Best practices for remote learning, according to experts

The Hechinger Report

He recommends educators use a single learning management system, like Canvas, Blackboard or Google, so classes can be found on the same website and students and parents only have to keep track of one log-in.

OPINION: Strategies to help schools navigate the COVID-19 cash crunch

The Hechinger Report

Outlandish claims have been made that this next advance — from ballpoint pens to blackboards, from radios to desktop computers — will change everything, though it invariably doesn’t.

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5 Ways to Transform Your Classroom into a Voyage of Discovery with Sarah Reed

The CoolCatTeacher

04:32 Karen: And they’re like, we’re gonna figure out who Rusty is and why Rusty is hiding at Hazelwood Elementary. And so, when I learned to teach, technology for me was like the blackboard, and then it went to the overhead projector, and then it went to the smart board. Currently, she is a Hybrid Teacher at Hazelwood Elementary, a predominately ESL and small class sized school located in the southern part of Louisville.

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Tips: Flipgrid integrates seamlessly with other education products you are already using including WordPress, Canvas, Teams, Google Classroom, One Note, Edmodo, Schoolology, Blackboard, Sway, Brightspace, and Power school. What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways. It’s simple (and free) to get started, just create a grid and add a topic to spark some discussion.

Inside One District’s Virtual Snow Days

Digital Promise

The time away from class takes a real toll on student learning, says Jason Hall, an elementary school teacher in the rural Kentucky district. Elementary and middle school students log into the district’s learning management system from their home computers to complete designated snow-day lessons. Each year, students at Owsley County Schools miss nearly a month of school because of snow and ice.

Why History Matters

Hack Education

Why blackboards? When blackboards? What kinds of pedagogical practices led to the adoption of blackboards? But I will talk briefly about the history of the blackboard, and I’ll talk about it for a couple of reasons. …Which brings us back to the blackboard. Geometry is, of course, also a subject well suited for work on a blackboard: you’re representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions.

These schools are leveraging E-Rate for a complete digital transformation

eSchool News

Textbooks and blackboards have become a thing of the past in K-12 schools as educators collaborate with IT teams to shape a full digital core curriculum as part of their educational strategy for 2017 and beyond. In a 2016 survey conducted by the Consortium for School Networking (COSN), 90 percent of IT administrators at K-12 schools expect that curricula will be at least 50 percent digital over the next three years.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Some people even lobby for a right to technology for every student, in the hope of making the presence of laptops and tablets in classrooms as spread as that of blackboards and notebooks. 78% of elementary school students, 69% of middle school students, and 49% of high schoolers now use a tablet in their school life. Data from the same Pearson survey says that 50% of high school students use learning apps, and this percentage grows in the case of students in elementary school.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

Edsurge

We sought out a private online video platform that integrated with our LMS (Blackboard) and would provide a cohesive experience across all of our users. Our primary use is from within the LMS - Kaltura provides a suite of video and multimedia tools that can be used from virtually any content area within Blackboard. Video is frequently used for announcements, discussion boards, instruction, and even graded assignments within Blackboard via the Kaltura media tools.

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Flip Grid: 6 Fun Ideas to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee

The CoolCatTeacher

It could be Google Classroom, it could be Schoology, it could be Blackboard, it could also be Microsoft OneNote. So maybe I’m a social studies teacher, I’m teaching middle school, I’m teaching high school, it could even obviously do it down in Elementary School as well. Episode 117 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Teryl Magee @teryl_magee gives us five ways to use Flipgrid.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 31st - David Loertscher on Physical and Virtual Learning Commons and Building Personal Learning Environments

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am (next day) GMT ( international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

The ‘Bad News Guy’ of K-12 Cybersecurity on a Grim Milestone — and His Next Project

Edsurge

So a higher-ed institution that got hit in South Korea was counted the same as an elementary school in Peoria. On Sept.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. So, when I, again, a million years ago started teaching — started on a blackboard, moved to a whiteboard, then moved to an interactive whiteboard — if my teaching pedagogy didn’t shift, then I’m really not doing anything different than using chalk and a blackboard.

How tech is taking the terror out of learning

eSchool News

The scariest moments in elementary school for most adults of a certain age involved being summoned to the blackboard. If not, that walk back to your desk seemed to double or triple in length while the teacher called another student to the blackboard. Matt Wiseman’s fourth-graders at Frankton Elementary School know nothing of this trauma. Tech and 21st century collaboration and creativity change age-old school cliches.

Special Library 2.0 Interview Today with David Loertscher, Plus Other Live Sessions from WLMA

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Friday, October 14th, 2011 Time : 1:45pm Pacific / 4:45pm Eastern / 8:45pm GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies

EdTech Magazine

The systems have had the biggest impact on elementary and middle school students, especially on getting girls more interested in science , says Decker. Like many other districts, University City is transitioning from traditional blackboards to writable digital surfaces. “In In many of our elementary classrooms, we’re shifting to flat-panel screens,” he says. Learning Comes Alive with Virtual Reality and Other Audio/Visual Technologies. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 Time : 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 9pm GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Thursday Webinar - Schools That Change Communities

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Her success in this endeavor earned Crellin Elementary the distinction of receiving the Ernest L. Its efforts have resulted in the creation of an outdoor classroom for Crellin Elementary’s 84 students. In addition, the Maryland Association of Environment Outdoor Education named Crellin Elementary a Maryland Green School. The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt: In my classes, I’m using strictly a Blackboard LMS and I’m using Twitter, which I felt was a less onerous use of social media for classroom conversations. This is something that should start in elementary school looking at your basic ideas of digital literacy, and then move into middle school and into high school and into college and beyond, so we continually retool ourselves as to what’s going on with the web and stay vigilant.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She also has worked at the University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and the Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Among the new updates includes Blackboard Gradebook integration. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Today - Maurice Gibbons on Self-Directed Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

So high school and elementary school teachers as they were going out into the world and starting their careers and starting their practicums, there became a concern that the lives that they were leading online through their social media profiles would have an impact on their professional reputation. I should say that all this is to do with their old learning management system at UBC, which was Blackboard Connect.

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Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, September 29th, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Live Thursday, May 3rd - School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

They use the Blackboard platform to communicate with professors and engage fellow students in their courses. Upper elementary students receive formal golf instruction by a PGA-certified golf pro at the country club, creating a great opportunity to learn etiquette and social graces in addition to a lifelong sport they might not otherwise have access to. For Sancha Gray, Asbury Park (NJ) School Superintendent, building a brighter future is a way of life.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. Two years ago, Isaac Paine Elementary won a competitive grant from the Rhode Island Office of Innovation to become a showcase “lighthouse school,” part of a statewide push to bring tech into education.

3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Developed by Blackboard, Desire2Learn, itslearning, Takai, Canvas, and a host of others, these solutions focus on helping educators organize and orchestrate learning tools, educational approaches, and whole courses. Platforms from Desire2Learn, Edmoto, Moodle, Blackboard, are used throughout the district, which encompasses 35,000 students, 57 elementary schools, and 15 secondary schools.

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Bankers, Buyers and Warriors: Reporter’s Notebook From the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

Take Blackboard , which has bought 15 companies since 2014. TEACHING COMPASSION: During the evening keynote, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and EverFi CEO Tom Davidson announced a partnership to create a program that teach compassion and emotional intelligence to elementary-grade students. Bankers, lawyers, researchers and policymakers. Administrators, entrepreneurs and the Golden State Warriors.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. Moodle, Schoology, Blackboard and Summit round out the top five.) Kenneth Klau, Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Public and private sectors both shape how students are prepared for future jobs and career opportunities.

The Teaching Machine Imaginary (And an Update on the Book)

Hack Education

In “Elroy’s Mob,” a scene at the Little Dipper School opens with Elroy talking through a math problem written on the blackboard. “You really know your elementary arithmetic.” The students at Little Dipper Elementary still sit in desks in rows. Cross-posted to the Teaching Machines website. I submitted the draft of Teaching Machines to my editor at MIT Press at the end of May.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 20, 2017 OIT unveils two-factor authentication for Blackboard log-in | The Princetonian → Princeton University is moving to 2FA authentication for student LMS logins. Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid.

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How Decisions Architects Made A Century Ago Affect Learning Today

MindShift

And they had several stories of classrooms, outfitted with the learning technologies of the time: blackboards, globes and maps. Despite the concerns of preservationists, one of the last of these schools , Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, was demolished in 2011. Alexandra Lange’s interest in school design started in her childhood, when she read Little House on the Prairie, with its indelible depiction of Laura’s one-room schoolhouse in Wisconsin.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 20, 2017 OIT unveils two-factor authentication for Blackboard log-in | The Princetonian → Princeton University is moving to 2FA authentication for student LMS logins. Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

On one of these towers, the Albemarle County schools have hung base stations that link to broadband internet beamed up from the roof of a nearby elementary school. Textbooks have given way to Google Classroom and the Blackboard Learn management system, and lessons are assigned, submitted and assessed online.