Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. In this way portfolios facilitate ownership of learning, goal-setting, and growth mindset. Digital Portfolio Tips, Tools and Resources.

The Three Most Important Planning Documents That Guide Your School District

TeacherCast

Join us each week of October 2019 as we deep dive into what goes into creating an EdTech Integration Plan and why it's the single most important document to guide all of our Digital Learning decisions throughout the year. Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network.

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Timeline Tools to Document and Analyze the Past

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can create digital timelines to analyze the past and help teach others. Creating a digital timeline is engaging and also inspires students to teach others.

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Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others. Below are additional websites to discover CC licensed and public domain content your learners can remix in their own digital projects.

Who Should Truly Have the Power in K-12 Edtech Adoption?

Edsurge

About 85 percent of the principals and administrators surveyed selected teachers as the most trusted source when it comes to making decisions about digital learning tools. share ideas and learn about technology in their education-focused social media groups.

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What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Help teachers learn to code.

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. Some, such as California, state that all digital materials must have a printed counterpart. Others stipulate publishers complete special checklists or tweaks to Request for Proposal (RFP) documents.

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Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

Fortunately, there are two models that can help teachers effectively transition into sophisticated, student-centered technology use that transforms learning in their classrooms: the SAMR model and the TPACK model. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech SAMR TPAC

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. Please comment on the document and add your resources, opinions, and ideas! Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Absent a political movement to put in place a new regulatory regime (which is ultimately our only real remedy), much of the existing writing about common sense steps that individuals can take to reduce their exposure to digital and online threats is focused on minimizing disclosures, blocking and/or quickly remediating potential vulnerabilities, using password managers/ better securing accounts , and choosing more privacy-conscious software and services. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Absent a political movement to put in place a new regulatory regime (which is ultimately our only real remedy), much of the existing writing about common sense steps that individuals can take to reduce their exposure to digital and online threats is focused on minimizing disclosures, blocking and/or quickly remediating potential vulnerabilities, using password managers/ better securing accounts , and choosing more privacy-conscious software and services. EdTech News News news

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 6 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

In the final unit of the Coaching Digital Learning MOOC-Ed , we learned about the importance of and practiced evaluating EdTech tools and resources, such as iPad Apps and websites with the use of rubrics and evaluation tools.

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Blended learning enables meaningful personal interaction

The Christensen Institute

Conversations around blended learning often focus on devices, software, and classroom layouts, but some of the most powerful benefits of blended learning are the ways in which it allows teachers to have richer and more meaningful interactions with students, parents, and colleagues.

Belief—the first key to blended learning success

The Christensen Institute

When her principal, Jon Cooney, began encouraging ambitious blended learning initiatives across her school, she felt tentative. She thought blended learning made sense for math classes, but that ELA was more centered around reading together, having class discussions, and thinking in groups—activities that she believed wouldn’t work as well in smaller groups. But with Cooney’s support, she started experimenting with blended learning and iterating on her classroom model.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? How have you used social media as a tool to help your teachers tap into more professional learning opportunities?

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This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

But just as owning a bicycle does not imbue a child with the ability to ride a bike, using a Chromebook to complete assignments will not by itself improve a child’s learning outcomes. We want it to be research-based and long-term, sustained edtech and technology use.”

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Show Notes 1 – Make a Digital Learning Launchpad Hyperdocs.co All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

Edsurge

We might think of educational transformation and its underlying technology as being centered in Silicon Valley; indeed, companies like Google and Apple are expanding the edtech frontier. However, schools all over the world are implementing and refining these innovations, and one Canadian school district in particular is pioneering the edtech charge. Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology.

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How to Turn a District’s Edtech Portfolio From a Hodgepodge to an Ecosystem

Edsurge

All course content, assignments, grades, shared documents and study tools are delivered digitally. The various digital programs interact with one another and student data flows between each one. Four years ago, before the Houston Independent School District (HISD) began to tackle the interoperability issue, student digital learning wouldn’t have been so simple and so seamless. More time for learning. .

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine.

Building a PBL Environment

EdTechTeacher

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. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Teachers add interactive elements such as discussion threads to existing books or documents.

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8 Web Tools and a Template For Learners to Establish Goals with Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Buncee – educational web tool and iOS app where students add digital content (free images, audio clips, YouTube video, videos, voice recordings, stickers, etc.)

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Let’s Hang! Collaborative Learning with Hangouts!

Teacher Reboot Camp

With Hangouts and Hangouts on Air you and your students can collaborate through live video learning sessions and chat. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Digital Differentiation with #GSuiteEdu Tools is within reach!

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STEAM Up Learning Outdoors! 15+ Ideas to Try Now or this Summer!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. STEAM Up Learning!

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

Edsurge

Even more confounding is all three Classrooms offer functionalities that one might find in a learning or device management system. Google Classroom, which is a core app within G Suite for Education, is reminiscent of learning management systems like Schoology or Blackboard or Canvas—but is free for any educator and works on Chromebooks, iPads and other mobile devices. Other planned updates include the ability for teachers to mute devices and share documents or websites via AirDrop.

Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve been encouraging students to create digital vision boards. Templates, Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Vision Boards. I have tried creating vision boards with different digital tools.

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Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom is a very robust tool that can make differentiating digital assignments a reality. How to Offer Student Choice in Google Classroom #googleedu #SUL #edtech Click To Tweet.

Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it! I have also listed useful research, news, and digital media websites to add to the research choice menu depending on what you are exploring. Choosito is a student search engine and digital library.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission? Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. Humans still learn by the same mechanisms they always have.

Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds

Marketplace K-12

Future revenue in the $33 billion e-learning market is expected to fall precipitously in the United States and internationally, but sales of other types of digital learning products are predicted to rise, according to a market research report released recently.

How to Package Your Digital Assignments

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Package Your Digital Assignments appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Don’t miss out on one of the BEST things about blended learning and managing assignments online! This is also documentation, a record of what is planned for your classroom.

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Students carry these powerful learning tools in their pockets and can capture the learning all around them. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.