Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go!

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” This example illustrates the power of our digital acts and choices.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE Webinar: G Suite for School Leaders: Leading the New Normal with a Framework for Meaningful Digital Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Digital learning is now more important than ever. Shake Up Learning 2020.

How to Quickly Translate Your Live Session in Multiple Languages and Other Google Meet Must-Haves!

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are using Google Meet for connecting with students then the links below will help you make this a more accessible and engaging experience. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Connection is a key factor to student success in an online environment. Do your students feel connected to you, the instructor, the learning material, and their peers? Below are several options to meet several types of learning situations and requirements.

35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Google Classroom.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. But why stop with faculty and digital media experts?

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

The other development is also informed in part by disruptive innovation theory, which suggests that Google—and not Oculus Rift—may be the one to watch over the long haul. In September 2015, Google launched Google Expeditions to a closed group of schools. The Google Cardboard viewer works with an elegant simplicity. This development is an important sustaining innovation for both Google and HMH that shows virtual reality in education could move beyond fad status.

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G Suite Training for Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post G Suite Training for Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. NEED GOOGLE TRAINING FOR YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL? We have many programs to help your teachers learn how to meaningfully integrate Google tools and the entire G Suite in the classroom.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

The Playground Advocate

Great classrooms have always been the fertile earth for creative work, but in the Digital Age, we have the responsibility to adapt to new opportunities and new environments. Online learning experiences can be both transformative and restrictive.

Virtual Meet the Teacher Templates, Resources, and Ideas!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning. Students learn about you through a virtual locker then decorate their own locker.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Click here to learn more. For more, see: Blended learning up close—really close.

Virtual reality digs into brick-and-mortar schools

The Christensen Institute

The other development is also informed in part by disruptive innovation theory, which suggests that Google—and not Oculus Rift—may be the one to watch over the long haul. In September 2015, Google launched Google Expeditions to a closed group of schools.

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Sensational Ideas for Continuous Student Learning During the Summer

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learning doesn’t have to stop just because students are out of school. Discover more ways to design engaging distance learning experiences by taking my new accredited graduate course , Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.

Send Students on a Virtual Field Trip to Disney World with Their Bitmoji Teachers! Free Template!

Teacher Reboot Camp

It won’t take long at all to set up, because I made a Google Slides template you can copy and edit as you like. This is what you will need: My free Google Slides Bitmoji Virtual Field Trip template.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

His schools have been scrambling to set up online learning, connect students with virtual counseling and get laptops into the hands of families — steps McKneely says will be invaluable if another hurricane disrupts education. “We What Experts Say We Need for Distance Learning.

12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. She has a decade of online teaching experience. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Lately my mind has been wrapping itself around how instructional practice has changed due to digital instruction. What once was pedagogy now seems better defined as digital pedagogy for classrooms with the advantages of easily accessible technology tools.

When to Teach Online Classes Live and When to Let Students Learn on Demand

Edsurge

But the benefits of being online together, when it works, are huge, Self said in a recent episode of the EdSurge Podcast. Experts in online teaching have been debating and researching the question of synchronous versus asynchronous for decades.

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How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

Edsurge

As a senior product manager, Sanchez looks for innovative opportunities to maximize learning experiences across devices and technologies. EdSurge spoke with Sanchez about new voice technologies—the impact they have on student learning and how his company is making the most of them.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. But America’s persistent digital divide has greatly hampered efforts toward this goal.

Coronavirus Has Led to a Rush of Online Teaching. Here’s Some Advice for Newly Remote Instructors

Edsurge

Every day, a new batch of colleges announces that in-person classes are closed and teaching will shift online to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Stachowiak suggests including at least three polls or opportunities to interact during each online class session.

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The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070

Shake Up Learning

The post The Chromebook Infused Classroom – SULS070 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn all about the Infused Classroom model, using Hyperdocs for remote learning, and practical ways to go from analog to digital! Here’s a 2-minute video to learn how!

Why Students Want Tuition Refunds Over Shift to Online Teaching

Edsurge

Should colleges be giving students a partial refund on tuition since their campuses were forced to shift teaching online for the COVID-19 pandemic? Since the university typically charges less for online courses than face-to-face ones, the students want a refund for the difference.

Meet the Instructional Design ‘First Responders’ Helping Faculty Teach in an Emergency.

Edsurge

As coronavirus pushed campuses across the country to close, and college after college issued orders to resuscitate courses online, it became clear that faculty needed help, stat. I’m asking people in the network to do outreach to centers for teaching and learning.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Google provides quick and easy access to information while YouTube provides on-demand how-to videos on just about any topic. The case for blending and online learning.

How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

Edsurge

Colleges around the country have shut down and moved teaching online, and no one knows when it will be safe to reopen and resume normal operations. That reality was highlighted during a live online discussion EdSurge held this week in partnership with Bryan Alexander’s Future Trends Forum.

Blockbuster YouTube Channel ‘Crash Course’ Teams Up With ASU For New Videos

Edsurge

When college students don’t understand what the professor is talking about in class, they often do what most anyone these days would do—search Google or YouTube for answers. That may be happening even more now that so much college teaching has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scenes From College Classes Forced Online By COVID-19

Edsurge

College has suddenly moved online in the time of the coronavirus. And it highlights some of the issues that are coming up unexpectedly, for instructors and students, doing education online for the first time. What was your first week in the online classroom like?

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Technology, Community & the Future – Reflections at SPU

Improving Education Environments

On November 17, I spoke at Seattle Pacific University to a group of faculty, administrators and support staff regarding how digital learning and educational technology can support notions of community and active learning in alignment with both a liberal arts and a faith-based mission. Dr. Wicks has noted to me that the asynchronous element of these learning communities has struggled to take off, and several faculty told me they saw technology as antithetical to community.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.