schoolrack Teachers and Education The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators Technology, Teaching, and Learning This section provides an overview to technology, teaching, and learning. A few of the resources are from another area of eduscapes called Literature Ladders. Technology-Enhanced Learning Overview of Technology Rich Learning Eight Approaches to Technology-Rich Learning Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The Teacher Tap: Professional Development Resources for Educators In this section, you'll find quality Internet resources related to the topics of Educational Resources, Content-Rich Websites, Collaborative Projects, and Cool Student, Educator, and Library Websites. Educational Resources Content Rich Websites Content-Rich Websites Collaborative Projects Online Collaborative Projects Cool Student, Educator, and Library Websites Online August 2010 | Volume 67 Best of Educational Leadership 2009–2010 Pages 16-21 Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham A growing number of business leaders, politicians, and educators are united around the idea that students need "21st century skills" to be successful today. Critical thinking and problem solving, for example, have been components of human progress throughout history, from the development of early tools, to agricultural advancements, to the invention of vaccines, to land and sea exploration. What's actually new is the extent to which changes in our economy and the world mean that collective and individual success depends on having such skills. This distinction between "skills that are novel" and "skills that must be taught more intentionally and effectively" ought to lead policymakers to different education reforms than those they are now considering. What Will It Take? The debate is not about content versus skills. Better Curriculum Better Teaching Better Tests
Laura Candler's Webinars Join Me in a Live Webinar! Please join me for my next live webinar! All webinars are open to the public and free, but you'll need to register for them at in advance to receive the login URL and information about the session. Professional Development Credits for Attending Live Webinars You may be able to earn professional development credits for attending a live webinar. Previously Recorded Webinars (Most Recent on Top) The webinars below were recorded on the date shown next to each session. New to Laura's Webinars? What's a webinar like? These webinars take place in a virtual classroom at Blackboard Collaborate. What equipment do I need to participate? It's best to log on using a computer, and it needs to have a decent internet connection. What do I do if I can't get my equipment and/or the software working? If you have questions or problems with the software needed for the webinar, please contact the support folks at Blackboard. How do I get a certificate of attendance?
Apr26 Now that you and/or your students are using wikis and blogs, are you curious what could be added to them? From animated slideshows to collaborative documents to interactive review games, many great (and free) tools are available. As a follow up to my previous post “What Teachers Should and Should Not Be Posting on their Classroom Webpages”, I’ve pulled a master list of embedding options that will hopefully spark your imagination. As you browse the list consider how you will use these embeds. One note of warning, however. Good luck and again if you have any other suggestions please post them in the comments section. Collaborative Project Tools aMap is an excellent tool for social studies projects. Communication Tools to Parents and Students Google Calendar – I’ve become a big fan of Google calendar this spring. Photos Animoto –Animoto is a wonderful tool to make photo music videos that can be easily embedded on a wiki or blog. Student Products Videos