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.

Upgrading Your Discussion Board To A Collaborative Learning System

Omega Notes

Often Discussion boards are the core of many modern courses, particularly those hosted online or with blended learning elements. Left unaddressed, these problems fester and completely negate the effectiveness of a collaborative student environment.

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces

EmergingEdTech

Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18

wwwatanabe

Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Voice

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

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

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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. The school’s focus is divided into three areas: investment in software and hardware/equipment (such as electronic whiteboards and tablets); development of virtual learning environments; and, the most important, teacher training. Through collaborative learning,” she adds, “we sought to increase knowledge and expand social roles.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Wikis encourage information sharing and collaborative learning.

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.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. Using collaborative learning systems can resolve these issues, providing students and faculty alike with a useful tool that makes using case based learning practical, efficient, and effective. .

Student collaboration in shared Google Slides

Ditch That Textbook

Part of the reason social media has taken off so much are the connections. Learning from others. We can get the same attraction when we do collaborative learning in the classroom. Seeing other people’s reaction to what you’ve shared.

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Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

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. First, we must understand that the worst advocates for collaborating with Twitter are more often educators who are collaborating through Twitter.

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.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

Is Isolation in Education A Choice?

My Island View

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. Of course collaboration on a greater scale would take both time and money, and that has rarely been a priority in most schools. Collaborative learning has always been with us from the beginning of learning, however, it required that the learners occupied the same space at the same time.

Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

I am usually invited to chat about collaborative learning, or connected PD. Most importantly where was the learning? We have educators supporting rigor in education while they are trying to simplify their own learning. For many others the organic conversation that springs from the unscripted chat is the way they learn best. We are fortunate that any chats are now available to us as connected educators using social media for continuing professional development.

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.

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. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

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!-

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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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

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Technology can bring about new learning opportunities, support student engagement, help create a collaborative learning environment, and provide necessary and immediate feedback, among other digital age skills. Ask around via social media.

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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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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. With the flipped approach, teachers aim to make the learning process more engaging.

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.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS

Neo LMS

Chances are that no matter the subject, they are told to collaborate quite frequently. Let’s call it the Dreaded Collaboration Project (you heard it from me first!). The Dreaded Collaboration Project has all the elements of a good cliche: the student that does all the work, the slacker, the one that talks a lot (but does not do anything), the anxious one, and of course, that one student that only shows up at the end, mostly unprepared.

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

EdTech4Beginners

A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

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.