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Making Sure your Meetings are Productive and Effective

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings are something that all managers and leaders need to be able to plan, organize, run and follow up on. When I was a project engineer, I had to run lots of meetings and had training in effective meetings at a couple different companies. Keys to Effective Meetings 1.

Meeting Organization with Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

Meetings, meetings, meetings. For meetings, it is indispensable. Here''s how: I clip the meeting/appointment slot from Outlook into Evernote. This way, everything related to the meeting is in one place. I use a template for meeting notes (see below) and copy it into this note. I will add questions I have before the meeting and then use it for the meeting itself. I tag the meeting note for easy searching later.

Avoid Death by PowerPoint: Flip Your Meetings

Turning Learning On Its Head

We were talking about how too many corporate meetings turn into death by PowerPoint. This was followed up by several meetings with key scientists to ascertain the threat that the incident posed for the mission. Meetings can also be flipped. So how do you flip a meeting?

Meet Learner 2.0

Learning with 'e's

I'm presenting a keynote speech in Brisbane for EduTech next week, and the theme for my talk is 'Meet Learner 2.0'. Photo by JISC Meet Learner 2.0

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership.

Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Edutopia

Terry Heick School Leadership Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. I also realized I need to make time to come to the National Writing Project Meeting EVERY YEAR! Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

#HourOfCode: #Minecraft meets Code.org

Teacher Tech

Are you ready for the #HourOfCode? Guest Blogger Steve Isaacs December 7–13 marks the 7th annual Computer Science Education week and the 3rd annual #HourOfCode Challenge spearheaded by Code.org. Code.org takes an approach to teaching coding by using iconic characters and the block.ly

Spice It Up! 6 Tech Tools to Transform Your Staff Meeting

Fractus Learning

I am sure every educator looks forward to staff meetings, right? Many times, staff meetings become housekeeping lists, presentations on topics, and there is little interaction among teachers. After intense reflection, I have decided it is time to change the outlook of staff meetings.

How to Schedule a Time to Meet with Other Classes

The CoolCatTeacher

The fifth graders had an optional meeting at 7 am where they could come to school to meet the other kids half a world away. Kids came early to school so they could meet other kids! Learners love to meet learners in other classrooms, but how can you make it simple ?

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

TeachThought - Learn better.

How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings. Staff Meeting. So if staff meetings tend to be ineffective, boring, and repetitive, why do we continue to run them the way they have always been run? What if teachers looked forward to going to staff meetings?

Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration

Class Tech Tips

Meet Science is an awesome app for science students and teachers. If you’re teaching force and motion this year you’ll want to take a look at the Meet Science app. … The post Meet Science App: Force and Motion Exploration appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

Flipped Learning Meets Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

Teachers continue to cope with the challenges of teaching to multiple learning styles. With the help of technology, personalized learning becomes more realistic while the strategies for advancing personalized learning are more powerful.

Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. For the past two years, the Washington, D.C.

History Song Parodies Meet 8th Grade Culture

MiddleWeb

Song parodies can help students in history class create connections for themselves as they write their own lyrics about important events. As it turns out, writing songs in groups can also invoke 8th grade social machinations, teacher Jody Passanisi reports.

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Sue Fitzgerald

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet Sue’s Fitzgerald''s Digital Self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog Digital Research Toolkit, by Sue Fitzgerald It''s Connected Educator month and today at ThingLink we are celebrating Sue Fitzgerald.

How to Use Voice to Text to Meet Learners' Needs

EdTechTeam

Pearson School Board @ MeldrumKim As teachers we meet lots of students and we try our best to meet their individual learning needs but sometimes we have a student like John. Kim Meldrum, M.Ed. Technology Innovation Consultant Lester B.

Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving

Edutopia

Photo Credit: David Hawley David B Hawley Critical Thinking To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Jodie Johnston

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet Jodie Johnston''s digital self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog. Today we are celebrating Connected Educator month at ThingLink by introducing our readers to one or our Expert Educators, Jodie Johnston.

Flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”

Gaggle Speaks

How about flipping “Meet the Teacher Night”? Sure, the school year is approaching the finish line. As you do a retrospective of what we hope was a great year, it’s not too early to think about new ways to use technology when students return from summer break. Making a few changes to the way you’ve always conducted this time-honored school event can also give parents an example of what it means to flip a classroom.

Meet the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Participants

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Meet the ThingLink Challenge Participants Join the ThingLink Summer Teacher ChallengeThe Teacher Summer Challenge participants have begun to add images to our channel, Design Your Digital Self. We invite you to explore our channel and watch it grow.

Writing Scaffolds to Meet Diverse Learning Needs

A Principal's Reflections

For example, Mrs. Montecuollo and Mrs. Westbrook could read student responses and be clear about what each writer needed to add or change in order to meet standard.

Meet Codie, a New Robot

My Paperless Classroom

From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market. The newest robot I know of is Codie. Codie looks like it will be easy for kids to program and one of the first functions they highlight is the ability to program it to dance.

How to Use Technology in Your Faculty Meetings

Gaggle Speaks

Meanwhile, staff meetings often lag behind this tech transformation. Do you struggle with active participation in your staff meetings? If so, it might be time to incorporate some technology to drive more interaction and interest during faculty meetings.

Blended Learning Meets the Ghost of Textbooks Past

The Journal

No question: the future of educational technology is blended learning enacted in 1-to-1 classrooms. But: exactly what instruction will be delivered? In the past, textbooks played the role of providing teachers with the day-by-day, week-by-week, instructional roadmap.

Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Edutopia

Elena Aguilar Teacher Leadership It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms

Match Beyond: No excuses meets disruption in higher education

The Christensen Institute

Disruption has been alive and well in higher education for years now. With millions of nonconsumers of traditional colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide—many of them low-income adults with jobs or families—and a traditional higher education model that, increasingly, is both expensive and under financial strain, there has been no shortage of opportunities for disruptive higher education upstarts powered by online learning to emerge.

In-Class Flip: The Flipped Classroom Meets the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom. Both of these strategies for blending face-to-face and online learning work well for teachers in a traditional school setting.

Teachers: Meet Katy Perry, Win $50,000, Fly to LA! Join #StaplesForStudents

Kleinspiration

1 grand prize winner = $50,000 Scholarship AND a trip for two to Los Angeles to meet superstar, Katy Perry. 4 first prize winners = (and one guest) will also win air travel to Los Angeles, two nights stay, and spending money to meet Katy Perry at the VIP Winner’s Celebration.

Thriving SAT Scores: Meet Shaan Patel, Founder of Prep Expert and Shark Tank Winner

EdNews Daily

A few weeks after the first meeting, Shark Tank called me with a request to send in a an eye-catching and creative video pitch. SAT Scores: A New Number. Have you ever wondered how to achieve higher SAT scores?

5 Great Tools for Video Conferencing and Organizing Online Meetings

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

June 20, 2015 The power of video conferencing tools lies in their ability to engage audience through the use of visuals, interactive features and synchronous communication. The most popular.read more. vVdeo conferencing tools

Meet the next generation of school ed-tech leaders

eSchool News

CoSN and EdScoop announce inaugural winners at CoSN 2016 annual conference. CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) and EdScoop have unveiled the winners of the NextGeneration Leaders Program, a new national initiative that recognizes emerging K-12 education technology leaders.

Montessori Meets Kaizen: Promoting Lifelong Learning

Fractus Learning

The key to classroom performance then, as seen through the lens of kaizen principles, is an entire team working together to meet their collective goals.

Meet Our New Partners: iKeepSafe & the Internet Watch Foundation

Securly

To achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. We are excited to announce our partnership with two organizations at the forefront of online child safety initiatives: iKeepSafe and the Internet Watch Foundation ! The mission of each respective organization aligns perfectly with our own commitment to keeping kids safe online. iKeepsafe has also awarded us the California Privacy Badge.

How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students

Neo LMS

Using technology to meet struggling students’ needs. The entire teaching and learning experience should be about gaining knowledge not meeting the standards. The post How e-learning can meet some needs of struggling students appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Meeting the Tech Needs of Disabled Students

EdTech Magazine

By Heather B. Hayes Schools find there is no one-size-fits-all approach to assistive technology. Access Points Classroom Cloud Mobile Apps Mobility Networking

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them. Neilson Barnard, Getty Images, for The New York Times).