Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Quite often, they’re left wondering why there was no change in student engagement or achievement after large financial investments in devices. 2003; Clark & Mayer, 2008; Mayer, 2011).

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap. 2003).

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Research has shown that redesign can impact student learning (Barrett et al., The world continues to change as a result of technological advances.

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This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. Social-emotional learning programs have proliferated—the idea that schools can be protective factors for students who are in toxic stress situations.

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Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

Triseum has grown to over thirty staff, incorporating former Texas A&M University students, professors and leading experts in game development from around the country. Game-based learning can serve as the missing link between curriculum objectives and student expectations,” said Thomas.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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What healthcare innovators can learn from academic coaches in higher ed

The Christensen Institute

Many are helping patients tackle the social and environmental barriers that prevent them from effectively engaging with traditional care processes. The 2016 Gallup Student Poll, which surveys public school students in grades five through 12, found that fewer than half of all students felt engaged with school. And it requires students’ collaboration in the form of inquisitive interaction, productive independent study and practice, and much more.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Consider this post (light on analysis, heavy on the archiving of primary source material) one for the wonks, students, and historians. FY 2003 $700,500,000. Effectiveness of Reading and Mathematics Software Products: Findings from Two Student Cohorts (Mathematica Policy Research, 2009).

Counting your way to a college A

The Hechinger Report

At the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, about 8,000 students have earned their ordinary course grades in an unusual way. If students botch an assignment, they can try something else. Each student can track his or her point tally online and see options for earning more points.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity. The constant for all teachers is students and their learning needs. Engage inquiry (puzzles, questions, problems, dilemmas).

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Research shows that the following features of effective leadership can improve student achievement (Leithwood et al., Focus on Student Learning.

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NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. Indeed, the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, has been positioned as a significant upgrade in both policy and practice. It also seeks to de-emphasize test scores, although students will continue to be tested annually in most grades.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. ” The Blackboard Exemplary Course Award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well-designed, and pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community. When his students were the award-winners. “

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. But just one of these occupations seems to dominate the storyline of how schools should prepare students for the “jobs of the future.” Which students will have a “robot teacher” ?

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web.

It’s Pedagogy Go With Location-Based Mobile Learning At The University Of South Australia

EdNews Daily

Hallmarked by high-interaction and high-context situational learning, LBMLGs provide students with the opportunity to visit real locations and adopt new perspectives. We piloted our first LBMLG in a core undergraduate Business course involving more than 400 students in 2014.