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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.].

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.

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

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.

Educators as Lead Learners

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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/.

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

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.

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.

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

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter.

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.

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.

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

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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Educators: The lessons we learned in 2016

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note: This story is Part 3 of our 3-part series on Lessons Learned in 2016. Educators made much of their learning opportunities in 2016, whether through professional development sessions, webinars, product demos, or even conferences.

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.

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.

Technology in Education: How Chromebooks and Google Classroom Change the Learning Process

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez It’s a new year and time for new tech to take learning to the next level. Classroom Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Personalized Learning

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.

Taking personalized learning to scale

The Christensen Institute

As the call for personalized learning gains steam, we’re hearing more about how best to invest in systems that support schools that break the traditional mold. When reformers try to nurture innovation-friendly ecosystems they may think they are creating new education value networks; but more often than not, they are just supporting bold experiments within the existing value network of traditional education.

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

4 tips for developing effective professional development for blended learning

The Christensen Institute

With the growing prevalence of blended learning in classrooms across the country, the need for teacher training for effective implementation is more critical than ever. Allow teachers to experience blended learning as a learner.

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.

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.

Unpacking whether blended learning works

The Christensen Institute

As practitioners and policymakers talk more and more about personalizing learning, traditional approaches to instruction—which tend to optimize for increasing average student outcomes—must significantly shift. Many in the field pose the question, does blended learning work?

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.

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.

Is blended learning really “the best of both worlds”?

The Christensen Institute

You’ve likely heard the declaration that blended learning combines the best of online learning and face-to-face instruction, or simply, is “the best of both worlds.” Using this type of language when referring to blended learning, however, is problematic for three reasons.

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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Blended learning can help students take ownership of their learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the most powerful potential benefits of blended learning is how it can help teachers create an achievement-oriented culture in their classrooms. He also shares thoughts on how blended learning has changed his approaches to classroom management.

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.