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. Education Free Resources News & Trends #globaled15

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter This week’s top education tweets of the week have lots of interesting nuggets for us busy teachers. Thank you to all of the educators out there who take time to share things with the rest of us. Educators who care, share. Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015. #1 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. #2 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #3

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Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter A subtle shift is happening in language as seen in the top education tweets this week. After we’ve gone down enough techno-innovation-as-Savior trails and found them to be dead ends, it seems many in education are circling back to one simple point: the greatest innovative force in the classroom is an innovative teacher. It seems everyone is trying to sell us something to fix education but we need to buy into the fact that the fix is us.

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. Educators love them. How encouraging it is to see educators taking the little time we have to reflect, learn, and challenge one another to be more. How were the top education tweets selected? Top 10 Education Tweets (August 1-October 9, 2015 on @coolcatteacher ). Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 1, 2015. Education News & Trends Social Media

Incredible FREE PD! K12Online Conference 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Connected Educator Month! 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. You’ve got another week to experience it LIVE.

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. Many educators are on Twitter but even more are not. Summary posts like this help those educators who cannot or don’t join Twitter share in the goodness. #7 7 – 15 Best Google Drive add-ons for Education. This blog post is a favorite of many educators. What's Hot with Teachers?

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2015

Ditch That Textbook

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

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. Today, we are excited to announce we are adding 22 new school districts to the League, and along with them adding inspiring educators and important perspectives that we all can learn from. The 2015 cohort of League of Innovative Schools members includes: Albemarle County Public Schools - Charlottesville, VA.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Tweets that Have People Talking Emotions and relating to other humans is reflected in a subtle way on this week’s top education tweets. Thanksgiving-themed lesson plans are being shared while many educators gear up for Hour of Code in December (may the force and Minecraft be with you). Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: week ending November 21, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 19, 2015.

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. 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. The 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine college nationals contest. ” Education Maker Education maker education STEAM STEM TED talk

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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.

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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The State of the Education Industry in 2015

Edudemic

On a micro level, education is very simply about helping students learn the concepts and knowledge they need to know. The post The State of the Education Industry in 2015 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Popular edtech education 2015 featured innovation online learning

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

Just as it is important for students to reflect, educators should take time to reflect, daily on their practice. And while I work with educators nearly everyday on the benefits of being a Relevant Educator who utilizes digital tools, I can always do more. 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.

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. They include ones that I feel educators might want to be a little more aware of. 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 hope you found this information something you can use in your school and to share with other educators.

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. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. 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. Education About mefrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

Part 4: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

They include ones that I feel educators might want to be a little more aware of. 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/ ). Developed at the MIT Education Arcade. Twitter-like but for Education (private network). I am almost booked through August and am already more than half full for fall of 2015 – Mike

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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. We founded the DILAs last year to share innovative education practices and raise the bar across teaching, leadership, and development. In addition, get inspired by viewing the playlists of the winning videos and Honorable Mention applicants in each category (educators, administrators, and organizations). And with that, meet the 2015 winners! Educator Winners.

Part 2: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

They include ones that I feel educators might want to be a little more aware of. 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/ ). ThingLink for Education. Aims to educate and empower children to preserve wildlife. Smithsonian Education. Educators link allows resource search by KW or Standards.

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A policy expert and author explains why using technology to leverage new forms of teaching excites both teachers and students. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Digital Content Internet Management Online Learning Online Video

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. Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. The post Keeping Pace Report 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

Edudemic

The post 2015’s Top Education Technology Trends appeared first on Edudemic. Editor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014. A lot has changed since then, so we’ve had author Kristen Hicks update this piece with the latest techniques and innovations. Each year, the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology […].

5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Catlin Tucker

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. As I wrap up 2015, I am incredibly thankful for the educators in my life who inspire me and motivate me to continue learning. 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.

ISTE 2015: 15 Inspirational Quotes from Educational Technology Leaders

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Follow an active Twitter chat with seven education leaders who give advice on implementing technology in the classroom and predict the future of professional development. Classroom Digital Content Leadership Management

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

TeacherCast

Throughout the years, those ideas and thoughts have become a thing of the past thanks to a simple concept know today as the Connected Educator. The ability to reach out and have at your finger tips educational experts who have not only been in your shoes, but are willing to help you at any moment of the day is simply outstanding. Check out our Educators Guide to Podcasting today! | Video | Slideshare Presentation. Educational Podcasting Today ( [link] ).

Education Grants and 2015 deadlines

techlearning

Resources to Help You Reading a list of grant opportunities is just the beginning. What to do next and how to write a proposal so that you get the funds are the hard parts. Advice is all over the web. Techlearning News

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

TeacherCast

When I learned that Mr. Lucas not only had a passion for for Wookies and Ewoks, but also had a passion for education, my admiration for him grew so much that I decided to take my own adventure and follow in his footsteps and such… TeacherCast was conceived. Check out our Educators Guide to Podcasting today! | Video | Slideshare Presentation. Check out more TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network Shows. Educational Podcasting Today ( [link] ).

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. Iowa’s STEM Teaching Endorsement Partnership – Higher Education Plan , Jeff Weld & Kris Kilibarda. Lunch and STEM Education Awards for Inspired Teaching , Gov. STEM education is sweeping the nation but Iowa’s enthusiasm is hard to match. STEM Education Award for Inspired Teaching video. Sioux City CSD – opening a K-5 STEM specialty school in Fall 2015.

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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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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. During this year, I attended our state's annual reading conference, Kagan professional learning 5 day workshop, several Lucy Calkin's writing workshop sessions, numerous district level conferences, and received private coaching from some of the nation's top educational consultants.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Education & Teaching (50). Go To Class | Next Session : 2nd Jan, 2015. . Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Go To Class | Next Session : 5th Jan, 2015. . Education, Mini-Course III: Accountability and National Standards. Go To Class | Next Session : 5th Jan, 2015. .

5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015

Brilliant or Insane

Last year, we made these predictions about education in 2015. Today, we rehash them and hope you’ll take your education pulse. The post 5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015 appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Education Rehash Social Media digital citizenship HackLearningBrilliant or Insane. Check out our 5 shocking things and let us know which ones, if any, are correct in your world.

LIVE: Learning about MineCraft in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with members of the Minecraft EDU team to learn how students are turning digital building blocks into customizable digital learning spaces. “ MinecraftEdu provides products and services that make it easy for educators to use Minecraft in the classroom. Check out our Educators Guide to Podcasting today! | Video | Slideshare Presentation. ISTE iste microsoft Microsoft Education

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year, Michael Soskil, a Microsoft Innovative Educator shared with me some of the great new features of Skype and demonstrated how he is using video conferencing in his classroom. Michael Soskil is a STEM education, global collaboration, and technology integration expert who has developed and presented numerous professional learning sessions for K-12 teachers, educational media outlets, and social innovators from around the world.