Archive for December 2015

Flocabulary with Alex Rappaport

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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 traveled to schools around the country performing for students.  The company has been bootstrapped since the beginning,…

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Eric Sheninger: Uncommon Learning

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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 refreshing because I was doing many of this things he had written about.  I especially liked…

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Breakout EDU: Changing the Way the World Learns

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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!   Breakout EDU Product Info Breakout EDU is a platform for immersive learning games. Games (Breakouts) teach…

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DDL: Digital Drivers License

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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 different schools.  I used to tell my staff that inappropriate technology use was a behavior, and I would treat technology infractions as…

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Filament Games: Leaders in Educational Gaming

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Brandon Pittsner, Director of Marketing Founded:  2005 Filament Games rocked our world last spring when we invited 100 seventh and eighth graders and their teachers to play games for the day with the team from Filament.  They brought 10 people to support the learning, and the highlight of the day was the career panel.  It…

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