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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. For purposes of this article, we’ll call these “the bricks.” ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. Learning while watching tutorials.

6 ways to make your blended learning PD more successful

eSchool News

“Just do it” may be an effective slogan for a sporting shoe company, but it is not an effective change management technique to move to blended learning. The move to blended learning has been labelled as “disruptive” by many, such as Clayton Christensen in his book “ Disrupting Class.” ” It is a significant shift in the teaching and learning paradigm. Thus, successful models need to be explained and demonstrated.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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How to Empower Students With Timely Knowledge Using “The Week”

The CoolCatTeacher

As I’ve reviewed The Week, I believe this is a valuable resource for teachers to use because the week surveys a variety of news sources that students can access and read. Each week comes with a lesson guide to help you plan and select appropriate topics of conversation. As we work to integrate nonfiction texts into student reading, it is helpful to use reliable online tools for this purpose. learn about other features … How Do I Subscribe to The Week?

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I use for teaching programming, how I teach with Metaverse, and some new features that help us manage our classroom as students program in AR and share with each other. This is because Metaverse is simple and easy to use. Getting Started in Metaverse: Use this Metaverse Studio tour video to get started whenever you’re ready. The Metaverse YouTube channel is full of tutorials that you can send your students to get them started.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page has ideas to bring financial literacy to every school. Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts from Ctrl Alt Achieve From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes. I’m not down to the 40 Hours some teachers get to, but I’m so much more efficient.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year. In Google Chrome, Momentum and Limitless have some cool features to help you focus. Some people like speed dial but most web browsers pull in links to pages people go to often.

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Doug Green challenges our thinking about school, how we should teach, and the flaws with the testing programs we have in education today. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: Date: April 5, 2018. How have we gone off track? How is standardized teaching different from a one-size-fits-all teaching? Who wants to be standard?

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Those days are coming to an end. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. How are RLOs used?

Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). How could that be done online? In Alia Wong’s article for the Atlantic, “ Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It ” she chronicles several of the reasons why, as P.E. Click To Tweet. “Blended learning” P.E.—physical Click To Tweet.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond. For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year.

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30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that has taken be a while to write. Over seven years ago I worked with our District Technology Director and Superintendent to create a 1:1 e-learning program that would be used to make up snow days. Some of the ideas in this article were part of our discussions and writings. I have looked at what we did and tried to rephrase it for the environment we find ourselves in today. We defeated those snow days and kept learning going.

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As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Georgia Tech may have been testing the waters with its computer science degree, but other institutions soon followed in pursuit of ways to grow enrollment and compete in the burgeoning space. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs.

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Replace teamwork with teaming for more dynamic classrooms

The Christensen Institute

The new report “ How to create higher performing, happier classrooms in seven moves: A playbook for teachers ” tells stories of teachers who improved student engagement and academic results by introducing seven specific, practical moves into their classrooms that replicate the successes of top managers in cutting-edge workplaces. The third move for creating a dynamic classroom is to encourage teaming. So teaming is here to stay. Teaching teachers to relinquish control.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Do you think others could learn from the way you conduct ed-tech pilots to inform product decisions? Digital Promise is crowdsourcing best practices for piloting learning technology tools, and we want to hear from you! Click here to participate: The deadline to be considered for the award is. And, we’ll highlight the best examples from across the country on our website for others to learn from. So do most ed-tech companies.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

I’m looking forward to stepping away from the office and spending time with family and friends one last time before the 2017-18 school year gets underway in earnest. As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). So there needs to be industry standards. But just how enormous is its repository?

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A New Curriculum Helps Students With Disabilities Transition to Life After High School

Edsurge

I watched proudly as he used his self-determination skills to choose a major and enroll at a college that was an eight-hour drive from home. I thought he was well-prepared for the transition to life after high school, but soon realized I was wrong. While this failure felt terrible at the time, it ended up being the driving force behind the creation of a new high school transition program for students with mild to moderate disabilities. He wanted to go it alone.

New, free digital citizenship curriculum helps students become responsible tech users

edWeb.net

A strong understanding of digital citizenship is essential for students of all ages to be able to make smart choices online and in life. The new, free K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum from Common Sense Education has lessons for all ages to address the current technology landscape.

Leveraging the Popularity of Online Gaming in Corporate Training

The Game Agency

The global e-sports industry has exploded, with revenues from competitive online gaming expected to reach $906 million this year. Meanwhile, the popular game Fortnite has made more than $1 billion since it was released almost a year ago, and the World Heath Organization added “gaming disorder” to its International Classification Diseases this summer. Training professionals have the opportunity to make video games a force for good, though.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

edWeb.net

It requires educators to deeply understand how institutional racism comes to be and manifests in environments where young students learn. The reality is that instructional practices and policies tend to emerge from an inherently racist foundation. For early childhood educators to become equity advocates, they must fully explore racism’s deep roots to eradicate it. How does the work I do connect to the larger system and programming?

The case for integrating teacher preparation into K–12 schools

The Christensen Institute

One well-known philosophy for improving teaching in K–12 schools is to define clear and rigorous standards for teacher licensure and teacher preparation programs—and then hold teachers and programs to those standards. Our research on the theory of modularity and interdependence, however, suggests that this approach is not likely to succeed until we develop a stronger understanding of and a greater consensus around what constitutes good teaching.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. I have some bright students, and a lot of them felt chagrined that they weren’t able to deduce this,” said Colglazier, who videotaped the episode last January. Whether that information is from a news organization or from your uncle, it all looks the same to them.”.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop). Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” Been quoted in an article on ransomware in K-12 education. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). Summer.

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Combat Teacher Turnover with Data and Interventions

edWeb.net

Teacher turnover has an impact on all stakeholders in the school environment, and research shows that students struggle to perform well in schools with turnover year after year. Retaining effective staff can be a big challenge for schools and districts, as can figuring out how to solve the issues around this problem. Without data on the school or district, it’s hard for school leaders to gauge the significance of individual complaints, even if the complaint is valid.

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Reinventing.School Interview with Yong Zhao and Susan Engel + Thursday, June 4 Sessions - The Learning Revolution Online Daily Education Conference #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Welcome to the Thursday, June 4th edition of the 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference. To see all sessions submitted so far, and to correspond with presenters, click here. TODAY'S SESSIONS : All times are US-Eastern Daylight Time - to see them in your own time zone and to get the links for attending live, click HERE. 8:00 AM - Learning how to Lead yourself in order to lead others effectively!

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. All our students should be provided with the same tools to be successful in today’s world,” he said. “We

CrazyIdeas.Doc

techlearning

My HaHa Doc contains what probably amounts to three hours of school-themed stand-up comedy. One day, I’d love to put together an hour long stand-up keynote about teaching. My Crazy Ideas Doc is where I write down the ideas I’ve come up with, have heard about and would love to build on, or crazy ideas I’d like to one day implement into my program. Rethinking College Debt and Jobs – I ran across an article on EdSurge that talked about MissionU.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. The article puts a positive spin on it, but this is not ok.

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Micro-Credentials: Taking PD to the next level

The Thinking Stick

It is long-term embedded learning with a Master Teacher. If we know this is the best type of professional development, and we have research that shows time and time again that the traditional PD model adopted by schools; the one-off PD day, the yearly conference, the after-school two-hour session, do not lead to improved teaching or changes in student performance. Teachers are doing the things they learn while they are learning them. Be it online or face to face.

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. In short, by “disruption,” we are referring to something that causes the kind of impact that leads to change. ” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? | Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Thanks to those who helped spread the word of its release and for offering feedback. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers? | Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - ISTE Unplugged - Homework - Emperor's New Clothes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 24th, 2014 The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Harris The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. and so are now reverting to the original Ning network email service.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

It is “college day,” and the students in this old farming town 60 miles north of Denver are applying to a handful of state universities and community colleges, their transcripts printed out for quick review. Most hope to eventually land tech-related jobs. And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. In November, the town put a referendum on the ballot asking voters to approve a tax increase to funnel $4.2