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Erik Keith

Salute to Teachers - 8 views

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    The GLOBE Program (http://www.globe.gov) is taking this opportunity to salute teachers everywhere----for all of the things you do----for inspiring your students and cultivating the love of learning. teachers are the backbone of our educational system. They encourage, inspire and challenge us to reach new heights and dream without boundaries. The GLOBE Program Office in Boulder, Colorado produced this video for teachers everywhere. We encourage you to watch it, send it to your fellow (or favorite) teachers, school administrators, friends and family members. Encourage them to share it with their network as well so that everyone may pause for a moment and truly appreciate the teachers who made a difference in their lives.
Jennifer Dorman

Research dispels common ed-tech myths - 13 views

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    Contrary to popular opinion, newer teachers aren't any more likely to use technology in their lessons than veteran teachers, and a lack of access to technology does not appear to be the main reason why teachers do not use it. Which comes first? Do teachers use technology frequently because they are trying deliberately to foster 21st-century skills? Or are 21st-century skills necessary conditions, byproducts, or logical outcomes of frequent technology use?" Another finding that could surprise some people is that a lack of access to technology doesn't appear to be the main reason why teachers don't use technology in their instruction.
Christine Southard

The (Enormous) Economic Returns to a Good Teacher : Education Next - 15 views

  • It has now become conventional wisdom that teachers are the most important ingredient in an effective school. 
  • A good teacher gets above average achievement out of her students.
  • A teacher at the 85th percentile can, in comparison to an average teacher, raise the present value of each student’s lifetime earnings by over $20,000–implying that such a teacher with a class of 20 students generates over $400,000 in economic benefits, compared to an average teacher, for each year that she gets such achievement gains.
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  • a teacher at the 15th percentile subtracts $400,000 in value from her class of 20 students.
  • By changing a teacher’s profession into a perilous affair and a rat race, with many pink slips being handed out each year, by sewing distrust among colleagues, by exposing teachers to unfair high-stakes evaluations, Mr. Hanushek turns the teaching profession into a highly unattractive prospect for the intelligent, ambitious students that American education so desperately needs.
  • And that is bad news for *all* US students, not just for the ’5 to 8 percent’ about whom the magical ‘tests’ revelates that they are ‘ineffectively taught’.
Fred Delventhal

In Search Of Answers, Teachers Turn To Clickers : NPR - 0 views

  • More teachers are equipping their classrooms with little keypads — often called clickers — that let students instantly, and anonymously, answer questions. teachers say the clickers are improving the quality of education by measuring how engaged students are in the material they are learning.
  • More teachers are equipping their classrooms with little keypads — often called clickers — that let students instantly, and anonymously, answer questions. teachers say the clickers are improving the quality of education by measuring how engaged students are in the material they are learning.
  • newer clicker models even allow for open-ended responses beyond multiple choice.
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  • newer clicker models even allow for open-ended responses beyond multiple choice.
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    Surprised they didn't include Poll everywhere
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    More teachers are equipping their classrooms with little keypads - often called clickers - that let students instantly, and anonymously, answer questions. teachers say the clickers are improving the quality of education by measuring how engaged students are in the material they are learning.
Dean Mantz

Quest2Teach - 9 views

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    "Quest2Teach is a series of game-infused 3D virtual learning curricula designed for teacher education that is unified by a social-professional network. These immersive experiences provide authentic and individualized practice for future teachers that bridges theory and practice. Quest2Teach is the first of its kind in teacher education and was created at ASU's Mary Lou Fulton teachers College through a unique collaboration between our Center for Games & Impact and partner game-design studio, E-Line Media."
Dean Mantz

Teachers' Domain: Home - 3 views

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    Teachers' Domain is an online library of more than 1,000 free media resources from the best in public television. These classroom resources, featuring media from NOVA, Frontline, Design Squad, American Experience, and other public broadcasting and content partners are easy to use and correlate to state and national standards. Teachers' Domain resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, lesson plans for Teachers, and student-oriented activities. Once you register, you can personalize the site using "My Folders" and "My Groups" to save your favorite resources into a folder and share them with your colleagues or students. Teachers' Domain strives to strengthen Teacher knowledge by providing innovative teaching methods that incorporate technology in the classroom and inspire students to learn.
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    Mulitmedia resources for educators at all levels. There are ways to conduct International projects too.
Brenda Muench

Storycaching - 0 views

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    Main Menu Home Articles Submit Article Google Gadgets Site Search Contact Us spacer.png, 0 kB Home arrow Articles arrow Storycaching Storycaching PDF Print E-mail The premise of Storycaching is to combine the use of a GPS with an iPod where a user goes to a specific place using map coordinates, then listens to a podcast (audio on demand), usually a story, that takes into account the nature of the area where the listener is now located. Like geocaching, a cache may be located at the site and can contain some relevant objects that add a physical dimension or symbolism to the cached story. Storycaching is designed to enhance the experience of both the storyteller and the listener. By allowing the storyteller to reference elements in the environment where the listener is located, the listener is provided a third dimension to the story, that of authentic physical feelings and sensory input. Storycaching is a concept created by Dr. Martin Horejsi at The University of Montana-Missoula. For example, a girl walks to a distinctive place in order to listen to a story on her iPod. Using map coordinates and a GPS, she climbs part way up a hill on the edge of town. When arriving at a specific spot according to the GPS, she locates a small box containing some relics. Sitting on a rock, she holds the objects in her hand listens to a sound file on her iPod. Overlooking the valley, the power of the Native American elder's words stir her emotions as landmarks, smells, the wind, and other sounds are referenced in the story, all possible because the person telling the story knows that the listener will be in a specific place while listening to the story. Or maybe, the story was recorded years ago when the elder sat in the very spot where the young girl now sits. A connection with the story is forged in a way never before experienced alone. Another example is where a high school student studying earth science walks through a river drainage with his teacher. But his teache
Nik Peachey

12 Tips for training older teachers to use technology - Resources for English Language Learners and teachers | Pearson English - 0 views

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    There is an assumption that persists in the educational community that more mature teachers are much more difficult and reluctant to be trained on the effective use of educational technology. To some degree, I think this assumption has been built on by the digital native vs digital immigrant myth. But as someone who has trained teachers of all ages all over the world I would say that, from my own experience, this hasn't been the case.
Fred Delventhal

42explore: Thematic Pathfinders for All Ages - 0 views

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    How can teachers use the resources? Each school, classroom, and teacher is unique. As such we didn't try to provide specific activities for particular grade levels. Instead we suggest that teachers explore each link, then design specific, developmentally appropriate activities such as discussion questions, small group activities, or webquests to fit the needs of their curriculum.
LUCIAN DUMA

Do you want to be a mentor or a learner than you should join TEACHER CHALLENGE #edchat #ksyb #ebshare #ntchat #eltchat #ntchat #education - #edtech20 - 0 views

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    Teacher Challenge - Connecting Teachers through free professional learning .
Heather Sullivan

Council proposes state teacher evaluation system | 9news.com - 9 views

  • The recommendations state that teachers should be evaluated based on six quality standards: knowledge of content, establish environment for diverse students, facilitate learning, reflect on their practice, demonstrate leadership, and student growth.
  • Student growth makes up 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation score, but council members say they want it to be from assessments taken throughout the school year, not just one day.
  • teacher and principal can then be granted one of four ratings: Ineffective, Partially Effective, Effective, or Highly Effective. If a teacher receives two low ratings in a row, that teacher may lose non-probationary status or job protections similar to tenure. Council members say the primary goal of the evaluation system must be to find ways to help struggling teachers improve.
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    Student growth makes up 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation score, but council members say they want it to be from assessments taken throughout the school year, not just one day.
Nigel Coutts

Teacher Agency vs The Collective Voice - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    With good reason, much is made of learner agency but the concept of teacher agency is important too. If we hope to build a profession in which we are all self-navigating life-long learners, we must acknowledge the role that teacher agency plays. 
Nigel Coutts

Mathematical thinking presents teachers and students with new challenges - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    The shift away from teaching for the rote memorisation of prescribed methods requires teachers to rethink their approach to the discipline. With this new pedagogy comes a need to understand the processes of mathematical thinking in ways not previously required. When we require our students to be able to reason and problem-solve through unique challenges we also require our teachers to have an understanding of the mathematical moves that their learners are likely to call upon.
Jennifer Dorman

Google For Educators - 0 views

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    Application now open for GTA Boulder. August 5th, 2009. Apply by MIDNIGHT, July 3rd, 2009. The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development experience designed to help K-12 Teacher get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative corporate environment. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 Teacher in their local region.
Filefisher com

Teachers Favourite iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    April 27, 2017 Here is a handy visual we created based on iTunes collection 'Teachers' Favourites'. In it you will find a number of key iPad apps popular among Teachers and Teacher. via Pocket
David Hilton

High School History Student Network - 11 views

Most of us are aware of the power of social networking for teachers to improve their knowledge, gain ideas and make connections with other like-minded teacher from around the world. I believe thi...

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started by David Hilton on 20 Oct 09 no follow-up yet
John Evans

Elizabeth English: Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom - 10 views

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    "Educational leaders have to have the courage to reinvent our schools for real this time. And our teachers must be teachers of children as well as teachers of their subject area. This means possessing pedagogical knowledge -- the tools in the tool belt to design a lesson for the students of the present and the problems of the future. "
Nigel Coutts

The rewards of highly collaborative teams - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    Not that long ago I was a writer of interesting and engaging educational programmes. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. The programmes that I wrote and shared with a team of teachers were generally well accepted and the feedback offered was always politely positive. I enjoyed writing these programmes but in recent times I have enjoyed even more stepping away from this process and in doing so empowering the team of teachers that I learn with. The programmes that this team produces far exceed the quality I could ever have hoped to produce but more importantly the students are benefiting from their experience of highly engaged and thus engaging teachers.
Fred Delventhal

Welcome! | Teachers Connecting - 0 views

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    This website is a virtual convener. It facilitates a 'handshake' between teachers interested in cross collaboration project. The comforts in connectivity, constructivism, and collaboration make this 'handshake' more intelligent. This virtual convener is based on connecting teachers using more than simply the grade level or location of classrooms.
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