10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

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.

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Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school.

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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.

Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

As we’ve written before , one affordable and flexible solution stands out: online and blended learning hold the potential to unlock new solutions to the nation’s teacher capacity challenges. How online learning can solve teacher shortage problems.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

Did you know online learning can lead to equity?

eSchool News

Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. Checking off all of these boxes isn’t always easy in traditional educational settings, where many schools have yet to tap into the value of online, blended, and/or personalized learning.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared recently on my blog.

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Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math can be taught online. In today’s show, Noelle Pickering shares free ideas for teaching middle school math online.

Getting Students Hooked on Math and Science

Where Learning Clicks

Even math teachers learn new and exciting things about graphing calculators from their students. The post Getting Students Hooked on Math and Science appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As you might know there are plenty of ways to look at Blended Learning.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

Waterford

Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom.

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Can technology solve the achievement gap?

The Christensen Institute

Much of the achievement gap stems from larger societal issues such as poverty, racism, and disproportionate access to resources and opportunities; and technology is not a silver bullet for addressing these issues. In the traditional educational model, school attendance is critical because students don’t learn important academic content unless they are actually in class when the teacher covers the content. One of the biggest challenges the U.S.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

How independent schools can ward off disruption

The Christensen Institute

With the enabling technology of online learning in a blended-learning setting, micro-schools are able to offer similar or even higher levels of personalization than traditional independent schools with a lower-cost business model. Although the campuses do not have full gymnasiums, auditoriums, or other facilities frequently seen at independent schools, they focus on providing a customized student learning experience.

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Disruptive innovation can help solve nation’s teacher shortage

The Christensen Institute

A critique against the power of disruptive innovation to help our schools educate each child more effectively has been a backhanded one: Yes, re-architecting schools around personalized learning is important, but even more important is having a highly effective teacher for every child. Online learning advocates have for a long time made this point. Good luck solving the STEM problem in this country against that backdrop.

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Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

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. I can’t possibly learn CAD, apps, all that stuff,” Gady explained.

10 K12 education trends to look for this year

eSchool News

Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) have been creating new opportunities in teaching and learning. It gives teachers the ability to show their students aspects of history, travel, and STEM subjects in an immersive experience. Growth of integrated learning.

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What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. The success of those programs stems from employer relationships that we built years ago, and we’re now seeing the benefits and traction of those early investments. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge.

An insider’s advice on creating an effective virtual learning program

eSchool News

It takes a lot of work to cultivate strong, engaged online learners, and every district has its own unique needs and challenges. For these reasons, developing a successful online learning program isn’t easy.

Creating a sea change to improve teacher impact

The Christensen Institute

Tomorrow the Clayton Christensen Institute is releasing a white paper titled, “Solving the Nation’s Teacher Shortage: How online learning can fix the broken teacher labor market.” Dwinal then explains how online learning is addressing these issues by making the teacher labor force more flexible such that more skilled and certified individuals are available to address the nations teaching needs.

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. The real cause for our perceived disagreement stems from the ambiguity around the term “personalized learning.”

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? Students and faculty live a significant portion of their daily lives online in social media spaces,” writes University of Central Florida’s Tom Cavanagh in his article on the LMS selection process.

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Blending Online and Field Learning To Inspire Young Girls in Science

EdNews Daily

As the utilization and embracement of technology in education has increased, as has utilization of online and blended learning in and out of the classroom, imperative for today’s digital native learners and members of the future workforce. Op-Ed, Dr. Mikki McComb-Cobza.

5 Advantages of Online Professional Development for Teachers

EdNews Daily

The number of teachers who participate in online professional development is rising at a faster rate than any other time in history. Today, prospective teachers can take full online degrees for certification, whether it is to obtain a bachelor’s degree or a graduate degree.

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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.

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Coronavirus eLearning Series… Ideas To Think About Now… Before Next Year: Idea 3…PD For The Next Level of eLearning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

While I know I may fall short in some ways, I do hope everyone can discover at least one idea that might help their school, parents and students as they take on this new challenge (opportunity) in learning. Planning Blended Learning for another year. [link]. Welcome!

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

Edsurge

On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp. Not to mention the widespread suffering stemming from a virus that’s killed 100,000 Americans. Going fully online is different.

The key to rigorous online assessments

The Christensen Institute

Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. I spoke recently with the principal of a charter middle school that is using blended learning and alternative staffing to try to develop a breakthrough personalized learning model.

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. They bought other companies to try to blend assessment and curriculum as they also continued publishing. Predictions about online learning didn’t really hit the mark, either.

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Over 25 Ideas for eLearning… Inclement Weather and Snow Day Make Up

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a timely post that gives us a quick break from the 70 STEM links series. In this post I thought you might be interested in learning more about eLearning and inclement weather make up. In the next post I will continue the STEM Series. I am also still learning!

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