Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. K-12 Blueprint offers resources for education leaders involved in planning and implementing technology initiatives. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science? And they want to get started using a technology.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

And as a Program Manager with the District of Columbia Public Schools Mental Health Team , he and his colleagues support the efforts of school-based social workers who deliver Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) interventions. The interventions support the eight to eleven percent of all children in DC who have signs, symptoms or diagnosable emotional and mental health conditions, including those related to trauma. Twitter: Child Mind Institute.

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Dazzling Classroom Creations with Google Draw!

EdTechTeam

This is an example of a European explorer ship that a student studied during our exploration unit. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. The artistic flare and graphic design capacity of Google Draw are largely underrated by educators and students. Google Draw is innovative and visionary- it will take student expression and creativity to a whole new unimaginable level.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. I started exploring online resources like Code.org and Tynker, but even those offered limited support at the time. Five other technology teachers from my district and I were committed to designing a computer science program for elementary students, but we didn’t have a clear pathway to get there.

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Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. In this fifth post you will discover how careful examination of the verbs in a standard can help you find resources to assist in proper technology integration. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. Teachers will need training on using this method of instruction to make it effective students will need to be shown how to access, use the technology and what is expected of them Students need to be able to do work outside of school hours do they have access to technology at home? This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. heloukee (online), Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford. The students were fed clues in the physical world (within their scheduled classes) and also online, through blogs, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr.

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