Category: PD & Funding

This site needs a new owner

This site needs a new owner

| 16 April 2014 | Reply

After 4 years of curating on this blog I am giving my fingers a rest – permanently. I have decided to go on to something new. I don’t know what yet, but as a lifetime learner I’m sure there is lots of exciting stuff out there for me in my “retirement”. So if anyone would […]

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Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game

Anyone Can Learn to Make a Game

| 7 July 2013 | 1 Reply

Have you ever had an idea for a game or wanted to learn how to make games yourself? Richard Hart had a vision for the future of gaming, and in 2007 he started my first video game company. He believed that gaming was an incredibly powerful tool and that gaming could change the world. He wanted to make gaming […]

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Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

| 12 February 2013 | Reply

Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model of “sit and get,” where a one-size-fits-all approach is utilized, yields abhorrent results. Ask teachers from typical school districts in America their thoughts on traditional in-service time, and the feedback won’t be pretty. […]

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Training Was Key to Google Apps Implementation

Training Was Key to Google Apps Implementation

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

A growing number of school districts have embraced Google Apps for Education as their cloud-based e-mail and content-management platform. But how these districts approach the effort—and the challenges and problems they encounter—differ widely. Valuable lessons in how to implement Google Apps for Education (commonly know as Google Docs) can be learned from Crook County High […]

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In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students’ Videos

In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students’ Videos

| 29 November 2012 | Reply

New York technology teacher and trainer Rob Zdrojewski is flipping the flipped classroom–or, rather, his students are. Using a video technology known as screencasting, Zdrojewski, who will host two workshops at the upcoming FETC Conference in January, turns the popular phrase on its head by asking his students at Amherst Middle School to create instructional […]

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New model to teach teachers about technology

New model to teach teachers about technology

| 23 October 2012 | Reply

  The Boulder Valley School District has three people assigned to help teachers at 55 schools figure out how to integrate technology into their classrooms. Looking for a better way to use limited resources, a committee of teachers, principals and community members spent a year developing a vision and researching programs in school districts nationwide. […]

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School district sending entire staff to technology conference

School district sending entire staff to technology conference

| 18 October 2012 | Reply

More than 250 teachers from Bath area schools will attend a learning technology conference Friday in Augusta in an effort to make the best use of hundreds of computers deployed within the district. Dean Emmerson, Regional School Unit 1’s technology coordinator, said this is the first time in the history of the conference that a […]

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Your feedback wanted

Your feedback wanted

| 30 September 2012 | Reply

We’ve been running The eLearning Site for some time. So now is the time to reflect on what we are doing. Please head over to here and give use some feedback. A quick sentence is all it takes. So a BIG THANKS  in advance for your time. Go on, make us happy,  do it now

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Need some extra cash for your school?

Need some extra cash for your school?

| 27 September 2012 | Reply

Give DonorsChoose a try. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Here’s how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope […]

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Intel® Teach Elements—Online Professional Development Courses

Intel® Teach Elements—Online Professional Development Courses

| 25 September 2012 | Reply

Explore 21st century learning concepts Intel® Teach helps K–12 teachers of all subjects learn to engage students with digital learning, including digital content, Web 2.0, social networking, and online tools and resources. Intel Teach professional development empowers teachers to integrate technology effectively into their existing curriculum, focusing on their students’ problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration, […]

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YouTube Launches ‘American Idol’ Search For The Best Teachers

YouTube Launches ‘American Idol’ Search For The Best Teachers

| 17 September 2012 | Reply

YouTube is looking to give some much-needed celebrity status to the most engaging teachers in the world. They’re conducting an Internet-wide competition of the best video lessons, which will be judged by an all-star panel of online educators, such as Sal Khan of Khan Academy. “The rise of online educational videos is giving learners access […]

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Bus Turned Into Mobile Classroom

Bus Turned Into Mobile Classroom

| 29 July 2012 | Reply

ShoreTel announced earlier this week it partnered with Scottsdale (Ariz.) Unified School District to deploy the eCoach, a first-of-its-kind mobile learning and technology training bus that will be used to train teachers and enhance students’ learning. While numerous school districts across the nation have utilized ShoreTel’s communication solutions, Scottsdale Unified has taken this one step […]

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