Being an educator means you probably have very little time to read the news during the week. Here are some interesting edtech articles from this past week that you might find useful.
To really prepare and transform your school for 21st century learning, this article suggests you start with teachers and first identify the type of teacher they are: teacher-researchers, design-thinkers, teacher changemakers, or teacherpreneurs. Once you identify that, you can help encourage the growth they need to reimagine learning.
"Innovation Leadership in Schools" – Getting Smart
If you could describe an ideal innovative school leader, what would that description look like? Lindsey Own, a science teacher in Washington, culled, reviewed, and analyzed all of the ideas from conversations and presentations she'd been a part of, and came up with a description for an "Innovation Learning Strategist". Lots of thought and research went into this one – check it out and see what you think.
"8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD" – Edutopia
Here are eight practical tips from a very trusted source, Vicki "Cool Cat Teacher” Davis, educator and blogger. She starts off by noting how important it is to model what you’re teaching...like don’t teach collaborative learning by giving a lecture about it!
Many schools are thinking about going blended, but when is it the right time? This handy checklist can be a great way to make sure you’re covering all the bases, and some of the questions can be used as great conversation starters with your colleagues. It was put together by Mary Jo Madda from edSurge and some current and former educators.
Most schools that invest in devices for early elementary students tend to purchase tablets. However, a recent study says maybe you shouldn’t go 1:1 with tablets, but rather have students ”share them” and you may see better results.
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