10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Digital Citizenship. For students, digital citizenship is defined as the ability to use technology and the Internet both effectively and appropriately. Gamification. Gamification , a learning strategy that involves using games and rewards to teach students, is a strategy with plenty of both advocates and critics.

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New Ways to Gamify Learning

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But those webtools exemplify where the gamification of education started. It is used to discuss the implementation of technology in the classroom by organizing tech-in-education tools into four categories or types of usage: Substitution: Technology is a direct replacement for something, e.g. ebooks in place of print books or online math drills in place of worksheets. Tom’s Digital Breakouts offer free games this teacher created and freely shares with others.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Michael Stephens Live Keynote - Follett Challenge - Digital Citizenship Week - K12 Online Starts

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If you''re interested in volunteering, please join the Volunteer Group and follow the instructions there for booking your times. Close to 40 presentations in four different strands: Stories for Learning, Games and Gamification, Passion-Driven Learning and STEAM. Digital Citizenship Week. We’re proud to be in partnership with Common Sense Education to celebrate the Second Annual Digital Citizenship Week – October 19th -25th.

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

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Subscribers: Your February Special is Available

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Digital citizenship I. Digital citizenship II. Digital note-taking. Gamification of education. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

What’s Changed in Lesson Planning

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Students are digital natives, in the habit of learning via technology. The textbook is a resource , supplemented by a panoply of books, online sites, experts, virtual chats, and anything else that supports the topic. Digital citizenship is taught, modeled and enforced in every lesson, every day, and every class. Just as students learned to survive a physical community of strangers, they must do so in a digital neighborhood.

5 Tech Tools That Motivate Every Reader

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Luckily, technology not only comes as second nature to the digital citizens in your classroom, but engages readers of every level, motivating them to read. Harness the power of peer-to-peer book recommendations and gamification to motivate your students to read more every day. Bookopolis harnesses that power by offering students a social reading community, where they can share book recommendations, write book reviews, and more.

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8 Practical Ways to Use AI in Learning

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After all, this is the age of digital content and interactive mediums. 3. Gamification. Gamification seems to be one of the most effective approaches we could find, but it wasn’t until AI that we could unlock its full potential. As a part of experiential learning, gamification boosts not only engagement but also retention level of learners. Then again, not all students thrive on gamification. 5. Digital Mentorship.

8 Websites that Explain Elections

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The first five explain elections in general and the next three teach the process through gamification. Cast Your Vote is part of former Supreme Court Justice’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s acclaimed gamification of oft-confusing civics processes with the goal of making them understandable to young learners. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. Some had been teaching for thirty years and still enthusiastically embraced everything from twitter to the gamification of education. How to embed materials into digital portfolios.

Preparing High Schoolers For A Career In Cybersecurity

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Luckily there are technology & resources that are helping educations with the task of teaching cybersecurity to K-12 students…meaning that educators don’t have to just rely on the old school techniques like books & whiteboard drawings to teach the complicated subject of cybersecurity. Rather, when teaching such a complicated subject such as cybersecurity, it only helps students for them to be learning in an interactive digital environment.

10 Virtual Teaching Tips For Beginners

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Thus, it’s important to educate them on the digital tools needed for success. Furthermore, make sure each student has access to a digital device. For example, language arts teachers can create literature circles and book clubs or use a STEAM approach to empower students to teach the class with a given role. Use gamification/contests. Furthermore, some learning apps include built-in gamification to enhance student participation and motivation.

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Students are digital natives, already in the habit of learning via technology. The textbook is a resource , supplemented by a panoply of books, primary documents, online sites, experts, Skype chats, and anything else that supports the topic. Digital citizenship is taught, modeled and enforced in every lesson, every day, every class.

17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). Summer PD 2015 just ended.

12 Websites that Explain Elections

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The first five explain elections in general and the next three teach the process through gamification. Cast Your Vote is part of former Supreme Court Justice’s Sandra Day O’Connor’s acclaimed gamification of oft-confusing civics processes with the goal of making them understandable to young learners. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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Student Engagement I’m in social media groups where frustrated teachers recently commented that their grade books looked like “Swiss Cheese” and that many students were just missing during online learning sessions. Digital Assessments How can we effectively assess learning in a digital classroom? Digital assessments aren’t new, but it’s important to have a knowledge of best practices in place.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

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Your students are assigned user names and passwords which they then use to log in from their digital device. I’m a big believer in the gamification of education; Prodigy makes that work brilliantly for math. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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More on gamification of education: 29 Online Educational Activities Kids Will Love This Summer. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. If you ask seventh and eighth graders what their hardest subject is, they’ll hands down tell you it’s math.

3 Apps Disguised as Games to Help Bolster Learning

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S/he invites students to join with a game pin, which they enter into pretty much any digital device used in the classroom (smart phones, Chromebooks, iPads, or another). More on gamification of education: 3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Education has changed.

14 Education Advancements in a Year

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Chromebooks and iPads have become the two most popular digital devices in classrooms (with laptops, 2-in-1 devices like Surface Pro, and Macs next). For example, a book report can be shared as a podcast, a video, or a comic as long as it satisfies standards and provides evidence of the student learning. Using technology in teaching has long been delegated to the digitally-adept teachers. Gamification of classes.

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom

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While it’s not listed in the 7 transformations, the overarching goal will be to help students navigate their digital world and build a positive digital footprint. The first month of school will be focused on lessons on digital citizenship and leadership. Through the book and the online course, I found an awesome solution for differentiation, engagement, and student empowerment. Walking into any store in August will remind you that it’s back to school time.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

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What about our Digital Age educators? to offer technology training for teachers by allowing them to book appointments with the district technologists for training on the topic of their choice. Create, Collaborate, and Connect, Advocate, model, and teach digital citizenship, Facilitate blended learning experiences, Engage in professional learning opportunities. Gamification relates to applying game thinking into a non-game context.

BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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All the bonus content is also available online via a code found in the book. HOVERCAM, HOVERCAM PILOT DIGITAL PODIUM The HoverCam Pilot is the world’s first fully-integrated, mobile, digital podium. Students complete close reading activities built into high-interest nonfiction articles, choose their own independent reading books, and take short reading comprehension quizzes. Tech & Learning has announced the winners of the TCEA Best of Show Awards.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In my own work with educators around the globe, I’ve watched the emergence of 21st century trends such as makerspaces, flipped learning, genius hour, gamification, and more. Book group discussions can jumpstart conversations among colleagues.

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

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In the digital age, using your voice has taken on a whole new meaning. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. Keeler has more than 50 tips for Google Classroom under her belt, with an e-book on that series in progress. The target audience is obviously their own educators, but IT teams at other school districts can take notes from FCPS’s IT team on how to digitally engage their own educators. Keller ISD Digital Learning.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Blackboard Ally is an accessibility solution that helps make digital class content in a learning management system (LMS) more accessible for all learners. Users can also use the NEO advanced features such as automation, gamification, learning paths, and competency-based learning directly from the Windows App. The video is part of Impero’s work to support schools in keeping students safe online and promoting good digital citizenship.

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Derek Barkalow Teenage Kicks (for Grown-Ups) - Fiona Mauchline Urban Legends Through Digital Storytelling - James Gubbins What is this ''new'' writing? Cecilia Lemos Virtual Exchange Projects: Motivating teens to communicate - Rosemere Bard 2:00pm PANEL: Leading and Inspiring Teachers 3:00pm Digital Metamorphosis Based on Sir Ken Robinson´s Three Flourishing Principles - Carla Arena Disability and diversity: are teachers up for social change outside the classroom?