Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Within this fluid environment, educators are striving to adapt. One important adaptation is the shakeup of classroom design. Evidence-based learning environments. Active learning environments.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. By the way, this resource is excellent for any Google for Education school that uses the Chrome browser, not just Chromebooks! Learn more about ASSISTments.

10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About

Edsurge

The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. I challenged myself to create my own version in a Google drawing. Google's G-suite is nothing new, but Jonathan Brubaker, a 9th grade English teacher in California, calls the productivity and organizing tool Keep Google's "sleeper" hit.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. Here are some expert opinions on the four major trends of the year: SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Learning Analytics Tools Provide Real-Time Feedback.

Future Trends Forum #7 with Deanna Marcum: notes and video

Bryan Alexander

Deanna Marcum was our Future Trends Forum guest on March 21st , and offered excellent thoughts about the evolution of libraries. Collection development isn’t as central, thanks to the digital world and Google. Mark Ulett saw contradiction between two different trends.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

Bryan Alexander

What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Phil Hill of E-literate and Mindwires to explore this question, based on Phil’s extensive expertise. Student Success – Does the LMS improve learning?

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What next with the LMS? A conversation with Phill Hill, continued

Bryan Alexander

What will the learning management system ( LMS ) become? Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Phil Hill of E-literate and Mindwires to explore this question, based on Phil’s extensive expertise. Student Success – Does the LMS improve learning?

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The NEO Blog turns 2!

Neo LMS

The combined effort of the entire NEO team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. We learned a lot in the past two years and if you’re not new to this blog, we hope you did too.

Guest Post - How Artificial Intelligence will Empower Future Classrooms

Educational Technology Guy

While formal education in several parts of the world is still associated with the widely-accepted traditional brick and mortar schools, the global education fraternity has opened up to e-learning. Hence, hands-on activities are important and count as a form of experiential learning.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it. Learn more about Kiddom Academy.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. However, as more online learning companies raise their Series D funding rounds , and players from Duolingo to Coursera try to figure out sustainable business models, we’ve reached a juncture where we need to think about the issues of equity that come with chasing paying customers. Online Learning and Non-traditional Students. Different industries have contributed to the trend.

Heard, Overheard and Announced at ISTE 2016

Edsurge

It brings together K-12 educators, companies, reporters, university professors, and students to talk about product announcements, implementation strategies and edtech trends. THE BIG GUYS: Here’s news from Google, ABCMouse, and Amazon. First up, Google Education announced a new “casting” app for the classroom projector, released the “Expeditions” virtual reality app for all teachers and students, and added a new quizzing feature in Google Forms.

Can Online Education Lower Costs and Improve Quality?

Edsurge

Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way. Do you see that as a broader trend as well?

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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Reflections on Being Part of the NMC HE Horizon Report Expert Panel

ProfHacker

This post is co-authored with Sheila MacNeill ( @sheilmcn ) is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is also the current Chair of ALT (Association of Learning Technology).

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

The trend is not unique to Hollywood; other American businesses— from appliance makers to luxury resorts —are similarly entangled with Asian money. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Fresco Capital , GSV Acceleration , Learn Capital , Owl Ventures , Reach Capital and Rethink Education , now count Asian limited partners among investors in their newest funds. “In

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Strayer is “bucking the trend,” says Inside Higher Ed. ” Edsurge offers “A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning.” From the Google blog : “ Chromebook tablets for versatile learning.” Speaking of Google , Wired reports that “Children’s YouTube is still churning out blood, suicide and cannibalism.” ” No one mentioned privacy as a key selling point of Apple versus Google.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” “ Google is jeopardizing A frican-American literature sites ,” says The Outline. Via The Chicago Tribune : “ Google’s art selfies aren’t available in Illinois.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” – “This includes how long-distance learning programs are defined.” Via The Washington Post : “ A South Carolina school district just abolished snow days – and will make students learn online.” ” Oooh, I am sensing a trend here. DreamBox Learning has raised $130 million from The Rise Fund. The adaptive learning company has raised $175.6 My apologies that this is a day late.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. Funding data about “learn to code” startups can be found at funding.hackeducation.com. And what does that oft-repeated phrase “ learn to code ” even mean ?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.” Via The New York Times : “Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built.”

Education Technology and the Ideology of Personalization

Hack Education

Facebook worked with the Summit Public Schools charter chain in order to develop this “personalized learning platform,” which it released last year and now licenses to other schools under the product name “Basecamp.” Basecamp is essentially a learning management system (with the adjective “personalized” appended to it). AltSchool, a private school startup, was founded in 2014 by Max Ventilla, a former Google executive. Adaptive students.).

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Google , in Post-Obama Era, Aggressively Woos Republicans ” – so enjoy that Google Certification, educators. Via Education Week : “ Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy.” ” Via EdSource : “New program aims to create more uniform standards among linked learning academies.” ” That’d be Hugo Barra , a former Google exec.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” The Whiteboard Advisors’ latest “Education Insider” report ( PDF ) is on assessment trends, higher education, and the presidential campaigns. Speaking of loans, Google will ban ads for payday loans. ” [Insert Course Signals learning analytics joke here.].

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Hack Education

To borrow from “ Norman’s Law of eLearning Tool Convergence ,” no matter the stories we tell about innovation, no matter the predictions we make about disruption, in time everything in ed-tech becomes indistinguishable from the learning management system.

The Rough Beasts of Ed-Tech

Hack Education

This keynote was delivered today at the Irish Learning Technology Association's annual conference, EdTech2016, in Dublin. I’m not sure we talk often enough about technology-enhanced learning in these terms – as a political not merely pedagogical practice.

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October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Teachers and the Future of Education" (the importance of teacher voice in education discussions, "Hack Your Education" (thinking about self-directed learning--Audrey''s in this proposal), and "Technology, Pedagogy, and the Silver Bullet" (addressing the myopia of some ed tech business ventures). of Text-Messaging at School A Big Step for Gesture-Based Learning? Yes, I know it''s not technology news, but somehow it''s indicative enough of other trends that I''m including it here.