4 terrific teacher communities for summer PD

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The summer break is a great time for teachers to take advantage of those professional development (PD) opportunities that are hard to fit in during the school year. We put together a list of our favorite online professional learning networks (PLNs) for you to check out over the break. Topics of discussion include tech integration, media literacy, internet safety, and much more. Keeping up on skills over the summer isn’t just for students.

Domains of Digital Learning

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Post by Jed Stefanowicz , Digital Learning Coach. As a digital learning coach, my primary goal has always been to support and enhance the instructional capacity of educators. Creativity describes how students acquire knowledge and demonstrate learning through integrated technology.

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Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

How to Become a Digital Citizenship Certified School

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In this edWeb webinar hosted by the Digital Citizenship community, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Professional Development for Education at Common Sense, explained the steps to take to get certified this year. Attendees learned about the benefits of certification and how their schools can be rec ognized for helping kids be safe and smart digital citizens! Follow us on Twitter @edWebnet to learn about upcoming webinars and special events!

Making Sure Your Online Services Protect Your Students’ Data

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After the sudden switch to remote and hybrid learning models at the start of the pandemic, the use of online tools and resources may seem like less of a concern now, but ensuring that students’ data remains protected is still a priority, especially as it is a federal requirement.

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Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

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As an educator who has built my career during the 21st Century, I've found that my fellow education professionals often classify themselves in one of two categories: Specialize in curriculum (often in one specific subject area) Specialize in technology (either as part of IT or integration) This is a mistake. They have to be developed together in order for a student's learning experience to be engaging, effective, and relevant. Learning what constitutes effective edtech is essential.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. As an edtech professional, what’s your career path? The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. internet safety. internet safety.

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

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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. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Do K-12 educators have the power to shape their professional learning destinies?

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. It is not always easy, and we have a lot to learn as well.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards. The TravelMate Spin B1 (TMB118) convertible notebook features a 360-degree hinge that allows the device to be used in four versatile modes that facilitates all aspects of classroom learning, including Stand and Tent modes for group projects and sharing. Educators across the country use Edthena for video-powered professional learning such as PLCs, online lesson study, and virtual walkthroughs.

Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

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” Instead, librarians can help families learn how to maintain a healthy balance and become good digital citizens. Key topics include cyberbullying, information literacy, digital footprints, and overall Internet safety. Step 3 – Parent Education: Give parents opportunities, such as a lunch and learn, to hear from staff face-to-face about student technology use.

Host a PD Buffet for Your Teachers: Tips from a Technology Integrationist

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Rachel Langenhorst, Technology Integrationist at Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa, was interviewed by edWeb about the importance of keeping up with your own learning in order to provide valuable professional development for others. Rachel first came across edWeb as part of her graduate program, and found that it has helped her with her own personal learning as well as guiding the educators in her district through their professional development.

How Common Sense Is Helping NYC Welcome Cell Phones into Schools

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But opportunities for connected learning aren''t always available at school, where students are often asked to disconnect and power down. Fortunately, an increasing number of districts across the country recognize that for student success, we must allow them to learn with the tools they love. On March 2nd, 2015, they are lifting their cell phone ban and empowering schools to make instructional decisions regarding the use of personal devices for learning.

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