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Wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf. Take the Pledge / Home. I, _______________________, Superintendent of _________________________ do hereby affirm the commitment of this district to work with students, educators, families, and members of our community to become Future Ready by engaging in a wide range of activities such as: Fostering and Leading a Culture of Digital Learning Within Our Schools.

Take the Pledge / Home

Professional Development Resources for Teachers of Grades K-12. FutureReadyLearningplan.pdf. EdTechTeam. In support of the Future Ready Schools initiative, EdTechTeam is hosting a series of events for teachers and school-based leaders.


For us, Future Ready means having a comprehensive approach to the technology integration. Being Future Ready is a mindset, not a destination, and it takes working through each element of a Future Ready school in context of the other: In order for students to have agency, learning should take places in inspiring spaces where teachers are empowered to make instructional decisions. Ec.pdf. Master%20Planning%20Mapping%20Doc-2.pdf. p21-stateimp_curriculuminstruction.pdf. Standards-Based Grading and Learning Management System. Curriculum and Lesson Planning TeacherEase helps organize digital resources into effective standards-based curriculum.

Standards-Based Grading and Learning Management System

Transition away from traditional paper textbooks, especially in 1-to-1 computing environments. Teachers can collaborate on curriculum construction, creating opportunities for professional development and superior instruction. Organize Digital Curriculum Use readily available digital resources to create effective curriculum. Include project-based learning activities, online textbook sections, educational videos, Internet research, etc. Transition Away from Traditional Textbooks Many schools have stopped buying traditional paper textbooks, and digital curriculum is taking its place. Scootle: A one-stop shop for digital curriculum resources.

Educators are now well aware that we live in a world that is 'both technologically rich and information-rich' (MCEETYA, 2005).

Scootle: A one-stop shop for digital curriculum resources

The education community is still exploring how to apply this wealth of new knowledge most usefully within schools, and individual teachers are also finding their way within a range of programs, policies and research findings. Scootle, developed by Education Services Australia, allows jurisdictions to give their teachers a quick, approachable way to find and use digital curriculum resources in their classrooms, and their school leaders a means to oversee this usage and draw on it for future school-level planning. Scootle helps educators to provide individualised learning to cater to students’ diverse needs, facilitate collaborative student learning and create additional means for teacher collaboration within a school. Scootle home page What is Scootle? The Australian Curriculum v7.2 Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows. Years 7 and 8 Band Description Learning in Digital Technologies focuses on further developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as decomposing problems and prototyping; and engaging students with a wider range of information systems as they broaden their experiences and involvement in national, regional and global activities.

The Australian Curriculum v7.2 Digital Technologies Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum by rows

By the end of Year 8, students will have had opportunities to... Read full description › By the end of Year 8, students will have had opportunities to create a range of digital solutions, such as interactive web applications or programmable multimedia assets or simulations of relationships between objects in the real world. Digital Curriculum. Your Digital Schoolbag. 10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try. If you use Google Chrome as your go-to web browser, you may have seen a little icon for the ‘Store’ (like what you see on the right) when you attempt to open a new tab.

10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try

Never clicked that? Only clicked that once or twice but never took the plunge into the wild world of the Chrome Web Store? In an effort to help you truly surface the best Google Chrome extensions for teachers of all stripes, I thought it might be useful to showcase some of my favorites. I’m a recent Google Chrome convert. I used Mozilla Firefox for several years because it actually worked better with WordPress (which is what Edudemic is built on). What a pain. I had used the bookmark importer on Firefox many times in the past but it just wouldn’t work this time. In any case, my new foray into Google Chrome has let me explore the Chrome Web Store and truly test out some awesome web tools that aren’t available anywhere else.

Digital Citizenship

Vermonttges2010 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Digital Citizenship. What is Blended Learning? - Solutions and their Importance. So, what is blended learning and why is it still so important?

What is Blended Learning? - Solutions and their Importance

Before we define blended learning, it is important to look at the concept in perspective. The rhetoric that technology will revolutionise training has been echoed repeatedly over the years. Computer-based training (CBT), videos and CD-ROMS all represented some form of an extension of the classroom. With the advent of e- learning, computers and the internet became a key component in extending and expanding training.

Designing Apps for Children: Guide to COPPA and Mobile Apps. This is a guide on how to design your apps for children aged under 13 (and websites, since apps are a subset to the web) on the privacy front and under the rule of COPPA 2013.

Designing Apps for Children: Guide to COPPA and Mobile Apps

This guide has one goal: we want to help you find your way to the app stores as fast as possible and would like to help you become compliant with privacy regulations. Below you will find a very comprehensive guide that runs you through the most important aspects of COPPA. Best EdTech of 2014. 30 Ways To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom. For the Spanish translation click here The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time.

30 Ways To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

Academics such as E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about the nature of creativity. Creativity was considered to be an immeasurable, natural ability. In recent times, there has been a shift towards the increased acceptance of valuing creativity for all learners.

Digital Photography

Close Reading. Teach With Movies. Discipline-referral.pdf. Education/ELEMENTS OF A DISCIPLINE PLAN FOR TEACHERS.pdf. Classroom Management Strategies, Tips, and Resources. Classroom Management Strategies, Classroom Management Printouts.

Classroom Management Strategies, Tips, and Resources

Education/ELEMENTS OF A DISCIPLINE PLAN FOR TEACHERS.pdf. Home - A complete list of Massive Open Online Courses (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities.

Engaging Students

Big 6 Resources. A Virtual School Blog by Connections Academy. The secret to teaching can be summarized by an old Chinese proverb: Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act. Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff. This material is also available in a PDF format: Thinking and learning: Suggestions for school staff [325KB]pdf School staff have a very important role when it comes to helping children reach their potential.

The guidance and support of school staff helps children learn and develop a sense of competence. 11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom. With less books, paper, and pencils and more laptops, smartphones, and tablets gracing our classrooms these days, it would be logical to say that the nature of note-taking in class has changed, too. Especially with digital tools such as Evernote, writing things down on paper seems less likely to be the #1 way of taking notes. That said, does taking notes really help? Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it?

Big6 and Common Core Standards. 2. Information Seeking Strategies 8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, … 6. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. Media/freestuff/Big6Handouts.pdf. STEM Education Resource Center. Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences.

Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". Flipagram Educator Review. The Think Tank: Thinking Gears. Thinking Gears. Skype in the classroom. Connect with classrooms around the world in real-time with our exclusive Skype lesson ideas for registered users.

Developing Partnerships

Crisis Management on Campus. Cloud Operations Software for Schools - SchoolDude. Connected Educators. Always learning.

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Classroom Aid. Free eTextbooks Collections WikiBooks is the open-content textbooks collection that anyone can edit. The English and German collections have more than 1000 books, while books in many other languages are available too. 10 Great Web Tools to Create e-Books for your Classroom. I have just finished compiling a list of some must have web-based tools that can allow you to create books.These tools can also be used with students. Common Sense Media. Close(x) Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience. Rising Stars eBooks Collection for the Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning. With Aesop's Fables.pdf. eReading Resources for Teachers to Use With Storia.

I-stars: Using eBooks in your classroom - Lesson ideas.

Parental Involvement

Instead of an AUP, how about an EUP (Empowered Use Policy)?  10 Essential Tips For Meeting Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools. McGraw-Hill Education. 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog. Digital Equity. Leadership for Mobile Learning. Great Resources to Teach Students about Plagiarism and Citation Styles. Are You Using Leading-Edge, FREE Learning Resources from CK-12 Foundation?

Edudemic - Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers.

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Think. Learn. Innovate. Leadership, Technology, Innovation, Learning. Is Common Core math on right track? Your Say. Teaching Math to People Who Think They Hate It. MindSet: A Book written by Carol Dweck. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice. Fostering dialogue and understanding among the world's youth. About Us. The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers. Should Teachers Have a Voice in Faculty Meetings?

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RAT: Replacement, Amplification, and Transformation Technology Integr… Jenny Luca - TPACK and SAMR. TPACK in 3 Minutes. Introduction to the TPACK Model Video. TPACK-Lesson-Plan-Template-1.pdf. Digital Learning Futures. TPACK. Welcome to the LAT Web Site! This is How to Use TPACK Model to Integrate Technology into Teaching. Assessments. Teaching Teachers for the Future.