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Professional Development for All

All of the ideas and all of the educational technology in the world will be useless unless teachers know how to use it with their students in meaningful 21st Century ways. What can we do to make sure that ALL teachers not only have access to, but actually take and use the proper professional development to implement education technology tools and 21st Century learning skills in the millions of classrooms across the country? ...more »

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Leveraging Virtual Professional Development

How can we expand opportunities and awareness of virtual professional development to all educators? How do we develop empowered and "highly connected teachers", a concept often referred to by the DoE's Karen Cator? Tech savvy educators are leveraging Web 2.0 tools to build personal learning networks which support their interests and professional development needs (see Steve Hargadon's Classroom 2.0 site for example: ...more »

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Connect Classrooms Globally

Technology now gives our educators and students the opportunity to learn with the world, not just about it. The challenge: how do we help empower a new generation of young citizens who are aware of and comfortable with interaction with peers worldwide when most schools do not have the flexibility to pursue such connections? The education community and private sector companies have identified global awareness, ability ...more »

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Time for professional development

Teachers rarely have time for continuing professional development during the routine school workday/week. Some schools have made efforts to build that time into the school schedule in order to provide teachers more time to learn and collaborate. But this requires creativity on the part of administrators, understanding on the part of the parents and community, and sometimes, $$. How can we carve out more time for professional ...more »

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With-Anyone Learning

New mobile technologies and social media not only offer educators and students “anytime, anywhere” learning, but also “with anyone” learning. Research has demonstrated the powerful role that both mentors and peers can play in a student’s education. Now, for the first time in history, students worldwide have the potential to find mentors and peers from anywhere and at anytime. The challenge: how we help create the environment ...more »

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One Common Place for Everything Educational Technology

My idea is to create a site that does away with the hours of searching the net for the right instructional technology resources for you. The site would be the one stop location for everything related to educational technology. It would be a site to go to network with educators and professionals around the world in order to share best practices when it comes to teaching with technology. One could also go there to gain ...more »

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