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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. Twitter.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. 7 Golden Rules of Twitter [link].

Amazon Alexa in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 108 with Bill Selak From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Bill Selak @ billselak shares how he’s using Amazon’s Alexa via the Echo and Dot in the classroom. Parker, Diana Maher, Always Learning Admin, and Teacher Mike.

Getting Rid of Cemetery Style Seating in the Classroom with Bill Selak

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 118 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He also shares how flexible seating should go with more student voice and choice in their learning. VICKI: Happy Wonderful Classroom Wednesday.

“Growing my professional learning network…literally changed my life!” – Scott Titmas, USA

Daily Edventures

Too often as teachers we live on an ‘island’ in our walled-in, door-closed classrooms,” Titmas says. When a colleague of mine mentioned all the learning she did on Twitter I was intrigued. Joining Twitter was the equivalent of entering a whole new world of education.”.

Standards-Based Grading: How to Start the Journey

The CoolCatTeacher

Prior to that, she taught French for 25 years, winning numerous awards for her work designing authentic relevant learning experiences for her students. Blog: [link] Twitter: @NicoleNaditz. Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. This is particularly useful for teachers of elementary-age children.).

5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 125 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Show Sponsor: PowerSchool This summer, PowerSchool announced the Unified Classroom. Learn about the Unified Classroom.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Wanda Terral on episode 305 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re learning, and we are providing them that environment to push those boundaries. Twitter: @wterral.

Investing in leadership capacity: The amazing, wonderful District 59

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here’s what we discussed… Day 1: The Big Picture: Start With the Why – How is the innovation decade going to change learning of, by, and for young people? – Getting set up with Twitter and our new hashtag. I am really enjoying these times to learn and grow.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.” – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.

Helping Students Find Passion and Purpose: Barbara Bray

The CoolCatTeacher

Barbara Bray on episode 174 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Barbara Bray talks about personalizing learning in the classroom. I call it personal professional learning. Twitter: [link].

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5 Ways NOT to Implement Next Generation Science Standards

The CoolCatTeacher

Patti Duncan on episode 275 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards.

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.

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Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 3: Find evidence of learning while on our feet.

LIVE: Learning about Skype in the Classroom from ISTE 2015 | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

This year, Michael Soskil, a Microsoft Innovative Educator shared with me some of the great new features of Skype and demonstrated how he is using video conferencing in his classroom. Learn More about Skype. Twitter: [link]. Michael Soskil is a STEM education, global collaboration, and technology integration expert who has developed and presented numerous professional learning sessions for K-12 teachers, educational media outlets, and social innovators from around the world.

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”.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Finding the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom! The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. Learning in Hand. Elementary.

Being a Connected Educator Is…

Fractus Learning

However, I was always yearning for more, wanting to personally and professional grow so I could have a greater impact on all students. My Twitter feed is a continuous stream of ideas. Recently, I held a Lunch n’ Learn with my staff on Twitter and building a PLN.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

Notes from FutureofEducation.com Webinar Steve Hargadon , Moderator Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay , authors of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds [link] Book was three years in the making. Wanted to tell the story of the classroom teacher and show these things are really happening.

Buncee is my Jam!

Buncee

There are so many ways to use it in the classroom, but also outside of the classroom. I am an instructional coach, and I love to use Buncee to create promotional graphics for professional learning or conferences that I am presenting at.

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.

Learning In The Heart Of Texas With #TCEA15

The Web20Classroom

This was my first time attending and my first time in Austin and I had a wonderful time learning, sharing and reflecting at this first-rate, mega-sized conference. I love learning. And these events are prime opportunities for me to learn from amazing educators.

Moving Forward

Reading By Example

The following is a letter to Howe Elementary School families regarding my decision to take a new position in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. . On Monday, May 23, I was hired as elementary principal in the Mineral Point Area School District. This position will allow for some curriculum duties as well as more opportunities to write, consult, and facilitate professional learning for other educators. I am very proud of our accomplishments as a learning community.

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Fuini-Hetten on episode 259 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Her district has done a lot of work with one-to-one teaching and learning. You have learning beliefs. Twitter: @lfuinihetten.

CUE 2018: How 4 California Principals Scaled Up Tech Integration

EdTech Magazine

Principals play a vital role in the successful integration of new technologies into the classroom. From creating inventive professional development programs to pioneering new technologies, four California principals told the crowd at the Spring CUE 2018 conference how administrators can support technology integration. When Principal John Martinez first arrived at Rowland Elementary School in Rowland Heights, Calif., At Arroyo Elementary School in Tustin, Calif.,

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

Edsurge

In 2013, I was hired to teach computer science (CS) and video game design to students in grades K-5 at Monte Sano Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala. A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education.

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Kids Deserve It! with Todd Nesloney

edWeb.net

Todd Nesloney, Principal of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX, dreams of an environment where children are excited to come to school every day, rather than excited to leave. One of Webb Elementary’s most successful programs was Dinner with a Gentleman.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities!

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe.

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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!”

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. Steven W.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding! Twitter.

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Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

techlearning

Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc.