Khan Academy Has Inspired Imitations Across Disciplines. MEDKSL is the Latest.

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If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Salman Khan should feel honored. Since he introduced Khan Academy in 2006, the free, open-access education platform has inspired several knock-offs focused on specific disciplines. At the time, I’d been hearing about what Khan was doing and suddenly I realized there’s a fundamental divide between how we’ve traditionally taught medical school and how the next generation is wired to learn.”

A parent’s perspective on the best learning apps for children

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There are many different apps that all claim to help children with their learning. Apps can be a great tool to use for learning, once you figure out the best ones for your children and how to use them effectively.

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

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The first time I created Khan Academy playlists for each of my 100 fifth graders,” says Dong, “it took me 6 hours.” But for good learning to happen, customization is a non-negotiable. Today, KIPP Bay Area teachers can generate personalized Khan Academy playlists for their students in under 10 minutes using an automated tool. Data that is not actionable plus online content that is not customized is a recipe for disappointment.".

A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

My hope is that this framework helps educators see new possibilities for harnessing edtech’s full potential for teaching and learning. As a more recent example, IBM Teacher Advisor helps teachers find high-quality lesson materials tailored to their students’ learning needs.

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Three tools for “in-text” video analysis and why it matters

NeverEndingSearch

For many of us, the go-to platform for learning and sharing is video. We learn from TED Talks, the Khan Academy, as well as the growing number of videos we ourselves create for flipped. To learn about the art of propaganda and selling.

Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Guest blogger, Emily Cleary, has some great ideas on some of her favorite must-have resources for today’s blended learning. There are so many videos online, but those videos just might be lacking the exact, focused, content you need to learn or want to teach someone.

Sown To Grow: Easily Blend Goal-setting and Reflection into Classwork

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Many of the existential guides for teaching (such as Habits of Mind , the Socrative Method , and Mindfulness ) promote a student-driven growth mindset as fundamental to successful learning. Either set up a new class or import one from Google Classroom.

Video Assignments Are the New Term Paper. How Does That Change Teaching and Learning?

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The Google-owned service is widely used that it may already soak up more than a third of all mobile traffic. Unsurprisingly, we increasingly learn from digital video. The realm of informal learning is well represented on YouTube—from DIY instruction to guerrilla recordings of public speakers. And new kinds of educational institutions have emerged, like the nonprofit Khan Academy , with its thousands of free educational videos on a wide range of subjects.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I especially appreciated the following quote, “On his blog, Gorman shares what he has learned with a focus on how tech enables project-based learning.” Learn more at the conference master classes page. This allows learning to go beyond Bloom’s basic level of remembering.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

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Over the past few years the education industry has been experiencing a shift away traditional learning environments. One of these practices is known as blended learning and the term that has been garnering some attention within the education industry as of late.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly?

Want to Teach Kids to Code? honorCode CEO Explains Why You Should Focus on Teachers First

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I lead instruction for about 150 6-12 graders at the moment, and then we’re also doing our after-school academy where we leverage a lot of our community partners like Google. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of onlinelearn how to code” tools, from Code.org to Khan Academy. We know that we can’t teach all the students that need to learn computer science. Want the full interview with Jeffrey?

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

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Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

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Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of. EdSurge: What got you started making online courses on your own?

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10 Sites for Online/Educational Tutorials

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Online Tutorials or walk-throughs are great for self paced learning. People have been using Google and YouTube to learn how to do things all the time. However, there are also sites specifically dedicated to Online Learning and helping people learn all kinds of subjects. Khan Academy - A widely talked about free site w/ lots of resources and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Science, Economics, and more.

Video Tutorials in Numeracy Lessons

EdTechTeam

We still have to teach Mathematics (for obvious reasons other than to just fill in the days until we go on holidays) and I still want my students to be challenged, engaged and excited for their learning. More often than not I will create a Google Slide document that has all my lessons and their associated resources for the subject/content area I am teaching. Firstly, I utilised the amazing EDpuzzle online platform to develop students knowledge further.

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Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

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After seemingly stalling for a short time, MOOCs ( Massive Open Online Courses ) seem to be graining ground again. First there were the cMOOCs, free and open online courses that focused more on learning than they did on accreditation. Everything is on Google.

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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

MindShift

She used it to stay connected with friends through her school’s Google Chat system and watched Netflix, but also saved time for academics. “Summer is the most unequal time in America,” said Matthew Boulay, the interim CEO of the National Summer Learning Association.

5 Goals for the School Year

The Electric Educator

Google Podcasts Over the summer I was shocked to learn that the Google tutorial screencasts that I created were the #1 series on the iTunesU Teaching and Education section. I even beat out the Khan Academy!

Hack Education Weekly News

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Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “The fallout from the mid-year closure of Ohio ’s largest full-time online charter school continues,” writes Education Week , “with other e-schools struggling to navigate a massive influx of displaced students, thousands of students unaccounted for, and fights over money and liability dragging into the summer.”

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. School and “Skills” MOOCS, Outsourcing, and Online Education. Learning to Code. Education Data and Learning Analytics. Khan Academy. Online Learning. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks.

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Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

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For my notes on Day 1 of this academy, which took place January 15, 2014, click here. Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. More info on Harvard online degree programs and certificates.

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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. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” From the press release : “174 organisations worldwide call investors to cease support to American chain of schools Bridge International Academies.” ” Testing, Testing… From the Khan Academy blog : “ Khan Academy is the Official Practice Partner for AP.” ” This is the second major partnership the organization has made with the College Board , as Khan Academy is also its test prep site of choice for the SAT.

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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.

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” Really looking forward to Space Force Academy. Ron Howard voiceover: she was not really looking forward to Space Force Academy.). ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “ Personalized learning ” now includes working on a goat farm apparently.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’?” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ FutureLearn , the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., ” “What’s the bottom line on online preschool ?” ” Via Geekwire : “ Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift.”