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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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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. .

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?

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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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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).

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions.

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!”

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.

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

Teacher Creativity Skill: Brainstorm and Plan Digitally

The Playground Advocate

Part of being creative as a teacher is coming up with creative learning experiences for students. Over the years, I''ve learned that my best lessons and units came about as a result of a lot of collaborative pre-planning. Almost no learning curve.

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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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.

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.

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.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources.

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.

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.

edWeb.net and Square Panda™ Host PreK-3 Digital Learning Community

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Research shows that quality early learning can prevent achievement gaps and help every student reach his or her potential.

Back-to-School Tips: Setting a Positive Tone From Day One

techlearning

The start of a school year is a great time to set the tone for your classroom climate as a space for students to thrive and create. This is a great time to set the tone for your classroom climate as a space for students to thrive and create.

Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

edWeb.net

Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement & Initiatives at Learning Ally , was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb.net ‘s monthly show by program host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder.

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 !

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. Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning.

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3M Your Back to School

Educator Innovator

Mobile, mash, and magic—”3Ms” of digital learning and teaching from Dr. Lisa Hervey, Senior Research Scholar for the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative at NC State University. Tablets, digital cameras, videoconferencing technology and mobile devices can often spark and encourage students’ creativity. Read the full article at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

So That's What I Think About That.

The Web20Classroom

Basically we talked a lot about #edchat and my philosophies on education. How did you start out in education? I took a very traditional road to the classroom. In the middle of my sophomore year I volunteered in a Kindergarten classroom a few days a week reading to kids and working on colors and shapes. It was then I realized that I wanted to be in the classroom. What inspires you to continue working in education? What are the barriers to good learning?

Collaboration tool supports global discussions

eSchool News

With new feature from Participate Learning, educators have free, online space for collaboration around lesson plans and more. Educators are asked constantly to focus on personal professional learning. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

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.