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Teacher Reboot Camp. ISTE 12 Blogposts. Digital Differentiation with Screencasting - Download free content from Apple Distinguished Educators. Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers. Apply Now for the NYC Google Teacher Academy. 30+ Open Wikis Every Educator Should Know About. How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 12.65K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be.

However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. 3 Tech Tips Your Grandma Could Teach You 2.02K Views 0 Likes Those who have been using technology, in some form, have a few tech tips you should know about. Education. “When are we ever going to use this?” When I was a teacher, this was a question I heard almost daily. I would imagine that has not changed much since I left the classroom five years ago, particularly when it comes to math.

Students are naturally inquisitive about what they are learning and why, as they should be. However, as teachers continually make a concerted effort to connect mathematics and common, everyday occurrences in students’ lives outside of the classroom, this question will go the way of the chalkboard. So, to answer a question with a question: What are students doing when not at school? Game-based learning Students don’t just play board games like they used to, instead they look to find those same “board” game in Web-based or app format to download to a phone, tablet, etc. At the end of a long day, a tired first grade student lifts her chair, flips it over and lays the seat down on the top of her desk. (read more…) Location, location, location. (read more…) Have you heard of the Virtual Teaching Expo? Would you like to learn more about teaching blogs? Are you in need of some creative teaching tips? Are you looking for inspirational mentors to learn from at your grade level?

Look no further than the Virtual Teaching Expo. We have found the best of the best to share their spectacular ideas with YOU. We like to call these expos professional development in your PJs. Here are a few of the favorite comments from teachers who have joined us! I watched all of your presentations while sipping coffee, putting on my makeup, unloading the dishwasher, and just relaxing. ...at the end of your video you said that you hoped that I found at least one thing that I can use. I still go back to the last few expos that were several months ago and get a refresher. Your presentation was super! I am LOVING the Kindergarten EXPO...I have to watch it in tiny segments...because I'm trying to finish my report cards. Hi, I am in Australia and we are a week away from starting our new school year. You can join in too! BLC Conference - Registration. Attended by colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing creative, innovative and rigorous learning practices to their students, the BLC13 conference provided our attendees with inspiration and practical skills while expanding their professional networks.

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Reserve Your Place at BLC 2013 Education Conference Since BLC was first held in 1999, our conference has grown by leaps and bounds. We are thrilled that our conference has become the premier global learning event in the country and could not be happier with its growing appeal. BLC sells out quickly, so register today! Receive reduced rates for reserving your place by April 21, 2013. Pre-Conference & Main Conference Registration To register for pre-conference workshops, main conference sessions or both, you will need to create an online account. If you are registering for a team, you will be prompted to complete a registration form for each member. Need help? Pre-Conference Workshops Main 2013 Education Conference.