Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology http://bit.ly/14pz7de 5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology
For some, the technology rich classroom is easy to justify. Once you have made the transition and seen the benefits, it is easy to weigh them against the potential risks and worries about the problems resulting from having a room full of devices.
There are reasons that veteran teachers SHOULD be questioning new initiatives and putting them to the “This Too Shall Pass” acid test, crunching the numbers on whether investing in technology will be time well spent. It is part of the reality of being a teacher. As a result, once training begins, there can be problems.
How Can I Coach a Resistant Teacher? (Part 1) http://bit.ly/104Q89s How Can I Coach a Resistant Teacher? (Part 1)
There's one request for advice that I receive more than any other from coaches: How can I coach a resistant teacher?
This week I'm going to post a series of responses. The first, below, is written by guest blogger Shane Safir, a colleague who works for the National Equity Project. Stay tuned this week for more on this challenge that many coaches encounter.
.. to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology http://www.techlearning.com/default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=5539 10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology
Here's a list of ten things a school leader does to kill any teacher’s enthusiasm for using technology in their classrooms. An alternative title for this list might be, “10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.”
How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology http://plpnetwork.com/2013/03/27/hesitant-teachers-technology/ How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology
In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. Here are some ways I have found to be successful in this endeavor.
Vital Portal : Primary ICT http://www.vital.ac.uk/portals Vital Portal : Primary ICT
Vital is delivered by The (UK) Open University and part-funded by the Department for Education.
It aims to support practitioners in sharing their expertise and thus enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration http://schoolnet.org.za/CoL/ACE/ COL Certificate for teachers’ ICT integration
Certificate program for teachers’ ICT integration (CCTI) is a free eLearning course which helps teachers to acquire skills and competencies on information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and management.
The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) developed CCTI in collaboration with SchoolNet SA.
There are four core modules (Learning, teaching and thinking with ICT, ICT in schools, ICT and the roles of the educator, Assessing ICT integration) and six elective module sets (Finding, evaluating and developing digital subject resources, Project approaches to learning with ICT, eLearning in the connected classroom, Managing learning and teaching with ICT, ICT leadership in schools, ICT planning for schools).
The eLearning course is available on CD-ROM or online UNESCO Review
Three cases of teacher education in Korea http://bit.ly/TMlT5D Enhancing teachers' ICT capacity for the 21st century learning environment: Three cases of teacher education in Korea
TechTutorials http://www.techtutorials.net TechTutorials offers a directory containing thousands of free tutorials for IT professionals, hobbyists, and home users. Our goal is to help you solve your computer problems and learn new technologies using the many existing free tutorials available on the internet. The site also contains discussion forums, a free job search, free tech magazine subscriptions, white papers, and other technical reference materials.
Register for a free account and you can create a collection of your favorite tutorials, rate tutorials, and access other special features.
Course for Primary ICT Subject Leaders http://www.naace.co.uk/events/PrimaryICTcourse Course for Primary ICT Subject Leaders
This is an extended course over two terms delivered through a blended learning approach including online meetings, moderated online discussions,email contact with the course tutor, online self-study, reading and completion of directed tasks.
ISTE White Paper on Teacher ICT CPD http://www.iste.org/learn/coaching-white-paper.aspx ISTE is proud to introduce the white paper, Technology, Coaching, and Community: Power Partners for Improved Professional Development in Primary and Secondary Education.
Introduction to three coaching models that provide highly effective professional development
10 tips for leveraging technology, coaching, and community
Time to Move to Competency-Based CPD http://bit.ly/nrNZrY Time to Move to Competency-Based Continuing Professional Development
Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) http://wiki.integrating-technology.org Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) is a non-profit educational organization led by a team of educators who volunteer their time (until IT4ALL gets funding) because they are passionate about instruction and learning.
IT4ALL offers free or low cost professional development workshops on how to integrate technology for active lifelong learners (IT4ALL) via blended (BL) and blended online learning (BOL) courses, workshops, communities of learning, international collaborative projects, online conferences and live online events.
What is TeachMeet? http://teachmeet.pbworks.com What is TeachMeet?
The main part of TeachMeet is hearing stories about learning, from teachers.
This is not an event to present about a product or theory - this is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other.
Real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues and a whole bucket load of networking to boot!
Seven minute micropresentations | Two minute nano presentations |
Tech Tutorial Videos for Parents and Teachers http://www.teachparentstech.org/ Tech Tutorial Videos for Parents and Teachers
Keep tech support a family business ... from the people at Google
A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers http://bit.ly/aGaKRV A Tick List of 21st Century Digital Skills for Teachers
Tech Savvy Teaching : Online Quiz for Teachers http://www.edutopia.org/quiz-tech-savvy-teaching Tech Savvy Teaching : Online Quiz for Teachers
Are tech tools improving your teaching or just a distraction? The quiz here will rank you on our technology integration scale and provide you with smart tips to extend your tech comfort zone.
The Free Technology Academy http://ftacademy.org/ The lack of high quality educational trajectories based on Free Software and Open Standards is often mentioned as one of the factors that slow down the adoption of these technologies.
The Free Technology Academy aims to bridge this gap by providing a comprehensive list of educational modules aimed to a broad audience. These modules range from an introduction to the main aspects of Free Software and Open Standards to more technical courses on software development or network technologies.
The courses provided by the FTA can be followed entirely online and with a flexible schedule, which makes them compatible with a full time job or other studies.
#Edchat: Join the Conversation http://edchat.pbworks.com/ #Edchat: Join the Conversation
The purpose of this site is to convert the inspiring and thought-provoking discussion from the weekly Twitter #edchat into real change.
Open, collaborative, focused discussion can open and expand minds. But let's not stop there- let's harness this wisdom of the many to crowdsource possible solutions to some of the major issues that are uncovered...
In practice what does all this mean ... it means that every Tuesday we host 2 Edchat conversations on Twitter at 12pm EST/ 5pm GMT and 7pm EST/ 12pm GMT.
To view the conversation use a Twitter search App and search for the hash tag #edchat
To take part just Tweet as normal and add the tag #edchat to your Tweet.
It's a bit like having an online conversation in the school lunch hall ... but there are alway great resources and links flying around.
More informaaton at teacherbootcamp
TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge http://tpack.org/ TPCK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to capture some of the essential qualities of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge.
At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). See Figure above. As must be clear, the TPACK framework builds on Shulman's idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Click here for the graphic only.
21 Things for the 21st Century Project http://www.21things4teachers.net/ The purpose of this resource is to provide ”Just in Time” training through an online interface for K-12 educators based on the (USA) National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T).
These standards are the basic technology skills every educator should possess.
Vital http://www.vital.ac.uk/ Vital, alongside other CPD providers, agencies and employers, works with specialist technology teachers (of IT, Computing and ICT), as well as all practitioners seeking to use ICT to enhance learning across the curriculum.
Vital is open to all staff in schools and sixth form colleges across England, and will support the development of a range of forms of ICT CPD.
These include courses, more informal CPD activities (which we call '15 minute CPD'), and peer-peer interaction.
e-learning CD on ICT in Education online (UNESCO) http://bit.ly/5UZFVo UNESCO e-learning CD on ICT in Education online
The e-learning is intended for all those who are interested to learn more about ICT in Education. Click to access the online CD
Free ICT CPD for Teachers (Naace UK) http://www.ictcpd4free.co.uk Free ICT CPD for Teachers, ICT Practitioners and anyone passionate about ICT In Education
Naace, the professional association for those interested in advancing education through ICT, provides delegates FREE on-line continuing professional development opportunities on this site. Courses presently available are shown below.
Open to both Naace members and the general public.
The training modules, written by experts in their field, cover topics that have been identified by teachers as areas where additional training opportunities would be beneficial, including the following:...
-Assessment of ICT in Primary Phase, Assessment of ICT in Secondary Phase,
-ICT knowledge within the QCA Primary Framework,
-Embedding e-safety in the Curriculum
-Exploring Digital media
-Introduction to finding Digital Resources
-Developing higher-order thinking skills utilising ICT mind mapping and concept mapping interfaces
-High Interaction, Reflection and Peer Assessment through Educational Online Forums.
Next Generation Learning ... Videos http://bit.ly/8V0x4U Next Generation Learning ... Videos
Excellent resource for Teacher Professional Development cpd sessions.
It is our ambition to utilise the benefits of technology to create a more exciting, rewarding and successful experience for learners of all ages and abilities, enabling them to achieve their potential.
Reports on Effective Teacher ICT CPD http://bit.ly/8iBwWz Reports on Effective Teacher ICT CPD .. published by BECTA UK
- Celebrating outstanding teachers
- ICT for teachers: A literature review
- Continuing Professional Development in ICT for teachers
- Harnessing Technology: Emerging technology trends (March 2009)
Teacher Training Videos http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/ Teacher Training Videos
These videos were created for teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their teaching. Just click and a video will open and take you through how to use that technology.
Free ICT CPD for Teachers http://www.ictcpd4free.co.uk/ Free ICT CPD for Teachers
Naace, the professional association for those interested in advancing education through ICT will soon be offering ICT teachers FREE on-line continuing professional development opportunities on this site.
Online courses are being developed over the period January to July 2009 with the complete set of fully evaluated CPD modules being available from September 2009.
Technology Degrees Online-IT Programs http://www.technology-colleges.info Colleges and universities offering degrees in technology in the U.S. can be browsed here by state, degree, or school name. Research careers in the various fields of technology and see what kind of salaries these IT professionals are making.
Understanding Computers and the Internet http://computerscience1.tv/2011/spring/ Harvard Extension School's Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet
Free Computer Science Course : in English, Chinese or Turkish
This course is all about understanding: understanding what's going on inside your computer when you flip on the switch, why tech support has you constantly rebooting your computer, how everything you do on the Internet can be watched by others, and how your computer can become infected with a worm just by turning it on.
In this course we demystify computers and the Internet, along with their jargon, so that students understand not only what they can do with each but also how it all works and why. Students leave this course armed with a new vocabulary and equipped for further exploration of computers and the Internet. Topics include hardware, software, the Internet, multimedia, security, website development, programming, and dotcoms.
This course is designed both for those with little, if any, computer experience and for those who use a computer every day.
The RM Education Lectures http://tinyurl.com/2mo62p The RM Education Lectures are presentations delivered by individuals who directly or indirectly, influence education or who challenge current thinking and methodologies. Ostensibly, the RM Education Lectures form part of a CPD programme for RM management but they have wider appeal than we can accommodate in the Conference Room at RM HQ.
For that reason, we'd like to extend the programme to anyone interested via a podcast. For each new lecture delivered, we will record and add to the RM Education Lecture podcast (where the speaker has granted us permission to do so).
Education Professionals' perspectives on ICT CPD http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/ftp/Perspectives_ICT_CPD.doc Education Professionals' perspectives on ICT CPD
Expert ICT advisers considering their own ICT CPD experiences
This report, called ‘Education Professionals' perspectives on ICT CPD’ investigates the experiential learning of advisers, teacher educators and senior managers in schools who are responsible for devising Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Technology Typology Test http://pewresearch.org/interactive/ Where Do You Fit houses features and tests that allow users to compare their own attitudes and opinions with those of larger national and international groups.
Technology Typology Test
Do you cringe when your cell phone rings? Do you suffer from withdrawal when you can't check your Blackberry? Do you rush to post your vacation video to your Web site? The Pew Internet & American Life Project has developed a typology based on people's relationship to information and communications technology. Are you a Connector? A Productivity Enhancer? Take the test to find out your tech type.
Certified Member of the Assoc. for Learning Technology http://www.alt.ac.uk/ Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology.
CMALT stands for Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, and the scheme involves providing a portfolio with evidence of experience and achievement in four 'core' areas of e-learning and learning technology and at least one specialist area (as well as a membership fee). These areas are listed in the background document referenced above.
Free ICT Courses from the Open University (UK) http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/category.php?id=7 Free ICT Courses from the Open University (UK)
T175_8 ICT's: information | T175_5 Working with ICTs: e-government | T175_4 Study skills for ICTs | T175_3 Introducing ICT Systems | T175_2 ICTs in everyday life | T175_1 ICTs: device to device communication | T171_1 Computers: bits & bytes | M885_1 Software development for enterprise systems | M882_1 Maintaining and Evolving Software | M150_1 Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds | T180_3 Living with the Internet: Online Shopping | T180_5 Information on the web | T180_8 Living with the internet: keeping it safe |
Living with the internet: keeping it safe http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=1664 Living with the internet: keeping it safe .... Free Online Open University Course
*By the end of the unit you should be able to:
- distinguish between different kinds of malicious software (viruses, worms and trojans) and protect yourself against them.
- describe a range of security problems (spam, hoaxes, spyware and adware, homepage hijackers, diallers) and how to deal with them.
- explain the key principles of safety online
- explain the key principles of keeping children safe online.
TEDTalks : Technology Entertainment Design http://www.ted.com/tedtalks/ TEDTalks : Technology Entertainment Design
Each year, TED hosts some of the world's most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience.
Each week, we'll release a new talk, in audio and video, to download or watch online. For best effect, plan to listen to at least three, start to finish. They have a cumulative effect...
Computer Schools http://www.computer-schools.us/ Find Computer Schools Online and in the USA
Picking a computer school can be difficult, but the trick is simply realizing what you want to do with your degree.
What kind of environment do you want to work in? Who do you want to work for? What kinds of technological skills are you particularly good at?
Even if you don’t know the answers to all of these questions, they might become more apparent the more you research your options