Free Webinar: Developing Your PLN In A Virtual World

Technology is evolving as such as fast rate in the 21st Century, that is it difficult attain the skills fast enough to serve our students. VE (Virtual Environments) offer the opportunity to network, collaborate, and learn in ways we never expected as we were in school. On VEs you can work with other educators, technicians, […]
By |October 22nd, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Free Webinar: Developing Your PLN In A Virtual World|

Applied Digital Skills Curriculum Available From Google

New Curriculum From Google... We have some exciting updates about our digital literacy and job skills program, Applied Digital Skills. The ready-to-use curriculum offers over 90 hours of video and project-based content that teaches digital literacy skills for life and professional scenarios. The Applied Digital Skills program received ISTE’s Seal of Alignment for Proficiency last […]
By |October 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Applied Digital Skills Curriculum Available From Google|

Big Deal Book, October 2, 2017

The Internet is full of great education resources: the challenge is finding them! VSTE has an answer for you: The Big Deal Book! We partner with Big Deal Media to bring you the best of the best from grants to competitions to apps. In this edition you can find ways to Structure Tinkering Time, Get […]
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VSTE Voices: Minecraft and Media Literacy

VE PLN Member Beth O'Connell describes a Minecraft lesson plan she developed and taught around the concept of media literacy. Cross Posted from Beth's blog I’ve been working on getting Minecraft into our school for about a year now, ever since I discovered for myself how (surprisingly) immersive and thought-provoking it can be. When our […]
By |October 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on VSTE Voices: Minecraft and Media Literacy|

October Events: Something For Every Learner & Leader

October is just around the corner, and VSTE has been busy planning a variety of face to face and virtual events. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with educators. #vstereads Book Study Learning Transformed: 8 Key to Designing Tomorrow's Classrooms, Today Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities Throughout the Month Learn More and Sign Up MIE Teacher […]
By |September 25th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on October Events: Something For Every Learner & Leader|

Virginia Students Featured at Speak Up Congressional Briefing

I was fortunate to attend a special event to share the results of the Speak Up 2016 survey, http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html.  This is a survey published by Project Tomorrow, http://www.tomorrow.org/ , It is an online tool that  gives students, educators, administrators, and parents an opportunity to provide feedback about the use of technology for learning. The data […]
By |September 23rd, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Virginia Students Featured at Speak Up Congressional Briefing|

G2 Super Hero Summit, October 28, 2017

VSTE is pleased to partner with Virginia's Google Educator Groups to present the premier G2 Super Hero Summits! These certification workshops are designed for those who have earned Google Level 1 Educator certifications and wish to expand their learning by taking the Level 2 exam. Through the combination of online mentoring and face to face […]
By |September 18th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on G2 Super Hero Summit, October 28, 2017|

Big Deal Book, September 15, 2017: Maximize Your Learning

Looking for some new ideas for the new year? Interested in grants or competitions? Check out the latest edition of the Big Deal Book, VSTE's partner for making sure you get the best of the best in web-based resources.  In this edition, you can find ways to Tinker with Technology, Track Climate Change, Think Visually & More. […]
By |September 18th, 2017|Big Deal Book, News, VSTE News|Comments Off on Big Deal Book, September 15, 2017: Maximize Your Learning|

#vstereads: Are You Ready to Be Transformed?

Thoughts on Change from Lynmara Colon, Principal/Lead Learner, Mary Williams Elementary Change can be hard.  Change can be painful.  Change can be scary.  But let’s be honest, change is necessary.  Can you imagine if our schools had remained the same as they were years ago? Picture our students sitting in rows working in isolation, answering low level […]
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VE PLN Presents Virtual Reality in Education

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, 8 PM ET: VIRTUAL REALITY IN EDUCATION Dr. William Schmachtenberg (Dae Miami in Second Life) will share the research he conducted this summer into Virtual Reality. There is so much hype about Google Cardboard, Gear VR, and Oculus Rift, but how much of it is hype and will it help educate […]
By |September 13th, 2017|News, VSTE News|Comments Off on VE PLN Presents Virtual Reality in Education|