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. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be.

#ISTE20 Live: Sessions on Equity and Online Learning Top Agenda

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The annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) shares a key trait with most the nation’s schools: Everything is happening online.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

Google Classroom Comments: All You Need to Know! – SULS086

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– SULS086 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is a crucial part of the learning process, and with Google tools and Google Classroom, giving feedback on digital assignments has never been easier. Watch this video to learn how! Learn All About the Course.

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! Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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Britannica LaunchdPacks free of charge to US Schools

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T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content. More online learning help.

Britannica LaunchPacks free of charge to US Schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

T here are lots of companies stepping up to help the need to move learning online. LaunchPacks offers K-12 students a full range of articles, images, videos and primary sources of information to engage children in ‘factually correct’ learning content. More online learning help.

Wikispaces Classroom - A Flexible Tool for Teaching & Learning

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Wikispaces Classroom is a flexible tool that has many useful features for designing and implementing technology powered learning experiences to support all learners. This online learning platform and virtual classroom is free, efficient, and built to support teaching and learning. There is a newsfeed, a projects calendar and a newly designed discussion area to encourage communication and collaboration about learning.

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20 Posts To Help You Integrate Technology the Right Way!

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In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I describe the many ways in which technology has impacted our traditions, rituals, communication, language, relationships, values, and learning. We have a generation of digital learners who need guidance on how to navigate the web, be good digital citizens, and problem solve and collaborate with their digital devices. 20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology. Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y.

Protecting children in virtual learning environments: Warning signs for teachers

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And that is especially true in this new world of online learning. But those skills may not translate so readily to the digital environment. This article provides teachers a few best practices for identifying the signs of abuse and neglect in the digital learning environment.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

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That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun. Here are five online math resources that will turn boring math into a favorite subject: Mathletics. Mathletics is a captivating online learning space that provides students with all the tools needed to be successful math learners both in the classroom and beyond. More detailed reports are available online through the user account.

Why Mastery Based Learning is a Good Option

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An option several school districts I converse with are trying is called “mastery-based learning” — MBL. Learning is personalized, based on school standards. Students who don’t understand a topic and don’t do well on the summative assessment for that subject, aren’t automatically moved on because time allotted for that topic ran out. Student achievement is evaluated against school learning standards and performance expectations.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

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Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. I l ike Felicia Zorn’s summary of how that go-nogo decision really has become ‘get with the program’ Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom. We were the pioneers of the digital era. Now, children are digital natives. Or better yet, why should we integrate online learning into our classrooms ?

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. The resources provided as a part of flipped learning can mostly be paused and replayed.

6 Great Teacher Communities for Summer PD

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We put together a list of our favorite online PLNs for you to check out over the break. Common Sense Educators is our Facebook group for educators committed to creating a positive, collaborative culture of digital learning and digital citizenship in their classrooms, schools, or districts. If you're looking for support on your digital citizenship journey, connect with over 10,000 innovative educators for ideas and inspiration.

The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

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PBIS strategies are critical to providing all young people with the best learning environment. Here are four online options that support the goal of recognizing students in a positive way: Class Dojo. Show students how to showcase their learning in personal portfolios. Sown To Grow is an online student-driven performance tracker that uses the metrics of goal-setting and reflection to assess progress. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

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Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. There’s also the problem of assessing this sort of non-metric thinking. It is an online student-driven performance tracker that uses the metrics of goal-setting and reflection to assess progress. You add learning objectives, assignments and grading scales.

Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech

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With all the changes that the digital era has brought about, it is imperious to adapt the teaching approach to suit new needs. Here are seven job skills that students must master: Digital literacy. I would also add that having digital citizenship skills is needed as well.

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Fake News, Confirmation Bias and Selective Attention: Teaching Digital Literacy #DLNchat

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How do educators support digital citizenship? Has cognitive dissonance grown in the digital era? These were a few of the questions tweeted at #DLNchat on Tuesday, September 11, when we debated how to best teach digital and information literacy in higher education. What is digital literacy and how is it different from information literacy? Much of the conversation focused on how to support students in assessing digital content for validity and veracity.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

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In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. Students can find and share assignments, receive feedback, and collaborate digitally. workshops and online meetings.

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"Always On" Education with Project Share #SXSWedu

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Notes from a breakout session at South by Southwest Edu 2011 Presenter: David McGeary, Harris County Department of Education, Digital Learning Specialist McGeary helped build the first version of the Texas Tour in ProjectShare Hybrid or blended learning fills the gap between what we teach in the classroom with what they do in the real world. It helps students create within online spaces and solve authentic real-world problems. Create focused online objectives.

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Safe Search Engines and Research Websites for Students

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Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! We also like learning more about countries with the interactive world map.

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The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started! #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning. Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ? Learning

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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4 SEL Strategies for the Transition Back to In-Person Learning

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As we make the transition from distance learning back into the classroom, teachers are facing a whole new set of challenges related to students' social and emotional well-being and mental health. Consider how students' digital lives are changing.

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. I also want to invite you to a very special webinar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4 PM EST. First, t o ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Bringing Focus To Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas.

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

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Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

high school students have the opportunity not just to take an online class for credit but a significant proportion of their course load online. New data analyses by NCES offer an updated assessment of the adoption of online learning by high schools: More than 4 in 10 U.S. percent) did not offer any entirely online courses to high school students during the 2015-16 school year. percent offered ‘a majority of all classes online;’ and, 3.6

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning. Students will be able to collaborate on a presentation that provides what they have learned in their own words. Incorporate Digital Citizenship.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. See you online!

Learning Revolution Events - Call for Volunteers - You Matter! - Future of Museums Keynote Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 29th, 2014 Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?