'How Coaching Works' - The Art of Coaching Teachers UserID: iCustID: IsLogged: false 10 Killer Google Chrome Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts As Google's Chrome browser celebrates its second anniversary, we thought it appropriate to commemorate the occasion with some handy tips and tricks. Here are 10 tried and tested hints that will help you to get the most out of Chrome by taking advantage of some of its more functional tools and time-saving setups. Read through the suggestions below and let us know which ones you'll be trying out, or any tricks we haven't included, in the comments box.
8 Classroom Management Tips by Jennifer Rita Nichols, TeachThought Intern One of the biggest struggles facing new teachers is figuring out how to effectively manage a classroom. This is very different from teaching–make no mistake about it! Most of us learn how to teach in our teacher education programs. We learn about the curriculum and standards that must be followed. We also learn about fun and interesting activities for different subjects and how to plan cross-curricular units to make the most out of the time we have in class. DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD, by Michelle Manno (2015) Educators can create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, and by bringing their admins on board with this new model, writes Manno. DIY Virtual Professional Development: Taking Ownership of Your Learning, by Monica Burns (2015) Burns suggests seven online strategies to help teachers take ownership of their professional development, including sane ways to embrace the information-rich Twitter experience, Google Hangouts, and video tutorials. 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture, by Elana Leoni (2014) Edutopia's director of social media strategy and marketing provides tips that administrators can use to create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium. Another great post from Leoni: 5 Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer.
8 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps For Students The Internet is an irrefutable source for information and a necessity for all students. But between social media sites, an endless number of news sources and viral videos, it’s almost too easy to be distracted when taking notes in class, studying for a final, or writing a paper. However, with today’s technology, students can take control of their browser by using customizable web apps and extensions to stay on task. Professional Development for Educators What is the Arizona Technology Integration Matrix? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, collaborative, constructive, authentic, and goal directed (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003).
WEBSITE-CONTENTS Website contents are organized by book chapter. 1. Orientation to Online Teaching and Learning 2. New Padagogy Wheel Helps You Integrate Technology Using SAMR Model Sometimes a visual guide comes along and it just makes total sense. That’s how I felt about Allan Carrington’s clever ‘Padagogy Wheel‘ which we featured on Edudemic last week. Check out the previous version then view the one below to see the differences. From what I can tell, putting the wheel on this site has generated a bit of buzz and I’m glad we could help spread the knowledge. But I was quite amazed this morning when I saw that the Padagogy Wheel had been updated.
PDK Washington State Chapter #1599 PDK Journal: Washington State Kappan Our quality Washington State Kappan journal will be published two times per year with the first publication this fall. This is a quality peer-reviewed journal. We encourage you to read it and submit articles. Discussion Guides for Creating a Teacher-Powered School: Lessons from the Pioneers Posted by CTQ on Tuesday, 10/14/2014 More than 90 teacher-powered schools exist across the United States—and the movement is growing. Discussion Starters for Creating a Teacher-Powered School: Lessons from the Pioneers are designed for teacher teams who are working through creating or maintaining a teacher-powered school. Offering lessons learned and tips from the pioneers of existing teacher-powered schools, these starters are interactive resources featuring sets of discussion questions for teacher teams to consider as they design and continuously improve their schools.