This blog offers information, and connections to nurture recent graduates. We welcome your participation on this and on our Facebook Page. The NTC continues to be deeply grateful to MEDITECH for its long history of support for this program. Over the years, MEDITECH has made it possible for the New Teacher Community to serve a vital role in helping our graduates to persist in a challenging, yet deeply rewarding profession.
Our GREAT almost Spring Lesley New Teacher Community event!
Get Organized! Classroom and Professional Strategies to Manage Information Overload: A Hands-On Workshop"
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
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
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)
Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup (2013)Edutopia’s
resource roundup includes links to blogs, articles and other resources
related to mobile technologies--from smartphones and tablets, to MP3
players and e-readers. VideoAmy's playlist on this topic, "Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning," provides additional insights into the challenges and the promise of using mobile devices for instructional purposes.
Technology in Schools: Defining the Terms, by Matt Levinson (2013)Principal
and blogger Levinson suggests that, if we're going to talk about
technology in schools, we should begin by coming to a general agreement
about what technology is.
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.
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.
Challenging the Model of 1:1 with BYOD, by Amanda Paquette (2012)
Tech specialist Paquette describes how her school district is
blending the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and 1:1 classroom technology
models to meet students' needs.
Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media Guide (2011) Our
downloadable PDF classroom guide is full of succinct and practical ways
to prepare our students for 21st-century success. This guide will help
you deliver the relevant and meaningful education all students deserve.
Technology Tools Community DiscussionVisit
Edutopia's community discussion for information about technology tools,
resources, and recommendations (including the vast world of online
Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources (2013)Edutopia's
Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in
action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and
tools for bringing them into your own practice.
Five-Minute Film Festival: Game-Based Learning, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2012)
The social Web is buzzing about the possibilities and potential
downsides of video games in education. VideoAmy has put together a
playlist of videos about games for learning.
The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup (Updated 2013)
The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education. This
updated resource roundup includes resources and organizations to help
educators understand the changing landscape and find information about
supporting all learners to develop digital and media literacy.