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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Good Places to Find Free Music and Sound Effects

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Good Places to Find Free Music and Sound Effects | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Music and sound help make presentations more engaging: for kids and adults!
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Social Media How-To Guide for Social Work Educators

Social Media How-To Guide for Social Work Educators | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
This post was written by Drs. Becky Anthony and Jennifer Jewell.  Dr. Becky Anthony (@becky_anthony) is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Salisbury University. Dr. Jennifer…
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This is a nice article to stimulate your thinking on how to incorporate social media into your Adult Professional Learning Presentations/Courses.  
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Insert & Modify Charts in Google Slides

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Insert & Modify Charts in Google Slides | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
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The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem

The Future of Work and Learning 1: The Professional Ecosystem | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
“Each of us is the center of the universe. So is everyone else.” e e cummings In my previous post I looked at the individual’s perspective of workplace learning and included a graphic showing…

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Where do you obtain new knowledge and skills?  How does your workplace support your professional growth?  This is an interesting infographic looking at ways people stay connected in the workplace. 
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Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, May 10, 8:19 AM

Interessante este artigo para orientar o ddesenvolvimento profissional de educadores e profissionais de tecnologia na educação.

Encarna Llamas's curator insight, May 13, 4:36 AM
similar to PLE
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Something like a knowmad. Totally agree, looking for being a part of this ecosystem.
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Celebrate School Social Work Week

Celebrate School Social Work Week | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Help us celebrate SSW Week and educate others about School Social Work! This year, MASSW is hosting another social media campaign and we...
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School social work week is next week.  How will you Thank your school social worker?  If you use social media, please use the hashtag #massw16.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 3, 12:49 PM
School social work week is next week.  How will you Thank your school social worker?  If you use social media, please use the hashtag #massw16.
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7 Lessons Learned From Implementing Micro-credentials

7 Lessons Learned From Implementing Micro-credentials | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

When I was a teacher, I valued every day in my classroom. When professional development required me to miss a day with my students, I wanted to be sure it was going to be meaningful. These day-long sessions often left me inspired to make changes in my classroom practice. However, the following day I would return to my classroom and real-world demands would kick in. The changes seldom happened.

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Social Work Distance Education 2015 Plenary Recordings: Social Work Distance Education: Indiana University

Social Work Distance Education 2015 Plenary Recordings: Social Work Distance Education: Indiana University | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Social Work Distance Education Conference
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Videos from the last Virtual Conference on SSW Distance Learning. 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff  There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation. Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction,…
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Nice listings of considerations in designing learning. I can see where this could be used with adults as well. 

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Differences Between a Community of Practice and Professional Learning Community

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It appears the differences between a COP and PLC are blurry on some levels and more distinct on others.  PLCs seem a little more formal; but that is not always the case.  

 

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:20 PM

It appears the differences between a COP and PLC are blurry on some levels and more distinct on others.  PLCs seem a little more formal; but that is not always the case.  

 

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Classroom Observation Strategies

These resources provide an introduction to some common observation strategies. Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.
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This gives some great coaching and observation strategies.  Observation can be a great Professional Learning Tool.

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10 Tips for Good Design [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

10 Tips for Good Design [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
No matter what your profession is, being able to put together an effective visual presentation is important.
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Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
I have this theory that if you are effective on social media then you stand a good chance of being effective in online teaching. How do these two activities go together?  Two words: presence and community. The people who seem to get the most out of social media are those who dedicate themselves to being present on their platform of choice. Presence does not necessarily mean contribution. You can be present in the IHE community if you show up daily to read the articles and opinion pieces. You can also be present if you regularly provide your opinions in a comment, even if your commenting is on every 1-in-50 articles. The power of IHE is that we are a community that is informed by both a common set of interests, and a common pool of content. We are all reading, thinking about, and commenting on the same articles and opinion pieces.
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I find it a balancing act between what we would like to do in on-line learning and the technology skills of the learners.

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10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

It’s impossible to win over an audience with a bad presentation. You might have the next big thing, but if your presentation falls flat, then so will your…
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Great things to keep in mind as you plan your next adult (or student?) professional learning experience.
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Audio Basics for Online Course Design - E-Learning Heroes

Audio Basics for Online Course Design - E-Learning Heroes | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

A great way to create an engaging learning experience for your audience is to include audio narration with your explanatory text and visuals. You could narrate the entire course, or use audio for character scenarios only, or include first-person accounts from learners or subject matter experts (SMEs). The good news is, today’s e-learning tools make it easier than ever to add audio to your online courses. Let’s look at some basic tips for preparing and recording high-quality audio narration.


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Here are some good tips for making a recording for a presentation or E-course.
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2016 Design Trends [Infographic]

2016 Design Trends [Infographic] | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
In the vast, equalizing space that is the web, great design is accessible to all.
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Some thoughts that might be helpful for designing info graphics or even powerpoint. 
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ACE Resource Course Development Checklist

ACE Resource Course Development Checklist | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
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This gives guidance in how to conduct/pilot an on-line course.
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Copyright: What teachers and students should know

Kristina Peters from the Nebraska Department of Education joins Ditch That Textbook to talk about copyright and how it applies to the classroom. Use video
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It is important that we know what we can and cannot use in our practices with students and staff. 
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Using Social Media for Professional Development

Using Social Media for Professional Development | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
How to use social media as a professional development tool to engage fellow educators.
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New Bill Offers a Good Start on Defining PD

New Bill Offers a Good Start on Defining PD | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
The bill's definition of professional development lays the groundwork, but effective professional learning requires more.
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Shifting mindsets that Professional Learning is a Life Long Journey is the key to providing meaningful Professional Learning. 

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


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I think these questions would be help practitioners in reflecting on their own practices as well as having kids answer these questions.  

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#Education #EdTech #STEM

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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

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This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 28, 2015 7:15 AM

 

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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  

 

Check it out?

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

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Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

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This is a blog that would like to ponder more.  I think it really speaks to how we gather information and learn.

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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

“We know a lot about how teachers can help improve learning outcomes for children; we know rather less about how to help teachers do that effectively.”

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 25, 2015 4:32 AM

And if nothing else, it should put a nail in the coffin of the one-day training session which has become the default setting for teacher development in many schools.

 

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 6:23 AM

The CCTIonline course I am doing now is for my professional development. I need the tips to continue pursuing my dreams.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 12:22 PM

It is good to have a list like this to reflect on and consider what else I need to make sure to include in our professional development for our teachers this next year.

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Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Getty In the book Teaching 2030 by Barnett Berry and 12 classroom experts, the authors pinpoint specific skills educators will need to teach in the schoo
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So many thoughts.  Where we will we land?  We will ever land? 

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