6 engaging digital learning tools

eSchool News

Digital learning tools have proved themselves invaluable as classrooms across the globe made the abrupt change to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Related content: Digital teaching for students in special education.

3 tips for a better student online learning experience

The Christensen Institute

The best option to try and continue student learning, it seems , is to move everything online. However, we see value in the consideration of these tips as schools and colleges continue iterating on their online learning best practices): 1. Help students own their learning.

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Online Learning During COVID-19

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When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

Colleges Have Embraced Online Learning. Will That Open Remote Teaching Opportunities for Faculty?

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Most anticipate the growing centrality of online learning in university life. As a longtime proponent of online higher education, I thought I’d take a stab at imagining a couple of effects digital education might have on teaching and learning in the college classroom.

Why Emergency Online Learning Got Low Grades From Many College Students

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The following is an edited excerpt from Staying Online: How to Navigate Digital Higher Education , forthcoming from Routledge. Nearly all of higher education moved online at the beginning of the pandemic. Most faculty just continued Zooming online as they always taught on campus.

4 key digital learning developments

eSchool News

Annual survey finds that students say digital learning supports self-directed learning and collaboration. Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported that their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. “There isn’t one recipe for implementing digital learning, particularly personalized learning.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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The Role of Digital Learning Platforms in the Academic Growth of Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

What are digital learning platforms? Gone are the days when learning was restricted to the classroom, with the instructor being the primary source of knowledge. A digital learning platform can be a learning management system (LMS) or learning content management systems (LCMS).

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

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Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Below I outline six strategic steps that will point school leaders as well as classroom teachers toward digital learning success: 1. Determine your education goals Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

Why a rural Alaska district turned to online learning

eSchool News

But at the same time, Van Wyhe said, the district has drastically increased its number of online classes and, last year, overhauled its high school schedule. ” Next page: The district’s unique online learning school schedule. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News

9 case studies reveal secrets of successful blended, online learning programs

eSchool News

Successful online and blended learning programs in a recent survey are those that prioritized better teacher-student relationships, used an online curriculum as a primary instructional source, and used a combination of in-person and virtual instructional support. Evergreen Education Group, in cooperation with FuelEd, has published an executive summary and nine full case studies, “ Outcomes of Blended and Online Learning Programs in Schools Using Fuel Education Curriculum.”

3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! If you miss the level of engagement and presence in your physical classes, then you will love using the three tools below. These tools also offer free registration for teachers. Collaborative Discussion Tools.

100 districts that are digital learning innovators

eSchool News

Knovation honors districts for outstanding usage of online and digital learning resources. have been honored for their use of online and digital learning resources to personalize learning. Knovation’s 2015 Digital Learning Awards program honors districts across the U.S. The Digital Learning Awards honor school districts that are leading high-level implementation of digital resources,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “We

Tips, Tools and Resources for Awesome Student Video Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I’ve also provided links to free resources to help students learn how to edit, direct, and produce their own videos. Video Projects: Tips and Tools. Digital Advent Calendar.

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Digital Research and Curation with Social Bookmarking Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! With social bookmarking tools students can collect, categorize, curate, and tag resources. Social bookmarking helps students visualize and personalize their learning in boards, magazines, or walls!

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Social and Emotional Learning Resources and Tools to Uplift Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One strategy is providing a calming area where students choose different activities and tools to help them relax. Also, find social and emotional learning activities, ideas, and resources. Digital Advent Calendar.

Online Learning VS Traditional Learning| Why Online Learning is Better

Kitaboo on EdTech

Though classroom learning is still preferred as a mode of teaching in many institutes, the popularity of online learning is slowly overshadowing traditional learning. college students find digital learning technologies helpful. With growing demand, the interactive digital publishing industry is on the rise as well. Online learning offers interactivity, accessibility, and convenience that is making learning more engaging and stimulating.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As a result, more students are turning to used books, rentals, shared copies, illegal downloads, and other online sources. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Below is a list of free web tools and apps to quickly assess your students on a regular basis. The following tools will help save you time because they also will grade the assessments for you!

Level Up Your Virtual Teaching with Screencasting Tools!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The transformation to virtual learning means teachers now act as the tech support for students and parents who are also new to virtual learning. Screencasting tools are a lifesaver for virtual instruction.

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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. Collaborative Discussion Tools. is a tool that requires a free registration.

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100 districts that are digital learning innovators

eSchool News

Knovation honors districts for outstanding usage of online and digital learning resources. have been honored for their use of online and digital learning resources to personalize learning. Knovation’s 2015 Digital Learning Awards program honors districts across the U.S. The Digital Learning Awards honor school districts that are leading high-level implementation of digital resources,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “We

How Linways helps the institution of fight back Covid19 with digital learning and virtual institution management

Linways Technologies

Linways has been in the education industry for over 10 years and every day during that decade has been about improving the way we learn. However, there has been impressive progress in digital technology helping out education to move forward, and continue teaching-learning online.

Has Online Learning Really Disrupted K-12 Education in the U.S.? The Answer Is Yes — and No

The Christensen Institute

Horn and Curtis Johnson predicted in their book Disrupting Class that online learning would revolutionize teacher-led instruction and catalyze a student-centered transformation in U.S. Does all this online learning mean disruption has occurred in K-12 education?

New partnership supports online learning for special education students

eSchool News

Across the country, schools and districts are leveraging digital learning to overcome staffing and resource challenges to improve outcomes and to address the many needs of their K-12 students—whether to expand course options, to provide assistance to those who need additional help, or to provide an alternative learning environment. Next page: Details about the partnership and how the tools will benefit special education students.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

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all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate. Resources from DigitalEd.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

Make a Deeper Connection with Virtual Student Check-ins!

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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.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! Tools to Inspire Collaboration

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One of the best ways to engage students online is through peer collaboration and discussions. Google and Microsoft have several apps and tools, which facilitate meaningful student collaboration and discussion.

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Comic Creation Tools to Engage Learners

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students of all ages enjoy learning with comics and creating comics. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task.

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Find the Right Tool to Inspire Your Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The good news is there are thousands of digital tools and apps (many free) to support teachers, students and families. The bad news is there are thousands of digital tools. Digital Advent Calendar.

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I’ve Got an Idea?? Digital Brainstorming Tools for Students!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! My students love doing any learning when they get to brainstorm on their desks with a dry erase marker. The digital whiteboards and brainstorming tools below provide features for students to create sketchnotes and concept maps.

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How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Hashtags, text starting with a # sign (#word), are the key to discovering amazing education tools and apps and finding examples of how teachers use these tools with their students.

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