The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

scroll all the way down to enter the give-away * Many of my teacher friends often do give-aways to honor and thank their loyal readers. I can''t begin to explain what an amazing experience this conference was for those who attended. It’s hard to keep it all in focus.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times where readily accessible research and connectivity converge to not only transform practices but also provide the means to share them for the benefit of others. The talk will only take us to a certain point.

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. In some cases, I will directly train educators on how to use various tools, but learning to use the edtech tools is the easy part.

With $2 Million in Backing, Climb Hire Tackles the Social Ladder

Edsurge

Taylor Hill devised a plan to better her life. To move beyond her current customer-service job, she’d teach herself how to use customer-management software popular with the type of higher-paid sales position she coveted. It’s hard to focus on your own,” says Hill, 25.

Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tools to Help You Design Your Classroom.

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

Edsurge

My principal noticed how much work I was putting into redesigning my curriculum and had nominated me. Shortly after I received the award, it seemed like everyone wanted to visit my classroom and sit in a room with me to understand how I was getting my kids to learn. I had been working alone behind closed doors for so long that I didn’t know how to share the work in a meaningful way. She put language to my work and gave my efforts a name.

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

Edsurge

Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. These materials typically reside in the public domain, or have an alternative copyright license, i.e. Creative Commons or GNU, that specify how the resource may be reused, adapted, and shared. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity."

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How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Granted, we (as educators) are pushing each other's thinking and offering ideas, but how are we taking our practice a step further and truly connecting with those who we collaborate with online?

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The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! Each year students in Texas are required to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness exam, also known as the STAAR exam.

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? Step 2: Trainer Skills Assessment.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. delivered digitally to your school or District. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

“ When you finally let go of the past, something better comes along.” – Anonymous There are many reasons why we tend to fall back on what we are either comfortable with or have always done. For one, comfort tends to be the enemy of growth. One last factor has to do with our experiences.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Each $750 for up to 20 attendees. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. How Technology Makes Differentiation Fast and Easy.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four grad school classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. How do you start kindergartners who don’t know what ‘enter’, ‘spacebar’, ‘click’ or any of those other techie words mean?

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Through the Midwest Teachers Institute , I offer four college-credit classes that teach how to blend technology with traditional lesson plans. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.

The DLP Strategy Menu

Digital Promise

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. To find out more, email askatechteacher@gmail.com. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)

Kleinspiration

MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. By way of practical updates, MasteryConnect has beefed up their export options when exporting to a CSV file or to Excel.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Want to request a class?

Learn to Blend Tech into Your Class; Get College Credit

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click the link and scroll down to MTI 562 to sign up. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. How to use GHO.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Want to request a class?

Tech Ed Resources–Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Be the Example

A Principal's Reflections

When it came to technology and innovation, I was great at telling others what they should be doing. After getting on Twitter in 2009 I realized that we had to be better for our kids. He was pretty blunt and to this day I am indebted to him.

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

Changes in technology are quickly beginning to force the hands of schools and districts across the world. Even though changes are occurring, we need to be mindful of what is driving the work while looking past soft claims to ensure technology is actually improving learning and achievement.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. How Class Works.

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Subscriber Special: July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

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Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Looking to learn something new this summer? Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher.

Common Misconceptions of Educators Who Fear Technology

A Principal's Reflections

Education is currently at a crossroads as traditional methods and tools are changing as a result of advances in technology and learning theory. We are beginning to see some schools across the country take the lead in merging sound pedagogy with the effective integration of technology.

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

In some cases, they failed and tried again–and shared with classmates what went wrong and how it was fixed–or how they attempted to fix it. Once a week, we got together virtually (Google Hangout or TweetUp) to share ideas, answer questions, and discuss nuances.

3 must-have skills for today’s librarians

eSchool News

Districts nationwide are looking for new and innovative ways to provide training and resources for their staff, all while keeping within a limited budget. What many administrators fail to notice is that their greatest asset is already in their building.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. The engaging aspects of technology today and ubiquitous access to information provide constant engagement to learners of all ages.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

When we launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a program from EdTechTeam, Google, and Digital Promise that empowers school leaders to transform instruction across every classroom for every student, we wanted to put teachers in control of their professional development.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click to join. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

52 Ways to Go Back To School, From Educators Across the United States

Edsurge

It's that time of year: back-to-school. Not quite sure how you're going to run formative assessment in your classroom, or lead professional development workshops? Going Back to School With the 2016 EdSurge Fifty States Project" guide. Hover above the interactive map to see articles that came from individual states. Click here to check out the guide! Making Data Work : Data, privacy, assessments--you’ve heard all about it.