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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online. Blended Learning Classrooms are made of “bricks’ and “clicks” and every teacher should be ready.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

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But those webtools exemplify where the gamification of education started. Their approach is good but way down the SAMR pyramid to what can be done today, easily, in classrooms. It is used to discuss the implementation of technology in the classroom by organizing tech-in-education tools into four categories or types of usage: Substitution: Technology is a direct replacement for something, e.g. ebooks in place of print books or online math drills in place of worksheets.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

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Close to 40 presentations in four different strands: Stories for Learning, Games and Gamification, Passion-Driven Learning and STEAM. Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th. Join us to shine a spotlight on the importance of helping kids learn how to create safe, responsible digital lives.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

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They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Even when connecting at a distance instead of in person, we can all benefit from learning some skills to connect with students on an emotional level, even while delivering classroom instruction.

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SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

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Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. Any connected educator has heard buzzwords like flipped classroom, gamification, social-emotional learning (SEL), differentiation, and personalized learning.

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What’s Changed in Lesson Planning

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Our classrooms are more diverse. Students are digital natives, in the habit of learning via technology. Assessments aren’t about finding perfect. Digital citizenship is taught, modeled and enforced in every lesson, every day, and every class. Just as students learned to survive a physical community of strangers, they must do so in a digital neighborhood. Play is the new teaching though it’s beenrelabeled ‘gamification’. Classroom management

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom

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It’s an exciting time to be a teacher, and a student, with all of the newest gadgets, apps, and tools available for our use in the classroom. Seeing the student’s smiles, the teacher’s high level of engagement with the students, and trying new things together is what makes a classroom a special place. I am fortunate to be able to push into classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grade for a variety of activities. That is where formative assessments comes in.

8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

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Traditional classrooms may not go extinct anytime soon, but edtech will certainly change the way we learn and think about learning. As a result, AI helps create smart educational content that’s being used in both classrooms and online courses. After all, this is the age of digital content and interactive mediums. 3. Gamification. We’ve long struggled with ways to motivate students and keep them engaged during classroom lectures and online courses.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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The Tech-infused Classroom. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. It was run like a flipped classroom where class members read, tested and experimented from resources available in the weekly syllabus.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In my own work with educators around the globe, I’ve watched the emergence of 21st century trends such as makerspaces, flipped learning, genius hour, gamification, and more. Wondering how to teach and assess 21st century competencies?

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

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Without one, schools and districts run the risk of missing out on many of the potential benefits that having devices in the classroom can unlock, such as introducing personalized learning, teaching digital citizenship and giving students access to the myriad of apps and tools available online. Engagement in the classroom matters. Good classroom management is another essential component of a device rollout.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Summer PD 2015 just ended.

8 Websites that Explain Elections

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The first five explain elections in general and the next three teach the process through gamification. Cast Your Vote is part of former Supreme Court Justice’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s acclaimed gamification of oft-confusing civics processes with the goal of making them understandable to young learners. Best classroom strategy: Post all eight of these resources on an Election-themed page for students.

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Our classrooms are more diverse. Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. Plus: No longer do students submit a project that only the teacher sees (and then a few are posted on classroom bulletin boards). These are available 24/7 for students, not just during classroom hours. Assessments aren’t about ‘getting everything right’ but about making progress toward the goal of preparing for life.

12 Websites that Explain Elections

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first five explain elections in general and the next three teach the process through gamification. Cast Your Vote is part of former Supreme Court Justice’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s acclaimed gamification of oft-confusing civics processes with the goal of making them understandable to young learners. Best classroom strategy: Post all eight of these resources on an Election-themed page for students.

3 Apps Disguised as Games to Help Bolster Learning

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Teachers don’t lecture from the front of the classroom. Kahoot is a response system that has taken over classrooms all over the country to assess student learning. S/he invites students to join with a game pin, which they enter into pretty much any digital device used in the classroom (smart phones, Chromebooks, iPads, or another). If you don’t like competition in your classroom, this probably won’t be the app for you.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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Content aligns with Common Core, state standards and classroom instruction. Because of this, the game play can be used for both formative and summative assessments. More on gamification of education: 29 Online Educational Activities Kids Will Love This Summer. How to Gamify Your Classroom (a lesson plan). She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Blended learning is a learning model that combines digital and face-to-face learning experiences. Digital Citizenship. Flipped Classroom.

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

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You may need appreciate the way gamification can improve the visibility of the entire learning process. Digital communities. Classroom design. Of more pressing concern is the signage on the walls that focuses on learning strategies and digital citizenship. WiFi signal, outlets, access to frequently move around the class, ways to not disrupt other classrooms with “noise.” Usually learning happens in your classroom.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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The TravelMate Spin B1 (TMB118) convertible notebook features a 360-degree hinge that allows the device to be used in four versatile modes that facilitates all aspects of classroom learning, including Stand and Tent modes for group projects and sharing. With Edthena, teachers upload videos of their classroom instruction, and colleagues provide timestamped feedback. TABPILOT, CHROMETOOLS ChromeTools provides essential classroom management tools for Chromebooks.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. The NEO mobile app for Windows allows users to access the full feature set within the platform including creating and delivering online classes, assessing students, sharing resources, tracking student achievement, and collaborating on projects. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools. ClassPad.net helps kids brush up on their math skills all year-round by offering digital scratch paper students can use to help them solve problems.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

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ec Surfing safe on the net - Eva Buyuksimkesyan 5:00pm Project Based Learning - giving it a go in the English Classroom - Jenny Luca Six Degrees of Separation: Using Our Connections to Improve Global Learning - Jen Marten Student-generated apps, animations, & infographics – can they lead to higher levels of understanding? Derek Barkalow Teenage Kicks (for Grown-Ups) - Fiona Mauchline Urban Legends Through Digital Storytelling - James Gubbins What is this ''new'' writing?