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Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment. Learn about AR and VR.

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Subscriber Special: July

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

Building a PBL Environment

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This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. In recent years digital citizenships skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behavior. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

How to Use Google Forms in the Classroom

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Among the teachers I know who are always looking for ways to save their limited pennies, Google Forms is a run-away favorite. Responses are collected to a Google Spreadsheet that can be private or shared with participants and can be sorted and analyzed like any other spreadsheet. Google Forms integrates well with Google Apps for Education, Google Classroom and many LMSs such as Blackboard. Google Forms is simple to use. How do I teach Google Drive to K/1?

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Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

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Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. Launching technology lessons or creating online learning is a huge responsibility. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Online College Credit Classes Forming

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Building Digital Citizens.

Classes in Remote Teaching

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Along with Google search, Wikipedia has become the first point of reference for most of us. In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. The students’ personal learning networks of friends, forum users, Twitter followers and Facebook friends provide a rich source of knowledge gathering when they are at home, but use of such networks is excluded from their classrooms.

Starting This Week: MTI 562

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The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

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In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Assess student technology use organically.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

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College Credit Classes in Remote Teaching/Blended Learning

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Here are the the ones I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. digital commerce. digital communications. digital search/research.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ).

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

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or: 80% of 5th graders can complete ten skills in MS Word (or Google Docs). It’s the pencils and books of our digital world. It scaffolds learning, making it blended, normative, rigorous, and granular. It’s tempting to assign a goal–say, third graders should type 15 wpm–and then assess based on student ability to meet that goal, but that’s not practical. A more purpose-built goal is to assess based on progress.

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Last Chance for this Online College-credit Classes–DigCit and Tech Tools for Writin

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities. digital search/research. update.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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Building Digital Citizens. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

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“Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology. It was tempting to let that excitement get in the way of what really matters: learning. Students need technology that will help them meet their existing learning goals.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. After a weekly one-hour session, students feel closer to classmates and often add them to their ongoing PLN (Professional Learning Network). If the tech is intimidating, students will avoid it, will not learn the lessons, and will not enjoy your class. What Online Teachers Have Learning From Teaching Online.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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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. Once a week we got together virtually (via Google Hangout or a Twitter Chat) to share ideas, answer questions, and discuss nuances. They worked together as a Personal Learning Network.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the ones I’m currently offering: The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Teachers will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, and publish digitally. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Building Digital Citizens.

Learn to Blend Tech into Your Class; Get College Credit

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The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, teachers will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, critical thinking, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of the teacher’s ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Experiment with a wide variety of available digital writing tools to help your students develop their inner writer. Understand the secrets to picking good digital writing tools while working with classmates in a hands-on and non-threatening writer’s workshop format. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century teacher blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. The Tech-infused Teacher: The 21st Century Digitally-infused Teacher.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

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). D’Amato’s Learning Path.