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untitled Summer Travel for Teachers Not surprisingly, summer is prime travel time for teachers. But it’s also the best opportunity for meaningful professional development. Which option should the professional educator choose? There are plenty of ways for teachers to scratch the travel itch and become better educators at the same time. Conferences Summer is the major time for educational conferences. ISTE – The largest edtech conference in the country: June 28–July 1 in PhiladelphiaSerious Play – For educators who embrace the idea that games can aid in learning: July 21–23 in PittsburghFlipCon – Centered on flipped learning, presented by the people who started the trend: July 13–15 in East Lansing, Michigan Fellowships For those interested in longer engagements, fellowships and workshops can be a great way to see the world, usually on the dime of the U.S. government or a foundation. Grant Programs If you have a specific travel opportunity in mind, try writing a grant to get it funded!

Logiciel de Cartes Mentales - Brainstorming en ligne MODELADO DEL RELIEVE by Alfonso Sorbet on Prezi Zaption - Interact & Learn with Video Lessons K-5 Fundamentals: Coding and Digital Literacy It’s no secret that the need for programmers, software developers, and computer science engineers is increasing at a dizzying rate. After a decade that saw a steady decline in the number of computer science classes in American high schools, the education landscape is finally waking up with renewed vigor and offering a plethora of program options on the subject. With all the buzz about computing and, more specifically, coding, it is important to note that not all coding experiences are equal and what students take away in terms of thinking and problem-solving skills is perhaps the best measure of their success. At the forefront of this growing movement, Edmentum is proud to unveil its newest subject for EducationCity--Computing! Through the three different components of this new subject, Computing strives to help young learners become better critical thinkers and problem solvers as they develop vital science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. Digital Literacy

Technology in Education: An Overview Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students. They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content. Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools. And in 2015-16, for the first time, more state standardized tests for the elementary and middle grades will be administered via technology than by paper and pencil. To keep up with what’s changing (and what isn’t), observers must know where to look. There’s the booming ed-tech industry, with corporate titans and small startups alike vying for a slice of an $8 billion-plus yearly market for hardware and software. But a significant body of research has also made clear that most teachers have been slow to transform the ways they teach, despite the influx of new technology into their classrooms.

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