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The 13 MUST Know Professional Development Websites for Teachers

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. Discovery Education provides high quality, dynamic, digital content to everyone be it a teacher, an administrator,student or even parents. 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

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Common Sense Media close(x) Don’t Miss Out You’re all set! Look out for our weekly updates soon. Connect with us How Children Succeed book excerpt: What the most boring test in the world tells us about motivation and IQ Photograph by Anders Lagerås/Wikimedia Commons. The following article is adapted from Paul Tough's How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, out now from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, has made it her life’s work to analyze which children succeed and why. She says she finds it useful to divide the mechanics of achievement into two separate dimensions: motivation and volition. Each one, she says, is necessary to achieve long-term goals, but neither is sufficient alone.

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners - Digital Photography School by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Teachers Easy Guide to The Most Important Web Tools in Education When it comes to using web resources with our students, time plays a decisive role.It is next to impossible for a busy teacher restricted by curriculum constraints, day to day lesson preparations, assignment corrections, to mention but a few of his chores, to effectively search the web and find the adequate resources to share with his/ her students. Most people just do not have the time to learn all these technologies and some educators pick just one or two websites of interest and start exploring them. This is definitely not the right thing to do particularly if you want to leverage the huge potential of technology into your classroom.There is, however, a simple roudabout to this problem. Look for educational technology blogs ( such as the one you are reading now ) and subscribe to their feeds to stay updated about the latest web tools to use in your instruction. 1- A List of The Best Video Editing Tools for Teachers 2- A List of The Best Digital Story Telling Tools for Teachers

Passaic Schools Go 1:1, Share How They Prepared for Chromebooks In the Classroom Last year, the Passaic City Public Schools rolled out a 1:1 pilot at the Lincoln Middle school and Passaic High school. The district purchased 5,500 Samsung Chromebooks for 4,700 students and began sweeping, district-wide technology upgrades that included building two new data centers, planning for a private fiber network, installing a VoIP phone system and more. The Chromebook may be the vehicle for Passaic’s 1:1 initiative, but professional development is certainly the engine powering it all. The district was adamant the focus of the 1:1 be changing teaching and learning in the classroom environment, not the device. This was reflected in staff training. “None of our professional development [sessions] were technology how-to’s,” says Joanna Antoniou, technology coach at Passaic.

10 Great Web Tools to Create e-Books for your Classroom I have just finished compiling a list of some must have web-based tools that can allow you to create books.These tools can also be used with students. They are very simple to use and have friendly interfaces. The best way to get students engaged is to make them feel they are responsible for their learning, you can for instance have them paired in small groups and work on a writing project using one of the tools below. Check out the list below and let us know what you think of these book making tools : 1- Blurb The Schoolmaster - Dana Goldstein David Coleman is an idealistic, poetry-loving, controversy-stoking Rhodes Scholar and a former McKinsey consultant who has determined, more than almost anyone else, what kids learn in American schools. His national curriculum standards and pending overhaul of the SAT have reignited a thorny national debate over how much we should expect from students and schools, and how much is out of their control. Mike McGregor On a hot June morning in suburban Delaware, in the chintzy, windowless ballroom of a hotel casino, David Coleman stood at a podium reciting poetry. After reading Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” a classic example of the villanelle form, Coleman wanted to know why green is the only color mentioned in the poem, why Thomas uses the grammatically incorrect go gentle instead of go gently, and how the poet’s expression of grief is different from Elizabeth Bishop’s in her own villanelle, “One Art.” A National Report Card

Adobe Photoshop Basics Free Online Class - Course Outline Course Outline This is the main page for the Adobe Photoshop Basics Online Course. Scroll down to find an outline of every lesson and every page in the course. The lessons are intended to be worked through in the order presented, and at your own pace. Click the link below to sign up for email delivery so you won't miss a lesson. 10 tips for workshop presenters any teachers I once spent a whole day in a professional development workshop for second language teachers and I learned how to make a fold-up book. That’s all. Nothing else. When I’m not stimulated and challenged in a learning context, I tend to get impatient and have to watch my body language, so as not to make my dissatisfaction obvious to the whole room.

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