Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

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.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space. 5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom. Google Forms is a great way to achieve this. Learn from your students. E-learning Teachers

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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Math Journals: Adaptive Software + A Metacognitive Practice

Catlin Tucker

An increasing number of school districts are investing in adaptive math software–online programs that adjust to the learner’s individual performance. The benefit of adaptive software is that it allows students to engage in personalized practice. Learning

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.”.

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.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. So, decide how you’re going to learn.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below. Or you can use Tinkercad or any other 3D modeling software.

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! . Learn more about them here! What are your learning goals?”.

How Great is MS Office Mix

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because Mix uses audio and video tools to communicate ideas, students are eager to view the resulting lessons, making it a perfect addition to a blended learning program. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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.

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.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Before building, trying, or buying new technology tools, we should start by asking, “In an analog world, how would we personalize learning to drive student outcomes?”.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

first thought was to google what others see as best practice digital pedagogy but I decided that wasn't being true to myself so I am stumbling through this thought via this blog post and really hope for feedback to flesh this out further.

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. This does not mean developers and software engineers should all become classroom teachers. She doesn’t have the time to keep up with the rapid changes in technology, like 3-D printing and Google Glass. “I

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Moodle got its start years ago as a method to organize blended learning and online classes.

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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.

Digital humanities in the K-12 classroom

Neo LMS

The software allows users to plot out events across a geography — it gives visual aides to any narrative, be it fictional, historical or personal. Google also has great story mapping software, called My Maps. Read more: 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." For centuries teachers have learned the value of formative assessment.

New Year’s Resolution: I’m Moving ALL Assessment into the Classroom

Catlin Tucker

As I’ve embraced technology and blended learning models, I’ve found it much easier to create time and space to provide feedback as students are working. Below are three blended learning models. Learning

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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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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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.

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. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Why waste it with standard Google Start Page? Try Shelfit from EdTech Software.

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Adapting to the New Classroom

techlearning

Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Google Classroom ? Z-Space lab with AR/VR software ? Google Classroom ?

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.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Who Owns the Learning?: Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience.

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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. It is imperative that district leaders remain vigilant and mindful of the learning tools used in classrooms. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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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. 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.

Keyboarding 101

Ask a Tech Teacher

When students — and adults — think of learning to keyboard, it usually generates images of rote drills where you sweat over a keyboard as you’re graded on speed and accuracy. There’s a better way to learn keyboarding: Blended Learning.