Multimedia content personalizes learning

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization. So it is with learning.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. Stipulating that I haven’t yet used this one, here’s what teachers say about Education Galaxy that kept me reading: “…95% of my students passed the state test and I feel I owe it to Education Galaxy.”

Spotlight: How One Teacher Taught Digital Citizenship Via Student-driven Websites

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Sheila Slawek teaches digital literacy & computer science. I’ve known Sheila a long time and am profoundly impressed by how she passionately and energetically blends technology authentically into the learning lives of her students. The 8th grade just received their own profiled laptop since the school was deploying a blended learning/personalized learning initiative and the 1:1 student laptop was a key project.

Connection for Personalized Learning

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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.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways. It’s tough to know exactly what the upcoming school year will look like, but by keeping up on current trends in the educational sphere, you can return to school next year informed, whether you’re in a classroom or teaching at a distance. We’ve rounded up 10 educational trends and issues you should keep an eye on and consider researching for your classroom. Blended Learning.

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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.

Last Chance: Building Digital Citizens and Personalized Learning–Grad-level Classes

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MTI 557: Building Digital Citizens. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Online education Teacher resources pd summer pdThis college-credit class starts in one week– Monday , August 6th ! Last chance to sign up.

Announcing Digital Citizenship on Nearpod!

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Today we're thrilled to announce the perfect combination for your classroom: Common Sense Education and Nearpod have partnered to offer educators the chance to harness the full potential of technology for learning. Our partnership with Nearpod offers educators a new and engaging way to experience Common Sense's award winning Digital Citizenship Curriculum on a platform that is just as enticing as a perfect pb&j.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

How our school is personalizing learning through co-teaching

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At Greenwood, we emphasize community service, extracurricular activities, outdoor education, the arts, and athletics. Schools looking to personalize learning generally aim to increase interactions between the student and teacher. Did you know that it’s Digital Citizenship Week? Click here to learn more! This allowed for more advanced students to excel faster and afforded more personalized support for all students.

Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.

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GoGuardian gives the district full visibility into how students use their devices, along with a host of tools to make learning safer, more personalized, and productive. Teach kids valuable digital habits, while keeping them safe inside and outside of the classroom. With this software, educators at Denton ISD in Texas have full visibility into how students are using their Chromebooks. Learn how Denton ISD is teaching digital citizenship—one message at a time.

Learning to Connect, or Connecting to Learn?

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The post Learning to Connect, or Connecting to Learn? Learn connected educator Creativity and Imagination Digital Citizenship edumatch Personal Learning Network (PLN) PLN Uncategorized voxerIf you’re reading this, chances are that you are probably living. If not, we are all in serious trouble. By virtue of being a living creature, we all go through constant cycles of growth, from the moment we are born, to when we take our last breath.

Amplify Awesome and Boost Brilliance

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Connected Educator Digital Citizenship Google Sheets Personal Learning Network (PLN) positivity twitterSend me one name of a teacher you know with a small following but big, interesting ideas, please. Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) November 29, 2015 I sent out a tweet asking for recommendations- someone with a small follower count but big ideas. I assumed I would get a few replies, and from those choose someone […].

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

Stem Education in 2020

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. ” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is why STEM education became more popular. So, what is STEM education? You might think that there can be nothing new about STEM education in K-12 and higher education. Early Childhood STEM Education. Personalized Learning.

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Building Digital Citizens. delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 14th, 2014 In some cases we learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. Volunteer at the 5th Annual Global Education Conference.

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

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Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. When I first discovered Study.com, I was blown away by its unique approach to providing passionate learners with a college education that fit their lifestyle. To me and many other educators: Differentiated instruction is at the core of effective teaching.

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

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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.

Building a PBL Environment

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This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. There are many things that educators are called upon to teach that aren’t in the curriculum. In recent years digital citizenships skills have been added to that list as schools address safe and healthy online behavior. by Shawn McCusker.

Fostering Digital Leadership: A Next Step

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

During this orientation, I talked with students about digital leadership. The third grade teachers chatted with me about digital leadership and digital citizenship and we thought about what would be the most important thing to explore next. Based on our discussions, I decided to focus on our digital snapshots. I started with a small piece of my own digital snapshot. Next, I had students talk with partners about what their digital snapshots look like.

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

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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.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

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Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. All learning happens through reflection and revision. And I have discovered that to effectively accomplish these goals, I must co-exist as digital neighbors with my students, inhabiting and interacting in shared social media spaces.

How Differentiation Helps Learning Stick

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Originally popular with educators for its ability to explain tough topics through engaging movies and quizzes, the well-known resource has amped up its offering since launching 20 years ago. Now Gillner says new coding, concept mapping and video-creation tools make it easy for her to differentiate learning—something she’s been doing for the last five years. Cathie Gillner: Say I’m teaching a digital citizenship concept. Website: Common sense Education.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

How We Empowered and Engaged Latino Parents—by Building a Tech Community

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I have always maintained that involving parents in the educational process is essential to building a strong classroom culture. However, our school’s digital culture and my own lack of awareness meant that a significant number of families were being frozen out of critical and empowering information. First, we needed to notify parents about the event without relying on email or any other digital communication tool.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

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The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. In this course, you will use a suite of digital tools to make that possible while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

My PLN: Eye See You.

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People and collaborative places make up my Personal Learning Network. My Google Reader is also loaded with blogs from other educators and friends (I''ll add a list of links soon, but in the meantime, check out those listed to the right). njed digital citizenship edmodo edtech education flipclass flipped flipping teaching Randomized Word Cloud created using an uploaded picture of my eye on Tagxedo.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

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Here are the four I’m currently offering: Building Digital Citizens. If students use the internet, they must be familiar with the rights and responsibilities required to be good digital citizens. In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. digital commerce. digital communications. digital footprint, digital privacy. digital rights and responsibilities.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

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If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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In formal centers of learning, old habits die hard. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. The students’ personal learning networks of friends, forum users, Twitter followers and Facebook friends provide a rich source of knowledge gathering when they are at home, but use of such networks is excluded from their classrooms. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially.

Online Class Starts Aug. 12th–Tech-infused Teacher

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In MTI 562 The Tech-infused Teacher, you will use a suite of digital tools to make your lesson plans pop while addressing overarching concepts like digital citizenship, internet search and research, authentic assessment, digital publishing, and immersive keyboarding. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs. Publish projects in a variety of digital ways.

The Value of Googleable Questions?

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It was a moment to teach good digital citizenship at my house but it also led me to start thinking deeper about what we ask of students. Educational technology was not even a strong game at that point. What does this mean to education? I find myself seeing this from several different angles: Students becoming positive Digital Citizens. With educational technology comes faster access to information and opinions.