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Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues. Sean explains how blended learning has allowed him to be more in touch with his students and to collaborate with his colleagues.

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.

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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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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?

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. 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 Blog. #3 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. But edtech innovations hold real promise for improving student learning outcomes if education leaders use them to redesign classroom and school models in ways that transform teachers’ instructional practices. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

It’s not surprising, then, that we’ve likewise seen dramatic growth in private investment in EdTech as demand for online and blended learning solutions grows: in 2014 alone, U.S. EdTech companies raised $1.36B in 201 rounds from more than 386 unique investors, according to analysis by EdSurge. Ideally, EdTech should serve as a tool that helps to actively personalize teaching and learning to students needs. This post was first published on WISE ed.review.

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Getting past the broken teachers vs. tech debate

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson stated that America needed to fix the escalating costs of higher education by replacing lectures from professors with online learning and educational videos such as Ken Burns’ documentaries. They coach and mentor their students to make learning relevant and meaningful, and they foster students’ interests in tackling complex, real-world problems.

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. 3 EdTech Blog. #3

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Universities gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

The programs, in nursing and social work, are powered by 2U and provide another showcase of just how much traditional universities have been leveraging online learning to innovate in novel ways to serve more students (even as the partnership with 2U means Simmons is likely not keeping the majority of the revenue). Education Blog Blended learning colleges digital learning disruptive innovation Edtech higher education Innovation online learning sustaining innovation universities

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

When innovating, having the right team matters

The Christensen Institute

This week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a case study that details the efforts of Leadership Public Schools (LPS), a charter school management organization that operates high schools in California’s Bay Area, and Gooru , a nonprofit edtech company, to co-develop a technology to support LPS’s personalized learning model and improve student outcomes.

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving

Edsurge

But instead of dusting off the DVDs buried in your desk drawer, consider using these edtech-powered ideas to get your learners’ bodies moving and brains working. Teachers do not have to wait until the bell rings or until they have formally addressed the class to get their students’ learning started. Socrative from MasteryConnect : This has been a go-to for teachers for years because of its simple interface that allows teachers to create assessments in advance or on-the-fly.

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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.

‘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. One enterprising principal she knows created a Google folder for schools to share their virtual learning plans. His time as a blended learning instructor in Taos, N.M.,

Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of the biggest issues facing the learning community today is creating diverse and equitable educational practices, tools and strategies. . Ken Shelton has spent over 14 years working to create digital equity in our classrooms and speaking on why it matters. How Can Developmental Learning Specialists With the Techquity Issue?

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1)

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 1) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As schools across the globe begin to plan for the new normal and redefine the school day and location, we must also rethink our professional learning plans for teachers and staff. I’m sharing a framework for Blended PD. No matter what you call it–blended PD, virtual PD, online PD, remote PD, or hybrid PD, we need to rethink our professional learning methods.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Digital Differentiation with #GSuiteEdu Tools is within reach! Listen in to learn how to implement it in your classroom. In This Episode: [00:28] – Kasey welcomes listeners to the show and reveals today’s topic: Digital Differentiation — with G Suite Tools. [01:17]

10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Sink or swim, teachers and educators across the globe have clung to tools like Google Classroom and Google Meet to survive school closures and remote learning. Let’s dive into 10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning. And because it’s web-based, it’s great for remote learning! Watch this 2-minute video to learn how!

A Framework for Blended PD (Part 3) – SULS073

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 3) – SULS073 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Delivering virtual or blended professional learning can be challenging. Today, I’m sharing Part 3 of my series on Blended PD. Here’s a 2-minute video learn how!

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Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – SULS001

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers – SULS001 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Welcome to the very first episode of the Shake Up Learning Show, where we’ll dig into integrating technology into the classroom, growing as a leader, refining your instructional strategies, and transforming your classroom! Each episode of this new podcast will be packed full of practical ideas, insights, and the opportunity to learn alongside students and other teachers.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms. Here is an example of a Branched Google form that lets students personalize their learning.

The Nutritional Value of Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post The Nutritional Value of Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. What is the Nutritional Value of Learning in Your Classroom? What would be the nutritional value of learning in your classroom? How do you ensure the learning is DYNAMIC? Peel back the layers, not only how are you reaching the learning goals but how all the pieces work together. The nutrition facts metaphor is just that, a metaphor to help us think about learning differently.

The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn all about the Infused Classroom model, using Hyperdocs for remote learning, and practical ways to go from analog to digital! Conquer remote learning and digital learning experiences like a pro! You’ll learn how to: Amplify student voice in the classroom. Use technology to assess understanding and craft personalized learning experiences.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

Edsurge

Unfortunately, it is often challenging to design a feedback mechanism to understand if the new initiative – whether it be a new curriculum adoption, device rollout, or new assessments - will really work. Instead, many teams have adopted a teacher-centric approach to designing initiatives, such as those that are technology-related, and we have started assessing the ROI of these initiatives based on educator and student feedback. Create time for teachers to learn from teachers.

Making student data more usable: What innovation theory tells us about interoperability

The Christensen Institute

As schools adopt blended learning, many are eager to use the floods of student learning data gathered by their various software systems to make better instructional decisions. Each piece of learning software usually has its own proprietary dashboards and reports, and the software typically does not tag, categorize, or provide access to its data in a way that makes data easy to share across systems.

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T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

techlearning

The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. The Summit coincided with commentary in the February 28, 2018 edition of EdWeek that identified personalized learning as one of the things Education Secretary Betsy DeVos should prioritize for her second year in office.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 1

BYOT Network

How Interoperability Supports Your Transition to Digital Learning. This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. A quick glance at any recent edtech news shows that the unexpected pivot to digital learning is a challenge for most K-12 schools and districts. Rather, it should be called “remote or emergency learning” to distinguish these reactionary practices from true digital learning. Digital Learning Ecosystem.

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A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Blended PD (Part 2) – SULS072 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As most schools in the US prepare for the start of school online or in some blended format, it’s important to think specifically about teachers’ professional learning.

Top 10 Reasons Every School Should Go Google!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I had to put this on the back of my Shake Up Learning t-shirt! Check out the Shake Up Learning Tshirt Store. FREE Download #gttribe #SUL #edtech #googleedu Click To Tweet. gttribe #SUL #edtech Click To Tweet. Guess what, when it’s digital and stored in the cloud, it doesn’t get lost! Learn more about G Suite for Education here. Learn more about Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard here.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement

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 “Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement.”. Smart Series Guide to EdTech Procurement. In partnership with: Digital Learning Now , Foundation for Excellence in Education.

How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Package Your Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Don’t miss out on one of the BEST things about blended learning and managing assignments online! How to Package Your Digital Assignments (and save your sanity!) gsuiteedu #googleedu #edtech… Click To Tweet. This is an excellent tip for Google Classroom users that I learned from Alice Keeler. I prefer three digits with the hashtag = #001.

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. In this week’s post, we investigate the instructional value of an interoperable learning management system (LMS). Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. But we have too many teachers, even new teachers fresh out of college, with no idea how to utilize digital tools to increase student learning. Begin with your learning outcomes, not the technology.

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