Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

Teachers make money selling materials online – Yahoo! News

SEATTLE (AP) — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class — and making $24,000 online by selling those same materials to other teachers.

Teachers like Nannini are making extra money providing materials to their cash-strapped and time-limited colleagues on curriculum sharing sites like teacherspayteachers.com, providing an alternative to more traditional — and generally more expensive — school supply stores. Many districts, teachers and parents say these sites are saving teachers time and money, and giving educators a quick way to make extra income.

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An Inside Look At How Project-Based Learning Actually Works | Edudemic

Project-based learning is one of the most popular terms in education innovation today. We talk about PBL all the time and how it, combined with flipped classrooms, can basically change the way education works. It’s an exciting time to be sure.

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Why I Gave Up Flipped Instruction

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about the flipped classroom, why I loved it, and how I used it. I have to admit, the flip wasn’t the same economic and political entity then that it is now. And in some ways, I think that matters.

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New program prepares educators for blended learning | eSchool News

Many brick-and-mortar schools want to incorporate more online instruction—but how should teachers prepare for the newly popular blended classroom? An update to a national certification program for educators promises to help them teach in a blended learning environment.

via New program prepares educators for blended learning | eSchool News.

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads And How To Correct Them

Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional development at many of these schools and we’ve seen firsthand how they approach iPad integration.

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Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech. – Digital Education – Education Week

New research from the computer company Dell Inc. finds vast differences in attitudes to technology in education between China and the United States. While six in ten respondents in the United States do not approve of using social media in the classroom, a majority of Chinese respondents have positive feelings about the technology, the survey concluded.

Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech. – Digital Education – Education Week.

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week

School leaders recognize this better than anyone. As they face escalating demands for accountability, the rise in mobile-learning technologies, shrinking resources, implementation of Common Core Standards, the balancing of instruction and assessment — the list is seemingly endless — leaders are grappling with identifying pragmatic solutions to these digital age dilemmas.

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld

When Dr. Martin Ringle introduced the then-new iPad to Oregon’s Reed College in the fall of 2010, he was more than a little cautious. After all, he had seen educational-technology trends come and go—he even had an oldApple Newton gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld.

The 50 Best Free Educational Apps from Google Play – OnlineDegrees.org

Don’t look now, iPhone Kool-Aid drinkers, but Androids are taking over. iTunes had a good run, but now is the time of Google Play, Android’s home for more than 600,000 apps. To help ease the transition back to school, we’ve combed through the pile to find the best educational choices, for everyone from Mother’s Day Out attendees to college seniors, to rock on a Galaxy, Nexus, or Droid.

The 50 Best Free Educational Apps from Google Play – OnlineDegrees.org.

15 Free Learning Sites You Haven’t Heard of Yet – Online College Search – Your Accredited Online Degree Directory

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best meet your needs and help you learn skills you really need without shelling out big bucks. New sites are always being launched and even those that have been on the scene for a while sometimes don’t garner enough attention to make it onto your radar, often getting overshadowed by more high-profile sites. As a result, even those who are in the ed tech loop can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites. Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, that run the gamut from providing full degree programs to simple job-skill training tools, offering a little something for every kind of learner.

 

15 Free Learning Sites You Haven’t Heard of Yet – Online College Search – Your Accredited Online Degree Directory.