20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Socrates for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Many schools are now realizing they do not have the tools in place so kids can continue to learn while schools are closed. Socrates personalized learning for the students so they are progressing automatically, and provides teachers with tools to monitor progress and assign topics.

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Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Students start with a zero and level up as they use videos, one on one help, and game-based mastery to master physics. Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning? Let’s just do the flipped.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

How complex is learning?

Learning with 'e's

Learning is highly complex. Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. The result is a multitude of contradictory theories and explanations on what learning is, how it happens and what teachers need to do to optimise it. How do you cater for the learning needs of every child in a class of 30? Is dialogue more important than structure in a classroom?

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming. Classroom Device Management.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model. Finally, there is even a parent portal where parents can track their child''s pro gress and engage in their learning.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model. Finally, there is even a parent portal where parents can track their child's pro gress and engage in their learning.

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

While Aspinall’s a veteran of using technology in his classroom – Minecraft and coding have been part of his teaching toolbox for years – he has never viewed it as a silver bullet for education transformation. Aspinall’s popular blog shares that philosophy, as well as his perspective on assessment, professional development, coding and 1:1 learning environments. He instilled in me a love for science and learning.

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Rosetta Stone for Kids - A wonderful free iPad app for kids ages 3-7 learning how to read.

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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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Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model. Finally, there is even a parent portal where parents can track their child's pro gress and engage in their learning.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? I have had a lot of noneducators talk to me about technology in the classroom. Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones. In many cases, it’s not the device that makes the difference, often the best learning occurs with no device.

8 LMS features that support student autonomy in the classroom and beyond

Neo LMS

Student autonomy in the classroom is essential for efficient learning. Student autonomy in the classroom is important both for learners and teachers. Today’s educational technology makes it easier to support student autonomy in the classroom and beyond it. Flipped classes.

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Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

They adopt and relate better to new technologies and screen based designs. Students often show more interest in learning from mobile phones, palmtops, tablets and personal digital assistants. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor learning environment, mobile devices have become a prominent learning tool. Such platforms encourage new methods of learning, depending on the individual profiles of students, while keeping their interest levels intact.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Blended Learning.

Top Learning Tools when School is Closed

Technology Tidbits

As with almost everything technology-based, remote teaching and learning has been on a steady increase in recent years. Answer Pad - Is a free visual and student based response system that educators use to blend learning and flip classrooms in real-time on browser based devices.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

The first time I saw video being used in a classroom was in 1973. We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. Today, video use in the classroom is more commonplace. Present-day students, who interact with a steady stream of digital media throughout the day, are generally unsurprised by video in the classroom; if anything, they expect it.

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The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! The SMART Learning Suite works with any internet connected devices, so it’s compatible with whatever technology you already have in your classroom. Chromebooks, tablets, phones…they’re all the same to the SMART Learning Suite.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! The SMART Learning Suite works with any internet connected devices, so it’s compatible with whatever technology you already have in your classroom. Chromebooks, tablets, phones…they’re all the same to the SMART Learning Suite.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! The SMART Learning Suite works with any internet connected devices, so it’s compatible with whatever technology you already have in your classroom. Chromebooks, tablets, phones…they’re all the same to the SMART Learning Suite.

Top Go-to Sites for Teaching from Anywhere in 20-21

Technology Tidbits

My advice: pick one or two “go-to” tools ASAP that are easy for you and your students to use both within the classroom and remotely to start off and quickly become familiar with then continue using consistently throughout the year no matter where teaching and learning end up taking place.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! The SMART Learning Suite works with any internet connected devices, so it’s compatible with whatever technology you already have in your classroom. Chromebooks, tablets, phones…they’re all the same to the SMART Learning Suite.

The SMART Learning Suite: Any device. Any Approach.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Smart Technologies has just released the powerful new SMART Learning Suite…and it’s a set of resources any teacher can use, regardless of whether you have a SMART board or any interactive whiteboard at all! The SMART Learning Suite works with any internet connected devices, so it’s compatible with whatever technology you already have in your classroom. Chromebooks, tablets, phones…they’re all the same to the SMART Learning Suite.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. In the background knowledge-building phase of learning, for example. Learning Models. Self-directed learning. Learning through play. Scenario-based learning. Game-based learning.

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Participating in #EduBrawl at #SXSWEdu 2013

EdTechSandyK

where four practicing educators will share opinions on hot topics in education such as mobile devices, game-based learning, and flipped classrooms. SXSWedu takes place in Austin March 4th - 7th, 2013. WeAreTeachers invited me to be part of a panel called EduBrawl!, Here''s some inside scoop: It''s called a "brawl" because it''s likely we won''t all agree on the topics discussed!

How to Use iBeacons in the Classroom – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Practitioners begin to think about ways to redesign their learning spaces and schools in the upcoming 2015-16 school year to encourage innovative teaching and learning, making this the perfect opportunity to introduce an emergent technology called iBeacons. This technology, which works with iOS7 or iOS8 devices such as cell phones and iPads, allows students to react to pingable content that is presented in the classroom.

Sites/Apps Every Teacher should try for Back to School

Technology Tidbits

Regardless of if you're making a New Year's resolution to integrate new, more or better technology into your teaching in 2019, here are a few outstanding tools that almost every teacher should consider with school right around the corner: *In alphabetical order 30hands Learning - An excellent Learning Management System as well as digital storytelling app for 21st Century Learner. flipped classroom, project based learning, digital storytelling, etc.)

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - ISTE Unplugged - Homework - Emperor's New Clothes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 24th, 2014 The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Harris The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Learn more and RSVP here. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Classroom 2.0

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

edWeb.net

This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. Bryan Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop, and Kiki Prottsman, Curriculum Development Manager at Code.org®, presented on how to continue coding in the classroom after holding an Hour of Code. Join the Digital Learning & Leadership Community.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. Digital Bytes: A Project-Based Approach to Digital Literacy .

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

Daily Edventures

Here are five major trends we’ve discovered on Daily Edventures over the last five years: 1) 1:1 learning. In Greece , California , Australia , Spain and all across the world, 1:1 learning has passionate supporters. It bridges the digital divide, the economic divide, the language divide and the learning divide,” says Dr. Manuel Isquierdo. We know that students —digital natives for the most part — love to play games. 4) The Flipped Classroom.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. Andrew Carnegie 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. Language Learning in a Flipped Classroom.

Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Minecraft​ ​is an extremely popular game for kids and​​ adults. Whenever I even allude to the game to a new group of students, their eyes light up and they ask me, “You​​ play Minecraft, too?!” There are already many articles detailing the educational benefits of Minecraft, and though I believe the advantages of using it the classroom far outweigh the disadvantages, the roadblocks can be very real. Students are not actually interacting with the game.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. …Self-direct their own learning. Depends on what they’re learning, of course. browse the web, use common apps, access inexpensive games for game-based learning, stream video content). Geddit , twitter backchannel discussion, Nearpod , Classroom Response Systems (clickers). Learn to read: Phonics.