Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor. Read more: How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Before our eyes, we are watching districts and schools valiantly roll out remote learning plans to support all students during extended closures. Throughout this ordeal, we must be patient, understanding, and flexible as teachers and administrators, with little to no training in this area, do their best to provide an education to students. As such, educators are in need of ideas that can be implemented without the use of technology.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery.

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

Implementing new technology—at either the school or district level—will affect many different types of educators, IT leaders and administrators. Identifying quantitative performance metrics is also helpful in gauging the impact of student achievement and engagement.

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How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. What about when you have 50-60 students in a class? Pallett—analyzed data from 490,333 classes that were tracked by the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction systems.

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Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Other resources: Why Open Sim will Dominate Virtual Worlds in Education.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines. It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

It appears that much of the focus for improvement has been on creating rigorous classroom instruction to increase student achievement measured by the highly contested standardized tests. First, we offer a much-needed framework for the education of diverse learners.

Making an Impact with Games?

ProfHacker

One of the continuing challenges for bringing games into education is assessing the impact of games on learning. Often, it’s hard even to agree on what we want games to accomplish: are we most interested in raising student engagement?

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

With 2019 here and 2020 in arm’s reach, there’s an ever-growing expectation that next-generation tech tools should do a better job of informing educators on which resources improve learning outcomes. Bailey, educator, author, and founder, Conscious Discipline .

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Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad." The Various Student Tech Team Sub-Committees.

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How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

In this era of markedly different standards, shifts in core content, and high stakes tests, the bar for our students and for us as educators is significantly higher. The goal: ensuring students are college ready, career ready, AND new world ready.

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Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

MORE BETTER WRITING Third Grade Students at Milton Public Schools use FlipGrid to record book reviews. Edtech tools are helping educators everywhere discover new possibilities for writing instruction. Coeur d’Alene students engage in learning.

Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development

wwwatanabe

Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. The class participated as students in service learning discussions about our community and how we could implement it in our classrooms.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.