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10 things every teacher should try this summer....
Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. There are so many great books out there perfect for you. Fact is, teachers who read, are more likely to stay engaged and ready to take on the challenges in their classroom & schools.
Watch a Ted Talk
Ted is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. You can find TedTalks on almost any subject and in any language and given by people of all walks. Choose a subject and a topic and get inspired!
Pin for PD
Pinterest is a content-sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their boards. As educators Pinterest has become a resource that allows us to share ideas, get inspired, and even collect our thoughts.
Create a EdTech Goal
Take some time now to give yourself a goal for integrating and using technology in the classroom or with your team next school year. Find a time this summer when you feel really inspired and full of optimism to create a goal for yourself.
Tech out a Proven Lesson
We all have that awesome lesson that we have crafted over the years to perfection. This year add some technology integration to this lesson. If you already have added tech to your perfect lesson then go to the next level using the SAMR Model of integration.
Level up SAMR
Now that you have some tools, and ideas under your belt, Learn how to go from using technology to integrating technology into your classroom with the SAMR model.
Attend an Online Webinar
Want a personalized professional development? Attend a live webinar or a previously recorded one. Most education websites and tools have free webinars available for their tools, check one out today!
Connect Beyond the Screen
Get out there and connect with other educators like yourself! There are tons of events created for educators created to help educators learn from each other in a fun and collaborative way!
Participate in a Twitter Chat
Ready to connect and grow as an educator? Using a hashtag educators can instantly connect with each other, discuss specific topics of interest and connect with colleagues around the world.
Earn a Badge on EdTechBadges.
EdtechBadges has a wide selection of Badges & Courses that help you learn a new skill or reward you for skills you already have. Earn & learn, today!