Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. I like and have always used games in my classrooms.

Personalizing Student and Educator Learning through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has prioritized a culture of technology-enriched student learning through its Students and Teachers Advancing Tomorrow Initiative (S.T.A.T.). is to transform BCPS into a student-centered, personalized learning environment.

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Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. Role of the Educator.

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:

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxer

Want to learn more about Augmented Reality in Education? Follow These Great Educators!

Two Guys and Some iPads

Augmented reality(AR) has continued to gain momentum in the educational landscape over the past couple of years. These educators featured below have dove in head first using AR in their classrooms and schools. and Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement.

Connecting the Education Community with Research on Learning

Digital Promise

When designing a program or product, many education leaders and ed-tech developers want to start with the best knowledge available on how students learn. We need better tools to help make research more accessible for everyday work in education.

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Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

Here are four trends in personalized learning we’ll be watching unfold in the coming year: 1. Over the past few years, we have witnessed homegrown learning platforms crop up inside of schools trying to push the boundaries of personalization. Education Blog

5 education trends of the future catapulted by blended learning

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note: This story is Part 3 of our April series on Blended Learning. Click here to read Part 1 on what makes a blended learning initiative fail. Click here to read Part 2 on what blended learning really looks like in the classroom.].

Learning: It’s All About the Connections

User Generated Education

Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning. Connecting of Concepts – Deep Conceptual Learning: Creating Connections That Last. Education connected learning learning networked learning social-emotional learning

Documenting Learning

User Generated Education

As I’ve discussed in numerous posts, I am an experiential educator. I believe in and promote learning-by-doing and hands-on learning. https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/a-natural-and-experiential-cycle-of-learning/.

How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education

Brilliant or Insane

Technology cannot replace teachers, but teachers who use technology and cloud-based learning will replace those who do not. The post How Cloud-Based Learning is Changing Education appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Social Media Technology cloud-based learning edtech

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.

How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

User Generated Education

If I ask you or your students, “How do you learn,” how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you’re using the best ones for learning? During my school years, I noticed there was a problem with how I was being asked to learn.

How Education Hackers Are Transforming Teaching and Learning

Brilliant or Insane

In an effort to learn more from what I call Education Hackers, I launched a new Voxer group, called #HackLearning. Thousands of teachers, parents and thought leaders from more than 60 countries were using the Hack Learning mobile app. Featured Mobile Learning HackLearning Voxer

Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

User Generated Education

In a past post blog I discussed the idea that every educator has a story and that they should share those stories: Educators are doing amazing things with their learners in spite of the standards-based and accountability-driven movements. There really is no they in education.

Google App Kickstart Guides - help learn how to use Google Play for Education Apps in your classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Google has created App Kickstart Guides for Google Play for Education apps to help you build your "Android app-titude" for some specific apps in Google Play for Education. Related: Google for Education Resources Android for Education Resources --.

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Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along.

Exploring How Educators are Using Snapchat for Teaching and Learning

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning snapchat edtech snapchat for teaching snapchat in classroom snapchat in college courses snapchat in schools

5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.

EdTech4Beginners

Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. Be it learning a new language or a new craft, acquiring new skills need not always be a complicated affair. Such techniques largely contribute towards making learning a productive process. 2) Multisensory Learning.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Currie and Billy Krakower, two of the three authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators , share with us the basics of Twitter. But as a 92-year-old precious “Miss Alice” said this past week in my Sunday school class, “I’m so glad I haven’t learned yet.

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Regardless of age, grade level, and setting, I include hands-on and experiential learning as a integral part of my instruction. Increases retention of learning.

Who are the educators driving flipped learning?

eSchool News

Educators searching for flipped learning inspiration can now find it in a list of 100 people who are innovating and inspiring others in their pursuit of flipped instruction.

10 keys to success in blended learning

Ditch That Textbook

In our eighth-grade math prototype and our elementary math programs, I’ve watched teachers as they adapt to blended learning. Ed Tech blended learning edtech educational technology flipped classroom formative assessment

7 Things Every Educator Needs to Know About Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Online learning is growing. She tells all: the challenges of online learning and the strengths. How do you know if a student is “really” learning? The benefits of online learning, particularly for kids who are shy or quiet. Online learning is growing.

Flipping Out For Professional Learning

The Web20Classroom

It also got me thinking about how much boring time educators spend in meetings and “PD” when they could be doing something more authentic. Each time we meet and learn together is another opportunity to be better for kids. It seems educators meet all the time.

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development

User Generated Education

Planning educational activities that incorporate social-emotional learning has broad benefits. Maker Education and Social Emotional Learning. Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.

Learning About Young Makers

User Generated Education

I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. With half the kids under 7, I learned a bunch about young makers. This is not the norm for kids in mainstream education environments.

Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. This is a program made up of communities of educators who can connect with each other to learn, share, and help each other. This is a great resource for educators. Related: Google for Education Resources.

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10 Essential Characteristics of a 21st Century Educator

The Principal of Change

This is a first draft and I am trying to learn through reflection. People have come to loathe the term “21st Century Education”, or “21st Century Teacher” The argument is that “we are 16 years into the 21st century!”, The learning environment matters.

2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. As a company, I can say that Education Elements will be changing the way we think about our partnerships and what these districts really value from our relationship. This is beyond driving a new initiative, and instead around changing the hearts and minds of educators to consider the needs of the student differently than we have in the past.

Lecturing v. active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

The partiality of the lecture format has been made visible by studies that compare it with a different style of instruction, called active learning. ‘Rock star’ professor lectures + Lower-cost instructional facilitators = The future of higher education?

5 Great Non-Education Books That Might Change Your Thinking on Teaching and Learning

The Principal of Change

If you are looking for some good books to read over the summer break, take a look at this thread: What is a book that had a significant impact on your views and practices on education, but is NOT an education book? Everyone is born with an intense drive to learn. I love Twitter.

The Tech-Savvy Educator: 6 Areas Of Development

The Web20Classroom

These are truly incredible times to not only be a learner but an educator as well. And the tools we have to create a learning environment where all students can succeed are ever increasing. Being a Tech-Savvy Educator doesn’t have to be either daunting or complex.

6 Downsides of E-Learning Educators Should Strive to Avoid

EmergingEdTech

Being Aware of These Online Learning Challenges can Help Educators Create Better Experiences for Their Students Have you noticed that e-learning has been developing rapidly?

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Many Education Games Are Worksheets with Points. 6 ways to find better learning games.

The CoolCatTeacher

ECM 155: EdGaming expert Kae Novak tells us how to find good learning games for kids. The word “game” doesn’t make learning great. Learn to tell the difference. I asked teachers on the ECM Awesome Educator Network. 6 Ways to Find Good Games for Learning.

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 Summer Maker Education Camp Project. The learners engaged in these high tech learning activities with high excitement and motivation.

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

For nearly 9 years I’ve written about technology, improving school leadership and have shared my personal insights on being a connected educator. For me, blogging has become a part of my learning process and a platform through which I share information. Busy educators.