5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning

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5 Tips That Foster Collaborative Professional Learning. Leveraging new technology for professional learning requires some creative thinking — and it also takes money. A few years ago, a group at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte received a grant from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that paid for notebooks and software for creating a professional development program for elementary school teachers.

Dell debuts new collaborative software for Chromebooks

eSchool News

Dell Classroom, a new software solution available for Dell Chromebooks, helping foster student and teacher engagement. Dell announced the debut of three new, interactive display products, purpose-built for active learning, classrooms and conference rooms at ISTE 2016.

How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Images in Google Docs and Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did you know you can edit images inside Google Docs and Slides? In just a few clicks, you and your students can add some pizazz to your images in Google Docs and Google Slides !

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

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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. Click on the pins on the Code.org training map to find a professional development opportunity near you.)

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Teaching soft skills, commonly referred to as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is increasingly important in an educational environment, determined that students are graduated from both K12 as well as higher education primed and ready for a dynamic and changing future job market.

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. Professional Development Is the Foundation You Knead. Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. It’s an absolute necessity if you want devices or software to work well in a classroom or school, including new technology deployments. . Some school districts spend millions of dollars on technology , then have no money left over for much-needed professional learning.

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Ask a Tech Teacher

Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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Professional Learning. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process. Schools need to create a sense of urgency by supporting the professional learning of their teachers and coaches.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Your Personal Learning Network.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online CAPSTONE PEBBLEGO SPANISH DATABASE FOR K-12 STUDENTS ( www.capstonepub.com/library/digital/whats-new/ ) Capstone is pleased to announce its most popular PebbleGo databases are now available in Spanish.

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4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

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When I first learned of 3D printing in the classroom, I wondered if it held merit. The more I learned about it, the more I realized the untapped potential of this technology. This was a lot of hands-on learning for them. 4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

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Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Professional Development. Using data analytics tools, educational leaders can pinpoint resources differences in usage to create targeted professional development and training plans.

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3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Most educators look at the cost of their device and software, but what they need to understand is that the total cost includes PD, tech support, sustainability.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

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Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. But, one of the other benefits of Flipsnack is that you can create the books in something like Google Slides.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

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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. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

Going to a Tech Conference? Make Sure to Focus on What Matters.

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Educators often go to professional development events, including technology conferences for a variety of reasons. For some, it is a rare opportunity to learn the latest in education and technology. If a session focuses on software, is it adaptable to all skill levels?

Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Chromebooks

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Chrome allows users to add what Google calls, “extensions” to the Chrome browser that enables customization and efficiency experiences. It can also enable users to change the size and look of font in Chrome, customize the Google homepage and more.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

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In a recent edWebinar , Heather Barnard, a Digital Learning Leader at Stamford American International School in Singapore, explains that teachers need to help parents and students prepare for the use of devices and the internet during the summer months.

What’s New

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Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION UPDATES ( edu.google.com ) Google for Education announced updates and new tools to help teachers keep innovation alive in their classrooms.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

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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.”

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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EC-Council currently offers professional-level certifications, but the new Associate Series exams validate entry-level knowledge and prepare individuals to continue learning best practices for today’s cybersecurity threat landscape.

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The New Design for School Networks

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Software and services hosted in the cloud: First and foremost, by using cloud-based programs, schools don’t need to worry about having the staff and skills to maintain the programs. She started her career as a software engineer at NASA supporting Space Shuttle and Station Operations.

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards. CLASSLINK ONECLICK ClassLink OneClick technology enables access to Web-based, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Overall, a better learning environment and culture is formed.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Back-to-School Tips: Setting a Positive Tone From Day One

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You could have students link QR codes to a Google photo slideshow or other collaborative documents where students write about themselves and share their stories with their peers. Using the embed option to embed a Google Doc into a website.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

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But, they also saw a large number of resources being recommitted to just this one aspect of education: space for server farms, money for hardware and software upgrades, overworked personnel, etc. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

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. Learn about AR and VR.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Using coding software, offline and online coding activities, and resources found on websites such as Code.org, students and teachers together use a design thinking process to understand, define, ideate, plan, build and test coding-based projects. Coding Software.

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/ Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions.

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7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

The Principal of Change

There are different software programs that will make “portfolios” easy to share, yet do we truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our schools? Is this a learning portfolio, showcase portfolio, or combination of both? Who owns the learning?

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

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Those hats were represented in the panel of judges at this week’s SXSW EDU Launch Competition , which included Bridget Burns, executive director of the University Innovation Alliance; Vince Chan, co-founder at Creta Ventures; Jonathan Rochelle, product management director at Google for Education; and your correspondent. That’s the question that Google’s Rochelle posed to Chelsea Sprayregen, CEO of Pie for Providers —and not because the startup’s name sounds like food.

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

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Common Sense Education’s Kelly Mendoza, Senior Director of Education Programs, and Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Learning Programs, reviewed the new curriculum in “ Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World.”.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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She also created a system through Google Classroom for them to easily submit materials and documentation electronically. “It’s It’s also taking (the teachers’) digital learning and their digital literacy up a level,” she said.

In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change.

Innovative Communication Techniques for Individuals with Autism

edWeb.net

While this product did not work as well for this particular application, he explained, he is working on testing how the Google Home might work in this situation. This award-winning software is developed collaboratively with educators.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking into Core Subjects to Prepare Students for 21st Century Careers

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Through this program, New York City teachers will receive professional development, educational resources and year-round support to integrate computational thinking into core subjects such as math, sciences, arts, and social studies.

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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