Use Digital Notebooks to Facilitate Book Clubs and Literature Circles at the Secondary Level

Catlin Tucker

Unfortunately, most secondary curriculum relies on a one-size-fits-all approach to reading. Instead of creating readers, this approach can alienate students who struggle to access books at a particular reading level or do not care for the genre of the books on their class reading list.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

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Buncee: Versatility and Accessibility for Remote Learning

Buncee

During this uncertain time, we need to turn to online educational tools that offer us versatility, ease of use, and accessibility for all students. This tool might be just what teachers need given the recent transition of learning to online platforms.

Nine New Lawsuits Target ?Inclusive Access? Textbook Programs, Alleging Antitrust Violations

Edsurge

Nine lawsuits filed in March, April and May against major textbook companies and retailers take aim at their bulk deals with colleges to offer online course materials, sometimes referred to as “inclusive access” programs.

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. They know how to do distance learning.

Targeting ‘Inclusive Access’ Deals, College Bookstores Sue Textbook Publishers and Retailers

Edsurge

At the heart of the case are so-called “inclusive access” programs. Cengage Learning Inc., Independent stores say they sometimes have trouble securing a supply of online access codes to sell to students.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students to pause and assess what they think they have learned in a lesson or series of lessons. Learning Log/Blog.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She currently holds a Masters in Instructional Design with a certificate in distance learning and is obtaining her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. in Secondary Education from Ball State University.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools

edWeb.net

Rural school districts face many unique trials, and access to educational technology is no different. But in order to take advantage of edtech, they first need broadband access. Even when broadband is available, many students don’t have access at home.

Accessibility, Audio Texts, and the Persistence of Print

ProfHacker

Her scholarly work focuses on the circulation of ideas about race, sex, and gender via visual and material culture; her work for Yale's Center for Teaching and Learning supports the university's accessibility initiatives. Teaching accessibility audio texts universal design

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Original Image Source … and important steps to help you get there!

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. What is Actively Learn. to find science labs in the Actively Learn catalog.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar “ Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers ,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.

5 blended-learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

For the last decade, the Christensen Institute has investigated how schools are integrating face-to-face and online learning modalities in ways that enable greater flexibility and student control, otherwise known as “blended learning.” Blended learning was one of 88 total tags.)

Demonstrating the Impact of Powerful Learning: HP Teaching Fellows and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

If you’ve ever found yourself in Baltimore and walked into Katie Dell’s classroom, you would see students personalizing their learning experience by choosing from an array of activities that are designed to help them work toward their learning goals. Personal and Accessible.

Innovative Schools Prioritize Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Maker learning inspires creativity, confidence, and passion for learning in young people. South Fayette has a K-12 computational thinking initiative that embeds maker curriculum in learning experiences for all 2,500 district students in every grade. Baltimore County Public Schools has plans to launch a Mobile Innovation Lab, opening access to maker learning opportunities to over 100,000 students in 174 schools districtwide.

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Likewise, when it comes to learning, while Integrated Learning is certainly the preference there are times when Rote Learning is appropriate to implement. By itself, I’d wholeheartedly agree that Rote Learning in isolation is a weak form of instruction.

High School and College Students Get Rare Opportunity to Help Change the World Of Education

EdNews Daily

The OOP will provide an easy, accessible, context-driven map of the entire human knowledge landscape. Diversity Education News Featured Higher Education News Secondary Education Technology

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Learning environments are becoming more flexible, teaching methods are changing to accommodate different learning styles, and student collaboration is playing an increasingly important role in the classroom. 2 Test results show learning gains of up to 16%. Learn More.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning. In secondary, this is most likely by subject.

Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Most do not have access to a high-level laboratory such as the ones used for the winning contestants, creating a high visible barrier of entry to research for the average high school student. The accessibility of the topic allows ANYONE to produce meaningful results and impact the world.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

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a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Learn Smarter, Not Harder: 5 Essential Google Classroom Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

In our school we started using Google Classroom LMS as a way to collect, review and grade the assignment, now we use it as a basis for creating greater learning opportunities becoming real due to the apps that hugely extend the functional set and diversify the learning.

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OPINION: Ending the stigma for college students with learning disabilities

The Hechinger Report

Students with disabilities, and especially those with invisible disabilities that affect how they learn, often struggle because of public misperceptions and stigmas. Through these experiences, Savannah has become an outspoken and passionate advocate for people with learning disabilities.

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.

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SEL Can Help Special Educators Address Rapidly Evolving Remote Learning Requirements

Edsurge

This is the third of a three-part series looking at how social-emotional learning strategies can support teachers of students with learning differences during the pandemic. The challenge: Remote learning requirements keep changing, and I can’t keep up.

Equity in Education, Even During the Pandemic

edWeb.net

As the COVID-19 crisis has forced schools to close their buildings and move online, inequities in access to technology, books, and even food have become more apparent. edWeb Blog access access and equity equityWATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Massachusetts Community Foundation Awards $22,500 Grant to The Virtual High School For Student Access to Online Summer Courses

techlearning

a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs. We’re thrilled that middle and high school students in the area will have access to this enriching and engaging summer program, so they can be better prepared for college, careers, and beyond.”

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. What is Differentiated Learning?

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

As students return to college, a basic question persists: What are they learning?

The Hechinger Report

But will they actually learn anything? Higher education has found itself under increasing pressure to change that, just as has happened in elementary and secondary schools, where a battery of standardized tests constantly check in on what students know. Future of Learning.