Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

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Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching. 4 Essential Elements for Effective Distance Learning. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks.

Online Learning During COVID-19

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When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students. We are now in 2020, living through the COVID-19 pandemic and in the remote and online environment predicted in 2015. Three Phases of Online Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

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Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go! Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love reading, but there are so many books out there, it’s challenging to pick the right one for my education needs. She curated a great list of essential tech-minded books for today’s teachers. I recommend the following eight books which were written with tech-minded teachers in mind. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age. Reviews Book Reviews

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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He printed the first major book, using movable metal type. Books became the gold standard of information storage because they could finally be easily reproduced and shared. From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

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Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. But why stop with faculty and digital media experts?

Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Connection is a key factor to student success in an online environment. Do your students feel connected to you, the instructor, the learning material, and their peers? Online learning is mostly asynchronous; it rarely takes place in real time and we rarely have the benefits of making connections and relationship building through nonverbal communication and verbal communication. Below are several options to meet several types of learning situations and requirements.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

For example, as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain in their book, The Second Machine Age , when factory managers first replaced the steam engines used to power manufacturing equipment with electric motors, the new technology had little impact on productivity. Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software.

Snow days show why schools, blended learning matter

The Christensen Institute

No, this isn’t another piece about how online learning can allow students to continue to learn even when school is canceled because of snow—although online learning could arguably help a select number of parents who can work from home solve the problem faced when this happens. Instead this is a piece about how important physical brick-and-mortar schools are in our communities and why, even as online learning grows, those schools likely won’t be going away.

Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance Learning. Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Stepping aside to dig deeper: My next career move

The Christensen Institute

We wanted to create a place where we didn’t just write nice books that sat on people’s shelves and gathered dust, but a place that created and shaped meaningful dialogues that would produce systematic change. Similarly, our work on blended learning, which has helped educators understand how to use disruptive innovation to transform their schools, has laid bare how many changes we need in the education ecosystem to create a truly student-centered one. Horn online learning

Rethink funding for quality learning

The Christensen Institute

In 2008, in the book Disrupting Class, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, and Curtis Johnson made the bold prediction that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses in America would be online. It’s not surprising, then, that we’ve likewise seen dramatic growth in private investment in EdTech as demand for online and blended learning solutions grows: in 2014 alone, U.S. This post was first published on WISE ed.review.

Colleges hoping for more public funds instead of innovating risk hurting themselves

The Christensen Institute

University of California President Janet Napolitano took recently to the pages of the Washington Post to review and critique new books on the future of higher education by University Ventures Fund Managing Director Ryan Craig ( College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education ) and New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program Director Kevin Carey ( The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere ).

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

Free Remote Learning Resources

eSchool News

As schools look for ways to extend online learning due to school closures nationwide, Capstone is committed to bringing educators and parents the best learning resources and kid-friendly activities from home. Along with offering free access to our digital learning products PebbleGo and Capstone Interactive eBooks, we have curated a collection of free printables and educational activities for kids’ exploratory learning while practicing social distancing.

Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

The Hechinger Report

As students spend more time on digital devices in school, data security becomes increasingly important. When Baltimore County Public Schools started giving every student a computer for daily use in the classroom, teachers sought out more online learning materials to go with them. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The post Who is keeping student data safe in the era of digital learning?

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Annual Summer Reading Challenge launches

eSchool News

Impact of summer loss can be countered by reading just 5 digital books. Leveraging the American Library Association annual theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” myON has created a turnkey program for educators to encourage students to read “just right” books over the summer. Based on research from the National Summer Learning Association , access to books and simply reading 5-8 books over the summer are the most effective activities that counter the effects of summer learning loss.

Enabling schools to fight COVID-19 with 3D printable respirator masks

eSchool News

pi-top, creators of computing devices that combine digital making, coding, and practical projects, today announced their partnership with Maker Mask. Detailed lesson plans on the fundamentals of 3D printing and how to 3D print the Maker Mask can be found on Further , pi-top’s online learning space. Founders Jesse Lozano and Ryan Dunwoody created the first 3D printable laptop in 2014, as recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2017.

The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020

Shake Up Learning

The post The Best Teacher Tips and Lesson Ideas of 2020 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I have put together a list of the BEST and most popular Shake Up Learning blog posts and podcast episodes from 2020. I learn so much from all of you! Shake Up Learning 2020.

From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Cricket Media joins myON Publisher Program

eSchool News

Cricket Media, an education media publisher, and myON, a business unit of Capstone, announced that a wide array of content from Cricket’s portfolio of children’s books and magazines will now be available to the millions of students reading on myON. Cricket will provide literary and informational texts from its digital library, including content from its children’s publications, Cobblestone and Odyssey. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

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You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. You pivoted, shifted and, let’s be real, maybe stumbled into a makeshift version of online education. So this summer might be the right time to learn a little more about online pedagogy. Or maybe you’re actually kind of intrigued by this whole online learning thing. Either way, if you think it’s time to improve your online teaching game, you’ve come to the right place.

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Shifting to a Digital Teaching Model? Here’s Some Advice

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Almost 19 years ago, I started a new teaching position that introduced me to the world of online instruction in higher education. The position came with the added—weighty—responsibility of serving as a program coordinator for the Department of Psychology’s first fully online Bachelor of Science program. The transition to a digital teaching environment is a great opportunity to be reminded of a simple fact: You don’t have to do this alone. What can you learn to do without?

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. In this rural Tennessee county of just 12,000 residents, online learning simply isn’t an option for most families. A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online.

How Online Book Read-Alouds Can Help Students’ Literacy and Connection During Social Distancing 

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The night before a safer-at-home order was issued in her Wisconsin town, all Pernille Ripp could think about was getting to her books. When her middle school opened for a few minutes the next day, the seventh grade English teacher and creator of the Global Read-Aloud grabbed all the books she could from her classroom library, before the school closed for the foreseeable future. . Find the complete list of publishers’ permissions and online reading rules here.).

Massive Study of Online Teaching Ends With Surprising — and ‘Deflating’ — Result

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MIT professor Justin Reich and several colleagues just completed one of the largest-ever research studies exploring teaching techniques in online higher education, involving nearly 250,000 students from nearly every nation on the planet. They had hoped to use the large-scale study to offer professors an easy way to improve completion in online courses. Considering Context But that doesn’t mean Reich has given up on behavioral interventions in online learning.

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Facilitate Learner Autonomy with Student Choice Menus

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Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Digital Advent Calendar.

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How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring?

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Robin DeRosa, director of Plymouth State University’s Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, posed the question and committed to sharing her findings via a presentation soon. Levy teaches at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, and his book offers a resource packed with practical ways to facilitate student interaction, to be engaging as a presenter, and to combine synchronous and asynchronous online material. I learned this the hard way!

The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Kasey interviews Holly Clark about her new book, The Chromebook Infused Classroom. Learn all about the Infused Classroom model, using Hyperdocs for remote learning, and practical ways to go from analog to digital! Conquer remote learning and digital learning experiences like a pro! Here’s a 2-minute video to learn how!

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. I just don’t like doing work on an online platform,” said Logan, an eighth grader at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona. “It’s Logan is part of a generation of “digital natives” who were raised on screens. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

Remote Learning Begs the Question: Must Lectures Be So Long?

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With some schools already announcing they will not reopen normally in the fall, and many others considering their options , educators are hoping to take advantage of the summer to improve on this spring’s sink-or-swim plunge into distance learning. One source for insights on how to proceed is the cross-pollination that takes place when educators working in separate spheres learn from one another. Many things did not translate well online.

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Besides learning new vocabulary words and starting to connect written and spoken language, they learn to love stories and build a foundation for reading that can serve them for the rest of their lives.

Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

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Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Also, find social and emotional learning activities, ideas, and resources. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !