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Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. Pictured above: Utica's Flexible Centers Blended Learning Model.

Blended Learning Models Reduce Class Sizes

eSpark

A Digital Promise case study examines the blended learning implementation at Utica Community Schools, a district in the League of Innovative Schools and one of eSpark's first and largest district partnerships. Pictured above: Utica's Flexible Centers Blended Learning Model.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) I was so green at this point in my career that I probably assumed every classroom in the 21st century operated this way. It felt like every tool I used in the classroom was inherently designed to work in isolation. I generated logins for my students and started “blending” instruction using the free content from these publishers. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

The Importance of Unit Planning in a BOLD (Blended Learning)/21st Century Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few months, I have been fortunate enough to work closely with the Magen David Yeshivah blended learning teachers. I created a blended learning template that I adapted from the original Grant Wiggins template on unit planning. When I first worked with my BOLD teachers in the summer, I wanted the Step 3 section in their unit plans (the day to day activity section) to include daily accounting for blended (online curriculum) and differentiation.

10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Serena McKinney MY STORY Packing up my classroom was a strange feeling after only having been in it for six years. Until, I realized the size and scope of my new classroom; the Irvine Unified School District. The post 10 Tips For the Beginner EdTech Technology Teacher on Special Assignment appeared first on OnCUE. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Technology in Education

The FREE Lesson Plans and Resources You Aren’t Using! (but should be) – SULS0148

Shake Up Learning

but should be) – SULS0148 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey chats with Rich Dixon, Senior Director of Innovative Learning at H?para. Learn more about H?para. Then add in the pandemic forcing the use of online learning.

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Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

Question Tank

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School TechnologyPut aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

Google Glass Might Pose the Biggest Challenge Public Education Has Seen Since Desegregation

Question Tank

During the more than three decades from 1954 (Brown Vs Board of Ed) and 1988 (peak desegregation in the US), achieving racial equality, or at least access to equal resources… blended learning common core EdTech Education Flipped Classroom Google Teaching google glass High School Technology Put aside for the moment that segregation of public schools in the United States is at its highest level since 1968; our country has backslid.

Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

Edsurge

As a former New York City high school teacher, I know that parent-teacher conferences seldom provide parents with enough time to process what their children learned, what they’re interested in, and what needs improvement. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing. Often, “what needs improvement” dominates the conversation; if parents must endure this in multiple classrooms with multiple teachers, it doesn’t provide the incentive to come back next time.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. If new edtech isn’t supported by high quality research, then claims about efficacy are just that—marketing claims. Game based learning is. [an]

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. KIPP teachers understood that, in order for Khan Academy to be more useful in the classroom, students couldn’t just roam free in the software; the classroom experience needed coherence. The customized Khan Academy playlists have completely transformed KIPP’s classrooms! Eureka Math curriculum while adopting the Common Core standards.

35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. Are you using Google Classroom? I wish everything connected to Google Classroom! Ready to find apps that make Google Classroom even better?

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. If you have Chromebooks in your classroom, you are going to love what the Chromebook App Hub has to offer–100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Storytelling is a great skill for any classroom.

How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving

Edsurge

But instead of dusting off the DVDs buried in your desk drawer, consider using these edtech-powered ideas to get your learners’ bodies moving and brains working. Teachers do not have to wait until the bell rings or until they have formally addressed the class to get their students’ learning started. It also boasts Google Classroom integration. A common tool seen in the world language and social studies classrooms at my school is Quizlet Live.

Understanding Standardized Assessments that Test Depth of Knowledge

eSpark

This year, many districts are replacing state standardized tests with PARCC or Smarter Balanced, two Common Core-aligned assessments designed to measure college readiness. Blended Learning as Prep for Third-Party Assessments. The 4Cs EdTech News

Competency-Based Education: A Reading Journey

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

One very important point here: as with all of my Edtech Elixirs entries and my personal social media posts, this is only Adam Watson's ideal list as of this posting. Make sure classroom teachers have a chance to discuss key excerpts!

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

eSpark

Edtech is being used in classrooms more than ever before. Keep reading to discover the meaning of some of the most common trends in Edtech. Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom!

Three simple steps for creating lesson plans

Hapara

Creating effective lesson plans is the cornerstone of successful teaching and learning. Well-planned, creative lessons increase student achievement and help teachers create a more manageable classroom. Pinpoint the learning objectives, starting with the desired outcome first.

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Understanding Standardized Assessments that Test Depth of Knowledge

eSpark

This year, many districts are replacing state standardized tests with PARCC or Smarter Balanced, two Common Core-aligned assessments designed to measure college readiness. Blended Learning as Prep for Third-Party Assessments. The 4Cs EdTech News

How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Powerful Student ePortfolios with Google Sites appeared first on Shake Up Learning. ” Google Sites talks to all of your favorite G Suite tools, is easy to use, embed student work, and make the learning more DYNAMIC. Learn more about Dynamic Learning here , and in my book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic. aka ePortfolio, Electronic Portfolio, Digital Portfolio, or Learning Portfolio).

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. In Your Classroom…. Learn more about the levels of technology integration by visiting the Technology is Learning site. Catlin Tucker – Blended Learning.

Ed Tech Vocab: Keeping Up with Trends in Education

eSpark

Edtech is being used in classrooms more than ever before. Keep reading to discover the meaning of some of the most common trends in Edtech. Think of it as a cheat sheet to help you learn all you need to know about technology in the classroom!

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Having educators make and share a short example of their learning is another key goal. Classroom leaders deal with incredibly complex local situations in terms of parent expectations, admin expectations and student skills – before they even get into the edtech aspects. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country.

Teaching Preschool: Respecting the Student and the Teacher

eSpark

Many people incorrectly assume that preschool students are incapable of learning math, reading, and abstract thinking at such an early age. In actuality, early learners are more than capable of learning these skills if lessons are purposeful and connected to child’s play. EdTech News

Best EdTech of 2016

Graphite Blog

In 2016 the Common Sense Education editorial staff evaluated close to 170 apps, games, and websites for learning potential and classroom implementation. It's a heartening trend; the best edtech developers are taking the lessons (both good and bad) of the last few years to heart and delivering products at a higher level of quality than we've seen in the past. PocketLab is the latest in a series of efforts to make sensors affordable for classroom use.

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. First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom .

EdmodoCon 2013 Guest Post #7: L. Neumann from SWEDEN!

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I have started to get my head around the British school system and think I might understand what the Common Core is, and Stibaly Johnson’s talk about how to use Edmodo definitely inspired me anyway. The program seemed more airy than last year - there was time to make cups of coffee and my husband even managed to time dinner, not in the lunch break (that would have been at 10pm, Swedish time) but in between Patrick Fogarty and the Classroom Gymnastics.

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Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. Available online or as an app, learn how to use this new student-guided interactive with students. What a trip!

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss 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. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

These harsh punishments lead some districts to “teach the test” and prioritize third party assessment scores over student engagement and learning. Under ESSA, states are not required to adhere to Common Core Standards, but the act says that state-determined standards must prepare all students for postsecondary success. These assessments can be especially beneficial in diagnosing individual student needs and strengths and will better allow teachers to differentiate learning.

My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

The Web20Classroom

And we should honor everyone who works tirelessly in schools and in education everyday to make learning better for kids. Just today there was a post about financial literacy, while yesterday there was a lesson on how to use TED talks to enhance the Common Core curriculum. Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog : Free Technology For Teachers What Richard has created here is the model of what resource sharing is and should be.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. ’ Inside America’s classrooms in the wake of Trump’s win.” “The Failure of the iPad Classroom” by David Sax. The Chinese online learning company has raised $40.14

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.” The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

This is apparent in every topic in every article I’ve written in this years’ year-end series : for-profit higher education, surveillance in the classroom, and so on. ” Despite all the Common Core-aligned revisions and all the headlines to the contrary, “ The New SAT Won’t Close the Achievement Gap.” This is part ten of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. The richest 1% now possess as much wealth as the rest of the world combined.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“What Betsy DeVos means for edtech ,” according to venture capitalist Ryan Craig. Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” “ Florida Virtual School model shows online learning can be engaging,” according to a puff piece by Education Dive , which rewrites a puff piece by eSchool News. Education Politics.