In this edWeb webinar hosted by the Digital Learning community, Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, leaders of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program, explored the increasingly diverse technology landscape to help educators make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Attendees learned how Graphite.org can help them find the next great learning app.
As schools receive the results on their new assessments, new and surprising gaps are emerging. Kevin Baird, Chairman at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness, revealed the latest assessment data, uncovering the new priority skill gaps grade by grade, in ELA and Mathematics.
The Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) has been developing K-12 Open Educational Resources (OER) courses for the past three years. In this edWeb webinar from the OER in the K-12 Classroom community, GAVS Supervisor of Instructional Development Tami Echard shared four steps for OER course construction. Attendees discovered how to locate OER material for use in their own classrooms, learned the basics of Creative Commons licensing, and more.
Teachers wanting to “flip” their classrooms are faced with a dilemma: how can they make students accountable for what they are learning? In this edWeb webinar from the Tech Tools for the Classroom community, middle school assistant principal Shannon Holden showed educators how to use blubbr.tv to make class materials interactive for their students.
We can embrace change and harness its power, or resist it and be pushed to the margins. Using the backdrop of great new maker tools, PhD physicist Steve Kurti explored the need for leveraging the great features of new technology to find a timeless treasure: independent learning. Steve also investigated how maker education and makerspaces can supercharge run-of-the-mill projects by considering that any good teacher can create an environment for exploration.
Research shows that when parents have access to their children’s data from school, the children do better and go farther. Susan Testaguzza helped attendees explore how online portfolios assist children in early childhood with problems in various areas.
In this edWeb webinar presented by the SLC @ the Forefront community, Leslie K. Maniotes, NBCT, M.Ed.,Ph.D., and Senior Consultant at BLV Consulting, shared concrete strategies with attendees to help get them started using Guided Inquiry Design. Leslie discussed programmatic systems, long and short-term planning, and connections and tweaks that educators can make to their current instructional practice.
In this interactive edWeb webinar, Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran, Associate Professor at the University of Saint Joseph, provided examples of how to get more student voice involved in digital citizenship project-based learning (PBL) throughout the school year.
In this edWeb webinar, the first of a four-part series, Dr. Sara Delano Moore, Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind, shared a developmental progression for geometric reasoning as well as strategies for laying a strong foundation. Sara also explored ways to develop student understanding of shapes and attributes.
Whether the disaster is the result of an act of nature or man-made, the importance of planning for the unthinkable cannot be overstated. In this webinar, Dr. Cathy Grace led a discussion on how to prepare for potential disasters so that financial stability, replacement of educational materials, mental health issues of staff, parents, and children, and program quality are not compromised should an unexpected event occur.