Global Education Conference 2015 #globaled15

The CoolCatTeacher

Free, Online PD for Teachers The sixth annual Global Education Conference 2015 is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world. This year’s conference will take place Monday, November 16 through Thursday, November 19, 2015. Connect with the 2015 Global Education Conference.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2015

Ditch That Textbook

2015 was a whirlwind year full of change. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology gafe google apps for educationIn education, Google Classroom was around for its first full year and became a mainstay in classes around the world. New tools like Periscope and Seesaw became more popular than ever. More and more educators became connected, joining Twitter, Voxer and other social media. For me and [.].

Announcing the 2015 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

In 2015, it’s no longer a new story that technology is being used in the classroom. The 2015 cohort of League of Innovative Schools members includes: Albemarle County Public Schools - Charlottesville, VA. It’s a part of everyone’s daily lives and it’s no surprise that it’s becoming a part of students’ lives as well. At Digital Promise, we are much more interested in how technology is being used to support teaching and learning.

Incredible FREE PD! K12Online Conference 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The K12Online Conference 2015 is a fantastic resource. K12Online Conference 2015 Keynotes. The 2015 keynote speakers include Don Wettrick @DonWettrick , Alan Levine @cogdog , Stephanie Chang @MakerEdOrg , Scott McLeod @mcleod , and Karen Bosch @karlyb. The K12Online 2015 Conference Schedule. The full lineup of presentations and presenters is available on the 2015 Schedule. I appreciate also Lisa Durff’s work with the K12 Online Conference 2015.

Education 2015: A Brilliant or Insane Review

Brilliant or Insane

Rather than listing our Top 10 posts, which you’ve likely already seen, I decided to share some of our biggest moments from 2015, related to education, blogging, writing, publishing and other areas. Please share your own insights and accomplishments from 2015, in our comment section below. The post Education 2015: A Brilliant or Insane Review appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Featured Inspiration #2015 edchatBrilliant or Insane.

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog – October 2015 Edition. 6 – Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015. The post Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. What's Hot with Teachers? Teachers want to help students improve. But many teachers struggle this time of year.

Badging CUE 2015 Fall Conference

CUE

Last March, I helped with social media and micro-credentialing efforts for the CUE 2015 Annual Conference from the comfort of my own home outside Chicago. The post Badging CUE 2015 Fall Conference appeared first on OnCUE. badging CUE 2015 Fall Conference CUE Conference UncategorizedI’m back! Virtually, at least!

Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes. Top 10 Education Tweets (August 1-October 9, 2015 on @coolcatteacher ). Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 1, 2015. link] pic.twitter.com/WGHDchiHJ9 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) October 3, 2015. Nice chart: RT @Primary_Ed : Growth Mindset focus [link] via @kevindeforge #edchat #edtech #ISTE2015 … pic.twitter.com/NkGkggTNFh — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 27, 2015.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 13, 2015. Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 11, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 8, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 10, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 8, 2015.

Spring 2015 Webinar 1

EdTechTeacher

Chat: Presenter’s Slides: The post Spring 2015 Webinar 1 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Webinar Join us April 14th at 4pm EST The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: .

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Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

So I hope you''ll join me in these Learning Resolutions for 2015. Normally with the start of a new year comes the inevitable New Year''s Resolutions. That feeling of starting over can bring thoughts of loosing those pounds put on over the years, exercising more, or spending more time with your kids. I have followed the resolution path in the past, resolving to eat better, drink less soda or take a picture a day.

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

User Generated Education

Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. The 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine college nationals contest. One of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos. Maker Education: Reaching All Learners. At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning. What Is a Maker?

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Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 3

EdTechTeacher

The post Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 3 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Join Us The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: . Presenter’s Slides.

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5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015

Brilliant or Insane

Last year, we made these predictions about education in 2015. The post 5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015 appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane. Today, we rehash them and hope you’ll take your education pulse. Check out our 5 shocking things and let us know which ones, if any, are correct in your world. Please comment below and/or share your thoughts on Twitter at hashtag #HackLearning. Fifteen years ago, […].

Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 2

EdTechTeacher

The post Spring Webinar 2015 Webinar 2 appeared first on EdTechTeacher. Spring 2015 Join Us The video above will be a LIVE STREAM of the webinar. This webinar is broadcasted for free using Google Hangouts on Air. Press play or refresh if the video doesn''t begin at the indicated time. Please introduce yourself in the chat window below and feel free to ask questions at anytime. . Description: . Speakers: . Presenter’s Slides.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards!

Digital Promise

Today, we are thrilled to announce 16 stellar winners in the 2015 DILAs. And with that, meet the 2015 winners! Esther Wojcicki, one of the 2015 DILAs judges, wrote to us during the process: "I really don't know how to pick… In fact, if all schools and all districts did what these people are doing there would be no education issues in the U.S.” Karen Cator is President & CEO at Digital Promise and can be reached on Twitter at @kcator.

Top Education Tweets of November 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets: November 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 23, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 4, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 24, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 13, 2015.

Keeping Pace Report 2015

CUE

Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. The post Keeping Pace Report 2015 appeared first on OnCUE. Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. CUE CEO Mike Lawrence, as well as CUE […].

5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Catlin Tucker

As I wrap up 2015, I am incredibly thankful for the educators in my life who inspire me and motivate me to continue learning. At the end of each year, it’s fun to reflect on what I’ve written about and what other educators have gravitated to on my blog. This year the following 5 blog posts generated the most activity and conversation! #1 1 Thesis Statement Throwdown. This activity is a fan favorite and requires zero technology.

Books I Read in 2015

Iterating Toward Openness

Martin’s post has inspired me to share the books I read in 2015, though I have not made the time to produce useless charts like he did. I must say that, after staying healthy, the biggest benefit of running is all the audio books I manage to read. Some things on my list are only in print (no audio), but they were super important to me to read.

MHA Convocation Address, June 2015

Iterating Toward Openness

June 3, 2015. Back in June I had the great privilege of speaking at the Mountain Heights Academy Convocation Ceremony. This is largely the talk I to gave, except a few paragraphs at the end I skipped over as I ran out of time. I’ve been speaking about this theme more and more recently, starting with my 2013 AECTx talk You Have Superpowers. I can’t talk about it often enough. MHA Convocation Address. Abravanel Hall.

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post and the summer of 2015… at least in the USA. I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full. Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit. I am almost booked through August and am already more than half full for fall of 2015 – MikeI have a real treat for you in the coming weeks. I will be sharing some of those websites I feel should be in every teacher’s toolbox!

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. Sioux City CSD – opening a K-5 STEM specialty school in Fall 2015. Kim Reynolds & Mary Andringa. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Exploring Iowa Archaeology ). Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants. Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers.

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A Day in 2015

The Thinking Stick

I add my destination of SeaTac Airport and slide Motoy back into my pocket and this blog post starts forming in my head ‘How amazing is 2015?’ it’s 2015. To write just how amazing of a time 2015 is and the technology I use everyday makes life just….wow! 2015….what It’s 4:45am….I I know this because the alarm on my phone softly starts to play its melody slowly getting louder and louder until I roll over, pick it up, and swipe to the right.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Byte-Sized Potential Tech Tips Upcoming Events digital diversity edtech STEM sxswedu 2015 For the next week, I will be participating in many events to support gender and cultural diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Below find a list of these events and ideas for promoting digital diversity.

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A Look Back at Digital Promise’s 2015

Digital Promise

As we close 2015, I invite you to join me in reflecting on the year's events, our accomplishments and in looking forward to the year ahead. In 2015, the federal government -- through programs such as ConnectHome , an extension of President Obama’s ConnectED initiative -- and a growing number of school leaders are taking action to bring the Internet to students everywhere, both in and outside of school.

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Celebrate @IntlPodcastDay on September 30, 2015 with your students | #EduPodcasting

TeacherCast

On September 20, 2015, the world will celebrate International Podcast Day. On September 20, 2015, the world will celebrate International Podcast Day. Learn how you and your students can participate in educational podcasting. Learn how you and your students can participate in educational podcasting. Educational Podcasting Today Podcasting Tips and Tricks podcast

ISTE 2015: 6 Tech Trends on Education's Horizon, 2015–2020

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith The influence of 3D printing, adaptive learning technologies and wearable technologies in the classroom is growing. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Distance Learning Game-based Learning Leadership Management

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Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full. Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). I am almost booked through August and am already more than half full for fall of 2015 – MikeWelcome to the fourth post… and almost last post of this series. There is still some summer left so I thought I will add one more post… a fifth one for next time.

The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year

The CoolCatTeacher

What a 2015! Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015 on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. The post The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. from the Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Cool Cat Teacher blog celebrated 10 years , has 167 new posts this year with a total of 3,672 blog posts in the archive.

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Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: November 21, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: week ending November 21, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 19, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 15, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 18, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 16, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 15, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 20, 2015.

Part 2: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full. Part 2: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com/ ). I am almost booked through August and am already more than half full for fall of 2015 – MikeWelcome to the second post in this series. Summer is a great time to check out some new edtech tools and possibilities.

CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015

CUE

The post CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015 appeared first on OnCUE. Part 1 of 4 in a series By CUE guest blog editor Jane Lofton While so many concepts have transformed meaning with the advent of the information age, this 1989 statement from the American Library Association Presidential Committee on Information Literacy still holds: “Ultimately, information literate people are those who have learned how to learn.” Information literacy – the […].

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Byte-Sized Potential Tech Tips Upcoming Events digital diversity edtech STEM sxswedu 2015For the next week, I will be participating in many events to support gender and cultural diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. Below find a list of these events and ideas for promoting digital diversity.

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My keynote for the 2015 K12 Online Conference

Dangerously Irrelevant

My keynote for the 2015 K12 Online Conference is now available. It’s long because within it I profile numerous examples of innovative schools. Here is the description for my session: Whenever any sort of change or innovation is discussed, the ‘Yes, but…’ objections are inevitable. However, instead of allowing those resistance points to dominate and defeat promising ideas, teachers and administrators can reframe opposition into possibility by asking the questions ‘Why not?’

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

In 2015, the poll included 34 questions (not counting the a/b/c/d variations of some questions asked only to a fraction of the overall sample), only one (1) of which addressed the topic of technology in education. Here are three thoughts (which are perhaps two more than deserved) on the treatment of edtech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform: This finding is not supported by the poll itself.

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Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. I was fortunate that during my first year of teaching my principal strongly believed in growing new teacher's skills and confidence.

An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers: The 2015 Teacher Anchor

Kleinspiration

An Organized Planning Solution for Teachers - click here to see Chandra's amazing products - Hi Kleinspiration readers! My name is Chandra and I own the shop and blog C. Jayne Teach ! I'm the creator of a lot of organizational products for teachers, but mainly the Teacher Anchor™ , an all in one lesson planner and organizer to help teachers keep track of their plans and student progress throughout the year!

LIVE: Leaders of Thought, Superintendents at ISTE 2015 | @iSuperEit @WfSuper

TeacherCast

When I was setting up my interviews from ISTE 2015, it was a goal to have not only teachers, but educational leaders from the highest desks and finest offices across the country. As a first year teacher, it was a daunting thought to find yourself in the principals office. It was even more of a nasty thought to be found in the Superintendents office.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elana Leoni from Edutopia to discuss Mr Lucas’s vision for the future of education and together with Hadley Ferguson and Mary Beth Hertz, we discuss how Edutopia and the Edcamp Foundation are empowering students and teachers to create greatness in classrooms all around the world. For the last 35 years I have been memorized by the work performed in a very remote location in California known as Skywalker Ranch.