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Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Dept Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; with Alexa Schlechter, Technology Integrator at New Canaan High School,CT; and Jacquelyn Whiting, Library Media Specialist at New Canaan High School, CT Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the edWebinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Emerging Tech community and go to the edWebinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz. How do we prepare every teacher to maximize learning when every student has a device in hand? As districts increase computing capacity, there is an assumption that faculty will adapt.

PLN Course – Designed by EDUC 612 students Dr. Torrey Trust and EDUC 612 Spring 2017 students Educators across all career phases (novice, mid-career, and veteran) can benefit from creating, expanding, and maintaining a Professional Learning Network (PLN). A professional learning network is a system of people, spaces, and tools that support ongoing learning and professional growth (Krutka, Carpenter & Trust, 2017). 10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools below will enable you to easily create interactive quizzes, questionnaires and polls to share with students in class.

Tic-Tac-Toe Your Way to Teacher Choice: A New Model for PD “If we want to see teachers embrace student choice,” educator and author John Spencer explains, “we need to let teachers make decisions about their own learning.” This is something we at Bellaire High School discovered ourselves last spring, when our leadership team committed to a series of instructional walks throughout our campus. The plan was to visit classrooms, observe, and collect data around the trends we saw. As we reviewed and debriefed our observations, we discovered we had work to do when it came to personalizing learning for students--and that meant starting with how teachers learned. We knew we had to shift our focus from providing one-size-fits-all PD to something much more personal. After all, we couldn’t expect teachers to know how to personalize learning for their students when they hadn’t had learning personalized for them.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Good Lesson Planning Tools for Teachers In yesterday’s post we reviewed web tools that you can use to create interactive lessons, lessons that integrate a wide variety of multimedia materials. In today’s post, we are sharing with you another collection of web tools in the same direction. These are tools to help you with your lesson planning. Besides allowing you to design engaging teaching materials, they also provide you with practical functionalities to monitor students learning and track their progress using features such as quizzes and discussions. 1- PlanbookEdu ‘PlanbookEdu takes the hassle out of lesson planning.

Using Google+ for Professional Development Temple ISD became a G-Suite for Education District in 2013. We started by concentrating on six base apps - Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Draw, Slides, and Gmail. The five instructional technologists and I became Google Certified Trainers and then proceeded to provide a base of knowledge to teachers through content and grade level targeted two-day trainings.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best 8 Web Tools for Doing Formative Assessment in Class Formative assessment, as we have agreed elsewhere, is assessment for learning which is completely different from summative assessment, which is assessment of learning. The insights gained from formative assessments are usually used to decide on the next instructional steps and also inform teachers as to the additional opportunities needed to ensure students' success. Examples of formative assessment include: assigning projects and performances, giving writing assignments, and asking questions. There are a variety of ways to do formative assessment in class and this post features some interesting examples of formative assessment techniques. You can also draw on technology to formatively assess your students and gather feedback from them.

PDI Technology Courses >> PDI Home > Technology Courses Technology Courses Semi-Annual March Madness 25% Off All Courses and Credit! Flex Course Only $108 / Flex Course with Credit Only $280 Designing and Creating a Virtual Field Trip (K-12) Do you wish you had an unlimited budget for field trips? 12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers 'FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use. You can also share your boards up on-screen and have students work on them collaboratively...To set up your new quiz board, you will need to register. Once logged in, click on “ Create a new board”.

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A Good Inventory To Identify Stud... April 26, 2015 There is a lot of debate among scholars regarding the validity of the multiple learning style's theory, for while one camp refute it on grounds of being non-scientific and lacks in scientific data to back it up , another camp views it as a rigorous conceptual framework that helps in understanding how students learn. And if we avoid dichotomous or dualist thinking, we would say that as a conceptual construct, the theory of multiple learning styles does definitely have an added value to the pedagogical discussions surrounding learning strategies and instructional modes. The overarching premise here is that different learners use different modes to analyze and process input. While some learners find it easier to comprehend and retain information visually coded, others learn best through verbalization and other auditory means.

Terrific Mini Guide to Help Stude... December 26, 2014 Questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would otherwise go unnoticed. Of course not all questions have this analytical ability. For instance, closed questions tend to limit the thinking choices available for students. The same with questions that promote factual recalling. Questions that emphasize the mechanical on the analytical are out of the list.