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. Let us learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context! Connect with the 2015 Global Education Conference.

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.

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Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Most of all, may you take pause and build a relationship with your students upon which you can build learning, teacher. Top 10 Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog – October 2015 Edition. As I watched Richard Byrne teach a workshop to the teachers at my school, I took notes and compiled all that we learned into a simple step-by-step post. #5 6 – Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015. I hope that you’ll forgive my learning.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Some hot tweets include: A cool grid to help kids reflect on their learning. The informal learning on social media has a very real impact in my classroom. Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015. #1 1 – Help Kids Reflect on their Learning with This Grid. What a great way to have kids reflect on their learning.: — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. #2 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #3

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. How encouraging it is to see educators taking the little time we have to reflect, learn, and challenge one another to be more. Top 10 Education Tweets (August 1-October 9, 2015 on @coolcatteacher ). Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) August 1, 2015. Helping Kids Reflect on their Learning. What a great way to have kids reflect on their learning.:

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. Technology should help students learn! Technology should assist student learning & creation rather than to control learning… https://t.co/JR3DmiIm0x — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 11, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 9, 2015.

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. At Digital Promise, we are much more interested in how technology is being used to support teaching and learning. What new learning opportunities are now available to students, especially those who are disadvantaged? How are school administrators roles changing and becoming more focused on student learning? Support research that expands what we know about teaching and learning.

Top Education Tweets of November 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets: November 2015. A graphic created by @ ASTsupportAAli to help kids reflect on their learning. What a great way to have kids reflect on their learning.: — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. I appreciate Alec’s transparency as he reflects on the mistakes of his early teaching career and what he is still learning. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 23, 2015.

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

Digital Promise

In October, we get to share the winners of the Digital Innovation in Learning Awards (DILAs)! Today, we are thrilled to announce 16 stellar winners in the 2015 DILAs. And with that, meet the 2015 winners! Learning Ninja. Learn Everywhere. This year’s winners are representative of countless other people who are working to improve opportunities for learning.

Hour of Code 2015

iTeach with iPads

All students should have the opportunity to learn how to code. Steve Jobs said, “Everyone should learn how to code, it teaches you how to think.” ” While it’s easy to think this is something for older students only, even the youngest of students are able to learn how to code. Problem solving, persistence, and critical thinking are valuable work force skills that students need to learn. It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.

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

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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. Project-Based Learning: Teaching Students to Be Great Curators https://t.co/wmimUv8qVY

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. At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning. School is for learning to live, not just for learning. What did you learn when you played as a child? The 2015 Rube Goldberg Machine college nationals contest.

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The 2015 Top Blog Posts of the Year

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What a 2015! This year was another year of learning and leveling up for all of us. I also have another bi-monthly social media secrets email list where I’ll help you level up your social media learning if you want to know how I do it ;-). 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.

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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

How can your school celebrate Digital Learning Day on March 13, 2015? | @All4Ed #DLDay

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Terri from the Alliance for Excellent Education to discuss the 2015 Digital Learning Day. Video digital learning day video

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

Keeping Pace Report 2015

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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. Learn Blended Learning CUE News digital learning Education Technology eLearning Strategies Symposium Category Page Flipped Classroom Keeping Pace online schools Professional Development Technology in Education

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. LearningAt 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.

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

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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. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast ! Are you interested in learning how to podcast? Jeff is available for one-on-one consulting to help you learn how to bring your podcasting ideas to life.

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

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Learn More about Skype. 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. In 2015 the Varkey Gems Foundation named him as a top-50 finalist for the “Nobel Prize of Teaching”, the Global Teacher Prize. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast !

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. Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics. 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.

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

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Throughout the entire ISTE 2015 conference teachers were buzzing over Minecraft. This year, I had the privilege of speaking to members of Microsoft’s Minecraft team to learn how students are being engaged through the building of digital worlds. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast ! Are you interested in learning how to podcast? Jeff is available for one-on-one consulting to help you learn how to bring your podcasting ideas to life.

MHA Convocation Address, June 2015

Iterating Toward Openness

June 3, 2015. Early in each of these stories the main character learns two life-changing pieces of information. Only later does Harry learn that he’s not just a wizard; he’s the wizard. 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.

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

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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. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! Are you interested in learning how to podcast? Jeff is available for one-on-one consulting to help you learn how to bring your podcasting ideas to life. As a first year teacher, it was a daunting thought to find yourself in the principals office.

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. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. 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. Coming Soon: Three Great Posts – The ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning, The Rest of the 40 Amazing Educational Websites, and More STEMtastic Resources.

LIVE: Edutopia and the EdCamp Foundation from ISTE 2015

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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. Video: Learn how @EduTopia and the George Lucas Foundation are helping teachers and students worldwide. Learn about the Edcamp Movement: The Definitive Podcast | @EdcampUSA #edcamp c.

Tech & Learning Announces 2015 Awards of Excellence Winners

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33rd ANNUAL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY TECH & LEARNING MAGAZINE Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted NEW YORK, NY – (October 5, 2015) – Tech & Learning magazine today name. Techlearning Resources Contests

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Learned enough English to transition into regular classes in 8th grade, finished all high school coursework by 11th grade, now taking 5 AP classes as a senior. Sioux City CSD – opening a K-5 STEM specialty school in Fall 2015. LC – I try to model learning from mistakes. Embrace the chaos, embrace messy learning.

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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. As you know, Digital Promise is committed to closing the Digital Learning Gap -- ensuring that all learners have equitable access to technology, acquire the skills to fully participate in a connected world, and feel empowered to achieve their life and work goals.

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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. I will be giving away a signed copy of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers and also digital copies of Learning to Go. STEM isn’t learned solely from a textbook. Help all students to believe in their abilities to learn math, science and technology. Introduce your students to the realities of their lifelong learning journeys.

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Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership. It’s not so much that our students learn differently, it’s that the environment in which they learn has changed. They want to be engaged in learning. Professional Learning.

CoSN 2015: 10 Reasons Flipped Classrooms Could Change Education

EdTech Magazine

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

CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015

CUE

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.” The post CSLA Information Literacy Summit at CUE 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

The 2015 ISTE Conference PreShow! Learn Everything About This Years Big Event! #ISTE2015

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Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! Are you interested in learning how to podcast? Jeff is available for one-on-one consulting to help you learn how to bring your podcasting ideas to life. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! * Are you interested in learning how to podcast? Jeff is available for one-on-one consulting to help you learn how to bring your podcasting ideas to life. Tweet.