Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. Shareable links can be used for publishing a document or for collaboratively editing a document. Documents are only accessible by you (the owner) unless you turn link sharing on.

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Learnist - create online learning resource pages

Educational Technology Guy

The site allows you to create "Learn Boards" on any topic you want to and then add "learnings" by linking to websites, online videos, blogs, images, documents, etc. You can search for existing Learn Boards by topic and search term. Here are some from "Education": And here is an example learn board: It''s easy to use and there is a whole section on how to use it with videos, tips, and more. Learnist is a new site that is still in beta but looks promising.

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.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

In a nutshell, Agile development is a software development philosophy that favors incremental development and response to change over planning, documentation, and final-release software. This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan.

The Enduring Power of Print for Learning in a Digital World

Digital Promise

Given this trend, teachers, students, parents and policymakers might assume that students’ familiarity and preference for technology translates into better learning outcomes. Reading was significantly faster online than in print.

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. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News English language learners online learning Personalized Learning

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Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning Special education

The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

Is Online Education Good or Bad? And Is This Really the Right Question?

Digital Promise

For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. I would suggest that quality and effectiveness of learning are not tied to “mode” of instruction. In the same way that we can have good (and not so good) traditional classroom courses, we can also have good (and not so good) online courses. Further, re-conceptualizing and converting a traditional classroom course to an online course doesn’t necessarily make it better or worse.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation.

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

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Not going it alone: International education programs in an age of isolation

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. GOA is a collective of over 70 member schools around the world, offering accredited, online classes to middle and high schoolers.

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.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

It’s a stunning effort and document that Convergence , a non-profit, non-partisan center for policy resolution, helped broker. Not only are we tired of the same recurring debates about what is wrong with today’s education system and who is to blame for its inadequacies, but we also realize that no amount of tweaking or modifying the current, industrial-era system will fulfill our vision of all children learning and thriving to their full potential.”.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Once the day-to-day school housekeeping topics are removed from the meeting there will be more time for more substantive topics that affect learning in education.

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.

Disruption will not stop at the law school door

The Christensen Institute

Akin to a nurse practitioner, under new regulations, a limited license legal technician (LLLT) can perform many of the functions that JDs traditionally performed, including consulting and advising, completing and filing necessary legal documentation, and helping clients understand and navigate a complicated family law court system. The ABA recently granted a variance to Mitchell Hamline Law School to offer a blended online, in-person JD program. Law schools are in crisis.

Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Nik Peachey

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Developing good online materials takes time.

10 things all great online educators do

eSchool News

Best practices for any educator organizing online courses. It’s no secret that virtual education has become more and more widespread, with new online schools popping up regularly and brick-and-mortar institutions adding a blended component.

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How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

And plenty of free privacy resources can be found online. Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction, for instance, catalogs privacy-training documents, videos, slide presentations, and a link to the free online course “Data Privacy?

Google and the Future of Learning

The Thinking Stick

Growth Mindset: Belief that intelligence is NOT a fixed entity, and can be boosted by hard work in the process of learning and practice. Growth Mindset: Belief that intelligence is NOT a fixed entity, and can be boosted by hard work in the process of learning and practice.

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What’s an Accomplished Administrator?

My Island View

I finally had an official document to tell me what is truly expected of school principals in order to be considered “Accomplished”. As I perused the extensive document, I came to the section IX. Here is the passage the most caught my attention: Accomplished principals use technology as a powerful learning tool. These principals use such learning opportunities to consistently reflect on ways to improve their practice of leadership.

Do online charter schools measure up?

eSchool News

A three-part research study indicates that online charter school performance may be underwhelming. New research offers evidence that online charter schools post weaker academic performance and struggle more to maintain student engagement than their conventional brick-and-mortar peers.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

Free, personalized online tool makes high-quality content available to all users. As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction.

Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

Wired Campus

To enroll in conventional universities, students need to submit the kind of documentation — like passports and previous education records — that many refugees do not have. And even when refugees are able to provide the required documentation, tuition is often out of their price range. The University of the People, an online degree program based in the United States, is one of those institutions. ” Distance Education MOOCs Online Courses Online Learning

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning.

Part 2: Is that your work?

The Electric Educator

Note: this is part 2 of 5 in the series "Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning" A common concern that is raised when I talk about fully online programs is the difficulty of confirming that a student is completing they work that is being submitted. online learning

3 More Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

At the end of 2010 I published the first 5 tasks in a series to help teacher learn how to use technology with their students. This can be really useful for creating instruction sheets like the ones used in this series and helps you to grab images to add into websites or other documents.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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The future of K-12: Will we still need a physical classroom?

Neo LMS

Online education remains a key response to the documented shortcomings of K-12 education. The future of education is most assuredly online. Do we still hold on to a misty eyed, romantic view of physical learning spaces? Accelerated learning. E-learning K-12

Microsoft's free Learning Content Development System

Nik Peachey

When Microsoft start giving stuff away for free, it always makes me curious, and when I spotted this free LCDS (Learning Content Development System) a while back I decided to download it and give it a try. What I liked about it It wasn't difficult to learn how to use.

Annotate PDFs with Kami

Catlin Tucker

As students annotate the PDF, any collaborator on the document can respond to the questions and comments posted on that PDF creating the opportunity for an ongoing conversation about the text. Kami is another fantastic tool for supporting active reading online. Learning

Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

In this posting I'd like to have a look at an online collaboration tool called Yugma which allows you to share files, share your desktop, make live presentations and have a shared online whiteboard all running along side your Skype application. How to use this with ELT / EFL students Well I think this is definitely a distance learning support tool rather than some thing to use in the classroom / multi media lab with students.

How to create accessible e-learning design

Neo LMS

In a recent post I touched upon the subject of designing for accessibility in e-learning. The things is, there are millions of people out there who are living with some sort of disability, and they all should be able to access online learning content the same as everyone else.

23 Gsuite Ideas to Excite Your Kids About Learning #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more! See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. However, an anchor links within the document. I do this an easy way in a long document by making headings. Never stop learning.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

That’s how much Georgia Tech’s online master’s of computer science degree cost when it launched through MOOC-provider Udacity in 2014. Five years later, colleges are offering a range of fully online credentials — and they continue to move beyond one-off programs.

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Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Many of these disabilities affect the information processing and learning experience of children and teenagers, but they are not impossible to overcome. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508. What should educators focus on when ensuring accessibility in e-learning.

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

Edsurge

A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Among the report’s findings are that 91 percent of the administrators responding to the survey said that innovation “is stated as a priority in either their strategic or academic plans, or both documents.” Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning