Tag Archives: Connected Educator Month

The Challenge of Technology

David Thornburg is an award-winning futurist, author and consultant whose clients range across the public and private sector. In addition to his work with technology, David also consults on the relationship between classroom design and learning. He is the head … Read more.

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Connected Educators Need Connected Parents

Kristin Kipp, a classroom teacher and instructional coach, was the Colorado Online Teacher of the Year for 2010 and the National Online Teacher of the Year for 2011. She has been teaching online and blended courses since 2007 and she … Read more.

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The Best and Worst Decisions Teachers Make with Technology

Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. He is the author of nine books on educational technology. In this excerpt from his recent book, The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide, Doug reveals the seven best and … Read more.

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10 Norms for a 21st Century Tech Department

Doug Johnson is the Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools. He is the author of nine books on educational technology, including The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide. In this guest post, Doug provides ten strategies for getting … Read more.

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Recruiting, Screening, and Hiring Teachers with Social Media

Brian J. Dixon is an expert on educational technology, and the author of Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools. In this excerpt from Chapter 16, … Read more.

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Resources for Connected Educators

Two years ago, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Connected Educator Month, a celebration of technology and social media in education. According to Connectededucators.org, the goals of CEM include: Getting more educators proficient with social media to improve their practice  … Read more.

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October is for Connected Educators

From the United States Department of Education: The Connected Educators project is designed to help educators leverage online communities of practice to connect around improving teacher and leader effectiveness and enhancing student learning. October 2013 is Connected Educators Month, a … Read more.

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Integration – Putting It All Together Makes Students Smarter: An excerpt from Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United … Read more.

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The Connected Educator Is the Efficient Educator

The following is a guest post by Kristin Kipp, author of the forthcoming book, Teaching on the Education Frontier: Instructional Strategies for the Online and Hybrid Secondary Classroom. It’s no secret that the demands placed on educators on a daily … Read more.

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Connect to Get REAL: Relevant, Engaging, Applied Learning

The following is a guest post by Ferdi Serim, author of Digital Learning: Strengthening and Assessing 21st Century Skills, Grades 5-8 and several other books on educational technology. The August 2012 launch of Connected Educator Month by the US Department … Read more.

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