New Sites Aim to Help Pick Best Ed-Tech Tools

If you are an educator of any stripe, you know that there is a multiplicity of online resources and technology tools available that, if utilized properly, could bring greater efficiency to the field of education and recognizable gains for students in classrooms. The potential of these ed-tech tools is not in question. Some educators are Read more about New Sites Aim to Help Pick Best Ed-Tech Tools[…]

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Twitter for Educators: 3 Essential Starter Tips

Have you ever wondered whether you, as an educator or someone in the field of education, should get on Twitter? And even if you did join Twitter, how would it be helpful to you and how does it work? These are all questions that blogger Evan L. R. Hays addresses in a post for the Read more about Twitter for Educators: 3 Essential Starter Tips[…]

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February Issue Brief: Digital Learning

Digital Learning Day was February 6th (see http://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/digital-learning-day-2013-is-february-6/ ), and educators throughout the nation joined together to imagine the possibilities for technology facilitated learning. In this month’s issue brief, we explore competency-based education and recommendations for virtual schooling and technology-facilitated learning. What elements of digital learning hold the most promise for PreK-12 students and the Read more about February Issue Brief: Digital Learning[…]

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Survey shows steep rise in educators’ use of social media sites

MMS Education, an organization that helps for-profit and not-for-profit organizations reach, engage, and measure impact in the PreK-20 education market, published a survey last month that detailed an expected general rise in educators’ use of social media, with an unexpected increase in use of social media sites designed specifically for educators.  As educators of all Read more about Survey shows steep rise in educators’ use of social media sites[…]

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Tweeting for Teachers: Professional Development via Social Media

A recent study released by the Pearson Centre for Policy and Learning examines how teachers are beginning to embrace new technologies, such as Twitter, to “take control of their own professional development, finding new ways to learn from each other; to reflect on their own practice, and to develop learning and support networks of like-minded Read more about Tweeting for Teachers: Professional Development via Social Media[…]

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Professional Learning Networks Take on a Grassroots Approach

In the new era where teachers have little time for face-to-face interaction with colleagues and district budget cuts limit professional development opportunities, educators are increasingly turning to online communities (or professional learning networks, PLNs) that allow them to share lesson plans, teaching strategies, and student work, as well as collaborate across grade levels and departments.  Read more about Professional Learning Networks Take on a Grassroots Approach[…]

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Teacher Wall Launches

Scholastic and the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation have launched Teacher Wall, a social network for teachers.  The site functions as a virtual town hall that gives teachers an opportunity to talk about the things that are most important to them-from challenges to “A-ha! moments,” from lessons learned to job satisfaction, from curriculum to parent Read more about Teacher Wall Launches[…]

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