Tools for Schools  

A fast tool for finding and downloading all of Microsoft’s free tools for teachers and students

Microsoft Partners in Learning helps educators connect, collaborate, create and share. TeachTec is a Microsoft Partners in Learning resource that helps educators find relevant and effective ways to use technology to inspire teaching and engage students. Together we have consolidated the latest and most popular teacher and student resources that Microsoft provides to all schools, districts and education organizations around the world.

Monday, December 5, 2011


“You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
               ~ Mahatma Gandhi

All educators, administrators, and students (P-20) are encouraged to "tweet" one positive statement about education per day via: to refocus the message from what is NOT working in education, to what IS working in education.  

If you can’t tweet daily, find a time that works for you. If you don’t Tweet, this is a great reason to begin.
There is a myriad of exemplary teaching and learning opportunities taking place in all classrooms – Validate and Celebrate!

To learn more about how EduWin began, read more here:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tech4Learning - a Teacher's Friend!

Creative Educator – Online!
Tech4Learning has been changing the Creative Educator web site to make it easier to find, read, and share the articles you love. All articles from the print magazine are online- check out these two fantastic articles:
     Iconic Pattern PlayBuilding cognitive skills through physical and technical play
     Foundations for Independent Thinking - Looking to Bloom and Marzano

For our Pixie Users…Update your copy of Pixie 3
The Pixie 3.03 update is now available for download. This update fixes several issues with HTML export, launch times, the library display, and text display. Pixie 3 users can download the update and read the release notes at our support site:

For our Parents… receive 55% off Pixie at
Parents who want to purchase Pixie as a holiday gift for their children can use the parent purchase discount on! Besides shopping from a familiar retailer and getting a great discount, parents can get free shipping with Amazon Prime or the super saver shipping option.
During checkout, simply enter the promotional code: HUCVL100.
*This code works for 55% off Frames software too!

Want to learn more about Tech4Learning free downloads and resources? 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Free Technology for Teachers

77 Educational Games and Game Builders

Click HERE
to go to check out these great games.

Most are geared to elementary but if you
scroll down, you will find middle and high school level.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mark Your Calendars! For a Day of Learning!

Join SimpleK12
on Saturday, November 12th, 2011
for a Day of Learning!

Are You GaGa for Google?
·        9:00-9:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
·        Watch a brief "Day of Learning" Orientation and learn some new, fun, and educational ways to take full advantage of Google applications.
·        Register now: 

Flipping Your Classroom: It's Easy with Khan Academy
·        10:00-10:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
·        Do you wish you had more time for hands-on work, collaborative projects, or labs during class? Learn how to do all of that and more by flipping your classroom.
·        Register now:

Social Networking with Students and Parents: It's Safer Than You Think
·        11:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time, USA
·        Learn a number of reasons why you should create a social network
·        site for school or classroom use, and look at an example of a safe social networking site.
·        Register now:
Stories on the Go: Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices
·        1:00-1:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
·        Discover some free and very inexpensive applications that help learners showcase their learning by creating digital stories.
·        Register now:

20 Web Tools in 20 Minutes: Revitalize Lesson Plans and Motivate Students
·        2:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
·        Whether you are looking for some ideas to help you present material to your students or for kids to demonstrate understanding of content, this webinar will provide you a variety of intriguing technologies.
·        Register now:

Creating Global Citizens with Meaningful Blogging
·        3:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
·        Do you want your students to be global citizens who are connected with other children around the world? If so, then student blogging is for you!
·        Register now:

Students Write More; You Grade Less!
·        4:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time, USA
·        Learn how to use online discussions and group collaboration to support a variety of writing assignments and spend a fraction of the time grading.
·        Register now: