"'Leveling Up' Technology for Teaching” — THE Journal
Looking to level up PD for your teachers? Read this interview with a teacher-turned-technology and learning coach. Tired of the same old PD that teachers didn’t seem particularly inspired by, she spearheaded a variety of unique ways to approach PD from a “speed-dating” type of method to a Shark Tank-type Innovation Incubator to integrating digital badging for teachers. Haiku Learning is oftentimes used for teacher PD by our customers. Check out this post on teacher-created PD as well as this post on our digital badges!
"How to Make the Most of your LMS, Part 1: Wayfinding” — Haiku Learning
A great guest-blog, part of a new series, from one of our customers who has all kinds of ideas for teachers creating blended or online classes with LMSs. Up first is her focus on integrating ‘wayfinding’ techniques into the design of your online class. If you're not sure what that means, check out her airport analogy!
Any plans for Digital Learning Day next week? This article has tons of resources like video galleries, social media guides, and other 'tool chests'! Plus, there are links for learning how to participate. And, there are eight "Technology-Integration Strategies, Tools, and Tips" that cover topics from digital citizenship to teaching with QR codes and Minecraft.
"10 Digital Learning Models in Clark County Schools” — GettingSmart
There are a lot of interesting models here to learn from, including a Flex Academy, a virtual lab, and a Freshman Academy.
Learn how robots can help students (and teachers) who are out sick, what kinds of technologies you could be using today (like robot kits), and how robots will be shaping tomorrow.
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