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TeachAde is a social networking site that allows professional educators to collaborate around the world.  There are seven sections:  NEA members benefits, Adopt a Class, What's New, Resources, Groups/Blogs, Collaboration, and My Workspace. Teachers have the opportunity to join groups and blogs to discuss subjects of interest or get in touch with individual teachers to discuss methods of teaching.  It is a valuable way for educators around the world to interact with each other.

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Content Areas: Professional Development

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

TC2 (6-8)
12. Use digital tools to communicate and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
Examples: instant messages, e-mail, blogs, wikis, collaborative authoring tools, online learning communities
  • Demonstrating digital file transfer
  • Examples: attaching, uploading, downloading

    AQTS_1.A.2: Academic Discipline(s) [Knowledge of ways to organize and present content so that it is meaningful and engaging to all learners whom they teach (pedagogical content knowledge).]
    AQTS_2.E.6: Assessment [Ability to collaborate with others to design and score common assessments and to use results to share and compare instructional practice and plan new instruction.]
    AQTS_3.D.3: Technology [Ability to integrate technology into the teaching of all content areas.]
    AQTS_5.A.1: Collaboration [Knowledge of the purposes, processes, structures, and potential benefits associated with collaboration and teaming.]
    AQTS_5.A.6: Collaboration [Ability to share responsibility for all students' learning across the school and collaborate with colleagues to support every student's growth.]
    AQTS_5.B.6: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability and willingness to inquire into one's own practice by designing action research to determine the effectiveness of identified instructional strategies.]
    AQTS_5.B.7: Continuous, Lifelong Professional Learning [Ability to participate in the creation and nurturance of a learning environment that supports standards-based inquiry, reflective practice, and collaborative learning for teachers at all stages of their careers.]

    National/Other Standards:

    Nets for Teachers 2008

    5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

    Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources. Teachers:


    participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve student learning.


    exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others.


    evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning.


    contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession and of their school and community.


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