A best-practice checklist for professional development experiences While innovations typically involve a high degree of novelty and a paradigm shift, tried-and-true best practices often serve as their launch pad and rocket fuel. In designing and selecting professional development opportunities that harness and reflect best practices in education, there are four key elements for a high-quality experience: authenticity, contextual learning, a creative climate, and reflection and transference. These insights have been validated through conversations with National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees—some of the country’s greatest innovators—over the last quarter of a century. Authenticity What are the stories that constitute the experience, whose stories are they, and do they feel like credible inspiration for your growth and development? We asked many of our inductees to speak directly to educators and administrators across the nation.
8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows. You’re doing a presentation, so you start with the facts you want to get across. Wrong! Humans are hardwired for stories. ISTE MLN - Webinar Archives November 30th 2017: "Making Learning Replayable: Gameful Mobile Learning" presented by Dr. Matthew Farber. This webinar stems from Dr. Farber's new book, Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games, which reports on how are expert educators use games in their classrooms to give students agency, while also teaching 21st century skills, like empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking.
How to tell a great story, visualized A good story can make a campfire that much eerier. A good story can flip a conversation at a party from completely awkward to wonderful. Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great storyA good story can glue your nose to a book. Google for Education: Training Center We designed our lessons so that every minute you spend on training gets you closer to your professional goals. Professional Growth Lifelong learning is essential to developing yourself as an educator. No matter your level of experience with technology, there's always room to grow. Engage in co-learning with colleagues, immerse yourself in a welcoming community, and discover your leadership potential as an educator. Find lessons on Professional Growth in:
How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017 With the holiday season here, I am excited to share some of my favorite things in educational technology! I will be doing this in a series of blog posts throughout the month of December that I am calling "The 12 Days of Tech-Mas". Each blog post will provide a list of useful resources corresponding to the number of that entry, from 1 through 12. See below for options on how to access each entry for "The 12 Days of Tech-Mas".
WRITING TOOLS Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF) Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes) Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF) Not your average character questionnaire!
Analytics for the Classroom Teacher Course Syllabus Skip Syllabus Description Module 0 - Orientation Familiarisation of participants with the course structure, policies and outline. Disgusting Synonyms, Disgusting Antonyms Relevance Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected. Complexity
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