Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes. No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs.

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; The Wallace Foundation, 2012 ). 2004; Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011 ). This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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The End is Only the Beginning

A Principal's Reflections

Jerry, Joe, and Mary have been with me in some sort of capacity since the beginning in 2004. We haven’t had a formal, scripted meeting in years as we are always communicating and collaborating throughout the day.

Going to school when your family is in hiding from ICE

The Hechinger Report

I can ease my mind, strategize, think things through,” she said, sitting in a meeting room at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, a 120-year-old gothic-style church in Philadelphia where her mother, father and younger brother, Timothy, 12, have lived since August.

This District Not Only Supports Early Childhood Educators. It Helps Advance Their Careers.

Edsurge

Perhaps the biggest change was an increase in credentialing, with lead teachers required to obtain a bachelor’s degree by 2004, which, in effect, elevated the status of early childhood educators in New Jersey. UNION CITY, N.J.

CDI’s Chromebook Division Reaches Milestone by Supporting more than 2,000 School and District Initiatives

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CDI Computer Dealers , a leading provider of technology to schools, is helping schools transition to the Chromebook ecosystem and is now meeting the Chromebook needs of more than 2,000 schools and districts.

?Goodbye College Advising, Hello College Coaching

Edsurge

At workshops and panel discussions throughout the week, representatives from the schools showcased the tools they’re using to do that such as early signal systems and intervention, peer-to-peer advising and new messaging and outreach methods. Even with organizations like Achieving the Dream, which launched in 2004 to improves student success rates, numbers didn’t improve as dramatically as those putting in the work had hoped or expected.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

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Workshop and other in-service events are magnified by collaborative, shared-experiences. 2004). American Education Research Journal 41 (3) (2004), pp. 2004) What is a “Professional Learning Community”? “We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

Today: A Conversation with Idit Harel Caperton on Constructionism, Social Learning, Web 2.0, Seymour Papert, and More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She founded the World Wide Workshop in 2004 to leverage her unique blend of award-winning research, business acumen, and leadership in spreading innovative new-media learning projects for benefiting kids and youth around the world. Most recently, the Workshop launched Globaloria to invent ways of using social networking and Web 2.0

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2004, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was established to promote the adoption of instructional design and technology as a vital skill set for librarians seeking to more deeply integrate their teaching and learning initiatives into the curriculum and community.

Why Design Thinking Isn't Just for Techies

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" Founded in 2004 by a few Stanford professors including faculty director David Kelley , the d.School offers courses to all students at Stanford, no matter their major. Schools often assume that design thinking is a "techie thing" and send their edtech coordinators and directors to design-thinking workshops. When I attend workshops, I'm always thinking of ways to bring back what I've learned and make it relevant to my colleagues and students.

Deadlines, endless forms, constant college prep pressure: Is the finish line in sight?

The Hechinger Report

Match Charter High in Boston, where students are scrambling to meet college deadlines while balancing classes, sports and multiple Advanced Placement courses. After the meeting, she and her mother thank Kidwell; she announces: “We have a plan,’’ and pledges to do better.

Study 111

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

While some license holders leased their spectrum in the 1980s and ’90s, the market for it remained somewhat sluggish until 2004, when the FCC changed the permitted use for that part of the spectrum from television to internet and renamed it EBS.

As final year of college planning unfolds at Match: ‘What’s it gonna take?’

The Hechinger Report

percent of its graduates since 2004 have gone on to a four-year college, including Ivies like Dartmouth and Harvard. Meeting the tough demands of a challenging college prep curriculum is hard work; they don’t all make it. College counselor Shira Zar-Kessler, known as Ms.

Needing students, Appalachian colleges reach out to fast-growing Hispanic population

The Hechinger Report

He seemed like somebody I’d like to meet.”. This would involve leaving the world she has known for most of her life: the small, cramped trailer park that was “mostly Americans” when the family moved there in 2004, and is now mostly Hispanic. Maria Cantu (l.)

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In 2004, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community was established to promote the adoption of instructional design and technology as a vital skill set for librarians seeking to more deeply integrate their teaching and learning initiatives into the curriculum and community.