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4 Easy Ways To Improve Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

For me it was learning where I connected to the presenter and the presentation immediately. And where the presenter helped me make connections to what I was learning and why it was important. The purpose is to bring all voices to the table to learn and grow together.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity.

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? Before she landed at Slack, Swanson was already a well-known figure in edtech. She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich talks about a tool she uses in her classroom, Flipsnack. Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. 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.

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Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

techlearning

Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. They have to be developed together in order for a student's learning experience to be engaging, effective, and relevant. Edtech Defined Recently I was asked to define edtech.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises.

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Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, ISTE 2014 Kay L. Bill is currently obsessed with sharing his professional learning on Snapchat. Never stop learning. .

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. Department of Education. E-learning

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5 ways to promote & share edtech success

eSchool News

In this blog entry, we’ll explore five ways you can promote and share successful edtech success. Digital stories may be used as an expressive medium within the classroom to integrate subject matter with extant knowledge and skills from across the ” ( Source ).

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Thankful For EdTech

CUE

Tis the season to be thankful, so I took to Twitter to ask educators what they were thankful for when it came to EdTech. I’m writing a Giving EdTech Thanks article for @cueinc blog. Please send me a tweet with what in edtech you’re thankful for. I’m thankful for the opportunities edtech has given me with my PLN and access to experts all over the world. CUE Conferences where I learn more. Google Classroom.

Always missing a tripod? This piece of paper can be your secret weapon for classroom video

Edthena

Before teachers log in to leave comments on their Edthena videos, they must first capture classroom video using any available device in their classroom. No matter what device a teacher is using to record classroom video, it needs to be firmly planted on a surface to capture video.

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How to Use Google Keep in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn all about this tool that has educators talking (especially those with Chromebooks.). In today’s show, Crystal Koenig shares how she uses Google Keep in the classroom: Letting students personalize the classroom by requesting topics to be taught.

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Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

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.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education shares this belief, and we look forward to working with their talented team on Me Conecto para Aprender.”

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy.

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The Value of #EdTech Certifications: #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast 3.0

techlearning

Educators share the value in developing expertise and showing what they know via #EdTech recognition programs like the #NYCSchoolsTech Partner Certification Program. This can leave innovative educators feeling disconnected to what their learning.

It’s Time Edtech Conferences Stopped Ignoring Equity and Race

Edsurge

The typical edtech conference buzzes with gadgetry, infrastructure and new ways to engage students. Where are the conversations about reaching all learners and examining our own biases as educators? We are both tech-centric educators who attend many conferences each year. Ken Shelton (African American Educator and Tech Strategist): I have had the opportunity to attend, speak at and even keynote a lot of conferences—particularly edtech ones—over the years.

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. They are present when we’re building relationships with our peers, policies for our schools, or lesson plans in our classrooms. And they are especially present when we build or implement technology to support teaching and learning. Discovering the right edtech is hard.

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How To Save a Periscope. #edtech

Kleinspiration

Just yesterday I was able to view a Periscope a keynote speaker in New Jersey as I was sitting in my classroom in Michigan. As an educator, there are a variety of ways to use Periscope in the classroom. Have you used Periscope in the classroom?

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. I’m pleased to say that more and more education leaders and technology products providers are regularly talking and doing something about this.

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

Edsurge

No matter the product, edtech entrepreneurs share one bottom-line goal: sell their stuff. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. Ambassador Programs To better prepare educators for a new edtech product, several companies have introduced ambassador programs.

Use these Powerful Video Focusing Techniques to Accelerate Teacher Learning, Encourage Deep Reflection, and Facilitate Rich Discussions

Edthena

The tools educators can use to guide viewing of instructional practice videos are called Focusing Techniques, and they are synthesized from research on teacher learning, self-reflection, and accelerated improvement. Interpret: The Key to Accelerated Teacher Learning.

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How to Use Augmented Reality in Language and Literature Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

TW Williamson on Episode 452 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast TW Williamson, an educator in Taiwan, shares how he is helping literature and language teachers use augmented reality (AR) in their classrooms.

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The 6 Truths Of Effective Educators

The Web20Classroom

In all the work I have done with countless educators from across the world I believe we can break them down into two groups. Effective Educators are those that have a set of truths that they live by. They know they have limits yet are constantly seeking minute improvements to continue growing themselves as an educator. Rather they know there is still much to learn and that each day is an opportunity to practice, fail, examine, reflect and try again.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

techlearning

Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters. Nancy Ribak Altadonna (Intro) Social Studies Special Educator at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Nancy is the host of the #NYCSchoolsTech podcast.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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Edtech Still Doesn’t Get Diversity and We’re Tired

RafranzDavis.com

Don’t even get me started on talking about professional learning…the kind that is learner driven, accessible and aligned to what each person needs…when they need it! …and digital learning with math??? Welcome to the world of being black in edtech!

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15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 15 Google Classroom Tips for Teachers! Google Classroom is one of the most popular digital tools for the K-12 classroom. edtech #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says.

Explore Shared Education Challenges with the Challenge Map

Digital Promise

School districts across the country are tackling the toughest challenges in education, including kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and school redesign. The Challenge Map is designed for education leaders who are looking for resources to help address common education challenges.

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10 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

edWeb.net

In her presentation, “Creating Classroom Content in Augmented Reality,” she gave attendees some inside help on which apps to use in the classroom. 3DBear : This program allows students and educators to create their own AR experiences by overlaying 3D models on reality.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Fuel Education, Modern Teacher Partner to Support 21st Century Classrooms

techlearning

Fuel Education (FuelEd) and Modern Teacher today announced they are joining forces to enable their school district partners to make the transition from traditional schools to 21 century educational institutions. edtech News Ed Tech Ticker

What does the Effective Use of EdTech Look Like?

Tom Murray

Over the past decade, most school budgets have remained stagnant, yet spending in educational technology has climbed to record levels, with no sign of slowing in the near future. In a report entitled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ FutureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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