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Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers
Before you dig in to the resources, consider advice from veteran educator Elena Aguilar in her post, "What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher." Also, listen to encouragement and insight from a variety of educators who describe what they would have said to themselves on their own first day of teaching, in the video "If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching." Preparing, Planning, and Support To set the stage for a successful first year of teaching, it’s important to do some advance planning and preparation. We’ve collected a variety of of resources to help new teachers start the year off right. (20+ Resources) Designing the Learning Environment For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment. (15+ Resources) Classroom-Management Fundamentals Lesson and Curriculum Planning A Primer on Assessment Technology-Integration Basics Working With Parents

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fortune © Time Inc. All rights reserved. Fortune.com is a part of the Time.com network of sites. Powered by WordPress.com VIP Email address or Password is incorrect Forgot Password? Tech Tools by Subject and Skills Every year, so many new technology tools for teachers are launched into the market that it can be nearly impossible to keep up with them all. In order to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest educational tech tools, our team of edtech specialists has put together this list of the best edtech resources and technology tools for teachers. Clicking on the links below will take you to hundreds of apps, websites, extensions, and more. 8 ways to improve your digital teaching By Diana Bidulescu May 18th, 2015 When using the right tools for the right learning activities, teching becomes “TEaCHING.” The students, interacting and enjoying their learning, become drivers of their learning, build self-confidence and demonstrate gains in academics as well as in engagement. There are countless recipes for digital teaching out there, but here are just a few tips to help educators find their inner digital teaching balance. Admit you don’t know. It is OK to be a beginner, but more importantly, it is OK to be scared of the new.

Primary Possibilities: Wednesday Wisdom- Technology If you are lucky enough to have an iPod or iPad in your classroom you know that they can be great motivators for students. There are tons of apps that teach and reinforce what your students need to learn. You also know that keeping kids in the app that you want them in is usually not quite so easy! You suddenly hear the sounds of birds flying through the air and pigs oinking and you know that someone has found their way to that Angry Birds app you just can’t bring yourself to delete.

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year August 28, 2015 Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to use in your instruction. As is the case with Mac, Chromebook, and Chrome lists, all of these apps have been covered in separate review posts in the past and are also deemed to be among the most popular among teachers and educators based on the feedback we received following their publication.

Offices of the American Library Association List of recommended and award-winning websites and online resources for all ages, including apps and social media, along with privacy and safety guidelines. For Children | For Families, Parents | For Students (of all ages) | For Librarians and Educators | This page is compiled by the ALA Library. Contact us at library@ala.org with any questions. For a list of upcoming event dates, see ALA's Celebration Weeks & Promotional Events 2016, including: Connections, Not Consequences I was recently at an intermediate school observing the classrooms of teachers who had signed up for assistance in working with one or more of their difficult students. As expected, I saw a range of inappropriate behaviors among the kids I was asked to observe, including Keegan wandering around the room, Carlton with his head on the desk, Shaleesha and Louisa bickering over a pencil, and Manny making squeaky noises. Later on, I met with each of five teachers to discuss their concerns and explore strategies. While every teacher had no trouble reciting a litany of these students' disruptive behaviors, I was amazed that, three months into the school year, not one was able to tell me any of the students' favorite out-of-school interest, hobby, or activity. Hiding my shock, I suggested that it might be a good idea to engage each student to discover these things so that, going forward, they might be better prepared to reach out and connect in a positive way. Why the disconnect?

Words of Wisdom for the Introverts in the Classroom  School can be difficult for the young introverts of this world. The outspoken are repeatedly praised for their willingness to jump in and command the conversation. Quick thinkers, regardless of the accuracy of their answers, earn those coveted checks for class participation over and over again when report card time rolls around. They are often tapped as leaders because they almost never hesitate when called upon to complete a task. ADDitude: Information on Attention Deficit Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Parenting and More Welcome to ADDitude, the leading destination for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. Founded in 1998 by Ellen Kingsley, an award-winning journalist with a unique ability to convey credible information with empathy and inspiration, ADDitude magazine has provided clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice from the leading experts and practitioners in mental health and learning for almost 10 years. What will you find on ADDitude's site?

What Every New Media Specialist Needs to Know These 10 tips can help your career get off to a great start Illustration by Steve Wacksman It’s not easy being a media specialist, especially if you’re new to the profession or you’ve switched schools and you’re suddenly the new kid on the block. Let’s face it, many administrators and teachers don’t understand what we do. And like it or not, we’re still battling that age-old stereotype of the school librarian as a little old lady with a bun who shuffles around shushing people. Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding Armed with rope, pictures and elephant headbands, it looks like this group of nine-year-olds is setting up a huge game of hopscotch. But they're really laying out the biggest thing to hit British schools in a century. As the students direct each other through the grid they've built, they're learning the basic fundamentals of computer coding, in the process moving beyond how to use computers to how computers work. "We're actually enabling them and empowering them with skills and capability so that they can choose how they solve problems using technology," says Peter Gaynord, a teacher at Histon and Impington Junior School near Cambridge, England.

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