Get Your MOOC On!

The Web20Classroom

Wikipedia defines MOOC as "an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user fora that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs)." Simply, a MOOC is a online class you take that might have 100''s or 1000''s of people are participating at a time. Have a suggestion for another MOOC?

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Educator Innovator

To accomplish all of this, participants and facilitators will be working together as both learners and change agents in an open environment known as a Massive Open Online Collaboration (MOOC). Throughout the MOOC, discussions will take place on a variety of platforms and in a variety of media formats from tweets, to photos, to blog entries, to video and audio, with everyone encouraged to contribute and follow along. MOOC Ends August 17.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Common Core in Action: Math Classroom Challenges- Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction. Common Core in Action II: Exploring Literacy Design Collaborative Tools. eLearning moocs pd Professional development 50 Free Online Courses For Teachers: Spring 2015. by Class Central. Below is a list of 50 free online courses for teachers for Spring 2015, aggregated by Class Central. Education & Teaching (50).

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the most cost-effective means to create a more personalized and individualized learning experience for students is through the use of OpenCourseWare (OCW) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's). OCW courses are available under open licenses, such as Creative Commons. IOCS is aligned to Common Core, ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS•S), and state technology curriculum standards as well as the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Framework.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

We live in a world where our library begins with G,” Wineburg said, for Google, and the Common Core’s push for evidence-based reasoning falls flat if students trust everything that pops up in their Google search results. In January, they plan to launch a massive online open course (aka a MOOC) called Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens. Northport, N.Y.,

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

This student has a valid point: today’s K-12 job market desires people with specific skills, and within education there is a tacit sale of educational technology as a tool belt for an intrepid teacher to wield effortlessly, one that allows teachers to integrate Common Core State Standards into any formal learning situation. Bringing Up Three by Bringing Up Madison:CC-BY.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

OER ranges from highly structured college courses (MOOCs) to less structured curricula from colleges and other institutes of learning (OpenCourseWare a/k/a OCW), to free online textbooks, and everything in between. IOCS is aligned to select Common Core Curriculum standards for language arts literacy, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NET.S It is operates under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0

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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC. A: Remedial classes are more common at community colleges. Q: Ellen Borkowski: will we see schools linking test outcomes to teacher evaluations in Common Core states? Anya Kamenetz was our Future Trends Forum guest on March 15th , and she sparked one of our most energetic discussions to date, focused on testing. Questions and comments raced over Shindig, and live tweeting was vigorous.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). MOOCs, nanodegrees, etc. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) stress the importance of communication, and challenge students to engage in conversation by using evidence to support an argument, while evaluating and listening to others’ perspectives. isn’t simply limited to YouTube either (though it does work seamlessly there); Khan, Vimeo, and several MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platforms work as well. She is also a Student Achievement Partner Core Advocate and Google Educator.

Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. EpCoP MOOC webinar [link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP/SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH STUDENTS ( Australia Series ) Tue 22 Aug 02:00AM New York / Tue 23 Aug 06:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 04:00PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Common Core) for individual students. ASCD explains that the “core idea of project-based learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as the students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem-solving context.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Summit - Student App Development - Maker Education - Reinventing Higher Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Magnets Join Race to Replace Transistors in Computers Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation Canvas Network Announces Minecraft MOOCs and App in a Suite of 15 MOOCs for K-12 Teachers, Students and Parents MIT Team Turns 6.9 Citing a combination of dissatisfaction with Common Core implementation and the absence of religious lessons in public education, homeschooling has grown significantly in the past few years in the state.

Events + News - New Curated "Revolution" Blog - NMC Preview - Games for Change - The Modern University is Failing.

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 9th - April 20th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Please share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues! Two Week Calendar Saturday, April 11th at 12pm CR20 LIVE: Discovery Education Network Virtual Field Trips and Free Resources with Kyle Schutt , Classroom 2.0

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. Tomorrow I’ll launch the seventh edition of this massive, maniacal undertaking.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. Additionally, we will use ADVANCEfeedback as a pedagogical tool in our courses as candidates reflect collaboratively around a common video before, during, and after class. With every new year comes new ideas.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - SLS14 Expanded! - Open Natural Math Class - Educate to Liberate or Control?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, March 19th at 7pm Empowering Our Students to Be Digital Citizens with Kelly Mendoza from Common Sense Media, As schools continue to integrate technology, they face increasing challenges with behavioral and ethical issues such as cyberbullying, inappropriate sharing and plagiarism. Presenters: Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense Media and Gail Densler, Elk Grove Unified School District. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! AASL Saturday, October 19 12:00am The Virtual Learning Commons: Concept, ideas, and Conversation - David V. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Week's Events - GlobalEd Waitlist - CoSN - Google Forms - Breaking Down Library Walls - Better Than College - OZeLive Kudos

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm Our Corps for the Core: BrainPOP and the Common Core Standards , The BrainPOP educators team shares BrainPOP’s rich history of creating engaging and rigorous content, and how our videos, games and teacher support materials address the underlying goals as well as the specific requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic!

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass , Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Beyond the MOOC. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. The Common Core State Standards. MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs. MOOCs. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm ISTE - ISTE Standards and the Common Core Integration in Action , Are you daunted by the prospect of implementing the Common Core State Standards? The Common Core opens the door for innovative teaching techniques to ensure students are college and career ready. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 22nd The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn.and change.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

245 registration fee Wednesday, March 12th at 9am at Montclair State University, NJ Common Sense Media - Teaching Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom , If you have iPads, you know that teaching digital citizenship is more important than ever. With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

The Gates Foundation has backed a variety of education reform initiatives : charter schools, the Common Core State Standards, “small schools,” inBloom, teacher evaluations, and yes, “personalized learning.” Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

It isn’t enough any more to not tell a lie, we have to tell the truth and it is my goal to speak the truth, common sense, and cooperation in a world where many have got it so wrong based upon the emails and conversations with teachers who want to be heard. We need balance and common sense. Partisans are tearing each other apart and demoralizing and destroying the country they love – we have got to find common ground and move ahead for all students everywhere.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… “ Nevada officials announced Tuesday that a common-core assessment consortium will credit the state $1.8 Via Education Next : “The Politics of the Common Core Assessments.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Education Politics. The US Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). MOOCs for credit ! FutureLearn announced that two UK universities – the University of Leeds and the Open University – will offer MOOCs that will be accepted for college credit. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” ” Elsewhere, more claims about “the global poor” and MOOCs (and other ed-tech companies) in Edsurge. Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs? ” Smart idea, schools, to outsource one of your core functions to a vendor. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

According to the conservative news site The Daily Caller , “Bailing On Common Core Tests Is Costing States Millions.” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s The Chronicle headline from then : “Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching.”) Good thing I never did anything in those MOOCs, otherwise I'd be losing my work. Education Politics.

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The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

Hack Education

Yet, as was noted earlier, one of the core characteristics of hegemony is the ability of dominant ideologies to permeate commonsensical understandings and meaning. You can see neoliberalism, for example, in efforts towards privatization and the outsourcing of core technological capacities to third party vendors. This is part of the push for MOOCs, we must be honest.).

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Viral videos weren’t new this decade, but the popularity of cellphones, along with the introduction of social media and its associated incentives to “go viral,” meant that viral videos became more common. MOOCs are, no surprise, their own entry on this long list of awfulness.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Make MOOCs great again.” “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. Presidential Politics. President-Elect Donald J. Trump. The President-Elect on the First Amendment : Just had a very open and successful presidential election.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Testing, Testing… Common Core test scores released and California ’s scores were up a little bit, Connecticut ’s were up a little bit more, and Maryland ’s were better in math. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship” by Jonathan Rees. “ MOOCs Are Dead. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty common for non-US / non-universities to have them.