A Guide to Professional Development in Education, Part 1

Administrator and Teacher Collaboration
In this multipart blog series I will be investigating Professional Development (PD) in education and based on research will help put together a guide for schools and school districts to use in the implementation of PD.  The term professional development (PD) is spoken very freely in education.  The connotation that follows this term will vary from position to position.  Administrators may look at it as the main way to provide tools for teachers.  Teachers dread many PD services because they do not feel the content is useful or meaningful to them and their classroom (Guskey & Yoon, 200...
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Why Do We Need Cloud Computing in the Classroom?

Cloud Computing
The importance of integrating technologies into schools is very widely researched in education.  There is a large body of research that confirms the benefits of technologies in the classroom. Among the newest technologies to impact EdTech is “Cloud Computing”. Cloud Computing simply means the ability to access applications, file storage, and collaboration tools from anywhere through the internet. It allows teachers to share lesson plans, presentations, and information with students.  Cloud computing can also help teachers collaborate with each other and truly differentiate materials a...
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LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes

Eductaional Technology Development
LaunchPad June 2014 Release Notes On Wednesday, June 11th, we will be releasing our June update to LaunchPad. General Updates Improved the workflow for Assignments, single click to edit, no more downloading. Edit assignments directly with Zoho My Apps: Right click for Auto Login enabled apps to reset password Request Auto Logins from Resource Library New LaunchPad Agent Our Agent has been updated to version 5.7 for both the Mac and PC. This is an optional upgrade. Benefits also include: Mac version no longer displays in the Dock bar Updated the detection process so i...
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LaunchPad May 2014 Release Notes

Eductaional Technology Development
LaunchPad May 2014 Release Notes On Thursday, May 15th, we will be releasing our next major update to LaunchPad. This update will include significant enhancements to our single sign-on and local edit experiences. Infinite Single Sign-ons To infinity and beyond! LaunchPad will soon have the capability to Single Sign-on into EVERYTHING! With this update, we can create SSO connectors into virtually any website on the planet with ease. Benefits also include: Multiple SSO logins for a single app icon. Easier editing of your SSO usernames and passwords. For technologists who want to ...
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LaunchPad 2014.4.2 Release Notes

ClassLink IOS
LaunchPad April 2014.4.2 Release Notes Summary Edit Zoho will now open in a new tab Added Zoho support for .pptx files Class Apps has a new drag and drop animation for apps to apps and folder My Apps has a new drag and drop animation for apps to apps and folder HTML5 apps will open in new tab Added search on enter in new LMC Updated tables to use 25 rows by default Users with no default view will default to My Classes in profile settings Tenant admins can change wallpaper by default Local Edit Updates We are in the final stages of QA for the new Local Edit Agent and ...
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