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The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn. Dear Annie: A friend sent me your column on seven questions team leaders should ask their direct reports because I was promoted three months ago to lead a 22-person team of auditors. This is my first management job and, while things are going well so far, I’m having one big problem. I can’t seem to get my own work done and still keep an eye on what everyone else is doing. I’ve tried coming in earlier in the morning and staying later at night to fit everything in, but I still have a constant feeling of falling behind. Do other new managers experience this? Is there some secret to getting it all done without completely giving up my evenings and weekends? — Swamped in San Antonio Dear S.S.A.: It sounds as if you might be trying to do too much. You’re far from alone, by the way, in feeling stressed. The surest way to take back control of your calendar (and your weekends): Learn to delegate. There are at least three good reasons to do this.

Have a career question for Anne Fisher? 10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture This Year – Connected Principals. Virtual field trip | MindShift | KQED News | KQED Public Media for Northern CA. Beyond the virtual field trip: The online museum classroom | MW2015: Museums and the Web 2015. Anne Kraybill, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, USA, David Fredrick, University of Arkansas, USA, Kirsten Peterson, EDC, USA Abstract Museums have traditionally attempted to engage virtually with students and teachers through the use of video or Web-based conferencing services.

These programs typically emulate an on-site single or multiple field-trip experience. They are often synchronous, with a museum facilitator on one end and learners at the other. However, museums have the opportunity to be front and center in reaching students in ways that go far beyond the traditional virtual field-trip and Web-based activities.

Keywords: online learning, high school, virtual reality 1. Now is a time of disruption in the K–12 sector. This challenge provides museums with the opportunity to move from the periphery in the K–12 sector to the center. But these previous efforts still place museums in the margins of the K–12 sector. 2. 3. A design imperative throughout has been simplicity of use. Janice VanCampen-Learning CoachTechnology Integration LeaderWolf Creek Public Schools, AB - Home. Dr. Mark Hines Blogorama | Exploring issues in 21st Century Learning, Transforming Education, EdTech, and my PostDoc Work at University of Hawaii. Wish Upon A Classroom. Tech Tuesday » professional development. This and That. A PLN Quick Start Guide. Updated 4/17/13The concept of a PLN has been around for a very long time.

PLN's back in the day consisted of individuals with the same professional interests engaging in mostly face to face communication. Fast forward a good amount of years and enter the internet. No one can argue that the evolution of the real-time web has dramatically altered how we communicate, gather information, and reflect. The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. Image Credit Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. For more information on PLN's check out this fantastic video! 23 Questions To Cultivate Deeper Learning Mindsets.

A fellow educator recently asked me, “What are some of the best ways that educators can teach deeper learning mindsets?” “Good question. One way is to model them,” I said. “How do educators model these mindsets?” He asked. “We need to have professional learning opportunities for educators that mimic the types of environments we seek to create for and with students.” Professional learning opportunities that include time to wrestle with big questions and to reflect on our own learning will help educators model what deeper learning advocates call academic mindsets, loosely defined as the skills, dispositions and mindsets positively associated with academic success, and help cultivate deeper learning experiences they seek to create with students.

Let’s take a look at some of the critical components of deeper learning mindsets and how these can be applied to the adult learner in professional learning environments. Questions for Professional Learning + Reflection: Model a growth mindset. Untitled. Mistakes You Must Avoid While Integrating Technology in the Classroom. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.

EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. Classroom Learning Activity Rubric. A few of us have been hacking away at an existing rubric that attempts to capture what one should see when they walk into the classroom. Every rubric reveals a bit of our biases and I'm wondering what you would add or take-away from such a rubric like the one below.

Earlier this week, it was presented to curriculum staff and affected teachers, their opinions solicited, etc. Disclaimer 11/6/2012: Although you can see the links to an "original" version of the rubric in the paragraph below, please know that we've made some modifications. *I* do not claim sole credit for this work and at best would yield credit to those who provided the original outline. You can see the Classroom Learning Activity Rubric here and if it looks mysteriously like a rubric you saw somewhere, it probably has had that familiar bit stolen (thanks to Kim Cofino and team!)

This rubric more closely resembles what I'm looking for when I walk into a classroom. A viewable copy is available here as a GoogleDoc. ICLE | The Rigor Relevance Framework. The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool developed by the International Center to examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment along the two dimensions of higher standards and student achievement. It can be used in the development of both instruction and assessment. In addition, teachers can use it to monitor their own progress in adding rigor and relevance to their instruction, and to select appropriate instructional strategies for differentiating instruction and facilitating higher achievement goals.

The Knowledge Taxonomy (y-axis) is a continuum based on the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, which describes the increasingly complex ways in which we think. The low end involves acquiring knowledge and being able to recall or locate that knowledge. The high end labels the more complex ways in which individuals use knowledge, such as taking several pieces of knowledge and combining them in both logical and creative ways. Calling All Parents and Educators of This Generation’s Digital Citizens. A few weeks ago, I was asked by a parent at my son’s school to share strategies on how to be conscious and aware of what their children were doing on the internet.

This immediately brought back memories of one of my favorite webinars on digital citizenship. If you missed it, you don’t have to miss out because it’s featured in Discovery Education. Access it here. (Canadian Subscribers). Discovery Education also has additional resources about Digital Citizenship. Search for videos, boards, and more. One of my favorites is “Connected! In the comment section, let us know how you work with families on strategies for working with this generation’s digital citizens.

Our amazing presenter Devorah shared some final thoughts below. ————————————–The New Digital Citizenship Our kids’ future success will depend on true digital fluency. This Digital Skill Set is an immediate priority. The nuances matter. The medium matters, and it’s changing all the time.

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How to use Evernote Web Clipper. Quick start Evernote Web Clipper is a simple extension for your web browser that lets you capture full-page articles, images, selected text, important emails, and any web page that inspires you. Save everything to Evernote and keep it forever. Available for Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer (IE) 7+, Firefox, Opera, and Microsoft Edge (for Windows 10 or higher) Save your first web clip in 3 steps: Launch Web Clipper to start clipping Click the elephant button in your browser toolbar to launch Web Clipper. Select a clip type, full-length or sections of web pages, such as news stories or research articles. Annotate key info Currently unavailable for Microsoft Edge Capture screenshots of web pages, then select an 'Annotate' tool to highlight and add visual callouts, such as arrows, to point out design elements you like.

Share with others Click Share to share and discuss ideas with others. Get Evernote Web Clipper. Curation on Pinterest | Tools, Evernote and Playlists. Monday Keynote. The Author. Kristen Swanson Kristen Swanson helps teachers design meaningful, interactive curriculum at the local and national level. In the past she has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, and worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania.

She holds a B.A. degree from DeSales University, two M.A. degrees from Wilkes University, and an Ed.D. degree from Widener University. Kristen is also currently an adjunct professor for DeSales University in their instructional technology M.Ed program. In addition to her experience as an educator, Kristen is also passionate about meaningful professional learning. She serves on the board of the Edcamp Foundation, a nonprofit organization designed to facilitate local, grass-roots professional development. Kristen is active in the educational technology sphere. Areas of Expertise: Websites: Kristen In the News: