4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

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K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. K-12 educators are increasingly turning to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. Educational Technology Support!

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. standards-based instruction.

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6 Conferences In 5 Days at #SDEevents for Educators This Summer in Vegas!

Kleinspiration

Teachers, technology enthusiast, and administrators will gather to attend custom sessions that meet their specific interests. I''m leading 12 sessions over three days for the following conferences: Power Up , Differentiated Instruction , and I Teach 1st. group instruction.

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

FETC Converge

It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. The modern classroom is an increasingly diverse place, so it can feel more challenging than ever to reach every student. Uncategorized classroom learning centers classroom technology classroom tools Student Engagement technology integration

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with HyperDocs

EdTechTeacher

HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. What: Process involves how students take in and make sense of content.

Digital Storytelling and Stories for the Desktop

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELs , gifted, and special needs. It increases student engagement in a meaningful and relevant task. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

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Digital Storytelling and Stories with the iPad

wwwatanabe

It is great differentiation for all students including ELL, gifted, and special needs. It increases student engagement in a meaningful and relevant task. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

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21st Century Learning & Writing

wwwatanabe

17th, focusing on strategies and approaches for helping students become better writers , got me thinking about what writing looks like in 21st century learning. There should be a balance between teacher led instruction and student led discussion, interaction, and collaboration.

#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Here are instructions for iPhone/iPad or PC/Mac instructions.

Inspiration Stations: A Creative Spin on the Station Rotation

Catlin Tucker

spend more time working in small groups with students. more effectively differentiate instruction. make the most of our limited technology. I explained to my students that the goal of these stations was to have fun and stretch our minds creatively.

The Importance of Technology in Education, Pt. 2

eSpark

In the following interview, find out what inspired them to work in edtech and why they're so excited about classroom technology. This is the second installment of a series of interviews about the importance of technology in education. To hear more from Chris, check out Strengthening Student Engagement in Your District , a webinar he hosted earlier this year. Ashley - One of the biggest challenges I faced as a teacher was differentiating instruction for ELA.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

I had the privilege of visiting two schools that infused technology in the classroom seamlessly. You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom.

What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

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Another 200 students and their families visited later in the evening. Although the grand atrium of the Kennedy Center more typically hosts ball gowns and Mozart fans than students with VR goggles swiping at invisible objects, the center is keen to show its appreciation for learning. The Kennedy Center is committed to incorporating differentiated instruction and multi-modal learning in our education programs,” an official statement shared.

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Two reasons why teachers don’t automate their work

The Christensen Institute

Teachers today stand to benefit from using technology to substitute for some of their work. My last blog post doubled down on the merits of using technology to automate some teaching tasks. So, why don’t we see more teachers using technology to automate their practices?

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. Here are some of the skills the Post says students stand to gain from STEAM.

Exploring 4 types of Flipped Learning

Neo LMS

In a quest to maximize teacher-student time, educators have perfected what started as just an urgent need to adapt to a new era, where technology became a medium for education. What happens first is the instruction phase which takes place at home.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When it came to the lesson plan piece, many of my colleagues and I in the Northeastern United States were educated in the Instructional Theory Into Practice Model (ITIP) developed by Madeline Hunter. As a realist, there is still value in direct instruction.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

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.

We used these Google tools in our schools and saw tangible results soar

eSchool News

Authors’ Note: We’re often asked by educators, “what impact do you see with Google technology in schools?” Last year we engaged Evergreen Education Group on a journey around the world to answer that question. Our answer: when considered alone, technology equals nothing.

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Project Based Learning Tips that Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS015

Shake Up Learning

She shares lots of tips for project-based learning, using the “In-Flip,” method, and how she helps students discover their passions. She teaches technology, blogging, photography and more. 06:41] She works with teachers to help them with their technology integration.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates 1 st to 7 th grade math into a fantasy style game that students absolutely love playing.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Differentiation comes in many varieties. differentiation Shaelynn

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Does Presence Equal Progress? Tracking Engagement in Online Schools

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We all remember classmates who sat in the back of the room, eyes glued to a comic or dog-eared paperback, anything to escape a learning environment that did not—or could not—engage them. 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. It’s true that not all of them are serving the best interests of their students.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Many educators, particularly at the elementary school level, have rotated students among centers or stations for decades. Differentiated instruction. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. In fact, computer labs are still a key stepping stone for many schools aiming to transform instruction.

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

The Christensen Institute

These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Digital math tool produces gains in student achievement. Successful blended learning comes from a combination of different instructional models, teaching practices, and digital tools. The first point of interest that the DOE observed was student outcomes.

Finding Inspiration within the League of Innovative Schools

eSpark

Committed to reimagining learning to better meet the needs of all students, this cohort of visionary districts has a shared set of best practices for bringing purposeful technology into the classroom to transform learning. Tech Education News Education Technology

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MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

eSchool News

MobyMax, developer of personalized and blended learning curriculum for K-8 students, is kicking off the 2015-2016 school year by releasing a new Touch Curriculum technology that uses more than 20,000 cognitive skill manipulatives to deepen students’ mastery of science concepts.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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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).

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

“Teacher Books” to Read in 2016 for Fresh Strategies and Resources

Gaggle Speaks

Teaching strategies are constantly evolving while technology is taking on a more dominant role in the classroom. This book explores grading with differentiated instruction. Technology gives teachers an opportunity to meet students where they are. Wormeli breaks down that in the classroom, fair grading doesn’t always mean each student is the same. This list wouldn’t be complete without a resource dedicated to technology.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth 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.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. Interestingly, my at-risk students often to fall into this category.

In the marketplace: Science achievement skyrockets, makerspaces expand, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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