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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?

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

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.

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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. 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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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. We have to think differently about online learning experiences for our students.

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. I credit technology—and superheroes. Talk about what's being learned, not what's missing.

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.

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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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. Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technologies. students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Additionally, teachers saw dramatic increases in engagement and performance.

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.

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. Not the technology.

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. She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more.

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!

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!

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. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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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. This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. Today, a teacher can see if a student is not doing an assignment or struggling to complete a worksheet. Education Technology Efficacy Research

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.

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. You can sell these unused devices in large numbers to device manufacturers for money or credits for schools to purchase new district-wide technology.

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.

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. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

The overhead projector began to fall out of favor in the early 2000s with advances in technology. It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. Digital Leadership edtech interactive whiteboard

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. Active learning is also helpful in building an interesting learning environment in 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. Read more: 5 Edtech tools to try out this year.

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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. Read more: 5 Edtech tools to try out this year.

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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.

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. Batch & student management. Technology integration. We exist to improve the way we learn.

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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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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Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

This post is another reaction paper I wrote for the course I am currently taking, Technology and School Leadership, through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority.

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. in instructional technology from Lesley University.

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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.