Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools. Join Steve Hargadon on Thursday, August 25th, for a live and interactiveFutureofEducation.com webinar with Bob Compton, producer of the new documentary film The Finland Phenomenon, an "inside look at the world''s finest secondary education system."

Week of September 5, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Cuarta sesión del curso abierto ArTIC ([link] [link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] CSOV STUDENT NEWS ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Fri 9 Sep 08:00AM New York / Fri 9 Sep 12:00PM GMT / Fri 9 Sep 10:00PM Sydney Molly Williams. Learn To Be provides free online tutoring in primary and secondary math, science and language arts.

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Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] The 2011 Worldwide Virtual Library Conference November 2 - 3, All Free, All Online in Blackboard Collaborate Submit to present or to be kept informed at [link] SERVICE-LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 17 Aug 05:00AM New York / Wed 17 Aug 09:00AM GMT / Wed 17 Aug 07:00PM Sydney Keith Wilson. Learn To Be provides free online tutoring in primary and secondary math, science and language arts.

Week of September 12, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION SEPTEMBER, 2011 (AzTEA 2.0 Lizzie Chase, Australian educator, will share a series of free downloadable English lessons at [link] for upper primary and lower secondary students, integrating Web 2.0 Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Week of February 27, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Adrian won the coveted Outstanding Secondary Teacher for Victoria last year. EPA WaterSense and WasteWater Education will present a free hour seminar to introduce home school, elementary and high school teachers to the curriculum materials available from USEPA to promote March 14-20, 2011 "Fix A Leak Week!" With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, teaching practice issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers.

Week of February 7th, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Come along and join in our first Tech Talk Tuesday in 2011. This will be a general sharing of conversations and discussions amongst participants about: Goals for 2011: What is a digital classroom? With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, didactics issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers.

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Week of February 14, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] "MINI-GEEK FEST" MONTHLY ONLINE CONVERSATION-FEBRUARY, 2011 (AzTEA 2.0 With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, didactics issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

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Week of February 20, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With Greek secondary education teachers, we are going to talk about evolution teaching, teaching practice issues concerning this problematic subject for many science teachers. Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate.

Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

That seems to be the idea in a position statement released by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. “It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.” NASSP in this statement includes recommendations to school leaders on what to do with mobile and social technologies. Here are those recommendations. And a bit of my own commentary of course).

TEA Update: New Options with Digital Content in Texas

EdTechSandyK

Notes from a TCEA 2011 Concurrent Session John Lopez Texas Education Agency All TEA Power Points from TCEA will be uploaded to TCEA Project Share group for this conference. These became available for districts to order in the Spring of 2011. digital content tcea tcea 2011 teacher education Commissioner''s List added Electronic Textbooks. Format of digital materials being submitted is all over the map. Some are PDFs and some are more robust and interactive.

Silver and gold

Learning with 'e's

Dawn originally trained as a nurse, but then after our children came along, she took a few years out and then retrained as a teacher, gaining a first class BA honours degree in English Language and ICT from Exeter University , and her PGCE Secondary Education from Plymouth University. Today my wife and I celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Those 25 years have flashed by, and like most couples we have had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't change any of it.

Why the United States Poses No Competition to Singapore in International Education Race

The 21st Century Principal

Instead here’s what Singapore is looking at: Strengthening teacher-student relationships in secondary schools: They want to increase the level of social-emotional support for students and career guidance. I stumbled across an article entitled “Singapore Looks at Strengthening School System Further.”

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 Time : 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 19:00 GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Since 1988, iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) has pioneered the educational use of innovative communications technology and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning in elementary and secondary schools in 130 other countries worldwide.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. The Kalamazoo Promise provides four year post-secondary scholarships for every graduating high school student in Kalamazoo the Promise has been the catalyst for educational reform and area economic/community development.

Out of Africa

Learning with 'e's

I have just returned from a week working out in Kenya, where I spoke at a conference and visited several primary and secondary schools. Many long days have passed since my last blog post, but I have been busy on another continent. It was my first visit to Kenya, and most of my time was spent in the coastal town of Mombasa.

Live Tuesday August 2nd with Jane Nelsen and Mary Maguire on Adlerian Psychology and Education

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Jane’s doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 1979 is secondary to the education and experience she achieved from her successes and failures as a mother of seven children.

Special Library 2.0 Interview Today with David Loertscher, Plus Other Live Sessions from WLMA

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Friday, October 14th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Loertscher , who will be coming in live from the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) 2011 conference to visit with us. Date : Friday, October 14th, 2011 Time : 1:45pm Pacific / 4:45pm Eastern / 8:45pm GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

What happens when no one recognizes your genius?

Connecting 2 the World

Perhaps that is why so many people are scared by its use, especially in primary and secondary education. Okay, so I'm not claiming to be a genius. Let's start there. However, two things happened yesterday to trigger this post. First, I met with my dissertation adviser. He is very good in terms of focusing my work. However, I'm always so depressed after speaking with him as I feel I will never complete this process.

Live Thursday August 25th with Bob Compton on The Finland Phenomenon

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, August 25th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Bob Compton, producer of the new documentary film The Finland Phenomenon , an "inside look at the world''s finest secondary education system." Date : Thursday, August 25th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

April 27th - Pam Moran and Ira Socol: From Scientifically-Managed to Community-Driven Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. Pam , the Superintendent of the Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia has worked in every level of K-12 education, teaching science in high school and middle school, serving as a secondary assistant principal and an elementary principal, and as adjunct faculty for the University of Virginia.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The system is a little weird, since you can''t see all of the proposals in one area (they are categorized into primary, secondary, and tertiary blocks based on arbitrary ordering of session submissions by one individual), but here are direct links to panel proposals I made: "School 2.0: The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18.

YouTube as a PLE

Connecting 2 the World

Integrating YouTube into the curriculum as a PLE This got me to wondering: 1) what other tools primary and secondary schools are using to record student progress, especially in behavioral changes, 2) how schools are preparing students to become aware of their own learning, 3) other ways to analyze non-formal learning or learning outside of the classroom, and 4) how people use feedback in social networking sites such as YouTube, facebook, and blogs.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2011 Global Education Conference is also fast approaching: November 14 - 18. The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This new weekly blog post / email is replacing the regular email I have sent out for the last couple of years for the now-defunct Host-Your-Own-Webinar program (I still have hopes of resurrecting that near-to-my-heart program, and when that happens we''ll wrap it into this weekly missive).

2020 Curriculum

Learning with 'e's

When I talk to teachers about the school curriculum, whether primary or secondary, guess what they want to discuss the most? Correct - assessment. When I crowdsourced for material for this series of blog posts on #learning2020 , a lot of the comments I received back were about assessment.

Blogs that I read regularly (top blog list for 2011)

Connecting 2 the World

Although she is half way around the world, it is amazing how relevant her blog is to what happens in k-12 (primary and secondary school) here in the US. Many of her posts deal with integrating technology into primary and secondary education on a practical, practitioner's view point. About twice a year, I review my igoogle home page, editing out those blogs that I don't read and adding blogs that I may find myself accessing more often.

How to Know You Make a Difference #LoveTeaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Christie Thompson – Bio as Submitted Christie Thompson, School Counselor A native Arkansan, I relocated to Sherman, Texas, to begin my 20-year teaching career and was awarded New Secondary Teacher of the Year for the district.

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When I Knew It Was Time to Leave the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2011, the Dow Jones News Fund honored Sackstein as a Special Recognition Adviser and 2012 Education Updated recognized her as an outstanding educator. She has made the Bammy Awards finals for Secondary High School Educator in 2014 and for blogging in 2015. Starr Sackstein on Episode 564 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Starr Sackstein reflects on when she knew it was time to leave the classroom.

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New Collaboration Gives Online Teachers a Standard for Improving Successful Outcomes

eSchool News

Founded in 2011 by former classroom teachers, SFS is now used by educators in 39 states as well as schools in Canada, Australia, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Standard for Success, the industry-leader in teacher evaluation software, and Stride, Inc.,

Technology in Education and Opportunity Cost

Reading By Example

Smartphones were a frequent topic, especially from the secondary school leaders. My administrative career began in 2011 which is around the time that iPhones started to come into prominence. From the beginning of my secondary tenure until my shift to an elementary principal role four years later, smartphones grew in frequency and in use in school. Matt Renwick.

How to Help Your Students Learn Healthy Communication Skills

Waterford

Classroom activities like reflective writing in journals is a great way to teach communication skills to PreK, elementary, or secondary students. Child Development, 82 (1), (March 2011), pp.

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Safe, Kid-Friendly YouTube Alternatives

Securly

Rebecca Black’s notorious music video became a YouTube sensation after its 2011 release. The channel is subdivided into grade levels: Primary & Secondary Education , University , and Lifelong Learning. Due to the success of “ Safe, Kid-Friendly Alternatives to Google, YouTube, and Beyond ”, we decided to dig deeper. Below you’ll find a variety of safe, kid-friendly vide o streaming resources. Safe Youtube.

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When Kindness goes Viral #Mondaymotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

He became an assistant principal in 2004 and was named the 2011 Oklahoma Assistant Principal of the Year. He is also a contributing author on ConnectedPrincipals.com , and a guest blogger for the National Association of Secondary Principals. A conversation with Principal Will Parker in Episode 51 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Will Parker @williamdp has seen kindness go viral on his campus.

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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More Latino students are earning high school diplomas as they wrestle the stubborn equity gap. Next stop, college

The Hechinger Report

This is an important positive trend, and now we have an opportunity to build on this success to ensure high school graduates are also academically prepared for post-secondary education beyond high school. Our report found the following that can inform what schools can do to ensure their graduates are ready and able to take on the challenges of post-secondary education. Latino students have high post-secondary aspirations.”.

Social Emotional Learning: Research & Applications for Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

2011). Researchers attribute their findings to the secondary effects of SEL programs, such as higher academic self-esteem and a more positive attitude towards school itself. 2011). 2011).