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Digital media content and tools provide educators and students with tremendous opportunities to be media creators as well as media consumers. How do you help your students understand the ethics and etiquette of this landscape? How savvy are you about integrating media production projects into your work with students? We've gathered a range of resources and references on these topics and more to help you foster digital media literacy in your classroom.
Features 10/15/2006 By: David Warlick Listen to this podcast The latest powerful online tools can be harnessed to transform and expand the learning experience.
The Education Week Spotlight on Professional Development is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on: Turning teachers into coaches to improve collaboration and achievement Preparing educators for the challenges of the common-core standards Training out-of-school staff in defined core competencies, similar to professional teaching Building professional certifications for education technology Tips from teachers on creating meaningful professional development experiences You get the ten articles below and a resource guide in a downloadable PDF. The Literacy Collaborative's coaching-based program offers lessons on reading instruction and professional development design.
Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ?
In the last Digital and Learning Conference that took place in San Francisco, researchers and scholars cited an ever-widening gap between what they considered in-school learning and out-of-school learning. The abyss between the two types of learning is growing wider and wider as more and more students are having free unlimited access to all kinds of information online. For them school curricula are boring as they teach things that are not immediately related to their everyday lives.
In 2005, I started asking teenagers about their password habits. My original set of questions focused on teens' attitudes about giving their password to their parents, but I quickly became enamored with teens' stories of sharing passwords with friends and significant others. So I was ecstatic when Pew Internet & American Life Project decided to survey teens about their password sharing habits.
Mr. King said, 'the day you get a job from Twitter is the day I will dance in the middle of the street.' Well, good sir, you owe me a dance! I will be teaching two courses in the Kilkenny Education Centre, one in an introduction to Scratch computer programming and the other Twitter for Education.
Welcome to week four of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. I hope that you will come back for the next and last post in the series as we continue to look at five key topics designed to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas. To collaborate in more detail on these and other topics, I invite you to join my weekly New Teacher chat (1) on Twitter, and also to visit my blog Teaching with Soul (2) .
I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference (1) introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board. Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today."
How to work with well-meaning but demanding moms and dads. Credit: Jessica Hische Not long ago, administrators at a small private school in New York City were reorganizing two mixed-grade elementary classrooms. Looking at the third grade, they determined that one girl was particularly well suited to switch from one class to the other: She was adaptable and genial and loved working with teachers and friends.
Apple's iBooks Author is an excellent tool for creating multimedia ebooks, but there are some elements of using it that can be confusing and or frustrating.
height=”224″ />As educators and leaders, we need to re-think every aspect of our professional practice to consider ‘could we be doing this better?’ Here is a brain-dump of the 6 most powerful strategies that I have used or in which I have participated. 1.
There is a lot of interest in pinterest from educators this summer. I pulled together a collection of all my pinterest resources to help you get started. This is my blog post on how to get started with Pinterest, including tips to easily score an invite (It isn't that hard.) This is a great thing to do over the summer.
Posted on July 13, 2012 by @mqtodd This is not an ordinary guest post. It comes from one of the smartest, most knowledgeable and engaging teenagers I know.
Welcome to Professional Learning! The Professional Learning Department’s core business is to provide the highest quality of professional learning for the educators of Georgia. Use this site frequently to stay informed of the many professional learning opportunities offered by PAGE to all educators.
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