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11 Strategies for Managing Your Online Courses


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15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College

15 Rules of Netiquette for Online Discussion Boards [INFOGRAPHIC] - Online Education Blog of Touro College | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
“Netiquette” refers to rules of etiquette that apply to online communication.

Follow these 15 rules of netiquette to make sure you sound respectful, polite, and knowledgeable when you post to your class’s online discussion boards.

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#JoinTheTalk http://auntietta.org What are some of your favorite "Rules of Netiquette?

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añada su visión ...

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:10 PM

Here are good ideas presented in a light graphic fashion.  A written version of the 15 Rules is found below the infographic. 

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Six Things I Learned While Writing My First Book

Six Things I Learned While Writing My First Book | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Writing a book will almost kill you. By the end, you'll be exhausted, brain dead, and filled with a bubbling sense of anxiety. I recently finished up my first book, and here are a few takeaways from the ordeal that can be applied to pretty much any large scale project.
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Looks like a good primer as I start thinking about my first book.  Will take suggestions from others. 

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How to Work with Multiple Generations and Technology in Human Services - Social Work Helper

How to Work with Multiple Generations and Technology in Human Services - Social Work Helper | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Working with multiple generations and technology in any field can be challenging, and human services is no exception.
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This might be helpful in engaging adults in Professional Learning around tech issues.

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.
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We always go further when people communicate and work together no matter what the relationships. 

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Engineer PD activities on your own terms, whether it's inside your own school building, among far-flung teacher friends, or out in the teacher-friendly Twitterverse.
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Some good ideas with technology included.

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Transforming Student and Learning Supports: Developing a Unified, Comprehnsive and Equitable System

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Talks about school models and policy.  The question is does our system need to be so fragmented?

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Making Teacher Professional Development Decisions Based on Program Effectiveness

Making Teacher Professional Development Decisions Based on Program Effectiveness | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

HoIf the professional development experienced by teachers simply exposes teachers to new concepts that are never implemented, time and money is being squandered. Push for hard data on the impact of professional development programs.

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"What do we need?" is the key question when choosing Professional Development.  SSW's are good about choosing OS events to assist them in increasing skills and knowledge.  However, if administration is not on the same page as the PD, then many times the participants feel that it's just a compliance activity. 

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39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning

39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
“ Chapter by Tony Bates. ”
Via Leona Ungerer, Dean J. Fusto, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Personalize your PD by using tools like Google Forms, Padlet, and Nearpod to learn what teachers already know and what they need to know.
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Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago

Citation Machine: Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

cITATION Citation Machine helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use. Cite sources in APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian for free.

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Completing an application for the MASSW State Conference.  Need to create a bibliography but can't remember how?  This tool can help.

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Georgia's Professional Learning Report Pre-K)

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On my list to read later. 

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The True Cost of Comic Sans [infographic]

The True Cost of Comic Sans [infographic] | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Comic Sans has always been a joke, but no one ever really proved with statistics why. Until today.
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15 things that you really should know about presentations!

Donwload here > http://ow.ly/FrdiY
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Some very good points and consideration.  It really drives the point home that preparation is the key. 

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep [Infographic] | Daily Infographic

How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep [Infographic] | Daily Infographic | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound.  While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

 

Content provides the bulk of your presentation. It should remain clear, crisp, and current. The audience expects to feel plugged in to what you are presenting. While your ideas and information may seem sufficient to you, you ought to confer with a colleague or friend to ensure that what you plan to provide will be well received.

 

However captivating your presence may be, visuals always help to reinforce spoken information. Undoubtedly, we live in a time where animation has never been more advanced, but keep your visuals simple and straightforward. The majority of the focus should be on you rather than on your slideshow design.

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Some good ideas are included in this infographic.   

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How to Set Goals for Your Content and Weave Them into What You Create - Copyblogger

How to Set Goals for Your Content and Weave Them into What You Create - Copyblogger | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
How does the current piece of content you're creating fit into your content strategy? Learn the creative way to set productive goals for your content.
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Good reminders of considerations. 

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How to calculate the real costs of developing and delivering MOOCs - eCampus News

How to calculate the real costs of developing and delivering MOOCs - eCampus News | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Researchers at Brown and Columbia attempt to determine the total costs of MOOCs, and if it’s all worth it.
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Interesting...  Cost/Benefit analysis would seem in order.

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A Guide to Proficiency Based Professional Development (EdSurge News)

A Guide to Proficiency Based Professional Development (EdSurge News) | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it

I work in a small Maine city-district that takes its innovations seriously! We were an early adopter of middle school and high school 1-to-1 devices in Maine, and one of the first districts in the country to go 1-to-1 with ipads in primary grades. Added to that, we are trying to meet the needs of all students through proficiency-based, customized learning.

 

So it is no surprise that we have been thinking a little differently about professional development lately. 

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Some good considerations in designing professional learning. Collaborative conversations are always helpful in any aspect of education. 

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DEEPER LEARNING: The Planning Guide

DEEPER LEARNING: The Planning Guide | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
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A guide that could be used in assisting people in developing professional development needs. 

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20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
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Some ideas that could be used for building PLNs or CoPs.

 

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Getting the basics right to support teaching and learning

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
“A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.”
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This looks awesome. I am going to consider in next presentation.
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The Complete Guide to #SocialMedia Image Sizes 2015 - #infographic

The Complete Guide to #SocialMedia Image Sizes 2015 - #infographic | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Get your social media platforms optimized with the right image sizes and stand out from the crowd.
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9 types of blog post that are really useful (with examples)

9 types of blog post that are really useful (with examples) | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
There are blog posts, and there are blog posts that are really useful to your readers, your colleagues, and of course your prospects and customers.
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Good reference guide for Blogs. #oakssw

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The 9-Step Cheat Sheet For Becoming a Public Speaking Expert [infographic]

The 9-Step Cheat Sheet For Becoming a Public Speaking Expert [infographic] | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
The skin goes pale, the hands start shaking, sweat beads on my forehead and my mind runs at 100 miles per hour.
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What are you an expert in?

Have you ever thought about presenting? MASSW is looking for presenters.  Check out the home page at www.masswmi.org #massw15  #oakssw

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7 steps to creating PLCs teachers want to use | eSchool News | eSchool News

7 steps to creating PLCs teachers want to use | eSchool News | eSchool News | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
A critical part of our revitalized PD plan has been the use of professional learning communities (PLCs), which are essentially groups of educators that work collaboratively and share ideas, often in an online format.
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What type of PLCs are you running?  Tell us about your format.  MASSW is considering piloting an on-line one later this year.  

Let Steve Whitmore (steve.whitmore@oakland.k12.mi.us) know if you are interested in attending.

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Six Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid (SSIR)

Six Theory of Change Pitfalls to Avoid (SSIR) | Professional Learning Design | Scoop.it
Simply putting boxes and lines down on paper doesn’t guarantee that your organization will make better decisions.
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Some good questions to ponder in planning and pitfalls to avoid. 

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