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. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

10+ Ways to Recharge Your Batteries Over the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter Chats, webinars, MOOCs, online courses, online conferences, virtual events, livestreams, Edcamps, Facebook groups, #Hashtags Find your hashtag community! BrewEd- @GrahamAndre, Youtube.com/user/scarletpink12 #PassTheScopeEDU, Passthescopeedu.wixsite.com/ptsedu Online courses and MOOCs Classcentral.com Edtechnologyspecialists.com and ShellyTerrell.com/courses Challenges and Calendars 30goalsedu.weebly.com Actionforhappiness.org Twitter.com/takemeoutside.

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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. Each day was filled with new and exciting challenges, trying to figure out how we could best help our teachers understand technology integration, while keeping our PD fresh and engaging.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

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. You can gain huge insights into how other teachers are making strides with ed tech without reaching for your credit card: EdcampsEdcamps are free, they’re teacher-led and the name of the game is participation. Check out a complete Edcamp calendar to see if one is in your area. It’s officially summer.

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.

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. If you’re like me, your inbox and mailbox have a pretty consistent stream of offerings.

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

Educator Innovator

isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD. Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators.

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).

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.