Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. They also encourage students to reflect on the ethical issues that arise, such as fake news, proper attribution, bias in artificial intelligence, data and privacy issues, cyberbullying, and digital wellness. Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks. SAMR and Digital Blooms resources by Kathy Schrock.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Many teachers are feeling overwhelmed with the sudden transition to digital lessons and online teaching. I also have discovered tips to support all students and diversify my curriculum to meet their various learning needs.

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Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, when we began moving forward with our digital transformation one particular superintendent asked me point blank what evidence I had that actually supported our claims that new equated to better. As a supporter of the purposeful use of technology and innovative practices, I had to illustrate how effective these strategies were at improving learning. How are we making learning relevant for our students? For more on authorship learning click HERE.

Guide offers collaborative learning insight

eSchool News

Mimio’s new guide, Collaborate to the Core! A new resource aims to share tips on how to establish a collaborative environment in classrooms, and it also provides relevant and engaging lessons, organized by subject matter and grade level. at no charge, the 36-page guide includes “7 Tips to Your Collaborative Classroom Makeover,” which discusses how teachers can arrange their classroom to promote more collaborative learning.

Let’s Hang! Collaborative Learning with Hangouts!

Teacher Reboot Camp

With Hangouts and Hangouts on Air you and your students can collaborate through live video learning sessions and chat. Below is a slide presentation of full of tips, apps, and resources to help you get your students collaborating on Hangouts on Air. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Collaborative Learning with Hangouts on Air from Shelly Sanchez Terrell.

Future of School and Digital Learning Collaborative Announce 10 Member Districts of the Resilient Schools Project

eSchool News

Future of School (FoS) and the Digital Learning Collaborative (DLC), two national organizations leading the way toward effective district transformation, today announced the Resilient Schools Project (RSP). Learn more at [link]. Learn more at [link].

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. I''m always inspired by the single focus guiding this day of collaboration and sharing: students. Learn more about Future Ready Schools - click here to visit the Office of Educational Technology website for additional resources. What is Digital Learning Day? Why Support Digital Learning Day?

IUT Conference 2018 – Holistic approaches to online collaborative learning design

Learning Confluence

Here are some essential artefacts to learn from in the meantime. When designing online learning consideration should be given to how a community can be built around subject content and objectives and how students will interact with the academic and with each other. The institutional learning management system affords a safe and reliable albeit often less than inspiring space for learning. New digital learning environments using the affordances of Web 2.0

5 Key Factors To Consider When Looking For A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Finding a solution to foster collaboration inside and outside of the classroom has always been a challenge in higher learning. Research has proven that academic experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned foster a deeper learning experience. While learning management systems (LMS) offer collaborative features, most students and faculty find the implementation to be shallow at best. Collaborative Learning Done The Right Way.

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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. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services. Building the Digital Dream.

What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning

Edsurge

And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. A Vision for Digital Learning. Student learning: Yes!

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

Edsurge

You learned how to Zoom, or Hangout, or Team up. So this summer might be the right time to learn a little more about online pedagogy. Or maybe you’re actually kind of intrigued by this whole online learning thing. Consider the academic and social supports students may need outside of class time, such as virtual office hours, time to connect with librarians, and opportunities for research and service learning. Teaching in a Digital Age ,” by A.W.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric

Edsurge

Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. While it’s great for instructor workflows, it has always been a course management tool, not a learning tool. The Learning Management System was never able to deliver on the promise of its new name because it was created for a completely different purpose: course management. Learning doesn’t happen within the digital space of the LMS; it happens beyond its borders.

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Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students. The case for blending and online learning. The district is constantly developing and improving our systems and structures for all students with the renewed focus on personalized learning for all students.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. We found 105 minutes of planning and collaboration time by minimizing transitions between classes.

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

Though the low-cost of Chromebooks, free apps offered, and marketing to teacher and admin rather than high-level district officials are all reasons why Google is in almost every classroom today, one of the most massive underlying reasons for the tremendous adoption rate is a fundamental shift in how students are learning: from test-specific memorization of facts to harnessing online tools for problem-solving, collaborative learning.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. All 50 states and even 49 countries were represented at this dynamic conference focused on transforming the classrooms of yesterday to provide students with 21st century learning opportunities. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

In an effort to expand teachers’ ability to create unsurpassed collaborative learning environments, Mimio has launched two major updates to its MimioClassroom family of interactive teaching technologies: the MimioProjector 280T touch projector, and expanded device compatibility for the MimioMobile application. The MimioProjector 280T is a full-featured solution that includes MimioStudio classroom software for lesson creation, assessment, and collaboration. “At

Immersive Learning in Virtual Reality: A Few Lessons

Veative

This is the juncture at which virtual reality in education can be of use, in creating a more dynamic and participatory learning environment for young learners. At a time when technology is becoming an increasingly integral part of our lives and more so that of school-going children around the world, it behooves technologists and teachers to work together to find creative solutions in order to bridge learning gaps, and VR can pave the way in such endeavors.

This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

“Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said. ” Her experiences with the new and growing field of global education caught the attention of Julie Lindsay, an Australian teacher, author and founder of Flat Connections , an online collaboration program. “They learn things you might not expect,” she said.

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms. Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Educators are seeking the best hardware and software solutions to help them teach effectively, and to drive student engagement and learning outcomes,” said Keith Kratzberg, Senior Vice President, Epson America, Inc.

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Riverview High School integrates the Nureva Span system

eSchool News

Expansive, digital workspace deepens collaborative learning. a collaboration-solutions company, announced the integration of its Span system into Riverview High School’s innovative, high-tech science lab in Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada. m) interactive surface, giving groups of Riverview students ample space for student-led collaborative learning, such as developing passion projects or working together on entrepreneurial initiatives. m) digital canvas.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. Our research-backed micro-credentials are digital certifications that verify an individual’s competence in a specific skill or set of skills, regardless of where and how they learned them. Over the last five months, Digital Promise launched 19 new micro-credentials with our partners, and the ecosystem is growing every day.

Epson projector works with SMART Board interactive whiteboards

eSchool News

to bring advanced collaborative learning solutions to the classroom, Epson has announced a line of projectors designed and certified specifically for use with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems. These new Epson projectors have been specifically engineered to provide enhanced integration capabilities with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems, bringing best-in-class learning technology to classrooms.”.

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CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. Our labs are designed to give schools the ability to try new technologies to see if they will enhance the learning environment before purchasing them,” said Jon Corippo, Director of Academic Innovation at CUE. “We Digital Learning and Tools News

Celebrating Diversity and Peace This Thanksgiving

Teacher Reboot Camp

was built on various cultures coming together to collaborate, learn, and help each other. Lives are lost when we close our minds and think we don’t have anything to learn from people who are different from us. This Thanksgiving let’s help our future leaders learn the value of diversity and coming together despite differences to better the world. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Exploring new ideas: Student-driven remote learning

Neo LMS

For many schools, it has been nearly two months of remote learning. Many schools around the world are facilitating remote learning for the remainder of this academic year and possibly longer, and we can take this as an opportunity to try new ideas. There are many opportunities that we can design which will promote flexibility in learning, help our students to develop a growth mindset, and foster better ways to collaborate and communicate. E-learning

5 ways technology can support educators in an environment of expanding school choice

eSchool News

A number of charter schools are breaking away from traditional paradigms and reimagining learning, tapping into how students learn and the physical educational environment. Schools are adopting project-based, competency-based, and collaborative learning while incorporating new technology in authentic, relevant experiences. Digital Learning and Tools eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Policy Thought Leadership Trump Microsite

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Celebrating a School-Wide Commitment to Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching two new programs that celebrate teachers and schools who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology. Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. HP Spotlight Schools Exemplify Powerful Learning. Teachers use technology to create authentic and collaborative learning experiences for students.

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Digital tools, such as mobile apps and educational games, are the newest additions to the teacher’s toolbox. Supporting authentic, real-world learning.