Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? One set of useful resources comes from Project Zero research director Carrie James , a sociologist at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who studies ethics and citizenship online and works with a network of educators. A Facebook friend posts photos from the party and tags you in them. Blog Online Learning Research Research Map

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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Facebook Expands ?Community Boost? Initiative with College Partnerships in Chicago

Edsurge

In 2017 Facebook claimed more than 4 million companies advertise on its platform, and more than 500,000 companies advertise on Instagram. Many social media marketers have learned their relatively-new trade on the job, but the tech giant now wants to train the next generation of marketers and entrepreneurs on how businesses can use social platforms—specifically theirs. In some cities, like Des Moines, Facebook is introducing an entirely new digital marketing curriculum.

6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

It is a blended program with a mix of face-to-face and online learning, which is obviously perfect for this blended learning enthusiast! LearningThis year I’ve decided to pursue my doctorate at Pepperdine University.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. What is personalized learning?

It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

TC is a virtual training medium, providing personal growth and professional development through online learning, coaching, and webinars. Through our innovative Learning Engagement System (LES), districts can build a custom library and even create and sell their custom training.

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?

‘It feels a little hopeless’: Parents of kids with disabilities worry coronavirus quarantine will mean regression

The Hechinger Report

Not only does she need more specialized support than many students, but her vision challenges and other impairments can make online learning difficult. Van Brusselen learned just a month before her due date that her baby had hydrocephalus, or an accumulation of fluid in the brain.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – 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 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 12, 2017 WikiLeaks CIA cache: Fool me once | Engadget → "It should make you uncomfortable - and angry - as hell that the CIA can use your smart toaster to spy on you. Tagged on: March 10, 2017 State reaches $3.5

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Education companies see an “upside to the pandemic” for business

The Hechinger Report

But for some online education companies, the upheaval represents a chance to profit. which provides online curriculum to homeschooling families and school districts, told investors in April that applications and inquiries were up. Credit: Screenshot/Facebook.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

Edsurge

The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers. There has been a huge explosion of online learning and edtech in our schools… and online education is privatizing education through for-profit companies and their apps,” said Haimson. But the reality is that online learning has not progressed really far.” Educators from around the U.S.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. ' Tagged on: March 2, 2017 Who’s Watching Little Brother?

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The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

?Up, Out and Away! The 2018 Higher Education Technology Events Calendar

Edsurge

Some college students travel or study abroad to enhance their learning. At EdSurge, we frequently attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. gathering hundreds of education leaders, thinkers, researchers around learning, equity and technology. EdSurge HigherEd also regularly hosts meetups and workshops on online learning and higher education technology.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

How Online Can Save Small, Private Colleges from Going Under

Edsurge

And one way to do that is by adding online programs to the mix. The challenge for many small colleges is that they see online courses as at odds with their very identity. After all, these institutions embrace intimacy as central to their mission, with close, mentoring relationships between faculty and students, and deep, comradely connections among students—essential ingredients of highly engaged learning. For many, online fails to meet these crucial education ambitions.

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Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Purdue on Track to Expand Workforce Development

Leadership Lounge

Their recent acquisition of Kaplan (details still being worked out) and their strategic alliance with Infosys, an India-based tech services company, will position Purdue as a leader in workforce development, utilizing online course delivery as a large part of that equation.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World

Edsurge

Because digital devices and online environments can simultaneously be transformatively empowering and maddeningly disruptive, the work of integrating digital learning tools into schools is usually difficult and complex. By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. Think Facebook.

Tart Retorts and Tools: Overheard at SXSWedu

Edsurge

From personalized learning to ethical analytics, what stood out amongst the conversations? To help colleges navigate these challenges, New America walked through its latest report, “ Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use ,” over some barbecue at the Civitas Learning headquarters in downtown Austin on Tuesday. But 76 percent of kids prefer to get their news from social media (especially from Facebook).

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. 2017 has been an extraordinary year for education news and for technology news – two areas that provide crucial context for everything that happens with education technology. Learning to Code.

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Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

Once you have the shareable link copied, you can paste it into a document, webpage, link shortener, Twitter, Facebook, etc. If you'd like the PDF to display in the browser, you can use Google's online document viewer.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Their writing, stories, and research are part of my personal learning network (PLN) I read daily. He personalized learning like no one I’ve ever known, but also taught a massive amount of material without ever having a test or project using Socratic learning techniques.

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's Online Futures

Hack Education

This is part six of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Some of the most oft-told tales in education in recent years have the following plot: the students all move from “brick-and-mortar” to “online.” There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Trump Proclaims October 15 through October 21, 2017, as National Character Counts Week.” ” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” Speaking of Hollywood Glitz, Variety reports that “ Kevin Spacey ’s Online Acting Course Pulled by MasterClass.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Boston Bridge would be available for 2017 high school graduates who live in the city.” 1, 2017, on the online 2018–19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Here’s a link to all the stories in Slate’s series on online credit recovery programs. Viridis Learning has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Salesforce Ventures.