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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works.

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A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

edWeb.net

The GaDOE Social Studies Department and three of their virtual specialists presented an edWebinar on their three-year journey in creating and maintaining virtual learning communities for social studies for every grade level and course from K through 12. How they did it.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. So how hard is it?

California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

­ - District Chooses Discovery Education’s STEM Connect to Bring STEM Lessons to Life for Students Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education has been a great partner in helping us achieve this goal, we look forward to the next phase of this powerful relationship.”

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom.

Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

techlearning

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. I’m so excited to share a new online course from a former colleague and fellow Participate author. What inspired you to create a course on this topic?

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

He shares how you can use this tool to teach vocabulary and save time for other things! Download the transcript by clicking here or scroll down to read the transcript on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. to 3.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e305.

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.”

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning. Meeting up with my friend Rachelle Poth on the last day led to one of my greatest moments of reflection.

10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year

The Principal of Change

My good friend AJ Juliani is about to start a Genius Hour Master Course. His passion for this topic and his ability to share his enthusiasm has made a significant difference with so many educators. You will allow students to go into depth with a topic that inspires them.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years.

Learning In The Heart Of Texas With #TCEA15

The Web20Classroom

This was my first time attending and my first time in Austin and I had a wonderful time learning, sharing and reflecting at this first-rate, mega-sized conference. I love learning. And these events are prime opportunities for me to learn from amazing educators.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm.

So That's What I Think About That.

The Web20Classroom

I though I would post it here to. It was great to sit and reflect on his questions and it was an honor to be asked to do this. How did you start out in education? I took a very traditional road to the classroom. I went to college wanting to be a teacher. In the middle of my sophomore year I volunteered in a Kindergarten classroom a few days a week reading to kids and working on colors and shapes. Take social media for example.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. I saw people excited to receive their StitchFix, FabFitFun or Blue Apron boxes. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?”

Take Charge of Your Learning with edWeb.net

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is a professional learning community that brings together the widest collaboration of educators and industry professionals in education to provide free professional learning for educators – anytime, anywhere.

The Teacher Prep Program That Starts in High School

Edsurge

It helped me through a lot of things, and I kind of want to be able to help kids through art.” Like Dylin, senior Jada Harper hopes to be a teacher too someday, focusing on early childhood special education. We've all asked, ‘Why do I have to learn this,’ right?”

To BOLDly Go

CUE

For months, there has been a buzz of excitement leading up to CUE BOLD. Trying to capture the energy and excitement from CUE BOLD was like trying to catch lightning in a bottle. Over 40 sessions were presented, allowing educators to see how to take lessons to the next level.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

edWeb.net

Twenty years ago it was easier to identify fake news. Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

When tech giant Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters site, cities across the country scrambled to produce persuasive pitches. In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. To create compelling video arguments, student teams interviewed experts in economic development, researched state history and geography, and even wrote poems to sing the praises of their region.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

Brook Avenue Elementary School in Waco, Texas has been in the papers before, but not for shiny new laptops or flexible classrooms. However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Change Agents: Tech & Learning’s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018

techlearning

Each of these leaders is working in thoughtful and creative ways on the frontlines of some of today’s most pressing issues—from the way we think about learning, AI, and innovation to gun control, refugees, and student privacy. Change has to be made now.”

Hidden Digital Spaces Where Innovation in Education is Brewing

MIND Research Institute

In the 21st century, educators are no longer bound to the limits of geographic location for professional development opportunities. They understand that to have impactful change in student achievement requires impactful change in instructional design and methods. Deeper Learnin

Take the Risk, Take the Extra Step: Advice for School Leaders

edWeb.net

South Park Elementary, Pennsylvania. Dr. Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary, was interviewed by edWeb to gain an administrator’s perspective on providing quality professional development for teachers and the social aspect of learning. Robert first discovered edWeb at a conference when our team asked him to present a webinar. edWebinars provide a flexible solution to the time-crunch all educators experience. Robert Furman.

Rockin’ the Mindset- A Teacher Leader Cohort Journey

EdTechTeam

Read about Angela Barnett ’s journey with technology as she moved from unsure to a confident teacher after being a part of the Summer Online Teacher Leader Cohort in 2017. Last year I was moved from 2nd to 3rd grade AND with a chrome cart (1:1 Chromebooks) – There was no real training or PD provided for this new tool. . A teacher at my site invited me to attend the EdTechTeam Google Summit in Duarte (this was a first for all of us). .

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. Content Exploring the Science of Happiness: Studies show that two out of three American teens are stressed and many don't know how to handle it.

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Planning PD Got You Down? 4 Ways Padlet Can Help You Get Your Groove Back

Edsurge

Why do weekly faculty meetings have to be the most dreaded part of a teacher’s week? The school day has just ended, there are three different assessments that need to be graded (×30.), and loved ones are heading home, expecting a coherent family member to share a meal with. The question was how to do it. I can’t remember how I discovered Padlet , but I know it was after I left the classroom. To infinity and beyond.

Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Reading By Example

Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12 , on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. I asked him how he knew what he knew about William Tell.

All Work and No Play Makes Everything Dull

Fractus Learning

As educators we all study the importance of giving students the time to play during the school day. During our coursework to become teachers, we learn about the importance of play in a child’s early developmental stages. In the article “ The Key to Happiness: a Taboo for Adults?

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. Click here to see all of them.) Swivl - Apparatus that lets you use an iPad to video record a lecture or presentation. Moves the camera to follow presenter around the room.

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

MindShift

65% said, “It’s not related to the subjects I teach.” And, Branch says, that doesn’t even mean that every student in those states learns about it: Only two states require students to take earth or environmental science classes to graduate high school.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

Steve says it''s like an encyclopedia of how to use Web 2.0 to make education connections. Julie says they really wanted to highlight the work of many great teachers. Vicki says they wanted the book to be an experience that is encouraging. Helping to take Web 2.0

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have had such an enthusiastic response to this event that we have expanded the conference this year: we will start Wednesday afternoon/evening and go through Friday mid-day (US Time). We hope it gets you excited to attend!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to decry “ fake news ,” then you best not be sharing it. If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. Or did you just want a story to confirm your gut feelings that she should hit the road? Anyway, as Matt Barnum writes , “ No, there’s no reason to think DeVos is planning to resign, contrary to viral news stories.”

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

But, I always try to answer and help. Recently, I spent so much time answering, linking to past posts, and giving paragraphs and paragraphs of advice I thought - This would be a good blog post! So, though it's taken me a better part of a week to write this, and I warn you -- it's LONG.

8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers has several online professional development options to check out: GSuite for Teachers , Teaching History with Technology , and Practical Edtech Coaching. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Read How to Use Padlet.