Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

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Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. In order to better understand the skills and training required to implement blended learning effectively, I conducted a three-year doctoral research study at three public school sites in Los Angeles. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

Are You R.E.A.D.Y. as a School to be Good Digital Citizens

techlearning

Today's students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. Launching technology lessons or creating online learning is a huge responsibility. Then empower students with strategies to be good digital citizens.

Buncee and Immersive Reader: A Winning Combination for Assistive Learning

A Principal's Reflections

For several years, Buncee has been one of my favorite creation tools; both for personal use and for classroom instruction. While there are many digital tools to choose from when it comes to teaching and having our students create, Buncee’s versatility and ease-of-use make it a go-to tool for all creative needs. There are many ways Immersive Reader can enhance learning opportunities for students. Buncee digital learning edtech Immersive Reader Microsoft

ISTE Partners with D2L

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has chosen D2L’s Brightspace as the Learning Management System (LMS) for ISTE U , which offers online courses on digital citizenship, computational thinking, artificial intelligence, personalized learning and more. More information about learning opportunities with ISTE can be found here: [link]. LMS News Digital Learning Ed Tech Ticker

Framework: ISTE Standards, a Roadmap

Edsurge

According to the nonprofit: “It’s not about using digital tools to support outdated education strategies and models; it’s about tapping into technology’s potential to amplify human capacity for collaboration, creativity and communication. It’s about leveling the playing field and providing young people worldwide with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities.” The ISTE Standards provide a framework for creating or improving digital learning models and environments.

10 Best Practices for Teaching with Digital Content

BYOT Network

10 Best Practices for Teaching with Digital Content. As students and teachers continue to have increased access to digital tools and resources, there is a shift in the traditional instructional practices that have been used for teaching and learning. Also, content has to be more than just digitized textbooks and documents. Students must interact with digital content and produce new ways to show what they have learned. Develop a learning community.

15 Take-aways from Online Grad School Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

More than a dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for five weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation options, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more. How to embed materials into digital portfolios. Middleton Digital Learning and Technology.

Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” It makes math more accessible because students can make and learn from mistakes. DIY.org : According to Higgin, this is the best community in youth media and learning products. Any kid can go and learn how to make things, share what they make, and earn badges.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

As a team we started a learning journey that continues today. Before we even got started, a team of us designed two Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses for the school: Foundations of Inquiry and Digital Learning (digital literacy). Applications of Digital Learning 10 – BAA Course (2012). Applications of Digital Learning 10 – BAA Course 2018. Learning and Failure. Relevance Amplifies Learning.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. In this position, he works with the school districts in Riverside County as they implement programs such as online and blended learning, personalized learning, and California State Standards and assessments. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital citizenship among educators, students, and their families.

What Separates a Good Blended Learning Program From a Bad One?

Edsurge

These days many schools tout blended learning programs when marketing their school to potential students. Blended learning can combine the flexibility of online instruction with the benefits of in-person teaching. But much like nutritional claims, such as “all-natural” and “healthy,” the term “blended learning” can mean just about anything depending on how you define it. The Good The best blended learning programs seem to have some common threads.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

But with the coronavirus pandemic disrupting more traditional professional learning opportunities like in-person conferences and workshops, it's time for you to chart your own course. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own. So after you've taken a needed respite from distance learning and its immense screen-time demands, consider these tips for engaging in meaningful online DIY professional learning this summer.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

4 Terrific Teacher Communities for Summer PD

Graphite Blog

Common Sense Educators is our Facebook group for educators committed to creating a positive, collaborative culture of digital learning and digital citizenship in their classrooms, schools, or districts. Formerly Digital Is, The Current is an open publishing media literacy website created and curated by a community of educators. Educators can get support and feedback from peers while staying current in the digital landscape.

4 Terrific Teacher Communities for Summer PD

Graphite Blog

Common Sense Educators is our new Facebook group for educators committed to creating a positive, collaborative culture of digital learning and digital citizenship in their classrooms, schools, or districts. Digital Is. Educators can get support and feedback from peers while staying current in the digital landscape. A community of classroom-teaching videos, this website provides teachers with an opportunity to learn from peers.

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

In the digital age, using your voice has taken on a whole new meaning. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. The tech team at Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky offer what they call “tech snacks,” or bite-sized pieces of advice to help transform learning and teaching. The organization’s blog offers useful insights and advice on classroom technologies, digital citizenship, personalized learning and more.

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Tech & Learning Leadership Summit: Winds of Change in the Windy City

techlearning

Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, Tech & Learning hosted its annual pre-ISTE Tech & Learning Leadership Summit at the W Chicago—Lakeshore hotel. The deeper dives throughout the day tackled the many challenges schools face today, from digital citizenship to STEAM to redesigning learning spaces.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Kick Off the School Year Right with These 14 Back to School Tips and Tons of Resources!

techlearning

Back to School Resources These are some back to school tips along with posts, presentations, infographics, and resources to help you prepare for the school year ahead: Encourage students to set academic and personal learning goals so they envision their success and come up with strategies to achieve goals! Check out my post, Back to School Student Goal-Setting and Motivation with Digital Vision Boards. Transform your classroom environment to support student-centered learning.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital. platforms are digital infrastructures that enable two or more groups to interact. Arguably, one of the best candidates is the learning management system.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. Eliot 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. The Learning Revolution Conference schedule is now up!

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