Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning. The essential components of an infrastructure capable of supporting transformational learning experiences include the following: Ubiquitous connectivity. Powerful learning devices. High-quality digital learning content.

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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30hands Learning

Technology Tidbits

30hands Learning is a company I''ve blogged about many times for their spectacular free mobile iOS app for digital storytelling/presentations. However, they also have a fantastic LMS (Learning Management System) that is an online community for educators and students. Educators can use this space to publish (public/private) to create courses, share lessons, assess/grade student projects, and more. digital storytelling learning management system mobile learning

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Adaptive learning is a style of education where resources, activities, projects, and assignments are tailored to each student’s individual needs. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning. Learning Management Systems.

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Learner-centered Design for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

If you’re looking to join the growing brigade improving the lives of adult learners through mobile learning – then welcome! However, 95 percent have mobile phones. Mobile learning just makes sense for these learners, if for no other reason than providing access. Before my company Cell-Ed sent its first emoji four years ago, and still today, I am asked, “Does mobile learning work?” Research tells us how adults learn.

Learn Why Edsby Is A Great Learning Management System For Your School | @Edsby

TeacherCast

Edsby is a robust, cloud-based, mobile learning management system that incorporates social learning, course planning, assessment management, and much more into a simple, easy to use package for the entire school community. About Company. Edsby is a modern, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) for K-12 school districts that uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways.

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Innovators Worth Watching: Osmosis

The Christensen Institute

Osmosis is a web- and mobile-learning platform designed to help medical students and allied health professionals organize, absorb, and apply the knowledge they will need as clinicians. Osmosis also shares a portion of its video library for free on YouTube, where patients and their family members can learn more about a number of medical conditions. Our vision is that everyone who cares for someone will learn by Osmosis,” explained Osmosis co-founder and CEO Shiv Gaglani. “If

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years. The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. Let’s take a look at the some of the innovation in E-learning industry in the last 10 years: The Usage of Smartphones. Using mobile for educational purposes is a slightly new concept. However, it has taken the e-learning industry by storm.

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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. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

5 Strategies to Improve Your Learning Management System

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whatever reason you may have for turning towards the virtual realm of education, you can’t deny that online learning has become the norm. Research and Markets predicts that by 2026, the worldwide online learning sector will hit $336.98 Make learning more interactive.

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom". Also, students can view the lessons at home on their mobile devices and learn at their own pace.

Educators Discuss Keeping Student Data Safe

Gaggle Speaks

Because keeping your students’ data safe is important to everyone here at Gaggle, we decided that our next webcast should focus on what school leaders and edtech companies can do to protect student data. He also introduced CoSN’s new Trusted Learning Environment Seal, an initiative designed to allow school leaders to communicate their privacy efforts to parents, communities and other stakeholders.

How ‘Reality-Based Education’ Could Transform Learning

Edsurge

Using the Twitter hashtag #nationbuilding , Sorrell also noted that he wanted to promote what he described as reality-based education, where students use experiential and project-based learning practices to gain real-world experiences in higher-education. in sheer number of edtech companies and dollars invested. Of those, China is a clear leader with more than $1 billion invested in edtech companies. “A The other is in the acceptance of online and mobile learning in China.

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Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

Classrooms are embracing interactive whiteboards and mobile devices with enthusiasm. Assessment is subjective. And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System. Tip Tap Tap Learning Analytics.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. The responsibility for learning is shifting, and greater expectations are being put on students.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. The Expo Hall showcased even more edtech tools that are changing and enhancing today’s learning. Nearpod is a unique mobile learning platform designed for the synchronized use of mobile devices in education. It is used to develop interactive presentations and assessments that can be used to add amazing effects in the classroom.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. We talked for instance about how technology would streamline assessment, and how the curriculum might be impacted by new technologies. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

A Call For Homeschool 2.0

TeachThought - Learn better.

The tech-wielding entrepreneurial dad and the avante garde, life-hacking mom team-up (you have to) to lead the learning of their own three children using a combination of their personalized attention, and the growth of technology. The cost of starting a company has gone down because there are online tools you can use for free. So self-guided inquiry-based and mobile learning. Adaptive learning apps. Learning simulations. Learning what, how, and why?

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Code Kingdoms - One of my favorite sites for learning how to program (Javascript) by drag-n-dropping blocks of code (i.e

Digital Courseware or ePUB – Which is the Future of Higher Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Higher education is going through a massive transformation thanks to the adoption of new technologies like mobile learning , gamification and digital courseware. Also Read: Ensuring Continuity in Learning in the Times of COVID-19. Personalization of Learning.

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Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. We talked for instance about how technology would streamline assessment, and how the curriculum might be impacted by new technologies. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.