Technology speeds changes in teaching and learning Petoskey News-Review She emphasized that education for the future is more about problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and mobility and less about memorizing...
Molly Levitt thought the only thing she would ever be was a teacher. But after taking charge of her first classroom in 2010, she became frustrated with the bureaucracy —“structural things” — that kept Levitt from her students.
Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching, learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here, so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.
"Having a positive relationship with the parents of your students can help your year get off to a great start. I've found that parents often just want to feel connected and involved. Many potential issues can be resolved when they feel like they understand what is going on inside the classroom. As a parent, I know that my husband and I often feel the most uneasy when we don't know when an event is happening or how to help with an assignment. Therefore, as a teacher, I've searched for and tried out numerous tools to help be more proactive in the classroom to solve any issues before they evolve into problems. The feedback I've received from families has been overwhelmingly positive. "
What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Google+ Cloud storage: Left hand bar options Uploading files or folders from your computer Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too Choosing how to 'sort' the content Changing from grid to list view Changing display in settings Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords How to add a new folder and add files into it How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out 'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash Adding colours to a folder Adding stars Introduction - sharing a file How to open a file; or choosing 'open with' How to preview a file Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox Moving a selection of files Creation: Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc Naming the document Files save automatically How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive Collaboration: Taking comments and changes Changing the language How to give access to people Seeing who has access already Adding in email address Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public. Giving access to a team/circle of people Sharing the link to that group Deciding whether to send them an email Individuals icons will appear in upper right
Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app Communication: 'Share icon' - appearing in several places Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks You can just choose 'view' How to send out via Twitter How the presentation becomes embedded within the message The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post Then 'share' Sharing images from Drive to Google+ Changing the editing rights Sending the image into a community How to 'publish to the web' How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation How to 'stop publishing' The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication
Administrative support is the most important factor of a school's success with any program. School heads, leaders, department heads, business officers, and other decision makers will want to attend this session, discussing the do's and don'ts of implementing mobile devices. Spanning across all aspects involved, topics discussed will include technical requirements and best practices, professional development, BYOD vs school-owned, public relations, parental involvement, student preparedness, and much more.
is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida. St. Stephen's is a 1:1 iPad school for grades 1 through 5 and has received much attention in the educational technology community for being one of the very first elementary schools to embark on this mobile learning initiative. Felix's administrative position is two-fold at his school. He is the IT manager and the Educational Technology expert. The combination of his education degree and network engineering certifications allows him to drive both sides of what makes technology integration successful. Project based learning, Common Core Standards, and appropriate technology use are at the top of Felix's current interests.
123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.
Wearable tech fashion is dominating the headlines, with excitement brewing over Google Glass and potential smart watches by Apple and Samsung Tech giants aside, smaller companies are also entering the wearable tech space, including Embrace+, which...
LAUSD Indian Education Program · Home · About Us · 2013 Indian Student Recognition ... Teachers get schooled on using technology in the classroom – The Eagle: Local News. Teachers get schooled on using technology in ...
Mack James's insight:
Your never to old to learn new technological tools for the classroom