Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers – SULS0101

Shake Up Learning

The post Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers – SULS0101 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Blended Learning with #GoogleEdu Toolkit for Teachers. Watch this quick video to learn how! Blended Learning with Google Toolkit for Teachers.

Why my school switched from virtual to blended learning

eSchool News

Online learning has transformed contemporary education. It has opened the doors for students to digest information in an entirely new way, learn on their own time and at their own pace, and do it all in the comfort of their own home. For us, the answer was blended learning, which gives students a mixture of online and F2F instruction. On our journey from virtual to blended, we learned three important lessons.

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5 Tips for Successfully Implementing Blended Learning

techlearning

In my work with Discovery Education, I help schools across the country create modern digital learning environments. In these conversations, one topic that has regularly come up over the last few weeks is the relationship between blended learning environments and engaging, relevant learning experiences. They report that blended learning environments increase student interest in instruction and that they improve focus through constant interaction with resources.

6 things to prepare teachers for Digital Learning Day

eSchool News

Digital learning plays an integral part in helping students build the skills they need for academic and personal success. In fact, it’s so important that it has its own day, and this year, Digital Learning Day is on February 28. Digital Learning Day celebrates educators who create and implement strong instructional practices that use technology and tech tools to connect students with meaningful learning experiences.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

techlearning

In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction. Blended learning is a variety of practices and strategies that combine online learning with in-person instruction from classroom teachers.

What Early Blended Learning Pioneers Got Right That Today's Schools Have Forgotten

Edsurge

When I first began blending digital and face-to-face learning, it was easy enough to create a flow between online learning spaces and offline learning. However, I noticed that sometimes my students were not getting as much out of the digital learning platform as I had anticipated. This was especially true when students could rush through their tasks, consuming content without real understanding or application of learning.

#SmartSeries Refresh: Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0.” ” Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0. Blended Learning Implementation Guide 3.0″

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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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. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Below I outline six strategic steps that will point school leaders as well as classroom teachers toward digital learning success: 1. Determine your education goals Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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15 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It's a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 4] Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes. [5]

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. . We could go around any room of educators, ask what they think blended learning means , and get hundreds of different answers. What Does Blended Learning Mean for K–12?

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement. The “secret sauce” in all of this was the strategic use of digital tools to proactively share the details of our efforts and resulting impact. One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA).

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2021

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2021 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2021. A special thank you to all the Shake Up Learning readers and listeners.

800 new digital learning activities help prepare for PARCC and SBAC tests

eSchool News

New content and questions help students prepare for PARCC and SBAC assessments. Compass Learning recently announced its Pathblazer math and reading intervention solution and Hybridge blended learning solution have been enriched with more than 800 new digital learning activities for grades 6-8. Next page: How the system identifies student learning gaps and assigns digital learning activities.

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020. I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Engaging Lessons for the Next-Gen Connected Creators – SULS0160

Shake Up Learning

The post Engaging Lessons for the Next-Gen Connected Creators – SULS0160 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Monica loves getting students connected on a global scale and loves to use digital tools like Lumio to create interactive lessons to engage her students.

10 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It''s a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. Wikipedia says, " Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace. [1] cut/crop) it, adding questions, and generate assessments to blend learning.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Fighting Exclusion: Shake Up Inclusive Learning – SULS0164

Shake Up Learning

The post Fighting Exclusion: Shake Up Inclusive Learning – SULS0164 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey interviews Mike Marotta, co-author of Inclusive Learning 365. Together they discuss how inclusive learning is meeting the needs of all learners.

From Surviving to Thriving: Reimagining Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis

EdTechTeacher

At EdTechTeacher, we believe in the potential for transformative learning experiences through innovative uses of technology. What we cover: Building blocks of digital learning experiences. Designing meaningful digital experiences. Creating engaging digital lessons.

15+ Ways to Use Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs – SULS0161

Shake Up Learning

The post 15+ Ways to Use Drop-Down Menus in Google Docs – SULS0161 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lumio is a digital learning tool that will transform your lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences. Project-Based Learning or Big Projects.

K-12 Curriculum, SEL & Instructional Tools Guide

eSchool News

How to let students drive their learning. Balancing assessment and digital learning. The right way to choose digital resources. Discover how movement helps reinforce learning. eSchool News Curriculum, SEL & Instructional Tools Guide.

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#SmartSeries Refresh | Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession

ExcelinEd

A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Improving Conditions and Career: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.”. Improving Conditions and Careers: How Blended Learning Can Improve The Teaching Profession.

3 Essentials for Success in a Blended [Literacy] Classroom

The Web20Classroom

The use of digital learning spaces has exploded in use in classrooms nearly everywhere. Through Learning Management Systems (LMS) many educators are moving to put content online and extend learning beyond the four walls and beyond the school day. This Blended Learning approach is both beneficial but its definition can be tough to nail down. Blended Learning is different than merely integrating technology into the classroom.

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Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

As if fate wanted to re-affirm for me the value of KySTE, I learned of a new tool in the very first hour of the very first session of the conference that got me so excited, I knew I'd be doing a blog entry about it! and in May 2020, I became our district's second Digital Learning Coach.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

Cool Cat Teacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

Must-Have Tips and Tools for Pandemic Teaching – SULS0141

Shake Up Learning

The post Must-Have Tips and Tools for Pandemic Teaching – SULS0141 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn practice strategies, organization techniques, and a whole list of tools to make teaching this year EASIER! Virtual learning is here to stay! Digital Tools.

20 Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom – SULS0162

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom – SULS0162 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are so many ways to use it in the classroom and to improve learning. Boost your student engagement on any devices wherever learning needs to happen.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning” and author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. Kasey: Pear Deck is a formative assessment tool.

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6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Both Stacey and Lynn are recent facilitators of the Friday Institute’s Leadership in Blended and Digital Learning Program , where they they worked with a national cohort of school leaders that implemented blended and digital learning in their schools.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before. This simple, yet powerful shift can be applied to all digital activities.

Can public schools replicate the Mooresville model for digital learning success? Former superintendent Mark Edwards says they can

The Hechinger Report

Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over the last decade in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement. The leader of the district’s digital learning efforts, Mark Edwards, has served as superintendent of the 6,000-student school district since 2007. Looking back on your time as superintendent, what do you think made Mooresville’s digital learning programs so successful?

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Videos are terrific for demonstrations and equation-based work, either before or during class as preparation for a lab or other experiential learning. Address a variety of learning needs. The videos’ multimedia approach—visual, auditory, graphic—supports students with various learning preferences, including those for whom English is a second language. Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad.

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How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

Putting Edtech in Pedagogical Context, and the Chromebook App Hub

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

As I look back on my first days as an edtech cheerleader (as a classroom teacher, and then as a digital learning coach), one of my biggest regrets was being too caught up in sharing the latest fancy, flashy tool. Or noticed any other assessment metrics that proved the students.

School Leaders Say Plan for Remote Teaching. But Take Care of Students First.

Edsurge

And how can schools roll out effective remote learning plans in a short amount of time? embed] EdSurge: Should schools be prioritizing home internet access for remote learning right now? Diana Neebe Diana, you helped create a well-regarded, widely-shared digital learning plan.