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. It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. ” “One of my teachers just mentioned how well she feels Education Galaxy prepared her students for K-PREP. More on personalized learning.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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Some, like social-emotional learning and digital citizenship, have long been important—and they may require even more focus this year. Others, like genius hour and bite-sized learning, are recently arrived educational trends that may have a helpful place in your classroom.

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4 SEL Strategies for the Transition Back to In-Person Learning

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As we make the transition from distance learning back into the classroom, teachers are facing a whole new set of challenges related to students' social and emotional well-being and mental health. Consider how students' digital lives are changing.

Connected Classrooms. Engaged Students. Personalized Learning.

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How do you implement 22,000 Chromebooks in a district with 93,000 students—while giving teachers an easy way to manage the devices in their classrooms? Or allow students to access resources like YouTube safely and productively during the school day? 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.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

For anyone involved in education, the importance of engagement is clear. And the need for both student engagement and buy-in cannot be overstated when it comes to device rollout. Throughout each school year, educators attend tech conferences to evaluate the tools that they hope to implement in the coming fall, but many still struggle to achieve student readiness when it comes to fundamental initiatives like one-to-one devices. Engagement in the classroom matters.

4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces

Neo LMS

As we prepare for spring, it is always good to have some new ideas to promote student engagement and foster more collaboration in the classroom. 4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces. There are a lot of different tools out there for students to engage in blogging.

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. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

How to Plan for Hybrid Teaching and Learning

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As school districts continue to make and revise plans to open the 2020–2021 school year, many are considering adopting blended or hybrid learning-based schedules. There is widespread hope that some form of face-to-face interaction can be safely combined with remote learning.

The Important Morning Meeting

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A tangible transition between the previous class (or recess) and mine seemed to orient students to my topic and make the entire class go more smoothly. Morning meetings are a time when students and teacher gather together, usually in a circle, for an organized start-of-day activity. You determine this based on what students need to start their day as lifelong learners. In fact, it’s good to be flexible with the schedule and responsive to student needs.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

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Research-based evidence affirms its highly positive impact on students’ academic achievement, soft skills, and socio-emotional well-being. The county jumped on the esports train to heighten student engagement. edWeb Blog engagement Esports Game-Based Learning

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. Renowned linguist, philosopher, historian, and scientist, Noam Chomsky says it this way: “ Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. Rephrased, this defines education as not about academic success, learning the 3Rs or graduating top in the class. Lifelong learning is a better way. More on Lifelong Learning.

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The 4 essential elements of any successful one-to-one program

eSchool News

As more and more schools and districts set goals to provide one-to-one access to technology to students to meet teaching and learning goals, district and school leaders are faced with the task of planning and implementing technology resources at levels that they might not have experienced in the past. My district, Santa Ana Unified (SAUSD), is increasing access to students through a program called “Access for All,” a well-received iPad and Chromebook initiative.

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.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

As a team we started a learning journey that continues today. The school has developed considerably since its inception and our current teaching staff, as well as our student body, continue to guide the school through improvements in course development and the implementation and delivery of our program. 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).

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

With this being said, quality leadership becomes even more essential in order to cultivate a school culture whose primary focus is on the learning and achievement of each and every student. Succumbing to the negative rhetoric, abiding by the status quo, and having a bunker mentality will do nothing to initiate needed changes in our building to improve teaching and learning. The consensus has to be that every student can and should learn.

FOUR TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL VIRTUAL LEARNING INITIATIVE

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Here at Dalat International School, we believe that online learning is a vital component of a student’s education—so much so that, before our students can graduate, they must take at least one of their high-school courses online. Our goal with this requirement is to prepare students for university and the workforce, both of which require hands-on technology experience and skillsets. Invest in increasing the options for your students.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 19th ( US-Eastern Time ) 1:00am Globally Connecting Classes through Interactive Learning Objects - Ezra Samantha M. Mancenido (Undergraduate, Bachelor of Elementary Education - Special Education) 2:00am Connecting Education to the Cloud for Digital Citizenship - Chryssanthe Sotiriou, High School EFL Coordinator 3:00am Democratization: Stuctural Change of Regimen and of the Living Experience at Schools - Olek Netzer, Ph.D.