All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (72)

10 Important Lessons: From Mom to Child

Our children are the future of our world, and to ensure that it is the brightest and most opportune world possible, we need to teach our children many things, not only to prepare them but to arm them and enable them. Here are ten self-explanatory important things a mother should teach her young child:

 

1. Respect is not only…

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Added by Lynda Way on September 17, 2013 at 11:15pm — 1 Comment

Looking for Summer Professional Development?

Have you been wanting to learn more about technology integration but had problems finding the time, or confused about where to start? Are you less-than-enthusiastic about boring professional development that doesn't seem related to what's happening in your classroom? Or do you understand the basics of technology integration, but you would like to see new ideas? Let Atomic Learning…

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on June 7, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

What are Twitter Hashtags?





Twitter hashtags can be very confusing especially for people who are new to Twitter. In a nutshell, a…
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Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on September 20, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Wiffiti - the Interactive Message Board

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Added by Ms. Lynda Hall on September 9, 2012 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Outdoor Schools. Kid-Tested. Walt Whitman Approved.

Walt Whitman This morning I opened my email and was greeted by a link to an article profiling what is commonly being referred to as an "outdoor school" or “nature preschool.” We usually blog about issues concerning Educational Leadership and…

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Added by Karen Cameron on August 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Authentic Professional Development

The job of the educator can often seem daunting and thankless.  We live in the "caves" or our classrooms and spin on our hamster wheels, trying to stay on top of lesson plans, student relationships, our learning environment, grading, and administrative requirements.  A huge challenge is finding the necessary and critical time to look out of our caves and both improve our professional skills and take a breath of fresh air.  To me, this is the real power of Web 2.0 for the educator.  The web…

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Added by Renae Gregg on October 29, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Beyond Compliance: Teaching Students to Make Responsible Decisions

I have been going home exhausted. Yes, I'm getting used to early mornings. But I think the most draining aspect of a new school year is fielding the hundreds of questions fired at me. I'm sure you've heard them:

  • "Can I call home/go to the restroom/return my book/fill my water bottle...?"
  • "Do I...?"
  • "What do...?"
  • "Where does this go?"

Procedural questions can be handled by…

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on September 8, 2011 at 8:19am — No Comments

Research Shows Teachers Need a Very Different Set of Skills to Teach Today's Students

The Challenge of Modeling 21st Century Learning

A Complimentary White Paper from Atomic Learning



Today's students are different. Today's world is different. The changes suggest a very different role for schools and teachers.



Based on findings by Atomic Learning's partner, SEG Measurement, this free resource discusses the importance of professional…

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on August 5, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

Open Letter to Top Educators

The search is on for top educators who have presented Professional Development sessions at their school, for their district, for their state, for a national or international conference, or via the web. …

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Added by Nikki Robertson on August 1, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Alabama Educational Technology Professional Development YouTube Channel

Guest Post By Derrick Waddell…

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Added by Nikki Robertson on August 1, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 4

This is part 4 of the "videos that WILL ignite a discussion" series. I have been using these videos during PD sessions, as well as during Power Lunch sessions to spur discussion and reflection. As educators, it is crucial that we are constantly in a state of reflection and evaluation, and with the help of these videos educators are able to engage in thoughtful and productive…

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Added by Justin Tarte on March 20, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

Understand Targeted Texting and Its Affect On Enrollment Outcomes

Mongoose Research is a leading edge company out of  Buffalo New York that uses targeted texting campaigns to help colleges and universities with recruitment. According to their website: "Text is the new… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on March 10, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Evaluating Educator Evaluations...

Evaluating educator evaluations...

Teacher and administrator evaluations...surely a topic that will garner the attention of all educators!



Yesterday I was sitting in my Advanced School Law class and we started discussing teacher evaluations as they pertain to contract renewals and dismissals. As my professor continued the discussion, I started to hear some great "tweetable" statements. For those of you in the… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on February 21, 2011 at 1:50pm — No Comments

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 3

If you didn't know, I really enjoy watching short videos. In particular, I really enjoy watching videos that get me thinking and reflecting on my educational practices and beliefs. I have been using short videos in Professional Development sessions to get educators at my high school talking and discussing issues related to education. This is the third installment of the series..."videos that WILL ignite a discussion." I encourage you to check out…

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Added by Justin Tarte on February 21, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Protect Yourself From Dishonest Software Development Houses.

Trying to find the right person or development firm for your project, can be an exhausting task at times. You know how to run your own business but you are not the expert in building a website or wrapping a marketing campaign… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on February 20, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Beginning Google Analytics: Interpreting and Acting on Your Data

When starting a web site, it is a good idea to get a measurable data on how well your site is doing.  One way to do that is with a tool that most of you may have heard of but might not understand. It is called… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on February 10, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom

For those of you living in a cave, let me first give you a pretty good description of a… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on February 9, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 2

Here are 10 videos that will get you thinking and reflecting on your educational practices and beliefs. I did a post a few months ago with 7 different videos, and the response was quite positive. Leave a comment and let me know what other videos you would add to the list. Thank you and enjoy!

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Added by Justin Tarte on February 6, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

7 videos that WILL ignite a discussion

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy using Twitter is it enables me to connect with educators from all around the world. Additionally, Twitter has proven to be an efficient and effective platform to discuss pressing educational issues. Unfortunately, most…

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Added by Justin Tarte on February 6, 2011 at 6:58am — No Comments

Why Your Schools Social Media Strategy Is Falling Behind.

Recently, a colleague of mine made me aware of this great white paper on schools and their social media strategy. It was very interesting and I thought I would share an excerpt with you.



"Two years ago, many administrators in higher education scoffed when they heard words like “tweet” and “poke.” Walk into an admissions office today, though, and you’ll no longer hear… Continue

Added by Jim Roberts on February 2, 2011 at 10:46am — 9 Comments

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