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Connected Educators - We Need Your Help!

Started Oct 12, 2014 0 Replies

Do you have a professional/personal learning network (PLN)?If so, please take a few moments to share what you have learned from your PLN: …Continue

Connected Educator Map

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neene Shields Aug 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Help me create a visual database of connected educators around the world by adding yourself to the map: …Continue

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GeoShare Wiki for Integrating Geography Resources into K-12 Lesson Plans

Started May 30, 2012 0 Replies

Hello,I wanted to share a request and a great site from a classmate of mine:>>I'm creating a geography education wiki called GeoShare (…Continue

K-12 Tech Tools

Started this discussion. Last reply by shirley soo Nov 24, 2011. 5 Replies

Hey Amazing Educators!I put together a free database of over 2,000 kid-friendly, safe online resources categorized by grade level, subject, and standard: …Continue

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Connected Educators - We Need Your Help!

Do you have a professional/personal learning network (PLN)?If so, please take a few moments to share what you have learned from your PLN: http://goo.gl/VQSPl6We will be using the results from this survey to help educators and policymakers design more effective PD for teachers. We look forward to learning from you!Torrey TrustAssistant Professor of Learning TechnologiesUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstSee More
Oct 12, 2014
Andrew Johnson liked Torrey Trust's discussion K-12 Tech Tools
Apr 22, 2014
Neene Shields replied to Torrey Trust's discussion Connected Educator Map
"Great idea"
Aug 3, 2012
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Connected Educator Map

Help me create a visual database of connected educators around the world by adding yourself to the map: http://goo.gl/maps/5muJSee More
Jul 20, 2012
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GeoShare Wiki for Integrating Geography Resources into K-12 Lesson Plans

Hello,I wanted to share a request and a great site from a classmate of mine:>>I'm creating a geography education wiki called GeoShare (geoshare.wikispaces.com), that intends to collect resources for teaching geography, GIS, and spatial analysis ideas to K-12 students, particularly lesson material that can be taught in non-geography classes. I've created a few wiki pages to start things off, but if you have some time to…See More
May 30, 2012
Katie Eileen replied to Torrey Trust's discussion K-12 Tech Tools in the group Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology
"I also use this site a lot and think it is very useful :  http://www.freetech4teachers.com/"
May 26, 2012
Katie Eileen replied to Torrey Trust's discussion K-12 Tech Tools in the group Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology
"Thank you so much for this resource! "
May 26, 2012
Cara Barnes liked Torrey Trust's discussion K-12 Tech Tools
Jan 29, 2012
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Featured Tool: Quietube

Use quietube.com to get rid of the clutter & ads on YouTube. http://edutechdatabase.wikispaces.com
Dec 22, 2011
Richard Wood replied to Torrey Trust's discussion K-12 Tech Tools in the group Edtech
"Hello Torrey. You may also like to consider http://www.spellathon.net Kids from over 90 countries are playing and practicing English / Amercian spelling through this free resource.  "
Dec 21, 2011
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"Building a Professional Learning Network (PLN) powerpoint: http://ning.it/uDC0Ai"
Dec 15, 2011
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Creating a PLN: Part I (Edmodo)

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Dec 4, 2011
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Featured Tools: Collaboration

Collaborative group tools on K-12 Tech Tools wiki (http://edutechdatabase.wikispaces.com)
Dec 3, 2011
Torrey Trust replied to Thomas Whitby's discussion Educational IPad Apps
Nov 29, 2011
Torrey Trust and Dan Gillmor are now friends
Nov 26, 2011

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As a society, we place a premium on innovators and entrepreneurs. They are admired, or for some revered in Business, Politics, and even Education. The reason for that bias is that innovators and entrepreneurs are scarce commodities. Most people are employees and not entrepreneurs. There is nothing wrong with that. Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. There is nothing wrong with that. Few people lead while most people follow. Again, there is nothing wrong with that. On the surface…See More
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