In case you didn’t know, your school needs to utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to truly be considered a 21st Century learning environment. edWeb community, TechTools for the Classroom, held it’s latest webinar on the benefits of these systems and how to choose the most appropriate one for your learning environment.
If you are an early childhood educator, you’ve probably been faced with challenging decisions about whether to include technology in your program. Your colleagues and parents may have preconceived ideas about technology in early learning settings. You may wonder how technology can fit in a child-centered approach. Come along with us to learn more about the top questions early educators have about technology, and pick apart the issues.
Creativity and innovation are now seen as high priorities in virtually every human endeavor, spanning academic, business, and artistic domains. Some say we have left behind the “information age” and entered the “era of creativity,” in which our role as educators is to define and teach students how best to maximize their uniquely human creative potential.
Pathways to Participation for Preservice Teachers, a report just released by edWeb.net, looks at how online networks can help preservice and new teachers connect with practicing educators who can provide them with the knowledge, resources, mentoring and general support they will need to be successful in the classroom.
College & Career Readiness is defined at a new level – student performance at a level of synthesis and extended thinking. Kevin Baird shared concrete examples of student work and grading rubrics to support educators in evaluating learning synthesis.
The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom.
Every student, and every teacher for that matter, is a unique individual with characteristics, beliefs, abilities, needs, and preferences. Variation, rather than standardization, is the reality in our classrooms, our lives, and for our students.