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This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

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A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education. Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of technology support and PD opportunities in our district.

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Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

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The very first year I taught middle school science, I found myself teaching more reading lessons than I had ever expected—and that didn’t change when I switched to a middle school math classroom two years later. Dora Kastel may not be a traditional classroom teacher, but she and the team at the American Museum of Natural History have founded a number of professional learning programs and tools related to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

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This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. have an overabundance of responsibilities, not the least of which is educating hundreds of eager minds each year and then sending them out into the world. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

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But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. We start asking deeper questions and setting loftier goals for ourselves as educators. Experimenting with new classroom techniques is daunting.

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The message given is that educators must “teach above the line” with a focus on Modification and Redefinition. By Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam has a great community of passionate educators that make it an all-inclusive experience for everyone. Further learning is always had with these informal and powerful conversations. There is a constant network or support, encouragement, and sharing.

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. The message given is that educators must “teach above the line” with a focus on Modification and Redefinition. By Jaclyn Stevens, M.Ed.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. Supporting Students from Day One.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years.