Purely Paperless always learning Note: this is the first in a series around my professional learning goal at YIS (more below) At most international schools (and probably most schools in general), each year teachers are asked to create one (or several) goals for the year. In some cases, I’ve had to create three: a personal goal, a team or department goal, and a goal related to a school-wide initiative. Although I always have many ideas for things I want to improve or explore each year, I often find the creation of these types of goals a little artificial. For starters, I pretty much always select a goal I know I will be able to accomplish – something that’s basically part of my job, but maybe a little bit above and beyond. This is not to say that I don’t have my own goals that I’m really interested in or passionate about, just that those usually aren’t the ones I document because they may be too vague, or I’m not sure if I can actually do it, or I don’t know exactly what successful completion of those goals look like.
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Instructional Technology Sites Instructional Technology Center for Educational Technologies Connecting Students--provides elementary teachers with quality content oriented web sites,educational interactive sites, and Internet ready lesson plans. Clip Art and Graphics Royalty-Free Clip Art Collection for Foreign/Second Language Instruction Cartoon Clip Art Warning: Check for permission to use images. CollegeNET -- a free Internet guide to colleges and universities. Designing Web Pages: Six Steps for Web Design -- web site designed to help educators and students develop web pages. Educational Technology Network -- a very impressive collection of websites that are routinely updated; a visit is a must. Educational Technology in Education Edweb Federal Communications Commission: LearnNet Sites--The FCC's Informal Education page. Font Files Free Fonts (TTF) Download site Horizon--contains instructional resource links for secondary teachers and students. HTML Goodies - Great site to learn how to create a web page. Return to Top
Workshops for Educators - Technology in Education Experience the innovative technology in education found at the Google Teacher Academy. The CUE Google Workshop for Educators is now available to any educational institution. Incorporating web-based technology in education has never been easier. Now from only $120 per teacher per day* Brought to you by CUE, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways the Google Suite for Education can be leveraged in education. Full Screen Map A Google Workshop for Administrators is now available as well. CUE's Google Education Trainer Workshop is also now available. Testimonials Google Workshop for Educator evaluation resultsareoverwhelmingpositive, and the comments participants leave speak volumes about the quality of the experience. This is the most valuable workshop I have attended in the last 5 years. This workshop was fabulous. There were so many aspects of Google that I hadn't been aware of.
A Holiday Gift to Teachers: My Top 10 List of Free Educational Technology Tools - Catapult Learning Many educators are intrigued by the use of educational technology in their classrooms and with their students. They want to move past the productivity stage to the point of truly enhancing their own teaching and their students’ learning through educational tools. However, there are so many tools available that many teachers feel overwhelmed. Additionally, educational technology tools sometimes require downloads or access to hardware and software licenses that the school may not have. After over a decade of working with teachers to improve their ability to infuse technology into the curriculum, here is my Top 10 list of free educational technology tools for 2014-2015. Is the tool completely free or have at least a free account that is robust enough to make it worth my while? Let’s take a look at the Top 10. Teacher Tools 1. Nearpod is an exciting way to create interactive lessons. 2. 3. Like an interactive game show with music and timers, Kahoot! 4. Socrative is similar to Kahoot! 5. 6.