10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how. Here is the video and infographic to help you. Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. However, I want to share and talk more about this. I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I’ve been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years. They know how to do distance learning.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

eLearn.fyi is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm. She was also curious how students were faring in other schools. “I

How to Engage Kids in Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The last few weeks of school can be the hardest – even in a face to face classroom. Some teachers are finding that online, it is almost impossible.Are your grade books like Swiss Cheese? Today, Mary Howard, a sixth-grade science teacher in New York, talks about how we can engage kids in distance learning. These are not easy times to teach but they are important times to teach.

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Learn How to Teach Online with This Free Course

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Do you need help in learning how to teach online? Here’s a free 3-hour course, Launching Online Learning , to get you started. They also shared in the 10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices. Identify best practices for creating and curating online content. Learn how to create digital assessments.

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” Clever techies have stepped up to the challenge with their ingenious gadgets, transforming remote students into tangible beings with a heartbeat, devising uncanny innovations, most now surprisingly part of mainstream education, right on campus. Forums often support peer-to-peer interaction.

All Systems Go – How We Went to Distance Learning without Missing a Day

The CoolCatTeacher

By Monday, we had more students in our online school that we had on the previous Friday. In this episode, 10 Minute Teacher host, Vicki Davis, talks to production editor Vicki Morgan about the story at her school as the students began distance learning due to #covid19 stay at home requirements. You’ll learn the tips for onboarding, orienting, and teacher professional development that can help you as you also do this for your school.

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Teachers: Online learning goes 2.0 with new technology

eSchool News

Video tutorials in the style made famous by Sal Khan of the Khan Academy changed the face of education, empowering anywhere, anytime learning. A Giant Leap Forward to More “Human” Online Learning. This next stage of evolution of tutorials allows students to get an enhanced experience with a more personal connection between the student and the teacher. While nothing can replace a one-to-one, face-to-face explanation, this is better than anything in the past.

A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

With so many online program management companies offering similar services, many market observers agree: something’s got to give. Ten years ago, just three or four companies existed to help universities start online programs. Now by some counts, roughly three times that many are working with colleges — striving, and sometimes struggling, to expand their businesses. Some companies have already found a niche and are doing well, said Kim.

From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. There are a lot of fake companies out there, and it is in your best interest to make sure the company you choose to teach for is legitimate. At 51Talk, based out of China, American teachers are sharing their stories about lessons, culture, and even how they’re making money online at home teaching.

Morgan Green the Idea Machine with Ideas on How to Improve This Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Here she gives us the ways she’s working to improve her classroom this fall. Listen to Morgan Green Give Us Ideas to Improve This Fall Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school. Fortunately, TGR Foundation and Discovery Education are partnering to help STEM teachers reach a more diverse group of learners and generate student interest in STEM.

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Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? In this special BONUS episode, you can prepare for coronavirus closures and get online learning tips for teachers and schools. FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools. Click To Tweet.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. That is why school leaders or instructors have to carefully consider what are the final goals of teacher training, and whether it really helps teachers achieve better results in class. Provide opportunities to practice.

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5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning.

Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Raina Tung, senior at Manhattan New Explorations High School, and a violinist in the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, recorded and edited a collaborative online performance of a movement from Mahler’s Symphony No. And with so many people turning online, he said, “There’s a high demand” for people with knowledge like his.

How edtech companies are helping schools navigate an uncertain year

eSchool News

In the middle of the abrupt changes to the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, edtech companies offered resources and access to help educators, students, and parents make the best of at-home learning. Based on what you’ve seen over the past couple of months, what are the major challenges that schools and districts have faced in the transition to online learning? Related content: How to make remote learning easily accessible.

E-learning Engagement: Persuasive Design Strategies

The CoolCatTeacher

Elearning design needs to engage and persuade the learner to know how to engage with the content and learning. Dr. Laurie Korte talks about e-learning design that engages learners and common mistakes of e-learning and blended learning classrooms. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e283. It takes the stress away from their learning environment. Re-imagine how you design.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers. To get started you just need to go to the site and register at: [link] Once you have registered you get access to the dashboard and this is where you can start creating your forms.

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. 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.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Continued professional development (CPD) is something that a lot of employees, including teachers, are keen to invest their time and energy into. Online learning. Going back to study while teaching can not only be fulfilling, but add sought-after skills and qualifications to your CV.

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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

Strava is a fitness app that allows people to log and upload their runs, bike rides, swims and other fitness activities. I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. A few companies are heading that way.

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How to deal with students resistant to e-learning

Neo LMS

We are in the realm of 21st century learning, where most students are digital natives and expect their teachers to be the same and deliver all class content online, through an interactive e-learning platform. It’s always been a challenge for teachers, who are digital immigrants, to blend with these students because they have more know-how in the new advances of technology and perhaps, maximizing these technology advances in the classroom.

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Schools Navigate How to Provide Experiential Learning in a Socially Distanced World

Edsurge

were reporting to businesses and organizations twice a week to learn through real world internships. Down in New Orleans, students at Rooted School were taking classes in school to get certified in technical skills like 3D printing, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Suite.

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How To Make PowerPoint More Engaging with Games

The Game Agency

Join us to learn how you can add games in Microsoft PowerPoint for increased learner engagement and knowledge retention. We’ll showcase practical examples of how companies have used games to create more engaging PowerPoint presentations. See examples from both instructor-led training (ILT) and online learning. Learn More. The post How To Make PowerPoint More Engaging with Games appeared first on The Game Agency.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Over the past weeks, readers have asked us many questions about the impact of the coronavirus on education in many different areas, from admissions to advice for young children, from salaries to student privacy and whether school closures actually work. The EdSurge newsroom is working to answer these questions and direct readers to appropriate resources, where they exist. Most learning management platforms have built-in tools for students who need accommodations.

Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Wisewire

As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach —and aggressively invest in online education. After all, with national on-campus enrollments faltering, online numbers continue to speed forward. Those demographic realities have already forced dozens of colleges to go under.

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Penn State Starts Network for Entrepreneurs With Focus on Online Learning

Wired Campus

Education-technology companies are hot these days. So are online programs by universities. Pennsylvania State University hopes to tap into both trends with a new effort to turn its campus into an innovation hub for ed-tech companies. The effort is called the EdTech Network, and officials hope it will spark entrepreneurship around the campus geared toward improving services for online students, said Craig D.

PROOF POINTS: Free, no frills programs lead the class in new federal study of remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Department of Education, called the Institute for Education Sciences, commissioned a report to wade through all the studies on education technology that can be used at home in order to find which ones were proven to work. The third is an online algebra course for eighth graders.

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How to choose the right solution platform for virtual campus management.

Linways Technologies

A checklist for your institution to follow before choosing a service provider and a solution platform. Here we are talking about virtual campus management solutions or online learning management solutions that can essentially digitize the teaching-learning. However, before adopting a technology platform for your educational institution, we need to take a step back to analyze why your institution really need such a product. Easy to implement.

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Hotspots no silver bullet for rural remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Back in April, as schools across the country shifted to online instruction to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Scott Muri saw firsthand just how damaging lack of internet access can be for students and families. But that’s the kind of work that has to be done.

How to Engage Your Students With the 12-Minute Rule and Quizzes They’re Meant to Fail

Edsurge

Quick: In which Asian country is it customary to touch the elbow of your right arm with the fingers of your left hand when you are passing an object to another person? His unique resume—well-traveled background, engineer’s mind, one-time musical theatre performer’s flair—contribute to well-crafted and entertaining classes. And that is one of the learning objectives: that we know very little about other places.” How does that hobby inform your teaching?

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How to evaluate the impact of online employee training?

WizIQ Education & Technology

Savvy employers would be right to wonder how they can determine the quality of online learning once they have put recruits through the initial phases of onboarding and education about the company. Online Training Training and Development Training and Education Technology Training Trends and Best Practices Evaluating employee training evaluating training effectiveness Kirkpatrick evaluation return on training investment Training evaluation method

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

Who ya gonna call? Remote learning helpline for teachers…and parents

The Hechinger Report

Not long after schools closed because of the coronavirus last spring, a Rhode Island nonprofit launched a hotline for teachers who were struggling to launch new technology for remote leaning and trying to figure out how to teach with it.