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.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!


Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. One PL strategy that seems to work well are Edcamps. Create a survey using a simple Google drive or survey monkey survey.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social


My job is to interview and survey the pioneers, investors and stakeholders who drive technological change, share their stories, and collaborate with very smart people to build and distribute tools that help everyone else get involved. This is why hundreds of thousands of teachers around the world are participating in Twitter chats, Edcamps and other informal, organically organized professional learning communities.

The Paperless Way to Collect Parent Contact Information!


Google Form uses survey questions, from open-ended, to multiple choice, to date selections, and checkboxes. Michael will be presenting at the following upcoming events: Hawaii Association of Middle Schools Conference 2014 Schools of the Future Conference 2014 Edcamp Honolulu 2014.

Kidcasts: Podcasts for kiddos


Last week I enjoyed the great variety of edCamp Global sessions across a variety of platforms–Periscope, Twitter chats, and Google+ Hangouts.

What effective professional development DOESN'T look like.

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Finally, their voice is never considered through surveys, honest talks, casual hallway conversations, let alone “vote with your feet” systems certain edCamp revolutionaries are instilling. Is this what you think of when you hear the word PD?

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The Principal of Change

I see educators go to places like EdCamp and share how excited they are about the opportunities for learning that happens at those types of events, yet it is rare that I see people sharing how excited they are to attend their own PD days. EDCAMP professional learning day.

My #ISTE12 Reflection, Part 1


I also will need to survey my Collaboration Coaches to see how many are interested in my helping team teach in their classrooms with blogging, then set up the calendar to block off time for me to be in their rooms.

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Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Compensation survey from AAUP says faculty salaries are up slightly year over year, but institutional budgets continue to be balanced ‘on the backs’ of adjuncts and out-of-state students.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S.

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