Elana Leoni

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Tags Teacher Leadership
July 29, 2013

Ahh, summertime -- a time to relax and recharge. OK, well not really if you're an educator. In reality, educators are the most dedicated professionals I've met, and despite what the rest of the world may think, we know nobody really has summers off. But before summer officially ends and we...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
June 14, 2013

It's almost officially summer, and if you’re an edtech nerd like me, you always start twitching with excitement when June rolls around (seriously, picture Elaine dancing in Seinfeld). ISTE's annual conference and exposition starts June 23 and,...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
March 21, 2013

(Updated 10/2013)

At this year's ASCD conference one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more "connected educators." At this conference, there were definitely some great "firsts." The general session kicked off...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
June 20, 2012

It's June, and one of the biggest edtech conferences in the US is quickly approaching -- ISTE's annual conference & exposition in San Diego. I don't know about you, but I always get nerdily excited for opportunities like this to network and...

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Tags Education Trends
October 22, 2011

Can you remember what you did in the last 54 hours? Chances are you didn't create a company. But that's exactly what some entrepreneurs and educators did at this past weekend's Startup Weekend Edu. In just over a weekend, many startups were launched...

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Tags Technology Integration
October 6, 2011

Yesterday, we lost one of the great minds of American history. Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away at age 56. Whether you're a Mac or PC person, there's no doubt that Steve Jobs has reinvented how people use and continue to use technology to fuel innovation. By personalizing the...

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Tags Game-Based Learning
August 11, 2011

Elana Leoni is Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager. Follow her on Twitter, @elanaleoni.

Last week I attended #140Edu, the first ever 140 Characters Conference (#...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
August 20, 2010

We live in an incredibly exciting time. My recent visit to @jeffpulver's #140conf in San Francisco reinforced just how exciting a time it is. Twitter...

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Tags Education Trends
April 28, 2010

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending DrupalCon, an annual developer's conference highlighting the open source content management system (CMS), Drupal. For those of you not familiar with the...

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