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IUT Conference 2018 – Holistic approaches to online collaborative learning design

Learning Confluence

Here are some essential artefacts to learn from in the meantime. When designing online learning consideration should be given to how a community can be built around subject content and objectives and how students will interact with the academic and with each other. The institutional learning management system affords a safe and reliable albeit often less than inspiring space for learning. New digital learning environments using the affordances of Web 2.0

What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning


And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. A Vision for Digital Learning. Student learning: Yes!


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Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

Though the low-cost of Chromebooks, free apps offered, and marketing to teacher and admin rather than high-level district officials are all reasons why Google is in almost every classroom today, one of the most massive underlying reasons for the tremendous adoption rate is a fundamental shift in how students are learning: from test-specific memorization of facts to harnessing online tools for problem-solving, collaborative learning.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

eSchool News

Now is also a time to reflect on what educational technology tools U.S. These devices and the included applications like Google Docs support collaborative learning. thousand schools with the minimum connectivity goal to give students equal access to digital learning opportunities–a figure schools can definitely be thankful for. The three Ts: Thanksgiving, turkey and tech.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Stephen Downes works in the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics.

Case Study 4.6: Leadership for Global Learning – Judy O’Connell

Learning Confluence

The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching. Written and edited by Julie Lindsay, and published by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2016, The Global Educator: Leveraging Technology for Collaborative Learning and Teaching is for global educators and global education leaders who want to know how to take learning global. Leadership for Global Learning – Judy O’Connell. 2017).

Need a Substitute Teacher? Try an ELF Instead


Unfortunately, from the vantage point of student learning, the experience is remarkably poor. Recall the lack of continuity of learning, or the goofing off that would often occur. Even with limited resources, school districts can harness the growth of online tools and internet-enabled devices to find more creative solutions to address the substitute-teacher problem. Our “ELF” is an Electronic Learning Facilitator.

Learning Walks : One District’s Plan to Implement Instructional Rounds for Maximum Impact

The PL2C Blog

Today’s educators work hard to balance both the increasing demands of blended and digital learning and the best curriculum and instruction for their students. Research shows that current models of professional development calls for collaboration, active engagement, and collective culture-building during such a transition. This collaborative practice is based on the medical model or rounds. Learn more about instructional rounds/learning walks.

5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

eSchool News

A number of charter schools are breaking away from traditional paradigms and reimagining learning, tapping into how students learn and the physical educational environment. Schools are adopting project-based, competency-based, and collaborative learning while incorporating new technology in authentic, relevant experiences. Digital Learning and Tools eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Policy Thought Leadership Trump Microsite

Study 73 Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum


These include: More engaged students – Students are often more engaged when material is presented with digital tools. Increased motivation and better-developed collaboration skills – Those teachers in our districts who are utilizing technology have reported that using digital tools in instruction has increased a sense of teamwork and collaboration within the class. A simple text-to-speech tool, Voice Typing in Google Docs or the Chrome.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens


Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. Launching technology lessons or creating online learning is a huge responsibility. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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. MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.