The CATCHsystem, developed by NC State PhD student T.J. Wolfe, groups technology and Web 2.0 tools into five distinct categories so as to seem less intimidating to technology newbies. The site includes video tutorials and a free ebook.
Tag: professional development
With the budget issues that have plagued schools over the past two years, educators have found themselves without opportunities to attend education conferences. Thankfully, a group of dedicated individuals decided to create the K-12 Online Conference.
The Schoolwide Network offers helpful video tutorials created by teachers around professional development.
BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER When it comes to professional development for colleagues, it can often be challenging to explain to others a service that seems simple to a techie. As part of its Learning Initiative, Educause (an organization devoted to advancing … Continued
BY BILL FERRIS For many teachers, summer vacation is the Super Bowl of job perks. You’ve worked hard at a demanding job, and now get some well-earned time to relax. This year, though, the economy has become the fingernail in … Continued
BY BILL FERRIS Students have gotten used to doing things electronically. Your classroom doesn’t have to be an exception thanks to LectureTools, a learning management thingy from the University of Michigan. Developers designed LectureTools with huge, impersonal college lecture courses … Continued
With May comes commencement, and with commencement comes new teachers. Armed with crisp diplomas, a government-issued teaching certificate, and big plans for September, it’s always good to have some resources for that first job. Scholastic’s New Teacher Zone should be … Continued
In these very difficult economic times, education is feeling the pinch. In my district alone, we’ve had to trim nearly $15 million from the budget over the past two years. The unfortunate thing is when funds get tight, opportunities for … Continued
Everyone would agree that learning is important. If we didn’t, none of us would be doing what we do. But are we practicing what we preach to our students? Are we, as educators, continuing our education in the same way … Continued
As a teacher, you have a wonderful, and enviable, situation over the summer — so much time! One way to fill some of your time is to attend the Sustainable Forestry Teachers’ Academy. This is a free, week-long session of … Continued