Earn PD Hours through the LTC for Google’s Distance Learning Course
Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course is a free online learning course that is available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The Learning Technology Center of Illinois is happy to provide Illinois educators with 2.75 hours of Professional Development Credit for license renewal for completing this course. Here’s how…
Podcast: Adapting E-Learning to Remote Learning
Learn how two school districts, one suburban and one rural, are adjusting their existing e-learning plans to a longer-term remote learning situation. In this episode, we discuss the surprising commonalities in their approaches to adapting their existing e-learning plans to our current reality of longer-term remote learning.
New Online Courses Available
Our online courses have become extremely popular for educators interested in learning professional development credits from home. We are expanding our course catalog to include new interactive self-paced video-based lessons that you can complete on your own schedule. New courses will help educators use Google Hangouts and Apple’s Pages and Keynote applications to support student learning.
Recapping the Redesigning Learning Spaces Summits
Many schools are changing the environments in which our students are learning. The LTC recently hosted two summits at schools doing just that.
Illinois Student Privacy Alliance
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) formed the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA). The ISPA is a collaboration of Illinois school districts that share common concerns around student privacy. The goal of the ISPA is to set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations.
State Board to host Q&A events on new flexibility for school districts to define instructional days
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced opportunities for educators, parents, families, and school and district leaders to learn more about recent changes to the definition of instructional days. School districts now have flexibility to define instructional days locally based on what will improve student outcomes.
What is media literacy and why should you teach it in your classroom?
How many advertisements do you come across in one day- ten, fifty, hundreds, thousands? How can you teach your students to navigate this stream of information effectively?
Encourage Digital Media Literacy with Listenwise and Allsides
An important aspect of digital citizenship is learning how to decipher what is quality sourced information, and what is not.
What Does Your Tattoo Say About You?
Do you have a tattoo? What’s the story behind it? What does it say about who you are? The term “digital footprint” is well known and represents what trace of us we leave behind when we are visible and active online.
Google Wants Your Students to Be Internet Awesome!
How can we, as educators, help students navigate online situations properly? One option comes from Google’s Be Internet Awesome Digital Citizenship and Safety Curriculum.