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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.

The Most Important Skill for New Managers to Learn

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? Dear S.S.A.: It sounds as if you might be trying to do too much. 10 Easy Ways To Create an Amazing #ClassroomCulture This Year – Connected Principals. KQED Public Media for Northern CA. Beyond the virtual field trip: The online museum classroom. 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.

Beyond the virtual field trip: The online museum classroom

These programs typically emulate an on-site single or multiple field-trip experience. Janice VanCampen-Learning CoachTechnology Integration LeaderWolf Creek Public Schools, AB - Home. 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. 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?”

23 Questions To Cultivate Deeper Learning Mindsets

“Good question. One way is to model them,” I said. “How do educators model these mindsets?” He asked. 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.

Mistakes You Must Avoid While Integrating Technology in the Classroom

SAMR Model - Technology Is Learning. Classroom Learning Activity Rubric. 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.

The Rigor Relevance Framework

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.

Calling All Parents and Educators of This Generation’s Digital Citizens

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. 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.

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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.

How to use Evernote Web Clipper

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. Tools, Evernote and Playlists. Monday Keynote. The Author. Kristen Swanson Kristen Swanson helps teachers design meaningful, interactive curriculum at the local and national level.

The Author

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.