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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.

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. The Vision K-20 Professional Learning Survey provides educators and administrators with critical insight to how educators are taking online PL courses, why they take them and who provides them.”.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

Edsurge

One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms at ISTE 2016.

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey. With the influx of diverse and multimedia instruction technology software and 1:1 programs, students have access to technology both in and out of school settings.

#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.

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

edWeb.net

Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. Tholfsen said that “across the board, reading unlocks everything else in education.

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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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Using coding software, offline and online coding activities, and resources found on websites such as Code.org, students and teachers together use a design thinking process to understand, define, ideate, plan, build and test coding-based projects. Coding Software.

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. A colleague and I were talking about the best kinds of pizza and — believe it or not — it made me think of classroom technology. Professional Development Is the Foundation You Knead. Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. It’s an absolute necessity if you want devices or software to work well in a classroom or school, including new technology deployments. .

Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been doing a great deal of work with schools and districts on how to effectively implement digital learning across the curriculum. When it comes to technology in general, the overall goal is to support learning, not drive instruction.

Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Chromebooks

EdTechTeam

One objection we hear a lot is that users can’t download software onto a Chromebook to help with creation projects. She fell in love with inquiry-based learning and made her way to her district office first as an EdTech TOSA and then as the district Instructional Technology Coordinator.

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. In America ,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan often says, “ your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education. ” Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Helping both educators and students succeed in today’s science classrooms is our top priority,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “To

Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

techlearning

Designed to provide access to digitally immersive and educational experiences, this inaugural Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip will premiere LIVE from Itron’s Innovation Center in San Jose, Calif. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.

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Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

How a Local Tech Meetup Turned My Classroom Into a Startup

Edsurge

I spent my summer off helping the developers create core values and streamline their project management process in GitHub, a software development platform. And contrary to the traditional progression of learning, one that they could succeed in even without a college degree (many coders are self-taught using sites like Free Code Camp). Busker may not have succeeded as a company, but I took the lessons and skills I learned from the tech scene and applied them to my work as a teacher.

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

The Hechinger Report

A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

Edsurge

By most measures, Massachusetts is one of the nation’s highest-performing states when it comes to K-12 education. It ranks first in the country on lists from Education Week and U.S. Yet to hear the state’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education tell it, there’s still a lot of work to be done. On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding.

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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.

TCS Partners with Discovery Education for Innovation Student Challenge

techlearning

The Ignite Innovation Student Challenge encourages sixth through eighth grade students to use computational thinking to create digital solutions that improve the world and solve problems impacting TCS’ social responsibility pillars of Our Planet, Health and Education.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

TeacherCast

In today's episode of the MIE Spotlight Series, we take a look at how one school district is bringing some innovative ideas into the professional learning space with the help of Office 365, One. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! About Microsoft Education.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Enhance student learning: Social media is ubiquitous.

Middle School Educators Across Southeast Michigan Adopt Computational Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

During this day of professional development training, local educators will connect with TCS and Discovery Education’s curriculum experts to learn about the program, understand its purpose and develop innovative strategies for integrating these new resources into classroom instruction.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students

techlearning

This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. a member of the Senate committee that oversees education.

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.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

techlearning

Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies. The Wire STEM Computer Science Education News

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Blended-learning proponents can point to a growing number of schools that consistently achieve extraordinary student learning results. Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. So what does high-quality teaching in these blended-learning schools look like?