4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

Schools everywhere are expecting more from shared learning spaces, turning them into makerspaces or media product studios. Even hallways can become places of active learning. Are you interested in transforming your library, computer lab or other outdated area of your school into a collaborative learning space? Your learning space tells a story (Is it the right one?). Perhaps your focus is on collaborative design ? Your learning space needs its own spaces.

4 revealing things to know before creating collaborative learning spaces

Nureva

Schools everywhere are expecting more from shared learning spaces, turning them into makerspaces or media product studios. Even hallways can become places of active learning. Are you interested in transforming your library, computer lab or other outdated area of your school into a collaborative learning space? Your learning space tells a story (Is it the right one?). Perhaps your focus is on collaborative design ? Your learning space needs its own spaces.

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Simplify Course Design at Your Institution

Omega Notes

In recent years, there has been a shift in higher education through the use of blended learning technologies. This reality is largely lead by the fact that educators are finding it challenging to implement a comprehensive content solution which permits effective design of blended learning courses. Many systems that are used in higher education lack integration options due to the lack of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Application Program Interface (API) features.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. Earlier we had posted: Will eBooks Replace Physical Textbooks in Higher Education. Using an eBook creation software , one can easily create digital textbooks with way more features and functionalities than a regular textbook. Also read: How to Create an Interactive eBook (Guide).

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

eBooks or etextbooks are not a new concept anymore. And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. Using an eBook creation software , one can easily create digital textbooks with way more features and functionalities than a regular textbook. Publishers can provide affordable eBooks to students. Students now have an option to browse through thousands of eBook titles.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

The professionals we spoke with described a process in which they began by collecting or gathering; moved to connecting content and resources for specific purposes and audiences; curated by adding value with context and commentary; and contributed by offering the community opportunities for collaboration, learning and growth. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a road map.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship

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. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Let’s Hang! 10+ Ways to Spark Collaboration with Google Hangouts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google has many free incredible apps and tools that work on any device to support and promote collaboration. Hangouts allows you to record and easily make screen video tutorials or just have a video of group collaboration. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Collaborative Learning with Google Hangouts from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. I have these descriptions in my book, Learning to Go.

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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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

Real-time Collaboration: The Next Frontier in Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Web-based learning and assessment platforms are steadily becoming more important in college classrooms. The rise in the availability of ebooks has made it easy for professors to pick a textbook without concerning themselves with issues such as physical weight, availability in the university library or inventory requirements at the local bookstore. In some cases, these ebooks can even be integrated with a university’s learning platform.

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3 Ways OneNote Puts More Focus on Teaching and Learning

Gaggle Speaks

It’s actually easier for students to learn when you can minimize the number of products being used. Here’s how a tool like OneNote can do the job of multiple products or platforms while putting even more focus on teaching and learning. Collaboration. Learning thrives on teamwork; whether it’s between students or teachers, there’s no getting around the need for collaboration.

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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. When new analytics systems are implemented at institutions, professors have the tools to be more proactive with students and enhance their learning experience. There are several ways analytics systems can be utilized to improve the learning process.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

As students gradually move from K to 12, their learning needs also increase. While traditional textbooks are still a part of the educational curriculum, eBooks are rapidly becoming the preferred learning partner for students. And rightfully so, for an eBook provides much more interaction and engagement than a paperback textbook. Earlier, publishers used to distribute extra learning resources which students can buy and refer in order to make notes.

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15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools! A few weeks back, I asked the Shake Up Learning Community to share their favorite collaborative tools and this post is a summarization are their top choices. Click here to join the Shake Up Learning Community.). If not, leave a comment and share your top collaboration!

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Digital Citizenship Curriculum

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. Digital Citizenship–probably one of the most important topics students will learn between kindergarten and 8th and too often, teachers are thrown into it without a roadmap.

The Internet of Things smart school is coming

eSchool News

Close to half (46 percent) of K-12 and higher-ed IT leaders in a recent survey said they believe an Internet of Things smart school — a school using Internet of Things devices to transform learning environments — will have a major impact in the next one to two years. As the Internet of Things impacts education, IT leaders are envisioning uber-connected schools and campuses.

11 activities to increase student-led learning in your classroom

Nureva

In a recent eSchool News study , 89% of educators said it was very important or important for students to lead their own learning. That’s telling – as is the fact that not a single respondent considered student-led learning unimportant. It’s also just another indication of the growing wave of teachers who are committed to giving students a bigger say in how they learn. Beginner or veteran, check out these 11 student-led learning activities to try in your classroom: 1.

Kitaboo College – Enabling Higher Education with Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Which means course creators have to create a diverse learning program. Although there are lots of online courses and eBooks available online, picking and assigning just any course will not guarantee effective education. Read, Listen or Watch Learning Content.

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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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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. The reason why K-12 is given so much importance is because these are the formative years where students are encouraged to think out of the box, learn to analyze and solve problems, make decisions and come up with innovative ideas. With the flipped approach, teachers aim to make the learning process more engaging.

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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Summer Learning Series-Giving Evernote A Try

The Web20Classroom

This is the eighth post in my Summer Learning Series. First was Collaborative Learning With Edmodo and then we followed up with Learning With Hashtags. The Complete Guide To Evernote In Schools -A great eBook from my friend Nick, it has everything you need to get started using Evernote in your classroom. Evernote Summer Learning Series

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12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

6 ways to teach growth mindset from day one of school

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Push themselves to do their best work, not just what’s “good enough” Believe in themselves and their own ability to learn. And once they have a growth mindset, they can learn anything. For example, when you teach students how to do collaborative learning activities, tell them that talking about what they’ve learned helps them own and process the information better, and grows more dendrites.

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.

The Latest from Digital Humanities Questions and Answers

ProfHacker

” Generating epub files that read right to left? : “I want to create some ebooks, in the epub format, but some of the works are in languages that read right-to-left (Arabic, Hebrew, and others). Launched in September of 2010, Digital Humanities Questions & Answers is a joint venture of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and ProfHacker. See Julie Meloni’s launch announcement.).

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter. mt=8 An app that allows children to quickly learn common vocabulary. Matific app (cost but free trial) works on multiple platforms https://www.matific.com/us/en-us/ - individualized math games that are centered around the curriculum we are learning that gives me feedback on what students have mastered as well as what they need to be retaught. Matific episodes enable a blended learning approach.

7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post 7 Ways to Rethink Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. If you really want to transition your classroom from static teaching to Dynamic Learning, you have to rethink traditional assignments and the use of digital tools. Dynamic Learning is all about going BEYOND traditional assignments and traditional learning, even BEYOND what was previously possible. Learn more about Slides here: 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Can Do! ,

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. ACER CHROMEBOOK TAB 10 ( WWW.ACER.COM/AC/EN/US/CONTENT/HOME ) The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will be used in classrooms to expand and enhance student learning. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session!