How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Here's what it takes to introduce robots into the classroom. eli.zimmerman_9856. Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:01.

Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom

eSchool News

What we hear about less, however, are the most effective techniques for teaching those skills and how teachers can implement them in the classroom—especially now that schools are forced to provide virtual instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Laurel Springs School , an online K-12 education provider, we have mastered the art of teaching in an online classroom. As educators, we often hear about the importance of teaching critical thinking skills to our students.

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Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. Teachers have been surfing the Web for lesson plans and ideas for their classroom for years. In the July release of Destiny, teacher and librarians will be able to partner to build Collections within Destiny to house all of the great resources in one place so teachers can use the Collection in the classroom.

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3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now

Mindspark Learning

3 Tools to Use AI in the Classroom Now AI is changing lives and changing the modern workforce, and many of our students are unprepared. Here are three tools that you can use at any level to introduce AI along with some simple ways to use them in the classroom, though we’re certain you’ll have plenty of ideas once you check these tools out! in the Classroom. Host a classroom discussion with these prompts and more: Did the Akinator ask any unusual questions?

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.

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Google has added some new features to Classroom. Like any edtech tool or feature, these new Classroom additions can be abused, focusing not on historical thinking skills but low level learning. Soon you’ll be able to keep your students focused by creating locked quizzes using Google Forms while in Classroom. Cause Free Edtech Things are Always a Good Thing ] So Google finding a way to lock down a Google Form quiz delivered in a Google Classroom course seems super handy.

5 reasons to integrate digital storytelling into your teaching

eSchool News

How do we take what we as teachers know in one literacy and allow students to demonstrate mastery in another, without losing control of the classroom? But the bottom line is that digital storytelling is a critical bridge from an educators’ curricular knowledge-base to the digital learning sphere of the students. Classroom Innovations Featured on eSchool NewsOur students are mostly digital learners. We, as teachers, are not.

Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?

Edsurge

To Williams, that definition had built up too many negative connotations over time, including the implication that she was simply standing in front of a classroom dictating to children—something she felt was an inaccurate depiction. There are titles like “digital learning coordinators” whose responsibility is to identify and implement technology to support classroom instruction and monitor learning results. She notes that many who attend have no intention to teach in classrooms. “No

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Administrative Solutions Assessment Free Tools & Resources Mobile Learning Resources

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Now, exemplary teachers focus on blending learning into the student’s life knowledge base with the goal of building happy, productive adults. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge. How to Create a Tech-based Curriculum Using the SAMR Model.

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5 ways to spot college and career readiness in classrooms

Insight Education Group

When you walk into a classroom, how can you be sure that students are really on their way to being college- and career-ready? That's why the Insight Core Framework - and specifically the Five Core Practices - outline distinct, observable teacher and student actions, and why it can help school leaders gauge the effectiveness of CCRS implementation in classrooms. Here's what to look for next time you walk into a classroom: Core Practice 1: Know the discipline well.

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

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Because new information is blended into prior knowledge, the result is – of course – subjective, heavily dependent upon the personal lens of each learner. That, in turn, is dependent upon their society, culture, past knowledge, personal experiences, and more. Learning is constructed, not acquired, and is based on the fullness of a person’s individual lifetime of learning. Constructivism also works well with inquiry-based learning (click for more on inquiry-based teaching).

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Reigning her enthusiasm in was painful for both of us but the grade-level body of knowledge the State expected her to learn didn’t leave a lot of time for digging deeply into her passion. Knowledge work — includes professional development and on-the-job training.

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No More Fake Reading: Create Joyful Readers

MiddleWeb

Berit Gordon offers a step-by-step plan for playing catch up with students who are not regular readers and therefore do not have the reading skills or the knowledge base to feel anything but overwhelmed and bored by classic literature, says classics teacher Kelley Pujol. Book Reviews Reading Berit Gordon book report classics classroom library Corwin Literacy critical thinking Kelley Pujol lessons lifelong readers pair discussions Socratic questioning

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. We sat there on laptops in a classroom, and I tried to get all 25 students online at the exact same time.

Messy Works: How to Apply Self-Organized Learning in the Classroom

MindShift

In a classroom SOLE, Bechtel asks her students a “messy question,” something that doesn’t have just one right answer, then sets them loose to research the question in small groups. Bechtel worked with third-graders last year when she first started using SOLEs in her classroom and says she was impressed by how far her students’ curiosity carried them. “We’ve For example, in a unit about cities, Bechtel started with a SOLE based around the question, “Why do cities change?”.

[Throwback Thursday] 5 ways to spot college and career readiness in classrooms

Insight Education Group

When you walk into a classroom, how can you be sure that students are really on their way to being college- and career-ready? That's why the Insight Core Framework - and specifically the Five Core Practices - outline distinct, observable teacher and student actions, and why it can help school leaders gauge the effectiveness of CCRS implementation in classrooms. Here's what to look for next time you walk into a classroom: Core Practice 1: Know the discipline well.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to so many daily tech-infused education. Sub-category: Classroom management. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product.

Becoming an Anti-Racist Childhood Educator and Social Warrior

edWeb.net

Anti-racist education in early childhood classrooms is far more than a multicultural lesson or two. Is My Classroom Equitable? Many teachers believe their classrooms are bias free. Such work requires recognizing the historical race-based context of current systems.

Chromebooks: The Key to Successful Management

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools introduce technology in their classrooms, are they figuring out how to manage the new devices? What if students move the devices from one classroom to another when they’re not supposed to? By classroom.

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. Why Use Technology in the Classroom? How Do We Use Technology in the Classroom to Maximize Learning? Dr. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, researchers at Michigan State University, developed TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. With this content knowledge base and strategy focus, your students are ready to move into precisely leveled texts for guided and independent practice.

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Rubin spent 10 years in the classroom, and he has been the Chief Education officer at the HIghlander Institute since 2011, and has led personalized learning efforts in Rhode Island schools. There were definitely students in that classroom that left those classrooms without that ability. Everyone wants to rethink schools right now, and they wanna redesign what the classroom experience looks like for students, but they just don’t know where to begin.

Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. That quest to prove the effectiveness of my own practice started my interest in finding “research-based” teaching practices. Just because something is research-based doesn’t necessarily mean it’s relevant or valid for my classroom.

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Chromebooks: The Key to Successful Management

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools introduce technology in their classrooms, are they figuring out how to manage the new devices? What if students move the devices from one classroom to another when they’re not supposed to? By classroom. Some schools get Chromebooks for specific classrooms. Therefore, they are stationed in the classroom. Finally, there is the option to set up a self-service portal where users have access to knowledge base articles.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. That way, we can really focus all of our resources on the classrooms and teachers,” he says.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. That way, we can really focus all of our resources on the classrooms and teachers,” he says.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. That way, we can really focus all of our resources on the classrooms and teachers,” he says.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. That way, we can really focus all of our resources on the classrooms and teachers,” he says.

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms. But how do we use that knowledge to design better digital and blended learning experiences? Stanford Graduate School of Education, home to research centers such as YouCubed and DREME, is a hub for much of this knowledge base. How can we educate and empower educators to implement practices that are research-based?

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. I can remember many an afternoon spent in high school science and math classrooms talking about CK-12 Flexbooks. Using Google Classroom? You can create your materials and share them instantly to your Google Classroom classes.

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Murky Reef: Great App for 1-2 Science, Math, & Reading

Kleinspiration

Murky Reef is designed for students 6-8 years old and is intended to increase their knowledge base in science, reading, and math, through use of interactive game play and enjoyable characters. My opinion on this product is that Murky Reef is a great product to add to your collection, especially for those who are homeschooling or providing an extra boost to children''s learning beyond the classroom.

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Our classrooms are more diverse. Transfer of knowledge is critical. These are available 24/7 for students, not just during classroom hours.

Teaching Vocabulary in the Service of Knowledge

edWeb.net

Strengthening students’ grasp of language and knowledge takes more than merely learning a weekly list of core words, contended Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert, Author of Scholastic W.O.R.D., This approach helps students acquire a richer bank of words while developing knowledge.

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Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. Let’s explore the four principles that schools and districts should follow in order to maximize the potential of new classroom technology. However, Southeast Lauderdale prioritized technology-based training, which has helped ease the discomfort that some teachers experienced using new tools.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing. Classroom Suggestions. Here’s how to use it in your classroom: Cover one unit per week as a class, which will take about forty-five minutes. Classroom suggestions. Because this is digital, it can be emailed or uploaded to a location in the cloud such as Google Classroom or OneDrive. Classroom suggestions.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

The traditional educational model goes something like this: students of approximately the same age go to school, sit quietly in rows in a classroom and pay attention to what a teacher or another has to say, for most of the day; then, they go home and do their homework, based on the day’s lectures; later, at regular intervals of time, they get their knowledge tested and they pass on (or not) to the next grade. They flipped their classrooms.