The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Information Access and Information Abundance. Information Access and Abundance.

What YouTube and Hollywood Divas Can Teach You About Active Learning

Edsurge

These active learning strategies can work in any course—for any major, in any discipline. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning. Some of the most dynamic thinkers and doers in education today are pioneers in active learning.

Course 164

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Edsurge

Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. They can require students to take photos of objects to demonstrate their understanding of the material, or allow them to access content with an inexpensive VR viewer like Google Cardboard. Learn how teachers are using the app.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. With the flipped approach, teachers aim to make the learning process more engaging.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. Students, who require multiple learning resources can benefit greatly from a subscription-based etextbook service.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. Surely, students must have demonstrated a liking towards eBooks or there must have been statistical evidence of students scoring better grades when learning from digital textbooks. making learning an enriching experience.

eBook 59

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. Students, who require multiple learning resources can benefit greatly from a subscription based etextbook service.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform.

OER 114

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township and itslearning Selected as Finalists for 2018 IMS Global Learning Impact Awards

techlearning

Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township ( MSD Wayne ) and itslearning, an internationally acclaimed learning management system (LMS), are finalists in the IMS Global Consortium’s 2018 Learning Impact Awards program.

LMS 52

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. At NMHS we focus on empowering students to take ownership of their learning.

No Kidding: This Pre-Revenue Edtech Startup Just Raised $15M in Series B Funding

Edsurge

Kiddom , the developer behind a K-12 content management and collaborative learning platform, has raised $15 million in a Series B round led by Owl Ventures. Available on Chromebooks, web browsers and iOS devices, Kiddom’s platform shares many features typically associated with learning management systems. Other tools offering similar functionalities include Edmodo and Nearpod , and learning management systems like Canvas and Schoology.

Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

User Generated Education

Walk into a classroom in any part of the United States, even the world, and you most likely will scratch your head in disbelief asking yourself questions such as: Why do the classrooms look pretty much like the ones in which I, my parents, and my grandparents learned? Why aren’t they using them for learning? Their visions for how people should learn will permeate the current systems of education and they will hopefully be the change agents bringing in a new era of education.

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight’sProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

techlearning

The displays’ Touch 360° interactivity features up to 10 single-touch points or five dual-touch for gestures — users can work simultaneously, driving collaborative learning. McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn.,

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. Leads Beyond the Library.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

You will immediately see that our teachers have access to iPads and many of their choices are iOS apps but often there are web versions and android apps for these as well. They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter.

How Online Camps Help Kids Stay Connected to STEM Skills and Mentors Year-Round

MindShift

Earth’s molten core and the lost city of Atlantis are not traditional summer destinations for kids, but intrepid young campers can now contend with lava or rebuild the underwater metropolis as they learn, play and socialize in the digital realms of virtual camps. Accessible across the U.S.

STEM 72

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. Judges liked the collaboration ability.

A School Leader’s Guide to Using edWeb for Personalized Teacher PD

edWeb.net

To provide the best possible teaching and learning environment, school leaders need to provide their teachers with professional learning opportunities that are personalized and engaging. Schools and districts can use edWeb to create private communities for collaboration.

OER 52

A big list of options for connecting globally

NeverEndingSearch

iEARN : The non-profit made of our 30,000 schools and youth organizations offers more than 100 searchable interactive curriculum-based projects , in a variety of languages where students can safely collaborate, create, research, and share opinions, on their way toward becoming global citizens.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We had another great day of sessions and keynotes on Tuesday, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page. Wednesday, November 19th ( US-Eastern Time ) 1:00am Globally Connecting Classes through Interactive Learning Objects - Ezra Samantha M. en Psicología ACCESS Program''s Enhancement activities: honing students'' collaboration, leadership, and communication skills. - A New Model for Collaboration!

Annotate, Collaborate, and Learn with Marginal Syllabus and Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator

Starting in April, Educator Innovator will host a dynamic opportunity for open learning via author partnerships, annotathons (more on these below!), The founders of Marginal Syllabus aim to advance educator professional development about education in/equity through the use of participatory learning technologies. You can learn more at the Marginal Syllabus website. We look forward to learning with you!

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Library 2.014 on YouTube.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Recordings of any sessions that have taken place will accessible on the conference recordings page , usually within a few minutes after a session has ended. Associate Professor The comparative analysis of different online education and blended learning solutions in the non-OECD context. -

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with 'e's

Finally, I will suggest that there are five key objectives to achieve if universities are to achieve success in the use of learning technologies in the future. A Social Web that supports learning Staff at the University of Plymouth have been using Web 2.0

Wiki 70

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. These websites dont just provide us with video content, but also the tools to help us make authentic video accessible to learners. Microsoft's free Learning Content Development Syst. Top tools for e-learning. e-learning. (4).

Wiki 73

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01