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Integrating the technology learning area in primary / Technology Online webinar recordings / Teacher education. Videos. Technology Online webinar recordings / Teacher education. Technology Online invites teachers and other experts to present webinars to the technology education community.

Technology Online webinar recordings / Teacher education

The recordings and presentation slides are shared here. Digital Ignition | Māpura Matihiko The Karrikins Group talk about this free programme for students in years 3–8, which is designed to build skills and understanding of digital technologies.

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The future needs scientists - panel discussion on teaching science. It's a Project-Based World. Let's Prepare Students for It. By Bonnie Lathram, Bob Lenz and Tom Vander Ark As millions of students head back to school this coming year, we hope students are engaged in meaningful and joyful learning experiences that can help them learn more about who they are as individuals and what unique contributions they can make to the world.

It's a Project-Based World. Let's Prepare Students for It

We also want them to be well prepared for what lies ahead. What does that look like? It’s complicated. EDpuzzle_Flier.pdf. BlocksCAD. Setting up your class timetable using Google Calendar – My Math Adventures. As the start of the new school year approaches it is the administrative tasks that can bog us down in a pit of doom.

Setting up your class timetable using Google Calendar – My Math Adventures

The challenge has always been for me, how to create recurring events in the calendar which take into account the professional development days, holidays, breaks etc etc etc. In the UK my life was simple I had a two week timetable which just restarted every other Monday. Now that I’m in Canada my life isn’t so simple, 6 day cycles, 9 day cycles, a whole plethora of periods, its just impossible with recurring events. I was hoping that Google would come up with a solution as part of the Apps for Education suite, but they haven’t got anything to offer apart from recurring events. The Problem with Fake News (and how our students can solve it)

Browse courses. Seesaw Coders: Computer Science Education Week Resources. Teaching approaches and strategies / Oral language / ESOL teaching strategies / Pedagogy. Why Growth Mindset Isn’t Working in Schools…Yet. Cyber_Digital_Citizenship Units, Rich Topics and Themed Learning - Pupils, teachers, inquiry, questions and projects. A theme looking at our online life and who we are in relationship and connection with others.

Cyber_Digital_Citizenship Units, Rich Topics and Themed Learning - Pupils, teachers, inquiry, questions and projects

The "Cyber-Digital-Citizenship" Theme can range into a lot of different curriculum areas with a focus on the key competencies of self-management.Cyber-Digital-Citizenship Activities: Cyber-Citizenship offline Activities - cards to practice being Cyber Safe and to spot scams (PDF 4MB).Cyber-Digital-Citizenship Online Bookmarks: Series of screened "Cyber-Citizenship" links from the Internet. Links covering and range of information, integrated unit plans and other sub-topics within this theme. Star rating or *** or **** and rarely ***** are either the newer or better sites. Edutopia. About Aurasma – The Citizen Science Experience - Tribal Planet.

Citizen Science is the platform that encourages youth to experiment, learn and contribute to science, rewarding them for their time, and inspiring them to interact and engage with the ecosystem partners in an authentic environment.

The Citizen Science Experience - Tribal Planet

Citizen Science is an ecosystem that encourages sustained, long-term participation from kids of all ages through platform partnerships with leading brands, halo partners, entertainers, mobile technologies, and global thought leaders. Citizen Science engages youth with cool STEAM experiments, linking their mobile device to their local environment and everyday actions. They have fun and feel a part of something bigger by completing experiments, crowdsourcing scientific data, and collaborating with each other and scientists around the world. To promote continued engagement and a fair exchange of value, youth are rewarded points for their participation with the platform. Games For Learning blog. New Zealand Science Teacher: New Zealand's Latest Science news on, Curriculum and Literacy, Learning in Science, Putaiao, Education and Society, Assessment, Teacher Education.

Unlocking the idea of ‘capabilities’ in science According to our curriculum, all students should become responsible, thoughtful citizens in society.

New Zealand Science Teacher: New Zealand's Latest Science news on, Curriculum and Literacy, Learning in Science, Putaiao, Education and Society, Assessment, Teacher Education

The ‘science capabilities’ play a vital role in teaching and learning, writes ROSE HIPKINS. Kōrero with Scientists - Auckland Tickets, Tue, 12/04/2016 at 4:00 PM. Invalid quantity.

Kōrero with Scientists - Auckland Tickets, Tue, 12/04/2016 at 4:00 PM

Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name. Please enter an email address. Please enter a valid email address. Please enter your message or comments. Please enter the code as shown on the image. Please select the date you would like to attend. Please enter a valid email address in the To: field. Innovative Learning Environments. Control Alt Achieve: Resources. Over time I have created quite a few help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics and other educational technology topics.

Control Alt Achieve: Resources

Although these resources can be found elsewhere on this site and other locations, I have pulled them all together in one place to make it easy for people to find a needed resource, as well as to be sure you are accessing the most recent version (rather than an older copy made by someone else). All of these resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For more information about this license see In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt these resources as long as you give proper attribution and do not charge for them. If you would like to bring me to your school or organization to provide training on any of these topics, please see the detailed list of training sessions and services I provide in my Google Apps Training and Service Offerings document.

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It. Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate?

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

You can, but not how you might think. When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, including National Spelling Bee participants, rookie teachers in tough neighborhoods, and West Point cadets, she found: One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success.

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E-learning digital tools for the classroom to research. Home. Google Classroom Tutorial 2015. Ajjuliani. Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview. At Microsoft, we believe that technology alone cannot build 21st century skills in students.

Microsoft Educator Network - Educator Programs : Overview

Technology is an accelerator, but alone it does not enable change. We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together and recognized for their achievements. Nominate yourself now! To fill out a nomination form to join the MIE Expert Program, go to Accepting nominations between June 30 and October 30, 2015 The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is an exclusive program created to recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers in the effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes.

MIE Experts work closely with Microsoft to lead innovation in education. When educators become MIE Experts, they have the following opportunities: Butterflies and citizen science. Dylan Wiliam Center. Mathematical Habits of Mind. We all have them, some good and some bad. We pick them up from friends, family, and even strangers. But we may not recall who we picked them up from or when they began. IntoScience - secondary school science education. 2015 Science Academies. Register Now Three years old and growing.... Since 2012 the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy) has run an intensive four day professional development programme that provides a forum for exchange, encouragement and dissemination of “best practice” primary science teaching.

We are now seeking registrations from primary and intermediate teachers. Now with a contract from the Ministry of Education, along with the continued investment of NZOG and NZASE, we are able to offer “zero course fees” and schedule significantly more Academies in 2015 and 2016. [Indivdual schools will still need to pay teacher release time (if any), accommodation, travel and meals]. PB4L School-Wide / Welcome - Positive Behaviour for Learning.

PB4L School-Wide looks at behaviour and learning from a whole-of-school as well as an individual child perspective. The framework is based on international evidence. The Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide framework, otherwise known as PB4L School-Wide, is helping New Zealand schools build a culture where positive behaviour and learning is a way of life. The framework can be tailored to your school’s own environment and cultural needs. It’s not about changing the students; it’s about changing the environment, systems and practices you have in place to support them to make positive behaviour choices. Maths Knowledge Games: Support Pack - Help Me Learn. 9 things you need to know about being a good citizen in the digital world. Today, the majority of schools are using technology in classrooms, especially the internet.

So it is important for the users of the internet to have a good sense of digital citizenship – how we represent ourselves through digital media is just as important as how we represent ourselves in society. The extent of information available in the internet, both good and bad, makes every teacher or caregiver responsible for teaching young children how to appropriately use the internet. Before doing so, one must learn what digital citizenship means.

The concept of digital citizenship is definitely gaining momentum throughout the world. The How’s and Why’s of Going ‘Full STEAM Ahead’ In Your Classroom. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter. Giving children the tools to succeed in a rapidly changing technology-based economy is the key to ensuring their future success. Making sure kids are excited by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts hasn’t been America’s strong suit, but with the “STEAM” movement, we have a shot at engaging kids like never before. What is STEAM? STEAM, an interdisciplinary spin on STEM that includes an “A” for art, is an integral part of influencing kids’ interest in STEM by allowing kids to explore these subjects through hands-on making. 25 Of The Best Family Movies For Teaching Honesty, Grit, Courage & More - A Fine Parent.

ESOL Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy Online. The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop. I had the great privilege of facilitating a staff workshop on growth mindsets for the teachers and staff at Carlos Rosario International School and more recently at ISTE 2015. Participants were given access to the slide deck in order interact with the slides and resources during the workshop. What follows are the activities along with some of the resources used during the workshop. It began with the viewing of a few “inspirational” videos. Exploring the Characteristics of Growth v Fixed Mindsets. What's the difference between accuracy and precision? - Matt Anticole. Innovative Educators Aotearoa - Community. Innovative Educators Aotearoa - Community - Google+ How to Convert Images of Text Into Editable Google Docs. Smithsonian Science Education Center Launches Web Series For Teachers.

Social Media Changing Learning: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach. Classroom Management Strategies To Take Control Of Noisy Students. Free Online Course Materials. 8 ways teachers can talk less and get kids talking more. If you do fewer teacher-directed activities, that means the kids will naturally do more talking, doesn’t it? Not necessarily.

Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success. Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now. Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stimulating classrooms with multi purpose furniture and giving students access to technology. On the surface it looks fantastic, however I am concerned that without a big pedagogy shift, students will be simply just learning the same way many teachers have been teaching – just in bigger classrooms with new furniture. Dyslexia and learning. Literature circles / ELP years 5–8 / Comprehension / Reading / Reviewed resources. Many teachers use literature circles as a way of encouraging their students to think and talk about a wide range of literary texts. A literature circle is like a book club for students. A Listly List. Numeracy - Stages 5 - 8 - IPad Apps for Education. A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers. Edutopia Readers, Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For.

TeachMeetNZ - science. Skip to main content. TeachMeetNZ - Rodgers_Sarah. Skip to main content. TeachMeetNZ - Hitchman_Belinda. The Power of Twitter: Personalized PD At Your Fingertips. LEARNZ_an154-PD2.