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Twitter 2015 - web pages. Welcome to Moodle 2: Log in to the site. Interactive Learning Sites for Education - Home. World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Adaptive Computer Technology. The Blind Readers' Page--Main Menu This list includes the most comprehensive sources of information about adaptive computer technology for people with all sorts of disabilities, especially those with visual handicaps.

Adaptive Computer Technology

It excludes links to individual manufacturers and vendors because they can be easily found by entering the larger portal sites, like those, among many others, of the American Foundation for the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind. I also have a set of links to manufacturers and vendors in "Index to Adaptive Computer Hardware and Software. " ACCESS NET, a project of the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council, has an extensive list of sites for accessible computer hardware and software. "Access Review," from the Sensory Access Foundation," provides reviews of hardware and software in addition to discussions of accessibility in general.

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Favorites Welcome to your Favorites, the perfect place to store your favorite Community resources and training. To mark an item as a favorite, click on "Add to Favorites" button on webinars, courses, shared resources, or discussion topics. Rethinking Education. Digital citizenship, online safety & civility. Educators. Embrace Civility. Wiredsafety. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. Glogster: Multimedia Posters.

DIGCI2 excerpt. Your Bookmarks and favorites in the cloud. Only2Clicks - speed dial to favorite web site and make it your start page. Delicious. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more. A Fair(y) Use Tale (NOT a Disney movie) U.S. Copyright Office. Creative Commons. U.S. Copyright Office. U.S.

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Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. This Fair Use Index is a project undertaken by the Office of the Register in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement of the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC). Fair use is a longstanding and vital aspect of American copyright law. It’s all C.R.A.P.: Four Principles of Design. What a bunch of C.R.A.P.!

It’s all C.R.A.P.: Four Principles of Design

There are four principles of design that we want you to get under your belt. If you’re a designer, you’ll know this stuff already. If you’re a programmer, you might not. Chapter6 spread. Standards for Teachers. Standards for Administrators. Standards for Coaches. Standards. Bing. Dogpile Web Search. Recherche avancée Google. Ipl2: Information You Can Trust. Fostering Student Collaboration With Google Docs. Technology In The Classroom: Tips For New Teachers To Use Technology In The Classroom. Using Technology To Provide Student Feedback. Using Clickers To Assess Student Knowledge.

Conferences & Events. EDUCAUSE professional development programs deliver both forward-thinking innovative solutions as well as practical, tangible ideas to handle campus challenges and identify opportunities.

Conferences & Events

Conferences The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference unites the best thinking in higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Connect takes place in locations across the U.S. and are highly interactive, action-driven events where peers solve, network and grow together. Additional programs target specific skills and issues: Connect and Contribute. Events. Publications. 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific…


EDUCAUSE Homepage. K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work. LearnZillion. Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel. TED-Ed. 'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching. UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jailen Wallis has always been tempted to become a high school English teacher.

'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching

She's cutting across campus on her way to her work-study at the library. A literature junkie, she loves the idea of teaching young people to enjoy reading and writing as much as she does. Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization. Print Friendly For Jessica Mahon, getting a master’s degree went hand in hand with becoming a teacher.

Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization

But Mahon is from New York, where a master’s degree is required for public school teachers to become fully certified. Now, in her sixth year at Newland Elementary School in Burlington, her master’s degree is considered extraneous. Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization. NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances. A master’s degree in teaching costs about $6,400 a semester for a full-time North Carolina resident attending East Carolina University’s College of Education, meaning a four-semester program would cost about $26,000.

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

But, according to the North Carolina state legislature, that doesn’t mean it’s worth anything. In the most recent state budget passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor last week, North Carolina lawmakers eliminated a provision – which exists in many states – that granted automatic pay raises to public school teachers who completed master’s degrees.

It was one of several changes the budget made to teacher compensation and working conditions, including ending teacher tenure, but it is the one likely to have the largest impact on the state’s higher education institutions. The elimination of the benefit could have a significant effect on enrollment in education schools at North Carolina colleges and universities. Pay Raises for Teachers With Master's Under Fire. Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge. Teacher salaries are losing ground fast in North Carolina.

Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge

Jennifer Spivey has been a teacher for three years at South Columbus High School, on the north side of the border between the Carolinas. She's been recognized as an outstanding teacher; she has a master's degree, and last summer she won a prestigious Kenan fellowship to improve education. But she still lives in her parents' basement. "Can't afford to move out," Spivey says. Pay Cuts, End Of Tenure Put North Carolina Teachers On Edge. Strong Leaders for North Carolina Schools: School Principal Preparation Programs. North Carolina’s Real Teacher Recruitment Problem - Carolina Journal. RALEIGH — North Carolina has a genuine teacher recruitment and retention crisis. But it has nothing to do with tales of teacher discontent spun by the mainstream media, special-interest groups, and teacher unions. Rather, the state’s public schools continue to encounter a critical shortage of qualified math, science, and special education teachers.

The U.S. Department of Education report, “Teacher Shortage Areas Nationwide Listing 1990-1991 through 2014-2015,” said the relatively meager supply and strong demand for math, science, and special education teachers has been a persistent weakness in North Carolina’s teacher labor market. Recruiting and Retaining Teachers: What Matters Most and What Can Government Do? Linda Darling-Hammond Charles E. Ducommun Professor, Stanford University With increased recognition that expert teachers are perhaps the most fundamental resource for improving student learning, there is growing interest in figuring out how to recruit and retain strong teachers, especially in high-need schools. Unfortunately, unlike other industrialized nations, especially those that are the highest-achieving, the United States lacks a systematic approach to recruiting, preparing, and retaining teachers.

With few governmental supports for preparation or mentoring, teachers in the U.S. enter: Meanwhile, higher-achieving countries that rarely experience teacher shortages (such as Finland, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Taiwan Singapore) have made substantial investments in teacher training and equitable teacher distribution in the last two decades. 1) There is not an overall shortage of teachers in the United States. Educational leadership: journal of the Department of Supervision and Curriculum Development, N.E.A Impact Factor & Description - ResearchGate - Impact Factor Rankings ( 2015 and 2016 )

The Master's Degree Effect? Cutting master’s pay spells trouble for graduate programs, teachers - Elon University's News Organization. 'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching. QR Codes Can Do That? There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction -- with powerful results.

I've been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white squares, it's so much fun to see the "aha" moments as we explore different ways to use scannable technology in the classroom. This list of five things that you may not know about QR codes contains some simple ideas that definitely pack a punch.

These tips include strategies for differentiating instruction, distributing materials, and keeping families up to date on classroom activities. If you've tried one of these QR tips or have another to add to the list, the comments section of this post is the perfect place to share! Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance. There is no doubt that finding the time to integrate technology is an overwhelming task for anyone.

Throughout the course of a day, teachers find themselves pulled in many directions. However, technology is already integrated in nearly everything we do and nearly every job our students will encounter. So how do educators find an ideal balance for learning about and eventually integrating technology? It begins with a focus followed by good instructional design -- but ultimately, a healthy balance.

Web Tools Blog Series: Tools to Help Students Collaborate. In previous blogs, we focused on web tools to collect and organize content and tools to help students create and present ideas. In this module, we focus on how to use web tools to foster collaboration. Randy Nelson (Pixar University) provides a brilliant definition of collaboration by using two principles of improv. First, accept every offer and second, make your partner look good.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers. K-12 Topics, Subjects & Grade-Level Resources. PBL and Culturally Responsive Instruction. Cultural responsiveness in the classroom can often be written off as something patched by a quick fix, especially in an English classroom where swapping a traditional (read: Dead White Guy) text with something written by a person from an underrepresented background can take the place of more significant cultural response. Don't get me wrong, I think that putting Zora Neale Hurston, Chang Rae Lee, and Junot Diaz into "the cannon" is an important social step for our discipline, but doing this at the expense of also having substantive structural changes in the classroom is a temptation that one has to be careful of embracing.

Edutopia stw emints pd teacher smartboard pc. Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning. 6 Characteristics Of Tomorrow's Classroom Technology. The Compelled Educator: Leadership: A Balancing Act. The information in this weblog is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. This weblog does not represent the thoughts, intentions, plans or strategies of my employer.

It is solely my opinion. Feel free to challenge me, disagree with me, or tell me I'm completely nuts in the comments section of each blog entry, but I reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason whatsoever (abusive, profane, rude, or anonymous comments) - so keep it polite, please. Nano-Professional Development: 20 Quick Courses For Teachers - How I Took Control Over My Own Professional Development - Ep. 27 Let's Make Professional Development More Effective - Ep. 27 Let’s Make Professional Development More Effective by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development. Digital Learning Day / Homepage. #Edchat Summary: Social Media’s Impact on Professional Development for Educators by @USCTeacher.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. I had to chuckle a little when I read some of the posts of educators who had just logged on to Twitter for the first time after ISTE 2015. What Should Come First? Training or Professional Development? 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. ISTE 2015: New Trends in Ed Tech Professional Development. The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel. The Teacher Platter. A must read: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (#PLE) Referring to student's #PLP to #validatelearning.