In the marketplace: Gaming, digital citizenship, PD initiatives, and more

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Teq Online PD offers educators unlimited access to over 200 live and archived professional development sessions focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction. There are certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple, SMART, among other topics, like online assessment, STEM, ELA, Math, Social Studies, and PBL. Edmentum’s new solution pairs adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning paths.

The Digital Skills Gap in Education and Beyond

Where Learning Clicks

Building digital literacy skills early on helps students curb the digital skills gap when it comes to online assessments, college, and careers. The post The Digital Skills Gap in Education and Beyond appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom Outside the Classroom Assessments Digital Citizenship digital literacy digital skills gap Learning/Achievement Gaps

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6 Tech Best Practices for New Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Knowing that, there are six Best Practices teachers in the trenches suggest for integrating technology into classroom instruction: Digital Citizenship. Many schools now provide digital devices for students, often a Chromebook or an iPad. There’s no longer an option to hide students from the online world, what is considered by many parents a dangerous place their children should avoid.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. What makes this program stand out from the crowd is the fun and engaging way it builds student’s assessment proficiency. The start of a new school year is always busy.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

How to Prepare Students for PARCC/SBACC Tests

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By starting these tasks in Fall, you’ll be ready when yearly assessments arrive in April-May: Between March and June, 2015, nearly five million students in 11 states and the District of Columbia completed the PARCC and Smarter Balanced testing to measure student accomplishment of Common Core State Standards in the areas of mathematics and English/language arts. Tests were administered via digital devices (though there are options for paper-and-pencil).

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Preparing Students with Technology Skills

edWeb.net

Digital literacy is the ability to understand, use and interact with technology, media and digital resources in real-world situations. Jeff Meyer, Director of Education at Learning.com, during a recent edWebinar , underscored that while this generation of students is growing up using technology, they generally lack the digital literacy skills they need for success by the time they enter high school. Keyboarding and Digital Essentials.

Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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PORTLAND, Oregon – (September 21, 2018) Learning.com, a leader in providing digital literacy solutions for grades K-8, announced today that it joined the Google for Education Technology Partner Program. This removes many of the barriers school districts face when trying to implement a digital literacy curriculum, such as managing multiple logins and navigating different platforms. “At

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. Digital Citizenship ? Online Learning ? Teaching Online ? Testing and Assessment ? World Schooling See you “online!” We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude Activities and Tools for Students

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

We All Teach SEL: Gratitude

Graphite Blog

Have students reflect on the past, such as in this digital journal , expressing gratitude and recognizing changes over time. Using our Digital Citizenship Curriculum? Think about the digital tools you're already using in the classroom. Students take online assessments to measure their strengths and challenges. Edheads' online simulations help students gain an understanding of STEM jobs, such as surgeon or engineer.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

Graphite Blog

Explore Tyto Online. A uniquely ambitious project, Tyto Online is a multiplayer online game focused on science. Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. Looking to go beyond the multiple-choice assessment?

11 Things I Think I Know About 1 to 1 Classroom Management

The Playground Advocate

The promise of a 1:1 environment isn''t that you can now do your worksheets or read your textbooks online. Project-based and challenge-based learning, creating work for authentic purposes and audiences, and allowing students the autonomy to select how they will learn and how they will demonstrate mastery are all methods for competing with the lure of online games and instant messaging. Provide ongoing feedback to students throughout digital discussions.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. This online conference will be free to attend, and you can follow the conversations by using the hashtag #learning14. Brilliant is an online community of learners who share and solve physics and math problems. How does your library manage digital collections?

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