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The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD

The Dos and Don'ts of Tech Integration PD
Of all the initiatives a school can begin, integrating technology may require the most professional development. This is partly because of the equipment, hardware, and software involved and partly because of the shift that a teacher must make in his or her teaching style, technique, and planning process in order to effectively use technology in the classroom. Here are some basic "dos" and "don'ts" for anyone doing tech integration professional development. This approach requires those who provide professional development for teachers to listen to their needs, and to know the school and staff they are either visiting or presenting to. This includes situations when staff present to their colleagues. Teachers need support, and they need to see how technology will help them do what they do better and more effectively. For more on building a PD model that supports teacher collaboration and voice, see my posts on the Edcamp model. see more see less

100+ Online Resources That Are Transforming Education Yury Lifshits is working on algorithms and prototypes of new services at Yahoo! Research. Before that he was teaching university courses in the U.S., Germany, Russia and Estonia. He blogs at and publishes his teaching materials at Education technology has become a busy space in recent years. With so many startups on the scene, it is easy to get lost. 1. The education system of the 20th century is built around institutions: schools, colleges, academies and universities. We've now seen the first online high schools (Keystone School), colleges (University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, The Open University, University of the People), certification programs (, enterprise training programs (, art schools ( and test preparation programs (Top Test Prep, GrockIt, Knewton, RevolutionPrep, TutorJam, BrightStorm). 2. To build a new educational institution, one needs to assemble a lot of pieces. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools 1. Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. Spelling City is a free resource for teachers. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Share your ideas for integration on Animoto. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Using Free Websites for Management 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29.

Polèmica per una professora que ensenya «massa» als seus alumnes Els pares de P4 de l'Escola Espanyola d'Escaldes es revelen contra la forçada marxa de la mestraÈLIA ORTS GARRI / CLARA GARNICAESCALDES-ENGORDANY Nens i nenes surten de l'Escola Espanyola d'Escaldes. Foto: JORDI FITER Els pares dels infants de P4 d'una classe de l'Escola Espanyola d'Escaldes-Engordany estan indignats amb la decisió del centre d'obligar a marxar la seva professora, tutora dels nens des de fa dos cursos. Els 11 alumnes, malgrat tenir només quatre anys, saben ja llegir, comencen a escriure i també saben sumar i restar. Aquest és un dels motius que queden palesos a l'informe realitzat per un inspector procedent de Madrid, el qual ha estat avalat per la direcció del centre educatiu escaldenc. Segons lamenten els pares, l'informe aconsella que la professora marxi de l'escola i retorni a Espanya, justificant, entre d'altres, que els alumnes tenen un nivell massa alt, que no es correspon al desenvolupament curricular d'aquest curs escolar a una escola pública.

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23 Resources about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) Part of the Cool Sites series For the past year, I have researched the what, who, when, how, and why of Personal/Professional/Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs. They support us, remember our birthdays, celebrate our accomplishments, and stir within us a passion to improve the status quo. A community raises a child! Below are several resources I have collected about the history of PLNs, how to build a PLN, and the tools needed to build a PLN. We Connect Wiki- This wiki is full of videos, Wallwishers, Wikipedia articles, and more that help educators find the resources to build a PLN. Wikipedia article about PLNs- This article explains the history and theory behind PLNs. Why Do We Connect? VoiceThread- Why a PLN?

Habilitats i estratègies comunicatives (2): de la presencialitat a l’e-learning « Josep Bargalló Aquest és el text d’una pancarta que, signada per un col·lectiu d’estudiants, presidia notòriament el pati central del Campus d’una universitat del país. Si la llegim textualment, diu que hi ha un rector que està solidaritzat amb els estudiants, però dóna la impressió que el col·lectiu volia dir precisament el contrari: volia exigir al rector que se solidaritzés. O sigui: dos símbols gràfics absents -una coma i un apòstrof- que marquen un pausa i un canvi d’accentuació i entonació modifiquen absolutament el significat d’una pancarta reivindicativa. El que ens volia comunicar el col·lectiu i no ho ha fet -o, si més no, no ho ha fet sense confusió. en la comunicació, l’element més petit pot canviar del tot el missatge Com a continuació de la sessió inicial dedicada als aspectes estructurals de la comunicació -a través de la retòrica, l’oratòria i la pragmàtica-, que ja vaig apuntar en un anterior post Només recordem el 10% del que llegim el 20% del que sentim el 30% del que veiem i comunicativa

End Technology Training? – Learn. Teach. Engage. Ummm…no. Had to get that out of the way before I could continue. Now let me back up a little… I recently read a post by Mark Brumley over at the HP Learning Exchange. Now, in Mark’s defense, he argues that professional development should focus on “stellar instructional methods” instead. Although he doesn’t quote a source, he says that some studies say that only 3-5 percent of teachers who receive training actually use what they’ve been taught. Now, granted, at Engaging Educators we are in the business of teacher training. Think Long Term–training should be sustained over the course of the school year, not just a one day sort of thing. So before we just eliminate technology training completely, some analysis is required. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

Designing A Website For Your Class Lesson Plans and Teacher Timesavers - Huge Collection - Instant Lessons View Collection Need Tons of New Worksheets? - 50,000+ printables - Save Time! View Now... Designing A Website For Your Class What's All the Hype? It's apparent that there seems to be a rush for people to design a personal web page for all sorts of reasons. A beginner, making a web page, will need to put in a minimal number of hours to develop a "simple" web site. The Benefits A well-designed website will greatly enhance communication between you and your students. In this tutorial, we will examine free services available to help you make a web page, the process of designing your own independent site, neat web design add-ons, creating a newsletter, what should your page should have, and sites that can help you get started. What Should a Teacher Site Have on It? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Adding Interactivity To Your Site 1.VBulletin- Create an interactive message board for your site in minutes. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Teaching ‘screenagers’ – how the digital world is changing learners Daniel Donahoo: Horizon Report K-12 Released: The Future of Education Is Mobile With the release of the New Media Consortium's 2011 Horizon Report for K-12 there is no doubt that the future of education is mobile. But, despite what tech-evangelists would have us believe it will not be enough to put mobile devices into children's hands and expect the education system to improve or their learning to suddenly take off. The revolution in technology, and subsequently educational technology, is an opportunity, but not a guarantee. The most recent Horizon Report repeats what it has stated for a few years now: "Digital media literacy continues its rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession." And, it is for this reason developing children's skills across multiple literacies like visual, digital, media and networking is important and using technology to do it is a no-brainer. Mobiles are a category that defies long-term definitions. It sounds impressive because it is impressive. We don't have to evolve, and if we don't it will be a great loss.

Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some popular ones Notetaking apps are a great way to get organized and keep track of everything electronically. There are a lot of different ones out there, so I thought I would go through some of the more popular ones and list some of the features they have. Click on the links for more information on each one also. 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. "Educar es enseñar al joven a estar a solas consigo mismo" 'Jo confesso' Jaume Cabré es hoy el novelista por excelencia de la literatura catalana, por distinciones, número de lectores y proyección internacional. Me recibe en el despacho en el que escribe, en un plácido y soleado adosado ante un monte boscoso, para conversar de esto y de lo otro. Por qué escribe? Hubiese querido ser músico: toco el violín, pero no domino lo bastante el instrumento... ¿Y por qué músico? En casa, de niño, había un piano que mis padres tocaban a cuatro manos... ¿Papa de Roma? Un señor disfrazado y llevado en andas... Luego ha escrito sobre el papa Luna... Que hubiese varios papas y que cada uno considerase herejes a los otros me fascina. Total, escribe porque no toca el violín. El arte encubre alguna frustración, carencia que alivias tañendo el laúd, escribiendo... La pulsión artística como terapia. Si sientes que no puedes vivir sin atender esa pulsión, ¡debes seguirla! "Si te ves capaz de vivir sin escribir, no escribas", aconsejó a Borges su padre. ¿Le preocupa? ¿Por qué?

5 Tools for Building a Next-Generation 'Hybrid' Class Website [Nicholas C. Martin is a visiting professor at American University and the United Nations University for Peace. He is also co-founder and president of TechChange, an organization that trains leaders to leverage emerging technologies for sustainable social change. TechChange specializes in creating “next-generation” e-learning content, tools and communities. You can follow him on Twitter at @TechChange.--@jbj] Last month, I co-taught a course at American University’s School of International Service entitled ”Applications of Technology for Peacebuilding.” Prior to the course, we created an online social learning community in Drupal with a number of innovative features. Once we got the Drupal site up and running we began creating and embedding various tools to support the learning process. If you’re interested in seeing some of these tools in action you can view a sample TechChange Unit. What We’re Working on Next: Photo provided by Nick Martin. Return to Top

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