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. How are we making learning relevant for our students?

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. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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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.

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. For example, our student base of 150,000 students is only 38 percent in the U.S.

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!

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. Click here to learn more. For more, see: Blended learning up close—really close.

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. The book shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how educators can make learning global.

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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.

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Celebrating Diversity and Peace This Thanksgiving

Teacher Reboot Camp

More than ever our students need to see meaningful examples of how the U.S. was built on various cultures coming together to collaborate, learn, and help each other. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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.

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

Teaching computer coding skills and concepts in the primary grades may sound like a challenge, but now there are hands-on activities and age-appropriate software that engage young students in this type of learning. edWeb Blog coding computer science early learning

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.

Continual Professional Development for Teachers

EdSense

With each passing year and generation, tools and techniques, students and their learning preferences, and attitude towards learning continue to change. In-house and digital learning. Collaborative : Effective CPD is collaborative and interactive.

Need a Substitute Teacher? Try an ELF Instead

Edsurge

Unfortunately, from the vantage point of student learning, the experience is remarkably poor. Recall the lack of continuity of learning, or the goofing off that would often occur. In 2007, a trio of Harvard researchers found that “even 10 days of teacher absences can have an impact.reducing, for example, students’ math achievement by 3.3 This year, at Lexington High School (LHS) when teachers are absent, an “ELF” now greets students in a collaborative learning space.

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.

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.

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

#Excitement Day 1 to Day 180

techlearning

It was pure joy and excitement for learning. For example: amazing awesome thrilled delighted charged exhilarated enthusiastic overjoyed ecstatic Do students feel these words entering your class? And our action as educators is to make our learning environment exciting and engaging.

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

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The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with 'e's

Military students for example may be serving overseas, or in submarines. Here social media were used to connect people, enabling them to collaborate together in project work, small group learning and online discussions. Digital Learning: Repurposing Education.

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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. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time.

A big list of options for connecting globally

NeverEndingSearch

iEARN : The non-profit made of our 30,000 schools and youth organizations offers more than 100 searchable interactive curriculum-based projects , in a variety of languages where students can safely collaborate, create, research, and share opinions, on their way toward becoming global citizens.

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. Yannier calls her machine “mixed reality” — part digital and part analog at the same time.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.