How LMS groups enable student collaboration for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

The consensus is that fostering student collaboration through group activities leads to more engaging and efficient learning. . However, collaborative learning is not about dividing students into groups and assigning tasks. What are LMS groups? . LMS groups are versatile.

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Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

This blend of online and offline learning can happen exclusively in the classroom with the station rotation and whole group rotation models. I ask them to brainstorm and discuss with colleagues the benefits and challenges of teaching using the whole group, teacher-led, teacher-paced model.

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Beyond connectivity: using technology to support learner equity and access

Hapara

Internet connectivity is a big deal for learner equity and access. To help the country close this digital divide, a goal of meeting or exceeding internet access at speeds of at least one megabit per second (Mbps) per student was set by the FCC.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive reader

All You Need to Teach Writing in Small Groups

MiddleWeb

After making a strong case for small group instruction during the writing process, Jennifer Serravallo shares how to implement and develop six types. Teacher Jennifer Wirtz loves the access to videos of groups in action and the printables for students.

How Our Micro-credential Audit Supports Equitable and Accessible Professional Development

Digital Promise

To support educators in accessing quality and relevant professional learning tools at the beginning of the pandemic, we curated a list of micro-credentials that could be earned with a remote or hybrid classroom. We believe that high quality must also mean accessible and equitable.

This Texas community college group is offering free tuition – and much more

The Hechinger Report

While the program has received million-dollar donations from local groups, the biggest splashes came seven months apart recently when MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett donated $20 million to Palo Alto College and $15 million to San Antonio College.

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The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction

MiddleWeb

Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes. Small Group Instruction Two Teachers in the Room co-teacher Elizabeth Stein general education inclusive classroom small group instruction two teachers in the room

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. Given that an increasing number of students have access to devices in their classrooms, thanks to 1:1 initiatives and mobile device carts, it is not necessary to send students to a lab, or separate space, for online learning. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation.

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Can the ‘Netflix For Textbooks’ Model Actually Improve Access?

Edsurge

per month for one access to one digital textbook or $14.99 per month to access all of the more than 1,500 titles on the company’s platform, with each plan requiring a four-month minimum. Users also get access to audiobook versions of their texts?available

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. We do not want to create groups that hinder the progress of any of our students! This simple guide can help you the next time you are creating groups for an assignment or task in your classroom! Learning GROUP grouping

Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

I invited Rabbi Elchanan Poupko , a middle school teacher, to write a guest blog and share a strategy for pairing and grouping students for after school work. Last week it dawned on me that I can assign homework to be completed in pairs and groups virtually.

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Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits.

Using EdTech Analytics to Improve Group Work

Omega Notes

Ask most students and they’ll probably tell how group work may be one of the least satisfying experiences they’ve ever had in school. Yet research suggests that group work, such as case-based teaching, can provide significant benefits.

Ensuring Access and Opportunity; Supporting At Home Connectivity

Tom Murray

According to a report released by the Pew Research Center, approximately 5 of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband internet while at home. The data also makes it evident that low-income households – especially our black and Hispanic families – make up a disproportionate percentage of the 5 million families without access. For more on how your district can support students’ at home access, visit FCC.gov.

Why Digital Equity Is About So Much More Than Access and Infrastructure

Edsurge

Achieving digital equity only just begins when students and teachers have sufficient access. Despite the herculean efforts undertaken by schools, districts, and community groups since the start of the pandemic, the digital divide continues to be a vexing problem.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

Developing Strategies for Success in Student Group Work

Omega Notes

Group work has the unique ability to deliver results that extend far beyond a single term’s academic grades. Putting together groups that reflect diverse experiences means greater perspectives that lead to more effective problem solving with more creative solutions.

Don Johnston Incorporated Joins Texthelp Group; Edtech Giants Join Forces to Help Students Across North America and the Globe

eSchool News

10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Texthelp , a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, today announced that they will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc., is the latest Assistive Technology provider to join the Texthelp Group. WOBURN, Mass.,

Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility

Cool Cat Teacher

Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility 00;00;00;04 – 00;00;07;19 John Davis This is the Ten Minute Teacher Podcast with your host Vicki Davis. Extended Episode number 780 – Top Tech Tools for Equity and Accessibility. I'm access to what you are trying to to give them.

Groups urge IES to release months-late report on student internet access

eSchool News

A federal report on students’ home access to digital learning resources is months late, and ed-tech groups say the delay is impeding efforts to close the homework gap. In a letter to the Institute of Education Sciences , a number of ed-tech and advocacy organizations point out that many students lack home access to the internet connectivity they need to complete homework and use online learning resources.

How Colleges Can Improve Accessibility In Remote Courses

Edsurge

Colleges have long had offices designed to support students who have learning disabilities and to encourage broader accessibility in the classroom and beyond. They also addressed audience questions about how to get faculty motivated to adjust their courses to improve accessibility.

Seeing Every Student and Providing Equitable Access for Each One

edWeb.net

Dr. Stone emphasized the importance of explaining that equity work is not a zero-sum game in which one group’s gains are the result of another group’s losses. The district’s gifted and talented program is another example of the changes being made to increase equitable access.

Travel Series Travel and Communication Access

N2Y

Welcome to the fourth and final article in our travel series, where we cover a variety of topics on travel and access that help prepare you for traveling with children with special needs. Travel and Medical Access. Travel and Physical Access.

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

Students who haven’t had access to technology since mid-March could face significant problems, said Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, a nonprofit that works for innovation in schools. “If If we can’t get every student access, that’s going to exacerbate the gaps even more.”

The post-COVID path to equity and access

eSchool News

As education leaders move forward with plans for what learning will look like “after COVID,” they must consider how to advance equity and access for the nation’s most marginalized student groups.

Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

” Student access to content to demonstrate knowledge should be the baseline when considering educational technology that supports and enhances small group reading instruction. It is essential for teachers to assess the needs of the students in the small group reading environment and analyze educational technology products that best suit those needs. Does the product have built-in accessibility features and ease of differentiation?

Access does not equal equity

The Hechinger Report

Instead, they’re constantly on the move, going from table to table facilitating group discussions and providing feedback as students work. Within one of the nation’s most segregated school systems , Maker Academy has attracted a mix of black, Latino, white and Asian students in which no single group makes up less than 10 percent or more than 46 percent of the population. With a schoolwide emphasis on working in groups, students’ most-used academic resources are often their peers.

Novus Consulting Group Introduces New Approach to Cyber Citizenship Education with Course Focused on Digital Wellness

eSchool News

In response to these emerging needs, Novus Consulting Group (NCG), an organization dedicated to empowering the global youth, is launching its Cyber Citizenship course this summer. .

Equity Is Not Just About Access. It’s About Success.

Digital Promise

This League of Innovative Schools meeting was focused on equity, and showcased how BCPS is making strides toward providing access and opportunity for all students. Over the course of three days, meeting attendees collaborated in working groups on topics like competency-based education, personalized learning, and maker research. Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, stressed that equity ”is not just about access.

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. Today, we dig into a university that is making progress on accessibility and compliance. Teachers who are putting content online can make content more accessible if we learn these tips. What does accessibility mean?

Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Groups has been around for a while, but sometimes gets overshadowed by things like Twitter, Facebook , Edmodo , and other social/learning networks. Google Groups is free, very easy to use and a great way to connect with people, access information and communicate. Teachers can set up a group for each of their classes, schools can have a whole school group, student groups, parents, faculty, and even groups by department.

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CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group

Edsurge

Save the world” said today that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group. At the time, the computers used by the boys lacked Internet access, so they began writing their own games. The invitation-only event drew a high-profile group of Chinese government, university and industry leaders. BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today. An educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas.

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

The Hechinger Report

Since 2006, the share of California Hispanic 19-year-olds with a high school diploma has increased from 74 percent to 86 percent, according to the Campaign for College Opportunity, a California advocacy group. Nationwide, the percentage of Hispanic or Latino adults ages 25 or over with a diploma has risen from 53 percent in 1995 to 72 percent last year, says the advocacy and research group Excelencia in Education.

K–12 Schools Seek to Connect 12 Million Students Without Home Broadband Access

EdTech Magazine

Despite the leaps made in Internet of Things devices and educational technology, a report by Boston Consulting Group estimated 12 million students don’t have adequate internet access at home. For many, the internet has become an integral part of daily life.

Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

Broken system: Child care subsidies ensure low-quality, limit access

The Hechinger Report

This is a major investment that the country should make in terms of supporting early childhood and access to child care.”. Access to high-quality child care and education during the early stages of a child’s like should not be a privilege reserved for the children of the rich.”

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6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

During senior year in high school, all students should have access, knowledge, and experience within these top six areas of education below. Before high school graduation, every senior should have access to financial education. When students have early access to understanding their potential work interests, which can include the culture, climate, and expectations of a role, they have a much better chance of choosing the right career path.

As LinkedIn Learning Subsumes Lynda.com, Library Groups Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

Libraries have long been enthusiastic subscribers to Lynda.com, offering their patrons access to the once-upstart company’s collection of educational videos on a range of topics. But this week, library groups urged their members to stop using the service if the company—now owned by LinkedIn, a subsidiary of Microsoft—makes planned changes to Lynda.com that will require library patrons to create a LinkedIn profile to access the service.