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You don’t need to be a Dickens scholar to understand that for many teachers it is both the best of times and the worst of times.

Let’s start with the good stuff. Digital innovation is inspiring imagination. Educators from all over the world are learning how to responsibly blend technology into their teaching, while sharing resource suggestions and best practices with colleagues and their growing professional learning networks.

The freedom to choose an assortment of apps, videos and open educational resources that can augment – if not replace – traditional curriculum for any given unit or lesson plan is empowering. Learning how other teachers put these tools into their own practice via Twitter Chats, EdCamps and other collaborative environments is exhilarating.

Source: 5 Ways Teachers Can Participate in Their Own Professional Development

A great list of ideas for teachers to take charge of their own learning!

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