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Start The New Year Off Right With The Essential Tools For Educators

The Web20Classroom

There are some tools that educators need to embrace and learn how to use both in and out of the classroom. Each of the tools on these lists have some value either with students or for professional development. for enhancing communication in and out of the classroom.

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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 ). Job Embedded Professional Development. Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning. 2009).

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Using edWeb.net to Connect with Pre-Service Teachers

edWeb.net

Tech4TeacherEd is a new edWeb.net community for pre-service teachers, college of education faculty, and inservice educators to share resources and ideas for integrating digital tools into the classroom. That’s why it’s important to have your 24/7 professional development.”.

Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students. Recently, teachers requested more ways to access the high-quality content they need for teaching and learning.

Race to the Top is over - What now? A new resource from Education First

Insight Education Group

In July 2015, Race to the Top (RTTT), a bold federal initiative that offered incentives to spur innovation in teaching and learning, officially ended. Since the roll out in 2009, RTTT has dedicated over $4 billion to states, impacting more than 22 million students and 1.5

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

Digital Promise

…very little of the work we give students in school provides them with a sense that they are making a contribution to anything other than their own educational progress toward graduation. Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

Fractus Learning

As well as being an English teacher and a member of the professional development team, I was also integral in developing pedagogical outcomes and disseminating information through weekly professional development sessions. ” The educational setting was in itself unknown.

2016 National Teacher Of The Year Credits Her Own Teachers For Success

K-12 Schools - Education News

She became pregnant at 17, but her teachers surrounded her with support and helped her continue her educational journey. A determination committee made up of representatives from 15 national education associations chose four finalists in January. (Image: CBS News).

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says.

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Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

We see the fruits of our labor through our students as they show growth in learning over time. As I have been writing since 2009, if you don’t tell your story someone else will. What other ways are you leveraging to get the good news out on your classroom, school, or district?

Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

edWeb.net

Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. Classroom Prep. She obtained her master’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University in 2009.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Kyle is known as a transformer of educational technology.

Five Compelling Reasons For Teaching Spatial Reasoning To Young Children

MindShift

Our journey began when we conducted an extensive literature review at the outset of the project (Bruce, Flynn, & Moss, 2012) and learned about the crucial importance of spatial reasoning. We also learned—and have experienced in our careers as mathematics educators and researchers—that spatial reasoning is a curiously unacknowledged and neglected area of the curriculum. Education matters!

The end of FlipCon means big changes for flipped learning

eSchool News

FlipCon’s swan song, which starts on July 19 in suburban Dallas , is hardly the end of the movement or of the Flipped Learning Network, the group that has organized the event since 2012. If you’ve never attended a FlipCon, you may have missed your chance.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. You can personalize learning just fine without technology. Personalized Learning, Personal Meanings.

Students Collaborate on Supporting Bee Populations with Digital Tools

edWeb.net

Each year, K-12 schools and districts that have leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievements of their students are honored through SETDA’s Student Voices program. You can learn more about Operation Bee here.

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Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

I orginially wrote this post back in 2009. Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. learning. Check out this short presentation from 2 of the best and most connected administrators in education.

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Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity. This mantra in education particularly in adopting emerging technology is incredibly important. What Mentors Learn About Teaching.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

Of course cyber security is necessary in education. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted.

Debunking the myth that good teachers shouldn’t use curriculum aids

eSchool News

The perception that good teachers reject textbooks and design their own curriculum has been a persistent belief of educators over the years. This map is informed by knowledge of content and research on learning. 2009). Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2 (3), 227–252.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.

MSET Conference a Whole Lot of Awesome!

The Daring Librarian

Every year for the past fourteen years I''ve presented and attended the MICCA conference and it''s part of what has made me who i am as a technology educator. I was super happy about the success and the feedback we got from the Maryland version of the Learning Tools Smackdown!