iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

Rural schools turn to high-tech teacher training solutions

The Hechinger Report

The group is taking the idea of online delivery of teacher training and amplifying it, turning it into something that can be custom-fit for individual teachers and leaders. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. K-12 Future of Learning online learning teachers

The big jobs of small-town principals

The Hechinger Report

Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. So, state and local education leaders are trying to groom people from rural areas for these jobs and offer training and support to help them stay.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Dan D.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. You could definitely use this with your lower elementary students.

Will the decline of AP course offerings spur the rise of Course Access?

The Christensen Institute

The recession left schools strapped for cash, so it’s hardly surprising to see small, rural, and high-poverty schools struggling to to finance AP classes—especially if too few students are academically prepared to justify hiring or training an AP teacher. As Malkus himself notes, online courses have long provided a solution to filling gaps in coursework that schools otherwise can’t afford. The upside for schools willing to invest in online courses to fill these gaps is threefold.

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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. What is personalized learning?

Low-cost mindset interventions show promise, but not for all kids

The Hechinger Report

The researcher, Jessica Schleider, currently a psychology fellow at Yale Medical School, adapted Dweck’s online program into two half-hour mindset lessons, one aimed at depression and the other at anxiety. Columnists Jill Barshay K-12 News Mental health and trauma online learning

Preparing Teaching Candidates for Blended and Online Environments

Fractus Learning

There is a growing need for today’s pre-service teachers to be equipped with skills and competencies for blended, online, and technology-rich teaching and learning environments. These courses include blended methods and technologies for blended learning environments.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Teachers learn about pedagogy in their educational training in college and then they are observed in practice while teaching to make sure they are following good pedagogical practices. A digital learning environment also means that students have access to resources digitally as well.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

Blended and online learning is increasingly in demand by students. Read more: Why blended learning will become an educational norm. It is perhaps ironic that colleges, under threat by students seeking better technology, need first to train some students on that technology.

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It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

EdNews Daily

I had the chance to chat with Dr. Jared Scherz, the founder of TeacherCoach , and a former elementary school guidance counselor who became a clinical psychologist in New Jersey. Financial support from local, regional, and state sponsors helps subsidize training for the district.

Developers Put Research to Work

Digital Promise

Below you can see the responses that best highlight what we’ve learned from ed-tech developers so far. Mindprint Learning • myON • Remind • Sokikom • Zulama. Need for focus on teaching elementary math topics.

Teacher Support in the Digital-Blended Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Yes, it enriches learning but at the price of too many problems, preparation required, and confusion. Or better yet, why should we integrate online learning into our classrooms ? Many online resources do not have to be printed, copied, stapled, or hole-punched.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis.

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The potential, promise and pitfalls of blended learning in India

The Hechinger Report

The setting seems highly unlikely for an innovation like blended learning to take root. Yet throughout India, a number of digital initiatives are underway aimed at improving education in areas that lack sufficient trained and experienced teachers. Read more about Blended Learning.

#BacktoSchool Ideas from @LEGO_Education for #Students Who Like To Play & Make Stuff

The Innovative Educator

If you're an innovative educator like @JPatanio or I, this type of learning by doing is right up your alley. The Lego Foundation has found via their research the incredible power of learning through play. Ed tech leader Jackie Patanio & I building Emoticons.

What’s the bottom line on online preschool?

The Hechinger Report

Preschool students at Kruse Elementary School in the Poudre School District in Colorado play at the water table during choice time. Developed and administered through a state contract with the Waterford Institute, the Upstart program provides four-year-olds with in-home online curriculum.

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]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Learning Environment.

Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

EdTechTeam

I had surveyed one of our elementary sites to find out their tech needs. I attended AVID trainings, English Language Learner workshops, UDL conferences, ….you And then I saw the invite for the HyperDocs Bootcamp, a four week online course , run by the authors of the book.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change. Invest in training coaches.

Sometimes expert teachers just aren’t an option

The Christensen Institute

But how do we improve access to quality teachers in developing parts of the world where trained and experienced teachers just don’t exist? In 2011, the company set up five learning centers in densely populated communities in South Delhi to provide elementary school-aged Indian children with instruction in math and Hindi. Although the centers don’t depend on expert teachers to provide instruction, adults are still a critical part of the centers’ learning model.

The Education Building's Interior Matters

Leadership Lounge

It may be because I’m an educator, but I notice all types of learning campuses. Elementary schools are typically full of bright colors on signage and oftentimes feature lush landscaping, all of which is inviting. Technology is everywhere in these interactive learning environments.

Why Executive Function Is A Vital Stepping-Stone For Kids’ Ability to Learn

MindShift

Neuroscientists and educational psychologists are constantly learning more about how children learn and the various influences beyond IQ that affect cognition. The data just keeps coming in about the importance of focus, self-control and working memory for learning and life,” Wexler said in an edWeb webinar. These tests helped Wexler’s team learn about the relative areas of cognitive weaknesses in students before using the Activate program.

Math publisher introduces online PD series

eSchool News

Marshall Cavendish Education , publisher of the Singapore Math curriculum, introduced a new online professional development series for teachers of grades K to 5 scheduled throughout August. Learn how to prepare and plan for math for the school year.

Singapore Math offers new summer webinar series for educators

eSchool News

These Back-2-School with Math professional development math webinars give teachers confidence and inspiration as they learn math strategies on planning a successful school year for students, and parent involvement using Mathematical Practice Standards.

Georgia program for children with disabilities: ‘Separate and unequal’ education?

The Hechinger Report

At the meeting, a special education teacher had recommended taking the boy out of Martin Elementary School, in a town 10 miles southwest, and placing him in Georgia’s Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, a statewide system for children with “emotional and behavioral disorders.”.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. ” The Business of Job Training (and Educational Benefits for Employees). Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Representative Ron DeSantis introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow states to set up a parallel accrediting system to direct federal student aid money to a range of career training programs.” Speaking of Hollywood Glitz, Variety reports that “ Kevin Spacey ’s Online Acting Course Pulled by MasterClass.”

Special Webinar - Live from the Middle East: Classroom Connections Amidst Political Changes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event and Recording Page : [link] iEARN-USA is a member of iEARN (International Education and Resource Network), the world''s largest, most experienced online K-12 non-profit network that enables young people worldwide to use the Internet and digital media to collaborate on educational projects.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? See you online!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “Career Training Groups Encouraged by Trump Pick for CTE Job.” “Free College” Via Edsurge : “For Free Community College , Online Learning Isn’t Always Part of the Recipe for Success.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, a failed online charter school. One-third of students take at least one class online.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Online education pioneer Tony Bates asks “ What is online learning ?” ” Via NBC News : “How to Thrive: Arianna Huffington Launches E-Learning Series.” ” (It’ll run on LinkedIn Learning , formerly Lynda.com , which means it’ll cost you $24.99 Jeff Fernandez, the co-founder of the online learning company Grovo , has resigned.

What you Need to Know about K-12 Fundraising Tech

Technology Tidbits

However, the development of numerous online fundraising options for students has created the opportunity for schools to embrace digital storytelling and social media sharing in their fundraising efforts. We’ll show you how fundraising technology aimed at K-12 schools is effective because it is: Shareable Educational Adaptable User-Friendly Let’s get started with one of the most important aspects of any online fundraising effort: how shareable the campaign is!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Via Business Insider : “Online learning may be the future of education – we compared 4 platforms that are leading the way.”

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? “Because learning is a collaborative process.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. See you online!