How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. Michigan Virtual has been in the online education space for two decades. How an LMS Makes Personal Learning More Efficient.

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. Professional Development Is the Foundation You Knead. Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. Some school districts spend millions of dollars on technology , then have no money left over for much-needed professional learning. Instead of using Chromebooks, tablets or software to transform learning in the classroom , they’re using the devices to make digital worksheets.

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. In America ,” former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan often says, “ your zip code or your socioeconomic status should never determine the quality of your education. ” Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

Always missing a tripod? This piece of paper can be your secret weapon for classroom video

Edthena

But if it’s a mobile phone or tablet, a tripod plan must be in place. Yes, a piece of paper can act as a phone tripod or tablet tripod for capturing classroom video used for instructional coaching and other teacher professional development.

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Hour of Code in the Library

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

For the past 3 years, our library has participated in Hour of Code during Computer Science in Education Week. Many students talked about passcodes on phones or tablets. We then related this to the language that a computer speaks.

MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. I have been involved in learning through technology initiatives for more than 20 years. MLTI has always been about learning.

edWeb.net and ClassLink Host Community to Help Educators with Technology in Schools

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is delighted to announce that ClassLink will be hosting Technology in Schools , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Educators are invited to register for the edWebinar on the event page.

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Keeping Professional Development Fun and Exciting for your Teachers

TeacherCast

In today's episode of the MIE Spotlight Series, we take a look at how one school district is bringing some innovative ideas into the professional learning space with the help of Office 365, One. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! About Microsoft Education.

If you have the choice, shouldn’t they?

The Principal of Change

As someone who often leads professional learning opportunities, it is always interesting to try to take notice of the little things that are happening in the room, and then some of the comments that are made regarding student learning and learning environments. Expecting to do everything that you used to do in schools and now adding laptops or tablets is not a viable option.

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How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books

Edsurge

Games support literacy skills in part because they enable students to play and learn in authentic worlds they care about Karen Schrier, Marist College Another early adopter, Paul Davarsi teaches English and media studies in Toronto, and likes games for many of the same reasons as Fallon.

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10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I

MSEDTechie

Here are some Powerful TECH TOOLS EVERY educator should be using! Google Apps For Education A new way of learning and collaboration. This means that emails, documents, calendar and sites can be accessed - and edited - on almost any mobile device or tablet.

The Teacher’s Guide to Podcasts

Shake Up Learning

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.

Educators’ ‘TED’ Talks-Style Forum Leads Up to ASU+GSV Summit

Marketplace K-12

Educators framed their passions and their pitches through “TED” talks-style presentations this week to kick off a gathering of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools here this week. San Diego.

10 Tips for teachers to make the most of ISTE

Neo LMS

Edtech conferences are a great opportunity for everyone activating in the education sector to connect and network with fellow like-minded people and take the pulse of the industry. Make sure you have your devices charged, whether it is your phone, tablet, laptop or all of them.

Apply Today To Be A PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator | @PBSLrnMedia

TeacherCast

PBS is excited to announce the fourth annual Digital Innovators program for tech-savvy K-12 educators. The program recognizes educators nationwide who are incorporating digital media in classrooms and serving as leaders in educational technology.

LIVE: Access All Of Your Files On All Of Your Devices Using @Microsoft_EDU OneNote | @MSOneNote

TeacherCast

Thought the last 6 months, I have had the privilege of working closely with Microsoft Education to create some pretty awesome podcasts and promotional videos. Microsoft Education. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup.

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. economy, yet it does not play a significant role in K-12 education. But there’s a way schools can help–by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom: What Teachers Need to Know

Digital Promise

Teachers, then, need to have a better understanding of autism and how it may affect learning. This can present unique challenges for schools and teachers, with students on the spectrum being four times more likely than their peers to require additional learning and social support services. Research shows the importance of understanding the link between academic learning and social and emotional competence. It is not enough to give teachers professional development on autism.

How Tech Can Enrich Your Next Field Trip

The Web20Classroom

Devices like tablets and wearables don’t just enhance classroom learning—they can also transform field trips, making educational outings more interactive and memorable than before. Learn more about the program here. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

EdTechTeacher

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? Before sharing your education or employment history, your visitor should see what you stand for.

To BOLDly Go

CUE

The mission of CUE BOLD was to focus “the symbiotic relationship of learning environment design, digital learning systems, and rethinking traditional lesson design as the essential components.” Their sessions helped showcase the possibilities for flexible learning spaces.

Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

She emphasizes that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities through the use of technology “can make reading instruction a multi-sensory process that is engaging and explicit while maintaining the individualization and diagnostic-prescriptive aspects of the lesson.”

3 ways to harness digital for personalized learning success

The Christensen Institute

If you’re leading your school through the transition to a digital learning environment, you know that creating the right vision for teaching and learning can be a juggling act. I recently caught up with the authors, who offered guidance for principals and other school leaders aiming to support teachers as they leverage the power of technology to make student-centered, digital learning a reality. Let students guide their own learning. Education Blog

LIVE: Is Your School Ready for the AWESOME Windows 10 on July 29? | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

In this interview, I had the privilege of getting a sneak peak into the future of both tablet and desktop computing. Learn More About Windows10. Craig Ashley is a Senior Product Manager responsible for product management of Windows for Education. In addition to his direct product roles, Craig focuses on education product strategy, value proposition, technical marketing and messaging across the Windows feature set. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast !

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape. A comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum can help students learn to use technology and participate online responsibly.

Technology Holds Great Promise for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar , Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, reviewed the benefits of some of this helpful technology. Using a tablet with a communication app loaded onto it is a common way to do this.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. Most educators come into contact with it for the first time through a negative experience – a disciplinary action involving students or even peers. Next, consider this your professional account.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. Most educators come into contact with it for the first time through a negative experience – a disciplinary action involving students or even peers. Next, consider this your professional account.

Finding the Good Problems

The Principal of Change

Working with a group of administrators in a workshop, the participants seemed to be evenly split into districts that were either “1 to 1” (1 laptop/tablet per students) and those that weren’t.

Individualized Supports for Students with ASD

edWeb.net

So, when educators mainstream students with ASD and hope that they will learn how to interact in the classroom just by watching their peers, the educators are setting up the students for failure. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

edWeb.net

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds. While many are looking for ways to provide all students with a device, just having the device does not mean equitable learning.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. Educators won’t want access to a limited number of tools and instructional resources.

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. How do you learn best?

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Department of Education Secretary in October 2016.

Terrie Noland of Learning Ally Talks About Supporting Dyslexic Students in Your School

edWeb.net

Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement & Initiatives at Learning Ally , was interviewed on Education Talk Radio for edWeb.net ‘s monthly show by program host Larry Jacobs along with Lisa Schmucki, edWeb founder.

edWeb.net and Square Panda™ Host PreK-3 Digital Learning Community

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Research shows that quality early learning can prevent achievement gaps and help every student reach his or her potential.

What does the Effective Use of EdTech Look Like?

Tom Murray

Over the past decade, most school budgets have remained stagnant, yet spending in educational technology has climbed to record levels, with no sign of slowing in the near future. In a report entitled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ FutureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013. Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning.

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