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Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 4 ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

Ideas for supporting #TeacherEffectiveness with #EdTech - Domain 4 ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it

Danielson: Professional Responsibilities


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Excellent chart and Prezi deck.



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Effective criteria for integrating edtech with professionalism in the profession.

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The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources

The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it
This is a multidisciplinary guide on evaluating research sources, especially resources found on the World Wide Web.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:30 PM

A method to help students evaluate web resources while researching - the acronym is easy to remember!

Connie Anderson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:24 AM

I hope Conniesclassroom passes the CRAAP test! ��

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34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom

34 Smart Ideas For Using Smartphones In The Classroom | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it

`In continuation of last week’s article, Part 1: 44 Better Ways to Use Smartphones in Class http://ow.ly/lA1iY ; here is a new list of thirty-six additional ideas to help leverage the power of these tech gadgets in the learning environment. In this blog post, I have attempted to avoid any redundancies. Please join me in helping educators everywhere creatively use smartphones by contributing any overlooked uses and supportive responses via this survey."


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We all need some down time, on the one hand, and many of us need to stretch our brains, on the other hand.  Smart phones with appropriate apps can be used for polling, note sharing, quizzes... try one app first as part of your class time.

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Joanna Hou's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:20 PM

smart phones are very popular these years, people use is in studying and working, the appropriate app helps people work and study effectively, it also provide such a good channel of communication with friends and colleagues. As a kind of social media, smart phones provides a good channel for the promotion of many brands and products.

Sam Liu's comment, September 26, 2013 4:11 PM
great idea for using smartphone in the classroom
Brooke Carver's curator insight, February 4, 2014 8:25 PM

This article allows any teacher to see what tips and ideas they can use with smartphones within their classroom. This is leaning more towards middle school and high school, due to the students in elementary not having phones.

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2 Potential Scenarios For Online Professional Development - Edudemic

2 Potential Scenarios For Online Professional Development - Edudemic | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it
The big news is about online professional development. But it's nothing new. In fact, the newest model is already outdated.

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Two scenarios seem likely, and generally, cover the "this ...or...that' for professional development online.  Yet, there are likely to be other options at technology and its application, evolves.  

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 2, 2013 8:48 AM

Ah yes...professional development delivery models are indeed changing...

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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it

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A fun and appropriate technique for engaging and focusing primary school students using WWW.

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nomusa keninda's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:13 AM

Google, this, that and that..google everything.

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Infographic: THE FUTURE OF MOBILE LEARNING | The Blue Blog - Boise State University

Infographic: THE FUTURE OF MOBILE LEARNING | The Blue Blog - Boise State University | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it

"As mobile technology continues to permeate every facet of society, the mantra of today’s youth seems to be “Make it Mobile!” With this influx of technology it will be interesting to see how the classroom looks 5, 10, 15 years down the road. Do you have any predictions?"


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... mobile devices/tablets create the possibility of access to all sorts of learning...; let's not forget some of the real hands-on, out in the physical/natural environment and social environment, that created all of the foundation of these possibilities.

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective - Edudemic

20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective - Edudemic | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it
Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development.

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silvermanmc's insight:

Some good strategies for making effective and affective use of regularly schedule meeting times.  Staff meetings can be a time to share insights...to flip the meeting process, and in general, to acknowledge the contributions each individual can share.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:15 PM

Staff meetings....opportunity for PD...

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Making Teacher Evaluation a Launch Pad for Growth

Making Teacher Evaluation a Launch Pad for Growth | Professional Development for Educators | Scoop.it
Done right, evaluation policy can help teachers learn and improve, Angela Minnici and Ellen Behrstock-Sherratt write.

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It is professional development when... evaluations are dynamic and formative and lead to new approaches, strategies, and activites targeting student learning and assessment of that learning.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 6, 2013 9:02 AM

great points about expanding the meaning and implementation of teacher evaluation... think of teacher evaluation as an opportunity to deliver supports, strategies and resources that extend professional development.

Excellent points!