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Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

During a professional development session a while back I thought I killed someone. But it was a wake up call to me and the way I approached delivering Professional Development. Think about Professional Development, specifically technology-related PD.

TEACHER VOICE: Three classroom trends gain ground

The Hechinger Report

It’s the middle of my first year back in the classroom after a year away as the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. While on my journey, I observed three patterns in particular that I’d like to share: Teacher leadership, social and emotional learning, and fellowship.

How to Personalize Professional Learning with Micro-credentials

The PL2C Blog

Many have written about the potential micro-credentials represent for changing professional development as a process. Moving beyond passive sit-and-listen experiences, micro-credentials create active learning experiences as educators apply their learning to their classroom. However, we should consider the consequences of the competencies themselves for personalizing learning. Microcredentials Teaching & Learning

Survey: What online professional learning do teachers prefer?

eSchool News

New survey reveals teachers’ professional learning preferences, trends in priorities. Nearly 60 percent of participating survey respondents said they enrolled in online professional learning in the past year.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

What’s a typical day like for the director of learning at Slack, the fast-growing messaging app that aims to eliminate the need for e-mail? She began her career as a third-grade teacher, later served as director of technology for a school district, then directed a research department at BrightBytes, which helps K-12 administrators and school leaders align school spending with learning outcomes. Pull Learning'. Each learning experience is brief, targeted, and modular.

Participate.com: Your toolbelt for professional learning

NeverEndingSearch

Participate.com allows us to pull all of this goodness together for ourselves and for the learning communities we serve. Before we can develop students’ digital literacy, we must first equip teachers with the tools they need to create authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.

#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.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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ISTE’s 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year

EdTechTeam

28, 2017— International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) CEO Richard Culatta says we’re at a tipping point when it comes to using technology in the classroom. With improved connectivity and increasingly impactful educator professional learning around the use of technology, many students will have new experiences as the bell rings to start a new school year. ISTE offers the following top five trends to watch this school year: 1.

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.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. Point A: We need to be asking what works because we’re spending a lot of money on education technology.

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6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

Over the past few years, as most school budgets have remained stagnant, spending in educational technology has continued to climb. As seen many times in education, district leaders find themselves buying the stuff, pushing things out to buildings, and hoping it’ll have a positive impact.

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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

Edsurge

The state’s Department of Education has taken control of the district twice since 1999 for a laundry list of reasons—most importantly, bleak academic performance. During the second takeover in June 2017, the South Carolina superintendent declared a “state of emergency” in education.

5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Ways to Organize Assignments in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Wondering how to organize Google Classroom? I decided to put this question to the Shake Up Learning Facebook group and find out what teachers are doing with this new setup.

Understanding Your Collaboration Quotient: Powerful, Evidence-Based Insights Across an Organization

Edthena

When an organization decides to put Edthena to work in its classrooms, it’s usually part of some broader initiative—an investment in teacher professional development. How many minutes of classroom instruction do those videos contain? Interested in learning more?

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Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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The Future of Micro-credentialing Policy

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Isn’t it about time for teachers to lead without leaving the classroom?

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. As such, it scratches the itch for many teachers in many classrooms right here, right now. 60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom.

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3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. globalearner – Alan November, a prominent educator, speaker, and education trainer.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. globalearner – Alan November, a prominent educator, speaker, and education trainer.

Use These Two Tools in the Classroom for Communication, Assessment, and More

edWeb.net

In an age where students seem to be attached to tech, why not take that as an educational opportunity? Teachers are bombarded regularly with new digital tools for their classrooms. Have students send in a kind of KWL chart (know, want to know, learned) in any subject.

5 Innovative Conferences For Educators And Entrepreneurs To Attend In 2019

EdNews Daily

Did you know that there are almost 100 education conferences every year? Whether you’re a teacher or an education entrepreneur, there is something for you. The SXSW EDU conference brings entrepreneurs and educators together.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education.

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”.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning. Every class, student interaction, social setting and community learning experience is another opportunity to help our students see their potential and grow. We started Torah Academy in September 2016 with a strong vision for how and what we want our students to learn. When teachers hear their administration pause to learn a little bit more about them, learning becomes collaborative.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

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.

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State of the States: A new resource on educator effectiveness from NCTQ

Insight Education Group

Earlier this month, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2015 State of the States report on trends in educator effectiveness across the country. Currently, only 25 states use evaluation data to inform teachers' professional learning.

Equity implications of educator micro-credentialing systems

The PL2C Blog

Over the past few years, micro-credentials (MCs) for educators have become the latest trend in teacher professional development,and for good reason. Not only do educators want to earn MC, it also puts the power of professional learning back in the hand of teachers. There is a ton of potential for micro-credentials to ensure that students are sitting in classrooms with outstanding teachers. It’s about improving teaching and learning everywhere.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

Then there is the most dangerous view in education that the way we have always done it is the best way. With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

techlearning

The program will provide educators, Girl Scout troop leaders, and families with standards-aligned curriculum aimed at addressing gender equity in STEM education through a series of girl-led, girl-tested and girl-approved resources for students in grades 2-5.

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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.).

One word every idea shared at #ISTE2015 depends on

The Cornerstone Blog

I’ve spent the last 4 days at ISTE surrounded by 21,000 incredibly passionate educators. Do we choose to trust our students to take ownership of their own learning? Do we trust them enough to create classrooms where they’re not dependent on us in order to learn?

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“We are a collaborative group where I’m only a mentor who helps my students to go their way.” – Olga Ilchenko, Russia

Daily Edventures

Educational Expert. Federal Institute of Education. Ilchenko’s advice for future educators? You can connect with Olga on the Microsoft Educator Community through her Microsoft Educator Profile. Olga Ilchenko. Moscow, Russia.

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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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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