professional development

A Great Way to Quickly Turn Notes and Webpages Into Review Activities – Education Article

Last summer I tried a new service called Knowt for making practice activities. At that time it would take your notes and turn them into multiple choice quizzes. Last week I revisited Knowt before recommending it to a student. It still turns notes into quizzes, but now it also accepts importing files including Google Docs and webpages. Knowt takes the notes that you write in an online notebook and turns them into practice quizzes for you. Your notes can be written directly…

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home – Education Article

Everything is so crazy right now, and we are all faced with a lot of uncertainty. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Life looks different. Teaching looks different. I have created hundreds of free resources, podcasts, videos, webinars, templates, and more during my 6+ years as a blogger. You may be stuck at home with time on your hands. Here are some professional growth…

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Leading Learning for ELL Students: Strategies for Success – Education Article

Leading Learning for ELL Students: Strategies for Success By Catherine Beck and Heidi Pace(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Jordan Walker-Reyes Leading Learning for ELL Students is for all educational leaders at the district and school levels looking to evaluate and strengthen their current services for English Learners. Though it is written with school and district administrators in mind, I would still highly recommend it for EL teachers as a guideline and vision for improving their ESOL programs.…

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6 Research-Backed Study Techniques | Emerging Education Technologies – Education Article

Study Wisely. Use Techniques that are Proven. Being in academia is no easy task. Whether you’re a student or an educator, managing your time to study or plan classes can be difficult. Developing time management skills is an essential part of being a student (or a teacher). Knowing how best to use your time can make all of the difference. Being aware of what works can position you to use your time more efficiently. That’s where these research based study…

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Technology Coaching Conference: Collaboration for Successful Technology Integration – Education Article

Do you have a vision for successful technology integration at your school? When we think about the learning experiences we want every student to have, one word often comes into the conversation — collaboration. Collaboration is an essential part of success for students, teachers, and school leaders, and an essential part of collaboration is the Technology Coach. There is a new technology coaching conference open to educators next month that I can’t wait to tell you about. It’s all about…

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How to Get Google Certified! – Education Article

In this webinar, I will give you an overview of each of the four options for Google Certification, Google Certified Educator Level 1, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator.   I will go deep into the everything you need to know to pass the Level 1 and Level 2 exams, as well as give you additional resources, links, and infographics to help you prepare.   I will also talk all about what it takes…

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5 Places to Listen to a Podcast – Easy EdTech Podcast 048 – Education Article

In this episode, you’ll learn about five places to listen to a podcast whether you’re at home or on the go. You’ll also hear about online and offline options for listening to podcasts from spots other than just your phone. Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite platform: Although I’ve listened to a podcast on a train, on a boat, on a plane, and plenty of other places, this podcast episode has a different angle. I want to share with…

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2020 Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp – Registration is Open! – Education Article

Every summer I host the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp in Maine. Last year I moved it to a new location within the state and it was the best location yet! That’s why I’m excited to announce that this year we’re going to be back at the Bethel Inn Resort for two days of hands-on learning on July 13th and 14th. New Topics and Events for 2020! This year some new things will be added to the agenda. This year…

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The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – Education Article

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED: In this FREE download, you will find tips, ideas, and resources to help you maximize your impact as a coach! CONTENTS   Secret #1: Relationships are EVERYTHING!   Secret #2: Listen More (Talk Less)   Secret #3: Plan & Organize Your Time   Secret #4: Manage Your To-Do List   Secret #5: Keep Meticulous Notes   Secret #6: Plan Meaningful Professional Development   Secret #7: Show Not Tell   Secret #8: Try Alternative PD   Secret #9:…

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#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 – Education Article

#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning Model What You Preach: Pedagogy at the Heart of Professional Learning When I began speaking ten years ago, almost all of my keynotes and presentations consisted of me just speaking at the audience. I was still a high school principal and not a trained speaker and presenter. Thus, I basically just shared what my teachers and students were doing at New Milford High School (NJ) and…

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Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference Schedule – Education Article

The Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference is next week. It is a free event that anyone can attend online. Register here or through the form below and you’ll be enrolled in all of these free webinar presentations. Here’s the line-up of presentations. Easy Ways to Make Your Own Apps December 10 at 3pm ET – Richard ByrneNot that long ago creating a mobile app required extensive coding skills and knowledge of programming. Today, there are many tools that make it…

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Google Certification FAQ – All Your Questions Answered! – Education Article

In an effort to help more educators reach their goal of becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 1, Level 2, or Google Certified Trainer, I have put together this Google Certification FAQ to answer your most frequently asked questions. I get so many questions about Google Certification that I decided to put together this dedicated Google Certification FAQ post that answers the most frequently asked questions. Some of the Google Certification FAQ questions below are also answered in a video…

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) – Education Article

How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach – Education Article

Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. Alison Jalufka is a Learning Coach at an elementary school in her Central Texas school district. She started her teaching career in elementary education as a first-grade teacher and now has the opportunity to make an impact as a tech coach.  Alison now supports technology AND learning on her campus, as well as coaching her teachers on best practices. She…

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