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How to make best use of a Professional Learning Network (PLN)

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As  the Educational Technology Coach and a District Personalized Learning Coach for Verona Area High School, in Verona, Wisconsin, a key part of my role is supporting my colleagues as they learn to integrate technology into the classroom.  In

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.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. It’s only free if you have a G Suite for Education account. Designed by Freepik.

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Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. Prepare to have your mind shift about how we sit in classrooms today! Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Steating in the Classroom with Bill Selak. So that was just amazing to learn.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software.

Using the iPad to Enhance Creative Writing in a Junior Preparatory Classroom

EdTechTeam

In a junior preparatory classroom, a great deal of our time goes to teaching children how to write in lines, form letters, write neatly, space their work correctly and introduce the concept of using grammar rules, amongst many other things.

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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.

Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom

EdTechTeam

Several years ago, while I was teaching high school, one of my favorite students would regularly come into my classroom and ask, “Mrs. Classroom teachers have very little downtime in their day; (I always envied my husband’s lunch hour at his corporate job).

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

edWeb.net

Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. Educators like Angie Kalthoff, Technology Integrationist in St. Classroom organization is essential for introducing coding and robotics programs into classrooms.

Leading Educators Take the Stage to Ignite Change in Education

Digital Promise

million students, the League of Innovative Schools is a coalition of education leaders use their collective voice to advance positive change in public education, as exhibited by a powerful series of TED talks delivered this April. Representing 73 districts, 33 states, and 3.2

Finding Your Passion for Teaching

iTeach with iPads

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.-Nelson Educators have to have passion in order to do what they do. As for visiting other classrooms, this can be a truly rewarding experience. They spent the day observing in my classroom.

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Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Finding the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom! The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. Educational App Store. Learning in Hand. ipaded.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is quietly becoming the most powerful tool in education technology. It may lack the visual appeal of iPads, or the student credibility of a BYOD program. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Cultivating a culture of communication in the classroom creates a foundation for building the other, ‘C’s:’ collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

To provide the best possible teaching and learning environment, school leaders need to provide their teachers with professional learning opportunities that are personalized and engaging. edWeb Blog administrators Next-Gen PD online professional learning PD school leaders

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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. You’ve been teaching for twenty years, but now your Principal wants technology integrated into your classroom.

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. Compatible with iPhones and iPads, this app is free.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. These classrooms are seemingly suffering from what I’ll coin, “The Cemetery Effect”.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

Jason is not in education, but who wouldn''t want to visit the beautiful landscape sunny California has to offer? just as I like for my students to think of learning as being fun. He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people.

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How These 26 Teachers and an Author Are Redefining Today's Student-Centered Classroom

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One of Meg Ormiston’s biggest frustrations with education today is how long everything takes to roll out. We can’t wait years because these kids need to get college and career ready, and we’re not doing that by over-scripting lessons,” says Ormiston, a former classroom teacher who now works out of Chicago as a consultant, spending her time speaking, working with schools and writing. A related fifth book focuses on leadership skills for educators).

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Little Authors-Book Creator in the Kindergarten Classroom

EdTechTeam

As I reflect on my teaching practice each and every day, I am confident that my kindergarten students leave my classroom filled with newly acquired knowledge, a kinder heart towards others, and a stronger sense of self-confidence.

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The Possibilities of PicCollage: Practical Pedagogy in the Classroom

EdTechTeam

Utilising technology within the classroom is something I feel extremely passionate about. I love being creative with technology and using it to enhance the learning of my pupils. Recently, my pupils have been using PicCollage to reflect on their learning at the end of the week.

5 Key Takeaways from Hacking Google for Education

Gaggle Speaks

Earlier this year, I had the chance to see the authors of Hacking Google for Education: 99 Ways to Leverage Google Tools in Classrooms, Schools, and Districts in action. I featured a review of their book, 140 Twitter Tips for Educators on my site ClassTechTips.com last year.

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Hour of Code in the Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the past 3 years, our library has participated in Hour of Code during Computer Science in Education Week. This year, many classes still came, but some classrooms also tried out the hour in their own rooms.

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. All are online, hands-on, with an authentic use of tools you’ll want for your classroom.

Cal Poly Pomona Uses Video Coaching to Train More Special Education Teachers in High-Needs Regions

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April 17, 2018) – The country is facing a critical shortage of special education teachers. According to the National Coalition on Personnel Shortages in Special Education, 49 states currently report a having more demand than available supply of certified teachers. POMONA, Calif.

To BOLDly Go

CUE

The mission of CUE BOLD was to focus “the symbiotic relationship of learning environment design, digital learning systems, and rethinking traditional lesson design as the essential components.” Ed Campos and Erin Klein knocked it out of the park as leads in the BOLD Classrooms strand.

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

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show.

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

TeacherCast

Jeffrey Bradbury is clearly an innovator and a mover and shaker in the educational technology world. Great information June 12, 2015 by jjbs21 from United States Great podcast with a lot of valuable tips for educators! I learn so much each time I listen or watch a new podcast.

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MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

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The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. I have been involved in learning through technology initiatives for more than 20 years. MLTI has always been about learning.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Her district has done a lot of work with one-to-one teaching and learning. You have learning beliefs.