Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Each of those follows is a person.

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Must-Have iPad and Smartphone Apps for Educators: Revised Edition

The 21st Century Principal

Next week, I will be presenting to a group of educators in my district on the subject of "Must-Have iPad and Smartphone Apps." I did a blog post a short time ago, and that list hasn''t change much, but there have been a few additions and deletions, mostly due to suggestions of those in my Personal Learning Network. Only those general apps that I find myself using as a part of my job and in my professional learning.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

edWeb.net

While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Learn more at www.net-ref.com. edWeb Blog edtech Personalized Learning

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

The 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation report released by CoSN selected the most critical Hurdles (challenges), Accelerators (mega-trends), and Tech Enablers (tools) that school districts are facing with personalized learning, innovation, and digital equity. By Eileen Belastock.

Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks. However, the bigger liability issue is with teaching and learning. By Stacey Pusey.

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To Disconnect or Not

A Principal's Reflections

We did take our smartphones and allowed our kids to each pack their iPod touches. It is cool in my opinion to make the best use of even vacation time to learn a little. Twitter has long been my number one tool for professional learning as the main tool to form my Personal Learning Network (PLN). I learned long ago to never let technology interfere with family time.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

professional development). Now, the presenters have encountered heretofore unthought-of costs like extended loaner devices, increased repair costs from home use, and distance learning options. However, with the change to distance learning, those outcomes could change.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

edWeb.net

Also needed are trauma-informed and trauma-skilled schools so that teachers are prepared to work with students who may have experienced severe hardships as well as learning loss. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

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. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

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. Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Howard: She agreed that tools can become outdated quickly, so they look at making products that can have a big impact on student learning in a short timeframe. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

In addition to annual school-wide professional development about the policies, schools need job-specific sessions for each subgroup. Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, suggested that administrators ask the same questions of parents that they did of their employees: what do the parents know, and what do they need to know? ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

Sharing both personal experiences and insights from across K-12, they implored school leaders to create a comprehensive cyber security plan now. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. This program adds full home access for students, custom curriculum alignment, performance reporting, professional development, and more. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction.

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

MindShift

Luckily, several tech-savvy librarians have been curating the apps their colleagues find useful and sharing the all-stars with one another through personal learning communities (PLC) and edWeb webinars. Michelle Luhtala , a school librarian in New Canaan, Connecticut, has noticed that much of her own work has transitioned from the computer to her smartphone. The real promise of education technology is to redefine how students learn.

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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. Stephen Downes works in the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” ” In a response to protests at Reed College , The Atlantic argues “Why Everyone Should Learn About Western Civilization.” “ social and emotional learning.”)