ISTE Highlights: Tips for Effective Blended Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

This morning, I attended the Blended Learning Panel moderated by Vicki Davis with panelists- Thomas Arnett , Jonathan Bergmann , Mike Gwaltney , Aaron Sams , and Stephanie Sandifer. I found the panel extremely informational for anyone integrating technology and also flipped learning. LIVE on #Periscope : Blended Learning Panel #ISTE2016 #NotatISTE16 #passthescopeedu https://t.co/bqsRbgHGng.

Blended Learning and Project Based Learning… Taking the PBL Gold Standards Online

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

PBL is a natural fit in any combination of face to face, elearning, and a blended environment. Now is especially the time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Look at them with a blended idea in mind.

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10 sources of free interactive content for your class

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t have a lack of places to learn new things. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology oers online learning open educational resourcesYears ago, textbooks served a different purpose. Information was at a premium, and textbooks filled the void. They were chock full of it — a one-stop shop for the curious student. Today, things have changed. Google searches and YouTube are where many of us [.].

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Part 3… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Verbs and Blended Learning Possiblities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. In this third post you will discover how careful examination of the verbs in a standard can help you find resources to assist in proper technology integration. Be on the lookout for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015.

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. The story of factory electrification has a parallel in education technology. Fauteux’s blended-learning approach gave students more responsibility for their learning and helped them track their learning progress.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog (which Education Next then reposted on its blog) arguing that “[a]dvocates of OER and personalized learning … tend to underestimate the breadth of knowledge necessary for true comprehension,” thereby leaving students with “a narrow and haphazard base of knowledge.”

Words Matter: Let’s Talk About Learning, Not Technology

Digital Promise

I learned a valuable lesson that day: words matter. In schools all over the nation, “technology coaches” are being hired, “technology workshops” are being held, and classrooms are getting “flipped” and “blended.” ” Instead of “giving students access to resources,” we “go 1:1 with a blended learning approach.”

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here’s how Google describes it : “ The Chromebook App Hub , an online resource to help educators, administrators and developers work together to learn about Chromebook apps and activity ideas for schools. Idea Sparks are designed to help teachers create meaningful learning experiences for their students with Chromebooks. Learn more about ASSISTments.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

The Layers of ESSA: Educational Technology in Title IV – 21st Century Schools, Part A. While most people surely love a good layer cake, the layers of provisions governing the new educational technology program in Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) are nothing if not overly complicated. K-12 educational technology policy. educational technology policy should be over the coming four years (when the law will next come due to be reauthorized).

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. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. I have five powerful ideas on facilitating student centered learning with technology in this post. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Up To 20 Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series devoted to supporting student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. In the first post I provided some reflection on major ideas to support technology and student centered learning. Remember that a classroom might be 1 to 1, or it may be using technology to leverage student centered learning. Fairly easy learning curve for teachers and students. OER Commons. PBS Learning Media.

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Part 4… Beyond the Technology Shine… Learning Targets plus 10 great Lesson Plan Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. In this fourth post you will discover how careful examination of the nouns and verbs in a standard can help you write learning targets that will point to valuable resources. Be on the lookout for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015.

How Will the Presidential Election Results Influence Education Technology in Schools?

Doug Levin

How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools? ” Will schools continue to accelerate the pace of blended learning – which incorporates technology into classes along with in-person instruction? Will states enable schools to pursue personalized learning strategies, which make use of technology to create custom-fit lessons for students? Blog News OER Policy Donald Trump Office of Educational Technology U.S.

Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. In this fifth post you will discover how careful examination of the verbs in a standard can help you find resources to assist in proper technology integration. Be on the lookout for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I enjoy learning from all of you.

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Part 1… The Center: Free Blended and eLearning PBL Gold Standards Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts I am very excited to share on PBL and Blended/eLearning. As I reflect, PBL has always been blended. Our challenge is… how to break down the classroom walls even more with the technology we have today. Enjoy this wonderful journey of learning.

Digital Leadership is Not Optional

A Principal's Reflections

Personalized and blended learning pathways were proclaimed to be the future of education. Emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, open education resources (OER), coding, and adaptive learning tools are moving more into the mainstream in some schools. Our learners will need to thrive and survive in a world that is almost impossible to predict thanks to exponential advances in technology.

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The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit Has Started! #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the first day in a daily, two-month free online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning. Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ? Learning

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Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). In this post I showcase some tools that can assist in both creating lessons that promote formative possibilities and resources that will allow educators to create videos that will enhance a students formative learning . I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Lesson Creators for Formative Learning.

Dreaming bigger for Iowa education

Dangerously Irrelevant

Students might not be getting the technology skills they need either. Higher level thinkers don’t just magically emerge from lower level learning spaces. If we want student learning to change, we have to change teaching and schooling. each regional Area Education Agency had the capacity to help its districts create project-based learning ‘incubators?’ we trained district curriculum leaders in various blended learning models ?

McGraw-Hill Education Latest to Adopt Knovation Open Ed. Curated Content

Marketplace K-12

The move follows news earlier this year that Amazon Education is working on Inspire , a platform on which schools will be able to upload, manage, share, and discover such resources, known as OER. While some industry observers see OER as a challenger to the content and curriculum that schools pay for, others are more sanguine. “I don’t see OER as a threat,” said Willig. Learning Registry Aims to Tailor Online Content for Educators.

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The Game-Changing Potential of Learning Management Systems

Leadership Lounge

In recent blog posts, I’ve been focusing on educational technology initiatives that I consider game changers for K-12 schools. So far I’ve written about one-to-one computer programs and Open Educational Resources (OER). To address these needs, districts are widely adopting learning management systems (LMS) as the digital hub for their classrooms.

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An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching. TESS101x: Enhancing Teacher Education Through OER.

HyperDocs and the teacher librarian

NeverEndingSearch

A true extension of what TLs do or should be doing in a hyperlinked information landscape, HyperDocs are all about curation and collaboration, instruction based on engaged inquiry, as well as our mission to inspire learning communities to think, create, share and grow. According to the HyperDocs site , HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have often wondered what John Dewey would do in today’s educational setting with our vast amount of knowledge from research and our rapid growth of technology. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Making Learning Happen…New York PBL – Join me in Syracuse, New York in August for some exciting PBL workshops. Join me, the Institute of Play, and PBS Learning Media.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever. Understanding when, where, and how learning takes place has never been more important. Blended Learning ? Brain-based Learning ?

2017 Global Education Conference - 39 Live Sessions on Tuesday, Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

All teachers should see this event and learn it." great resources which I can use in my projects and classroom" "Learned a lot, it was great. Klein Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology - Justin Peter Manwell Learning math from students around the world - Chris Collins 8:00 am Globally Conscious Mathematics - Kristy Beam How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness?

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” ” Around 35 professors, deans, provosts, program directors, presidents from several nations (mostly the US) and a variety of institutional types came together, some with very different levels of technological experience. Several participants pointed out limitations on faculty time which block creation and even adoption of OER.

Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Pearson has been criticized for everything from its deployment of curriculum in districts’ 1-to-1 technology programs to the prominent role it plays in high-stakes testing. A Pearson business motto is “content plus assessment, powered by technology, equalizes effective learning at scale,” Fallon said, and after years of striving for that goal, “we only feel that it’s really now starting to come together.”.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.” ” From the press release : “ Learning Machine and MIT Media Lab Release Blockchain Technology for Educational Credentials.” The video learning company has previously raised $1.57

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The 2017 Global Education Conference (Online) Starts Today! Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

4 days 24 hours/day 127 live sessions 27 keynote speakers.and an amazing amount of global learning and fun! 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum - Rhett Oldham A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning - Christine Farrell A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat - Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid.

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The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community. audience through the magic of virtual technology. The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.