We are breaking ALL of the rules for #BlackFriday and giving you 48 hours to shop at your leisure.
We're also sharing two recent (and Awesome) events that have brought some attention to what Tosca Killoran, Jeff Hoffart, Janet Hannah, Riva Zietsoff and the rest of our brilliant team has been working so hard on for you!
Black Friday Deals
Black Friday is simply an excuse to offer our community some sweet deals. Symbaloo EDU approached us, so we teamed up with them and DedicatedTeacher.com to offer you up to 50% off of our own books, along with Many…Many more sweet deals.
Check out our "Black Friday Landing page" or click the image for details about deals on our books and sweet deals from: Symbaloo, Discovery Education, Apple, Blendspace, Lego Education, DedicatedTeacher, Barnes & Noble and more!
ChangeUP Rewards Social Innovators
We are extremely excited that ED-ucation Publishing won 1st place in the Okanagan Changemaker’s Social Innovation competition! Chosen as 1 of the top 3 to pitch (out of 16 applicants) at the sold-out ChangeUP event, 325 audience members voted for us as the #1 company that they felt would make the most effective change in a positive way.
We were extremely honored to share the stage with fellow Changemakers, including some powerful youth change agents, socially-minded organizations, charities, and companies, including: Chris Priebe, who helped create Club Penguin, has led teams at Disney and now works on creating safe digital environments for kids using Pottymouth Chat tools.
There are too many amazing people to spotlight, but we wanted to Thank the Okanagan Changemakers team for creating and holding the event, all of the pitch participants, showcase participants, and applicants for their commitment to making this world a better place!
Photos from the event (Courtesy of Glen Durrell Photography)
Global Education Conference 2013
We held the most attended session on Day 1 of this worldwide Education Conference! We were EXTREMELY excited to have more than 100 Attendees from all across the globe!
Participant Feedback: "I have learned more in this session than I have in 23 years of college!" -Greg (Hazlet Township Public Schools, NJ)
Tosca Killoran and Jeff Hoffart held a session on "Students as Creators", providing a plethora of #EdTech tools that foster the development of this movement. Jeff discussed these tools in the context of his classroom, providing examples of purposeful choice for authentic audiences, while Tosca rocked the discussions and networking going on in the chat!
Blog post (Presentation slides and Resources)
It's been busy lately, but we promise that we will soon return to our series on "Tools to Create"!
The next edition focuses on Creating Avatars, Talking Photos, Games, and Apps. Get your friends to subscribe, because this one is going to be Awesome!
TECH Month continues and spills over into October....with Social Media!
Nick Chater: Where Quality and Quantity of TECH tweets meet!
Free Tech 4 Teachers: We featured Richard Byrne’s Twitter account a few months ago, but this might be a better place to follow if you prefer Facebook!
Med Kharbach: Fantastic TECH boards (e.g. Free Tech for Teachers, Google Guide for Teachers, YouTube Tools, 21st Century Education, Free iPad Apps, and Great Web Tools)
Teachers on Pinterest: Great boards for Pre-School to Grade 6 and Subject boards (more of an overall teaching resource, but some TECH interlaced)
We may or may not agree with these opinions, but these are perfect for inspiring some great discussions between staff.
Article 1: Should Schools Implement Social Media Policies?
Article 2: How (And Why) To Try Twitter Teams In School
Article 3: 10 Reasons we Need Social Media in Education
See you next week!
ED-venture #1: Welcome
#2 Take Action / Social Good
#3 TECH Websites
#4 TECH Apps
#5 TECH PD
#6 TECH in Social Media