10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

5 Ways Online Learning Can Open Doors For All Students

EdNews Daily

According to Babson Survey Research Group , the number of students registered in online courses grew to 5.8 Online class growth has been consistent for the past 13 years, and more than a quarter of higher education students (or 28%) are enrolled in at least one online course.

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Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

School closures in all 50 states have sent educators and parents alike scrambling to find online learning resources to keep kids busy and productive at home. And Edgenuity’s boast takes credit for substantial test score gains that preceded the use of its online classes.

Will the coronavirus transform or destroy higher education as we know it?

The Hechinger Report

higher education system is fair had evaporated. Education as the great equalizer ? In 2006, journalist Daniel Golden exposed how President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, found his way into Harvard despite lackluster grades with the help of his dad’s $2.5

Are you ever too old to disrupt? What Penn Foster has been up to

The Christensen Institute

Penn Foster is a private company that operates a private online high school, career academy, and institution of higher education. Penn Foster has a long history of nontraditional approaches to education. Foster founded Penn Foster, originally called International Correspondence Courses, to provide coal miners with distance education opportunities to advance their careers and increase worker safety.

It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

The Hechinger Report

Mostly, it’s because few grown-ups feel ready to talk about sex with kids younger than 10, said longtime sexual health educator Deborah Roffman. “As Parents are expected to take on most of this education, but they often don’t — or don’t know how.

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been collaborating globally since 2006 and have created more than 30 global collaborative projects in that time, co-winning the ISTE Online learning award with that first project in 2006. Education

How to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences

The CoolCatTeacher

George Couros talks about how to make learning meaningful in our classroom. In this episode, George Couros and I discuss how to make meaningful learning experiences. In this episode, you’ll learn: How can we make more meaningful learning experiences for teachers?

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5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. Lie #1: Tests Measure Learning. Well, the first one is that tests actually measure learning. And we went to Project Based Learning. Well, I realized that the learning doesn’t really stop now.

How to Embrace an Open Culture in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learning and Sharing Can Spread from Teacher to Teacher with George Couros From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In fact, I learn more from other teachers both in my school and online than I have from most professional development.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 3

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relative infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses.

Improve Your Teaching By Doing a Few Things Well

The CoolCatTeacher

Lack of focus plagues almost every aspect of education. You’ll learn easy tips to apply in your life as a teacher. In this episode, George Couros and I discuss how to bring teachers and schools into an open culture of learning and teacher improvement.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Despite the misconceptions held by the general public regarding online learning, several comparative studies have determined that there is no significant difference in the outcomes of online classrooms when compared to traditional face-to-face classrooms. Rice 2006). The key lies in understanding the critical components in an educational context that promote and encourage student success, not the media that was used to deliver instruction.” 2006): 425-448.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. In this episode, you’ll learn: How is podcasting being used in the classroom?

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 2

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. Hammond 2000 in Rice 2006). Rice (2006) indicates that the importance of positive relationships between teachers and students is critical to student retention. 2006): 425-448.

Innovate Like a Turtle

The CoolCatTeacher

I realized that I didn’t have much time, but I could take 15 minutes just two or three times a week to learn and try new things. In this episode, you’ll learn: How can a teacher innovate when they have no time? Learn more about Bloomz.

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MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Last year, my students learned to program apps using MAD-Learn and released two apps onto the app store. We are working to unleash student creativity and compassion as they collaborate, innovate, and learn together. Education Flat Classroom News & Trends STEM

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4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 4

The Electric Educator

Note: While research regarding best practices for online learning is difficult to obtain due to the relatively infancy of the industry, four key areas of focus critical to program success have been identified. This week I will be posting four keys to student success in online courses. Students will not be naturally successful in an online program. Online students to have a greater sense of autonomy and flexibility, but the work load remains the same.

4 Ways to Teach With Play

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, you’ll learn: Four powerful ways to teach your students with play. Several examples of technology and hands-on tools to create a playful learning environment. Learn more about Bloomz.

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The survival of higher education (1): Changing roles

Learning with 'e's

So what will be the future of higher education, and how will it survive against this hostile backdrop? Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade. Online Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. Learn more about Bloomz.

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Incentives 101: Higher ed’s “financially responsible” mess

The Christensen Institute

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report showing that the Department of Education’s primary financial health test failed to predict 60% of last year’s school closures in higher education. It’s actually distorting incentives across the higher education industry. Scores that fall below a certain threshold trigger additional scrutiny from the Department of Education. Higher education debt issuance tripled to $33 billion between 2000 and 2006.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments. 2006).

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

As he and his wife, Jennifer, walked into the parking lot outside the E E Butler Center in Gainesville, Georgia, that day in 2006, the two could picture a different future for Caleb. The truth of it is, we know how to educate these kids. Again, the result is stunted learning.

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy Earns AdvancED Accreditation

techlearning

Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a nonprofit full-time online private high school powered The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), The organization serves as a trusted partner to 34,000 educational institutions ? is an online learning pioneer.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

I wrote “an explainer” of sorts on Thiel and his politics, and I listed the education companies that he’s invested in. Y Combinator ( I list its education investments here ) has refused to sever ties with Thiel. You can fill out a form online to offer some names.

Online, en masse

Learning with 'e's

Photo by William White on unsplash Still other virtual clans are emerging from the cultures surrounding online leisure activities such as massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs), strategy games and transnational special interest groups that meet en masse, online.

OPINION: This high-poverty district learned to think differently about teaching and learning

The Hechinger Report

The district aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet learning standards recently adopted by the state and modeled on the Common Core state standards. Often that involved thinking differently about how, when and where teaching and learning actually occur. Higher Education.

Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

Edsurge

Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.” In a lot of classrooms, our modules are becoming required learning,” Sharma says. “As

A tale of two keynotes

Learning with 'e's

This is the second in a series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future' Yesterday's post can be found on this link. Such change and disruption has been in the background of my thinking about learning technology for the past decade.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? This belief was also the basis for the in Digital Natives and Immigrants theory (Prensky, 2001), a persistent discourse that has greatly influenced the thinking of educators in recent years.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

Is learning in the 21 st Century significantly different to learning in previous years? This belief was also the basis for the Digital Natives and Immigrants theory (Prensky, 2001), a persistent discourse that has greatly influenced the thinking of educators in recent years.

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Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Wednesday, August 8th, at an early time , for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel with Stephen Downes, Howard Gardner, Alfie Kohn, and Gary Stager to talk about the need to reform the education reform movement.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. In education self-hosting maybe an alternative to the LMS, or a very basic, fundamental element of literacy.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. In education self-hosting maybe an alternative to the LMS, or a very basic, fundamental element of literacy.