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Are Ebook Readers Ready for Primetime?

Started Feb 1, 2010 0 Replies

The technology for ebook readers has steadily improved over the last decade. Amazon's Kindle II has been my favorite since I started using it but Apple's Ipad looks like it could be an interesting…Continue

Tags: Kindle, textbooks, reading, technology, ebook

Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom

Started Jan 15, 2010 0 Replies

Have you read Assess For Success by Deb Wahlstrom? Our Department of Instruction is doing a presentation for the Administrative Advisory Council and I'd like to help demonstrate the power of having a…Continue

Tags: Educator's, PLN, PLN, books, assessment

Is it Time to Allow Mobile Phone Use for Educational Purposes?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Bethel Jun 16, 2010. 12 Replies

Steve Dembo reports in a recent blog post, Mobiles to Help Learning? High School in UK says OK, that a high school has taken the initiative to allow…Continue

Tags: of, student, educational, phones, phone

Administrators Front & Center!

Started Oct 19, 2009 0 Replies

Over qualified, over worked, over weight?!@#, over hours, over educated, over others & over whelmed! The life of an administrator is not always easy but it has lots of rewards. I've not found…Continue

Tags: leadership, administrator, groups, PLN, administration

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"Great group! Looking forward to your seasoned advice!"
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"  Hello! I am a doctoral candidate with Northcentral University working on my dissertation research project. My study is designed to explore teachers and principals’ beliefs about their ability to positively affect student learning while…"
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"Really struggling with student growth models as they relate to teacher evaluation. The state of Illinois will be implementing this bin the next few years. So far there is very little guidance or models. Any help would be greatly appreciated"
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Technology runs almost every area of our lives in various forms. We embrace technology not only at home, at work but even in schools. Incorporating new technologies into the classroom is the latest trend in this digital age. Thus, many educators have evolved their practice and now using new teaching style to promote good…See More
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The AEE Circle (Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle) is a professional learning community (PLC) and sharing network of 340 educators, teachers, supporters and Aboriginal elders and leaders who gather to share resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our First Nations, Inuit and Métis Canadians into school curriculum. This Educator's PLN group is for educators and support…See More
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Leading change to help school practitioners embrace not only technology in teaching but in assessment, grading, and outcomes can be a challenge. Systemic, meaningful change from an environment of rote learning to the collaborative nature in a 1:1 environment can be met with resistance. With his experience as an implementation change agent, Dr. Dillon served as coach, mentor and guide for school leaders and School Improvement Teams embarking on this change.As the picture of how to best support…See More
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I thought I'd eventually be out of a job.

I ask a student to attach a file to an email and I get a blank stare.I tell the class to open a new tab so they have two websites open at the same time and I have to show them how to do that a few times.I assume that since they are growing up with technology they naturally know how to use it, but I am shown on a daily basis that this is not the case. They know how to get to their game website and play till their eyeballs fall out, but when I ask them to find a file they created yesterday, they…See More
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