Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

2014 has been fantastic so far! This year, I was awarded the 2014 Pre-K - 12 MACUL Teacher of the Year Award. NETA : April 24 - 25 (2014) Nebraska In a few weeks, on April 24th, I will fly to Nebraska to keynote their annual state technology conference, NETA: 2014 Mission Possible. Connected Educators : Jackson, MI April 26, 2014 Right after Nebraska, I''m going to try to make it to the Connected Educators unConference in Michigan.

Best Education-Related Videos of 2014

User Generated Education

My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014! I love end of year “best of” lists. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education. Each touched me in some way to help illuminate the purpose and core of education. Malala Yousuf Nobel Prize Speech.

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The Conversation We Need To Have With Leadership

Teacher Reboot Camp

This post is part of Scott McLeod’s Leadership Day 2014. PD should give your Ts a GEM: it should “Grow You”, “Engage You”, and “Mean something to you” — GNichols (@Think_teach) August 6, 2014. Edchat Thought-provoking admin Administrators leadership leadershipday 2014 leadershipday14

2014 Was One Wild Ride

A Principal's Reflections

With 2014 coming to a close in a few days there is no better time than now to reflect on this past year. Here are some professional highlights from 2014: Digital Leadership was published by Corwin on January 14, 2014. On February 27, 2014, CBS Channel 2 NYC visited NMHS and did a nice feature on our makerspace , which aired during the five o''clock news. CBS Channel 2 NYC visited NMHS again on May 16, 2014. My last day as Principal was September 3, 2014.

12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In 2014 ThingLink worked hard to provide teachers and students with a powerful and flexible tool for teaching and learning that is useful across all content areas. 2014 Thinglink EDU ThingLink offers the education community tagging tools to bring images and video to life. It works across platforms and provides teachers and students with the ability to add rich media contents to any video or image.

Looking Back at 2014 and Forward to 2015

The Web20Classroom

2014 was filled with all sorts of conversations, mostly centered around personalization of learning and creating more student centered environments and I don''t see that slowing down in 2015. What a year it has been. And now that it''s coming to a close I like to take a look at the most popular posts here and do a bit of looking into the crystal ball to see what conversations might be on the horizon for next year. First, the most popular posts!

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Google for Education CT Summit - June 21-22, 2014, Greenwich, CT

Educational Technology Guy

I will be presenting at the Google for Education CT Summit on June 21st, 2014 on Chromebook and Google Apps deployments. The Summit is two days, with presentations and workshops by a variety of educators, Google Certified Teachers, Google staff and more. It''s a great event with some great learning and sharing planned. Here is the event website: [link] Here is the event Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cdmsgr0sqmq20iaht6frk95ek6s?authkey=CLeunPTcr9jknwE

Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014

CUE

Written by CUE Member and ISTE’s 2014 Kay L. The post Everything You Need to Know – ISTE 101: Atlanta in 2014 appeared first on OnCUE. Bitter Award Recipient Bill Selak @billselak It’s almost time to hang out with 20,000 of my closest friends. Well, there’s me, 5,000 exhibitors, and 1,000 sessions. And there’s you, of course! If you’ve never been to an ISTE Conference, I need to warn you: it’s big! […].

Mobile Momentum: Internet Trends Report 2014

Kevin Corbett

The former Wall Street technology analyst, now a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , published her latest report on the state of the web on May 28, 2014. The continued growth of mobile Internet usage is perhaps the most powerful theme from her INTERNET TRENDS 2014 REPORT. Source: INTERNET TRENDS 2014 – CODE CONFERENCE. Mary Meeker May 28, 2014. Mobile Learning Technology internet trends report 2014 Mary Meeker Mobile Momentu

Spice Up That Lecture! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

2014). Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Undergraduate students taught by lectures are 1.5 times more likely to fail than those involved in active learning. – Bajak, A. In my new book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I talk about how even the best lectures aren’t fair for the majority of students in our classes.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker. A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain.

31 Days of Digital Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

December is the month for advent calendars, so I’ve created the Digital Ideas 2014 Advent Calendar to give you a hands-on example of how this works. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar. One way to engage students is to create interactive digital calendars. Throughout December, you will discover free web tools, apps, and resources by clicking on each day in the calendar below. You will also be given a challenge so that you are motivated to try out these ideas.

This Year be an EduHero!

Teacher Reboot Camp

2014, July 23). A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Our world is full of hero potential waiting to be motivated, supported, and skilled. Teachers hold the key to unleashing that potential, yet many are wounded heroes themselves. According to Teachers Count, the average teacher impacts 3000 students within a lifetime. How many students have you already impacted?

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. You can watch a video of me helping students in Ogulin, Croatia to get an idea of what this looks like in action. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want.

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” by Plato. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Throughout my teaching years, I’ve struggled with getting my students or trainees to readily participate. Learners are shy about exposing themselves to peers, especially if they do not know them well.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey. Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. A good lesson plan or project will get students to learn how to be kind, generous, problem-solving, caring, compassionate, imaginative, creative, emphatic, and/or helpful while also getting them to learn.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings. My artistic abilities didn’t matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time with them. Our learners have the power to greatly impact others with their creations.

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Use Humor to Inspire Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. – Dr. Seuss. Often, you will see me include pictures of my pug in my webinars, keynotes, or profile pictures. I had few people question if this is professional. When I conduct classes- online and offline- I am more concerned with building relationships with my students and getting them to warm up to me.

Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. – Joseph Pulitzer. The best kind of learning motivates you to question, explore, make it your own, then pass it on. I’m not interested in my students coming to specific conclusions or answers.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

Well I missed out on writing a review for 2013 so I thought I’d get in reasonably early and write some predictions for what might happen in 2014. It will get louder in 2014. Expect MOOCs to continue to be the most high profile focus of academic angst in 2014. Look to corporate training and private online higher education providers/suppliers to be the ones looking for learning designers in 2014. These types of projects will be just outliers in 2014. TL;DR.

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6 Second Learning with Vine: 22+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Byte-sized Potential and Mobile Learning categories. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. – Yousuf Karsh. Most of our students love learning and creating even if they do not express this in our classes. Millions around the world read, create, produce, direct, summarize, translate, edit, and share outside of learning institutions everyday on their mobile devices or through the web.

Digital Notetaking to Stimulate Their Minds

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I am not a teacher, but an awakener. – Robert Frost. Many students take notes, because the teacher requires it, but many do not know how to take notes effectively. Students also don’t know how to preserve paper notes well. The ink gets smeared, the paper gets tattered, and their isn’t a quick and easy way to categorize or search paper notes.

ASHA 2014 Orlando Session

SpeechTechie

The details of the session are as follows: Session Code: 1718 Title : Pairing EVEN MORE Picture Books & Apps to Contextually Address Language Objectives Day : Saturday, November 22, 2014 Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Location : Orange County Convention Center Room: W414CD Session Format: Seminar 1-hour Abstract : Support for using picture books in intervention is long-standing and relevant to the development of language skills.

2014 was a banner year for Google Docs, Slides, Forms and Sheets

Educational Technology Guy

Google is known for providing constant updates to it''s products. In a post on the Google Drive Blog , Google summarizes some of the updates that they did to Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms over the last year. It''s pretty impressive and made these products much more useful, especially for Google Apps and Chromebooks users.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie. Students are excited about the holidays and celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or their school break. Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. You can watch a video of me helping students in Ogulin, Croatia to get an idea of what this looks like in action. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want.

Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

Mark your calendars for October 25, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. October is right around the corner… And that means it’s almost Connected Educator Month ! Edcamps are a significant part of the Connected Educator Movement. With over 500 face-to-face events in dozens of countries, educators everywhere are coming together to learn and share organically. Edcamps are unconference events designed for educators. The schedule is built on the day of the event by the participants.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey. Teaching citizenship isn’t an additional part of the curriculum. A good lesson plan or project will get students to learn how to be kind, generous, problem-solving, caring, compassionate, imaginative, creative, emphatic, and/or helpful while also getting them to learn.

Let's Maximize Happiness in 2014

The Playground Advocate

I have one resolution this year: Maximize Happiness First off, I would encourage everyone in the world to begin 2014 with this video: I think if I managed to keep the spirit of this video in mind throughout 2014, I would have done everything I need to do to make life happy. I wish you all a happy 2014. So it''s a new year, and as my wife pointed out to me, I of all people, "Mr. English Major", "Mr. Symbolism", ought to recognize the power of the new year to inspire renewal.

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5 Lessons from 2014, A Year in Learning

My Paperless Classroom

So here is a quick reflection on 2014 and the top 5 things I learned in 2014. Without a doubt, 2014 has been a year of collaboration. So here I am at the end of 2014, wondering what the year ahead holds. I thought I was done blogging for the year. I am working on a couple of posts, but I wasn''t going to post anything else. I was going to take the time off. The thing about blogging is that it helps me make sense of the work that I do.

Top Web Links from 2014

Learning in Hand

This means I can easily see the most popular links I shared during 2014! I shared hundreds of links in 2014, and I''m proud that 8 out of my top 10 most clicked links are my own blog posts or creations. And as a bonus, below are my biggest tweets from each month of 2014. link] (thanks @mrbadura & @Swenson_n111) #ipaded #edtechchat pic.twitter.com/1YTrnhdavr — Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) January 11, 2014. gcucore — Tony Vincent (@tonyvincent) May 2, 2014.

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A Thankful Start to 2014

EdTechSandyK

Graphic Used With Permission Under a Creative Commons License Happy 2014 Everyone! May you have a blessed 2014! 2014 Happy New Year pln thanks Thank you for following me on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ or Diigo or Scoop.It or Pinterest. Thank you for answering my questions when I lob them out there. Thank you for dialoguing with me. Thank you for offering help and resources even before I ask. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading my posts.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. – Hamilton Wright Mabie. Students are excited about the holidays and celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or their school break. Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps.

ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year!

CUE

The post ISTE 2014: Save the Date for Next Year! Written by CUE Member Reuben Hoffman The convention center was sparse. The registration lines were empty. Where are they? I asked myself. Traveling down an escalator, I started to hear the buzz of voices. I turned the corner and there they were, sitting in groups of 10 to 30, circled up. Some were on the […]. appeared first on OnCUE. ISTE Professional Development

Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” -?Jane Jane McGonigal, Author of Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. People enjoy playing video games. People worldwide spend about 3 billion hours a week playing them (McGonigal, 2011). When we play video games we learn, build, collaborate, problem-solve, explore, discover, and achieve goals. We also are deemed heroes or champions for investing so much time playing.