Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. 2014 has been fantastic so far! If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. This year, over four thousand educators gathered in Grand Rapids for the largest MACUL conference to date. This year, I was awarded the 2014 Pre-K - 12 MACUL Teacher of the Year Award. of Education : June 6, 2014 Washington D.C.

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. 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. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014! Toxic Culture of Education: Joshua Katz. THOSE students are marginalized by what I call our “Toxic Culture of Education.”

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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. This year was no different in strengthening my resolve to lead without fear, learn collaboratively with a global network of passionate educators, and be the change I wished to see in education (with the help of many of you). Here are some professional highlights from 2014: Digital Leadership was published by Corwin on January 14, 2014.

12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink offers the education community tagging tools to bring images and video to life. 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 It works across platforms and provides teachers and students with the ability to add rich media contents to any video or image.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. It''s a great event with some great learning and sharing planned.

Looking Back at 2014 and Forward to 2015

The Web20Classroom

3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development -I have dedicated my career to enhancing the professional knowledge of other educators so that they feel empowered to conquer any obstacles in and out of the classroom. And in my time in working with educators from across the globe I think there are 3 things anyone who delivers professional development need to remember. Twitter chats serve to connect educators and learners but they also do so much more.

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This Year be an EduHero!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are educators who connect and support each other in online communities and social networks. 2014, July 23). Byte-Sized Potential PLN Tips for Teachers Thought-provoking 140characterconference education leadership eduheroes heroes joseph campbell superheroes teachers A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014. Effective Technology Integration digital portfolio digital portfolios education technology elearning eportfolio PinterestIncluded 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.

Closing the Global Education Gap

Digital Promise

High-quality educational content is for everyone. And, everyone needs the opportunity to collaborate and communicate as part of the educational experience. Let’s add one more item to the above list: international education is for everyone. This idea was the chosen theme for this year’s International Education Week by the U.S. Departments of State and Education, and it resonates deeply with our work at Digital Promise.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration Tech Tips crowdfunding crowdsourcing edtech education technology technology 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.

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. Educational Review, 56 , 271-286.

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. The educator plan allows you to add your students as contributors without them having to create an account. Effective Technology Integration advent calendar Christmas activities digital tech calendar edtech GAFE Google Google Education holidays Thinglink Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching English Lessons Mobile Learning digital books ebook creation holidays literacy math mobile apps for education reading science STEAM STEM 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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. google applications google drive Google for Educators 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.

This is the Technology Idea That Will Revolutionize Education

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

With every new technological advance comes the promise of a dramatic transformation in our educational ecosystem. Which one will incite a revolution? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Design Product Research & Insights Video creation eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015. This past year was eventful in education – we saw new measures to connect schools around the country , concepts like maker spaces, design thinking, and coding make their way into the mainstream, and teachers become more tech-savvy and connected. At Digital Promise, we saw tremendous growth in 2014. Looking to 2015, what will the new year bring for the future of education?

Edcamp Online 2014

Educator Innovator

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. It’s a great, active way to improve your teaching practice and find like-minded educators.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Byte-Sized Potential Effective Technology Integration Thought-provoking character education citizenship digital citizenship kindness random acts of kindness raokIncluded 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.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. It consists of an introductory chapter explaining the main concepts and principles of this exciting approach to educational practice. Moving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0:

5 Lessons from 2014, A Year in Learning

My Paperless Classroom

Blogging has helped me to grow as a professional and has connected me with some great educators, and reflecting is part of the process. So here is a quick reflection on 2014 and the top 5 things I learned in 2014. Despite what the various “award shows” would have you believe, being a connected educator is not a contest to see who has the best ideas, the most well-written blog, or the coolest conference swag. Without a doubt, 2014 has been a year of collaboration.

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

Google Lesson Plan – Search Education. 10 Salient Studies on the Arts in Education. Education This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. I started a list – see below. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration Tech Tips crowdfunding crowdsourcing edtech education technology technologyIncluded 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.

Teach Them Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Byte-Sized Potential Effective Technology Integration Thought-provoking character education citizenship digital citizenship kindness random acts of kindness raok 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.

Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

When Digital Promise and EdSurge considered which educator award categories to include in the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards , we wanted to highlight five areas where exemplary teachers around the world are using innovative strategies to engage and empower students. One of two Sharing is Caring winners, Sarah Thomas , is a champion when it comes to helping educators create professional learning networks. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge.

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. The educator plan allows you to add your students as contributors without them having to create an account. Effective Technology Integration advent calendar Christmas activities digital tech calendar edtech GAFE Google Google Education holidays ThinglinkIncluded in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar.

Student Reflection with Digital Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

A year ago, I created a technology course on Moodle for Spanish teachers as part of the Ministry of Education of Spain. Pablo Beltrán (@pbeltranp) December 9, 2014. Effective Technology Integration digital portfolio digital portfolios education technology elearning eportfolio Pinterest 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.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Find classes to connect with on Skype for Education. Sign up for an educator account to create longer videos for free. Sign up for an educator account to create longer videos for free. 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.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching English Lessons Mobile Learning digital books ebook creation holidays literacy math mobile apps for education reading science STEAM STEMIncluded 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.

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Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Find classes to connect with on Skype for Education. Sign up for an educator account to create longer videos for free. Sign up for an educator account to create longer videos for free. 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.

The Myth and Reality of 'Disruptive Students'

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

classroommanagement education educationreform instruction parents students Some of the same students who were chronically disruptive in one classroom, were attentive and engaged in another. The difference was the teacher and the teaching style employed. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

Asante Johnson is a technology integration coach and STEM teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools ’ Wheatley Education Campus. Last month, Johnson joined a handful of educators from the League of Innovative Schools on a tour of three public school districts in New Hampshire, a leader in competency-based education. When I landed in New Hampshire, I was eager to see competency-based education in action at the secondary level.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other. This is a great resource for educators. GEG empowers educators around the world to expand their social and professional networks, and gain skills to deliver the best possible education through open technology. Related: Google for Education Resources.

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Five Recommendations for Developing Better Education Technology Products

Digital Promise

The education technology marketplace is a complex one , and many entrepreneurs and developers are asking themselves what practices and design principles will make for a quality product that users love and has real impact. EdSurge and Digital Promise designed the Digital Innovation in Learning Awards precisely to suss out excellent examples of five core principles of successful education technology organizations. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge.

Three Reasons the Flipped Classroom is Here to Stay

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

It''s not just for the most adventurous educators anymore. According to new research, the number of teachers flipping lessons is growing significantly. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

Crowdsourcing to Build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLinks at ISTE 2014

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

To say there was a lot going on at ISTE 2014 is an understatement! There were thousands of educators drawn together by our passion for EdTech. Each of us attended the conference for different reasons, all related to leveraging the power of technology to improve education and making connections. We spent our days talking with educators about ways to use ThingLink interactive images and interactive video to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning.

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