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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. So, we try to meet our teachers where they are because, just like our students, not every teacher learns in the same way.”. Helping our teachers using a blended-learning approach is an ongoing effort.”.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. 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. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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11 Essential Chrome Extensions (And a New Browser)

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the 11 Chrome Extensions Recommended in the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Chrome Extensions and Software Mentioned In This Show Extensity Read Write Toolbar Grammarly 3 Ways to ScreenGrab Evernote Google Keep One Note Notion (didn’t make it in time for press but I’m testing this one!) Vicki Davis on Episode 477 of the 10-Minute Teacher Extensions can be useful, helpful tools for parents and teachers.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . edtech #shakeuplearning. Learn more about them here!

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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

Edsurge

But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. version was a Google spreadsheet (shown below) that allows teachers to copy-and-paste their students’ MAP scores and generate an individualized Khan Academy playlist for each student. 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.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools. Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. MAD-Learn is a curriculum.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). This is an area where it would improve the job of edtech developers if we said, 'Here’s what you’re allowed to gather and share.' " Tagged on: July 26, 2017 Can personalized learning prevail? EdTech News News news

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6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Android Apps to Try on a Chromebook appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google has been working to bridge the gap between the tablet and laptop by allowing us to use Android apps on a Chromebook. Full details can be found in the Google Support Center.). Google Keep.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

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6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

For example, Google Chromebooks are sold for less than $200 and do not require the purchase of additional accessories like keyboards for iPads, which sell for $379 per device and $30-100 for keyboards. 6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget Click To Tweet. Mobile Learning

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

Over 500 education technologists from companies and districts gathered last week in Denver for the IMS Learning Impact meeting , hosted by the IMS Global Consortium. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends.

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction. Gamifying Teacher Training on Blended Learning.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Software.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Collaborative software. Schools are creating classroom layouts that support successful 21 st century learning. The ability to rearrange components supports the many faces of constructive learning.

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EdSurge’s 2017 Year in Review: The Top 10 K-12 Stories, as Chosen by You

Edsurge

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market The word “Classroom” has never been more loaded as it is now, with all three blue-chip technology giants each releasing a tool with the same name. From Google and Microsoft’s LMS-like collaboration system to Apple’s device manager, here’s a handy guide to all things Classroom. Three students share how they’re still learning, and how schools can help. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. 60% of teachers say they need better training to integrate edtech tools and identify the ideal targets for the majority of edtech programs they use in the classroom.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.

To Chrome or Not to Chrome, that is the Question (Hint the Answer is YES!)

Saving Socrates

When I went to Chapin, they had a "high end" computer lab back in the 80''s filled with IBM PCs where we learned computer programming with in BASIC and DOCS, and utilized Mavis Beacon to learn typing. Because the computer has no software on it, it doesn''t have a long start up time. In fact, you can still use Dreambox, Lexia, Accelerated reader, and most blended learning software or assessment tools with ease. edtech #IntelChromebooks #technology

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

My journey as an educator began thirty years ago and—I’ll admit—references to personalized learning were never mentioned or formally discussed back then. We consider physical changes as being individual and unique, yet do we recognize that each person’s learning journey can be just as individual? Notice, I said “students,” but let’s remember that lifelong learning is for all—including those educators who have direct impact on students.

Educator Perspectives: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success

MIND Research Institute

Designing and implementing a personalized learning model requires more than technology—it requires a cultural shift. Brian has spearheaded amazing work at Pickerington, and has conducted workshops and trainings on technology, blended learning and personalized learning throughout the country. Seeing how technology and personalized learning are embedded in Pickerington, I asked Brian how that transformation started. The Right Hardware and Software.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Developing a Research Base to Evaluate Digital Courseware

Edsurge

Online and blended learning continue to trend upward in higher education institutions across the U.S. Babson Survey , the proportion of academic leaders who report that online learning is critical for long-term institutional growth has grown from 49 percent in 2002 to 71 percent in 2015, and institutions are investing in edtech products to support digital learning. At the same time, the number of studies of the effectiveness of learning software is huge.

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Apps: a call for nominations and a round-up of review ources

NeverEndingSearch

I am a proud member of AASL’s Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee. In this tenth anniversary of Jane’s efforts, she has moved from Top 100 to an impressive list of Top 200 Tools for Learning. Bloomin’ apps: suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and Web 2.0

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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

” A report issued by the National Education Policy Center confirmed what we’ve known for some time now – that students at virtual schools fare very poorly – but added that students at blended schools (those that combine face-to-face and online instruction) are struggling as well, with 77% of the blended schools the NEPC reviewed performing below state averages. This includes software, digital content , and websites.

Facebook and Fake News: Esther Wojcicki On Teaching Digital Journalism in High School

Edsurge

Esther has been teaching for more than 30 years and was an early adopter of edtech in her classroom. You might call her the hipster teacher since she embraced collaborative learning, flexible seating and student autonomy before it was trendy. We try to make students excited about learning, and we're using journalism as a platform to do it. It was learning for them. Learning controlled and directed by students. Dan Russell at Google has written a lot about this.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” It’s now unclear, observers say, if the FTC can regulate companies like Google or Verizon. “The San Francisco-based software company will continue a four-year partnership with San Francisco Unified School District. Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov.