10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. However, I want to share and talk more about this.

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

Education is a continuous process that starts even before a child goes to school. While the student goes through the formal steps within the system — from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school and so on — parents are an important part of the big picture.

How We Began Online Learning Successfully

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflections from the trenches From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we began distance learning, I started writing and reflecting. In life, we have to control what we can and we have to trust the rest to the Divine.

OPINION: Equity in online learning is about much more than technology access

The Hechinger Report

Even before the global pandemic pushed many colleges and universities to teach students remotely, online learning had become an increasingly important part of higher education. Yet, as this spring’s pivot to online learning showed us, equity remains a significant challenge.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. Chief among those is determining how to support students with special educational needs. Tech & Learning.

Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. She was also curious how students were faring in other schools. “I

Actionable advice for educators to move to online learning

Neo LMS

At this point, you’ve probably mastered the intricacies of digital conferencing to communicate with your students. You’re getting comfortable with a new schedule, technology, and online grading. But, you still need a little help navigating the seas of e-learning. E-learning

6 fun resources for online learning

eSchool News

The global COVID-19 pandemic that has forced schools to shut down physical operations and move to online learning has, understandably, caused a fair amount of anxiety and emotional distress for students. Related Content: eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

The new school year is underway, but districts across the country are still struggling to fill hundreds of teaching positions. And particular regions, like rural districts, where it’s difficult to find qualified teachers, are also especially strained. These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. There is no shortage of proposed solutions to tackling teacher shortages. Remove barriers to licensure reciprocity.

Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning

Neo LMS

Students of all ages still need to learn, even during these hard times. The current lockdowns have opened people’s eyes to the fact that ed-tech does serve a very valuable purpose, as it’s more obvious now that students have to do a lot of remote learning, now more than ever. There are many ways educators can use technology to create online lessons and deliver instruction remotely. When you go online, you can also do that.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear. You have to train in the way you want them to teach.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else. I invite you to read the post in its entirety to learn more about the laws and standards, as well as about the basic principles of good online design.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

On the Friday before spring break at Meigs Middle School, special education teacher Matt Coe was busy preparing new lessons for his students now that schools were set to close due to the coronavirus crisis. That’s really cool to know that you’re having a positive impact.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” Clever techies have stepped up to the challenge with their ingenious gadgets, transforming remote students into tangible beings with a heartbeat, devising uncanny innovations, most now surprisingly part of mainstream education, right on campus. Forums often support peer-to-peer interaction.

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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ST Math: The Gaming Software Changing Online Learning

MIND Research Institute

For those of you who are new to the ST Math community, the "ST" stands for spatial temporal—the foundational concept behind our nonprofit's math research and pedagogy. On the contrary, we need to show them why specific operations need to happen in the first place.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! “The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication.

How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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How to Use Jamboard with Google Meet

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Jamboard with Google Meet appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Meet allows you to create and share Jams from Google Jamboard on the fly! This integration is great for remote learning, blended learning, or distance learning!

How to Autofit Text in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Autofit Text in Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Do you ever get frustrated resizing your text to fit it in a textbox or shape in Google Slides? The font size will slowly decrease to fit the text in the box. Click To Tweet.

How to do more with less screen time

Neo LMS

One of the nicest advantages that some students enjoyed about the spring version of online learning was the relaxation of the bell schedule. However, the attempts to squeeze normalcy into an extraordinary situation removed that luxury in most cases this fall. E-learning

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How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

One of the great challenges for any educator is how do you teach and test students on real world problems, not just on theoretical textbook examples? all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. Real world problems are exciting to solve but devilishly hard to assess, especially when there are many students involved.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school.

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#ISTE20 Live: Sessions on Equity and Online Learning Top Agenda

EdTech Magazine

The annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) shares a key trait with most the nation’s schools: Everything is happening online. He is the award-winning author of bestselling books including “How to Be an Antiracist.”.

Asynchronous vs. Synchronous: How to Design for Each Type of Learning

Catlin Tucker

Some are beginning entirely online and others are returning to school on a modified schedule where they will only see students in person a couple of days a week. ” First, let’s be clear about the differences between asynchronous and synchronous learning. Learning

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5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

For perhaps the first time in recent memory, parents and teachers may be actively encouraging their children to spend more time on their electronic devices. Department of Education, Richard is a go-to person for exploring the shift we are experiencing in learning today.

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? Click To Tweet. Click To Tweet.

For many students, online learning may not have improved much

eSchool News

America is about to embark on Round 2 of its unplanned experiment in online education — and, for millions of students, virtual learning won’t be any better than it was in the spring, according to the Washington Post.

Sudden Shift to Online Learning Revealed Gaps in Digital Literacy, Study Finds

Edsurge

When schools abruptly moved online as COVID-19 swept across the U.S. Many also ended up serving as tech support for students and their parents, who themselves struggled to learn new tools as well. How are you solving those challenges?

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How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

Neo LMS

Schools have taken big steps towards using online resources and tools, but we can expect online learning to have a more important role in students’ education due to the pandemic. Variations of blended learning were applied in classes before. E-learning

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

The Hechinger Report

this spring, educators have been faced with a challenge: How do we ensure that our students can safely engage in school this fall? How do we make school feel “normal” again? That’s what we are doing in my district, where students returned to classes that look much different.

Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Their almost innate ability to grasp the concepts of technology is something older generations just don’t have,” he said.