Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

We are beginning to see more and more innovative uses of technology not just to personalize, but also to make the learning process more personal. This, combined with relevance grounded in authentic contexts and applications, empowers students to own their learning.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

We were learning about the collapse in this ivory tower, theoretical, Wall Street Journal context,” Gonder recalled. Each classroom lesson is paired with a financial challenge on Moneythink Mobile, an Instagram-like platform on which students compete between weekly meetings with their mentors.

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VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Hall Davidson’s Bio as Submitted T he Discovery Education Global Learning Initiative Senior Director, Hall Davidson has become a master and advocate for technology integration in education.

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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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

Shake Up Learning

The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Follow Us on Social Media. Connect with Shake Up Learning. Shake Up Learning 2017.

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. Our bottom line as educators is always about the learning and doing what’s best for students. Also works on mobile.). Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3).

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The post Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Bring Shake Up Learning to Your School. Blended Learning with Chromebooks (workshop or presentation). Connect with Shake Up Learning.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

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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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom.

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik Peachey

In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and.docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This book gives thoughtful insight into not only communication styles but true forms of twenty-first-century communication and collaboration like social media and curation.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. If someone has to learn, they can learn – period.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. 7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom. E-learning

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn more about how to use Google Keep from my Google Keep CHEAT SHEET (free download) , and be sure to check out all of the Google Keep resources I am creating and curating.

HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. They expect the same flexibility, mobility and always-on services they get with everything from travel and entertainment, also from educational providers.

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Student Agency is More Than Voice and Choice

A Principal's Reflections

The underlying premise is to move learners from a state of engagement to empowerment so that they exert more ownership over their learning. Student agency is all about improving the learning experience for kids. Schools with vibrant learning cultures recognize this fact.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

At its core is the idea that meaningful learning is a creative process. Even Social Media and YouTube play a part. Schools are creating classroom layouts that support successful 21 st century learning. Evidence-based learning environments. Mobility.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. What are the challenges of these new learning environments? Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Do Mom and Dad know what’s good for their children online?

The Hechinger Report

Parents of school-aged children spend more than nine hours a day on media use – including TV, social media and computer-based educational programs – according to a new survey. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Procedure for link shortening and mobile sharing: Copy the hyperlink for the page or lesson that relates to a particular page in my textbook. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media. Set Up Social Media.

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Technology Brings Past to Life in Some History Classrooms

Leadership Lounge

For eighth-grade social studies teacher Andrew Swan, technology resources are a way to get his students at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., She uses Google apps tools in her classroom to create a semi-blended learning environment.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

Edsurge

Picting by the Numbers Snapchat, a mobile app that allows users to capture video and pictures that disappear after a few seconds, has over 173 million daily users and the average number of Snaps per day hovers around 2.5 Instagram, a social networking app for sharing photos and videos, counts more than 400 million daily users. Approximately three out of every four tweens and teens are on some type of social media platform these days.

TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

You’re not paid, so it’s up to you to create your own “value”–not unlike a student in a self-directed learning environment. Increased visibility (author boxes, social accounts, etc.). Write a post on personalized learning in digital spaces.

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Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

Over this time, we have seen a lot of great updates and new features continually added to Buncee and have enjoyed creating and coming up with new ideas of ways to use Buncee for learning. This helps students find something that is more meaningful for them, that will amplify their learning.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

Communications officials should keep in mind their messaging on social media platforms may not be reaching all the audiences they’re interested in; mothers were more likely to use Facebook than fathers, while fathers were more likely to use YouTube or Twitter than mothers.

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

Slack: When It Makes Sense to Use It

ProfHacker

[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. You could think of it as the social media evolution of email. Other people have referred to it as a private form of social media, but I disagree.

#LearningIs connected

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the digital age means being connected. True, many people in the world are still unconnected, but with mobile phones subscriptions rising exponentially, more people now have access to digital content than ever before. What would learning be like without these connections?

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

See how students can use Buncees to represent their Project Based Learning in a more authentic and meaningful way. As an instructional coach, I am always looking for ways to transform learning for my peers. Learn how to do assignments in Language Arts, Science, Religion and Math.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: July 28, 2017 The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies | Digital Education - Education Week → Broadly speaking, this federal law requires operators of commercial websites, online services, and mobile apps to notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting any personal information on children under the age of 13. " Tagged on: July 26, 2017 Can personalized learning prevail? Knorr of Common Sense Media.

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Creation just got even better with Buncee!

Buncee

One of my favorite things about teaching, besides working with my students, is finding new and engaging ways to have students create and show their learning. And it enables educators to learn more about the students in the process.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.