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Tools for Educators - free worksheet templates, printable game templates, 100% customizable worksheet makers with images! How to Design Google PD That Works! Save Pinterest A Framework for Professional Learning with G Suite I have delivered hundreds of hours of professional learning over the last ten years or so, and a vast portion of those sessions have focused on using Google tools in the classroom. I’ve learned a lot of lessons as a Google trainer, A LOT! So to help other trainers, I put together a framework for Google PD that I hope others will benefit from. I’m sharing the order that I teach G Suite apps as well as sharing free resources and tips along the way. Of course, every teacher/trainer is different, with a different personality and different strengths and weaknesses; and every group of participants varies as well. I presented a lot of these ideas last summer at ISTE 2017. The Shake Up Learning Google PD Framework (Start from the bottom and work your way up.) This framework starts from the ground up! Get the Google Cheat Sheets eBook The Foundation: Adult Learning Strategies Respect their time: start and finish on time! Summary Author

Global Education Database | Your Personalized Education Guide Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock​ Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts

Blast Off By Becoming Flipgrid Certified □ New to Flipgrid? Savvy veteran? Let the universe know you’re committed to empowering student voice by becoming Flipgrid Certified. Like everything in our world, we made it simple! Use Flipgrid with your students or colleagues and receive at least 10 responses.Share how you use Flipgrid with the rest of the community by posting at least one video in this grid. Make sure to post in the topic corresponding to your students’ age and add subject #hashtags in the Response title so peers can search for your video (check out what other people have used to get an idea of what you should #hashtag)! That’s it! If you have any questions, just email certified@flipgrid.com and we’ll respond right away!

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. It makes it easy (sort of) for people to monitor what’s happening in the conversation rather than having to try and guess what topics you should search for. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag . You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources The Most Popular Hashtags

Two Easy Tools Teachers Can Use to Coordinate Parent Volunteers The beginning of the new school year is a time when some parents like to get involved and volunteer their time in schools. This is great, but it does require some scheduling. I was recently asked for some recommendations for services that teachers can use to coordinate sign-up lists for parent volunteers. SignUp Genius is a free and easy way to create and organize online sign-up forms for all kinds of group activities. Volunteer Spot is a scheduling service that teachers, coaches, and others and use to coordinate volunteers.

Sign in - Google Accounts One account. All of Google. Sign in with your Google Account Find my account Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account One Google Account for everything Google 50 Important Links for Common Core Educators Educators across the nation are working hard this summer to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the new Common Core State Standards, which will be fully applied in 45 U.S. states (Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia, and Minnesota have opted out of statewide participation) by 2015. Yet despite the hubbub about the new standards, which were created as a means of better equipping students with the knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world, many teachers still have a lot of unanswered questions about what Common Core will mean for them, their students, and their schools. Luckily, the Internet abounds with helpful resources that can explain the intricacies of Common Core, offer resources for curriculum development, and even let teachers keep up with the latest news on the subject. We’ve collected just a few of those great resources here, which are essential reads for any K-12 educator in a Common Core-adopting state. Groups and Organizations Useful Resources

Digital Learning Pathways – brought to you by ISTE and the Metiri Group Analytics for the Classroom Teacher Course Syllabus Skip Syllabus Description Module 0 - Orientation Familiarisation of participants with the course structure, policies and outline. Module 1 - Introduction to educational data for supporting data-driven decision making in school education This module will: Introduce the concept of educational data Discuss how educational data can be used to inform data-driven decision-making at various levels of school operations, strengthening school autonomy Identify data literacy for teachers as a core competency for supporting not only school accountability and compliance to (national) regulatory standards, but also continuous school self-evaluation and improvement Introduce the need for data analytics technologies for efficient and effective educational data-driven decision-making, and highlight learning analytics and teaching analytics, which will be further discussed in the course Module 2 - Teaching analytics: Analyse your lesson plans to improve them This module will:

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". You can check out each of the entries in several ways: In this post - As I release each new entry, I will add a new link to a growing list below in this postOn the blog - Each post will appear as a normal entry on the blogThrough the image below - If you click on the image below it will open an interactive Google Drawing with links for each of the 12 posts as they get released The 12 Days of Tech-Mas 2017 On the 4th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me...

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. Find lessons on Professional Growth in: Time Savings It's no secret that teachers spend a lot of time on tasks unrelated to student learning. Find lessons on Time Savings in: Student Learning Students are at the center of all we do. Find lessons on Student Learning in: Welcome to Python.org

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