Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Feedback is important.

How We Began Online Learning Successfully

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflections from the trenches From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we began distance learning, I started writing and reflecting. So, enjoy this post written on March 19, 2020 as we were just beginning distance learning… Two weeks ago today my Headmaster put on my radar to be ready to lead forward should our school have to close. I can’t share the Distance Learning Playbook, it belongs to the school.)

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Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning

Neo LMS

Students of all ages still need to learn, even during these hard times. The current lockdowns have opened people’s eyes to the fact that ed-tech does serve a very valuable purpose, as it’s more obvious now that students have to do a lot of remote learning, now more than ever. There are many ways educators can use technology to create online lessons and deliver instruction remotely. Read more: How to turn your face-to-face class into an online course [Part 1].

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. I’m wondering if you might recommend what top three books would you suggest I read outside of ‘Urgency for Teachers,’ ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed,’ ‘The New Education?’ I’ve ordered your book as well. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

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.

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning Certificate classes with 18-24 CEUs: June 19th through August 6th. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). At the completion of each class, you get 18-24 CEUs (where available) and a Certificate of Completion itemizing what you learned in the class.

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.

5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 StudySync has freed me from the limitations of our school book room. Students still have an opportunity to control the pace of their learning and work collaboratively with peers to apply the information. Learning

Summer Online Learning Questions We’ve Gotten

Ask a Tech Teacher

In response to extensive interest from readers, Ask a Tech Teacher will be offering four Summer Learning classes: 1 of 4 Certificate classes. It’s the sequel and lets you dig deeper into what you learned last year. The class is online through a class wiki (we’ll send you the Join Code). If your students need a Summer Keyboarding class, here’s a 15-hour immersive online class. Click Summer Learning.

Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear. Experts say teachers need weeks — if not months — of training to develop and implement an online class. Many districts provided teachers a crash course in using online platforms, as fears around the spread of Covid-19 shut down schools.

New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell

Shake Up Learning

The post New Book: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Blended Learning with Google: Your Guide to Dynamic Teaching and Learning. Ready for blended learning in a post COVID world? Shake Up Learning 2021.

Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks. Over the years, we’ve seen many blended-learning classrooms leverage software to differentiate and personalize learning pathways with greater precision and flexibility.

From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. At 51Talk, based out of China, American teachers are sharing their stories about lessons, culture, and even how they’re making money online at home teaching. I shared my knowledge when providing learning opportunities for the French teachers in my system. What have you learned?

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.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Trustees at Wesleyan University, where I am president, have for years been singing the siren’s song to professors about the benefits of online teaching, and usually the answer they get is: “It just doesn’t work.” Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)

Edsurge

Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If March will forever be remembered as the month that virtually all the world’s countries closed their school doors, will April be remembered as the month that the students around the world embraced the world of online learning? It teaches kids to hate learning.

Can Online Learning Help Higher Ed Reverse Its Tuition Spiral?

Edsurge

Online to the Rescue As an online dean, over two decades my philosophical position was that there should be no difference between virtual and face-to-face education. To avoid establishing an academic class system, with online the bargain-basement poor cousin of the superior designer model on campus, colleges must set the same price, too. In my new book, Going Online , I argued: “By and large, colleges and universities charge the same tuition on campus and online.

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. Who Owns the Learning?: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning. The book features a foreword by George Lucas himself.

Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Raina Tung, senior at Manhattan New Explorations High School, and a violinist in the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, recorded and edited a collaborative online performance of a movement from Mahler’s Symphony No. And with so many people turning online, he said, “There’s a high demand” for people with knowledge like his.

‘He Had No Pants on.’ 10 Awkward, Human Moments in the Move to Online Learning

Edsurge

With the swift shift to remote learning, educators and education entrepreneurs alike are quickly learning that trying to replicate what happens in classrooms on an online conference call comes with a lot of ups and downs. But in the midst of all of this, we’re learning and experimenting together on how best to engage and motivate students and teachers online. Letting the students control their online narrative is key. “My A book?

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges have now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement. Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. While teachers still provide some instruction, students also get to take classes online, and they have the option of moving through the coursework at a faster pace than traditional school schedules allow. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson.

Would You Rather: Designing with Choice in Mind

Catlin Tucker

Would you rather watch a movie or read a book? Could approaching the design, instruction, and facilitation of learning (in class, online, or a combination of the two) with a “would you rather” lens improve student motivation and engagement?

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Enhance Student Engagement with Virtual Social Learning Spaces

Catlin Tucker

When I ask teachers, “How would you describe a successful online or blended learning course? Despite the challenges associated with this moment in education, technology is rapidly evolving to allow students more opportunities to engage in social learning spaces online.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers. It's a good idea to click on 'Other Forms' this takes you to the online educator forms. We can create learning objects to embed into online courses that track and assess students' performance.

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. When it comes to connecting with your colleagues, I’ve seen teams of teachers commit to a book study as a way to connect and learn. It does not need to go to school to learn.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. And with all this enthusiasm, a handful of new terms associated with online instruction — such as blended learning, personalized learning and adaptive learning — made their way into the lexicon. 1 barrier to providing personalized learning.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. the overall greater number of voices that have diffused online mindshare, and the rise of both shorter-form feedback mechanisms (likes, tweets, shares) and large, well-funded corporate and/or group blogs all have reduced the on-blog interactivity that many of us individuals used to see. Keep learning from, helping, and encouraging each other!

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.

A new adventure: Silver Lining for Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

We discussed that this present challenge also is an opportunity to rethink some big ideas around learning, teaching, and schooling. As Dr. Chris Dede noted, there is a potential silver lining in all of this… As a result of that conversation, we decided to launch a new website, Silver Lining for Learning. Please visit Silver Lining for Learning for further announcements about each weekly discussion. Some early comments on my new book.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes.

Edsurge

The first image many people have of school is a circle of small children, sitting cross-legged, paying attention (or not) to an adult reading a book aloud and showing pictures to the class. As schools, teachers and families face the shock of abruptly shifting to online education, one small question has been how to shift these read alouds to Zoom, Facebook, Google Hangouts and YouTube, the spaces where many classes continue to meet.

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Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 05: Will Richardson

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was fortunate to be the primary host for Episode 05 of Silver Lining for Learning yesterday. Will has been talking about how to rethink learning, teaching, and schooling for decades. He is the author of multiple books and has launched major collaboration initiatives such as the change.school , Modern Learners , and Powerful Learning Practice networks. Here are Will’s books. Freedom to Learn. Personal Learning Networks.

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Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Others paid attention to the data and rising number of coronavirus cases and used their summers more wisely to design for better remote/hybrid learning and teaching than the mostly-low-level direct instruction, digital worksheets, and paper homework packets that we saw last spring.

Google from A To Z: The Google Glossary for Teachers!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are so many fun and engaging tools that you may not know about, and no matter what digital devices you use to support teaching and learning, you will find valuable tools to add to your teacher toolbox in this handy supplement.