Sketchnotes: A mini-course and #Sketch50 challenges!

Ditch That Textbook

Let’s see if you sound like many people I’ve talked to about sketchnotes (and the former version of myself): “I’d love to be able to do that. I’d love for my students to be able to do it. But I can’t draw! I’m not an artist.”

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The unintended benefits of online courses

The Christensen Institute

A La Carte courses—in which students’ teachers of record are online—are one of the fasted-growing blended-learning models in K–12 education and offer many students access to and flexibility within courses otherwise out of reach.

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Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

Last month, Nat Malkus of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published a study on the trends in Advanced Placement course offerings in public schools from 2000 to 2012. The data shows that from 2008 to 2012, the percentage of public schools offering AP courses declined from 79 percent to 74 percent, a backslide from the eight percent increase in schools offering AP courses eight years prior. Some districts, of course, have embraced this potential.

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How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jump into my FREE mini-course, How to Create Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides and Drawings. How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course). ENROLL in the Mini-Course.

Customized, Practical PD for Teachers: Advancement Courses

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Advancement Courses From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, if you’re passionate about learning and want your courses to mean something, Advancement Courses could be a great fit for you. Sponsored by Advancement Courses.

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Online Courses Growing!

Cycles of Learning

I'm so excited to announce that the my online course offerings are growing by the week. Thus far, I have three class offerings with the goal of 10 courses by the end of 2018. All courses are available here and are created using Gumroad. Courses pd presentations

New Course Offering: The Tech Savvy Teacher

The Web20Classroom

Anderson introduce a course where you can find the answers to these questions and more. Shaelynn and I are pleased to offer a new course through Participate. Do you struggle with effectively integrating technology into learning?

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6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But Wait, There’s More… Keep reading to learn about my FREE Getting Started with Google Classroom Mini Course !

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How to Make Visual Communication in Online Courses Effective

WizIQ Education & Technology

What would you remember more of? The paragraph or the picture? “Luna [1] had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. This is a short summary of this post. Visit The WizIQ Blog for full content and links.

Finding Supplementary Material for your Online Course


Creating a Course: Why use supplementary material? When it comes to the ‘Create’ part of the 7 Cs of Learning Design most course creators will create original content for most of their course. Learn more about the GoConqr Course Builder tool.

18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! What’s This Course About? The 18 Challenges Course is NOT about the tool! Learn more about the course.

All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th!

Shake Up Learning

The post All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! Many have been waiting for my Google Certification Courses to open for enrollment, and for the addition of the Level 2 course, and your wait is almost over!

Using vocational education to teach academic courses

The Hechinger Report

Kate Allender, of Tesla STEM High School, has designed a course integrating AP Psychology with a hands-on study of forensics. It’s not until the second-period bell rings, however, that you begin to see how different this is from a traditional psychology course.

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Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, an online course was created with the help of Participate. Below you will see how the course is structured as well as learner outcomes. Course Description The Learning Transformed course is designed to support your classroom, district or school's transformation efforts!

The global phenomenon of e-learning courses.


In recent years, e-learning courses have grown in popularity at unprecedented levels. This has been greatly aided by the rapid development of technology and the mechanisms for the delivery of such courses. Increase access to e-learning courses with localisation services.

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Automatic Course Syllabus Maker


Here’s a quick link to a simple tool that you might find useful as you prepare your courses for next semester: Caleb McDaniel’s “Generic Syllabus Maker.”

Missouri misses Course Access moment

The Christensen Institute

On April 30, the House passed a bill to create a statewide Course Access program with a favorable vote of 110 to 40. To this end, Course Access programs can have substantial, positive effects on students’ learning outcomes. Consider, for example, these stories from students in nearby states where Course Access programs are available. All of these courses could easily be made available to every Missouri student through a statewide Course Access catalog.

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Scaling Up Courses


With the new semester upon us, many people are getting ready to try out new course preps or revisit familiar classes. I’ve previously addressed strategies for revising a past course , which can be particularly helpful if the dynamics of the course remain generally the same.

The 3 Secrets That Online Courses Can Teach Traditional Schools

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane When I first started learning to code using courses, I stayed up nights finishing lessons and working on building an app. There was no test in this course. Innovation Mobile Learning Technology digital learning online courses

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Create Courses, Lessons, Websites and More with Today's Top Pick


Versal Slick course creator is full-featured, but lessons remain traditional Pros: Absurdly easy to use, supports tons of media, and works instantly with other systems such as Google Docs, Office, and Prezi.

New Training Courses from Google - DigCit and Accessibility

Educational Technology Guy

Included are courses on Chromebooks, becoming a Trainer, and Fundamentals and Advanced training for using G Suite in the classroom. They recently added two new courses that are very relevant to educators. Like the other courses, they are easy to use and excellent materials. The Digital Citizenship and Safety Course helps teachers learn how to help their students stay safe online and become responsible digital citizens.

Can Online Courses Help Fix Teacher Professional Development?


Schools can offset where their ability to provide personalized, high-quality professional development falls short, by encouraging and supporting enrollment in online professional development courses, which are now readily available, and offer content that is relevant to most 21st century educators.

How to Publish a Paid Course Using WizIQ


You can create paid courses as well as. Free Tools & Resources Learning Management & Course Management Systems _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsWizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been used by over 400,000 educators globally. WizIQ comes with an integrated eCommerce to collect payments online. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Google Course Builder - create your own online courses

Educational Technology Guy

Google Course Builder is a new resource from Google that allows you to create your own online courses. Google used it to create their Power Searching with Google online course. It has all of the software and instructions for creating an online course. Your course can contain lesson materials, student activities, and assessments. There are also instructions for integrating other Google products into your course.

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Teaching IoT (Internet of Things) in our Courses and Classrooms


iPhones and Smartphones _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics iot coursesForecasts for the growth of the Internet of Things (a.k.a. IoT or IoE, as in the Internet of Everything) suggest tens of billions of devices will be connected as spending grows to exceed a trillion.

STEAM: An Approach, Not a Course

P21 Blogazine

Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 19. Driving question: How can the Engineering Design Process Create STEAM classrooms? STEAM is not a simple list of subjects to be taught. It is an educational approach to teaching and learning that is iterative and creative. One model I see working well is based off of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) typically used in professional settings.

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How to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Learning through your Online Course?

WizIQ Education & Technology

Education & Technology Online Education Teaching Online Teaching Trends and Best Practices inquiry based learning inquiry based learning benefits inquiry based teaching learning method Online Courses Online Learning

The Internet Could Offer Free, Accredited College Courses For All

EdNews Daily

But for all the sophistication of the Internet age, the idea of getting top quality college courses online for free, and using them for credits in the traditional college system, is only now being tested. Modern States Course Providers. Written by Steve Klinsky.

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Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership

The Christensen Institute

Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). To give credit where it’s due, Texas is one of only seven states that provide students with access to online learning options through a statewide Course Access program. TxVSN has a catalog of more than 89 different courses—including U.S. Take an advanced science course, for example.

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Using Google Drive as a Course Organizer

Educational Technology Guy

I am creating a curriculum for an Aircraft Design course for the high school level. Since it will be shared with many other people, I decided to do the organization in Google Drive, instead of Evernote like I usually do my course organization.

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Full Sail Labs Expands Online Course Selection


Full Sail Labs announces the expansion of its online courses and new subscription plans to help teens explore their creativity through storytelling, art, and technology. For more information about Full Sail Labs and the entire course selection, visit

Ep. 92: Translating Courses from Face-to-Face to Online

TeachThought - Learn better.

92: Translating Courses from Face-to-Face to Online by: TeachThought Staff For episode 92 of the TeachThought podcast, Dr. Stacy Greathouse and Dr. Sheryl Hathaway explain a six-step process to translate courses from F2F to online formats. TeachThought Podcast Ep.

Course Round-Up: Summer Learning for Educators

MIND Research Institute

Maybe you want to develop your personal learning network on social media, read a few new books , or take a course alongside other educators. Below, we have collected some Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as well as open courseware, so you can choose your own learning adventure this summer.

Adobe Education Exchange courses


The Adobe EdEx provides free courses that mix software skill training with strategies for using the products in the classroom. News Strategies

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Google Certification Courses are OPEN!

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Certification Courses are OPEN! All 3 Google Certification Courses are OPEN for Enrollment! The post Google Certification Courses are OPEN! appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But you have to act fast, enrollment ends of June 10th! Shake Up Learning 2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.

Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site. Students could also use it to create a short course as a class project.

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4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. Each course is 5 weeks long and will be facilitated through Google Classroom. These aren't automated courses. You will also interact with other educators in the course who will be sharing their classroom ideas. Each course is $99, however I am offering a 25% discount if you register in the next few weeks!