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!
We wanted to share 3 exciting upcoming events that ED-ucation Publishing is taking part in! We play a role in the Global Education Conference as a presenter, in the Okanagan Changemaker's ChangeUP as a Pitch participant, and in Desire2Learn's Edge Challenge as a Judge.
Read on for more details about each event!
Announcing the fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013 (Saturday, November 23rd in some time zones).
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Jeff Hoffart and Tosca Killoran will be presenting on: Students as Creators
Session Brief: There is a current movement towards student-led learning, student empowerment, and students as creators or makers, which aligns with the revised version of Bloom’s Taxonomy. In Creating, students learn to generate new ideas, ways of thinking, or habits of mind in designing, constructing, planning, producing and inventing. Learn about how certain tools can foster the development of these higher-order thinking skills, as well as promote connectivity and collaboration within and beyond your classroom.
Session Date: Monday, November 18th, 2013
Time: 10 AM in B.C. (GMT-8), 7 PM in Bonn (CET)
Okanagan Changemaker's ChangeUP Social Pitch Competition
If you are in the Okanagan region, come out for this great event. It is an amazing opportunity for you to support local change makers. ED-ucation Publishing has been chosen as 1 of the 3 "for profits" that will pitch to win funding and services!
Get your tickets today to enjoy a great evening. Come out and vote!
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Desire2Learn's Edge Challenge
Desire2Learn is challenging post-secondary students to shape the future of education by building apps that improve the experience of teachers, students and administrators.
Jeff Hoffart of ED-ucation Publishing has been chosen as a Judge for this great challenge. Follow along to see what innovative ideas and apps students develop!
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ED-venture #1: Welcome
#2 Take Action / Social Good
#3 TECH Websites
#4 TECH Apps
#5 TECH PD
#6 TECH in Social Media