Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I recently caught up with Noah and asked him to share his passion and expertise about digital badging.

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s talk digital badges with the experts: Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson! Digital badges can help us engage students (even remote learners).

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Can Digital Badges Help Encourage Professors to Take Teaching Workshops?

Wired Campus

A few colleges are trying a new incentive to get professors to participate in professional-development workshops: digital badges. The idea of offering badges has become popular in education-technology circles in the past few years, in most cases as an alternative to a traditional college diploma, or even as a different way of giving grades in courses. Among the most popular badge platforms are Credly and the Mozilla Open Badges project.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices.

3 ways gamification engages students

eSchool News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college students have transitioned to online learning. Gamification , defined as using game-like elements in non-game contexts, can help motivate online learners and solve this issue.

3 ways to use gamification to engage students

eSchool News

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of K-12 and college students have transitioned to online learning. Gamification , defined as using game-like elements in non-game contexts, can help motivate online learners and solve this issue.

4 Digital learning trends for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Higher Education (HE) has significantly lagged behind other industries on the road to digitization. Despite the growing demand for edtech and online learning, face-to-face lectures and on-campus activities remained the core part of how students accessed their education.

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20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Special thanks to Cam Ross for writing a review of Blended Learning with Google. Learn how it works here.) Watch this quick video to learn how!

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. Learning analytics. Digital badges.

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It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

Edsurge

With an uncertain fall and a deep economic downturn, many believe two-year colleges may be the best answer to meeting the higher education needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and workers looking to learn new skills. graduate degree enrollment that is fully online.

Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Young children learn the most important things not by being told but by constructing knowledge for themselves in interaction with the physical world and with other children – and the way they do this is by playing.” Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Nick Garvin, founder of StackUp , has these thoughts on why both learning and playing matter for teachers: Remember playing when you were younger? Let’s learn about bridges!” How can we productively merge playtime and learning time?

Education Design Lab announces #TeeUpTheSkills cohort of employers and college partners to test effectiveness of digital credentials

techlearning

WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2018– Education Design Lab (the Lab), a national non-profit leader in the design and implementation of new learning models, announced today that it has accepted seven institutions, each with at least one employer partner, into the first, highly selective # TeeUpTheSkills cohort. The Lab will be sharing “T-profiles” for different job pathways and other learnings from this project through its Innovator Network. Learn more about #TeeUpTheSkills here.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

Edsurge

Even before this crisis, concerns were rising about a potential loss of jobs and the rising demand for digital skills due to technologies such as automation and AI. Knowledge work has moved online as professionals work remotely.

Engage Students with ThingLink Video

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

In Week 5 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge participants are encouraged to design a media rich guided learning experience to engage students with ThingLink Video. As you watch this quick video, click on each of the tags for examples of how annotating video with rich media can help students dig deeper into the learning. Embed your finished video into an online learning platform, blog or website.

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How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

They posted it to the library’s YouTube channel as part of their new summer programming, the majority of which is taking place online due to COVID-19. . Learn. , all of which is happening online. Learn.” Louis Public Library have moved completely online.

Announcing Collective Shift and Launch of the New LRNG

Educator Innovator

The initial focus of Collective Shift is LRNG , a movement to create a 21st-century ecosystem of learning that combines in-school, out-of-school, work-based, and online learning opportunities that are visible and accessible to all. MacArthur Foundation, LRNG will create new pathways to success for underserved young people to access learning opportunities supported by innovative educators. To learn more about the LRNG movement, visit www.LRNG.org and follow #WeAreLRNG.

Teaching in the Era of Bots: Students Need Humans Now More Than Ever

Edsurge

In this context, educators must be especially mindful that our uses of technology do not undermine meaningful learning. Relationships underpin all of the “Big Six” experiences, which include “a professor who made me excited about learning” and “professors who cared about me as a person.” AI will have its place in teaching and learning, but transparency will be one of the key attributes of its effective application. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learnin

Using Transactional Distance Theory to inform instructional design

IT Bill

For the past several years, online learning in higher education has focused on delivering a highly structured learning environment. This approach to online learning has served to help new-to-online learners navigate the online course, learn to use the most common learning management system (LMS) tools, and interact with their classmates in ways that have modeled the traditional classroom.

Can Competency-Based Education Demonstrate Mastery Across a Lifetime? #DLNchat

Edsurge

Cali Morrison added: “I define CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time.”. DLNChat I define #CBE as personalized pace, mastery-based learning where students demonstrate mastery through authentic assessment and progress as they learn rather than after a set amount of time. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015. Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Web 2.0 Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning. Instructional Design for Mobile Learning. Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships. GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching.

Online PD Courses Help Educators Understand Ed-Tech, Classroom Management, Study Finds

Marketplace K-12

The three biggest reasons pre-K-12 educators took online professional development courses in the past year were to learn how to use digital devices, how to use the educational software that goes on them, or to find out more about classroom behavior or management, according to a new study. “Our goal with this study was to find out, ‘Are [educators] taking online professional learning courses?’ Online PD Course Findings.

Open Learning Opportunities for All Young People

Educator Innovator

We’ve heard a lot of talk these days about open educational resources and online courses and how these platforms can make high-quality learning available for all. The code.org campaign has been touting the potential of online courses to teach kids how to code. And, you probably don’t have coder friends or much as far as school offerings in the digital arts or programming in these days of dwindling school budgets.

Asynchronous Learning Tips for Teachers – SULS097

Shake Up Learning

The post Asynchronous Learning Tips for Teachers – SULS097 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode and blog post, I am sharing asynchronous learning tips for teachers. Asynchronous online learning is a powerful tool for teachers.

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times.

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Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

His computer science courses covered topics like programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence; Chibwe even did a project on recommendation algorithms for an online library. He enrolled in Udacity’s iOS Developer Nanodegree program, a five-course cluster from the online platform known for its techie skills focus. Half of recent college graduates are not using skills they learned in college at work; 86 percent are learning new skills outside of college.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. Conference of Mayors Resolves to Support Digital Badging ,” says Edsurge.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Online Grade Portals. Badges.