Giving teachers and administrators online resources in "quick bites" helps address professional learning needs without the tedium of the traditional "sit and get" training sessions. This blog post suggests online sources where districts can curate materials for educator development.
Technology can help students learn in small group settings, according to Tracey Dunn, a kindergarten teacher at Hopkins Elementary School in Mentor, Ohio. In this blog post, she describes how her students rotate among four stations. "The mix of teacher instruction and high quality digital content has brought together the best of both worlds," she writes.
There are five key elements to building connected classrooms, Robert Dillon, director of innovation for the Affton School District in St. Louis, Mo., writes in this blog post. Elements include giving students a voice, having partnerships in the community and beyond, and tackling real-world problems.
Flipped instruction can change teaching practices dramatically, educator Ed Bates writes. In this blog post, he reveals how he implements flipped instruction. "My role as teacher can now be more of a problem solver, rather than a lecturer," he writes.
Students may perform better in college if they have used learning management systems in high school, asserts Jenny Quarles of the Virginia Community College system. In this blog post, she calls for more sharing of LMS technology between high school and college.
Teachers can use technology to draw out introverted students, writes Kerry Gallagher, a technology integration specialist at St. Johns Preparatory School in Danvers, Mass. In this blog post, she suggests several strategies, games, formative tools and other platforms to engage all learners.
Five-year plans become outdated quickly -- particularly when considering technology and student changes, author and education thought leader Mark Barnes writes in this blog post. He suggests "five solve-today-implement-tomorrow strategies that are sure to improve teaching and learning at your school."
Telepractice has become an important part of a Washington state school district's speech-language therapy program, writes Peggy Jadack, director of pupil services for the district. In this blog post, she offers several tips for launching telepractice programs.
Digital journaling can generate more meaningful responses and personalized goals, asserts fifth-grade teacher Francesca Perrone-Britt. In this blog post, she shares the positive outcomes after her school's transition to the digital format.
The new school year brings fresh opportunities for students and teachers, and often, new classroom technology, asserts academic technology manager Kristen Paino. In this blog post, Paino and two other educators share their approaches to integrating new education technology.
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