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How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). After a few successful classes, I decided to create what I could not find.

Connecting Personalized Professional Learning to a Bigger Purpose

The Principal of Change

” “Personalized Learning” for educators is something that is gaining more traction in education, and rightfully so. We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20 per cent of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google.

5 Ideas for Fantastic Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Smoke” talks about what makes excellent professional development. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. They’re reading to us.

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How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. If you are using an app or third-party service like Hootsuite or TweetDeck to read your Tweets, they might look slightly different, but the parts will still be there somewhere.

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School Leaders: How to Achieve Instructional Breakthrough in Your Schools

Insight Education Group

The strategies and techniques that used to work, even just a couple years ago, just aren’t working anymore. As you look to the next year, there are two primary questions to consider now in order to avoid this scenario: What do I need to do differently to improve student achievement?

School Leaders: How to Achieve Instructional Breakthrough in Your Schools

Insight Education Group

The strategies and techniques that used to work, even just a couple years ago, just aren’t working anymore. As you look to the next year, there are two primary questions to consider now in order to avoid this scenario: What do I need to do differently to improve student achievement?

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

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As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. I saw people excited to receive their StitchFix, FabFitFun or Blue Apron boxes. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?”

Trade Shows: When to Go and What to Do When You Get There

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Attending trade shows seems like an absolute must for educational publishers; the cost, personnel, and logistics can be obstacles for even the larger companies. First, since no company can attend every event, staff should meet to discuss event strategy every year ahead of trade show season.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

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Educators Love Social Media,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on how to take advantage of this unique marketing tool. The key is to know when social media should be the prime channel and when it’s going to support other efforts.

This Is How It Feels To Meet Your Online Students In-Person

EdNews Daily

Have you ever wondered what it can feel like to meet some of your online students in-person? Educator Heather Pence, who teaches for 51Talk recently attended an event that brought her closer to the students who take classes with 51Talk. Want to learn more about teaching for 51Talk?

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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In a recent edWebinar , Heather Barnard, a Digital Learning Leader at Stamford American International School in Singapore, explains that teachers need to help parents and students prepare for the use of devices and the internet during the summer months.

Tools of the Trade

Digital Promise

An innovative organization provides free tools and resources to make learning accessible to all students. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Bring universal learning ideas to life in your classroom by creating and sharing your own educational materials. Help your students learn to write a better lab report. The goal of learning is not to all learn to do something the same way.

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The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

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Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. In many cases, school leaders need to justify why the district should invest in the first place. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

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And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Students need to design and engineer solutions in order to solve the puzzle.

Digital Badges Validate Skills for Special Needs Students

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Individuals with special needs struggle to graduate from high school and earn a diploma, much less pursue higher education or gain meaningful employment. First, for any career preparation program, schools need to concentrate on three essential areas.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

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Thought the last 6 months, I have had the privilege of working closely with Microsoft Education to create some pretty awesome podcasts and promotional videos. I hope you have the opportunity to check out our video above to see exactly how awesome these capes really are.

Using STEAM to Prepare Students for the Global Economy

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“We have students who are passionate, engaged and comfortable with technology, yet students are living in silos and not equipped with the 21 st century skills which they genuinely need to be part of the global workforce of tomorrow.”

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design!

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6 Professional Opportunities for Learning More About Classroom Design Back to school is always an exciting time filled with rich opportunities to learn and share with colleagues, grade level teams, and friends in your professional learning network.

Six Questions to Ask to Build a Culturally Inclusive Classroom

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It’s almost impossible to ignore that K-12 classrooms in the U.S. Many teachers, though, still aren’t sure how to move from recognizing the diversity to creating a mutually responsive learning environment. Teachers need to get to know all aspects of their students.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Using non-permanent markers, students “tattoo” their arms or hands in response to a prompt and then share what their design says about their digital imprint.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. ” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens.

Connecting with ELL Parents One Step at a Time

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Epstein, PhD, and how each one helps build a stronger relationship. Parenting: Don’t call them parenting classes—this is not about trying to teach families to be better parents. Learning at home: This can be difficult, but it’s also the most important category.

Going on the Offensive: Cyber Security Strategies for Schools

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Education programs need to be more comprehensive and ongoing throughout the year. For example, CoSN counts phishing (sending fraudulent emails from seemingly credible accounts) as a top security threat to schools. Filter information coming into buildings and to school email addresses.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Are they prepared to adapt to other systems?

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. Instead, by encouraging students to share their stories and having them explain how technology impacts their lives, the program gives students the agency to take control over their technology use.

Checking Your Edtech Assumptions

Edsurge

This is the first in a series of articles chronicling how education leaders across the country understand the assumptions built into edtech products. Subsequent articles will incorporate data from upcoming Summits across the country. And they are especially present when we build or implement technology to support teaching and learning. Learn more about how EdSurge Concierge can help make it faster, more reliable, and tailored to your school.

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Happy Apples: Fun PD Subscription Boxes for Teachers Made By the District

The CoolCatTeacher

Crystal Marshall-Krauss and her colleagues at the district office in Howard County, Maryland have created a fun way to excite teachers about professional development. Learn about this innovative PD idea and how your district can craft these boxes for your teachers.

The 5 Shifts Healthy PLCs Make

Insight Education Group

Since professional learning communities (PLCs) for teachers starting taking off in the 1990s, they have been full of promise but lacking in execution. They were grounded in the belief that participating in them would ultimately lead to improvement in teacher practice and increases in student achievement. School leaders find themselves continuing to struggle with how to structure meaningful opportunities for teachers to work together.

Reducing Online Security and Privacy Risk in Your School

edWeb.net

Student privacy and school security are growing concerns in schools that can have consequences from negative media attention to losing parent and student trust. Although there is no such thing as zero risk, there are measures we can take to significantly reduce risk.

Teaching Students with Literacy Problems—Including Dyslexia

edWeb.net

It is important to define and address literacy problems to ensure that struggling students learn and improve. Educators must first determine the student’s problem before determining how to help. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.

8 Apps to Enhance Learning

edWeb.net

We’re in the Golden Age of Educational Apps, according to Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal at Republic Middle School (MO). that like any instructional resource, teachers should carefully review each app’s purpose and potential for aiding the learning process. People want to say, ‘Mr.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Over the weekend, the media has picked up on what has really happened and gotten to the real part of the story - it’s not real.

What’s New

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms. inches to a maximum height of 51.4

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.