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.].

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?

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.

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. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech. 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. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

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. We bring these students into a virtual world.

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.

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.

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. What is personalized learning?

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. 14:18] Technology can be used for learning, assessment, and feedback. [15:41]

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!

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. 60 Tools to Inspire Students with #Chromebooks!

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.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. More lessons learned.

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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. Some admins and teachers have told us that having GoGuardian installed on students’ devices fundamentally changes the way their classes operate and students learn.

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.

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.

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. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. More lessons learned.

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.

What schools should know before launching an LMS [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Launching a learning management system within an educational institution comes with some challenges. An LMS team can be made of IT specialists, edtech coordinators, teachers, school librarians, and other staff members that can pitch in with ideas. Learn everything about the LMS.

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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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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In April, I will do Poetry.

techlearning

Suzy Brooks' poem won the EdTech Poetry Slam at Tech & Learning Live Boston At T&L Live in Boston , Carl Hooker (@mrhooker) emceed our first EdTech Poetry Slam, featuring local school leaders Rayna Freedman, Leo Brehm, Matt Joseph, Suzy Brooks, Jared Perrine, and Colleen Terrill.

Understanding ESSA: How the Every Student Succeeds Act will Change U.S. Educational Policy

eSpark

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan bill designed to address the shortcomings of No Child Left Behind. “ Under ESSA, states will now be responsible for determining if schools are successful in meeting the needs of every student.

Online Degrees Find a Spot in Workspaces in 2U-WeWork Deal

Edsurge

Any of the 13,000 students enrolled in the graduate degree programs that 2U hosts will be able to use the WeWork offices for free. It’s the second deal cut by 2U chief executive, Chip Paucek, within the last 18 months, and it’s one he hopes will give a boost to both 2U students--and to his company. The partnership with WeWork has three parts: first, WeWork will open up its 286 offices to students engaged in 2U-supported graduate programs.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Memorization, basic skill development and surface-level understanding are no longer enough for our students’ futures. Yet…students need to know stuff.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Memorization, basic skill development and surface-level understanding are no longer enough for our students’ futures. Yet…students need to know stuff.

10 Tips for Piloting Technology in Schools

eSpark

Successful tech pilots enhance learning, build excitement around new initiatives, and subject classroom technology to rigorous, data-based testing. Some products are simply designed to increase student engagement and joy. Delight students.