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Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

The GaDOE Social Studies Department and three of their virtual specialists presented an edWebinar on their three-year journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities for social studies for every grade level and course from K through 12. The impact on student learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

TEACHER VOICE: Three classroom trends gain ground

The Hechinger Report

It’s the middle of my first year back in the classroom after a year away as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. While on my journey, I observed three patterns in particular that I’d like to share: Teacher leadership, social and emotional learning, and fellowship.

Take PD To the Next Level with Badges

Shake Up Learning

It's a local conference for me, and a great time to connect with other educators in my area. I had heard about this amazing, gamified professional development plan implemented in Denton ISD, but to see the badges outside the door really brought it home.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

The story offers a good example of how education is shifting as we wrap up two decades of the 21st century. In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. For Loudoun County Superintendent Eric Williams, what makes such authentic learning experiences worthwhile is how they prepare students “to make meaningful contributions to the world.” The third and current phase of the 21st century learning movement is all about “empowerment,” says Kay.

K12 Online Conference Call for Proposals

Educator Innovator

Educator innovators are lifelong learners, and that means we are always looking for inspiring new learning opportunities. One professional learning event that happens every year, the K12 Online Conference in October, is a free online conference open to ANYONE and organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

Now we are all professionals and have never actually done this during a PD session (well I hope not) but I have certainly had the feelings to do so. One of the worst experiences is listening to a non-educator telling a teacher what they should and should not do in their classroom.

Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

Dangerously Irrelevant

It just needed to put some new structures in place to get there… Teacher learning. Many organizations have ‘20 percent time’ initiatives, which give employees time and permission to learn and work on new topics of their choosing as long as they have potential benefit to the organization.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

With traditional one-size-fits-all professional development, many teachers get overlooked and fall through the cracks, just like our students, resulting in poor implementation in the classroom. What about our Digital Age educators?

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.

Diary of a Techy Teacher: Why I’m Taking a One-Year Sabbatical with BetterLesson

Edsurge

In the teaching world, those are terms usually reserved for professors and higher education. As a matter of fact, the first time I ever heard these terms happened back when I was in college, where I also learned that taking a sabbatical is a requirement at some universities. With this in mind, I bet you can't name a K-12 educator who took a sabbatical while you were an elementary, middle school, or even high school student. The guilt you have for leaving your classroom.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards. With more than 6,000 single sign-on connectors and extensive use of open technology standards, ClassLink is one of the most comprehensive single sign-on platforms in education today.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference.