Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

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In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

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Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. Click here to download the full white paper.

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Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

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The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are some of the options Google Slides will give you in this version: Google Drawings is not currently compatible on mobile devices, but Google Slides is compatible. Shake Up Learning 2018.

Video communication apps and mobile learning

Nik Peachey

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. Mailvu also provides mobile apps for iOS, Android an Blackberry.

How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides (FREE Template)

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The post How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides (FREE Template) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this guest post by Micah Shippee , you can learn How to Create Your Own “Apps” with Google Slides! Online Courses From Shake Up Learning.

Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu

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The post Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Empower Your Students with The 4 C’s Learning Menu. YOU can empower your students with this 4 C’s learning menu! What is a Learning Menu?

Programming sun and rain: Students run an indoor farm at school by computer or mobile app

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Students monitor and control it all, on site or with a mobile app. Using a wall-mounted keyboard or a mobile app, the student farmers can monitor their crops, tweak the climate, make it rain and schedule every ultraviolet sunrise. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

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From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

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The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices

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The post 13 Tools to Record Audio on Chromebooks and Other Devices appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Audio is a great learning and reflection tool. It is not compatible at this time with mobile browsers. It’s free and easy to use, but will not work on mobile devices.

17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download)

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The post 17 Things for Teachers to Try in 2017 (Infographic and FREE Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I always geek out learning about the latest gadgets, but I especially love learning about new ways that technology can improve learning in the classroom.

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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

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The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Feedback is an essential piece of the learning process that often gets overlooked or watered down. Annotate Using Google Classroom on Mobile (iOS or Android).

FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

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The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students

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The post 5 Augmented and Virtual Reality Creation Tools for Students appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Would that have helped you to develop a true feel for what you were learning? You might think it is out of reach financially or it is too difficult to learn.

7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs

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The post 7 Reasons You Need to Try Voice Typing in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I will share seven reasons you need to try Voice Typing in Google Docs–for yourself, for your students, and to help support learning across the board.

#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

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The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download Episode. Connect with Shake Up Learning. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media.

6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

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The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. However, mobile apps often offer us a few more ways to interact with information, as well as tap into some creation tools that don’t work the same on an old school Chromebook.

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

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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.

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

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The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating.

Back to School with Google Chrome: The Complete Guide!

Shake Up Learning

I like to think of Google Chrome as the learning environment for all things Google! With Chrome, you can customize your learning environment to fit your needs and interests. Better yet, customize the learning environment to fit the needs of ALL learners!

Buncee 3.0: Now on iOS

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Download the iOS app. Whether you’re using Buncee to support your project-based learning and blended learning initiatives, build your school or classroom brand, or even enhance parent engagement, the new Buncee 3.0 iOS iOS app mobile mobile update update updates

Making lectures and lessons more interactive with mQlicker

Nik Peachey

As the traditional lecture has come increasingly under fire for being completely out of touch with modern teaching and learning methods, there has been a move by many teachers, conference presenters and lecturers to make their teaching techniques more modern and interactive.

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik Peachey

In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and.docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than the following collection may be of interest to you.

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25+ Ways to Use Google Keep for Teachers and Students – SULS041

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The post 25+ Ways to Use Google Keep for Teachers and Students – SULS041 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are additional features that only work on mobile, so be sure that you also install the app on your mobile devices. Google Keep on Mobile.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes.

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The Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration

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In lieu of being incredible pieces of hardware with significant learning potential, iPad adoption has produced uneven learning results thus far. iPad Mobile Learning Technology classrooms ipad workflowThe Riddle Of Meaningful iPad Integration. by Noah Kravitz. Background.

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10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029

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The post 10 Google Classroom Tips You Didn’t Know – SULS029 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 1: Annotate and Draw on Documents Using the Mobile App. Our first two Google Classroom tips on this list are specific to the mobile app. New mobile feature: archive.

Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

Neo LMS

Podcasts, in my view, are underutilized in the blended learning environment, especially in light of some stratospheric successes the medium can have. This American Life , a weekly 1-hour radio show and podcast, is downloaded by 2,5 million people every week. Language learning.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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6 of the best art and culture ed-tech tools

Neo LMS

So, while our blog is certainly all about digital and blended learning we by no means encourage studying exclusively tech and science-based subjects. A lovely blend between being creative and learning about the actual paintings. E-learning

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NEW Design Thinking Activity from the Ford STEAM Lab! Challenge Students to Use Empathy in Problem-Solving

Discovery Education

Searching for new ways to excite students about STEAM learning this summer? Download Designed to Shine here! Design Thinking as a Strategy to Teach Empathy. Introduce Designed to Shine in your next summer camp or summer school class!

4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment

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The post 4 Ways to Use Google Keep for Feedback and Assessment appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One way to gamify your lessons is to create badges for reaching certain learning goals. The Shake Up Learning book is NOW AVAILABLE! Shake Up Learning 2018.

How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom

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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.