Wednesday, May 31, 2017

K-12 Edtech Conferences

Here is a list of Professional Development conferences offered in the US that is neatly organized by Seasons & conference, Themes/Focus.

Don't let the title "Edtech" convince you these conferences are only about iPads & Chromebooks. At most of these gatherings technology is considered one tool (of many!) to create and sustain authentic learning experiences for our students.

Click here to view and download the PDF PD calendar.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

8 Terrific Learning Podcasts for Students

From an awesome resource Common Sense Education (this post is like a 2 for 1!)

What is very cool here is that these podcasts are made with the Kindergartner through the Eighth grader in mind. This is high quality, free content that is suitable for every grade level and subject area.
Check them out here

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Science Literacy in the Misinformation Age

Came across this podcast featuring Neil DeGrasse Tyson and astronomer David Helfand whom make some thought provoking statements about Education:
  • The internet generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of information per day
  • a model of education as information transfer makes no sense
Interested? Curious? Here is the podcast:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2017

Lesson Planning app, team messaging, peer grading » here are some awesome apps to think about using in your classroom next year!