Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. google google applications Google for Educators training

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Technology Starts with Professional Development and Training

EdTech Magazine

Management Professional Development TrainingBy Tommy Peterson Districts offer advice on how to integrate technology with an emphasis on coaching teachers first.

Free Evernote Training Videos on YouTube

Educational Technology Guy

I just found out about some great training videos on YouTube that show you how to do different tasks in Evenrote. Evernote evernote schools free resources tech training videos Evernote is one of my favorite and most used apps. I use it for project management, task lists, meeting notes, reference notes, web clippings, personal tasks and more. Check them out here: [link] If you don''t use Evernote , check it out. It''s free, easy to use, and cross platform.

Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Patterson Teachers say they lack proper technology support, but schools can turn the tables on inadequate training programs using these best practices. Classroom Curriculum Management Training

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. link] Related: Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more.

Video Tutorial: Twitter Training

techlearning

This series of online training tutorials covers how to use Twitter, from tweeting and finding other users with common interests to gaining more followers and keeping tweets short.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

The Hechinger Report

The group is taking the idea of online delivery of teacher training and amplifying it, turning it into something that can be custom-fit for individual teachers and leaders. The post Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Notes from Code Studio elementary coding training

Dangerously Irrelevant

My notes from yesterday’s Code.org elementary coding workshop… Ben Schafer , University of Northern Iowa, Facilitator. Our agenda for the day. Ben’s slides (PPT). Complete instructor handbook (PDF). Iowa workshop schedule. Notes. Code.org’s elementary school courses overview [VIDEO].

Gates Foundation Gives Millions to Improve Teacher Training

K-12 Schools - Education News

Now, the foundation is focusing on training teachers. ” The hope is that training programs for novice teachers will begin to share, challenge, inspire and support one another to reach higher levels of excellence. Bill and Melinda Gates never give up.

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

Digital Promise

In our lab, we want to understand whether music training during childhood improves brain functions for processing sound more generally. Music Training and the Brain. Music training has been found to be related to better language and mathematical skills, higher IQ and overall greater academic achievement. The ideal comparison group would be children who participate in equally socially interactive but nonmusical training, such as sports.

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

Edsurge

Learning Professionals Are Now Becoming Specialists The industry has recognised a need for corporate learning professionals to be highly qualified and experienced in their specific area rather than possessing general knowledge on training. The report concludes that ‘companies are struggling to redesign the training environment, incorporate new learning technologies, and utilize the incredible array of digital learning tools now available’.

Why Don’t Teachers Get Training On Mental Health Disorders?

MindShift

To make it worse, most teachers are given very little training on how to detect mental health disorders in students. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five children has or will have a severe mental health disorder, so the lack of training is a huge disservice to teachers who are likely to encounter these issues in their students. Teacher Training Is Failing Students’ Mental Health.

How to Train Your (New) Principal

The Daring Librarian

Before any admins out there start sharpening their pitchforks for me, I gotta say that I really don''t think teachers need to train new principals. Principals come to us already accomplished, trained, vetted, and hand-picked. How do you train a principal?

A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K

NPR Learning and Tech

that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children. A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla.,

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

. Gearing up for their district’s password-reset day in October, teachers and school administrators in Raytown, Missouri, watched a spoof video “gym” tour by their tech-support staff, who offered tips for stronger passwords amidst “laptop lunges” and “cross-tech” training.

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

NPR Learning and Tech

Is this the future of teacher training Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach.

How Leadership Training for All School Staff Helps Students Excel

MindShift

The training program the district uses includes 21 leadership responsibilities based in research on effective leadership tactics compiled by McREL International. Worthington likes to emphasize in trainings that change is personal.

Video Tutorial: Desire2Learn (Brightspace) 10.3 - Instructor Training

techlearning

This online training series will show instructors how to best manage their files, content, assessments and students. Techlearning Resources PD Tips

The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

NPR Learning and Tech

General Assembly offers high tech training face-to-face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention. » » EMail This

Three ways technology can supercharge teacher training

The Hechinger Report

Teachers participate in a Common Core training session in Kingsport, Tenn. The post Three ways technology can supercharge teacher training appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Educators can learn a valuable lesson from American wheat farmers’ progress in the past 125 years.

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center!

Shake Up Learning

Plus a NEW Google Training Center! In conjunction with the release of a brand new Google Education Training Center, Google has revealed it's new certification to the masses. This program requires you to have experience delivering training on Google for Education tools.

How to help principals do a better job? Train their bosses

The Hechinger Report

So, in districts like Oakland and Los Angeles, consultants have been brought in to train superintendents or other district administrators in the hope that training will trickle down to improve principals, teachers, and ultimately, students. Training the trainers.

“I have trained over 1000 teachers.” – Simon Kiteme, Kenya

Daily Edventures

For Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Simon Kiteme, that meant becoming the first East/Central African educator to take — and pass — the Microsoft Certified Educator training. Simon Kiteme. Head of Science Department. Kwa Ngindu Secondary/TSC. Kenya, Africa. smpkiteme09.

TRAIN Classroom Management Data Collection Tool

Class Tech Tips

The folks at TRAIN (Teachers Reporting Any Incidents and Needs) have created an app to help educators collect school-wide data on classroom management data challenges. With TRAIN educators can provide more consistent feedback about their students to. Are you collecting useful data?

High school program trains the next generation of IT leaders

eSchool News

Tucked away in a corner of Laurel High School in a couple of storage rooms turned into computer labs, Michael Hines is training the next generation of information technology workers.

OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet

The Hechinger Report

Often, they’re more than willing to do so, provided they’ve also been given the necessary tools, training, teams and time to succeed. The post OPINION: The four ways we can train teachers to use technology that hasn’t been invented yet appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

This may be the best way to train teachers – and yes, we can afford it

The Hechinger Report

A recent story featured in The Hechinger Report said the residency model may be the best way to train new teachers – and that it may be too expensive. We would argue that we can’t afford not to train teachers this way. So we ask again – can we afford not to train our teachers this way?

Back-to-School Training Equips Teachers for New STEM Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Project Lead the Way’s summer professional development prepares educators for new school year. Classroom Management Professional Development STEM

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

This week, ahead of my speech at the Learning Technologies Conference I recorded a 10 minute podcast interview for the Training Zone. You can listen by clicking on the embedded link below. If the link below doesn't work for you, try this one. My interview is at 18.45 in the podcast.

What Should Come First? Training or Professional Development?

EdTech Magazine

By Eric Patnoudes Considering the value of corporate educator certifications such as Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator reminds me of an age-old question: "Which came first: the chicken or the egg?" Allow me to explain.

Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program

Edsurge

While the government might be pulling funding from teacher training programs, private organizations are stepping up to fill the gap. Making our products free or affordable doesn’t make usage truly equitable, and quality training is critical to ensure that technology is used in effective and meaningful ways. Making our products free or affordable doesn’t make usage truly equitable, and quality training is critical to ensure that technology is used in effective and meaningful ways.”

Digital Humanities Training Opportunities

ProfHacker

There has been a lot of growth recently in intensive summer Digital Humanities training opportunities, but also a growth in demand. There are a number of other DH training workshops across the globe including.

StudioWeb Computer Coding Training Videos for Classrooms

Class Tech Tips

Sunburst Digital now provides StudioWeb to schools so they can easily access video training courses from StudioWeb. StudioWeb is an online educational resource designed for educators to teach computer literacy.

[Guest Post] Train Students to Own Their Learning

Education Elements

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Collect School and Student Data with TRAIN

Class Tech Tips

Schools and districts looking to change the way they collect data on school climate and student behavior will want to check out TRAIN. This mobile tool is designed for school-wide data collection, analysis, and communication.

Tech Needs More Than Coders. This Bootcamp Will Train Sales Chops (and Even Pay For It)

Edsurge

Once in, students get product training, run outbound marketing campaigns and build sales pipelines for the closing reps they support. We’re helping to train people who are higher up the funnel, before the conversations and meetings make the way to account executives,” Nielson tells EdSurge. Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary LearningMany bootcamps that aim to place workers into technology jobs promise to turn novices into software engineers and designers.

Free Book Creator Training for Teachers: Join Me This Summer!

Class Tech Tips

Read Article → The post Free Book Creator Training for Teachers: Join Me This Summer! I’m so excited to partner with the Book Creator team to bring teachers a special set of webinars this summer!

Virtual Classrooms: A Vision of the Future of Teacher Training

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A classroom simulator platform operating out of UCF is breaking new ground for how teachers hone their craft. Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Online Video

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.