Overcoming 3 challenges of introducing blended learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Introducing blended learning experiences in core subjects presents many opportunities over traditional print-heavy classrooms. But introducing blended learning in the classroom is not the easiest thing to do. E-learning

A Practical Way to Increase Access to Mobile Technology Regardless of Age

A Principal's Reflections

We still have a long way to go in many places, but the increase in access provides kids with an array of innovative learning opportunities that continue to evolve. Since the kids weren’t bringing in the devices, I inquired as to how they made it into the classroom.

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iPads keep students connected, even on snow days

eSchool News

While the program is still in its infancy, Sparks said she already is receiving reports of teachers and students connecting through the devices even when they aren’t in the classroom. “If If you have power and Internet, there’s really nothing that can stop learning from happening,” she said.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, many educational entities have embraced a shift to a more personalized approach to learning. While this is admirable, what I have experienced firsthand is a lack of a uniform vision and plan or collective understanding as to what it means to personalize learning.

Why are some educators still reluctant to using technology in the classroom?

Neo LMS

Technology seems to be involved nowadays in most aspects of education and many schools are adopting it quite well, whether it’s adopting BYOD initiatives, blended learning, flipped classrooms , creating content using authoring tools, or using a learning platform.

Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension)

Shake Up Learning

The post Reinventing Math Class with EquatIO (Chrome Extension) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. And as the long-term poor relation, math is now facing an even bigger threat to its popularity in the classroom – technology. Learn more: BecomeAGoogleTrainer.com.

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

techlearning

I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. I started embracing student voice by asking them “how do you want to show me what you learned?” Student voice has been eye opening for us on the Skype in the Classroom team.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

techlearning

At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. We are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples.

Reflection of ISTE from a Newbie

wwwatanabe

I found that Jackie Gerstein ''s session on the Flipped Classroom at Edubloggercon gave me incredible perspective. Their incredible commitment to building teachers up so they can create learning-centered classrooms is honorable. Share your learning.

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MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. I''m a proponent of critical thinking, cooperative learning, metacognition, blended learning, flipped learning.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

This kind of cross platform compatibility is really important if you are working in a BYOD environment where students could be coming to class with a wide range of devices. blended learning CMC ipad iphone mlearn mobile learning speaking skills video video conferencing

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FC – Flipped Classroom ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices.

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5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

A dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills is required for schools to become places where social media and digital tools are integral and beneficial parts of a rigorous program and where they work symbiotically with active, engaged, and applicable learning.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

The underlying premise is to move learners from a state of engagement to empowerment so that they exert more ownership over their learning. Student agency is all about improving the learning experience for kids. Schools with vibrant learning cultures recognize this fact.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. Additional data is collected and archived in the PLP during classroom observations.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

techlearning

This method of using Google Forms is meant as a companion piece to this article I wrote about how I improved my rubrics by turning them into 1-column, hyperdoc-ish rubrics that students use as part of their everyday learning.

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

It does not harm or help student learning when put into classrooms. Only when technology is employed by the teacher to serve as part of the learning experience does it have any impact, positive or otherwise. Technology in schools is a neutral resource.

The Promise and Perils of Technology in Education

Reading By Example

It does not harm or help student learning when put into classrooms. Only when technology is employed by the teacher to serve as part of the learning experience does it have any impact, positive or otherwise. Technology in schools is a neutral resource.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

3 Things for School Leaders to Consider During the Transition to Distance Learning

EdTechTeam

As the school leader in your building, you’ve put things in place to ensure that your students have what they need to be successful while face to face learning is temporarily on hold, but have you considered those things that you may need to put into place for you and your stakeholders? .

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Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘gotta-do’s for a classroom teacher. In any case, reviewing this list will remind you (and your administration, tech support, teachers and others) of the needs of a highly engaging, fully functioning student-centered classroom.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

techlearning

If you’re like me, Fortnite mania has taken over your classroom. I can’t take attendance in my classroom without a kid doing the Jubilation Dance in my direction. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.

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Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

techlearning

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. The research is clear that involvement in extracurriculars at school lead to better student development and learning.

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

techlearning

If you’ve never heard of design, I’ll give you the simplest, best definition as created by my good friend and design mentor Kevin Jarret : Project-Based Learning + Empathy = Design. Here are the 5 ways I’ve redesigned my rubric and how they’re having a big impact on student learning.

EdmodoCon Guest Post #3: M.Valois

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Megan is the guest moderator on the Canadian Ed Chat (#cdnedchat) on Twitter who enjoys expanding her PLN and learning about new tech tools to improve her teaching and class experience. On Tuesday, I participated in a virtual conference - a professional learning opportunity - called #Edmodocon. If you aren''t familiar, Edmodo is a social learning platform for schools, often called the "Facebook" for schools because its format is similar.

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Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint

techlearning

The Innovation Lab presents the world’s most popular classroom game show: The Constraint! cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience.

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Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

techlearning

Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. I didn’t start out being the COO of the classroom full time.

The Learning Revolution - New Events + Partners - Great Learning 2.0 Videos - Social Network Conversations

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 7th A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. Helen Keller Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. Learning 2.0

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Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates

techlearning

The video introduces my program and what students will be learning while the letter lets parents know why I made Fair Haven Innovates and how I run the program. People can’t always imagine learning in a classroom that they didn’t grow up in. What a wild summer.

CrazyIdeas.Doc

techlearning

I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools. She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference.

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