Five Ways to Make Peer Feedback Effective In Your Classroom

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It is also an effective pedagogical strategy to teach students the skills of critical thinking, giving and receiving feedback and taking responsibility for their own learning. research summary by England’s Education Endowment Foundation notes that teaching practice is more effective when it incorporates feedback, peer tutoring, collaborative learning, meta-cognition and self-regulation—all components of effective peer review.

SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

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Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. Learning environments are becoming more flexible, teaching methods are changing to accommodate different learning styles, and student collaboration is playing an increasingly important role in the classroom. The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. Learn More.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

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Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. Here are six ways the technology can maximize classroom time and boost student and teacher productivity: 1. Amanda Pfeffer’s classroom notes projected for her students using Vivi.

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Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

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Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. Instructors may then be better able to identify areas of concern with student learning, leading to a roadmap for appropriate intervention. . What is Differentiated Learning? Faculty can design better differentiated learning strategies with less guesswork and greater efficiency.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

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In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Students have opportunities to work on smaller projects to familiarize themselves with collaborative learning and integrated projects. Collaborate with teachers in your school.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

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In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. That’s telling – as is the fact that not a single respondent considered student-led learning unimportant. It’s also just another indication of the growing wave of teachers who are committed to giving students a bigger say in how they learn. Beginner or veteran, check out these 11 student-led learning activities to try in your classroom: 1.

What is Active Learning? And Why it Matters

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Active learning is a teaching method that works wonders. Think about some things you’ve learned. But it was through the process of actually changing that tire that you truly learned the skills. When you did that, you were engaged in active learning. Not all methods of fostering learning are created equal. We know that active learning is vastly more effective. Active learning is the opposite of the passive (and passé) teacher-led lecture.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

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Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. Let’s call it the Dreaded Collaboration Project (you heard it from me first!). The Dreaded Collaboration Project has all the elements of a good cliche: the student that does all the work, the slacker, the one that talks a lot (but does not do anything), the anxious one, and of course, that one student that only shows up at the end, mostly unprepared.

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What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. Incorporating technology in the classroom has paved the way for a myriad of innovative methods and practices that are aimed at improving upon teaching structures of the past. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late. But, what is blended learning?

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

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-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. May 9, 2018) – Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools (EPS) today announced it has chosen Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the implementation of the district’s Digital Conversion Strategy.

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

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Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. And, starting the learning process in grades K-2 can build students’ confidence and reduce the challenges they face later when working on coding projects in the upper grades. She has been a classroom teacher for all grades from Kindergarten-third grade.

4 Old School Teaching Practices to Retire

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Teaching by learning styles It appears on its surface to be sound pedagogy. However, there isn’t a lot of evidence to show that stressing over learning styles makes much of a difference in terms of greater learning gains or that grouping students based on learning styles is beneficial to them. Learning preferences do exist, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can only process information if you prefer visual aids, for example. Hooray! Summer is here.

Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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Teaching quality has been defined as “instruction that enables a wide range of students to learn” ( Darling-Hammond, 2012 ), and it is the strongest school-related factor that can improve student learning and achievement ( Hanushek, 2011 ; Nye, Konstantopoulos, and Hedges, 2004 ; Rivkin, Hanushek, and Kain, 2005 ). Professional Learning Communities. A safe and cooperative climate for learning. Support and training to promote continual professional learning.

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

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In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. With 2019 here and 2020 in arm’s reach, there’s an ever-growing expectation that next-generation tech tools should do a better job of informing educators on which resources improve learning outcomes. Jacob Bruno, vice president of professional learning, NWEA.

2016 Global Education Conference - Day One!

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Sunday, November 13th ( US-Eastern Time ) 12:30pm Welcome 1:00pm KEYNOTE: Jonathan Rochelle (Google) 2:00pm iEARN Welcome Classrooms without Borders: A Teacher's Guide to International Collaborative Projects - Philip J. Andreea Dahlquist, teacher 3:00pm (iEARN) The Global Impact of iEARN: Shaping Global Education through Collaboration - Jennifer Russell, iEARN Executive Council Member GEC Connect - Game On!

Boom! All 7 "Collaboration & Community" Sessions at the 2015 Google EduOnAir Conference, in One Spot

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I created this springboard to the seven "Collaboration and Community" Sessions at the 2015 Google Education on Air Conference, for a presentation next month. I thought other educators who are interested in collaboration might also find it useful. Helping Your Students Collaborate with Google Apps Intended audience: Educator Level: Beginner; elementary +Rolland Chidiac describes how GAFE has changed the culture of his classroom, beyond the technology.

Reinvigorate Creativity and Confidence with STEAM

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In a recent edWebinar , “Building STEAM Confidence and Creativity in Middle School,” educational technology experts described how enriching STEAM-based learning experiences can enhance the socio-emotional skills students need to succeed now into the future. Fewer than one in five students are very confident when it comes to STEM learning. It also demands collaborative problem solving, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and not giving up when failure is likely.

Freedom dreaming and reflective teaching practices

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Unpacking our own identity and the “why” we bring to the classroom can be a grounding force that holds us steady through change. Listen in as I have a laid-back yet energizing conversation with Tanesha Forman, a middle school teacher entering her 15 th year in the classroom.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks. Now, though, some states are going back to the beginning and rethinking how they review instructional materials and allocate funds to ensure that they are focused on the realities of the 21st century classroom.

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After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

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Thanks to Matt Richards curious students in New Zealand and around the world are able to explore, create and learn in a unique after-school program. Richards, who first became interested in education while filling in at an after-school program, has gone beyond his classroom to build experiences for students that will make a life-long impact. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom? Innovation and learning is how we fix the world.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

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The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

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The transmission model of learning is still dominant in education. Whether you are in a primary or secondary school classroom, or in a lecture hall or laboratory in a university, you will almost always see the teacher or lecturer directing proceedings, often from the front, usually 'instructing' their students in same way. So passive reception often becomes the dominant mode of learning in traditional environments. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

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The conference is held in the online platform Blackboard Collaborate, and instructions for joining any sessions and to find the schedule in your own time zone are at [link]. We have gotten much more mobile-friendly , as there are Collaborate apps for iOS and Android, and the conference schedule and session links can be easily accessed on mobile devices by going to [link] from your mobile device or clicking on the "mobile schedule" link in the Summit menu.

Join Us for the Third Annual Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paid registration is required [link] About the Summit In a time of increased cultural diversity, global connectivity, and polarization of perspectives, how can leaders in classrooms, schools, districts, and education policy arenas support students with the competencies to thrive in college, careers, and as citizens in diverse communities? Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session!

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

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The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.

The 2018 Global Leadership Summit - March 23rd, 2018 in Boston

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paid registration is required [link] About the Summit In a time of increased cultural diversity, global connectivity, and polarization of perspectives, how can leaders in classrooms, schools, districts, and education policy arenas support students with the competencies to thrive in college, careers, and as citizens in diverse communities? Share best programs and practices in advocating for and implementing global learning initiatives with educators around the country and the world.