VE PLN in Minecraft, November 21, 2016, 8 PM

VSTE Virtual Environments PLN will meet in Minecraft on November 21, 2016, at 8 PM. We have a server on Beastnode. All you need is to get a regular Minecraft account and join our multiuser server at 69.175.17.26:25565. Send Kim Harrison (k4sons@gmail.com) with your Minecraft user name and she will whitelist you. Please don't want … Continue reading VE PLN in Minecraft, November 21, 2016, 8 PM
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An Educator in China: Final Post

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Terry Lowry from Wakefield School reports on her first day in China as part of an education delegation.  On my fourth day here in China, we traveled from Xuzhou to Taizhou … Continue reading An Educator in China: Final Post
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Connected Educators: Keep the #CE16 Momentum Going

Many of us spent the month of October celebrating Connected Educator Month.  Over the last four years, the grassroots push for educators to engage in professional learning opportunities on their own – outside of school requirements – has increased. Last month, many organizations organized and sponsored professional learning opportunities including webinars, virtual conferences, book studies, … Continue reading Connected Educators: Keep the #CE16 Momentum Going
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VE PLN Upcoming Events

The VSTE Virtual Environments PLN continues its tradition of Monday night professional development with two upcoming events:  Monday, November 7, 2016, 8 PM: Book Study: Insurrection, Keith Reeves We will meet on VSTE Island to discuss section 1 of Keith David Reeves' book, Insurrection: A Teacher Revolution in Defense of Children. This proves to be a … Continue reading VE PLN Upcoming Events
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An Educator in China: Days Two and Three

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Terry Lowry from Wakefield School reports on her first day in China as part of an education delegation.  These past two days in China have been spent traveling to and visiting … Continue reading An Educator in China: Days Two and Three
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An Educator In China: Day One

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Terry Lowry from Wakefield School reports on her first day in China as part of an education delegation.  Holy crap! I’m in China! Back in my IT consulting days, I thought … Continue reading An Educator In China: Day One
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Digital Conversion, homework on the bus?  What do we need to know?

With the 1 to1 initiatives and the distribution of ipads, chromebooks, and laptops, how do your students get the use out of them during their daily travels? Well first, let’s define a connected bus.  A connected bus isn’t just a Wi-Fi signal for the student.  You can’t just plug in an access point with a … Continue reading Digital Conversion, homework on the bus?  What do we need to know?
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Classroom Snacks #4 Archive: Wise County Public Schools

As part of Connected Educator Month, VSTE is making virtual classroom visits to talk with students across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, we visited with students from Wise County Public Schools. A big thank you to Daniel Vanover, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, for organizing the day, thanks to teachers Sharon Rogers, Kim Teglas, Kim … Continue reading Classroom Snacks #4 Archive: Wise County Public Schools
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Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Five

VSTE is pleased to welcome Sarah Thomas (@@sarahdateechur) as guest moderator for the fifth week of our Slow Tweet Chat Book Group. She will be leading us in a discussion of the Fourth chapter of The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech by this year's conference keynoter, Rafranz Davis. This chapter focuses on the unspoken inequity: people of color … Continue reading Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Five
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Speaking Up for Digital Learning and Digital Learners

Are you “Speaking Up” about digital learning this year? If not, you are missing a unique opportunity to provide your opinion and your voice in a conversation that is shaping learning today and education in America. Make sure that your perspective as well as the views of your peers, students, their parents and the local … Continue reading Speaking Up for Digital Learning and Digital Learners
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