edWeb.net and Common Sense Education launch Digital Classroom
edWeb.net and Common Sense Education launch Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech
A new professional learning community for educators to learn and share best practices for teaching with technology
Common Sense Education, the education arm of Common Sense, the national nonprofit helping parents, teachers, and students thrive with technology, is partnering with edWeb.net to present Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech, a free professional learning community for educators to share ideas and best practices around the meaningful integration of technology and teaching.
The Digital Classroom community will feature free webinars hosted by Common Sense Education that explore: topics around finding and using the best apps, websites, and games for learning, featuring examples of how tech-savvy people are using them; innovations in teaching with tech, such as app smashing, social media, and App Flows; and innovative learning frameworks and models such as SAMR, TPACK, and flipped and game-based learning. Participants will receive a CE Certificate for attending a live presentation or viewing a recorded webinar.
The Digital Classroom community also will offer educators a place to post questions, start discussions, share practical tips, and seek feedback from experts and peers on successfully using technology to advance students’ learning. The growing professional development hub will allow teachers to access webinar archives and support materials anytime, anywhere.
“Common Sense Education has a vibrant Digital Citizenship community on edWeb.net, where they provide educators with important information on navigating the digital world for themselves and their students,” said Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net. “Since launching last year, their free webinars, hosted by edWeb.net, have been viewed by more than 6,500 educators. We are so glad that we can help them build another community to expand their reach and support.”
“Common Sense Education is privileged to collaborate with teachers across this country who are successfully finding and using quality educational technologies in their K-12 classrooms,” said Kelly Mendoza, senior manager of professional development for Common Sense Education. “We’re excited to share what we’ve learned from these tech-savvy educators, and, through edWeb.net, connect with others who are eager to get started with technology to advance learning for their students.”