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DIY Professional Learning

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Are you waiting for the perfect professional learning opportunity? Now you can stop waiting and design your own DIY (Do-It-Yourself) learning that leads to edtech, coding, and makerspace certificates. This two-day training event is held at venues around North America.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.

Hoonuit Announces Professional Learning Delivery System

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Hoonuit announces a Professional Learning Delivery System designed to help districts create personalized professional learning and deliver it equitably. Districts deploy Hoonuit professional development services in a variety of ways. To learn more, visit [link].

The 13-Strategy Checklist to Invite Diversity Into Professional Learning Opportunities

The Innovative Educator

When I returned from the International Society for Technology Educators ( #ISTE17 ), I shared in an article that I was disappointed in the lack of diversity in I experienced. Here are some actions we can take to invite diversity into ISTE and other conferences, events, and work we do.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

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Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises.

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. E-learning

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Technology Leadership.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. Looking forward to an exciting day of @edcampGlobal learning!

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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No matter the product, edtech entrepreneurs share one bottom-line goal: sell their stuff. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. Ambassador Programs To better prepare educators for a new edtech product, several companies have introduced ambassador programs.

How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) and Empirical Education Inc. recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. In “ Measuring Edtech Impact in the ESSA Era ,” experts delved into the details of the guidelines.

Edtech expands to the stadium

eSchool News

Video scoreboards have long been an important feature of professional and college stadiums and other sports facilities. Now high schools are eyeing these boards as a way to pique interest in athletic programs, make games more exciting, and provide learning opportunities to students.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Extends Partnership with Discovery Education to Maximize  Education Technology

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September 4, 2018) - Illinois’ (U-46) today announced it is expanding its collaboration with , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

10 Big Ideas for Technology Integration

Learning in Hand

The first session I attended this morning was What Does Good Technology Integration Look Like by Jonathan Wylie. Jonathan Wylie is a Digital Learning Consultant at Grand Wood AEA. I often tweet about what he posts on his informative instructional technology blog.

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

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Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters. an example of a school that successfully incorporated technology into learning by actively demonstrating, creating, and making meaning in a math class.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Education Digital Learning Flipped Classroom The Wire k12 education

Illinois’ School District U-46 Expands Collaboration with Discovery Education to Maximize Investment in Educational Technology

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September 4, 2018) - Illinois’ (U-46) today announced it is expanding its collaboration with , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

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Edutopia – Edutopia was founded by the George Lucas Education Foundation to provide a place to share evidence-based practices and programs that help students learn. They cover topics from professional development to digital citizenship initiatives. They report on current events, publish articles, and touch on pedagogical practice. MindShift KQED – MindShift focuses on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Educational Technology.

Must Read Educational Sites for Summer

Indiana Jen

Edutopia – Edutopia was founded by the George Lucas Education Foundation to provide a place to share evidence-based practices and programs that help students learn. They cover topics from professional development to digital citizenship initiatives. They report on current events, publish articles, and touch on pedagogical practice. MindShift KQED – MindShift focuses on innovative practices in teaching and learning. Educational Technology.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

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Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology.

In the Future, Today’s Education Will Look Like ‘19th-Century Medicine’

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On Professional Development The big secret in public education is that the variation in teacher quality is astounding. Because they spend more time training their teachers, giving them the time and space to share lessons and take part in PLCs (professional learning communities). It’s all about how to teach math in a conceptual way versus a linguistic way, and that has helped a lot of our kids who are learning English. We lost something in this deeper learning.

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Sneak Peek: Kasey Bell’s #ISTE19 Presentations and Resources #notatiste

Shake Up Learning

The post Sneak Peek: Kasey Bell’s #ISTE19 Presentations and Resources #notatiste appeared first on Shake Up Learning. No FOMO for Shake Up Learning readers! Well, it’s just the largest edtech conference in the world, y’all! Shake Up Learning 2019.

The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

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The post The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast , and host of the soon-to-be-released Shake Up Learning Show , it’s no secret that I like podcasts. Podcasts for Professional Learning.

From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

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As testing comes to a close, the next big event for educators on the horizon is summer vacation. Yes, fill your schedule with cookouts and sunbathing, but also make time for some professional development this break. To help you stay sharp while getting that much-needed vitamin D, we have a gathered a list of professional development activities geared towards teachers, offered for free or at relatively low-cost. Education Technology Events Community

Judge, Jury and Education Startups: Reflections From the SXSW EDU Launch Competition

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Some things were once simpler: Edtech pitches used to concentrate on either the K-12 or higher education market. Here are my reflections from playing edtech judge for a morning. The emergence of these tools in “edtech” reflects the belief that perhaps the most tangible and important benefit of education may be to get a good job. But rare is the company that takes care to explain how those technologies actually work in their products.

Force Users to Make a Copy of a Google Doc!

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appeared first on Shake Up Learning. gsuiteedu #edtech Click To Tweet. Do you need help with learning about sharing? Bring the Power of Shake Up Learning and Kasey Bell to Your School, District, or Event! Ready to shake up learning in your school or at your event?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. Learn more at geo-education.org.

Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – SULS019 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to learn the top 10 secrets of being an awesome tech coach? There are so many great resources for you to excel in your coaching and consultant role, so get ready to learn!

25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. gsuiteedu #edtech @GoogleForEdu Click To Tweet. ” For more ideas on how to implement reflection strategies, check out this article from ASCD, “ Learning Through Reflection.”

16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 16 Fantastic Podcasts for Teachers #edtech #edchat Click To Tweet. So whether you are new to podcasts, or a seasoned listener, there is always some new professional learning waiting for you.

5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed!

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appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference , or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. It is one of the biggest edtech conferences in the U.S., So no FOMO for Shake Up Learning readers!

The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code

Shake Up Learning

The post The Beginner’s Guide to the Hour of Code appeared first on Shake Up Learning. CSEdWeek and The Hour of Code arrive December 3-9, 2018, and this annual event is bigger than ever. Anyone can learn the basics of computer science in a fun and easy way!

Are AI-Powered Chatbot Tutors the Future of Textbooks?

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Four judges selected Quottly out of 10 early-stage edtech startups that each have raised no more than $2 million. That increasingly “leaves it up to corporations today to have huge training and learning development programs,” Anant Agarwal, CEO of massive open online course platform edX, said on Wednesday. Instead, some employers today are seeking shorter learning programs—usually online—that employees could complete without leaving work for an extended period of time.