5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 3 of our April series on Blended Learning. Click here to read Part 1 on what makes a blended learning initiative fail. Click here to read Part 2 on what blended learning really looks like in the classroom.]. With so many students engaged in this mode of learning, it’s important to examine current trends and technologies to try and predict where blended learning could take students in the future.

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best

EdTech Magazine

Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams for Education: Find the Blended Learning Tool that Works Best. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools can get started with using blended learning platforms. What Are Blended Learning Platforms? Blended learning combines technology and face-to-face interaction to improve student engagement, streamline assessments and open the lines of communication between teachers and students. .

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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Digital math tool produces gains in student achievement.

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. One way to motivate students to continue using the knowledge acquired in our classes is to set up a virtual learning community. The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Simple techniques such as incorporating videos into learning or making lectures available online are already breaking down barriers when it comes to different learning styles, teaching students from a distance, and more. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. E-learning

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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. But when education leaders use these technologies merely as replacements for textbooks, gradebooks, and worksheets, they risk complicating teachers’ jobs with only marginal gains for students. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Workspace for Education (and other updates you need to know!) – SULS099 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I’m breaking it all down so you understand what’s coming, and how it affects you and your students. Learn more: GetGoogleCertified.com.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. Web 3D: Students Using OpenSim Reflect on the Pressing Issues that We All Ask About Using Virtual Worlds. We hear a lot of talk now in Ed Tech circles about how we can get these students engaged and speak a language that they’re speaking.

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. In contrast, my own parent-teacher conferences were student-centered—creating space for meaningful discussion about things other than grades. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing. Mom, this is the project I want to show you,” said one student.

Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools ? SULS065

Shake Up Learning

The post Online Teaching Best Practices, Tips, and Tools – SULS065 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey shares her best tips for teaching students online. COVID-19 has changed education forever, and now it’s time to regroup and redefine teaching and learning. We have to think differently about online learning experiences for our students. Join us for a FREE Shake Up Learning Book Study! How did you engage students?

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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. students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. Quest to Learn: Developing the School for Digital Kids.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of inflated expectations: personalized learning. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists.

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. Usually, this question REALLY means, how do I put a PDF inside Google Classroom so my students can write on top of it. edtech #shakeuplearning. 02:04] – Quick Shout Out to Jennifer Earls and Murray State University for being amazing participants in one of the Shake Up Learning live events! Learn more about them here! Shake Up Learning 2019.

Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

The post Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of my favorite EdTech gurus is the Cool Cat Teacher herself, Vicki Davis. In this episode of The Shake Up Learning Show, Vicki shares so many tips and ideas that ANY teacher can use. She shares lots of tips for project-based learning, using the “In-Flip,” method, and how she helps students discover their passions.

60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009

Shake Up Learning

The post 60 Tools to Inspire Students with Chromebooks – SULS009 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But we have to find tools that will engage and inspire our students to be creative thinkers and innovators. It allows students to build 3D virtual environments, that can then be viewed in virtual or augmented reality. This is perfect for finding non-fiction articles that are appropriate for your students. Learn more at [link].

How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Students of all ages can podcast! In this post and podcast episode, you will learn How to Podcast with Your Students, what tools to use, and how easy it is to get started! Back in 2006, my students created a podcast, “Miss Bell’s Chime Time!” ” My students named the podcast, they wrote and performed the musical jingle. (I

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. 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 #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. More lessons learned.

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

Edsurge

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of Inflated Expectations: Personalized Learning. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists.

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.

6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget

Gaggle Speaks

Most educators have thought about integrating a robust technology program if they haven’t rolled devices out to students already. Although the benefits of technology in the classroom and the need to equip today’s students for the modern workforce are well-documented, schools often cite cost and budget constraints as the reason more technology isn’t yet available to their students and teachers. 6 Ways to Make Edtech Affordable on Any Budget Click To Tweet.

Video, Apps, Newsletters and Portals—Four Ways Technology Can Boost Parent Engagement

Edsurge

You ask your child, “What did you learn in school today?” A nudge from the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has sparked new interest in both parent engagement and the tools that can support it. A 2008 study , for example, found that parental involvement in middle school boosts both studentsengagement and performance. For ideas on what great parent engagement looks like and how to foster it, we talked with educators from both the U.S.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. 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 #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. More lessons learned.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces. Many of the devices even come with excellent software packages that can be used to increase student engagement. Just having one student use it during large group while the others watch just doesn’t cut it in my opinion.

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

Edsurge

It’s no secret that kids learn better when teachers provide learning activities that keep them engaged. Teachers work tirelessly to plan engaging lessons that capture and keep the interests of their students, thereby making content more accessible. Recreation, entertainment, and downtime for students outside of the classroom are just that: recreation, entertainment, and downtime. Nonetheless, students also want to enjoy learning.

An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

Why does it work so well and how to implement active learning in your classrooms. Active learning is an approach in which students are engaged in the learning process. In teaching-learning, there is a lot of importance in keeping the students involved and engaged in the session. The knowledge can be embedded to a greater depth into the brain of students when they actively participate in a class.

Why e-learning is key to building disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

And class suspension is a day without learning. When classes are suspended, schools are required to make-up for the lost instruction time with extra school days for students, which, more often than not, are done on Saturdays. Getting everyone to attend – since this is a make-up class, Higher Ed students are not obligated to attend, but for students of basic education attendance is mandatory. Read more: 5 Edtech tools to try out this year. E-learning

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How to achieve disaster-proof education

Neo LMS

And class suspension is a day without learning. When classes are suspended, schools are required to make-up for the lost instruction time with extra school days for students, which, more often than not, are done on Saturdays. Getting everyone to attend – since this is a make-up class, Higher Ed students are not obligated to attend, but for students of basic education attendance is mandatory. Read more: 5 Edtech tools to try out this year. E-learning

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4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

I’ve found that digital tools schools used to keep students on track work just as effectively for the adults in the school building. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how blended learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can improve student engagement. Post a question in the Classwork stream to engage staff in inquiry-driven discussions. . Organize Student and Faculty Resources.

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How academic management systems can improve daily academic activities.

Linways Technologies

So in our previous blog, we saw how academic management systems can improve some daily classroom aspects like quality assurance, attendance marking, and student-teacher interactions. Here’s an overview of what we are covering in this blog: Assessments, Analytics, Batch & student management, Feedback, Technology integration. Assessments can be broadly classified into specific indicators that gives us the extent to which the student has achieved the desired outcomes.

A Back-to-School Checklist: Choosing Classroom Technology that Fosters Engagement

EdNews Daily

A new school year has begun and educators will face the task of engaging a new set of students. Cultivating an environment where students are consistently engaged with the curriculum brings a unique set of challenges with each new mix of students and level of study. Since each student comes with a myriad of individual skills and learning styles, it can be tough to create a learning environment that meets everyone’s needs.

Now Is the Time to Redefine Learning — Not Recreate Traditional School Online

Edsurge

Our organization works with schools and districts across the country to create more student-centered learning experiences, which gives us a unique view to the changes that are, and are not, happening at scale.

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As That was something I learned very quickly after coming into the education world: Don’t talk about time with teachers because there simply just isn’t enough.”.

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Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Student eyes trained on the teacher. Old-school classroom design supported the idea that teachers impart knowledge to students. Pencil and paper for the student to take notes. Constructivism is all about students and instructors developing knowledge together. It’s the opposite of the passive student taking notes while the teacher lectured. At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Evidence-based learning environments.

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Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. In this week’s post, we investigate the instructional value of an interoperable learning management system (LMS). Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified. Considerations When Introducing a Learning Management System.

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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. School districts are struggling with the fact that 70% of purchased licenses for edtech programs don’t get used at all within the school year and only 10% of teachers know how often students should use edtech programs to drive learning outcomes. It is imperative that district leaders remain vigilant and mindful of the learning tools used in classrooms.

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