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Ten Ideas for Teaching Teachers Technology

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. He told me to go up and write it down. Fifteen minutes later after the milling crowds of educators thinned out from around the poster boards, I saw my idea surrounded by checkmarks. 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. 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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6 powerful strategies for paradigm-shifting teacher PD height=”224″ />As educators and leaders, we need to re-think every aspect of our professional practice to consider ‘could we be doing this better?’ Here is a brain-dump of the 6 most powerful strategies that I have used or in which I have participated. 1. Use a ‘hands-on’ approach that teaches team work The Connected Educator CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis {*style:<b> August marks the </b>*} U.S. Department of Education’s month-long celebration of the connected educator. What exactly does that mean to you, to me, and to millions of students we educate daily in this world? 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.

Polk County Public Schools The focus of the Technology Coaching Program is to provide just in time, ongoing professional development at the school level on digital devices and resources to promote technology integration in the classroom. 2013-14 Technology Coaches Technology Coach List by Region (by school) Directions for Teacher Technology Needs Assessment Survey ActivTips Welcome to ActivTips! Here you'll find short video tutorials on how to complete a variety of functions in ActivInspire, from creating containers to working with Magic Ink. Watch the ActivTips video here, or download it to your iPod by subscribing to our podcast. After the video, be sure to download the associated flipchart so you can practice your newly acquired skills.

New Teacher Academy: How to Work with Parents Welcome to week four of Edutopia's New Teacher Academy blog series! I'm excited to be here with you sharing my passion to support and mentor new teachers. I hope that you will come back for the next and last post in the series as we continue to look at five key topics designed to provide resources for new teachers in five key areas. To collaborate in more detail on these and other topics, I invite you to join my weekly New Teacher chat on Twitter, and also to visit my blog Teaching with Soul. Please view this video as I share a few words on our focus for this week.

Four Ways to Use Pinterest in Education It seems as though when one technology tool for the classroom is introduced, another one is waiting to make its debut! We’ve shared several 21st century tools with our readers; however, we have not acquainted you with a recent tool, Pinterest. Pinterest is an electronic bulletin board where users can “pin” images from around the web. These images are then categorized into various boards on the users’ profile. Pins are also shared and searchable, which makes Pinterest a wonderful resource for visual information.

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 Classroom Tech Web Resources This page is devoted to discovering new tools, gadgets, programs, etc. available on the web. Below is an digital magazine I borrowed from an innovative educator named Richard Byrne. Click full screen and browse the great resources. Below that are a list of some of the web resources I have used. There are millions more, if you find a great one please click on Sharing Resources on the sidebar and I can add it to the list. (2 Finger Click the digital magazine below--click on full screen)

Creating Character Blogs Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview A Teacher's Guide to Generation X Parents How to work with well-meaning but demanding moms and dads. Credit: Jessica Hische Not long ago, administrators at a small private school in New York City were reorganizing two mixed-grade elementary classrooms. Looking at the third grade, they determined that one girl was particularly well suited to switch from one class to the other: She was adaptable and genial and loved working with teachers and friends. The administrators called the girl's mother, assuming she would be flattered. Social Media: Guidelines for School Administrators Social media tools like Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr are potentially exciting learning and teaching tools that can help teachers and students make connections to ideas, skills and concepts in a 21st-century learning environment. However, social media are getting a bad rap in education. Some students use the tools in ways that pit their First Amendment rights against their responsibilities as students in brick-and-mortar schools. In 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the Hermitage School District in Pennsylvania after the district suspended student Justin Layshock for creating an unflattering online parody of his principal. In 2007, a federal judge determined that the suspension was unconstitutional, and in 2010, a three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the district violated the student’s First Amendment rights. Clearly, schools must consider the rights of students to freedom of expression.

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. The Teacher's Theory: KidBlog Lesson Plans: Setting it up in your classroom the first few days. I am NOT affiliated with KIDBLOG. My goal here is to support classroom teachers with setting up KidBlog as a communication tool in their classrooms. Welcome to KidBlog Support:IntroductionPre-activityCommunicating EffectivelyCommunicating in MathGuidelinesLinks to samples and support tools