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Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Students in a marketing course at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island check their phones before class begins. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill.

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The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

The list included: How to get teachers to sign up for PD, how to get teachers to fulfill seat-time requirements, how to assure that teachers taking online components were really who they said they were. There was only one session that addressed an understanding of Andragogy, also referred to as adult learning, and how components of their program addressed it. Of course I do not see this as a shortcoming of the educators who were charged with evolving this PD in their district.

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. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. building a personal learning network online.

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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

I would attend a workshop or read an article on a new teaching technique, and I’d be excited about new ideas, but then struggle to find opportunities and resources to implement them. Micro-credentials are truly authentic professional learning tools.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

For Colleges, Outsourcing the Virtual Future Is a Bad Idea

Edsurge

More colleges are looking to online programs for financial health these days—and even survival—as demographic changes are leading fewer students to seek traditional campus experiences. Not incidentally, he’s learned what it takes.

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5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

And while whole-class instruction may meet the needs of some students, more often than not, it leaves out many more students than it helps. In our first year, we implemented personalized learning in our six middle schools.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

Edsurge

The software tools released at the event are called the OpenSimon Toolkit, and they can help colleges create digital courseware and measure how well their course materials work. Learning by doing appears to have a 6x better [outcome] than learning by watching or reading,” Koedinger said.

Computer science education pays off

ExcelinEd

Only 35 percent of high schools nationwide offer students any computer science courses, and only 10 percent of STEM graduates study it. States simply do not have enough qualified computer science teachers to meet the needs of today’s students.

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Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. In this post, I share excerpts from a recent interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher who teaches AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma, a high school that is part of the Summit Public Schools charter network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

The Hechinger Report

The program he’s referring to is an online learning platform, Edgenuity. During the 2016-17 school year, 71 schools in the state used online learning platforms, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. McKenzie worries the online program has set him back. “It

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. So, we try to meet our teachers where they are because, just like our students, not every teacher learns in the same way.”. Helping our teachers using a blended-learning approach is an ongoing effort.”.

Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

EdTechTeam

I didn’t know how to meet ALL of their needs, but I valued their time during PLCs so I had to find a way to make sure my teachers were engaged (really, actually, EMPOWERED). I attended AVID trainings, English Language Learner workshops, UDL conferences, ….you

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How Colleges Can Support Faculty New to Teaching Online #DLNchat

Edsurge

Online teaching is the joy, fun, and magic of bringing teaching and learning into the online environment,” Karen Costa tweeted last Tuesday, January 8, kicking off the #DLNchat. Many may agree with Costa, but for faculty who have spent their academic careers teaching face-to-face, the shift to online instruction can be daunting. So last week, the #DLNchat community shared ideas about how to best support instructors making the transition to the online classroom.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.”

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

EdTechSandyK

Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. edX - www.edex.org - MOOC site, courses are all free, people who teach the courses are from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, University of Texas, etc. All teachers watch the workshop leader run the class.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

There are, of course, vast inequalities in access to technology — in school and at home and otherwise — and in how these technologies get used. Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. Online Grade Portals. Course Signals.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Educators wanted students to engage more and apply their learning in meaningful ways.”.

Thankful for Technology Bridging Distance and Timezones

Learning With Lucie

My online grad students at Marlboro and UVM are regularly using both the tools in our LMS and several other digital tools to share their PROCESS of learning and form community. Together they are creating, making, learning, and constructing knowledge together.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Preconference workshop.

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

The Hechinger Report

The only goal is to learn the material, sooner or later. But, in general, students work at their own pace through worksheets, online lessons and small-group discussions with teachers. They get frequent updates on which skills they’ve learned and which ones they need to acquire.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via NPR : “Meet Jin Park , The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.”

The Greatest Challenge Facing School Leaders in a Digital World

Edsurge

Because digital devices and online environments can simultaneously be transformatively empowering and maddeningly disruptive, the work of integrating digital learning tools into schools is usually difficult and complex. By far the most prevalent issue I see in schools struggling with their technology integration and implementation is the lack of a collective vision for how digital learning tools will be used to enhance learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“The Trump administration is committing violence against children ,” says UVA professor James Coan in The Washington Post – that is, of course, by separating them from their parents and placing them in jail. From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” We just learned it was a fraud.”

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences. What does the future of learning look like?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education , of course. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” ” “ Make Writing Classes Larger and Other Heresies of Connected Courses” by Justin Reich. Firefly Learning has raised $5.63

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s live, interactive, and free public Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! Monday, October 4th 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC ( intl times ): ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS "Monitoring Task Completion Without Inhumane Status Meetings,” with presenter Lou Russell. “P

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Protestors were outside the meeting in force. ” Of course none of this – not Africa is a Country’s excellent reporting nor Peg Tyre’s recent story in the NYT – stops Nicholas Kristof from touting Bridge as a “solution.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?”

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OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

The Christensen Institute

As a mark of the expected value of OER, a number of major philanthropic organizations, including the Hewlett Foundation , Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) , and the CK-12 Foundation , are investing in the creation and development of OER content and OER curation tools; and the U.S.

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