Last Chance for this College-credit Class – Education Article

MTI 558: Teach Writing With Tech Starts Monday, July 8, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Resources include videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share in a collaborative environment. Strategies introduced range…

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Teaching STEM This Fall? Try Some Things to Prep in Summer – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog School is out or soon will be for summer – a time when most teachers can kick back and take full advantage of a sun-and-fun break. No more thinking about students and school, right? Wrong! (You knew that. Teachers are always learning.) In my years teaching middle school science, summer was an ideal time to pause, take a deep breath or two, and let my mind wander over lessons and learning that took place during the previous…

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class (557) – Education Article

Starts Monday, June 3, 2019! Last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 557 and click for more information and to sign up. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens.  In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. Topics include: copyrights, fair use, public domain cyberbullying digital commerce digital……

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Why Choose Edublogs? Learn how teachers, students, and schools can publish online – Education Article

Home > Resources To Introduce Edublogs To Others We know many Edublogs users have introduced their colleagues to the platform in a staff meeting, team meeting, or professional development session. Some educators also like to give parents an overview of Edublogs during parent information evenings or school council meetings. To make it easier for teachers to share the power of Edublogs with others, we’ve put together some resources. Overview Presentation This overview of Edublogs can be viewed as a Google…

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What Teacher Choice in PD Should Look Like – Education Article

We all know how it feels to attend a half-hearted PD session we don’t think will be useful in our classrooms. Maybe it’s the content that feels irrelevant or the structure of the session. Whatever the cause, teachers are tired of attending PD that doesn’t fit our personal needs or the needs of our school community. So, what should be done about it? Betsy DeVos has recently stated she supports Trump’s proposed budget that includes cutting the $2.35 billion Title…

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Do Teachers Need Research to Be Good Teachers? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Seasoned teachers know a lot about how to do their jobs, and can generally execute the default instruction that we’re all familiar with pretty well. Practical knowledge of this kind is sometimes referred to as craft knowledge or wisdom of practice, and it forms the basis of some national teaching assessments (Leinhardt, 2007). While craft knowledge includes all of that hard-earned skill that teachers acquire through years of on-the-job experience and practice with students in seats, it also includes “fragmentary, superstitious, and…

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An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes – Education Article

Nearly three million students currently attend online programs and six million take at least one online class. This means learning online has become one of the most popular approaches to education. I am an adjunct profession who teaches solely online for a variety of big-name colleges and Universities. Each year, the classes grow in size. Whether you like it or not, this is the future of education, where people pursue learning without the need for a car, expensive gas, parking fees, campus-based…

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3 Big Ways Schools Can Enable A Culture of Creativity and Design Thinking – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Recently I had the opportunity to present at ETC 2019 in Bangkok with my colleague in MYP Design, Nik Madalinski. Our workshop, called Cre8 Design, was a weird one. We gave participants the chance to pick from 8 micro-presentations around current trends and topics in design technology over the course of 80 minutes (If time ran out, we stopped).  Influenced by the play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, we tried to make Cre8 Design as interactive and…

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EARCOS Teacher’s Conference is in Bangkok this year and I’m presenting! – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

Who among my #PLN is going to EARCOS 2019? Cause I’ll be there. I’m excited to announce that a new workshop that I have been cooking up with Nik Mad will make its debut at the EARCOS Teacher’s Conference 2019 in Bangkok! Here is the description of our workshop: STRAND: Design TechnologyTitle: Cre8 Design Cre8 Design is a workshop in which Nik Madalinski and Zach Groshell let the participants personalize the presentation. Influenced by the play Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,…

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Essential Tips For A Winning Teacher Resume – Education Article

A teacher resume, like any other resume, is the critical ingredient that may help you find your perfect job. A winning resume will move you along the process to an interview; a poorly written resume will do the opposite. The resume communicates to the potential employer if the person has the skills needed for the job. It is the first impression they receive from you. It’s your advertisement to tell them that you are the right person for the job…

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E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2018 – Education Article

Well 2018 is shaping up to be a strong year of professional development opportunities for e-learning professionals down under. A good spread of conferences is already scheduled along the Eastern Seaboard, while more will inevitably pop up (perhaps further west?) as the year progresses. The following list is organic, so keep an eye on it! International Conference on E-Learning and Distance LearningSydney, 29-30 January 2018 International Conference on Distance Education and Virtual LearningMelbourne, 1-2 February 2018 The Art of Knowledge…

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Last Chance for this College-credit Class – Education Article

All-online, college credit, MTI 558 starts Monday, January 21, 2019! This is the last chance to sign up. Click this link; scroll down to MTI 558 and click for more information and to sign up. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed,… This is only a…

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What Separates a Great Collaborative Meeting From A Waste Of Time? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

There is research that suggests quality teacher collaboration within a professional learning community can lead to increases in student achievement and professional satisfaction among teachers (Kinne, 2013; Olivares, 2014). The key word here is “quality”. While collaborative planning meetings have been commonplace in the three schools I have worked at, I have found an enormous amount of variance and inconsistency in the quality of these experiences; Some sessions are enriching, and others end up (too often) feeling pointless. From my conversations…

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Should You Raise Your Kids Abroad? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

If you’re a fan of our website, you know that it’s primarily a blog about teaching and learning overseas. Stephanie and I were both trained and certified as teachers in the United States, and soon after took our first international teaching jobs at an elementary school in Vietnam (Check out our video cruising around the traffic of Ho Chi Minh City). This blog’s not normally about parenting, and we’re not parents. Although, because we recognize the research that student factors…

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Should You Raise Your Kids Abroad? – Education Rickshaw – Education Article

If you’re a fan of our website, you know that it’s primarily a blog about teaching and learning overseas. Stephanie and I were both trained and certified as teachers in the United States, and soon after took our first international teaching jobs at an elementary school in Vietnam (Check out our video cruising around the traffic of Ho Chi Minh City). This blog’s not normally about parenting, and we’re not parents. Although, because we recognize the research that student factors…

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E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2019 – Education Article

Guess what… it’s less than a year to the iconic “2020”. I wonder what will emerge in the lead-up to this futuristic milestone for so many talkfests gone by. Now is the time for action and I sincerely hope our PD calendar is dominated by demonstrations and showcases. C’mon Aussies, let’s lead by example… International Conference on E-Learning and Distance LearningSydney, 30-31 January 2019 International Conference on Virtual and Augmented Reality SimulationsPerth, 23-25 February 2019 iDESIGNXBrisbane, 27 February 2019 Learning…

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