How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

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. Current distance learning settings have made this crystal clear. Learning Management Systems.

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.

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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. But how can schools and families follow an IEP when learning moves online? The physical learning space is important, as well.

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.

Triumphs and Troubles in Online Learning Abroad

ED Surge

as the leader in digital learning, representing the most adventurous innovations. In Canada, for example, about two-thirds of colleges offer online degrees —and many have for years. a far smaller number grant degrees online. I’ve always thought of the U.S.

Schools in All 50 States and Two U.S. Territories Offer Students Access to Quality Online Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

3, 2022 – In 2021, 44 new schools partnered with VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best teacher-led online learning programs. With the addition of these schools, VHS Learning is now partnered with schools in all 50 states, two U.S.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. million online courses in 2014-15. But access to such courses is still a problem.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

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10 of the best K-12 sources for digital textbooks online

Hapara

K-12 schools and districts are turning to digital textbooks for in-person, hybrid and remote learning. While textbook publishing companies now offer digital versions, you can also find open textbook options online. There are several online sources for digital textbooks free of charge.

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BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

VHS Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary

eSchool News

Boston — May 18, 2021 — VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, is celebrating its 25 th year helping schools expand curriculum and provide engaging learning experiences for students. About VHS Learning.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

VHS Learning has a distinguished 25-year history of supplementing face-to-face education with quality online learning that provides high school students expanded curriculum offerings. About VHS Learning. Boston – Aug.

A few silver linings emerge in a dark time of closed schools

The Hechinger Report

Some students will have an easier time landing internships during the pandemic because they’ll be able to work online and not have to move to an expensive big city. A lot of times with online internships, they’re a little bit more project-based.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. million online courses in 2014-15. But access to such courses is still a problem.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. Advocates claim that the calculators provide students access to more powerful mathematics. Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education. This was not just so students would learn how to use the calculator.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

eSchool News

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

Especially in states like Arizona, where families have little access to mental health care, students often turn to school counseling to triage their personal crises.

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Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This creates a fantastic and Dynamic Learning Experience for Mike’s students. I broke the process into five steps to be completed over six days of virtual learning.

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

techlearning

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. is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the organization has set the standard for quality online education.

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.

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.” Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts funding allows Ware Junior Senior High School students in grades 7-12 to take online summer courses through VHS. is an online learning pioneer.

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

edWeb.net

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

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. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR.

Follow Your Dreams: How This Platform Guides Learners From Passion to Profession

Edsurge

Now is the perfect time to start a “passion career,” says Rob Kingyens, Founder and CEO of New York-based online learning platform Yellowbrick. They learn from the best in education and earn a credential that validates that for them.

Facing uncertain futures, high school seniors weigh tough college options and alternate paths

The Hechinger Report

Liz Willen is editor-in-chief of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit news organization that covers K-12 and post-secondary education. Are those colleges going to be open, or will they be at home starting online? Will they have to pay the same amount of tuition to take online courses?

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Wisconsin launches online CTE school

eSchool News

Online CTE model will provide hands on training and dual credit opportunities for middle and high school students. Online learning provider K12 Inc. announced the opening of Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, an online career and technical education (CTE) high school in Wisconsin using the curriculum and academic programs by K12 Inc. Programs like these help mitigate youth underemployment and these online courses will help reach even more underserved youth.”

South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. These supplemental STEM resources can enhance science curriculum connecting science teaching and learning to career and college readiness. The videos anchor a suite of online exercises, quizzes, and other media that support science teaching. “We’ve

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Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam. I think it will be a great experience for current AP physics students, or anyone who wants to learn physics without a background in calculus.”. Assessments News Online Learning STEM Top News

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.

Design a Choose Your Own Adventure Learning Experience

Catlin Tucker

Teachers are designing learning experiences for a range of learning landscapes. Some are navigating a hybrid schedule that blends synchronous in-class time with asynchronous online time. Others are teaching entirely online. Learning

VHS Learning Elects Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its Board of Directors

eSchool News

6, 2021 – VHS Learning, an accredited non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, has appointed Dr. Yolanda D. We are honored to welcome her as a VHS Learning trustee.”. About VHS Learning. Boston – Dec.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

There are right and wrong ways to work with our students and help them learn. We must be grounded in reality and equip ourselves with the knowledge of neuroscience, learning, and how we can best help kids move forward. How Do We Help the Kids Who Excelled in Distance Learning?

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Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?

Edsurge

There is a dearth of evidence to help teachers make informed choices on how to allocate time to asynchronous vs. synchronous online learning. All online learning requires executive function skills , which allow us to plan, work toward goals, solve problems and be creative.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? At first, they may just “lurk” and watch what others are doing, but eventually they will try some of the things they are exposed to and hopefully contribute back to others’ learning. What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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State Spotlight: Governor Reeves Supports Diverse Learning Options Through CARES Act Funds

ExcelinEd

The grants will enable school leaders and education organizations to accelerate innovative learning solutions for Mississippi’s most vulnerable student populations. In addition to grant eligibility for public school districts and charter schools, private elementary and secondary schools are also eligible to apply for the funding. Governor Reeves’ priorities for Innovative Educational Solutions include: Improve Online Learning Resources. Return to In-Person Learning.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. A range of specialist companies and private institutions is now providing excellent higher education components, as well as providing ancillary and support services such as examination and certification services, learning support, learning analytics, etc.

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The Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

In the early days of my transition to blended learning, I had one Chromebook, which I received after writing a Donor’s Choose project. ” I used that Chromebook to design a collaborative online station to complement my teacher-led and offline stations.

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Why edtech plays a big role in future-proofing education

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 3, 2020, in Right Strat Online. Secondary schools and high schools face their own conundrums regarding final exams. Regardless of the chosen type of curriculum, how much edtech and distance learning will remain in use?

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