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Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. On the other side of this tension are secondary teachers with 150+ students.

4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater. In this situation, teachers need technology tools that allow them to provide the same high-quality experience for students learning at home and in person.

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We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students. We need to start talking more about the best ways to integrate technology and teaching in order to amplify teachers’ impact.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota.

Tic Tack Toe in the Blended Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The other day I was conducting some learning walks with the administrative team at Wells Elementary School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). Throughout the school year, I have been assisting them with digital pedagogy as it relates to blended learning and the use of flex spaces. I cannot overstate the importance of getting the instructional design right first before throwing technology into the mix.

‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Across the region, schools have moved classrooms to the cloud in what’s become a massive experiment in distance learning, impacting local and international schools alike.

10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037

Shake Up Learning

The post 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom – SULS037 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A lot of math teachers struggle with integrating technology into the classroom. So, I enlisted the help of my friend and edtech expert, Craig Klement, to share 10+ Ways to Use Technology in the Math Classroom. Integrating technology in the math classroom can go far beyond substitution, digital worksheets, and simple quizzes. Elementary.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences. |Kelly Tenkely|.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. As teaching candidates progress through teacher education programs, they should be exploring , evaluating , and applying methods and tools for effective instruction in the dynamic learning environments that exist in today’s K-12 schools. Blended Learning Training

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3). How Will You Shake Up Learning?

Rethinking Summative Assessment: Giving Students Voice and Choice

EdTechTeam

Think back to an assessment you took in your elementary years. Just think of the monotony and repetition of learning a new topic, practice that topic, test, repeat. How can we use technology and tap into our learners’ interests to make assessments more meaningful?

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. At the secondary level scenes like this are less frequent. My excitement about blended learning stemmed from the realization that learning, both inside and outside of my classroom, can take many different forms.

Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

The Station Rotation Model is a blended learning model where students rotate through a series of online and offline stations. This model is an easier shift for elementary teachers who are already use learning stations with students. Unfortunately, most secondary teachers do not learn how to design lessons using stations in credential school. That said, there are clear advantages to using this model at the secondary level. Learning

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand. In the previous posts on this topic our examination found that technology can and does help when it comes to improving completion rates , reducing tuition costs and helping universities to bridge the revenue gap. In this case however technology, and the need to adapt to it, is a part of the problem. Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

Design Your Own Digital Choice Board

Catlin Tucker

This week I had the pleasure of training a group of elementary teachers on blended learning strategies. Elementary teachers, who are teaching all subjects, may combine reading, math and vocabulary activities on a single board. On the other hand, a secondary teacher might design a board focused on one aspect of their curriculum, like reading or writing. how they will engage with the information (learning modality). Learning

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. We provide, support, and sustain technology deeply aligned with our vision.

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Framework: Ed Elements Provides Model, Plan, Hand-holding

Edsurge

Separate from its Playbook that helps define a vision, Education Elements , a consulting firm, helps schools and districts design next-generation teaching and learning models. Download and examine Ed Elements’ three models for elementary schools and its three models for secondary schools. They have a Personalized Learning Implementation Framework that guides users through 25 key areas of personalized learning.

Communications Tips for School Leaders

Edsurge

There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. Having worked with almost 200 districts across two organizations, we have learned that communications is one of the areas districts have the least experience with, but which can have the biggest impact. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

3 Key Actions for 2021-22 You Can Take Now

edWeb.net

Despite myriad challenges schools faced during the pandemic, many will come out of it with richer approaches to teaching and learning. COVID’s impact on schools was so substantial that Congress established the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

Organized by SETDA, the State Education Technology Directors Association, the edWebinar included a 2 nd grade teacher who had previously taught online only during inclement weather and never expected to be teaching remotely for an extended period. Setting the Course for Secondary Students.

Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

edWeb.net

The longer-term vision, which is starting to become a reality in Dr. Conner’s district, is schools will become hubs, teachers will become learning accelerators, and students will become co-authors of their own education. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Online learning is penetrating school systems nationwide by providing course options and learning experiences where students lack any alternative.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 Edition)

Doug Levin

Like so many others , I’ve made new friends and learned so very much, but I’m not sure what the future may hold. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before.

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6 tips for making the most of your iPad and Chromebook carts

eSchool News

Carts, those waist-high metal cabinets on wheels, often hold dozens of devices, perfect for classrooms that need technology on the go. The elementary English teacher who is using a blended learning approach in her classroom, for example, has come to rely on that cart of fully-charged iPads or Chromebooks that’s rolled into her classroom at 8 a.m., Here’s what they had to say: Understand the learning space.

The Virtual High School’s Advanced Placement®Pass Rate Continues to Surpass the National Average

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, found that VHS students who sat for Advanced Placement® (AP) exams outperformed the national scores on the College Board AP® exams. is an online learning pioneer. The Virtual High School is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and AdvancED.

“If You Build It, They Will Come”: Why and How a Small Colorado District Upgraded its Network

Education Superhighway

After using Compare & Connect K-12 and evaluating their pricing information, Lewis-Palmer’s technology team, saw that the district was paying far more for their internet access than neighboring districts of a similar size were paying. The district upgraded its secondary schools first and then moved to the elementary schools. Learn more about the school district upgrade process.

Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Revere hosted a learning tour for other schools last year, to share its experiences with personalizing learning. Blended learning was the gateway to personalized learning in the Natick Public Schools, about 20 miles west of Boston. The district made sure each child had a laptop to use in class almost a decade ago, according to the current director of digital learning, Grace Magley. Meaning people learning from each other.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. A student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools. Third, students are assessed at deeper levels, making it more meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.

The Virtual High School’s Stacy Young to Speak at CSforALL Summit

techlearning

Technology courses currently offered by VHS include CAD, Video Game Design, Java Programming, and Creative Programming with Scratch. VHS is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that has, for over 22 years, provided middle and high schools from 40 states and 33 countries with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences. is an online learning pioneer. Bo ston – Oct.

Robust Networking and Data Center Solutions Power Tech Tools in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

At first, this approach allowed the district to rapidly ramp up its technology programs. Our Wi-Fi was hit or miss at best,” says District Technology Coordinator Scott Stall. “We District leaders and community stakeholders typically express more excitement about highly visible end-user technologies such as mobile devices and interactive whiteboards, Brantley says. “A We’ve gone from buying low-end air conditioning units to deploying world-class technology.”.

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Improving Learning Outcomes by Raising Teacher Effectiveness

EdSense

If the quality of education and thus the learning outcome needs to be improved, we have to tackle the most basic flaw of our education system - the inability to select, nurture and incentivise teachers. Primary school teachers need to be trained at TTI and secondary school teachers required BEd. The government has taken positive step by giving an option to these teachers to complete a Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)