Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stop Letting Good Students Do Bad Presentations

The good news is that more and more often students are presenting at education conferences. The bad news is that they’re doing a poor job and it’s their teacher’s fault. 

Don’t be a teacher who let’s your students give a bad presentation. Before you have your students present make sure you’ve prepared them with these tips.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Considerations for #EdTech Purchases

Well into the 21st century, most schools acknowledge that for students to be prepared for college and career, they must have equity and access to technology. Providing technology resources is more than purchasing equipment and delivering it to a school. As we've learned from numerous other districts who've gotten this wrong (east coast and west), district-wide technology purchases can be a godsend or a disaster.  


Here are some recommendations for schools or districts that are allocating dollars toward technology.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.  If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

Entry
Pageviews
Oct 29, 2014, 
3998
Oct 12, 2014, 
2915
Oct 15, 2014, 
2614
Nov 2, 2014, 
2320
Oct 26, 2014, 
2213
Jun 22, 2014, 
1049

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Conversation topics for educators in the age of social media

Social NetworkUsed effectively, social media can provide one of the most meaningful and powerful learning platforms available. Yet, in many cases, we don't have conversations about recommended practices and practices that teachers may want to reconsider. These conversations are important if we want to support others in dipping their toes (or diving) into these waters.   Below are some conversation starters about social media use. These may be helpful for educators to discuss and consider how teachers are engaging where you work. As you review this list, know that this is not the same old do's and don'ts list. Times are changing. Out with "don't talk to strangers" and in with "considering ways to help students in engage responsibly with strangers online to build their learning network." Take a look at the advice below. Do you agree? Disagree? Why? What's missing?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Google #AllBrandNew Redesigned Ed Website Live!

Google has just launched their brand new redesigned education website.  You can check it out at http://www.google.com/edu

Here's an overview of what you'll find.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The hottest posts everybody's reading

Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there's something that looks of interest to you.  If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

Entry
Pageviews
Oct 12, 2014, 
2943
Oct 29, 2014, 
2722
Oct 15, 2014, 
2460
Oct 26, 2014, 
2098
May 6, 2012, 
1855
Jun 22, 2014, 
882
Oct 1, 2014, 
863
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