10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom.

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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.

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

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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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

Edsurge

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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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

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. Here are 10 of the NEO Blog’s best posts from the third year of its existence: 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide.

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Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

MSEDTechie

What about our Digital Age educators? Differentiation and personalized learning opportunities are just as important for teachers--creating empowering learning communities is key. Instead of ”professional development,” we need authentic, personalized “professional learning opportunities” that improve workflow and foster creativity. Here are few of the unique ways educators are given opportunities to expand their learning environment through creative measures.

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

techlearning

Through my flipped classroom failure, though, I did learn how to create a student-centered classroom. Move Toward Making The differences between project-based, problem-based, and passion-based learning are subtle, but one of the things they have in common is that they all involve the student-centered art of making. After completing what I had to do in the classroom, I would ask students “how do you want to show me what you learned?”

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools Software & Online ACHIEVE3000 & ICIVIC ( www.achieve3000.com ) & ( www.icivics.org ) Achieve3000 and iCivics are partnering to offer middle and high school students government and civics lessons designed so that students can learn the fundamentals of American democracy at their own individual reading levels. TabPilot ( www.techpilotlabs.com ) Learning Systems has changed its company name to TechPilot Labs.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community. Derek Barkalow Teenage Kicks (for Grown-Ups) - Fiona Mauchline Urban Legends Through Digital Storytelling - James Gubbins What is this ''new'' writing?