Flocabulary’s Raps Makes Common Core Learning ‘Fun and Accessible’

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Frank Smith Each video includes a quick news review, a quiz and interactive lyrics to deepen and reinforce Common Core skills. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video

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. To help you make your decision, I want to share the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups: Q: What is the cost to register? Here’s a quick checklist: If you want a broad overview of integrating technology into your classroom, start with The Tech-infused Teacher.

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Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

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What is becoming obsolete in the classroom? The post Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete? Articles Featured For Students Tools Trends classroom classroom technology common core edtech featured learning online learning online tools resources toolsDetermining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators.

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. What I want to do today is go over the most common questions I’ve gotten regarding sign ups: Q: What is the cost to register? Here’s a quick checklist: If you want a broad overview of integrating technology into your classroom, start with The Tech-infused Teacher. For teachers: Common Core Webinars.

5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources

Where Learning Clicks

The post 5 Questions to Evaluate Open Educational Resources appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Blended Learning Common Core digital learning evaluate open educational resources OER Online learning customization Teacher ResourcesOpen educational resources (OERs) can be a valuable asset for educators, but there are some things to consider before jumping on the bandwagon.

A rigorous virtual field trip that’s part of regular class

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 other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

Confused by your kid’s math homework? Here’s how it all adds up

The Hechinger Report

Mathew Felton-Koestler, known as “Mathy Matt” on his YouTube channel , makes videos for parents that explain why and how young kids are learning math these days. Allonda Hawkins said the way her children are expected to do math is “100 percent different” from the way she learned.

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TeachEm: Create Guided YouTube Lessons

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TeachEm is a free and user friendly digital tool that allows users to capture YouTube content, organize it, and add time stamped flashcards to guide the learning. It''s simple, smart and efficient which makes it a good tool for busy teachers interested in implementing a Flipped Classroom instructional model. The TeachEm site hosts a very nice set of TeachEm FAQs , created with their own tool, to help users learn to use it.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

The suburban Seattle school is part of the Northshore School District, which closed earlier in March and has since paused its online learning program. (AP It belies any logic to say it will be the same thing as a student in a classroom with a teacher.”.

Schools call parents ?co-teachers,? but we have no idea what we?re doing

The Hechinger Report

We hadn’t even gotten to the tape diagrams and “quick tens” she had to master for her Common Core math lesson yet. They were listing some of the silver linings that have come with the shift to remote learning in the wake of coronavirus.

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. Many schools embrace technology in the classroom as a route to these students’ hearts.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

The Hechinger Report

LeMya’s mother hoped it would help her daughter learn more of the foundational skills she’ll need to get a leg up in school. Research has found that quality early learning experiences are critical for children. Advocates say online preschool has the potential to address two serious problems with the current state of preschool: access and cost. Related: New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices. We have tools that are 24/7 learning in our hands.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. The big idea is to create a customized path so students learn at their own pace, in the manner that resonates best with them, with content tailored to their interests, aided by their computers.

Utah and Florida sign bills to support competency-based learning pilots, but now the real work begins

The Christensen Institute

Treat competency-based learning as a whole-system—rather than one-off—reform. If policymakers fail to treat competency-based education as a system-wide reform, the movement risks going the way of many education fads that never changed the lives of real students in real classrooms. Invest in digital learning to scale competency-based instruction. Blended learning stands to support competency-based education in at least four overarching ways.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. The need for reliable evaluation has become more urgent with the flood of new, often free, online materials.

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STUDENT VOICES: Kids bring into school what they’re dealing with at home. Teachers don’t get that

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Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Many times, I find, some of my friends go into a classroom, and they’re dealing with things at home. They bring that into the classroom, and the teacher assumes that it’s targeted towards them. They don’t just want to learn physics, AP Vocabulary, and whatever else you’re teaching them. I feel like school should be a place where I can learn about their culture and where they came from and for them learn about mine.

15 Real-World Lessons You Can Teach Kids NOW

The CoolCatTeacher

The time for financial literacy and real-world learning is now. Through interesting, relatable scenarios and real-life simulations around topics like financial literacy and social-emotional learning, teachers can easily bring the real world into their classrooms.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. The Stanford initiative launched in 2015, joining a handful of recent efforts to help students contend with misinformation and fake news online—a problem as old as dial-up modems, but now supercharged by social media and partisan news bubbles. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

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Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Every student is unique and learns differently. Gooru’s enhanced, free K-12 content will support a variety of innovative educational models and facilitate the growth of competency-based learning.”.

Chinese English-Language Learning Platform Gets Boost from Kobe Bryant

Marketplace K-12

A venture capital firm backed in part by retired NBA basketball superstar Kobe Bryant is making its first-ever education investment in an online tutoring company for Chinese children who want to learn English. VIPKID , a digital learning platform that teaches English to Chinese youngsters, will receive a $100 million investment from Bryant Stibel, the company that Bryant created with entrepreneur Jeff Stibel in 2013.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

Around him, the busy classroom hums as 30 students work on laptops, interact with other teachers and chat among themselves. This is a list of kids I need to check in with, maybe because they’re learning the English language, or because I’ve observed something where they need a little more help,” Kaswell said. As such, Kaswell and his colleagues, a special education teacher and a science teacher, must teach a wide variety of students, each with different learning styles and needs.

Early Elementary: Differentiate Reading Practice

Catlin Tucker

In my last post titled “ Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model ,” I provided a blended learning strategy that creates more time in the classroom for teachers to work individually with students. In one online learning station, students listen to books/stories with an audio recording. Here are some great online resources for the online learning stations. Learning

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The April issue’s theme was “Nontraditional learning.” The middle school has started using an online system to guide self-paced learning, and Ms.

Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

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For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. Though film media prevails on all our devices and while we’ve long asked learners to take notes or question print or digital text, up until now, there has been no easy way for us to highlight, analyze, and share what we learn from video in an in-text kinda way.

Education Behemoth Pearson to Cut 4,000 Employees, 10 Percent of Workforce

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Pearson today announced that it is responding to rocky conditions and poor performance in international markets by laying off 4,000 workers and putting a greater focus on adaptive courseware and classroom products, as well as blended and online learning. Ramping Up Online Programs. For instance, Pearson recently landed an potentially huge contract last year (upheld after a legal challenge) to deliver common-core tests to PARCC states.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

In order to be able to reach them better, teachers not only have to be up to date with the latest strategies and teaching methodologies, but also with modern technology and new ways of connecting with their students and engaging them, both inside and outside the classroom. 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods.

Create Small Learning Communities with the Station Rotation Model

Catlin Tucker

” I find myself emphasizing the importance of creating smaller learning communities within the context of the larger classroom. I passionately believe the most effective learning communities are those that allow teachers to spend more time working individually or in small groups with their students to customize and personalize instruction. At least one of the stations must be an online learning station for this to be considered a blended learning model.

10 of the most popular stories about education research in 2019

The Hechinger Report

What stands out for me is how popular education trends, from social-emotional learning to school discipline, aren’t standing up to scientific scrutiny. Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students.

Math Webtools to Support Any Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

That changed somewhat when online worksheets allowed students to practice until they got it but it didn’t make it any more fun. Here are five online math resources that will turn boring math into a favorite subject: Mathletics. Mathletics is a captivating online learning space that provides students with all the tools needed to be successful math learners both in the classroom and beyond. More detailed reports are available online through the user account.

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Study.com (formerly called Education-Portal) is a distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and more) aligned with popular textbooks. They can be uploaded to Google Classroom, Schoology, Blackboard, and a selection of other LMSs. Create a classroom (in about ten seconds). These can be pushed out as links to Google Classroom, Blackboard, Schoology, and other LMSs.

Empatico-Build Global Awareness in Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Where it used to be sufficient to teach students how to thrive in their home country, that falls woefully short in a world where the internet reaches everyone, anywhere, where geopolitical borders have little effect on international activities, where the customs and culture of a country have a significant impact on student learning. Developed by teachers and using a free online learning tool, students broaden their worldview through meaningful interactions with peers across the globe.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Ever since I started Classroom 2.0 Classroom 2.0

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Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

With a growing number of tools making their way into the classroom, entrepreneurs must recognize how scientific research can help them better understand students and improve outcomes. Below you can see the responses that best highlight what we’ve learned from ed-tech developers so far. Mindprint Learning • myON • Remind • Sokikom • Zulama. Mindprint Learning provides a cognitive assessment developed for children that can be administered online.

Discover Ways to Drive Safe Google Apps Adoption in Your School

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The launch of Google Classroom along with changes to E-Rate funding have led school districts, perhaps more than ever, to consider a move to Google Apps for Education. ” The webcast provided both teachers and administrators with new skills and knowledge of how to use these tools to help students excel inside and outside the classroom.

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