10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

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Welcome to the third article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to explore resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Upcoming Opportunities: Are you traveling to Learning Forward Conference in Washington DC in December?

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

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Welcome to the fourth article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Upcoming Opportunities: Are you traveling to Learning Forward Conference in Washington DC in December?

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The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. When flipping the classroom , for example, students gain knowledge away from the classroom through video, text selections, podcasts, etc., Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. In an increasingly digitized classroom, it’s important to consider these tech-less students.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

3 Apps That Energize Learning

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make access from digital devices easy and intuitive. let students pose questions about material that classmates can answer–a backchannel approach to learning. extend a classroom discussion so all students can offer their ideas, even the shy members. Let’s face it.

Learning Strategies for your Classroom

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New teachers quickly realize that one size doesn’t fit all in the classroom. Students are wonderfully different in the way they learn, listen, and absorb. The popularity of personalized learning makes it abundantly clear that those numbers just aren’t good enough anymore. If you’re wondering what you can change about your teaching so that you reach more students this year, check out some of these amazing options: Blended Learning.

What is Actively Learn and Why Should I Try it?

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Actively Learn is a freemium online education platform that allows students to read a book (or some other document), make comments, answer questions posed by the teacher, and even collaborate with others. What is Actively Learn. Actively Learn is a high-functioning ereader for ELA, social studies, and science students in grades 2-12. If this is the first time they’ve logged in, they can start with a quick how-to on using Actively Learn.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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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. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

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Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: To be an integral part of this relatively young digital age, it is imperative for educators to keep up with the technological advances in every sector. With the blended learning approach, teachers devote more personal time for query resolution and revision.

Teaching During #CoronaVirus–An Old Strategy That’s Perfect

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A problem with online teaching is that students have to sit through a long lecture-sort of presentation–if you’re trying to replicate your classroom teaching. Some good advice I see over and over regarding teaching online is DON’T try to replicate your physical classroom.

Change Your Leadership: Introducing One-One Devices into Our School

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We hadn’t heard of Twitter as an effective Professional Learning Network ( PLN ). Together we “ questioned assumptions ” and through this invigorating and new approach to teaching and learning, we underwent “ personal development. ”. The intended outcomes of the one-to-one device initiative was in keeping with the Ministry’s vision: “ Digital technologies are constantly changing the way we live, work and play. Learning that is continuous, relevant and adaptive.

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18

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Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate. Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Voice

"I Used to be Sitting in Seat 17D" - How I Rejuvenated My Teaching Career

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They asked me what changed, I simply replied “I started learning again.” It just so happened that the next week I went to a conference (last minute decision, by the way) in Syracuse that featured @E_Sheninger and his book Digital Leadership. I had heard about flipping a class , but didn’t really know what that meant until I started to research it. At 40 years old I was worried… do 40 year olds learn new technology?

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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Instead of relying on textbooks and teacher direction, these students had to think critically about unfolding events, collaborate with peers and adults, and make creative use of digital tools to communicate their ideas. In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. Although some educators have grown weary of the term “21st century learning,” the drive to transform education “matters more today—a lot more—than when we started the conversation.”

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). How this works in your classroom is ideally a matter of your own experimentation, and a matter of voice and choice for the students. Featured Literacy Technology flipped classroom literacy technology video youtube

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Howard Gardner 15 years Later

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With all the focus on standardized testing and the discussion of the flipped classroom in education today, it is interesting to return to Howard Gardner''s interview with Edutopia in 1997 and reflect on then and now. Consider these questions: How do digital tools tap into students'' multiple intelligences? Do digital tools take the mystery out of assessment for students? How do digital tools help in the transition from a teacher-centered to student-centered?

Five New Year's Resolutions Every Teacher Should Make

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Even after decades in the classroom, I still get butterflies in anticipation of the first day of school. For teachers without many seasons under their belts, check out this list of 50 classroom procedures ; it’s a good double check to make sure you’ve thought of everything—from group work to digital citizenship to classroom discussion. Budding activists in your classroom?

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

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After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Designing for the 21st Century Classroom.

The Blended and eLearning PBL Classroom… A Journey from Analog to Digital Project Based Learning

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Best of all, you can use these ideas to bring a past poroject of yours to the blended and eLearning classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. As we do this… what lessons can be learned?

SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

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Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. If I want to teach my students effectively in any learning environment, I have to be willing to experiment with methods that may be out of my comfort zone.

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Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

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This summer, Ask a Tech Teacher is holding five Summer Learning classes : Tech-infused Teacher (Certificate edition for CEUs or grad class for college credit ). 20 Webtools in 20 Days (for groups interested in learning webtools from the Structured Learning curriculum ). If you’re still wondering whether to sign up for one of the Ask a Tech Teacher Summer Learning classes, here are the Top Ten Reasons to do that: 10. Well, at least in the classroom.

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Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources

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Welcome a post that is a companion to my PBL Flipped Learning Presentation. You will see that Flipped Learning really does connect with PBL plus find 100’s of resources. Those at my presentation will even learn more! First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Summer Learning with Ask a Tech Teacher

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Well, at least in the classroom. Learning tech ed this summer is an opportunity you’re ready for. The intent of the class is to use tech tools to infuse learning so teachers come away with not just a theoretical understanding of, say, screenshots and screencasts, but the practical application of these tools for three weeks in class. Digital portfolios—via wikis. Flipped Classroom—attendees learn in a ‘flipped classroom’ environment.

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Why Blended Learning Fits Your Class, 3 Issues to Think About, and 5 Easy Ways to Begin

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Using the Internet in classrooms has morphed from optional to organic. In fact, it’s transformed 21st-century education, offering a normative tool for adapting to varied student needs, a scalable approach to differentiating for student learning styles, and a collaborative must-have with its vast offering of virtual meeting and storage options. Blended learning occurs when an education program combines Internet-based media with traditional classroom methods.

#101: Don’t Print Homework–Email it!

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Once they learn how, it is automatic–and they love doing it this way. from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. 22 Ways to Add Rigor to Your Classroom. What is the Flipped Classroom. She is the editor/author of dozens of 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.

Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

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

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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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Blended Learning.

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Tech Ed Resources–Organize Your Class

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Today: Organizing your classroom.

In Love with Space? Here are Great Websites to Take You There

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After launch, students can learn about a large range of real astronomical missions dating from the 1980s and the data they collected. It can be included in a list of websites that students independently access during flipped classroom preparation for a space unit.

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

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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.

Mysimpleshow–Online Video Creator for Educators

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I love hearing from colleagues about tools they discover that make a difference in their classroom. In addition, Dr. Cleary is a key member of the campus learning center at Keiser University, an active member of the Miami-Dade school system STEM advisory board, as well as a member of the Doral Chamber of Commerce. This online video making tool is a great solution for incorporating mixed media into lessons as well as supporting the flipped classrooms ideology.

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Part 5: 12 Tech Ideas and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Online Discussions

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Welcome to the fifth 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. Vote and possibly win $4000 of technology from CDW – I recently supplied CDW a list of products that I thought would be great for a Podcasting/Webinar Production/Flip Classroom Studio.

7 Apps That Inspire Students

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Apps used in your lessons should improve learning rather than just being a cool app kids might like. You may love what the app can do (like gamify math or quizzify science) but the technology required is more than you can handle, might require hours of time just to learn how to apply it.