Category: Professional Development

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School Administrator Twitter Superintendent

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Why School Administrators Should Take an Interest in Twitter

While 140 characters can seem limited, there’s quite a bit of value in a Tweet. The timeliness of a quick post to Twitter is a useful way for just-in-time learning while hashtags make information more digestible. Here are four reasons why every school administrator should take an interest in using Twitter.
01/13/2016
Books for Teachers to Read

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“Teacher Books” to Read in 2016 for Fresh Strategies and Resources

Sifting through the abundance of available books can be a huge task, so we've done some of that work for you. Check out our list of the books we think every teacher should read this year for a little strategy refresh.
01/04/2016

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5 Ways to Make Sure Teachers Don’t Think Your Professional Development Stinks

Professional development isn’t always the most exciting activity for teachers. When it comes to designing PD curriculum, it’s important to keep teachers' interests in mind to ensure they don’t just go through the motions. If the professional development content isn't of any value, teachers will walk away from the experience feeling like they’ve wasted their...
12/07/2015

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How to Use Technology in Your Faculty Meetings

Do you struggle with active participation in your staff meetings? Do some teachers seem to pay hardly any attention once they arrive? If so, it might be time to incorporate some technology to drive more interaction and interest. Engaging faculty using technology isn't as hard as you think. Here's how.
12/02/2015
adminstrator and principal blogs

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15 Must-Read Blogs for K12 Administrators

Staying current with the latest edtech is becoming increasingly more challenging. Everything seems to move at such a rapid pace that some products seem to be here today and gone tomorrow. As K-12 administrators, it’s important to remain in the know. To help, here are some of the top blogs to read and participate in...
11/24/2015
K-12 Safe Learning Management System

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A Principal’s Guide to Using an LMS

Without the right strategies in place, most edtech—whether free or paid—is underused in K12 schools. Implementing a learning management system (LMS) is no different. We’ve created a new ebook to help you increase user adoption of your LMS and to help ensure that your learning management system is safe for teachers and students to use.
10/28/2015

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4 Steps to Successful EdTech Training & Adoption

No matter how useful, innovative or exciting new technology is, training your entire faculty can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few tips to keep in mind in order to be successful when training on new technology for your school or district.
08/28/2015

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When Done Correctly, Annual Teacher Training Is Invaluable

Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article citing a study from nonprofit TNTP suggesting that billions of dollars in annual teacher training is largely a waste. However, there are a lot of school districts that get it right.
08/06/2015