10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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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.

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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.

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

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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. As the 21st century learning movement expands internationally, we’re seeing an abundance of frameworks, assessments, and semantic labels as different organizations put their spin on what’s worth knowing. Translating from vision to classroom implementation “is the journey we’re all on now,” says Ken Kay.

The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

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Unfortunately, with most children still not back in the classroom and a second wave upon us, schools, students, and educators must be ready for the further impact that this will have. The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom.

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Subscribers: Your February Special is Available

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8 Tools that are going away (from the classroom). Assessment. Gamification of education. Inquiry in the Classroom. The Flipped classroom. Twitter in the classroom. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month: 18+ webinars on tech ed pedagogy. with coupon code FREEWEBINARS. Topics include: 6 Topics to teach every lesson. Class exit tickets. Class warm-ups.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

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In an attempt to answer these questions, we could look around us, assess what has been working so far in terms of education technology, and take some educated guesses on what could be working in the near future. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification. True, gamification is not new to online education, but the novelty factor fades away compared to the tried and tested one. Peer to peer assessment.

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Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite ] I also touch on different Google Form tricks and hacks like the best way to structure a Google Form to get better data, how to integrate Flipgird into Google Forms for even more powerful feedback, how to use pivot tables within Forms to analyze student data, and how to use conditional formatting to create a heat map that let’s you assess student growth quickly. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

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.

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). Check out these class blogs: Mrs. Maddox’s Classroom.

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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Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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This leaves little or no room for active interaction in the classroom. Online education, on the other hand, encourages participation in classroom activities and peer-to-peer collaboration. In a classroom environment, the teacher explains concepts and answers doubts, but there’s only so much that they can do. Teachers may prefer to continue the discussion in classrooms, enabling everyone to share their views and opinions, and understand others’ perspectives as well.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. With an increased presence of BYOD and 1:1 programs in classrooms, schools today are faced with the challenge of transforming traditional learning spaces to seamlessly connect pedagogy, technology, and space. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification. Web-based classroom solutions also offer apps in most cases.

5 Ways I’ve Redesigned My Rubric and You Should Too

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I’ve been happy with the change it’s brought to my classroom culture. When students complete a checkpoint, an assessment I use in tandem with the new rubric, they can submit completed graphic organizers during a checkpoint to show me they’ve be working through our design process and mastering our design techniques. My best idea right now is to have them take a picture of the rubric and upload it to Drive or Classroom but that has been a pain.

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. The Christensen Institute clarifies that “the Rotation model includes four sub-models: Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation.”

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?