From Andrea D: Check out this website: It is by Tony Vincent, a former fifth grade teacher. He is now a tech consultant and leads Arizona's Tech Camp. His blog is focused on using mobile technology in the classroom, specifically iPods, ipads, and iPhones. He also has podcasts which are easy and interesting to watch. Enjoy!

PLAYDATE13 was a blast!
Even if you missed it, the reference guide below will be a valuable source of information. Check it out and add your own ideas!

EdCampCT sold out! It will be held Friday, August 16 at Ethel Walker School in Simsbury. Join the mialing list for future EdCamps at EdCamps are a relatively new model of professional learning, sometimes called an "unconference".This page has a brief video explaining what an edcamp is.

Edcamp Boston sold out in 41 hours! Don't worry- there are more to come! Check out this list.

Building Learning Communities- BLC13

Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 14th BLC conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.

#etmooc: a ‘Connectivist’ MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

This course began in January and continues through March 2013. Past sessions and links have been archived on the site, so you can still join in. Topics have included Connected Learning, Digital Storytelling, and Digital Literacy. Coming up: the Open Movement and Digital Citizenship. More than 1600 educators from 67 countries are part of this!

Simple K-12 Learning Community

offers many free webinars (must register as member to access); other webinars available at a small cost.


offers free, live webinars throughout the school year aimed at helping educators integrate technology effectively in the classroom. This is a great opportunity learn something new as well as to network with other teachers from across the country and around the world. We hope that you will join us online for our next event. There are also links to a large archive of previous webinars.

Two self-paced courses are available from Google: Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching

Think you know all the tricks? You'll be surprised!

And... just in case this isn't might want to check out resources on:
This site has tons of resources, including videos on current topics and trends and how to videos.

The Committed Sardine blog
This blog is part of the 21st Century Fluency Project, a collaborative initiative that was created to develop exceptional educational resources to assist in transforming learning so that it is relevant to life in the 21st century. There is also a unit planning app: is a blog designed to provide information about free technology resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. Winner of several Edublogs Awards, it is read by more than 45,000 daily subscribers. (best accessed from an ipad) All kinds of information about great apps, including many videos of use in the classroom. lists smartbriefs in many content areas. Pick the ones that interest you and have news and information delivered right to your inbox. ASCD Smartbrief and Smartbrief on Ed Tech are popular.