The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. For example, younger makers can turn to DIY , a safe online community for kids to discover and learn new skills.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

We literally threw out our teachers’ desks,” says Damon Cooper, an English teacher and the director of teaching and learning at CCGS, in New South Wales. And all of a sudden we have this amazing cooperative learning group. With Vivi, there was no learning curve,” says Sayer.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

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. That benefits her students directly: She gets through her content more quickly, so her students are into the skill development stage of their learning faster.

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Developing Academic Language Supports Equity

Digital Promise

Children who do not hear English spoken at home, for example, rarely hear in English the words that matter in academics. Multimodal learning is a catalyst for this process. By implementing proven multimodal learning strategies, students can overcome the academic language barrier.

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Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. Increased reach You can increase the reach of your F2F activities and get more people involved in the collaborative / collective development of your project. Good for your personal / career development You can learn a lot through being an administrator and develop some useful skills and knowledge.

Working Together to Expand Research Use in Education and Ed-Tech

Digital Promise

For example, schools can use research in a conceptual way as a launchpad for new thinking, in an instrumental way that applies research to guide decisions, or in a political/strategic way to gain support from the community ( NCRPP, 2016 ).

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How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. The main point of this theory is that social learning attributes human behavior to be an outcome of cognitive, behavioral and environmental influences (Bandura, 1977 ).

Education and the Big Data Revolution

Omega Notes

As development of comprehensive data analytics, machine learning, and AI continues to move forward, people’s standards of life improve as it allows us to make better decisions by observing past results. There are several ways analytics systems can be utilized to improve the learning process.

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Why We Still Need to Know Things in the Age of Google

The CoolCatTeacher

We hope that kids will learn critical thinking skills in one class and then apply it to another. Today we discuss current research that is shaking up how people think about learning. Shift #1 is that Students are collaborators. Interest-driven learning can be really valuable.

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3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. At NMHS we focus on empowering students to take ownership of their learning.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their Cengage unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 In this model, the company sells a product/service on a monthly or yearly basis, and in the process, they retain the customer as they pay for prolonged access to the content.

Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in my Summer Learning Series, where I share "make-it, take-it" resources, ideas, tips and tricks for the summer and for the classroom. The first in the series was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo. For example, lets say you are watching the Super Bowl.

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Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post was written in collaboration with Douglas Konopelko. It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Employers in the digital age are not looking at test scores; they want candidates with effective collaboration and teamwork skills.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post was written in collaboration with Doug Konopelko. It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Employers in the digital age are not looking at test scores; they want candidates with effective collaboration and teamwork skills.

Teachable Moments: What We Learn When We Teach

Edsurge

Often there are lessons to be learned from the very act of teaching, whether it’s an instructor finding new ways to reach—or not reach—students, to watching students grow before your eyes to discovering what makes collaborative learning so successful.

Education conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

Nureva

Maybe it’s the chance to finally get a handle on design thinking or find inspiration for your collaborative learning spaces. The Bett 2018 app , for example, lets you favorite the sessions you can’t miss or earmark the latest ed tech products to try out. Ed conferences are a great place to chat with ed tech companies and explain your biggest needs – and how our products could be better. Keep the learning going. of learning into just a handful of days.

Boxlight Launches Fall 2018 Webinar Series for Administrators and Teachers

techlearning

11, 2018 – Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) today announced the schedule for its fall webinar series titled “Transforming Learning in the Classroom.” Participants will learn from experts including Atlanta Public School’s Aleigha Henderson-Rosser and Femi Aina.

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Personalizing the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Engstrom shares a personalized model for learning that he calls the “Learning Journey Model.” After students accomplish a core competency, they personalize their learning journey much like the “game of LIFE” board game. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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Connellsville Area School District Uses Boxlight’s HD Interactive Displays to Level the Tech Playing Field

techlearning

A large, rural school district south of Pittsburgh, CASD is committed to providing its 4,400 students with tools that will help them thrive in a 21st Century learning environment.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 In this model, the company sells a product/service on a monthly or yearly basis, and in the process, they retain the customer as they pay for prolonged access to the content.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

Edsurge

Additionally, educators and school leaders need further support in identifying the best technology solutions, effectively integrating edtech in the classroom, and ensuring edtech helps, not hinders, the development of social, collaboration and teamwork skills. Continue Efforts to Improve Connectivity In Schools Just last week, one of my portfolio company founders was excited to pilot a new literacy tool in a school in Richmond, Calif.,

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How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

Edsurge

What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. For example, our student base of 150,000 students is only 38 percent in the U.S. For example, our student base of 150k students is only 38% in the US.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.). And I need to learn to code.

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The Growing Impact of Cloud Computing On Education - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

And while there are certainly some challenges and drawbacks when it comes to online learning, the truth is that it appears to be here to stay in a world where technology is king. Essentially, cloud computing has made it possible to create a virtual classroom, where students can still collaborate with other classmates, speak with teachers, and enjoy a learning experience similar to what they would get in the classroom.

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Rigor, Grit, Collaboration: Teachers Share Why Buzzwords Don’t Always Inspire

Edsurge

From legal acronyms to the names of edtech trends, there seems to be an unending stream of new buzzwords—and accompanying tools—for educators to learn. For example, one educator said, “Rigor reminds me of rigor mortis, the final stage of death. Another agreed there’s a connotation of rigidity, stating, “I believe when learning isn’t fun, we are failing at teaching. Teachers are no strangers to education jargon.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion. Virtual worlds in 2007, for example.

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How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How Writing Can Help Close the Achievement Gap: An Interview with Turnitin’s Elijah Mayfield

Edsurge

Mayfield spent his grad school years studying natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning. He also spent time consulting for high profile companies like CTB McGraw-Hill and College Board, which wanted to learn more about student writing. To me this misses a crucial early stage where you need to learn to express yourself, to put together a series of thoughts into a coherent explanation of your ideas to others.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

For many districts, the days of after-school PowerPoint-driven lectures not differentiated by content, expertise, grade-level or delivery, not to mention daylong workshops on an obsolete topic, have recently given way to face-to-face coaching programs and professional learning communities.

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

edWeb.net

While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed. Pinellas County, for example, has a blended model working towards 1-to-1.

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

Daily Edventures

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. Ten years ago I was working as the managing editor of a publishing company. Innovation and learning is how we fix the world.

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

Critical Thinking in Academia and Calling a Spade a Spade

RafranzDavis.com

Prior to getting there though, I may or may not have kissed a ton of “edu-frogs” in terms of buying into books and models that helped me “structure learning” in the garden that I came to believe that learning needed to be.