Professional Learning Network

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 Date: 4/25/2017
From: @HRSB_Official
Canada Learns Code is an organization that provides support/lessons for teachers on coding. Check it out: #CLC150
 Date: 4/25/2017
From: @growingupglobal
#global17 is trending - as it should! What does global education mean to you?
 Date: 4/23/2017
From: @LollyDaskal
The Best Leaders Are Great Coaches @LollyDaskal #Leadership #LeadFromWithin
 Date: 4/23/2017
From: @OfficeofEdTech
Have you seen our blog series on personalized learning?  #Edtech #Edtechchat
 Date: 4/17/2017
From: @edutopia
MT @NewsHour: Inspiring interview with @BillNye on how science teachers can inspire their students: #stem 
 Date: 4/17/2017
From: @TeachForAmerica
Do you know students who need a playground? Tell @LetsPlay and @kaboom to win a $20,000 grant! #LetsPlayVideoContest 
 Date: 4/17/2017
From: @DavidGeurin
Developing Self-Directed Learners: Teaching Students to Set Their Course via @Getting_Smart
 Date: 4/17/2017
From: @chatzopoulosn
Check out this list of 25 prominent #edtech leaders everyone can learn from #edchat #ipaded #FETC 
 Date: 4/12/2017
From: @EducationMN
Get students reading: 10 tips for School Library Month #SchoolLibraryMonth 
 Date: 4/12/2017
From: @edutopia
Teach students this simple way to steer their brain toward positive learning outcomes.
 Date: 4/12/2017
From: @paigejohnsonk12
The future of technology is amazing! 8 Technologies that will shape future classrooms! #AR #VR #3d #STEM #k12 
 Date: 4/03/2017
From: @TheresaShafer
How to do Innovative Project in the Midst of Standards and Curriculum via @aiiuliani #PBLChat 
 Date: 3/20/2017
From: @DigitialPromise
7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology. the latest Newell-Fonda Daily Tweet. #edtech #edchat
 Date: 3/20/2017
From: @DigitalPromise
How can educators motivate students? Learn three strategies based on #research: 
 Date: 3/20/2017
From: @EdTechNerd
5 Ways to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM #edtech #edchat
 Date: 3/20/2017
From: @MrSchoenbart
Look for edu-events to fit your needs? Find it on #TheEduCal at #edtechchat 
 Date: 3/19/2017
From: @edutopia
Educate yourself on the myths surrounding #dyslexia:
 Date: 3/09/2017
From: @alicekeeler
Problem with writing comments on a kids paper... Where and when is the learning conversation going to happen?? @googledocs kids can REPLY 
 Date: 2/27/2017
From: @edutopia
Hot to choose diverse & inclusive resources (& why it's important to do so) 
 Date: 2/27/2017
From: @Lynch39083
The Edvocate's List of 20 Must-Follow K-12 #Teacher Twitter Feeds
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Nicole Naditz - February 2017 Interview

Nicole Naditz is a National Board Certified Teacher of French Language and Culture at Bella Vista High School near Sacramento, California. She is the 2012 Sacramento County Teacher of the Year, finalist for 2012 California state teacher of the year, and the 2015 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Teacher of the Year. She has also been honored by several organizations, including the GRAMMY Museum, National Geographic, and most recently, PBS, which in 2016–2017 n...
Posted: 3/1/2017 3:31:44 PM by Peter Paccone

Media & the Effects on Children

As clinicians, we are asked these questions all the time.  Parents and schools can do so much to help. Here’s a small list.   Turn down the news.  Adults often watch and listen continually to the latest updates concerning terrorist events.  Children, however, may be exposed to more than they can absorb.  Limiting this exposure can go a long way to alleviating their anxiety and allow them to grasp the safety and solace that exists in their world. Make room...
Posted: 1/11/2017 10:47:00 AM by James Levine

The Life of an Online Teacher

Well…. Almost every teacher. While traditional teachers may bring work home with them, for many online teachers, the work day may not actually start until very late in the evening. In today’s global educational marketplace, many companies are offering online classes, tutoring programs, and other educational resources to students all over the world. Many of the teachers involved with these projects however, do not actually live in the same country as their students. This is due ...
Posted: 9/13/2016 1:05:51 PM by Aryeh Eisenberg

Breaking Down the Walls by Sean Forde

Eight years in education seems short to most, however in my eight years in elementary education, these thirty-one year old eyes have seen a lot! I have had the amazing opportunity to experience three completely different styles of education over this time. My first three years were spent in a public school just south of Phoenix, Arizona in a town called Casa Grande. Being fresh out of college, I was eager to jump in and make learning fun and integrate technology, however and whenever I could....
Posted: 8/23/2016 10:53:41 AM by Sean Forde

First Day of School Activity That Says WOW! by Rhett Oldham

I love Google Classroom!   That is certainly not an original statement but an apt one for returning teachers.  I have just prepped my first three weeks of school by hitting the "reuse post" option, examining my old lessons, adding and subtracting from them to make them better, and copying them to my other classes.  What a cool feature...but I digress.  This post is about setting your room culture on day one. I do not use paper in my classroom.  All o...
Posted: 8/11/2016 10:41:10 AM by Rhett Oldham


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