EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

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Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates. However, definitions are not agreed upon.

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How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

In the same classroom, Calvin has deeply ingrained misconceptions about the definitions of shapes and measurements that impede his learning geometry. The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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Using Technology to Support English Learners in the Classroom

EdTechTeacher

The integration of technology allows for great possibilities in meeting the needs of this diverse group of students while providing options for personalizing the user experience. Yet, technology integration can provide valuable multimodal resources for instruction, learning, and engagement.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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.

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion

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Michele Williams-George, an education consultant and researcher, claimed there were 25 words people inaccurately used interchangeably with the term, such as differentiated instruction and flipped classroom. New technology tools and school models have emerged, offering educators more options about how to appropriately blend online and face-to-face teaching in the classroom. Education Technology Events Community

How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom

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Unfortunately, this isn't the case: Tools designed specifically for English-language learners are few and far between (though there are definitely some out there). Lots of online tools have built-in features to support differentiated instruction for a variety of learners. As mentioned earlier, tools designed only for ELLs are somewhat scarce, but there are definitely some options. Supplement instruction with an online language-learning tool.

How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom

Graphite Blog

Unfortunately, this isn't the case: Tools designed specifically for English-language learners are few and far between (though there are definitely some out there). Lots of online tools have built-in features to support differentiated instruction for a variety of learners. As mentioned earlier, tools designed only for ELLs are somewhat scarce, but there are definitely some options. Supplement instruction with an online language-learning tool.

Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Like any effort to deliver instruction, we’ve witnessed both good and bad implementations of blended learning. And although that answer may be technically accurate to researchers, let’s be honest: “sometimes” is rarely useful to real leaders making real decisions about how to tailor instruction to their real students’ needs. These models, by definition, layer online modalities on top of the traditional classroom.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

Why Personalize

A Principal's Reflections

With this stark reality in place, changes in schools and instruction are definitely needed to better meet the needs of all learners. Now don’t get me wrong, significant progress has been made over the years with the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson regarding differentiated instruction.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

The school visit demonstrated how they integrate culturally relevant pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and varied assessments to highlight Black brilliance in mathematics.

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How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)

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In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills.

The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. To illustrate this point clearly, consider how technology and teachers stack up on John Hattie’s rankings. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57. Technology in other subjects – 0.55. Information communications technology – 0.47.

Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

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Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. Oftentimes I find that the definition falls somewhere along a continuum. Here’s what I mean: At one end of this spectrum, we have “siloed differentiation,” a version of personalized learning where the focus is using digital platforms to facilitate an automated (ie: NOT teacher-driven) assessment to differentiated instruction.

Resource Review: Mentoring Minds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Materials enable differentiated instruction, student practice, and teacher evaluation of progress. If these resources are available to your district, or if you have the opportunity to explore them further, I definitely recommend checking them out.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

A key facet of instructional leadership is addressing and closing the achievement gap. 1. Access to challenging curriculum and instruction. Let us be clear about our definition of rigor. Your focus should be on how you can inspire your teachers to lead their students to higher levels of rigor in a positive, productive manner through expectations, support, and instruction (Blackburn, 2018). Digital Featured How Learning Works Technology

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts.

There Is No ‘I’ in Interoperability

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But look beyond the word, as clunky and confusing as it may seem, and focus instead on its essence and the possibilities that are inherent in its definition. When put into context for educational technology, interoperability means that all of the digital content, tools, and resources used by teachers and students work well together. Lincoln spends her time working with individual students or small groups, differentiating instruction and maximizing the time that she spends teaching.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

You will also see a summary overview, tips for success; some will have differentiated instruction strategies for English Language Learners and special accommodations. I love that it includes some tips and differentiated strategies.

Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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Today, students have choices when it comes to their education; technology has enabled new school models and a growing number of students are finding success through personalized pathways. The practice of funding public schools and assessing student engagement based on a student’s physical attendance is rooted in this definition and has only reinforced what is an outmoded idea. Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

Improving the Education of Kids in Poverty and Other Helpful News

The CoolCatTeacher

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Expeditions is Possibly Coming to a School Near You. 10 Questioning Strategies to Differentiate Instruction | Minds in Bloom. Laura Poinier’s post has some easy-to-do strategies that can help you start differentiating NOW.

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These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model

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Bryant is one of many teachers across the country who are continuously refining, adapting, and modifying instructional approaches to better meet their students’ needs. In a new case study, “Blended (r)evolution,” we take a close look at how five educators, including Bryant, have adapted their original approach to blended learning to find ever better ways to differentiate instruction, promote student agency, and create a more flexible learning environment.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

While many people seek a definitive answer to whether blended learning works, the reality is much more complicated. Successful blended learning comes from a combination of different instructional models, teaching practices, and digital tools. In a recent report , WestEd, a nonprofit research agency, analyzed the impact of one such tool: Spatial-Temporal Math (ST Math), a game-based, instructional software for K-12 students developed by the MIND Research Institute.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

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That’s a problem, says John Reyes, director of educational technology for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As As long as we struggle to define it, some people will continue to see only the surface (the technology).

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

Although there is a range of definitions of what constitutes a performance assessment, according to the New Hampshire DOE, “[p]erformance assessments are complex, multi-part tasks that ask students to apply what they have learned in sophisticated ways.” Many New Hampshire high school students, even under the new law, still experience cohort-based instruction, testing, and grading. This week the U.S.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

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Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. If you are giving a school a technology that they cannot use—or it is not really going to make a difference in reading scores or school performance—then it is not the right input, not the right system. But a lack of clear definition or understanding around what personalized learning is, exactly, has made it difficult for educators to envision and implement the practice.

How to Create a Vision

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If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process. And there are definitely times when you do not. we seek to differentiate instruction to provide scaffolding for all of our 21st century learners”). Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Get Ready for the Classroom of the Future

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In her nearly 18 years as an educational technology administrator and teacher, Traci Bonde has dedicated her career to moving organizations to the forefront of technology integration to prepare students for the new workplace in the most effective manner possible.

How to Create a Vision

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If you’re counting on principles of personalization to impact all levels of your organization, from IT support to HR decision-making to classroom instruction, you’ll likely want to include a diverse range of representatives early in the process. And there are definitely times when you do not. we seek to differentiate instruction to provide scaffolding for all of our 21st century learners”). Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Part 3: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Process

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the third post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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THE WHY: Benefits of Digital Objective Testing

Tech Helpful

I would even go as far to say that there are definite times assessments should not be in the grade book. Paperless - There are definite pros and cons to being paperless but I'm going to share the pros in this. Instant differentiation or personalization.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

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It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Differentiated Instruction. Social Media Technology pd social media twitter

20 Ideas and Resources Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Project Based Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. In today’s technology rush, make sure to not get caught up in the digital shine.

Real talk on how to make differentiation less time-consuming

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Real teachers talk about differentiated teaching strategies that worked — and didn’t work — in their classrooms. This time around, we’re talking about how to manage differentiation. Differentiation should be meaningful and purposeful.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) One Note – My students have their favorite notetaking app – definitely One Note.

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