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Attending and Schedule - The TICAL Community

Attending the Summit:The Summit is free to attend. Please consider registering at this site so we can keep you updated with any information or instructions, b…Read Article >

How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks | Edudemic

A group of teachers have started to disrupt their own textbook options by starting up an iBooks Author Hackathon. And it's incredible. The post How Teachers Are Hacking Their Own Digital Textbooks appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >

8 Reasons Why you should Create A Blog for your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Why would I start educational blogging with my students ? what is its benefits on their overall learning ? These are two legitimate questions you need to ponder on before embarking on a blogging... ....read moreRead Article >

 

The 2013 School Leadership Summit (SchoolLeadershipSummit.c... - The TICAL Community

The Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL) and Steve Hargadon are pleased to announce the inaugural virtual and worldwide School L…Read Article >

 

 

 

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Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: Setting the Stage for a Global Conversation | Edutopia

Blogger Joe Mazza, on behalf of the US and Finnish educators participating in Penn-Finn Learnings 2013, sets the stage for a global edchat live from the University of Helsinki.Read Article >
 

5 MOOCs Teachers Should Take As Students | Edudemic

MOOCs may or may not save higher education, and if they save it they may further widen the gap between elite and lesser-known schools. They may also reinforce existing achievement gaps for students. As massive open online courses continue to evolve, however, educators need to know what they are and ...Read Article >
 

We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We've already taken a look back - way back - at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960's and 70's), but it is also interesting to see just how much online education has evolved in ju...Read Article >
 

#ELTchat » What would you like to talk about on March 27th?

Voting Time The top choice in the poll will be discussed at 21.00 GMT and the 2nd choice at 12.00 GMT. Your browser doesn’t support iFrames Vote for this poll here. If you see your topic but would still like to discuss a different aspect or set of issues, do submit it and we will [...]Read Article >

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective | Edudemic

Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development. Here are a few handfuls that could help them out. The post 20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >
Establish the idea that there is no room for negativity at a staff meeting-too much is at stake for negativity to hijack the group. This sounds a bit like avoiding diversity of opinions, which seldom leads to innovative talk.
Devote a chunk of time in each meeting to best instructional practices... Here we go again...focusing on "best practices" instead of focusing on "best practitioners".  Big difference!

How Online Education Has Changed In 10 Years | Edudemic

We all know that education, specifically online education, has come a long way in the last few years. We've already taken a look back - way back - at online education as we rarely think of it (in the 1960's and 70's), but it is also interesting to see just how much online education has evolved in ju...Read Article >

How Teachers Are Using Blended Learning Right Now | Edudemic

A year-long report is out and it details how teachers and students are taking to blended learning - what's working and what's not. The post How Teachers Are Using Blended Learning Right Now appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >
79% of respondents reported than an ideal instruction delivery method would be blended learning – 50% face-to-face and 50% online. Interesting... half of instruction online or half of learning online?

Webinars - SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community

@ShellTerrellJoin us NOW! Free Webinar: Researching Effectively with Mobile Devices, Part 1 http://t.co/2oQEZeLm8N #sk12 #ipaded

 

 

 

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Rethinking Education: Why Our Education System Is Ripe For Disruption - Forbes

Our education system is not broken, it has just become obsolete When I think of all the tremendous, seemingly impossible feats made possible by entrepreneurs, I am amazed that more has not been done to reinvent our education system. I want all entrepreneurs to take notice that this is a multi-hundred [...]Read Article >
 

The 5 Google Reader Alternatives I'm Trying Out | Edudemic

There are dozens of Google Reader alternatives out there. Everyone is writing about them. So I set out to actually try out the top 5 and weigh in. The post The 5 Google Reader Alternatives I’m Trying Out appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >
 

Education Rethink: Should Schools Still Go with Google?

I liked Google Wave when it first came out. However, I should have known by the title (might as well call it Wave It Goodbye) that it wouldn't last. I used to keep track of my news, my reader and my e-mail through my iGoogle account. I was a fan of Picnik and kept waiting for it to become an integra...Read Article >

5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading | Edudemic

No matter the age, there's always some interesting reading to be done. Here are a few tips for parents and teachers on getting the reading ball rolling! The post 5 Tips For Getting Children Excited About Reading appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >
 

Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: A Journey of Inquiry

Have you ever wanted to see what really goes on in classrooms of the world's number one educational system? Well, here's your free virtual plane ticket to Helsinki, Finland.
 
 
 

 

 

 

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10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner | Edudemic

There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts. The post 10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner appeared first on Edudemic. Read Article >

The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have | Edudemic

If you're contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know about this checklist. The post The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have appeared first on Edudemic.Read Article >

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning ...

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education.  The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies thro...Read Article >

Free Technology for Teachers: One Week Until EdCamp Maine - And a Big List of Other EdCamps

Next Saturday I'll be attending EdCamp Maine for the second year in a row. It's a great day of informal presentations and conversations around all things education. Last year I gave a short talk about blogging and this year I may do the same or I might just sit back and enjoy what everyone else has ...Read Article >

Leadership Qualities Teachers Want in a Principal

Every year in the United States, an estimated 500,000 teachers leave their schools, with only 16% of the departures the result of retirement. The bulk of teachers leave for a variety of other reasons, including whether or not they perceive their school’s leadership to be effective.