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.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

Nebraskans also value local control, and elected not to adapt the Common Core standards. The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? Potential Solution: While collaborations and connections are formed on Twitter chats, the local EdCamp (essentially a free “unconference”) takes us into Step Two, strengthening these bonds.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

I attended the Edcamp session and watched as attendees unhooked chairs and created discussion circles and then proceeded to generate discussion topics and hold discussions around topics of their choice. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

I attended the Edcamp session and watched as attendees unhooked chairs and created discussion circles and then proceeded to generate discussion topics and hold discussions around topics of their choice. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

Educators now have to attend mandate-driven workshops on the Common Core, teacher/principal evaluation, and student growth objectives. We can all agree that professional development is essential in any profession, especially education.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

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Teachers need the time and space to learn and share best practices around technology integration, especially amidst the sea of change of Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and ever increasing demands on schools. Teachers are hungry for collaborative learning experiences as evidenced by the growth of Edcamps , and they need more opportunities to reflect on their practice, especially as it relates to the use of technology in the classroom.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides teachers, librarians, and education technology coaches with a variety of ways to customize their learning over the summer. Check out some of the reviews and ratings of Common Sense Education's Top Picks.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) stress the importance of communication, and challenge students to engage in conversation by using evidence to support an argument, while evaluating and listening to others’ perspectives. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD. She is also a Student Achievement Partner Core Advocate and Google Educator.

Do-It-Yourself Professional Development

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Common Sense Education provides teachers, librarians, and education technology coaches with a variety of ways to customize their learning over the summer. Common Sense Education provides many valuable resources focused on helping teachers identify how they can use tools and technology to assess learning in the classroom. Check out some of the reviews and ratings of Common Sense Education's Top Picks.