Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning.

How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators

Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others. Below are additional websites to discover CC licensed and public domain content your learners can remix in their own digital projects.

9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

To introduce students to the possibilities of technology get them to complete different tasks with web tools and apps, such as mindmaps , podcasts , digital stories , videos , podcasts , etc.! But before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Check out my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , to discover digital projects where students make a meaningful impact on their communities and the world.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students can create how-to videos to teach others how to use favorite web tools or to demonstrate a process. Students can use screencasting tools with whiteboards to show how to complete an equation, to create visual word problems, or explain a theory.

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Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

8 Web Tools for Creating Multimedia Timelines

Teacher Reboot Camp

The following free web tools will help learners design multimedia timelines. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Timetoast is a web tool for creating timelines with images and text description.

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8 Web Tools and a Template For Learners to Establish Goals with Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are a list of additional free web tools and apps for creating vision boards with a few examples. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Web Tools. “Vision without action is a daydream.

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15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity. Audio Projects for Digital Learners from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

A new tool for putting the learning in digital learning

The Christensen Institute

Today marks the sixth annual Digital Learning Day. It’s a day to step back and look at the enormous progress and promise that technology brings to instruction and to look ahead at where digital learning stands to grow. Clifford Maxwell contributed to this blog post.

8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio.

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8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing

Teacher Reboot Camp

One way to add some humor to your lessons is by getting students to use web tools and apps which get them to animate drawings or images with talking mouths. The drawing comes to life, often with funny voices, and expresses what they’ve learned. Fun Web Tools and Apps.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar. It is important we get our students to create digital avatars and reflect on their digital identities.

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8 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Animated Character Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Not only do students learn how to write a script, but they also have to think about the props, music, background, and other elements. This is an important skill needed for our digital producers. Below are free web tools and apps students can use to create short animated films.

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17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video. People enjoy learning from others who walk them through the process. Plus, students can learn from a multitude of subject matter experts worldwide. Below are web tools and apps for teaching with videos. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. I also listed the activities that are involved in content curation, specifically within K-12 learning environments.

#DLNchat: Where the Digital Learning Network Connects

Edsurge

How can digital learning help improve graduation rates? How might adaptive learning courseware change the work of faculty? How do you learn about new edtech products? It’s the Twitter chat for the Digital Learning Network. Join the Digital Learning Network to get updates about all upcoming chats. Keep up to date with all the #DLNchats, join the Digital Learning Network !

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading.

15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums. We can push the learning to a whole ‘nother level by getting students to design learning games for their peers. Digital Game Creators.

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11 Comic Creation Web Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students enjoy learning with comics and creating them. Comics help students visualize their learning. Below, are my favorite free educational comic creation tools and apps. These tools provide learners with a library of characters, props, scenes, speech bubbles, and templates.

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9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

The following free web tools and apps help teachers communicate with parents quickly and often will translate messages into several different languages. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Parent Communication Tools.

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Likewise, as teachers design digital learning experiences based on their students’ personal strengths and interests, they need to search for the “just right” instructional resources to meet their students’ varied needs.

15 Ideas and Tons of Resources to Try with Learners in 2017

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Technology is just a tool. Below are more than 15 ideas to try with your learners in 2017. You will find links to the resources, lesson plans, activities, and free web tools and apps I have shared for each of these ideas weekly in webinars or blog posts. Hope you have an incredible teaching year in 2017! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. 15 Teaching Ideas for 2017 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Tis the Season to be Tech Jolly with the December Calendar of Digital Goodies!

Teacher Reboot Camp

These posts are part of my December Advent Calendar of Digital Goodies, which you can find below. Click on the day to discover a new post with suggested free education web tools, apps, resources, and ideas for students to create incredible projects and learn effectively with technology.

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10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content

EmergingEdTech

Over the past few months, I’ve written a series of posts over on the Flipped Learning Network web site that offer a wealth of different tools and techniques that can be used to create digital.

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio.

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Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

Edsurge

Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift, but our EdSurge Loop members have been exchanging digital gifts since the networking experiment started just over a year ago. Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? adaptive learning.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Cross-posted from Digital Promise

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Research indicates that one of the most effective ways students learn is by teaching others. Your students will have a much valuable learning experience if they create their own. Future students can learn with these videos and create others to demonstrate the same concepts.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Digital Curriculum and Tools. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources).

30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

To motivate them tie their learning into activities where they get to send some holiday cheer or celebrate the holidays. Below, find free web tools/apps to spread cheer and create holiday gifts. You can tie reading, writing, and digital skills to any of these activities.

GoConqr’s Online Learning Report 2017

GoConqr

Click the image to see the full infographic of the Online Learning Report 2017. Today Thursday 23 rd of February is Digital Learning Day , so to mark this we are releasing the Online Learning Report 2017 that the GoConqr team has been working on.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. I get the fact that technology can increase engagement, but if that engagement does not lead to evidence of learning then what’s the point?

The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning

EdTechTeacher

However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools! Too often, educators project their own learning habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital contexts. However, what if we considered digital note taking as a completely new task? 2017). Beth Holland Blog Digital LearningBy Beth Holland.