Adapting to the Social Media Generation

Omega Notes

According to Pew Research Center , nearly 90% of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 use social media. The student population reaching college age now, Gen Z, grew up with the internet and social media as an everyday part of their life. 44 percent use social media hourly.

Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

EmergingEdTech

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Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

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.

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

My Island View

If there is one thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that rapid change greatly affects both what and how we learn. If there is a second thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that the evolution of technology is the driver of rapid change throughout our culture.

Chaos Learning: Classroom vs Online?

My Island View

If this pandemic has taught me anything, this would be my lesson learned. When it comes to the American education system, I have experienced it in many ways and on many levels. Now I deal with education as a speaker, writer, blogger, and podcaster. Let’s mandate remote learning.

Is Isolation in Education A Choice?

My Island View

Two of the most common excuses for not doing something new in education are time and money. Many educators through the centuries have observed and commented that the teaching profession is an isolated profession. Many educators, then and now, feel alone in their efforts to educate kids. Educators were limited to their buildings for collaboration, which occasionally might widen out to include other educators in their district, but that was often less likely to occur.

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

Getting beyond the political turn of events of recent history, I also find myself frustrated and depressed over the slow pace of change in education that we have witnessed since the turn of the century. Maybe politics and education have more in common than I thought.

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Collaborative learning in a country without borders – Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva, Brazil

Daily Edventures

Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva is passionate about the benefits of collaborative learning. And this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert knows that she’s fortunate to work in a school where technology, and a commitment to innovation, make that possible. “My My school believes that technology can be a great ally of educators and, due to that, keeps a dedicated team to educational technology,” Sobreira da Silva explains. What inspired you to become an educator?

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. Social media as a source of professional development has yet to catch on in large numbers among educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. There are well-known Tweeting educators who follow less than 20 people.

How to use GoConqr for distance learning and tools that can help you

GoConqr

There is growing pressure on teachers to implement distance learning and online learning strategies for their students in these difficult times. Challenge your students to create their own content and engage in self-directed learning.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

Image from Pixabay In preparation for my EDEN19 keynote later this month in Bruges, I have been making notes on connected learning. In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

One Education Twitter chat that precedes all others is #Edchat. Of course education chats are education-specific. Here is a site that updates chat schedules: https://sites.google.com/site/twittereducationchats/education-chat-calendar. I am usually invited to chat about collaborative learning, or connected PD. Most importantly where was the learning? Chats give transparency to education.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning.

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Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

ProfHacker

I spoke with designers Patrick Jagoda and Kristen Schilt about their collaboration and this elaborate, playful twist on a familiar college tradition: Anastasia: What brought on this design project? Our current media environment calls for alternative concepts and methods of experimentation.

Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

I have always found it challenging to be provocative in promoting change in education in a blog post, while remaining positive in tone. This is true of many educators as well as parents. We all need to be better educated, if we are to be better educators for our children.

Visions of Education Futures Floating Around in My Head

User Generated Education

Walk into a classroom in any part of the United States, even the world, and you most likely will scratch your head in disbelief asking yourself questions such as: Why do the classrooms look pretty much like the ones in which I, my parents, and my grandparents learned? Why aren’t they using them for learning? It may, to the chagrin of many of us, be at a glacier’s pace, but there is hope for the future of education. The potential for the future of education is limitless.

What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

My school district embraced Google Apps for Education a few years ago, and since then we have been working to help our administrators, teachers, and students move to these tools to enhance teaching and learning. Collaboration!-

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Search engines, such as edshelf or the Educational App Store , are great ways to discover new products that have been used and, more importantly, reviewed by fellow educators.

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Making a Global Impact in Education: An Interview with Karl Mehta, CEO of EdCast

EdNews Daily

Thousands of new education technology platforms have emerged in the past decade. As education technology continues to grow, it is important to identify services with purpose and meaning. Karl Mehta and his team are passionate about the global impact of mobile and online education.

Work in progress

Learning with 'e's

A key feature of social media is its open architecture, because it allows all members of a community to easily modify, extend or delete content. More importantly, such activities have been shown to be very beneficial for all those who participate to learn together (Wheeler et al, 2008).

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Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology. The learning theories and frameworks below help us reflect on the way student learning is impacted by technology so that our curriculum and use of technology in the classroom helps students thrive.

Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like [link] and [link] to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. Through this effort, students are building collaborative learning skills that prepare them for college and careers.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. A major advantage is building cross-cultural collaboration skills, which some argue is an essential 21st century skill. E-learning

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

10 Ways Pokémon Go Augments Real-World Education & Student Learning

ASIDE

But educators also appreciate the many learning opportunities that exist within the Pokémon Go app. Also, as with most fads, this one game will not revolutionize education. STEM & Big Data - Educators have been wrestling with the world of Big Data for years.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The ninth annual Global Education Conference starts this coming Monday! This is an amazing and free online event that brings together educators and innovators from around the world. The hidden treasure of the Global Education Conference is volunteering--you will love it!

Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

Most students find web filtering to be unnecessarily inhibitive, citing that it blocks perfectly acceptable web pages due to one keyword or denies access to social media pages. Some schools leave social media open, some schools restrict access, etc.

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

Learning with 'e's

This is a continuation from yesterday''s blog post on changing times and the survival of higher education. Below are four reasons why the Social Web and associated media are changing higher education. British Journal of Educational Technology , 39(6), 987-995.

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. Learning doesn’t happen within the digital space of the LMS; it happens beyond its borders.

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