Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content.

Will school wraparound supports ever fulfill their logical potential?

The Christensen Institute

KIPP, a national network of public charter schools dedicated to educating students in underserved communities, presents another interesting case study.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

However, in other scenarios, students are engaged with lower-level uses of technology such as test preparation, reading static online content, and seemingly endless drill and practice exercises. And, while there is limited research on coaching specifically for supporting powerful use of technology, early research studies point to the positive impact of educator coaching(1) on teacher practices and student achievement.

5E Lesson Example: Cellular Respiration w/Crosscutting NGSS Integration.

Cycles of Learning

Does this have to do with energy and exercise? Once complete challenge students to design and conduct an experiment to determine the impact that various types of exercises and activities (breathing through a straw, etc.)

5E Lesson Example: Cellular Respiration w/Crosscutting NGSS Integration.

Cycles of Learning

Does this have to do with energy and exercise? Once complete challenge students to design and conduct an experiment to determine the impact that various types of exercises and activities (breathing through a straw, etc.)

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

But that isn’t always the case for some of my colleagues, who didn’t have that perspective or prior experience working in education. I always look forward to this final exercise.

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Learning Math Should be Fun and Engaging

A Principal's Reflections

Through the use of technology, collaborative learning exercises, and teaching mathematical concepts in the real-world and interdisciplinary context, she has managed to successfully work towards creating this desired positive and energetic blended learning environment. Kanchan Chellani, currently a math teacher at New Milford High School , is a strong believer in making the learning process fun, interactive, and meaningful for students.

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How to Make District-Wide Innovation Personal—and Collaborative

Edsurge

A new case study by Entangled Solutions illustrates how that is unfolding at Arcadia Unified School District in California, which serves 9,500 students across its 11 schools. One of our summer projects was to create a fail wall for everyone to see,” said Greg Gazanian, Arcadia’s chief strategy and innovation officer, in the case study. In some corners of education, personalization is no longer just a buzzword. It’s a bad word.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

In this system, students choose from a menu of content delivery options (textbook, downloadable study guides, lectures) and interaction options (in-person or online). In 2013, he documented the experience in a case study in the Atlantic Marketing Journal, titled “ Operating a Very Large-Section, Hybrid Principles of Marketing Class at a Public University: Lessons Learned over Ten Years.” Activities —These are interactive exercises tied to specific topics.

This app is designed to reduce job burnout—and it’s free for educators

eSchool News

An app that focuses on wellbeing exercises to reduce stress is being offered free. This case study reveals that teachers who are cognizant of their stress and spend just 10 minutes a day to destressify experience a lower level of stress.”.

S'Cool Tools of the Week: Plotly, DoodleMaths

Edsurge

If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. A product out of the UK, DoodleMaths provides students with tutorials, games and exercises for learning math concepts, rewarding them with stars along the way. Did you miss our top S’Cool Tools of 2016 ? Check it out—then check back here. As we start 2017, here’s what a couple of educators across the interwebs are stoked about.

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Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Edsurge

In Acumen’s programs, we facilitate weekly “Learning Labs” hosted on Zoom, a video conference platform, where students show up for two hours to discuss case studies and receive feedback from peers.

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 A study found that remote workers can feel shunned and left out , which is why video conferencing and an inclusive culture are crucial components. (It

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

Mistakengoal.com

Of course, we can’t dictate how the faculty teach their course but it’s likely that most faculty would use and build on well-constructed, useful materials (handouts, case studies, example exercises, etc.) First, students and faculty will discuss social media using (a) properties of social media identified by researchers and (b) case studies. Students will then write their own case study.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

However, in other scenarios, students are engaged with lower-level uses of technology such as test preparation, reading static online content, and seemingly endless drill and practice exercises.

Inside one school’s efforts to bridge the divide between white teachers and students of color

The Hechinger Report

As schools seek to better serve an increasingly diverse student population and close racial achievement gaps, Sussex Tech offers a case study in culturally responsive practice. Virginia Forcucci speaks to students in her 10th grade English class at Sussex Tech High School.

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Dangerously Irrelevant

– Going deeper with the components of high-quality PBL – A PBL case study – Making sense of PBL in our own context – Getting set up with Feedly and some awesome school leadership blogs. The Whereas… Therefore exercise was difficult for me until the very end.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

We must exercise the discipline to refrain from attaching too quickly to an idea just because it’s new. Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Students selling notes online a legal gray area, schools say | ArkansasOnline → University of Arkansas faculty members are debating how to best deal with the selling of lecture notes by students, spurred on by the practices of online study resource companies known for aggressive recruiting tactics. It incorporates case studies to demonstrate how the framework and its dimensions could be operationalized, and how the gaps identified in the self-assessment exercise could be addressed.

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Text Choice Helped Boost This District’s Literacy Success—and Empower Students

Edsurge

Lindsay Unified School District Case Study. Our coordinator of research and evaluation crunched all the data and he found that a learner in Lindsay who did 80 or more daily reading exercises moved more than a grade level in a year. Amalia Lopez became a high school English teacher because she thinks functional English is one of the greatest gifts you can give anyone trying to navigate life in the United States.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

Second, we held an ideation exercise at the Emerging Learning Design conference hosted by Montclair State University. Some appreciated the use cases for strategic planning purposes. Examples of proof of concept, case studies.

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When Zero-Tolerance Was Failing Students, This School Turned to Restorative Justice

Edsurge

Instead, the public charter school has embraced “restorative justice,” an alternative disciplinary approach that exposes students to mindfulness exercises, one-on-one counseling and group therapy sessions with a social worker. As more research and case studies come out in support of restorative justice programs, schools are increasingly turning to the approach to reduce suspension rates (which disproportionately affect students of color) and improve graduation rates. “At

Integrating Wikipedia in Your Courses: Tips and Tricks

ProfHacker

The same handout repository contains some very helpful guides for instructors new to Wikipedia editing, including a basic introduction to using Wikipedia as a teaching tool , a sample syllabus for a Wikipedia assignment , and case studies for how professors are teaching with Wikipedia.

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From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

Edsurge

Today, NewSchools and Transcend released a case study that looks at the first Collaborative. EdSurge talked to Benson about some of the findings in that study. More often it was the case that people were inspired by different elements of different schools. We did this a lot, but one way was through an exercise we called “The Probable Versus the Possible.” That exercise proved powerful for a lot of people and helped them create a case for change.

How To Find a Job When You’re Not Looking

Edsurge

It only takes a few months of working in a corrosive environment to realize that organizational culture isn’t just the stuff of case studies. Getting involved in something, even when you’re not actively looking for a job means that you get to exercise your interests and passion, meet new potential colleagues and learn, in an authentic way, whether you are truly interested in a new area.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Learning (And 7 Ways to Repent)

Edsurge

We have wonderful case studies of innovation, but when you remove the novelty after time the impact isn’t the same. As an example, Brown pointed to his own university, which last week ran a 24-hour live brainstorming exercise that invited anyone to share their ideas about what the college should be working on. “We In some cases it's really desireable to create an island where you can innovate,” Brown said.

How ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM

MindShift

Studies have shown that the highly social and collaborative nature of the popular fantasy role-playing game cultivates a range of social-emotional skills, which can lay the foundation for improved learning. In one striking example, educational researcher and teacher Alexandra Carter used a student-modified version of Dungeons & Dragons as the centerpiece of a yearlong program with a Grade 3 class that combined math, reading, writing, and social studies.

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What Self-Directed Learning Can Look Like for Underprivileged Children in Asia

MindShift

In many cases, their backgrounds were harshly authoritarian; many were abused and arrived showing signs of defiance and aggression. They also bring tin trunks with materials such as exercise books, discussion-provoking cards, and games.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

Marketplace K-12

The academics highlighted two of the trials, and made a case for EduStar to be used to evaluate K-12 apps, videos, and games using Consumer Reports-like ratings. All take a brief pre-exercise quiz to determine their level of knowledge of that skill before beginning.

5 Ways to Be a Skeptic in Today's "Reformy" Educational World

The 21st Century Principal

Here’s Harrison’s steps to exercising skepticism toward extraordinary claims and my own suggestions for how it would apply in a school leadership role. It’s just not ethical sometimes to perform blind studies on our students.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Project-based learning in social studies (using Ebay to teach economics) and science (collaborative efforts with the local police and fire departments to teach physical science concepts) will be highlighted. Finally, another science teacher will briefly share exercises in engineering design.

Learning Revolution Free PD - OZeLive - We're Nominated for an Eddie - Games for Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update December 9th, 2014 The test and the use of man''s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. Through case studies, panels, presentations, workshops and demos, we look to highlight models for collaboration on game development and distribution, bridging the gap between compelling entertainment and issue-driven games.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

“It’s an exercise of power aimed at the public, and in a democratic society, power deserves attention and scrutiny, not gratitude.” ” “Taking action,” in this case, meant releasing some case studies and posting a notice on the Federal Register about how a competitive grant program could provide a more “innovative” way to build assessments. This is part three of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Brain Movies: When Readers Can Picture It, They Understand It Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits Ensuring Security in Partnerships Opting Out of Education: Syria''s Hard Choices Conversations Classroom 2.0 The NEA shared this recent article by Edward Graham, discussing a case study of a Tennessee school district that banned graded homework assignments.