The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

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In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight. New curricula were developed, including "Physics Computer Support Center" Physics and "Chemical Bond Approach" Chemistry, both of which offered a different way to learn these subjects.

Edji

Technology Tidbits

Edji is an innovative site for annotating texts for collaborative learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. Educators can then view a "heat map" which shows highlighting being done in real-time that helps them differentiate instruction and assess student's understanding. annotate collaborative learning differentiate instruction

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Edji

Technology Tidbits

Edji is an innovative site for annotating texts for collaborative learning that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog. Educators can then view a "heat map" which shows highlighting being done in real-time that helps them differentiate instruction and assess student's understanding. annotate assesing collaborative learning differentiate instruction Web 2.0

Engage Kinesthetic Learners With a Multisensory Approach to Teaching

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Do you know how you prefer to learn new things? Or maybe you are a kinesthetic learner, someone who needs to move while thinking, talking and learning. The VARK model of learning styles. In time, planning for multiple learning styles will become second nature.

Improve Differentiated Learning Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Differentiated learning in a post-secondary environment can improve not just student engagement and retention of material but instructor responsiveness to student needs. Instructors may then be better able to identify areas of concern with student learning, leading to a roadmap for appropriate intervention. . What is Differentiated Learning? Rather, differentiated instruction is a way of expanding instruction methods to better meet student needs.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

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While not calling for a return to those rigid structures, in the edWebinar “ Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning: Making It Work,” Dina Brulles, Ph.D., both education consultants, advocated for using groups to assist student learning. They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes. This helps students avoid labels and learn to work with all of their peers.

Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

techlearning

Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. In fact, instructional strategies are shifting away from those that are teacher directed to more collaborative learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Last time I focused on more purely tech phrases, such as “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning”, today I will zero in on a few education-based phrases that are often conflated or interchanged leading to a lack of clarity. Deep Learning vs. Deep Learning. Last time I discussed machine learning vs. artificial intelligence; a phrase that has cropped up as an addition to those discussions and topics is “deep learning”. E-learning

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4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. The initial research revealed four critical characteristics of instructional digital content. Providing teachers with a wide range of high-quality resources coupled with research-based instructional strategies is also important.

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Answerables

Technology Tidbits

Answerables is a wonderful site that is a cross between Game Based Learning meets a Learning Management System. This is an innovative place where educators can "Gamify" a lesson and have their students collaborative learn in a safe 3D dimensional environment (think Second Life for kids). Teachers can use the latest in technology for many different strategies for teaching such as: Guided/Blended Learning, Project Based Learning, and even Differentiating Instruction.

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Project Pals

Technology Tidbits

Project Pals is a innovative all-in-one collaborative learning platform ideal for project based learning that K-12 teachers are using for any subject or curriculum. Through the Project Pals platform educators will track, monitor, and guide student progress while students work collaboratively. This is all done through a easy-to-use visual interface that helps students organize and collaborate on their projects. collaboration project based learning

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Project Pals

Technology Tidbits

Project Pals is a innovative all-in-one collaborative learning platform ideal for project based learning that K-12 teachers are using for any subject or curriculum. Through the Project Pals platform educators will track, monitor, and guide student progress while students work collaboratively. This is all done through a easy-to-use visual interface that helps students organize and collaborate on their projects. collaboration project based learning

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Dystopia 2153 - An innovative new site that teaches programming/coding through the use of game based learning and graphic novels. TypeTastic - The best site around for student's K-12 (w/ educational portal) learning how to type/keyboard. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. Lesson learned #2: Show up prepared, or you are doomed to fail. ” Lesson learned #3: Don’t chase trends. Lesson learned #4: Don’t pursue every industry standard.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. How do you differentiate instruction between student geeks and students who wonder what the right mouse button is for? Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

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. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

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. If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process.

Kiddom’s Planner: A new (free) teacher tool to simplify planning for differentiation

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I shared with you before how much I love Kiddom as an easy tool for managing standards-based grading , and there’s a couple of new updates that you definitely need to know about if you’re spending too much time creating resources for differentiated instruction. If you’re new to Kiddom , here’s the simplest explanation: it’s a collaborative learning platform that allows teachers to plan, assess, and analyze learning all in one place. .

4Cs Series: Collaboration

EdTechTeam

This is one of a four part series on the 4Cs in the classroom: Collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We are told that we must have our students collaborate more often and that the upcoming job market is looking for individuals who can work together and collaborate. In fact, collaboration is one of our modern 4Cs which are as popular as the three Rs were decades ago. Collaboration is voluntary; 2. The Meaning of Education Collaboration."

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

IMPORTANT NOTES: Simple instructions on joining the conference for newcomers: [link]. Associate Professor The comparative analysis of different online education and blended learning solutions in the non-OECD context. - Mr. Mohamed Ramadan 9:00am (iEARN) Impact of STEM learning program on main stream education - Ms. Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference.

Collaboration Coaching

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As we wrap up our second year of Collaboration Coaching , we celebrate the success we''ve had with collaboration, learning with colleagues, and creating 21st century, student-centered classrooms. What is a Collaboration Coach? Our Collaboration Coaching is based on the Microsoft Peer Coach Training developed the Peer-Ed Team. During the first two years, it was through invitation only to become a collaboration coach. It''s a learning process.

Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

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They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. In this post, I wanted to share some of what I learned from the school. Touring their learning spaces was eye-opening and insightful. The learning spaces they have set up open up so many possibilities and opportunities for blended and differentiated instruction and individualized learning, meeting the needs of all different learning and personality styles.

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Reflecting On My Visit to Saint Stephen’s College in Australia: The Learning Spaces #flipclass #edtech

techieMusings

They are well into their journey to bring blended and flipped learning to all classrooms. In this post, I wanted to share some of what I learned from the school. Touring their learning spaces was eye-opening and insightful. The learning spaces they have set up open up so many possibilities and opportunities for blended and differentiated instruction and individualized learning, meeting the needs of all different learning and personality styles.