Effective Technology Professional Learning: Leading and Collaborating to Assure Success

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Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. Moore says that before any rollout of sustainable and effective professional learning, there are four factors that school leaders must consider.

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. You take your device and learn interactively. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions. I have included a list of BYOD sessions you could attend today, Tuesday, with times listed and room numbers. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Tuesday BYOD Sessions. Leveraging Learning Trajectories and Diagnostics for Personalization in 6-8 Math (B304).

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Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Inadequate WIFI and the availability of computers at home for kids to use for learning caught many educators off guard. Many kids were automatically at a severe disadvantage as a result, which will most likely result in extreme learning loss and ever-widening achievement gaps.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

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Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Communicate with them all the hidden costs and how the money is used to support teaching and learning. By Stacey Pusey.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer. While the presenters named several reasons they chose to move to the cloud, their top reason was equitable access to edtech. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

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Additional edtech budget items: Most administrators’ budgets have detailed estimates that include direct costs (e.g., professional development). Distance learning requires skill sets teachers might not have focused on before, and schools need to prepare them.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

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During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system. Similarly, without a single sign-on, students may need to memorize multiple URLs and access paths and have difficulty getting to learning resources at home.

My EdcampNJ Highlights

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. njed BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech Google docs teaching

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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During CoSN and ClassLink’s edWebinar, “ Leading Digital Transformations in Rural School Districts,” the presenters talked about how the situation with COVID-19 amplifies the obstacles rural schools face transitioning to a 21st century learning environment. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own. Share data with professional learning community. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Have students curate project-based learning artifacts. Give prompt feedback for learning.

Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)

Shake Up Learning

The post Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Tech has been a powerful enabler for new approaches to learning over the last few years and digital methods are steadily transforming teaching, as traditional pedagogy gives way to more collaborative, interactive strategies. And it works on Windows, Mac and Chromebook, so it’s great for BYOD classrooms. Ready to start planning your summer professional learning?

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EdmodoCon Guest Post #3: M.Valois

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Megan is the guest moderator on the Canadian Ed Chat (#cdnedchat) on Twitter who enjoys expanding her PLN and learning about new tech tools to improve her teaching and class experience. On Tuesday, I participated in a virtual conference - a professional learning opportunity - called #Edmodocon. If you aren''t familiar, Edmodo is a social learning platform for schools, often called the "Facebook" for schools because its format is similar.

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Essential Elements for Moving to a 1:1 Environment

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During an edWebinar for the Empowered Superintendent series, “Leadership for Mobile Learning: Creating a Shared Vision,” the presenters said school leaders, though, often miss key parts of the planning process and end up with useless “hunks of plastic.” However, the more successful schools focus on improving teaching and learning first with edtech being just one of the tools to support it. edWeb Blog CoSN CoSN Empowered Superintendent Program district leadership edtech

THANK YOU for 5 Amazing Years of Educational Podcasting! Thank You For Amazing Feedback!

TeacherCast

Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource. Connected Educators Must May 13, 2015 by @mgrudnel from United States Jeff has been so accommodating and welcoming as he helped introduce me into the world of connected learning and podcasting. I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast. Technology Integrationist February 17, 2015 by Miss Rumphius from United States I learn so much from this team.

School Leadership Strategies for Preventing and Responding to Cyberattacks

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Miller added that one of the benefits of CoSN and some other edtech organizations on a more local level is they are all talking to one another, and having that network helps when some of the new legal requirements come out at a state or federal level. Teaching and Learning.

3 Actionable Ways to be a Courageous School Leader Today

EdTechTeam

Research shows that professionals who demonstrate courage in the workplace not only perform better, but influence their peers to act with bravery and drive organizational success” (Gavin, 2020). Currently, Natasha is a Digital Learning Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools.

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How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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But opportunities for connected learning aren''t always available at school, where students are often asked to disconnect and power down. Fortunately, an increasing number of districts across the country recognize that for student success, we must allow them to learn with the tools they love. On March 2nd, 2015, they are lifting their cell phone ban and empowering schools to make instructional decisions regarding the use of personal devices for learning.

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Being a Grace-Giving Leader in this Season

EdTechTeam

With the rush to put distance learning into place and still support teachers, students and other stakeholders at the same time, it’s so important that we make the conscious decision to give grace to everyone. Currently, Natasha is a Digital Learning Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools.

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Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

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Also needed are trauma-informed and trauma-skilled schools so that teachers are prepared to work with students who may have experienced severe hardships as well as learning loss. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

What the Pandemic Has Revealed About Digital Equity Initiatives

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But the pandemic and forced distance learning have exposed a plethora of inequities in schools that many district leaders now see as issues they must address. While families could drive students to school and sit in the parking lot to gain internet access, it’s not an ideal learning situation.

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6 Self-Care Strategies for School Leaders

EdTechTeam

Kids that just won’t engage, phone calls and emails from parents, learning new systems and tech on the fly. Engage in your own personal and professional development. How are you engaging in your own personal and professional development? You’re taking care of the teachers.

Inside Tips for Successfully Implementing Online Assessments

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Whether schools are 1:1 or still relying on computer carts, the move to online assessments creates new needs from devices to professional development to data privacy policies. The budgeting team needs to understand the many roles of edtech as well. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

3 Things for School Leaders to Consider During the Transition to Distance Learning

EdTechTeam

As the school leader in your building, you’ve put things in place to ensure that your students have what they need to be successful while face to face learning is temporarily on hold, but have you considered those things that you may need to put into place for you and your stakeholders? .

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Key Questions and Recommendations for Online Assessment

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During their presentation, “Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could. Wright added that leaders also need to think about how online assessments can impact a school’s culture and change teaching and learning. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Learn more about YouTube Tools Every Teacher Should Know here: [link]. View LIVE Professional Development from TeacherCast. Information from A to Z on EdTech and teaching, it should you your go-to resource. I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast. I always take what I learn and teach other teachers. The podcast on BYOD is awesome!

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

This poses some good news for students, as transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that provide relevance, value, and tangible skills in an unpredictable 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. Change Digital Leadership digital learning Rigor Relevance Framework transformation

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