The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers 1- Education World This is a great website that offers all the resources you need to grow professionally. It has different sections with each one full of PDFs, books, articles an many more . 2- Discovery Education There is no way that you did not hear about this awesome website. 3- Staff Develop This is another great resource for professional development.It provides articles, books, workshops, and many resources links. 4- Ed Week Ed Week is a also one of the leading websites in education. 5- Educators Professional Development The title says it all. 6- Read Write Think This has a separate section dedicated to professional development resources . check it out , it is really great. 7- Teacher Vision Teacher Vision provides a wide range of professional development resources for educators such as articles, lesson plans, links and many more. 8- Teachers Domain This is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. 9- Getting Smart 10- Common Sense Media
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Teacher's Guide to Using Shared Google Docs with Students Sharing is caring and one of the powerful features of Google Docs is sharing.As we have seen in 8 Things Every Teacher should be Able to Do with Google Docs , users can easily share documents, presentations, tables, graphs, and spreadsheets by simply changing the visibility options in the sharing settings of Google Docs. But what if you want to aggregate all your docs in one document and share it with others ( probably your student) ? Shared Google Docs has the answer answer for you. What is Shared Google Docs ? Shared Google Docs ( or Drive, I am not used to call it Google Drive and I Like its old name Google Docs ) is a feature embedded within Google Docs' services that allows users to create folders to share with other users. How can I use Shared Google Docs with my students ? Here are some of the ways to use this feature with your students : Create a shared folder for your class. How can I create a shared Google Docs ? Here is how you can do it :
Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology I had never been to an "unconference" before, but when I heard the organizer of SocialEdCon Unconference introduce the event, I knew I was in for something new: "Write your ideas that you want to discuss on the top of the poster board. Each of you can look at all of the ideas and put check marks beside the ones that interest you, and then that will drive the topics that we discuss today." I leaned over to my husband, Brad Flickinger, an "unconference expert," and whispered that I'd love to learn more about educating teachers about technology. I gulped! I was here to learn from others -- not lead a session -- but I jumped into the deep end of the pool of unconferencing. As the Director of Instructional Technology for the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, Colorado, I'm responsible for the professional "technology" development of nearly 1500 teachers. What Did I Share? 1) Show, don't tell. 2) Teach with TV. 3) Be "liked." 4) Chirp about your accomplishments. 5) Blog about it.
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Google Drive Tutorial (Part 8): Google Form | Tek Handy 1 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 Email -- Email to a friend Filament.io 1 Flares × Google Drive Tutorial Welcome back to the Tek Handy Google Drive Tutorial. I hope that you had a spook-tacular Halloween. This week we are going to cover a unique feature to Google Drive, that of Google Form. Google Form has two parts to it. Google Form Google wants this all to be as simple as possible for you. There is potential for creating surveys, quizzes, and event planning, using Google Form. If you’ve ever had to deal with taxes, you may be familiar with how forms are filled out. Choosing a Theme Each Google Form can have a theme attached. Form Question Types Google Form has plenty of question types to choose from, giving you a plethora of options with which to create any form. When generating the form, you may find that you need certain pieces of information more than others. Confirmation Like most form submissions, it is likely that there may be a limited time for response.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons
Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012 The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out. PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. Simple. In my experience, I’ve seen teachers attempt to integrate 30 iPads into their classroom by handing them out and then trying to figure out which apps are worth using. In order to do this, you’ll need skills modern teachers must have. 1) Build Your PLN Whether you call it a ‘personal learning network’ or a ‘professional learning network’ is not important. 2) Establish Real Relationships Whether it’s online or offline, the ability to establish real relationships is critical to any modern teacher. 3) Understand Where Technology Fits In Education As mentioned above, we are simply deluged with new tech toys for education on a daily basis. If you can’t figure out how a digital tool helps you in under 15 seconds, you don’t need it. 4) Know How To Find Useful Resources 5) Manage Your Online Reputation 7) Slow Down
18 Ways to Secure Parent Permission to Use Technology Many of you have asked for permission form samples, so here is a copy of a list I have compiled a list to reference as part of my upcoming book, Collaborative Writing in the Cloud from Eye on Education. As always, ask what will help you, I'm here to serve. Remember, I'm a teacher, not a lawyer, and this is not intended to give any legal advice. As always, check any permission forms you use with your local administrators and local counsel. I do hope this list will help dispel the myth that you can't do that. There are teachers doing creative things all around the world and getting permission. I will update this list in 2 places: 1. This is an online art museum for student work. This is the photo permisison form used by the state of New Jersey schools.
4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning by Jennifer Rita Nichols The term “21st century” has become an integral part of educational thinking and planning for the future. Various studies have shown us that rote memorization is not an effective learning strategy, and that teacher-centered classrooms may not be the most efficiently structured ones for student engagement. However, despite learning about the skills that students will need to develop to become successful in the 21st century, as well as what beliefs about education may be worth hanging onto or throwing away, schools and teachers are left trying to figure out what their role needs to be in the education of their 21st century students. Once upon a time, the role of the educator was to prepare students for the specific tasks they would be required to complete (be it a trade, craft, or profession). Nowadays, we don’t live in the same world. So then, what is the role of education in the 21st century? Society has changed. 1. 2. 3.