Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. It is not always easy, and we have a lot to learn as well. I value my online community, both personally and professionally.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Digital Citizenship Week.

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

EdTechTeacher

Creating a digital portfolio is one of the most important choices you can make for your career. Here are five pieces you should include to create a digital portfolio that will get you noticed. Do you have a professional learning network? Can you share an example of how you communicate and collaborate with other people in a professional setting? Do you have a video of yourself speaking or leading a group workshop? Start Your Professional Learning Network.

4 terrific teacher communities for summer PD

eSchool News

The summer break is a great time for teachers to take advantage of those professional development (PD) opportunities that are hard to fit in during the school year. We put together a list of our favorite online professional learning networks (PLNs) for you to check out over the break. And if you’re looking to complete our recognition program to become a Common Sense Educator, membership in the Facebook group is the first step toward that goal!

My EdcampNJ Highlights

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On December 1st, 2012, educators from NJ and surrounding areas congregated at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick for EdcampNJ''s free day of professional development. Photo Credit: Kevin Jarrett High & Low-tech for Optimal Learning Not only teachers able to share ways to integrate technology in the classroom, but I also learned some low-tech techniques as well. njed BYOD BYOT digital citizenship edtech Google docs teaching

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. I still can’t believe how many school districts do not allow students to share, communicate, collaborate, and share their learning online. This is depriving students of authentic learning experiences that they need in order to be a part of the twenty-first-century workforce. Shake Up Learning 2017.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption. We would not want to try to teach nor have our own children/students learn in such an environment. I myself was picked on in middle school by a group that put me in awkward situations at school and used the telephone to call and harass me.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

It doesn''t take a lot of money, but a community of practice to scaffold the learning and collaboration. Tapscott was writing Grown Up Digital and also contacted them and helped spread the word with what they were doing. Professional developers, teacher educators. Don Tapscott talks about customization of digital tools which leads to customization of learning environments. So, learning can improve by doing pilot projects.

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources. The app brings features from several third-party platforms together in one place, making it a “one-stop shop” for participating educators to access all things Verizon Innovative Learning schools. “We

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), as school PD, or through select colleges for grad school credit. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens. digital law.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. As an edtech professional, what’s your career path? These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), or as school PD. digital commerce.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), or as school PD. Group enrollment. Group enrollment. Group enrollment.

An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes

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This means learning online has become one of the most popular approaches to education. Whether you like it or not, this is the future of education, where people pursue learning without the need for a car, expensive gas, parking fees, campus-based meals, housing (if you live on campus), traffic delays, absent teachers, wait lists for full classes, inflexible time schedules, conflicts with personal schedules, and all those details that make attending college a juggling act.

Subscriber Special: July

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229 (individual); $750 (group of 5). Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for needs. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

LAUSD Making a Comeback with Instructional Technology

Leadership Lounge

As the second-largest urban school district in the nation, the Los Angeles Unified School District has embarked on a long journey to embed technology into learning and teaching in the most effective way possible. In the spring of that year, a 50-member group representing students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members gathered weekly to discuss and understand each other’s needs. Supporting professional development.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ).

5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

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If it was recommended by a colleague in my professional learning network, I gave the site about twice as long but still, that’s harsh. For more complicated tools, how steep is the learning curve ? Has it received awards/citations from tech ed groups I admire? There are many digital metronomes but Pro Metronome stands out. It allows for collaboration among small groups or the entire class. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), or as school PD. Group enrollment. Group enrollment. Group enrollment.

What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

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BloomBoard is a professional development website for teachers and administrators. On the teacher side , educators learn, share, and discuss teaching ideas. On the administrator side , BloomBoard offers the ability to look at reports and recommend resources for professional development. Analytics provide insight into which professional development resources and topics are most popular. engage in group study of a topic to promote grade-level or school goals.

The Light of Learning – Why Leaders Need to Light the Path

Fractus Learning

What I find over and over again is the best educational leaders share the desire to learn and a mentality of communicating their expectations through personal modeling. Those are two of the best traits in good leaders: Leaders Learn alone and alongside their colleagues and Leaders Light the path by modeling what they expect to see within their organizations. Last week, I was introducing digital formative assessment tools to a group of seventh-grade teachers.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox. The plan was to connect with the movers and shakers in education, learn from them, and have them as a resource for those times you needed help on a lesson plan or to select the perfect webtool for a project.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Esports is also a professional industry that in 2018, generated $906 million in revenue, and has the potential of reaching $3 billion by 2022. Leadership – All clubs/teams require a general manager who is an advisor and keeps the group operational. The post Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools appeared first on edWeb.

Design Your Digital Self

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Explore the use of rich media tags to tell your professional story and introduce yourself as you Design Your Digital Self. About the Teacher Summer Teacher Challenge This free, online, self-paced professional development is designed for busy educators who want to build a professional learning network and have fun learning! To fully participate in the Teacher Challenge activities you will need to sign up to join our group.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. These can be taught individually (through coaching or mentoring), in small groups (of at least five), or as school PD. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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And it is looking to rebrand its annual conference as well, to stress that the event is just one service offered by the group, not the main attraction. Educators can also be ‘ISTE certified’ as someone proficient in the group’s their standards. The group’s new ISTE U is a partnership with Dominican University, in California, and D2L, a learning management system provider.

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How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own. Expand your personal learning network (PLN) Simply put, a PLN is a group of people you connect with, in order to learn from and with them, both formally and informally.

Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060

Shake Up Learning

The post Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. All the tech coaches in my Tech Coach Collaborative Group. Learn how to lead through crises on #shakeuplearning podcast with Kasey Bell. As many schools, teachers, and other educational leaders are scrambling to deliver remote learning from our own homes; we find ourselves leading from an unexpected place. Digital Equity.

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

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We’ll be updating this list as new ideas come in, the platform changes, and we learn more about its subtleties on our own. Share data with professional learning community. Let students create their own digital portfolios of their favorite work. You can also differentiate this by student, group, reading level, and more. Design more mobile learning experiences for your students–in higher ed, for example. Administer digital exit slips.