Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult?

Rewiring Education: Lessons Learned from Apple’s First VP of Education

The CoolCatTeacher

John Couch was hired by Steve Jobs as Apple’s first VP of Education. Learn about the journey to improve classrooms, the early research on classroom improvement and why improvement is happening but not everywhere.

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. We are very happy that we found Education Galaxy!”

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress.

Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world. Blog Educators Maker Learning

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

Personalized Learning

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. E-learning

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Learning Comes to Life in Verizon Innovative Learning Labs

Digital Promise

But earlier this month, Diego Scotti, Verizon’s chief marketing officer, and a contingent of Verizon representatives stopped by Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina, to check out the school’s Verizon Innovative Learning Lab. Changing the way teachers teach and students learn.

A Maker Education PD Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of presenting a day long maker education workshop at Edutech Asia on November 7, 2019. Here is a video of some of the participants sharing their processes: Then, they were asked to further reflect on their learning by playing my Maker Reflection Game.

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments

Neo LMS

E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom. As an educator, you will play a direct role in helping to keep your students safe while using this technology.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.”

Teachers Can Transform Education if We Reinvent Professional Learning

EdNews Daily

The blue-collar aspect of education reinforces this meme: Teachers work the trenches; Administrators supervise; Superintendents are the top brass. Education will be no different. Support a new generation of educational changemakers. Not so with educators. By Thom Markham.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? Like change, learning is a process, not an event.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. This edited book is the perfect primer on self-determined learning or heutagogy. Education 1.0:

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. What really helps kids learn?

Purpose Driven Learning: Myths, Problems, and Education Applications

Ask a Tech Teacher

Purpose Driven Learning (or PDL) is a concept coined by Michael Matera and Adam Moreno to summarize the philosophy that each learner’s inner strengths can be unlocked by focusing with purpose and drive. Problems implementing Purpose Driven Learning. Learning happens anywhere.

I Have a Dream: Authentic Learning

User Generated Education

I wrote a post earlier this year entitled, Authentic Learning Experiences. Some of the characteristics of authentic learning I identified are summarized in this graphic: The Task. This authentic learning experience began by watching Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.

Introducing the Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit

Digital Promise

The Challenge Collaborative also aimed to gain a better understanding of how Deeper Learning can occur in student-centered science classrooms. Use the Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit to design or remix materials for your context. Learn More.

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so. How I Am Learning.

The current ways m-learning is making online education better

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published in ICT & Computing in Education , on January 18, 2019. Even though many people accuse the education system of being stuck in the past and resistant to change, it advances nonetheless. Read more: Top 7 education apps for the classroom.

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

However, this model of instruction does not align with our emerging understanding of how students learn science best. With this unique innovation in standards, states and school districts have been challenged to identify high-quality materials aligned with this new model of science learning.

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Joyner on episode 594 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand.

How It's Done: Using Learning Space Design to Enhance Education

techlearning

If you build it, they will learn

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

Digital Promise

This kind of listening has been a pivotal part of how Digital Promise, our partners, and educators across the country have been working to accelerate innovation in education, working with and not just for communities. They offer invaluable learnings, feedback, and insights.

Visible Learning and John Hattie

Ask a Tech Teacher

That includes everything from Common Core to the IB philosophy, from Depth of Knowledge to Project-based Learning. That’s when I heard about John Hattie at an education conference I attended and his concept of Visible Learning. I inform all about the language of learning.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. What can we, as K-12 teachers, learn about it? What can we learn from this?

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning

EdTechTeacher

We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. Learn more.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber.

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