K–12 Professional Development Is Critical, So Make It Count

EdTech Magazine

While most teachers believe district leaders view professional development as a priority, some say the instruction they’re offered could be more effective, according to a survey from Corwin, Learning Forward and the National Education Association. Twitter.

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3 Tools for Exploiting the Wifi During Presentations

Nik Peachey

If like me you’re not one of those, then here are a few tools that, thanks to the increasing availability of wireless connectivity at conference centres these days, might help to turn your passive listeners into a bunch of multitasking audience collaborators.

Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

Federal law doesn’t specifically require schools to block Facebook, Twitter, etc. In our recent international survey , 53% of students aged 9-18 reported being productive only half of the total time spent working on school assignments.

Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers

EdTech Magazine

In The Gallup 2017 Survey of K–12 School District Superintendents , 67 percent of respondents said the quantity of new teacher candidates is decreasing and 39 percent said the quality is also declining. Thankfully, technologies such as virtual reality and collaboration software can assist with the training and recruiting of better teachers. Collaboration. Twitter. Virtual Classrooms and VR Help Schools Get Qualified Teachers. meghan.bogardu…. Wed, 03/07/2018 - 10:00.

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. Whole-Class Learning is Here.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Designs Collaborative Spaces. What’s curation?