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.

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.

Video 291
Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

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. Teaching others is one of the most powerful ways to learn and the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Screencasting Web Tools and Apps.

Video 262

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. Tiki-Toki is a web tool for creating beautifully animated 3D timelines with images, text, and colorful backgrounds. Timetoast is a web tool for creating timelines with images and text description. Timeglider is another web tool for creating timelines with images and text and legends.

Tools 209

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. What follows are a list of free web tools and apps for student to create various audio projects whether it is a one time radio show or regularly produced podcast. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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. Seems like nonsense but trust me it’ll get your students laughing and having fun, while learning! Check out the web tools and apps below to get started. Fun Web Tools and Apps. Blabberize is a web tool.

Tools 206

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. I discuss this in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Below, are free web tools and apps students can use to create avatars.

Tools 201

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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Video 205

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

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. Getting students to inspect what they read habitually is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions.

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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Tools & Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Digital Game Creators.

Tools 155

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.

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. This is why the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , has students create video game walkthroughs for their peers. We can push the learning to a whole ‘nother level by getting students to design learning games for their peers. Digital Game Creators.

Tools 164

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. Class Tag offers a variety of tools to communicate with parents via text messages or the phone.

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. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources). Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up.

STEM 68

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.

Tools 266

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. We can then carefully curate the information that we assemble and organize on social media, as it collectively becomes our representation of our digital selves. I also listed the activities that are involved in content curation, specifically within K-12 learning environments.

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. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (published in September), students are sent on a mission to instruct others by creating their own video tutorials. Your students will have a much valuable learning experience if they create their own.

Video 279

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. I’ve seen the staff sharing ideas, working on projects collaboratively, showing interest in what others are doing, and teaching one another how to use new tech tools and devices. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators

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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Tie this into learning vocabulary about parts of the body, clothing, or the weather.

“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. Teachers are now engaged in a time-intensive daily process of designing digital instruction from resources they find on the Internet. How are those resources being used to engage student learning?

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. Below I’ve listed some free educational web tools for creating a class ezine. Students can also use these web tools to design a class yearbook or end-of-year memories digital book!

Tools 242

2 Tools to Help You Learn Students’ Names

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learning each other’s names correctly is significant to forming a strong bond with your students and for students to form strong bonds with each other. Recently, I wrote a post for ESL Library, Let’s Learn Each Other’s Names , with plenty of activities, web tools, and apps for learning students names. Get your copy of The 30 Goals Challenge , Learning to Go , or Hacking Digital Learning.

Tools 246

20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Also, discover web tools and apps students can use to create their own digital writing prompts for their peers. Include any of these prompts in a digital click and learn calendar , such as the one at the end of this post. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Holiday Digital Prompts. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.

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. Buncee – educational web tool and iOS app where students add digital content (free images, audio clips, YouTube video, videos, voice recordings, stickers, etc.) Smore – web tool to create digital flyers with videos, icons, and images.

Tools 222

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. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. You can learn more about the Dynamic Learning Project here.

Document Student Growth with Portfolios

Teacher Reboot Camp

Digital portfolios are one of the most powerful ways my students take ownership of their learning and reflect on their learning journeys. Digital portfolios help students set, track, and achieve their academic learning goals. Students attach screenshots and links to their work along with a personal reflection of how they will apply the learning. The time to implement digital portfolios is at the start of the course.

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. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

EdTech 150

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.

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. Flipping the Classroom (Reverse Instruction) Free Tools & Resources Presentation tools Screencasting how to create digital lesson content how to create digital lessons ways to create digital lessons

15 real classroom uses for Minecraft

eSchool News

During an ISTE 2017 session, Dr. Chris Haskell showed attendees how he and faculty at Boise State have created an expansive Minecraft virtual campus and how that virtual campus gives students a safe place to have fun, be creative and connect with others. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Gaming ISTE News STEMThese days, it seems like Minecraft is second-nature for many kids.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

Trends 127

5 technology trends for the new school year

eSchool News

Trends such as a larger focus on computer science and coding, along with real-time data access and learning feedback, will prove invaluable to educators, said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News ResourceIt’s fair to say technology is ubiquitous in many classrooms, but because it changes constantly, educators are challenged to keep pace with what’s new and next in the classroom.

Trends 160

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. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before. This simple, yet powerful shift can be applied to all digital activities.

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.

52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others. Get your copy of my current books, The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. 52 Web Tools and Apps.

Video 200

5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers

eSchool News

When teachers used digital educational games in the classroom, students raised test scores by more than half a letter grade in only three weeks, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University and partners at Legends of Learning , a research-driven educational game platform. The new research, published by the Journal of the Learning Sciences , demonstrates the benefits of game-based learning for students when compared to students who had no access to such games.

7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom

eSchool News

Smartphones, tablets and other technology tools have tons of potential to help students learn–if they’re used properly. And when properly implemented, those tools can help students build the collaboration skills they need to reach success in school and the workforce. Most 21st-century learning models include collaboration as a necessary educational outcome. Next page: 7 engaging collaboration tools).

Tools 79

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

As teachers kick off the back-to-school season, we’d like to hear your thoughts about the role technology plays in your classrooms and how you empower your students to navigate digital learning. To get the conversation started, we asked three former teachers on our team about the benefits and challenges of digital learning, as well as the impact digital literacy can have on today’s students. What does Digital Learning mean to you?

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. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Digital Goodies Posts. 8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines.

Video 205