The Learning Edge

September 2018

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start!  There are professional learning opportunities being planned, resources shared, and innovative practices to be learned.  Here is the first of this year’s monthly (or more) Learning Edge Connection summarizing new professional learning events and opportunities, digital learning resources, and news from the education field. Please share this edition of the Learning Edge Connection with your colleagues!


APP NEWS

There is always a new app making its way through education – check out the best 2018 Apps (and Websites) according to the American Library Association.

2018 Best Apps and Websites

Featured:   CLIPS   Is an IOS app for making and sharing videos with text, graphics, and more.

Additional digital learning resources can be found at CVL  Digital Literacy


Girls Who Code’s first-ever in-school resource: Women in Tech Lesson JoinPlans are available for download. 

“We’re incredibly excited about the rollout of this new initiative – specifically designed to make all students think differently about what a coder looks like and who can be successful in computing. Whereas most interventions in schools to date have focused on teaching coding or increasing access, ours is the first that focuses on role models. We think it’s a new way to teach, get girls interested, and – ultimately – close the gender gap in tech.”


Best Educator Social PD in Colorado! 

The Denver  #COllapporative has been meeting for three years at Microsoft offices.  As of this month, you now have two opportunities to join this group of educators.  On September 20th, a new Southern COllapporative had its kickoff meeting in Colorado Springs. Educators from over 5 districts from southern Colorado met to share,  collaborate, and learn from each other.  Join fellow educators at #COllapporative and at SO COllapporative monthly meetups.

 

Visit #COllapporative  for more information to join the learning and fun!  Two locations in Colorado: 
October 18th – Colorado Springs
October 25th – Denver Tech Center

 


EdTech Team Google for Education Summits

is coming to Boulder at the brand new Meadowlark School in Erie on November 3 and 4, 2018. Focusing on promoting student learning through the use of Google and other digital tools. The program will feature Google Certified Educators, Trainers and Innovators, practicing administrators, Google engineers, BVSD teachers, and more.  Register here!


Don’t Forget GenCyber Proposals due soon!

GenCyber Proposals  – grant deadline October 12, 2018

Student and Teach program funding available. Find out more at GenCyber.com


Looking for Fact Checking Sites for your students?

Visit CommonSense Media for information on these great sites. 

Poynter.org
factcheck.org
Snopes.com


Tech Resource Blogs to follow TECHNotes at TCEA Blog

TCEA publishes blog submissions that provide useful information on learning applications and tools – Check this one out: Five OneNote Hacks for Your Classroom
 


Deadline to submit ISTE 2019 PROPOSALS  September 27, 2018

For more information visit ISTE 2019 Proposals 

 

 

 


DIGITAL LITERACY IDEA OF THE MONTH 

 Common Sense Media Family Dinner Project
Looking for a way to bring families in your community together and have interesting relevant conversations about social media and technology? Host a Community Media Dinner!  Invite families to join an evening filled with adults and kids sharing perspectives, discussing hot topics, and learning more about each other’s experiences.  Use the handbook linked above to plan your community evening!  Check out more resources at CommonSense Connecting Families


Don’t forget to read the SPARK newsletter from Colorado Commissioner, Katy Anthes.

Southern #COllapporative Educators

 

 

Christine Schein

Christine Schein

Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at Colorado Department of Education
Christine Schein is a Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist with the Colorado Department of Education. She has a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Information Technology and School Library Media. Although her undergraduate degree is in Sociology/Criminal Justice and her work experience spans various business fields, her real passion is students and their future as responsible citizens in the world. She has presented at numerous conferences including ISTE, AASL, CoSN, CASE, and InnEdCo. Christine also has CoSN’s CETL certification.
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