Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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The learning theories and frameworks below help us reflect on the way student learning is impacted by technology so that our curriculum and use of technology in the classroom helps students thrive. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 28th It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network.


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How to Encourage Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom


Then learn how to make your classroom a safe and welcoming place for all students. The Importance of Gender Equity and Equality in the Classroom. Why confront gender bias in the classroom as early as possible? 6 Ways You Can Promote Gender Equality In Your Classroom.

Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

I can empathize with their frustration, but I attribute these behaviors to underdeveloped self-regulation skills, especially in online and blended learning environments. Blended Learning Environments Require Self-regulation Skills. The goal of the various blended learning models (e.g.,

Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization.

Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Geo-inquiry helps students learn through geographic based explorations. Geo-inquiry expert Jim Bentley (author of the free National Geographic Geo-Inquiry Educator Guide ) talks about what this project-based learning method looks like in his fifth-grade classroom. This Wonderful Classroom Wednesday melds together PBL, inquiry-based learning, Geography, Science, and Social Entrepreneurship into a fascinating approach that teachers will want to understand.

Helping Kids Be Healthy and Whole While Learning from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl – Bio as Submitted Dr. Kim Schonert-Reichl is an expert advisor for the WE organization’s WE Schools program, which is accessed by over 18,000 schools across North America – with a special emphasis on social and emotional learning and mental wellbeing.

What is Learning Sciences and Why Does It Matter?

Digital Promise

Learning sciences research investigates the process of learning in realistic settings, which can include schools, museums, after-school programs, home environments, or anywhere people typically learn. Key Features of Learning Sciences Research. Where to Learn More.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

Digital Promise

The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. Navigate changing norms online and in physical classrooms. Our Organizer Handbook is updated to include more planning tips and resources.

MakerBot launches 3D printing classroom guide

eSchool News

MakerBot Handbook is intended to help educators and students get started with lesson plans and hands-on 3D design. MakerBot, part of the desktop 3D printing industry, conducted in-depth research this spring to better understand how to help educators incorporate 3D printing in classrooms. To fill that gap, MakerBot has published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing.

35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As you are adjusting to the new features inside Google Classroom that were released in August 2018, I thought it would be useful to put together a list of resources to help you do more, learn more, and engage more learners in your classroom. Here are 35 Google Classroom Resources That Will Make Your Day! Shake Up Learning Google Classroom Resources.

Tips for Designing an Online Lesson Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

Catlin Tucker

How can we keep them learning remotely? I have fielded multiple questions about the best ways to engage students and leverage online learning tools if schools close for a period of time. Learning

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Drijvers identified three main purposes for technology in mathematics learning: Doing Mathematics.

Is Your Classroom Celebrating International Podcasting Day? | @IntlPodcastDay #PodcastPD


It’s a new school year and classrooms are beginning to buzz with the noises associated with a new school year. With each passing day, more teachers will be reading handbooks, lecturing on class rules, and asking students what they did over the summer. Did you know however, for many classrooms around the world, their school years will be started by listening to podcasts? If you are a teacher who uses podcasting in the classroom we would love to hear from you.

50 Reasons to Embrace Google Classroom

Fractus Learning

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom is an in depth practical guide to the ever-popular and ever-evolving Google Classroom. As two teachers using technology to transform learning everyday, the book’s focus is on the real classroom applications of Google Classroom, making for not only an actionable EdTech handbook but also a well informed spread of ideas and inspiration. So what are the ways you can start making the most of Google Classroom?

Savvas Introduces Experience Physics, a New Program that Uses Phenomena-Based, Experiential Learning to Drive Students’ Real-World Inquiry

eSchool News

Inquiry is central to the nature of science, and students learn best when activities are closely linked to key scientific concepts. That level of inquiry is enhanced with student-driven activities designed to reach every learner,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company.

Laser Cutters in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock

FLUX offers an Air Fume Extractor for the classroom so you would not need to vent it out a window.) And I went from unboxing to set-up to upgrading firmware to learning the software and to printing in about 1.5

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Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. With that in mind, Kasey shares 6 books that will transform your classroom, as long as you take action on the advice. It’s about the LEARNING!

Return Your Students to Normalcy: 5 Tips to Getting Back to Learning


What that means for every teacher may be a little different, but one thing remains the same: among those crisp spiral notebooks, sparkly new folders and updated wardrobes is a group of young minds prepared to learn. Most teachers know the distractions of the preceding summer months don’t just disappear when students pile into their classrooms on the first day of school. The good news is that getting back to learning doesn’t have to be that way. Sharpen those pencils, folks.

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How to Infuse Google Classroom with the Power of YouTube

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Infuse Google Classroom with the Power of YouTube appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Maximize Google Classroom with YouTube! Did you know that YouTube works seamlessly with Google Classroom? Let’s dig into some strategies that will help you make the most of Google Classroom and YouTube. I always say YouTube equals learning at your fingertips. It is so easy to add a YouTube video in Google Classroom. Shake Up Learning 2017.

3 Before Me: A Teaching method that boosts student independence and raises team players


As social beings, we must learn to collaborate with our peers if we want to be part of major projects that require teamwork. Therefore, students need to learn to be independent as well as team players. Let’s see how you can use it in the classroom!

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

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MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom. New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects. MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, conducted in-depth research this spring to better understand how to help educators incorporate 3D printing in classrooms [2]. by TeachThought Staff.

7 Educational Transformations for Any Classroom


It’s an exciting time to be a teacher, and a student, with all of the newest gadgets, apps, and tools available for our use in the classroom. Seeing the student’s smiles, the teacher’s high level of engagement with the students, and trying new things together is what makes a classroom a special place. I am fortunate to be able to push into classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grade for a variety of activities.

3 Reasons to Use EduKids Connect in Early Ed Classrooms


Early childhood programs have an important role in preparing children to elementary school and encouraging their love for learning. As a teacher you want your little ones to not only eat and sleep well, but also learn and grow. Teachers record kids’ essential activities throughout the day, such as meals, naps, potty times, classroom activities, etc. Parents can access teaching materials , meal plans, parent handbook and other information anytime from their EduKids app.

Why Teacher Self-Care Matters and How to Practice Self-Care in Your School


Because teaching is such an intensive job, educators can greatly benefit from learning about and practicing self-care. In fact, practicing self-care can be in the best interest of everyone in your classroom. Occupational Outlook Handbook: High School Teachers.

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How EduKids Connect Systems Increases Productivity in Early Ed Classrooms


That being said, I am always thrilled to try and test new edtech solutions that address the issues of productivity and parental engagement in classrooms. Write and record notes for children for the activities they did and the learnings they had for that day including comments from therapists. As a parent or guardian, you want to make sure that your kids are taken good care of at school, that they learn and make progress.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Classroom grade level teachers–if your tech teacher doesn’t cover basic tech skills.

How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


Practitioners begin to think about ways to redesign their learning spaces and schools in the upcoming 2015-16 school year to encourage innovative teaching and learning, making this the perfect opportunity to introduce an emergent technology called iBeacons. This technology, which works with iOS7 or iOS8 devices such as cell phones and iPads, allows students to react to pingable content that is presented in the classroom.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. It can ignite your classroom too. In this post, I’ll share what I’m doing in my classroom. Additionally, I’ll give you 100+ of my favorite game based learning resources. Game Based Learning in My Classroom.

Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

Digital Promise

How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms? We hope teachers find these examples to be relevant and useful tools to integrate CS/CT lessons and to replicate and adapt these lessons for their classrooms.

Top 10 Ways to Give Back While at Home

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Research says that when students are engaged in service-learning, their immune system, heart rate and sense of well-being improves dramatically.

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work

EdTech Magazine

TCEA 2019: How One K–12 Principal Put Google Classroom to Work. Google Classroom has changed the game for teachers. Denise Neeb and Candace Tickle of the Lubbock Independent School District shared their success with Google Classroom at the annual Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition in San Antonio. Google Classroom Proves a Robust Organizer for K–12 Resources. As it turns out, Google Classroom has helped Neeb achieve all of her goals.

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

10 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

It takes into account recent changes such as connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization of learning to dramatically shift how schools have been run for over a century. Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. For more on how innovation is changing education, see also Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. A Handbook for Beginning Teachers.

15 active learning activities to energize your next college class


The evidence just keeps growing – postsecondary students engage more, learn more and accomplish more with active learning. In yet another proof point, a meta-analysis from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that student exam scores improved 6% when active learning approaches were used. Whether you’re teaching your first section or your hundredth, here are 15 active learning activities to try with your students this semester.