Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

Aside from their home environment, where parents are responsible for teaching them what empathy means, school is where they spend most of their time, learning how to socialize, make friends, collaborate, solve conflicts, and so much more.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media.

Become the Storyteller-in-Chief

A Principal's Reflections

They will also create differentiated assessments in order to provide students with valuable feedback as to the progress being made towards defined learning goals and outcomes. Facebook – This social media tool really become our storytelling hub at New Milford High School.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The social media network can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just about anything, although the sheer numbers of educators on Twitter is astounding and becomes quite useful.

Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

Edsurge

However, teachers continue to feel the daunting pressure to compete for their students’ attention amidst the ever-evolving and rapidly-hanging mass media, social media, and entertainment industry, as these elements do a stellar job of keeping students highly engaged outside of the classroom. If we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Blogging with Freire

Learning with 'e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? 6) Use blogging as reflection.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts having success in this area are working to empower teachers – giving them a voice and choice; moving from hours-based to outcome-based systems of accountability; and have school leaders that model and are transparent with their own growth. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! Blog Access edtech Equity future ready Osmo Osobot planning Policy Privacy professional learning Samsung Social Media Sustainability

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative recently launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. Tech Team members learn to navigate livestreams on social media such as FaithLife , for example.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

Social media to predict acts of terrorism. At the University of Maryland, student teams investigated how social media promotes terrorism and found that it is possible to identify when conflicts on social media can escalate into physical violence.

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A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. conversation dialogue education learning peer production Personal Learning Network social media Technology user generated content

Uniting to Make a Difference in African Education – MIE Fellows Worldwide

Daily Edventures

Ovi created a blog in Sway , which presents our actions and outcomes: https://sway.com/U0hgvPYG8gW7RbB3. Information People Social media Belgium koen timmers projectkakumaGuest Post by Koen Timmers (MIE Fellow, Belgium).

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

Another program recently born out of the university, ReinventED Lab , is the brainchild of Keaton Wadzinski, a former undergraduate student at UVA who studied youth and social innovation. Blog Education Innovation Clusters Educators Uncategorized

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

The biggest challenge is finding an effective way for sharing a single computer so that students have the opportunity to create the digital media that they''d like to present.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education.

10Q: David Mitchell

Learning with 'e's

Why is blogging so important in education? Blogging suffers from a very narrow definition! I know this as I'm that blogging bloke who was on the telly. What many people don't know is the pedagogy behind the good practice that goes into the learning behind a great blog.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Read edtech-focused blogs. Teacher blogs dedicated to edtech, such as the Innovative Educator or Edudemic , not only provide the latest and greatest products available for educators, but they also reflect on how other teachers have actually used these products in their classrooms.

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How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms. Since the game was based on rewarding learning outcomes and sharing their knowledge, students found gamification relevant and beneficial to their learning.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I got on Twitter in 2009, which was an accomplishment in itself as I had previously convinced myself that I would never use social media as I didn’t have the time nor saw any value in it. Do you think social media platforms are a give-and-take relationship?

3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech

Neo LMS

Summative assessment — Taking place at the end of a period of learning, these assessments are arguably used to measure teacher and school efficacy rather than learning outcomes. Blogging and peer feedback. Assessments are the unloved orphan of schooling — no-one likes them.

6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

Fifty-nine percent of students who use social media say they use it to discuss educational subjects with their peers. Schools that use more software related to assessment reported higher student outcomes than those that didn’t.

K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

based Thrivist said its platform “enables schools to develop, deliver, and manage online learning and leverage learning analytics to improve outcomes,” according to the company, which notes that software is offered via a software-as-a-service model and is being used in more than 25 school districts. Marketplace K-12 Fundraising K-12 dealmaking Social Media software as a service

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

Tom Murray

The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Students that take part in a global virtual team are more likely to develop their teamwork skills, reduce stereotyping and obtain better learning outcomes than their peers who don’t participate in a global project. Globalization has an impact on various aspects of our lives.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school. Over time my primary use of social media shifted from communicator to learner.

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

The outcome of DLT action research has been shared with colleagues at faculty meetings, during peer walkthroughs, at community technology nights, and even showcased at school committee meetings. Blog Educators League of Innovative Schools

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

techlearning

Many children play social games, such as Roblox and Fortnite, and experience cyberbullying much more than we did in the past. Students have to choose what they will do for a character facing the situation then see the outcome of these choices.

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

Neo LMS

Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). Comparative media studies. Media can assist in a wide range of lessons and learning outcomes.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

So herewith 12 rules I have developed, using the resources you will find at the end of the blog, to keep your coaching relevant, interesting and even fun. Make sure that all your programs are focussed on the ultimate goal: improving students learning outcomes.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. edWeb Blog cell phones classroom control Classroom management smartphones teacher help