Online Learning During COVID-19

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When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing.

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When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. So the day before teachers were called back, I got a call from my principal asking me to go online.”

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The in-school push to fight misinformation from the outside world

The Hechinger Report

As misleading news reports, misinformation and false data spread throughout the world, students of all ages need better instruction on how to assess media and data. Some universities and some K-12 school systems have developed media literacy courses and standards to help.

Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways. I always viewed education as a preparation for students to learn enough content and skills to use for creating their own content in whatever field they decided to enter.

These parents want more virtual learning. New Jersey says they’re on their own

The Hechinger Report

Jersey City Public Schools, which only opened for in-person learning at the end of April, long after many other districts, seemed unsafe for learning even before the pandemic. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, virtual learning has worked for her son, who has autism and ADHD. “My

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

The Hechinger Report

Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

OPINION: The truth about returning to school? There’s no easy answer

The Hechinger Report

The debate is raging on social media, school email chains, and even around the dinner table. But, of course, keeping kids at home will also result in some deaths, as would driving them to soccer practice or keeping them socially isolated for months.

16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Blended learning (having a face to face and an online classroom) is best.

Best practices for remote learning, according to experts

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 other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Individual learning time doesn’t have to be lonely.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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When Olympic athletes coach students on perseverance and self control

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 other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Remote learning helpline for teachers … and parents.

Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways. I always viewed education as a preparation for students to learn enough content and skills to use for creating their own content in whatever field they decided to enter.

Why Change as an Educator?

My Island View

Once we learned what we now understand about the benefits of physical activity, several sports related industries were spawned. Once we learned what we now know of communication, several music and print industries disappeared while being replaced with better in many ways. I always viewed education as a preparation for students to learn enough content and skills to use for creating their own content in whatever field they decided to enter.

The Technological Transformation of Districts to Benefit All Learners

edWeb.net

Many school districts are now going through a process of determining which pandemic-related practices should be kept, improved, or discarded, and the use of remote and blended learning technologies is frequently being raised during these types of discussions.

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

The Hechinger Report

Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s Their “ social brains ” are developing quickly, and they are hoovering up information from the world around them to figure out who they are and how they fit in.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

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. Biochemistry can be elementary. Higher Ed K-12 News Data and research Future of Learning newsletter online learning STEM

OPINION: Why every high school student needs a work-based experience

The Hechinger Report

Even before the pandemic shunted them into online learning, many high school students failed to see a connection between their work in the classroom and their real-world futures. At a minimum, every high school student should have a work-based learning experience.

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. Now is the time we all need to educate ourselves on effective online teaching and I recommend this course as a great place to start. You can connect with Tom on social media.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning. As an educator, StackUp immediately appealed to me for the way that it could capture my own learning. Teachers can also set up challenges based on a specific website or time spent learning in a category.

Students have their own demands for school reopening

The Hechinger Report

In the absence of clear federal and state guidance for reopening, school districts have debated everything from whether to mandate masks for in-person classes to how to make online-only learning more effective. “We’re going to be online for the whole fall semester.

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TEACHER VOICE: ‘Before teaching Algebra 2, I was an EMT, a Starbucks barista and a real estate agent. I learned to treat people with compassion’

The Hechinger Report

I realized the importance of social-emotional learning early in life, long before I became a teacher. I quickly fell in love with learning, inspired to work hard by an amazing math teacher — but, more importantly, also to be kind and compassionate.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalize” learning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

10Q: Steven Anderson

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Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Most recently he was selected to be a panelist at the #140 Conference in Los Angeles, organized by Vonage founder Jeff Pulver where he discussed the impact of Twitter and other social media on education.

Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey

EdTechTeacher

Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting cell phones and social media accounts (like Facebook and Instagram). The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon. Common Sense Media also provides educational material for teachers and parents.

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How to reduce digital distractions & improve the focus in online classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have spoken a lot about online learning and the impact of technology on education in our previous blogs. If you already have a learning-related calendar inside your learning management system , you can use it to stay ahead of schedule and keep the focus on things that matter.

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Four ways to seal education’s missing link during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

The ebbs and flows of home life and the resources and supports available at students’ homes now affect their learning more than ever before. Who is to stop kids from playing video games or browsing social media when they’re supposed to participate in a class video call?

12 Ideas and Resources to Inspire Students to Show Kindness

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! Crowdfund Campaigns- Get students to create a social media campaign for a local cause and raise the funds.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. From now until September 28, Advancement Courses, an online provider of professional development for K-12 teachers, is donating 10% of their sales to funding DonorChoose.org projects. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Are the kids ok? Four guiding questions—and metrics—to help ensure student well-being

The Christensen Institute

Just months after schools abruptly shut their doors this spring, parents’ cries of mental health declines among their children echoed through social media. In other words, a hope-for-the-best approach can decrease students’ sense of social and academic adjustment.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access. Benefits of Using Tech and Digital Media in Education. Increased intrinsic motivation to learn.

Tightrope’s Cablecast Platform Enables Flexible and Robust Online Video Hosting and Delivery for Cambridge Public Schools

eSchool News

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, April 21, 2021 – At Cambridge Public Schools (CPS) in Massachusetts, the Media Arts team produces content for schools, departments, and teachers while offering students a wide array of media classes, clubs, and work study opportunities.

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

In spite of the fact that online education has been massively developing over the last decade, we cannot deny the fact that the majority of teaching still takes place in a traditional classroom. A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

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Much of this has to do with fluctuating learning priorities where critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a future-ready, tech-savvy student body are given precedence. The Tools Of Mobile Learning. Ways To Use The XP-Pen For Learning.

Schools Drop Acellus Learning Platform Over ‘Glaring’ Offensive Content

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As a new school year begins, a number of district leaders are scrambling to address concerns from parents and staff that their chosen online learning platform features content that is racist, sexist or inappropriate for children.