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Design Thinking « Design Thinking for Educators. Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning. Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn.

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs: “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“ To me, this quote best illustrates the potential impact technology can have on learning. (Image Credit: Jonathan Brubaker (@mrjbrubaker)) Background The SAMR Model (above) was developed by Dr. Home - TTA. Engagelearnbehavesummit.com.au - #

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Tony Rudd sur Twitter : "The GROWTH coaching model... Collaboration-personas-the-9-types-of-collaborators. Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples. What's on your summer to-do list?

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Starting your teacher blog? There's a vibrant online community of educators sharing their expertise in writing, and the topics that get covered offer insights into just about everything, including practice, policy, education technology, and many more. Summer is the perfect time to join that conversation by starting a blog of your own. Here are some of the best guides and sources of inspiration to get you started. And for all of the veteran bloggers out there, hopefully there's something here for you, too! Tip and Tools for Getting Started 30 Days to Kick Start Your Blogging: Last year, Edublogs, a great network of teacher blogs, hosted this 30-day challenge. A Goldmine of Inspiration With so many insightful ed blogs out there, this list of examples just scratches the surface. Create a Teaching Blog! A Great Poster on How to Use Blogs as A Teacher.

O'Connell - New Master of Education (Knowledge. Professional development for educators. Free Professional Development workshops on Cybersafety for teachers at your school, or at a central venue Developed in consultation with key stakeholders and educational bodies, our workshops provide teachers, including casual relief teachers, with a comprehensive understanding of a modern student's exposure and use of technology including their: online profile digital literacy positive online behaviour personal and peer safety.

Professional development for educators

Sophia Learning. Engaging School Handbook_0.pdf. 27 Reasons to Blog. Why Students Should Run Professional Development For Teachers. Today’s students are surrounded by technology. From laptops to smartphones to tablets, students use devices and apps for personal entertainment, communicating with friends and family, and even for education. Not only is technology easy for them to use, giving them a central place where everything important is located, they also enjoy using these devices.

Apps for Professional Development. Teacher Collaboration: 7 Time Saving Sites! So, you’re stuck in your planning period trying to plan the perfect lesson for your students.

Teacher Collaboration: 7 Time Saving Sites!

With technology, you don’t have to plan alone! There are so many resources out there, some of which are free. Below are 7 collaborative technology websites for teachers: 1) ShareMyLesson – Free website that has over 255,478 free teaching resources for you to use in your classroom and school today. The number updates daily. 6 powerful strategies for paradigm-shifting teacher PD. 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?’

6 powerful strategies for paradigm-shifting teacher PD

Here is a brain-dump of the 6 most powerful strategies that I have used or in which I have participated. 1. 3 Ways To Create a Differentiated PD Menu. There is no need to explain why teachers should have the same benefit of differentiated learning as students do.

3 Ways To Create a Differentiated PD Menu

Fundamentally, most people agree with the idea, but for some reason the differentiated professional development experience seems more the exception than the rule. Here are three juicy options to give teachers what they’re craving. Appetizer: Pick Strategically, Not Randomly Pre-assessments and formative assessments are critical to the DI experience. Apps for Professional Development. Twitter App (free) Twitter is one of the most active and beneficial social networks on the web.

Apps for Professional Development

All educators would be wise to join the conversation. If you haven’t used Twitter yet, I would recommend that you read these excellent blog posts: Google Voice (free) Spring2013.pdf. Engagement_in_Australian_Schools__Grattan.pdf. A Collection of Great Books for Teachers. I love reading books, particularly those related to my niche education.

A Collection of Great Books for Teachers

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn. The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning.

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

One way teachers can incorporate the Maker Movement into the classroom is through project-based learning (PBL), and learning prompts should be “brief, ambiguous and immune to assessment,” Sager said at ISTE. “The best projects push up against the resistance of reality. They work or they don’t work.” Kids simply need a supportive environment to tinker with an idea long enough to make it work, Stager said. They don’t need to be burdened by explaining which stage of the inquiry process they’re demonstrating. Collaborative meetings. At the PYP course I took last week, I heard much about the need to develop collaborative teams of teachers. As the PYP coordinator I facilitate planning meetings between teachers. 27 Tips For Mentoring New Teachers. How does a teacher go from just a teacher to a great teacher? Some say that some people are just naturally great teachers. Others might believe that it is the education that they receive.

And others yet, point to the mentors that these new teachers have when they start out teaching. The handy infographic below shows tips for new teachers, mentors, and administrators to help all parties involved get the most out of seasoned teachers mentoring new ones. So if you’re looking for some quick tips and tricks to mentoring new teachers, this is for you. For Mentors: Find the strengths of the new teacher. 32 Habits That Make Thinkers. 32 Habits That Make Thinkers by Terry Heick The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before.

On the surface it’s a matter of tone and compliance, but it also has to do with purpose–why are they learning? How much of themselves are invested in the process? And does it lead to personal change, or mere performance? Education Week. Healthy Learning Handbook 3 2014 by Educational Experience. Radical Learners « How we spend our days Radical Learners. How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives—Annie Dillard, The Writing Life I am so grateful to every educator who is returning to school these days to do the good work of helping students learn to read and write, to love learning, to dream, to learn how to achieve dreams.

And I know the kind of commitment that goes into that good work. To change the future one day at a time, one child at a time requires tremendous energy and commitment. Why teachers should blog. IWBnet some of my reflections → The first thing I did upon arriving at The 5th National Leading a Digital School Conference last week, was to collect my free i-pad. Well free for three days anyway. […] Sydney TeachMeet → It’s 5.30pm and I am in recovery mode after the first ever Sydney TeachMeet.