A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. As a former Director of Instructional Technology my job was to provide technology embedded professional development (PD) to a district of 4000 teachers.

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This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide


If you’d like to take a course this summer but just don’t have the budget or time to go back to school, consider a Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC. Check out a complete Edcamp calendar to see if one is in your area. It’s officially summer.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

Look at EdCamp. September 19, 2016 3 More Critical Questions For the Innovative Educator April 21, 2017 Focus on the “Learner” September 8, 2016 The #InnovatorsMindset MOOC Starting Soon! “Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. There are a lot of options for professional development.

Carry the summer spirit on through the school year

Educator Innovator

Across Mozilla’s #webmakers mooc, National Writing Project’s #clmooc, and ConnectedLearning.tv, innovative educators explored the principles of creative and connected learning in open, interest-driven communities. Thousands more attended maker parties, summer institutes, EdCamps, and Educator Innovator partner events.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” " It’s lovely to see the big innovation from the MOOC startups in 2017 involves the learning management system. Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

Why #techquity

Educator Innovator

At an EdCamp, unconference-like event early this year in my school district, teachers expressed interest in having a conversation about equity of access. Technology continues to be touted as the savior of humankind (think Sugata Mitra’s hole in a wall) or the downfall of all that is good in the world (think the backlash on MOOCs and Facebook).