5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 Learning

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it’s worth asking, “How effective is online learning?” ” The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience.

How Google Apps Help Develop Online Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Online Learning Software as a ServiceBy Matt Renwick Principal Matt Renwick offers a few proven tools for facilitating better digital collaboration. .

TCEA 2016: Why Make the Switch to Windows 10?

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Online Learning Operating Systems SoftwareBy Jena Passut A Microsoft Educator makes the case during TCEA session. .

For Online Learning, One Size Won’t Always Fit All

Where Learning Clicks

The key to successful online learning requires close coordination of many moving pieces—administrators, teachers, hardware, software, labs, and more. The post For Online Learning, One Size Won’t Always Fit All appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s. In fact, universities have utilized distance learning for decades, beginning with correspondence and then moving videoconferencing in the late 1980s. As the Internet improved, so did the opportunity to move from point-to-point video-conference delivery of instruction to asynchronous online learning. Now, online learning has become a required element in university program offerings.

5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Leadership Management Online Learning SoftwareBy Eric Sheninger K–12 thought leader Eric Sheninger offers guidance on how to manage an arsenal of digital tools in the classroom.

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Learning Circles Toolkit: Online Learning, Offline

Educator Innovator

From software tools to facilitation guides, these toolkits have everything a librarian needs to run their own Learning Circle, a lightly facilitated study group for learners who want to take online courses with their peers in a community space. This resource is brought to you by Peer to Peer University (P2PU), an Educator Innovator partner, and leverages the Connected Learning principles.

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

Bill Gates Talks Artificial Intelligence in Education

EdTech Magazine

By Meg Conlan With Microsoft pumping dollars into chatbots, the company’s founder discusses the technology’s implications for learning. Classroom Curriculum Online Learning Software

Microsoft Launches a New Classroom Platform

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Digital Content Online Learning Platform as a Service Software as a ServiceFrank Smith Classroom is the Windows giant’s cloud-based hub for the class experience, integrated into Office 365.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Currently we include in-person or online PD as an optional add-on to our subscription offering, but to be honest, no one buys it. At ISTE, I attended a Software & Information Industry Association breakfast focused on PD. But there is a booming business in online PD.

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Unpacking whether blended learning works

The Christensen Institute

As practitioners and policymakers talk more and more about personalizing learning, traditional approaches to instruction—which tend to optimize for increasing average student outcomes—must significantly shift. Many in the field pose the question, does blended learning work?

Blended learning up close—really close

The Christensen Institute

Next-gen learning has fallen into this trap. But to date, there is little data that captures the intricate, hidden details like the photograph above—data on the actual day-to-day tactics unfolding in blended-learning schools across the country.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate.

Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. BYOD will distract students from learning. E-learning K-12

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Getting the incentives right for online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) recently released a study on how online credit recovery impacts student achievement and outcomes in Algebra I. Students taking the online course also had lower grades in the course and lower scores on the end-of-course algebra post-test.

Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

Disruption will not stop at the law school door

The Christensen Institute

If a non-lawyer aided by software can provide the same service as a lawyer, then it is not the public but the lawyers who are being protected by the legal profession’s monopoly on the provision of legal advice. Finally, on top of the changes coming about through technological innovations and new licensing models, higher education itself is also seeing a variety of potential disruptors emerge, all powered at least in part through online learning. Law schools are in crisis.

Pump up the volume! More talking in class, please!

The Hechinger Report

Teachers use the Desmos “ Activity Builder ” tool to create a series of self-paced math challenges using an online graphing calculator. The hush was troubling, because students learn a lot from debating ideas, sharing feedback and collectively exploring big questions.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. This does not mean developers and software engineers should all become classroom teachers. I can’t possibly learn CAD, apps, all that stuff,” Gady explained.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

Last week I participated in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2016 conference. The event became much more dramatic than expected, once the hosting city, Washington DC, was clobbered by the great snowpocalyspe of 2016. Online learning is on the rise.

To transform your school district, look outside the mainstream

The Christensen Institute

Since the relaunch of our Blended Learning Universe (BLU) school directory six months ago, we have received several requests from school districts wanting to create district-level profiles—previously, only schools could create profiles. Districts can now share their high-level, blended-learning initiatives and results, as well as link to blended schools within their organizations so that users can see all the blended-learning activity across a district.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Who Owns the Learning?: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

It incorporated every bell and whistle that Apple hardware and presentation software had to offer. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

— Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

It incorporated every bell and whistle that Apple hardware and presentation software had to offer. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

It incorporated every bell and whistle that Apple hardware and presentation software had to offer. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

LeMya’s mother hoped it would help her daughter learn more of the foundational skills she’ll need to get a leg up in school. Research has found that quality early learning experiences are critical for children. Those learning experiences can’t be replicated in an online setting. “I

Innovators Worth Watching: Lambda School

The Christensen Institute

The software development industry is in a bit of a bind. The number of software developer jobs is expected to grow 24% between 2016 and 2026, and there are currently over a half million job openings. Coding bootcamps have grown in popularity as a result, aiming to train software developers more pragmatically and prepare them for the hiring process, all in three or four months.

Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

EdCast is a social knowledge network built in an effort to enhance our ability to collaborate and learn. The open source network provides learners with the opportunity to garner knowledge in both formal and informal learning settings. Robyn Shulman.