Technology Training.In Pictures

The Web20Classroom

Department of Education, with the ultimate goal of providing easy to use computer tutorials to students and adults with learning disabilities. 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

EdTechSandyK

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. In 2003, to deal with the last economic downturn, the Legislature appropriated $1.3 I am home today with a sick pet.

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Resources and Links from Social Thinking™ Providers' Convention

SpeechTechie

I first learned about Social Thinking in probably 2003 (?) Meanwhile, more and more dedicated educators, therapists, and SLPs have embraced the curriculum and developed their own work based on it.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, May 31st, for a live and interactive Future of Education webinar with James Bosco, Principle Investigator at the Consortium for School Networking ( CoSN ). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1961.

Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?

EdTechSandyK

To be a good educator is to be a life-long learner. Do you stretch yourself educationally on occasion to stay mindful of a learner''s perspective? Answer found and used with in a few moments (It''s under "Save As" by the way; at least in Office 2003 it is).

May 25 - Interview with Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. psid=2011-05-25.1110.M.9E9FE58134BE68C3B413F24B3586CF.vcr&sid=2008350 MP3 [link] Sir Ken Robinson , PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government.

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Time : 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 9pm GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). He has received numerous state and national awards for distinguished educational service and scholarship

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

Google+ Teacher Academy, Seattle!

The Daring Librarian

But I *have* been preaching the Google message since 2003. After reviewing your application, we believe that you have the experience and passion necessary to positively impact education in your region, and we are excited to have you join us at the Google office in Seattle."

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

While this is encouraging, it is also clear that not every student is destined to be successful in an online learning environment: “The undeniable fact is that some students succeed in the virtual educational environment and some fail just as they do in traditional classroom environments. The key lies in understanding the critical components in an educational context that promote and encourage student success, not the media that was used to deliver instruction.” 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. For example, educational credentials (e.g. Skitka, 2003; Van Knippenberg, 2000), the closer the knowledge is related to a person’s social identity, the more likely that person will want the group’s norms, values, and knowledge to be aligned to the individual.

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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). Educational Researcher, 81(1), 32-42. British Journal of Educational Technology, 30(3), 201-215.

METC: Motivate, Engage, Transform, & Connect and Trogdor, Too!

The Daring Librarian

Tapped into Teacher Professional Development: an Online Community of Practice - 2003 - Like.ok, my first taste of a Virtual World & an education PLN was at TappedIn !

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Expertise, competency, and content

Connecting 2 the World

Because of the ease in measuring content knowledge, most training and professional education focus on transferring content knowledge at the individual, group, and organizational level (Cook & Yanow, 1995; Yakhlef, 2002; Yakhlef, 2010). 2003). Three terms, expertise, competency, and content, are used interchangeably with knowledge, especially in the context of workplace learning and training.

What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving them to bankruptcy by 2011. For a long time, we didn’t see it in higher education. . What does this mean for higher education leaders?

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).

Disrupting education, the NFL way

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education demographic study of principals found that the vast majority of the people doing the hiring are white. 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.

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

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. Department of Education or other federal agencies) in and out of inclusion. Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Department of Education, I do not believe it was ever published by the Department.

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

Edsurge

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I shared this thought in Learning Transformed : Educational technology is not a silver bullet. Improvement lies in our ability as schools and educators to move away from broad claims and opinions to showing actual evidence aligned to good research.

What Your School Needs to Know About Trauma-Informed Practices

Waterford

8] Each year, educators teach several students who have dealt with trauma in some way. Educational researchers often refer to childhood trauma as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). And as educators do so, student behavior tends to improve.

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

The Hechinger Report

Board of Education school-segregation decision, Williams saw a post on Facebook shared by an old high-school friend she knew from her days playing trumpet in the Gardendale marching band: The newly empowered Gardendale Board of Education would be meeting in a few hours.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference. Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Recognize that parent-teacher conferences take a lot of planning, often outside of an educator’s regular hours.

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

Excerpted from Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond by Christa Flores, published in 2016 by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. 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). 2003; Cornett 1986).

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Scrutiny of colleges that get billions in GI Bill money remains mired in bureaucracy

The Hechinger Report

Richard Baca joined the New Mexico National Guard for the education benefits promised to him through the GI Bill, but after returning from two deployments to Iraq he became mired in difficulties with a for-profit university and has at least temporarily given up on getting a degree.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

Meaning, society is better off when students see diversity in the ranks of teachers rather than when they hear lessons about the importance of inclusion from a monolithic group of educators. But there’s more at stake than the educational benefits of having black teachers for black students.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people.

University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

While rising education costs and more amenities and luxury housing have played a role in pressing up the cost of college attendance, a great deal of college tuition inflation has been driven by an enrollment strategy that relies heavily on tuition discounting. Higher Education.

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Like their students, colleges are vastly increasing the amount they borrow

The Hechinger Report

The annual cost of servicing this accumulated debt more than doubled, from $21 billion in 2003 to $48 billion in 2012, the most recent period for which it has been calculated by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Sign up here for our higher education newsletter.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Education Random Thoughts 1:1 featured virtual schoolNCCE 2020 here in Seattle has just wrapped up.

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STUDENT VOICES: DACA students worry about ‘really tough times’ ahead

The Hechinger Report

As Washington continues to debate the issue, The Hechinger Report spoke with four DACA recipients about how this new reality affects their lives and education goals. Education goal: Bachelor’s degree in government and then law school. Education goal: Law school.

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

The Hechinger Report

My parents always stressed how powerful an education is and how it is the key to success,” Keenan said. For more stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn subscribe to the Educate podcast. Georgia State agreed to start using analytics in 2011.

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

The Hechinger Report

Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate degree or higher. But that impressive statistic masks severe racial disparities in degree completion: The state has the second largest attainment gap between whites and blacks in the nation, according to the Education Trust. He estimated that nearly one in three new jobs created through 2026 will require education beyond high school.