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Christmas jammies family does it again with back-to-school video

They're back. This time the Holderness family got dressed for their latest viral video. You may remember them from their Christmas jammies. But this time it's all about big buses, we cannot lie. Ba...
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.
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White Students to No Longer be the Majority at School

White Students to No Longer be the Majority at School | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
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Non-Hispanic white students are still expected to be the largest racial group in the public schools this year at 49.8 percent. But according to the National Center for Education Statistics, minority students, when added together, will now make up the majority.

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How to transfer and sync files between Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive - PC Pro

How to transfer and sync files between Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive - PC Pro | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
How to transfer and sync files between Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive
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Step-by-step guide on how to sync your desktop and cloud storage files and folders between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and your desktop.

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Your body language shapes who you are

Your body language shapes who you are | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
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This is a great video for educators to watch. Very powerful.

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Digital Discoveries - Summer Professional Develpment - YouTube

In this last episode of Digital Discoveries for before the 2012 EPISD Summer starts. We go over some of the options available to teachers and staff to do som...
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Great video.

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Teaching Tips for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teaching Tips for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
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5 ways tech has changed professional development

5 ways tech has changed professional development | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

Technology has not only changed the way students learn but also the way educators grow through professional development. We talked with tech-savvy, leadership-oriented teachers, principals and professional development organizations to find out what’s trending.


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Bradley Gomoluch's comment, July 31, 2015 3:30 PM
Sorry Nik, I scooped the article and tried to respond with my own comment but it use yours.
Bradley Gomoluch's comment, July 31, 2015 3:31 PM
I wanted to say that with the increased emphasis on collaboration technology makes it possible and to have PD offered for free is great for teachers.
Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:11 PM

I chose this article because it speaks to the new trends in professional development  through technology.   

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Taking Control of Your own Professional Development Using These Free Webinar Resources

Taking Control of Your own Professional Development Using These Free Webinar Resources | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

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Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development

Edcamps: Remixing Professional Development | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
The term professional development (PD) has taken on many incarnations during the time I've been involved in education. When I first starting teaching, professional development was constructed in a ve

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6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development

6 Mistakes I Made with Professional Development | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
These 6 strategies represent some of the most fundamental mistakes I've made in my years of educational technology professional development.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 25, 2014 11:44 PM

Nice reflection piece that can be applied not only to edtech professional development but any PD for teachers. Note to teacher librarians: how do you present professional development to your staff?

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Framework for Professional Development: SAMR Template & Infographic

Framework for Professional Development: SAMR Template & Infographic | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

"My colleague, Silvana Meneghini, and I have been working on developing a Professional Development framework for embedding technology use and modern learning litercies based on Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model.

The template consists of 4 Focus Areas. Each stage of the SAMR model consists of 4 focus areas in the template, that support vision, planning, and evaluation in activity and task design as well as a professional development framework."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:52 PM

If you are considering using the SAMR model to design lesson plans/units you should consider checking out this post. There is a very detailed template that helps you walk through the steps and consider how to best design your lesson/unit. The template is detailed and you may download it as a pdf. An example is included.

Many are turning to the SAMR model as a guide to integrate technology into their curriculum. If this model is new to you search this Scoop.it or type SAMR in your favorite search engine and you will find a wide variety of resources.

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If you are considering using the SAMR model to design lesson plans/units you should consider checking out this post. There is a very detailed template that helps you walk through the steps and consider how to best design your lesson/unit. The template is detailed and you may download it as a pdf. An example is included.

Many are turning to the SAMR model as a guide to integrate technology into their curriculum. If this model is new to you search this Scoop.it or type SAMR in your favorite search engine and you will find a wide variety of resources.

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NYSUT Supports Districts That Opt Out of State Field Tests | Diane ...

NYSUT Supports Districts That Opt Out of State Field Tests | Diane ... | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
“NYSUT applauds those school districts that have recently opted out of this year's field testing. Just as we support parents' rights to opt their child out of the state tests, we support those districts that are opting out of the field ...
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How to Mind Map and Mind Mapping concepts | ThinkBuzan

How to Mind Map and Mind Mapping concepts | ThinkBuzan | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
Learn how to Mind Map and capture information and ideas, helping you to improve your brainstorming sessions and become more organised, productive and creative.
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How Would You Score On A Third-Grade Common Core Math Test?

How Would You Score On A Third-Grade Common Core Math Test? | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
If you've wondered how you would perform in school under the new Common Core State Standards, New York state just made it easier to find out.

This week, the New York State Education Department released 50 percent of the questions used in the stand...
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There are also quizzes for fifth and eighth-graders.

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These Real-World Professional Development Setups Actually Work - Edudemic

With “Back to School” signs cropping up all over stores, educators are certainly aware of the imminent countdown to the first day of school and the first few days of inservice.
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What’s Up With That: Why Does Sleeping In Just Make Me More Tired? | Science | WIRED

What’s Up With That: Why Does Sleeping In Just Make Me More Tired? | Science | WIRED | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
Oversleep causes a feeling similar to feeling hung over and it's caused by the same biological function that gives you jet lag.

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, July 22, 2014 3:40 PM

You're not imagining it: Sleeping in really does make you more tired.

In fact, oversleeping feels so much like a hangover that scientists call it sleep drunkenness.

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

The Power of Teacher Collaboration | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.


Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are three tips for successful collaboration...


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 2014 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 2014 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
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Students Like Social Media [Infographic]

Students Like Social Media [Infographic] | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

"I have been recently posting about teacher's professional development using web technologies and each time I do I would get emails asking for the tools I use personally.  I compiled a list of the top 8 platforms I use almost daily for expanding my knowledge and staying updated about the topics that interest me the most.

 Being a graduate researcher in the field of educational technology and from my own experience of several years  blogging in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I highly recommend the tools below and I personally view them as the most important platforms for growing professionally."


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:05 PM

Using social media is an excellent way of improving a teacher's knowledge and understanding of particular teaching methods and ideas and of connecting with other teachers in order to build a network to help professional learning.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, July 7, 2013 10:56 PM

Professional Development

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:50 AM

You may want to look and see if there is a tool you aren't using and might like to try for professional development.

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Technology Integration Professional Development Guide

Technology Integration Professional Development Guide | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
This guide is organized into four sections:

Introduction
Why Integrate Tech?
What Is Tech Integration?

Resources for Tech Integration





Edutopia.org's Technology Integration p

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Teaching with Technology: Professional Development through Sophia - iPads, Flipped, Chromebooks, and more!


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5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it

"Today as I was browsing through Coursera looking for some new upcoming courses I came across a bunch of important courses for teachers. These courses are free and you can take them right from the comfort of your coach. You can also check out this link for the complete list of newly released courses. The courses are provided by different institutions and universities and span different periods of times. Some of these courses offer verified certificate."


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New York's Teachers Endorse Senator Ted O'Brien - Long Island Exchange

New York's Teachers Endorse Senator Ted O'Brien - Long Island Exchange | Long Beach Teacher Center | Scoop.it
New York's Teachers Endorse Senator Ted O'Brien
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NYSUT President Karen E. Magee said, “Senator O'Brien played a pivotal role in helping public schools win sizeable funding increases in this year's budget.
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