What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Each of those follows is a person.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

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Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

They respond to the prompt on Chromebooks as the teacher conferences with individual students. The learning experience is not personalized and thus will not meet the needs of all students. You can read more about “Individualized and Personalizedlearning here.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? The fifth grade also has access to a cart of Chromebooks.

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. Sure, everyone has a classic, like pepperoni ( Chromebooks ), while others anticipate fresh flavors like pineapple ( virtual reality ). Professional Development Is the Foundation You Knead. Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. Some school districts spend millions of dollars on technology , then have no money left over for much-needed professional learning.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

This time, it’s not about iPads and Chromebooks; it’s 1:1 computing. Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. personalized.

To Disconnect or Not

A Principal's Reflections

I tried to talk my wife into letting me bring the Chromebook solely for the purpose of enriching our Disney experience, but once I got "the look" I decided it was in my best interests to leave it at home. It is cool in my opinion to make the best use of even vacation time to learn a little.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Districtwide Movement to 1:1 Learning

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- Unparalleled Blend of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Power School System’s Movement to More Personalized Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

It’s Time Edtech Conferences Stopped Ignoring Equity and Race

Edsurge

At conferences, I’m always learning, and I try to engage as many attendees as possible in meaningful conversation. As my experiences grew, my personal learning network broadened and my perspectives became less myopic. I realized that talking pedagogy means very little if you don’t have a number of critical things in place before you get to the learning. Culture is the foundation for two critical parts of the learning environment.

21st Century Global Collaboration – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

The worst thing that we could do as educators is to confine the learning of our children to the four walls of a classroom. Challenge to Change is an Italian multi city tour in which global educators shared messages about changing the status quo in teaching and learning.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

Edsurge

Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Baked-In Innovation Schools are staffed with operations, logistics and technology teams that enable teaching and learning staff to focus on curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and professional learning. The network also piloted and uses Cortex, a next-generation learning platform developed by InnovateEDU.

Newly Launched Assessment Program Aims to Recast Testing

Marketplace K-12

A new project that seeks to “fundamentally rethink” the role that assessments play in student learning has issued 12 grants to schools, districts, and other awardees focused on fashioning makeovers of testing systems. Science Interest Could Foster Learning Progressions.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. The plans are a unique mix of teacher-led structure and student-led learning.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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