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How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. Michigan Virtual has been in the online education space for two decades. How an LMS Makes Personal Learning More Efficient.

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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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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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Bringing Augmented Reality into the Classroom

edWeb.net

The key to giving students opportunities to engage in augmented reality begins with supporting teachers as they enhance learning experiences for students. Her desire to build relationships has brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world.

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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Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. How do you learn best?

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. .

Making classroom observations more efficient — and effective

eSchool News

A custom web-based system is making for more thoughtful classroom observation. Instructional leaders need to know what is happening when the bell rings and the door closes — in every classroom, in every building, every day. And the best way to do that is through careful but effective classroom observation. The challenge, then, is how to design a customizable, user-friendly system to observe classroom teaching that doesn’t seem like a top-down affair.

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.

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.

Observation and self-reflection in the classroom

Kathy Schrock

The Discovery Education in Action project allows educators to step inside the classrooms of these master teachers and watch their strategies and methods for use of the Discovery Education tools. These videos can be used in a number of ways to enhance classroom instruction.

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

More Verbs

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.

What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom?

Educator Innovator

I always cringe when educational pundits talk about evaluating teachers according to “value-added” assessment models, as if the value that teachers offer their students could be easily quantified or evaluated according to any standardized metric.

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.

If you have the choice, shouldn’t they?

The Principal of Change

As someone who often leads professional learning opportunities, it is always interesting to try to take notice of the little things that are happening in the room, and then some of the comments that are made regarding student learning and learning environments. Yes, some students will totally be off task from what is happening in the classroom, but so are many adults, whether they are “engaged” or not.

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10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I

MSEDTechie

Here are some Powerful TECH TOOLS EVERY educator should be using! Google Apps For Education A new way of learning and collaboration. This means that emails, documents, calendar and sites can be accessed - and edited - on almost any mobile device or tablet.

How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books

Edsurge

Games support literacy skills in part because they enable students to play and learn in authentic worlds they care about Karen Schrier, Marist College Another early adopter, Paul Davarsi teaches English and media studies in Toronto, and likes games for many of the same reasons as Fallon.

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The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

Shake Up Learning

The post The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast , and host of the soon-to-be-released Shake Up Learning Show , it’s no secret that I like podcasts. Podcasts for Professional Learning.

Apply Today To Be A PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator | @PBSLrnMedia

TeacherCast

PBS is excited to announce the fourth annual Digital Innovators program for tech-savvy K-12 educators. The program recognizes educators nationwide who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.

No More Excuses! TK-2 Episode 2: Screen Time

EdTechTeam

As I speak with teachers of our youngest students regarding technology integration, I often hear concerns that technological devices will prevent these learners from necessary developmental fine motor activities that cement learning. “Too much screen time takes away from learning!”

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

Thought the last 6 months, I have had the privilege of working closely with Microsoft Education to create some pretty awesome podcasts and promotional videos. Microsoft Education. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. economy, yet it does not play a significant role in K-12 education. But there’s a way schools can help–by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

How Tech Can Enrich Your Next Field Trip

The Web20Classroom

Devices like tablets and wearables don’t just enhance classroom learning—they can also transform field trips, making educational outings more interactive and memorable than before. They can take notes on the go, and complete photo descriptions once back in the classroom.

Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

3 ways to harness digital for personalized learning success

The Christensen Institute

If you’re leading your school through the transition to a digital learning environment, you know that creating the right vision for teaching and learning can be a juggling act. I recently caught up with the authors, who offered guidance for principals and other school leaders aiming to support teachers as they leverage the power of technology to make student-centered, digital learning a reality. Let students guide their own learning. Education Blog

LIVE: Is Your School Ready for the AWESOME Windows 10 on July 29? | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

In this interview, I had the privilege of getting a sneak peak into the future of both tablet and desktop computing. Learn More About Windows10. Craig Ashley is a Senior Product Manager responsible for product management of Windows for Education. In addition to his direct product roles, Craig focuses on education product strategy, value proposition, technical marketing and messaging across the Windows feature set. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast !

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

Everyone has been to school and has their own image of what a classroom should look like. And depending on their background and experience, not everyone is supportive of tech-infused learning. Yet, 1:1 classrooms, BYOD, and tech-supported education are today’s reality.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

edWeb.net

Every two or three years, state and federal laws regarding accessibility in education change. However, the goal is always the same: making sure that every student, at every level (classroom, building, district), has access to the resources they need to meet their learning goals.

Technology Holds Great Promise for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, reviewed the benefits of some of this helpful technology. Using a tablet with a communication app loaded onto it is a common way to do this.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

professional development). Now, the presenters have encountered heretofore unthought-of costs like extended loaner devices, increased repair costs from home use, and distance learning options. However, with the change to distance learning, those outcomes could change.

To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

Mediums also have the ability to shape our learning experiences, memories, and comprehension. Countless educational technologies and strategies exist to help engage students, represent content differently and provide students with creative ways to demonstrate their understanding.

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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.”

Individualized Supports for Students with ASD

edWeb.net

So, when educators mainstream students with ASD and hope that they will learn how to interact in the classroom just by watching their peers, the educators are setting up the students for failure. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. Most educators come into contact with it for the first time through a negative experience – a disciplinary action involving students or even peers. Next, consider this your professional account.