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Preparing Students for Their FutureóNot Our Past

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/preparing-students-for-their-future%E2%80%94not-our-past/79.htm

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Rowland Baker interviews Dr. David Thornburg. Dr. Thornburg is well known in the field of educational technology. In this informal discussion, Dr. Thornburg shares how he came to be involved in educational technology in the first place, and what he sees are the most pressing demands of the future including project-based learning and STEM education.
 

School Improvement as a Function of Engaged Students, Revivified Teachers, and an Involved Community

http://www.portical.org/Presentations/leadership3.0_symposium_index2.html#school_improve

In this presentation from the Leadership 3.0 Symposium, Rushton Hurley addresses how rapid change in funding, technology and the political climate has made strengthening staff morale and collaboration all the more complex, but these challenges may offer phenomenal opportunities for your school. This presentation discusses six interwoven techniques for improving student performance, rekindling teacher professionalism, and connecting with supporters in the community. Come with an open mind and leave with resources, ideas and a plan for a strong end to the school year.
 

Showcasing Innovation

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/showcasing-whiteboards-distance-learning-programs-and-handhelds/81.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode hear staff and Arkansas cadre members interview three recipients of the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant share their success stories. This episode was recorded at the annual EETT showcase in little Rock, Arkansas in the spring of 2008. Interactive whiteboards, distance learning programs, and using handhelds for one to one computing are highlighted.
 

Social Networks in Education

http://www.educationalnetworking.com/

Check out this wiki. It provides a listing of social networks used in educational environments. Examples include Ning and Elgg created networks. Classroom examples are also included.
 

Students as Technicians (Part 1 of 2): Improving School Climate

http://www.portical.org/tv/students-as-technicians-part-1-of-2/110.htm

In this TICALevision episode, Silicon Valley middle and elementary school MOUSE Squads share how their student technology support programs have motivated and empowered students, teachers, and staff.
 

Taking Center Stage Act II

http://pubs.cde.ca.gov/TCSII/

This free, dynamic web portal is an innovative project to promote excellence in middle grades education. It is a treasure chest of resources for middle school teachers and administrators. It contains twelve recommendations to help educators fulfill the vision that all middle grades students can achieve high standards and become lifelong learners. There is easy access to research based content, resources and practices, including video vignettes of best practices for middle level educators.
 

TED-Ed

http://ed.ted.com

Tools to help educators use online videos to create custom lesson plans, or use lessons developed by others. You can browse by a curriculum subject. TED-Ed You Tube includes videos you can use as is, or change to fit a lesson. There are follow up questions and assignments. Lessons can be "flipped. The site allows anyone to take useful educational videos and create customized lessons around it. TED's commitment to creating "lessons worth sharing" can help teachers and educational leaders meet the needs of 21st century learners. Keywords: Ted Ed, TED, flipped classroom
 

The Knight's Vision on Reform

http://www.portical.org/podcasts/the-knights-vision-on-reform/70.htm

In this Radio TICAL episode hear Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally-renown expert in creativity, share his visions relating to educational reform following his keynote address at the 4th Annual TICAL Arkansas Conference. He discusses the importance of bridging practice, policy, and theory to help promote creativity in the schools. He provides anecdotes and analogies to help us better understand the approach to standardizing and customizing education. He also discusses his various experiences with educational systems worldwide.
 

The Thornburg Center

http://www.tcpdpodcast.org

This site contains relevant podcasts, and resources relating to open source, programming, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) software. The Thornburg Center consists of consultants, speakers and authors whose primary focus is on education from Kindergarten to twelfth grade. Thornburg Center speakers are commonly found on the programs and podiums of major conferences that focus on educational technology with a common theme of enhancing student creativity and the mastery of subjects through the thoughtful use of modern technologies and project-based learning.
 

WestEd

http://www.wested.org

WestEd is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, specifically serving Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah although their work also extends nationally and internationally. Programs include work in assessment and standards, evaluation, technology, science and mathematics, and more.
 
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