Saturday, February 15, 2014

Get Organized! Classroom and Professional Strategies to Manage Information Overload: A Hands-On Workshop

Our GREAT almost Spring Lesley New Teacher Community event!  

Get Organized! Classroom and Professional Strategies to Manage Information Overload: A Hands-On Workshop" 

Join us for a fun-filled, hands-on session of elegant technology strategies that can organize your digital curriculum resources for your students. Become acquainted with the online resources that can help keep you informed about best practices and emerging trends in your field. 

Given the explosion of digital resources that are now available to help enrich your curriculum and your professional practice, curation – or organization and management of digital content — is a challenge, but we have a few GREAT solutions for you!!  Tools like Symbaloo, FlipBoard, ShareShare TV, Diigo and Pinterest work on Mac and PC computers as well as mobile devices.

Bring your laptop or mobile device and join our team as we conquer information overload!  (We’ll have some available for you, too, to practice on!)

Who?  Lesley University New Teacher Community!

What?  Great facilitators who will be giving you lots of chances for hands on experiences

When? Saturday, March 1, 2014, 10:30AM-1:30PM

Where? University Hall, Porter Square Campus

Why?  Bring your questions!  Bring your challenges!

RSVP: to or to or call the School Partnerships Office at 617 349-8399. 

RSVP by February 25, 2014.

Any questions?  Please get in touch with Andi Edson, Director, NTC.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Andi Edson, Ed.D.

Lesley University New Teacher Community

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

In Honor of Digital Learning Day, 2/5/14: Resource Roundup

The Lesley NTC is getting ready for our March  NTC Technology Event at University Hall in Cambridge.  In preparation, feast your eyes on this set of wonderful resources!


Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

The third annual Digital Learning Day is on February 5, 2014. The wonderful educators and researchers at Edutopia have compiled some useful resources to support digital learners all year long. (Updated 1/2014)

Integrating Technology into Schools

Online Learning and Blended Classrooms

  • The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning “Upside Down”, by Beth Holland (2013)Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students. For more on the challenges and benefits of flipped classrooms, check out this video playlist from VideoAmy: "Five-Minute Film Festival: Flipped Classrooms."
  • Blended Learning Series, by Lisa Michelle Dabbs, Andrew Miller, and Heather Wolpert-Gawron (2012) This three-part blog series covers tips and strategies for incorporating blended learning -- a combination of both online and face-to-face education -- in the classroom.
  • Connecting Project-Based and Blended Learning, by Brian Greenberg (2011) PBL and blended learning prove to be two educational approaches worth combining.
  • Salman Khan on Liberating the Classroom for Creativity (2011) The founder of Khan Academy, a free educational video library that features over two thousand titles and an interactive dashboard for formative assessment, discusses how his videos can help create a "flipped classroom" that allows blended learning -- online lectures can happen at home and project-based learning can happen during school.

Teaching with New Media Tools

Digital Games in the Classroom

Working with Digital Learners

This article originally published on 1/23/2012