Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective
Educational Technology Guy
MARCH 30, 2015
Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. I''ve attended good meetings, and really bad meetings. These key points are great for anyone running a meeting.
Meeting Organization with Evernote
Educational Technology Guy
APRIL 1, 2014
Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later. I can take notes on my smartphone, tablet, or laptop or Chromebook and access all meeting info.
Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings
Turning Learning On Its Head
MARCH 3, 2016
We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. Imagine a corporate meeting where participants are really engaged, interested and on task. So how do you flip a meeting?
Meet Learner 2.0
Learning with 'e's
MAY 25, 2015
I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. Photo by JISC Meet Learner 2.0 I want my audience of mainly higher education teachers to think about the cohort of students that is now coming through the doors of universities. This results in a number of repercussions for education. We should probably look it up."
Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are
A Principal's Reflections
MAY 10, 2015
With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. The title of the article was Transforming Your School with Digital Communication.
What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16Session Info. In our interactive session for “ Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom ,” we really let our participants drive the learning. Then the rest of the learning was hashed out through lively table discussions.
Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Terry Heick School Leadership Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)
#HourOfCode: #Minecraft meets Code.org
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Are you ready for the #HourOfCode? Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs December 7–13 marks the 7th annual Computer Science Education week and the 3rd annual #HourOfCode Challenge spearheaded by Code.org. Code.org takes an approach to teaching coding by using iconic characters and the block.ly block based coding language to teach computer science concepts in a way […].
Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting
MAY 5, 2015
I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. Trust me, I’m guilty of leading this kind of staff meeting, and not just once, but for many years. Kahoot is a fun tool, and a must for any meeting facilitator to try. Tweet.
How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ? Share it with other classrooms to easily pick a time to meet. Want to see students excited?
Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner
JULY 2, 2016
A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores? I had the pleasure to interview Shaan Patel, founder of 2400 Expert SAT Prep (renamed Prep Expert this weekend) and winner on ABC’s Shark Tank. Real world problems.
5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting
TeachThought - Learn better.
JULY 30, 2015
How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings. Staff Meeting. So if staff meetings tend to be ineffective, boring, and repetitive, why do we continue to run them the way they have always been run? What if teachers could go to staff meetings and be actively collaborating? What if teachers looked forward to going to staff meetings? by Amy Arbogash.
Flipped Learning Meets Differentiated Instruction
APRIL 1, 2015
Teachers continue to cope with the challenges of teaching to multiple learning styles. With the help of technology, personalized learning becomes more realistic while the strategies for advancing personalized learning are more powerful. The result is a magical combination of differentiated instruction and flipped learning. Differentiated Instruction. Flipped Learning. Safe Learning Management
Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration
Class Tech Tips
JULY 24, 2016
Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. … The post Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration appeared first on Class Tech Tips. Inside this app you’ll find animations that illustrate concepts related to this science topic.
Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. For the past two years, the Washington, D.C. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning. They have a good reason to visit.
Tennessee Says A Third Of Its High School Graduates Didn't Meet Requirements
NPR Learning and Tech
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Tennessee becomes the latest reason to doubt much-touted improvement in the nation's high school graduation rate. Image credit: Dawn Majors/Courtesy of the Office of Governor Bill Haslam
History Song Parodies Meet 8th Grade Culture
NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Song parodies can help students in history class create connections for themselves as they write their own lyrics about important events. As it turns out, writing songs in groups can also invoke 8th grade social machinations, teacher Jody Passanisi reports. Future of History Parody for Synthesis history Jody Passanisi Mayflower Compact middle school song parodies teen culture US Constitution
Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Sue Fitzgerald
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
OCTOBER 13, 2014
Meet Sue’s Fitzgerald''s Digital Self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog Digital Research Toolkit, by Sue Fitzgerald It''s Connected Educator month and today at ThingLink we are celebrating Sue Fitzgerald. Sue is a connected educator who is also a member of the first group of ThingLink Expert Educators!
How to Use Voice to Text to Meet Learners' Needs
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
Pearson School Board @ MeldrumKim As teachers we meet lots of students and we try our best to meet their individual learning needs but sometimes we have a student like John. Kim Meldrum, M.Ed. Technology Innovation Consultant Lester B. John has not been very successful at school. He is in grade ten and is thinking of dropping out.
Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
Photo Credit: David Hawley David B Hawley Critical Thinking To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing
Flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”
APRIL 7, 2016
How about flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”? Sure, the school year is approaching the finish line. As you do a retrospective of what we hope was a great year, it’s not too early to think about new ways to use technology when students return from summer break. Making a few changes to the way you’ve always conducted this time-honored school event can also give parents an example of what it means to flip a classroom. Here are just a few ideas to get more out of this special night. Virtual Tours. Hashtags. YouTube Videos. Safe Learning Management
Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Jodie Johnston
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
OCTOBER 18, 2014
Meet Jodie Johnston''s digital self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog. Today we are celebrating Connected Educator month at ThingLink by introducing our readers to one or our Expert Educators, Jodie Johnston. Jodie is a Curriculum Technology Specialist from Overland Park, Kansas who specializes in Web 2.0 Tools. ce14 #TLexpert Jodie Johnston
Meet the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Participants
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
JULY 8, 2015
Meet the ThingLink Challenge Participants Join the ThingLink Summer Teacher ChallengeThe Teacher Summer Challenge participants have begun to add images to our channel, Design Your Digital Self. We invite you to explore our channel and watch it grow.
College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy
OCTOBER 7, 2016
He is a certified Myers-Briggs® specialist, and his type (ENFJ) will tell you that he will show up on time, that he’ll be excited to meet you, and that, more than anything, he is committed to—and an expert in—helping you realize your potential. . When I come across someone of this nature, I make extra effort to ensure I nurture and care for the relationship. Read our interview below.
Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs
A Principal's Reflections
JANUARY 2, 2014
For example, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook could read student responses and be clear about what each writer needed to add or change in order to meet standard. These teachers believe that differentiation is about access points. Therefore, they used four support activities (scaffolds) to address different areas of difficulty they see their students face. Figure 1. Figure 3. Figure 4.
Meet Codie, a New Robot
My Paperless Classroom
MARCH 31, 2015
From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market. The newest robot I know of is Codie. Codie looks like it will be easy for kids to program and one of the first functions they highlight is the ability to program it to dance. Overall, I am pretty excited to see how Codie can support learning in technology and other classes. Programming
How to Use Technology in Your Faculty Meetings
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Meanwhile, staff meetings often lag behind this tech transformation. Do you struggle with active participation in your staff meetings? If so, it might be time to incorporate some technology to drive more interaction and interest during faculty meetings. Highlight two or three tech tips at each staff meeting. Here’s how: Incorporate BYOD. Start a show and tell.
Blended Learning Meets the Ghost of Textbooks Past
DECEMBER 1, 2015
No question: the future of educational technology is blended learning enacted in 1-to-1 classrooms. But: exactly what instruction will be delivered? In the past, textbooks played the role of providing teachers with the day-by-day, week-by-week, instructional roadmap. Curriculum developers: Listen up
Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
Elena Aguilar Teacher Leadership It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms
In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model
JANUARY 7, 2016
When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom. Both of these strategies for blending face-to-face and online learning work well for teachers in a traditional school setting. The station rotation model does exactly what its name suggests. Learning
Match Beyond: No excuses meets disruption in higher education
The Christensen Institute
APRIL 30, 2015
Disruption has been alive and well in higher education for years now. With millions of nonconsumers of traditional colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide—many of them low-income adults with jobs or families—and a traditional higher education model that, increasingly, is both expensive and under financial strain, there has been no shortage of opportunities for disruptive higher education upstarts powered by online learning to emerge. What’s been exciting about this disruptive potential has been the opportunity to make a quality higher education fundamentally affordable.
Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents
JUNE 27, 2016
1 grand prize winner = $50,000 Scholarship AND a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. 4 first prize winners = (and one guest) will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay, and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winner’s Celebration. DonsorChoose.org, and Katy Perry, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. This is a sponsored blog post.
Montessori Meets Kaizen: Promoting Lifelong Learning
AUGUST 29, 2016
The key to classroom performance then, as seen through the lens of kaizen principles, is an entire team working together to meet their collective goals. Sometimes one of those random websites that I stumble upon on the internet delivers information I’m grateful to know but wouldn’t have known to seek out. The Kaizen Institute defines “kaizen” as the practice of continuous improvement.
Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky
NPR Learning and Tech
OCTOBER 13, 2015
An ed-tech company says its free online platform will revolutionize individualized learning. Skeptics call it digital snake oil. » » EMail This
Meet the next generation of school ed-tech leaders
APRIL 6, 2016
CoSN and EdScoop announce inaugural winners at CoSN 2016 annual conference. CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) and EdScoop have unveiled the winners of the NextGeneration Leaders Program, a new national initiative that recognizes emerging K-12 education technology leaders. Travis Eldridge, Technology Integration Specialist, Laramie County School District #1. Cheyenne, WY).
5 Great Tools for Video Conferencing and Organizing Online Meetings
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
JUNE 20, 2015
June 20, 2015 The power of video conferencing tools lies in their ability to engage audience through the use of visuals, interactive features and synchronous communication. The most popular.read more. vVdeo conferencing tools
How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students
AUGUST 11, 2016
Using technology to meet struggling students’ needs. The entire teaching and learning experience should be about gaining knowledge not meeting the standards. The post How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students appeared first on NEO BLOG. When I started school, there were seven first-grade classes, and about 30 students in each one. Where did they go?