Video coaching expands reach of PD program | What are the keys to a successful tech rollout? | Mass., UK students partner to study water
May 23, 2017
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Librarian, teacher create online class for book chats
Librarian Linda Martin in this blog post describes how she and a colleague developed an online class, where students could practice digital literacy skills through book discussions. Martin highlights the process and technology tools used to support the project.
School Library Journal (5/22) 
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Future Ready Leaders
Video coaching expands reach of PD program
More than 200 teachers in 25 school districts in Colorado are receiving professional development and support through a video coaching program. The University of Colorado Denver's ASPIRE to Teach program used to travel to districts to help support teachers before the program grew too large.
T.H.E. Journal (5/16) 
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What are the keys to a successful tech rollout?
What are the keys to a successful tech rollout?
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Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.
District Administration magazine online (5/23) 
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Connecting Classrooms
Mass., UK students partner to study water
Mass., UK students partner to study water
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Technology is helping seventh-grade students from a Massachusetts school collaborate with peers in Coventry, England, to study water quality. Students have been exploring topics including public water supplies and water production on the International Space Station since the Global STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program launched in September.
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.) (free registration) (5/16) 
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Tech Tools & Trends
How to use cellphones as learning tools
5 ideas to use cellphones as learning tools
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Teachers should not be afraid to use cellphones in the classroom, asserts teacher Curtis White. In this blog post, he shares several tips, such as setting ground rules and expectations for students, that can help shift a cellphone from being a nuisance to a learning tool.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (5/17) 
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4 mobile apps to help keep teens safe
Schools nationwide are looking at using mobile apps to help fight sexual assaults against teens. This article highlights four such apps, including Anonymous Alerts, which lets users send information anonymously about incidences to school administrators.
KOB-TV (Albuquerque, N.M.) (5/22) 
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