Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Innovative Educator's Top Posts (and Reflections) for 2010

I've stepped up the writing here on The Innovative Educator, almost doubling the amount of posts contributed each year since the birth of my blog, thanks in part to some wonderful contributors including Jeff Branzburg and his provocative cartoons, the unschooled Kate Fridkis, the on-the-ground insights of Jacob Gutnicki, and the thoughts from down under by Peter Kent.

If you haven't been able to keep up, below is a recap courtesy of Google's new "stats" feature of my top posts since this summer and my thoughts about each. If you haven't the chance to read them, please take a look and find a post or two that peaks your interest to take a look at share, and maybe even add a comment.



My Thoughts

Tri State Ed Tech Conference - Post Conference Reflections
5,575 Pageviews
I imagine this is my top post because there were so many connected people where I gave this keynote thanks to Principal Eric Sheninger.
Oct 2, 2010, 2 comments

8 Real Ways Facebook Enriched Ms. Schoening’s 1st Grade Class
4,763 Pageviews
I am not surprised this is a top post. This teacher and her husband are blazing the trails and thinking outside the ban to do what's best for students.
Jul 15, 2010, 15 comments

10 Proven Strategies to Break the Ban and Build Oportunities for Students to Learn with Cells
4,564 Pageviews
These teachers came together and shared ideas and insights on how to break the ban where they work to best educate their students. I am grateful for these leaders and the ones who follow in their footsteps.
Nov 3, 2010, 3 comments

5 Real Examples of Using Twitter for Education
4,225 Pageviews
6% of the population uses Twitter and doesn't know how they lived without it. The rest are scratching their heads and curious. This post is for them.
Jun 29, 2010, 4 comments

Eight Reasons An Innovative Educator Uses Twitter
3,325 Pageviews
Same as above.
Sep 3, 2010, 6 comments

The Ten No Nos of Teaching with a Projector or Smartboard
3,263 Pageviews
A favorite topic of mine. Advice for using projectors and interactive whiteboards effectively. Of course, the best way to use an IWB is not to use an IWB.
May 10, 2010, 26 comments

Want to be a great teacher? Don’t go to PD.
2,472 Pageviews
Great guest post that pushes the idea that teachers can't wait for PD to come to them, instead they must go out and learn in the anytime/anywhere world at their fingertips.
Aug 3, 2010, 11 comments

Controlling your digital identity is as easy as 1-2-3…
2,426 Pageviews
Online safety does not mean hiding or being anonymous. It means having control over your digital identity. This post shares ways to do that.
Jul 18, 2010, 9 comments

The Innovative Educator Discusses How to Go from Banning to Embracing Cells
2,369 Pageviews
More tips on how to break the ban and embrace the technology that students already own to empower learners.

The Innovative Educator’s Birthday Wish – Help Me Fund Innovative Classrooms
2,155 Pageviews
I'm surprised this post got more than 2000 hits but no one donated to my Giving Page this year. Sniff sniff. You can do it any time and I promise to fund the most innovative of classrooms with you.
Sep 18, 2010, 1 comment

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this top posts list. These posts give excellent resources to so many.