Reflections in Blended Learning - January 2019

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oneword2019 class dojo contribution edtech gamification Google Classroom seesawTopics in the reflection include: Consumption vs Contribution Kahoot SAMR SeeSaw Class Dojo Class Flow.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

A classroom full of students. Each student has a unique blend of nuances that makes them the individual learner they are. Some enjoy listening to stories in lessons, others need to put their hands to work during a learning experience, while others actually like reading about new things. With so much diversity in the classroom, the traditional one-size-fits all approach to education is bound to fail. What’s in a blend? E-learning

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. Blended Learning. Personalized Learning.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Learn How 2.

Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint

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That is why the highest form of gamification, what I call stage 3 , is using video game techniques to create experiences for students. When I started to think about how to package and explain all of this to students, I went back to gamification as I always do. The Innovation Lab presents the world’s most popular classroom game show: The Constraint! edtech TL Advisor Blog Gamification GamesMy father got a job with AT&T after the military.

Kahoot: From taking quizzes to transforming your classroom.

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Consumption vs. Contribution A blended learning classroom allows for two major roles for students: consumers and contributors. Students learn how to create distractions, helping them identify when they are given quizzes with such distractors. DOK 3) Students can have the teacher publish the Kahoot globally - extending outside of their classroom walls. blended learning edleadership edtech flipped learning gamification technology integration

Strategies for Motivating Students: Start with Intrinsic Motivation

Waterford

This quote is a great reminder that if we can get students curious and motivated to learn, we can set them up for a lifelong love of learning. And as a teacher, you have the power to help them find that passion for learning while they are young.

15 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It's a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 1] [2] While still attending a “brick-and-mortar” school structure, face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities. [3]

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn what digital badges are, when to use them, and how to implement them in your classroom. Learn more here: BlendedLearningwithGoogle.com.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

Isabella Liu is a science teacher in Hong Kong who is using technology with her grade 6-12 classrooms. From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning.

10 Emerging Education Technologies

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What about the use of digital textbooks, adaptive learning, collaboration with other schools or flipped classrooms? Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum?

15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom is a fantastic tool for teachers and students in the K12 classroom. But did you know, Google Classroom is also a great learning tool for adults, too? Today, I am going to share with you 15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning. 15 Ways to Use #GoogleClassroom in Professional Learning.

Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022

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The post Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, I got to talk to Cate Tolnai and Lindsey Blass about their new book Power Up Your Classroom ! They share their passion for gamifying the classroom with game-based learning and teaching through play. For those of you who don’t know, Cate is a passionate fan of learning, coaching, and connecting.

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. When I designed the gamification unit, I had no idea the effect it would have. What did you learn? Social and emotional learning is a process.

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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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics.

How Can We Enhance Learning Through Technology Integration?

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we welcome teacher and author Bethany Petty on the podcast to discuss how teachers are creating engaging and dynamic lessons with technology in their classrooms. Together we discuss Blended Learning, Flipped Learning, Gamification, and her new book Illuminate from EdTechTeam Press. The post How Can We Enhance Learning Through Technology Integration?

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

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It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. Ila Mishra, a specialist in both LMS and virtual classrooms, has this informative explanation of how teachers can increase their social learning while teaching online classes: Social Learning is defined as learning through observing behavior, attitudes, and outcomes of those behaviors. Learning management systems allow for social learning to take place.

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. What are they learning, and why?

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

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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. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

The use of digital textbooks in classrooms is growing in the face of the easy availability of smartphones and the Internet. The idea and practice of using digital textbooks in classrooms represents a new trend in education. Advantages of Digital Textbooks in Classrooms: A survey by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) reports that 81% of K-12 teachers believe that digital textbooks enrich classroom education and increase their motivation to learn.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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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?” At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn. From soldiers seeing their first born over Skype to kids talking with grandparents to teachers using Skype to connect classrooms.

Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE!

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The post Pre-Order Shake Up Learning NOW, Get the Workshop for FREE! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Pre-Order Shake Up Learning and Get the Workshop for FREE! If you pre-order between now and April 3, 2018, I’m giving you a special gift–new brand new online course, The Dynamic Learning Workshop! What If You Could Change Your Classroom Tomorrow? There are so many amazing things happening in classrooms today. Ready to Shake Up Learning?

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

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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. All the social/emotional learning and soft skills I developed in football, wrestling, track, and rugby can be developed through esports. The research is clear that involvement in extracurriculars at school lead to better student development and learning. Gamification TL Advisor Blog Esports

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A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

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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. And while the pathway to being a pro streamer, progamer, and even earning a college scholarship for eSports is getting easier, it is getting harder to teach in a post-Fortnite classroom. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.

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CrazyIdeas.Doc

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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. What if the next keynote we went to was a hands on activity where we tried some best practices that improve learning for our kids and helped make teachers’ lives easier? She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference.

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30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post 30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. YouTube = Learning at Your Fingertips! There are so many ways to learn with YouTube channels for teachers and students! When you want to learn something new these days, most of us head over to YouTube. You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. She is my go-to resource for all things Google Classroom.

5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

Neo LMS

This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and are painfully aware of their surroundings. And if their learning needs are met, they can prove to be great students. Why e-learning is perfect for introverted students. E-learning is more self-paced. E-learning

How Can K-12 Schools Improve Learning Outcomes with Technology?

Kitaboo on EdTech

The tech-savvy millennial generation has literally grown up with technology and traditional classroom settings can no longer satisfy their curiosity for knowledge and information. This builds the case for educators to harness technology and improve learning outcomes for K-12 school students. They need to redesign their courses to suit the learning needs of the new tech-savvy generation and improve learning outcomes. Games can be used to liven up classroom teaching.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Without further ado, here are seven e-learning trends that could shape the edtech landscape in 2017: Gamification. Students like a gamified learning environment, no matter their age. Adaptive learning.

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50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. In the background knowledge-building phase of learning, for example. Learning Models. Self-directed learning. Learning through play. Scenario-based learning. Game-based learning. Project-based learning.

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom. Challenges Of Using Technology In Learning. The Benefits Of Using Technology For Learning.

Diary of a Techy Teacher: Why I’m Taking a One-Year Sabbatical with BetterLesson

Edsurge

As a matter of fact, the first time I ever heard these terms happened back when I was in college, where I also learned that taking a sabbatical is a requirement at some universities. As a result, after each event, I'd return to my classroom with a confining feeling in the back of my mind. It’s Improving My Instructional Coaching This year, I will be working as a Blended Learning Instructional Coach with BetterLesson. The guilt you have for leaving your classroom.

A Peek in My Week: Games, Mattering, Questions, Laughter & Learning WHEW!

The CoolCatTeacher

My keyboarding classroom is completely game based using ClassCraft (thanks, Shawn Young ) and the kids run to class. Gamification is not just points and badges “chocolate on broccoli” as Kae Novak calls it. Gamification is a full-on change in approach to how you “do class.” You never know what will happen when you delve into turning your whole classroom into a game (and a class like keyboarding is an easy place to start.) Blended Learning Works.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

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We learned a lot. From gamification to digital citizenship to PD for teachers to classroom robots and everything in between, the 102 posts that have been published on the NEO Blog in the last 12 months covered oh so many subjects related to education technology and e-learning for educational institutions. The figures in that report indicate that the digitization of the classroom is not happening as rapidly as the tech media would have us think.

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