Technology Training.In Pictures

The Web20Classroom

While I love this site I needed something else to help give teachers a leg up on specific software they use in their classroom and I needed it to be easy to follow and understand. The site contains tutorials for all major Microsoft Office Products like Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Access, both the 2003 version and the 2007 version. I love my job, but sometimes it can be frustrating trying to meet the needs of all the teachers and staff members in my district.

It's Raining! Why Texas Should Use the Rainy Day Fund


In 2003, to deal with the last economic downturn, the Legislature appropriated $1.3 I am home today with a sick pet. While she rests and we wait to go to the vet, I have been reading up on the latest information to cross my screen regarding the Texas education budget crisis.

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Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?


Answer found and used with in a few moments (It''s under "Save As" by the way; at least in Office 2003 it is). Life-Long Learner Wordle by EdTechSandyK Feel free to re-use, but please give credit. To be a good educator is to be a life-long learner.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Despite the misconceptions held by the general public regarding online learning, several comparative studies have determined that there is no significant difference in the outcomes of online classrooms when compared to traditional face-to-face classrooms. Rice 2006) Some students will thrive in an online environment while others will be better served in a face-to-face classroom. 29 Apr 2011. 29 Apr 2011.

Study Findings

Connecting 2 the World

Relating this to Skitka’s (2003) AIM model of Social Identify Theory (as discussed in Chapter 2), a greater level of ownership may create higher stakes for the individual within a group. In discussing this document in a group interview, the difficulty in creating an agreed upon product was obvious: Well, what formally…I think the … for the classroom trainers, they have a document. Later: P: There’s a certain way to do that in the classroom.

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A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

Intragroup competency: group process: Through the negotiation of group processes and interaction between members of the group, group norms and mental models are created (Boland & Tenkas, 1995; Conceicao, Heitor, & Veloso, 2003; Jehn & Mannix, 2001; Mohammed & Dumville, 2001; Moreland & Levine, 2001) which then become the basis for evaluating the group’s competency. 2003). 2003). 2003). Organizational Science (2003) 14 (3), 283-296. 2003). 2003).

Expertise, competency, and content

Connecting 2 the World

He or she may learn about the software, how to use it by using reading a textbook, or even receive some hands on training away from his or her classroom. 2003). Three terms, expertise, competency, and content, are used interchangeably with knowledge, especially in the context of workplace learning and training. However, they may have multiple meanings depending on the theoretical constructs of the research.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices


You may not know which children in a classroom have experienced trauma, but the way your school reacts to and supports these students can have lasting consequences. Unlocking the Door to Learning: Trauma-Informed Classrooms & Transformational Schools.

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How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation


A Twenty-first Century Guide to Politics in the Classroom . In their book about the research, The Political Classroom , Hess and McAvoy argue that schools, in order to fulfill their democratic mission, should be political (though not partisan).

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


The earlier you bring parents into the classroom, the more comfortable they’ll feel coming to you with questions. Classroom behavior feedback [17]. Once you’ve survived conference season, you’ll have done a lot to build parent engagement in your classroom.

What resources would you suggest for professional book studies on reading instruction?

Reading By Example

The Comprehension Experience (Hammond & Nessel, Heinemann, 2011). Reading Essentials (Routman, Heinemann, 2003). What Really Matters for Struggling Readers (Allington, Pearson, 2011). classroom instruction Community Leader as a Reader professional development Reading study groupsAs noted in a previous post , we (our instructional leadership team) are loosening up the reins a bit this year with professional development.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). 2011). 2011). 2011). 2011). 2011). 2011).

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Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

2003 – In Saudi Arabia due to terrorism in the country, I helped my school set up and run Moodle to do Virtual School. Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc) before now, you’re too late. Just like in the classroom, one size doesn’t fit all.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

FY 2003 $700,500,000. This change remained in appropriations language from FY 2007 through FY 2011. FY 2011 $100,000,000 (President Obama’s request: $0). Rationale for Obama administration FY 2011 program consolidation (i.e., On November 22, 1996, U.S.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

“ Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed. ” - Seymour Papert When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever. 2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011).

How Schools Can Bridge Mental Health Care Gaps with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools


percent in 2003 to 8.4 percent in 2011–2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They also want to develop materials so more classroom teachers can use a condensed version of the curriculum, with 20-minute lesson plans.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

While the percentage of white principals declined from 87 percent in 1987–88 to 80 percent in 2011–12, the percentage of black principals did not change significantly. We need more black teachers in the classroom, and interviewing candidates of color is just a start.

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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive


Studies show that the best predictor of STEM career choice in adulthood is linked to whether kids self-report seeing themselves as scientists when they grow up by 8th grade (Maltese & Tai, 2011). Making learning “hard fun” (Papert, 2002) is a real-world balancing act that happens everyday when children are designing and inventing in the classroom. Joy and laughter should be welcome in any classroom. 2003; Cornett 1986).


North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The organization has received millions of dollars in donations and federal grants since its founding in 2003. Garland added that the organization had done “outstanding work in terms of changing classroom practice and helping to improve student outcomes in early colleges.”

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Nowadays, 99 percent of classrooms are wired with high-speed internet (which is very different than schools being “wired”), more than half of schools have wireless capability, hundreds of school districts have 1:1 devices and the U.S. Internet ubiquity in the classroom led teachers to adopt email and experiment with other technologies.

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The Atlanta Cheating Verdict: Some Context

NPR Learning and Tech

But a Government Accountability Office report last year found confirmed reports of cheating on at least one standardized test in 33 states in the school years 2010-''11 and 2011-''12. They found evidence of serious cheating in 3 to 5 percent of elementary school classrooms.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


Research shows that including a variety of stakeholders—from parents to students to school teachers and staff—in the design and implementation of a school change is critical to its success (Mitra&Gross, 2009; Osberg, Pope, &Galloway, 2006; Rice, 2011).Will 2003).

Dear ISTE (reprised)


The award-winning classroom teachers at my table wondered too. The whole conversation brought me back a blog post I wrote following ISTE’s 2011 conference in Philadelphia. So do classroom teachers. Here’s my post from July 20, 2011. link] (2003).

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

Sixteen-year-olds share classrooms with 20-somethings, students earn diplomas at their own pace and if anyone has a problem with a peer, they’re encouraged to talk about it like adults. Burgos, too, has relied on staff support for help outside of the classroom.

Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

Georgia State agreed to start using analytics in 2011. Renick says he signed a contract with EAB 2011 before it even had a prototype for the software. Since 2003, Georgia State has raised its graduation rates by 23 percentage points, which adds up to more than $60 million.

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The amount of time they’ve spent in the classroom (“seat time”) doesn’t matter, nor does the number of credits they’ve accumulated. In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8

Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published numerous articles both online and in print, including The Future of Online Learning (1998), Learning Objects (2000), Resource Profiles (2003), and E-Learning 2.0 Most recently, Gardner received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

This is true for online and classroom courses. Machajewski previously received a 2011 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Innovative Development. A recent report by the US Department of Education showed that 48 percent of bachelor’s degree students between 2003 and 2009 left the STEM fields. Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

For me, personally, the function of the classroom is to create not only strong learners but strong leaders," she says. "We Corps members are being encouraged and incentivized to stay in the classroom longer than two years. Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003.

A #BlackLivesMatter Leader At Teach For America

NPR Learning and Tech

For me, personally, the function of the classroom is to create not only strong learners but strong leaders," she says. "We Corps members are being encouraged and incentivized to stay in the classroom longer than two years. Terrenda White in her first year of TFA teaching, in 2003.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

The Hechinger Report

In 2011, fewer than 16 percent of employees were people of color. According to the American Institutes of Research, Minnesota spent $130 million between 2003 and 2008 just on educating students who dropped out in their first year. I felt like I needed mirrors in the classroom.”. Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on.

How the federal government abandoned the Brown v. Board of Education decision

The Hechinger Report

He was a driving force behind the state’s infamous 2011 immigration crackdown, which required police to inquire about the legal status of anyone they had a “reasonable suspicion” was in the country unlawfully. But two local dads revived the idea in 2011.

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It’s Pedagogy Go With Location-Based Mobile Learning At The University Of South Australia

EdNews Daily

We encouraged students to use the resources and guidelines in the LBMLG framework to assist them with the learning task and supported them with virtual classroom workshops and via email. MobileMath: exploring mathematics outside the classroom.