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Fostering Peer Connections to Make MOOCs Personal

The PL2C Blog

While we all have different strengths and weaknesses in our learning, schools traditionally approach student learning with a one-size-fits-all mentality and have struggled to adapt to changing student needs. The exposure to Voxer is changing the way these educators connect and learn.

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Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

By Matt Williams, Educational Technologist, KQED. TeachDoNow is a free, collaborative learning experience offered by KQED this summer in partnership with Educator Innovator and the National Writing Project. This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. MOOC Ends August 17.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? For example, I enjoy using Twitter for the educational Twitter chats. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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Scaling Practice-Based Coaching through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University recently scaled access to professional learning content for educators by taking advantage of the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Eds) format.

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20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. 20 NEW Ways to Use Google Classroom.

What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 2

The Web20Classroom

Last week we looked at the first four qualities that Tom Whitby and I layout in our book The Relevant Educator and believe all Relevant, Connected educators posses. Just to recap: Practices and Models Lifelong Learning -For educators, learning should never stop.

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In June, a Unique Chance for Educators to Renew, Remix, Reimagine at CLMOOC

Educator Innovator

During the first Connected Learning Massive Open Online Collaboration (CLMOOC), in 2013, participants were encouraged to make a map. I was doing most of the technology use in my classroom…Obviously, I needed to shift the balance toward greater student use of digital tools.”.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study.

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

The Principal of Change

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword. It is the same for personal as it is for professional.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

Edsurge

With the two last directors of the federal Office of Education Technology, Richard Culatta and Joseph South, at the helms of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), it is no surprise that the organization is seeking to expand and rebrand. But for the new leaders of the nonprofit, the goal is to build a community of education-technology enthusiasts that interact year-round. Educators want tools that help them improve the practices they do every day.”.

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Can you follow this “learning norm”?

The Principal of Change

Recently, I had a conversation with Tom Murray and Katie Martin about professional learning. The one thing that bothers me is often seeing principals or superintendents that are there to “learn”, walking out of sessions when their phone rings to take a phone call.

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Controlling the Solution

The Principal of Change

Working with two school districts in the same day, one had shared that although there were “1 to 1” with devices for students, the teachers felt they needed more professional learning.

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Is leadership an innovative endeavour?

The Principal of Change

As budgets are cut in many places, how leaders rethink how they spend money, rethink timetables and learning spaces, allocate resources, is part of the “new and better” thinking that is needed.

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4 Ways to “Jolt” Yourself Toward Meaningful Change

The Principal of Change

Educators (and people) are creatures of habit. Then, many of those same educators work with their students to create the same type of “read off the slide” presentations in schools. And then we wonder why things look the same in the classroom.

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2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Speakers, presenters and public from all over the world talking, showing and listening about education. Catalina Valenzuela "Loved the chance to learn, share and grow both as an educator and as a person who wants to stay abreast of changes and innovation." Effie Kyrikakis "An awesome gathering of educators from all over the world with valuable contributions to improve education as a whole. A fantastic demonstration of a global learning event."

“Telling will never be as effective as experiencing.”

The Principal of Change

In my consulting work with Winnipeg School Division ( #WinnipegSD ), we have developed a program in which we develop “Innovative Teaching and Learning Leads” (ITLLs). They are open to new learning.

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4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation”

The Principal of Change

When I talk about “innovation in education”, creativity in schools, or meaningful use of technology, I always begin by saying that nothing I say matters if you do not build relationships in schools. What does the time look like in staff meetings or professional learning time?

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. Coursera is another option for higher ed MOOCS.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

Hack Education

This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"

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Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. View the new Learning Forward Washington Web site and plans for professional learning opportunities during the year.

Why #techquity

Educator Innovator

Her question prompts educators to not only choose their words and stories carefully, but to reflect on how well we plan for increased access to digital tools in schools. Gardner Campbell, No Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences. Like Mirra, Campbell expresses frustration with educators who seem too harried to think through the digital sea change he observes from his perspective as a technologist and teacher in higher education.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 15 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 16 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 16 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. Scott recently presented a similar session at the Innovations Showcase for the Department of Education in Victoria, Australia.

Week of August 29, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). TECH TALK TUESDAYS: LEARNING TO SCRATCH ( Australia Series ) Tue 29 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 30 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 30 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. Learn how to use Scratch for effective learning and programming in your classroom.