10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

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5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning

eSchool News

STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum. Related content: How STEM invigorates learning.

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Tackle teacher shortages with online learning

The Christensen Institute

These teacher shortages are proving especially acute in certain subject areas like special education, science, and mathematics. For example, two in five high schools don’t offer physics, according to a recent Education Week Research Center analysis of data from the U.S.

6 tips to strengthen your online learning strategy

eSchool News

Across the country, students and teachers are finding their groove as online learning becomes their daily reality for the foreseeable future. Related content: 10 online tools for STEM and movement.

How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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Building STEM and Movement Skills Outside of School

edWeb.net

distance learning comes into play. But, vetted virtual programs can match the depth and impact of in-school learning experiences. The Mix: STEM and Movement. They can also participate in photo scavenger hunts; they take photos of theme-based items (how about STEM?)

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Did you know online learning can lead to equity?

eSchool News

Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools. Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. The eSchool News Online and Blended Learning Guide is here!

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want

Edsurge

One of the great challenges for any educator is how do you teach and test students on real world problems, not just on theoretical textbook examples? all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. EdSurge: Why is it increasingly important to offer students the opportunity to learn online?

What the ESSA Means for the Future of Computer Science and STEM

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith The federal government has a new education law, and it's giving focus to technical subjects like computer science. Classroom Curriculum Online Learning STEM

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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Getting Students Hooked on Math and Science

Where Learning Clicks

Even math teachers learn new and exciting things about graphing calculators from their students. The post Getting Students Hooked on Math and Science appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

In 2017, Stephen DeRue, dean of University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, wrote a Forbes column arguing that, in order to make higher education more affordable, we needed to move towards an “iTunes model for education.” “In In the future,” he wrote, “I envision three tiers of education that look a lot like the music industry of today. We could be pushing online teachers in a similar direction. Online learning is still a wild west industry.

Missouri Online Summer School Offers Innovative Education for More Students

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez About 1,000 Missourians will be able to take advantage of the expanded learning program. Classroom Online Learning STEM

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

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. He wants to democratize education. This screenshot from realism.io

Challenging the tried-and-true, to serve a younger generation of students

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. While men tend to dominate STEM fields, girls are as interested in these lessons as boys, he said.

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The Tech Angle Inside Obama’s 2017 Education Budget Proposal

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Next year's budget proposal for education is all about equity of access — but to get there, some educational technology items need to be funded. Classroom Funding Management Online Learning STEM

How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom.

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FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

eSchool News

Topics ran the gamut from the latest tech tools and personalized learning strategies to funding, supporting, and sustaining district technology initiatives. STEM and STEAM. Related content: 5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning.

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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?

How should we spend $4 billion on computer science education? Get experts involved

The Christensen Institute

This week, President Obama announced that he would call for a $4 billion dollar commitment in his 2017 budget to bring computer science education to K-12 schools nationwide. If approved, the investment would mark an opportunity not only to invest in bringing a high leverage skillset to today’s students, but also to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning, with the potential to bring industry experts to bear in classrooms. Notably, this tool does not replace Gady as an educator.

What’s next? Lessons from the lockdown on traditional education

Neo LMS

Specifically, many teachers are wondering: What’s in store for the future of education? However, we can make at least some educated guesses about what needs to change from now on. Online learning is student-centered by default, having its own advantages and pitfalls.

21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Sponsor: See 10 Professional Development Courses to Improve Your Online Classroom which I shared recently on my blog.

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8 classroom grants for STEM and literacy

eSchool News

Want to support innovative educactors and focus on STEM development? The 2018 Innovative Educator Prize : The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning has opened the application window for the 2018 Innovative Educator Prize.

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6 STEM grants to try in the new school year

eSchool News

There’s no arguing the importance of STEM education, but schools and districts don’t always have the money for “extra” STEM activities for students or teachers. eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News STEAM Teaching & Learning grants STEM

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STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an important group of subjects that are in high demand — not just in classrooms, but in the job market as well. In the upcoming decade, STEM jobs will grow at almost double the rate of all other jobs.

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When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

The Hechinger Report

This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to economic stability. Higher education has long been viewed as the key to higher earnings and financial security.

Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Survey shows enthusiasm for the future of educational technology, but room to grow when it comes to broader, more innovative implementations. Classroom Curriculum Hardware Online Learning STEM

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Free Ideas for Teaching Middle School Math Online #RemoteLearning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Math can be taught online. In today’s show, Noelle Pickering shares free ideas for teaching middle school math online.

NISE announces STEM certification, degree programs

eSchool News

Through a partnership with American College of Education, teachers earning the National Certificate for STEM Teaching with NISE gain access to an affordable, accelerated master’s degree in STEM Leadership. News STEM

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

The Hechinger Report

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia. 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. In my experience, it is a phenomenally effective learning tool.

Disruptive innovation can help solve nation’s teacher shortage

The Christensen Institute

A critique against the power of disruptive innovation to help our schools educate each child more effectively has been a backhanded one: Yes, re-architecting schools around personalized learning is important, but even more important is having a highly effective teacher for every child. Online learning advocates have for a long time made this point. Good luck solving the STEM problem in this country against that backdrop.

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Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

As the disruption of monolithic teacher-led instruction continues to occur, there may be another educational practice that is being transformed along with it, especially for younger students: homework. Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework.

Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056

Shake Up Learning

The post Home Learning with Choice Boards During School Closures – SULS056 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As we all find new ways to teach and learn during this unprecedented time, I want to share how you approach home learning with choice boards during school closures.

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