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Bring an edtech conference to your school and invite your students

Bring an edtech conference to your school

05/08/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Educators who attend tech conferences often wish they could share the experience with their peers and students back at their school. That’s how media specialist and district technology integrationist Dihanna…

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Michael Bonner shares five ways educators can check their implicit bias.

5 ways educators can check their implicit bias

05/07/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Michael Bonner’s degree in psychology gave him insight into the power of the mind. What he didn’t know was how that knowledge would come into play in the classroom.

Bonner, a second grade teacher in a…

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The Merge Cube is one of the most popular edtech tools for classrooms.

8 hot edtech trends in 2019

05/09/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

One way to get a sense of edtech trends is to take a look at the sessions put on by educators at the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the largest…

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Train teachers to be on-site edtech coaches!

Train — and pay — teachers to be on-site edtech coaches!

04/25/2019

Topics: coaching

Most districts have some version of a TOSA, teacher on special assignment. Often, these are edtech coaches brought on board with the idea that in 3-5 years everyone will be up to speed and the position will no…

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3 strategies for ed tech coaches, by ed tech coaches

3 strategies for ed tech coaches, by ed tech coaches

06/11/2015

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Ed tech coaches wear many hats. But, no matter the size or the level of technological sophistication in your school, your most important role as a coach is supporting teachers. This can include one-on-one training sessions, guest or co-teaching, encouraging peer collaboration and more…

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7 ways to create PD webinars that engage your audience

7 ways to create PD webinars that engage your audience

06/17/2015

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Rose loved the idea of attending webinars, or online professional development (PD) presentations, online. If she watched them live, she could chat with other participants while hearing about new content from national experts. If not, she could tune in later to the archived version, cranking…

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Do you know the 3 essential elements of effective professional learning?

Do you know the 3 essential elements of effective professional learning?

11/18/2015

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Technology changes at a rapid rate. So rapid, in fact, that many of us don’t regard the proliferation of mobile devices in homes, workplaces and schools as anything new. While we continue to learn how to use – and manage – all these devices in the best possible way, many educators around the…

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3 steps to collaborative professional learning

3 steps to collaborative professional learning

02/29/2016

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Free web-based resources that allow people to easily create, collaborate and publish have the potential to transform K-12 education, not just for students but for teachers as well. A few years ago, our intermediate school received an IMPACT technology grant from the North Carolina…

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Two bright ideas ignite education movements

Two bright ideas ignite education movements

09/28/2016

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Every movement begins with an idea, and many ideas are…

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4 proven resources for self-paced ed tech PD

4 proven resources for self-paced ed tech PD

11/18/2016

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Self-paced online learning for educators can be a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because you can fit professional development into your schedule and move ahead at your own pace. It’s a curse when you have too many options to choose from or spend a lot of time on a program that’s not high…

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