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Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness #SXSWedu


Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness SXSWedu 2017 Debate Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Christensen Institute Lisa Hansel, Advisor, Knowledge Matters Saro Mohammed (Moderator), Partner, The Learning Accelerator Personalized learning is one of true transformational opportunities in education. Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Critical thinking is grounded in knowledge bases.

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Take Student Collaboration to the Next Level – SULS0120

Shake Up Learning

The post Take Student Collaboration to the Next Level – SULS0120 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learning When to Make Changes. Vicki made changes to her original lesson based on her conversation with Kasey. But she also learned a lot from her students. .

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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. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. Mary: I think that just comes with technology. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process.

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Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook


When at all possible, get your teachers out of familiar environments and give them opportunities to watch, engage with, and learn from other experts within their own district in locations like classrooms or schools that are unfamiliar to them. Let technology inform your approach to professional development. Learn how schools and districts are leveraging the data from Edmentum’s online solutions: Meeting the needs of individual students through blended learning in Pennsylvania.

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What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

There are some major shifts happening in the way perceive education and the mechanisms we use for teaching and learning. We have written about some of these changes in our previous blog: “ 7 powerful shifts towards the future of learning that is changing education ”. Even though technologies like the VR, AR, and AI hasn’t quite penetrated into the classrooms yet, at the current rate, it will probably happen within the next decade or so. How do we learn.

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8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Before our eyes, we are watching districts and schools valiantly roll out remote learning plans to support all students during extended closures. Even with all the progress being made and practical innovations taking place, COVID-19 has unearthed on a global scale the inequity that persists when it comes to access to high-speed WIFI and technology. As such, educators are in need of ideas that can be implemented without the use of technology.

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Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

Last month I attended the annual Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference at University of California, Irvine. DML 2017 was packed with interesting studies and perspectives from education, media and technology researchers from around the world. My schedule of sessions focused on what researchers have learned about games and learning. The continued importance of experiential learning. The Importance of Failure in Learning. Connected Learning.

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Effective Instruction and Support For Emergent Bilingual Students

The last two school years have been a challenging time for many students who were learning English while speaking a different language at home. Applying the Learning Sciences. Integrating Technology. Blog post by Robert Low , based on this edWebinar. Watch the Recording.

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.


Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts. So did they learn?

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. 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." Technology allows for teachers to have more small group and one on one instruction, something all teachers find value in.

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Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?


She says the teaching practice has changed and the expectations put on teachers are vast, noting that they are expected to pre-assess to gauge where students are beginning from, learn multiple technology tools, differentiate their instruction, finding out students’ interests and habits, personalize their instruction and ensure continued growth. But she acknowledges that technology has accelerated the pace of change and practice.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. For students who are learning the skills : Try programs that teach row-by-row in a fun way.

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Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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Looking Past COVID: Science Education Post Pandemic

But even during the crisis, they dug in, designing creative digital learning experiences, using technology for enhanced remote engagement, and leveraging local phenomena and investigations for students and their families to do at home. Technology. Professional Learning.