How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Trustees at Wesleyan University, where I am president, have for years been singing the siren’s song to professors about the benefits of online teaching, and usually the answer they get is: “It just doesn’t work.” Related: How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

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How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

Libraries are temporarily closing their doors due to coronavirus—like so many other institutions in the wake of a growing pandemic. And like schools and colleges, they are trying to move operations online as much as they can. The library has always been like, "We nurse the brain."

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Brightspace Excellence Awards highlight innovation in online learning

eSchool News

This year’s Brightspace Excellence Awards , announced at FUSION 2016 by global learning technology provider D2L, recognized the promise of online learning and its ability to connect more and more people to high-quality educational programs. Faculty dedicated to helping students learn online created robust online environments and high-quality tools to help students succeed in their online learning endeavors.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. The first ‘lite’ option that most educators think of is Google Classroom. The biggest for many people: Privacy concerns continue, despite Google’s efforts to put them to bed.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

Desperate parents need help as coronavirus upends our lives

The Hechinger Report

As an education reporter, I’ve watched hundreds of teachers lead classrooms and I’ve learned that their job is one of the hardest in the world. We need printed worksheets, assignments on paper and books (because the libraries are closed, too), resources that don’t require a device and wi-fi.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

The suburban Seattle school is part of the Northshore School District, which closed earlier in March and has since paused its online learning program. (AP How to homeschool” is trending on Google. Related: Why your toddler can’t learn from screens.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Learning is becoming more collaborative to mirror the way that adults live their lives. New Learning Platforms. Today, most schools use some type of virtual learning environment. Many teachers are using virtual learning environments to teach film-making online.

A Recipe for Keeping Students Safe When Using Google Apps

Gaggle Speaks

When Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) made the switch to Google Apps for Education, there was one important, missing ingredient from bringing safe communication and collaboration to its students and teachers. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Those easy-to-hand, widely adopted tools cited by Shirky include the ubiquitous Google Docs, as well as more-unexpected ones like the website Genius (formerly Rap Genius). Online is changing the story people are willing to tell themselves about college,” he said. Changing Attitudes During that panel—and throughout the day—online education emerged as a dominant theme. The university chose 2U as its tech partner to help create and run the online program.

Two Don't-Miss Events - Our Online Learning Revolution Conference in April and Our Deep Dive at Black Mountain in May

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We want to explore and bridge the conversations about teaching and learning that are common to these worlds--this includes: learning theory, learning practice, learning science, learning space design, and technology for learning.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Jada said she learned facts about wolves and monarch butterflies in the hunt. When you’re doing cool new technology, you want to try it and learn it all,” she said.

Ex Google Play Marketing Chief Hired to Help Students Enter "Workplace of the Future"

Educational Technology Guy

Consider this: Bill Gates has poured billions of dollars into what he calls the “future of learning” - and Mark Zuckerberg just announced a new $50M ed-tech investment. Both with a big push towards personalized learning. Course Hero, now led by a new CMO - former Google Play Marketing chief, Patrick Mork - wants to also bet on students, by democratizing access to study materials: its 12.5M Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. See you online! 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? How does your library manage digital collections?

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

Moving instruction online and preparing teachers to use technology in their teaching is a massive undertaking. As district leaders look for ways to minimize disruption to children’s learning, edtech coaches can be great assets. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators

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Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

We educators understand online learning, probably have taken classes this way, but we haven’t yet wrapped our brains around how to make it work in OUR classes. In fact, the biggest question I get from teachers in my online classes and on my blog is: “How do I do it?”

FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 1st A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. Andrew Carnegie The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Library 2.014 Call for Proposals Now Open. Learn more here.

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Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. The conference will be held entirely online and is free to attend. See you online!

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

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 ! Google Slides and Docs are also great free options. Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar !

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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.

Student Goal-Setting with Digital Vision Boards

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 ! Canva is a web tool and app with a free library of stock images, stickers, and graphics. Also, find a library of stickers, frames, and templates.

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Annotate PDFs with Kami

Catlin Tucker

I shared the PDF version because our library only had a few copies of the book. I immediately paused the class and Derek shared this awesome Google Chrome Extension! Kami + Google Classroom. The best part of Kami is how seamlessly it works with Google Classroom. Learning

Student Safety Doesn’t Take the Summer Off

Gaggle Speaks

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools wants to make sure that it’s proactive with online student safety. To help keep students safe, Wisconsin Rapids now relies on Safety Management for Google Apps. Safety Management for Google Success Stories

FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home

Shake Up Learning

The post FREE PD for Teachers Stuck at Home appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Some teachers are on spring break, some are on an “extended” spring break, while others are making a go of home learning. Here are some professional growth and learning options while you wait.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

Gaggle Speaks

Sure, you might have a larger student population, and you could be separated by hundreds, if not thousands, of miles, but you both are looking for new ways to create digital learning environments that facilitate critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Responding to COVID-19: How Are the Children?

Digital Promise

and Puerto Rico have closed all public schools, with few teachers prepared to move to a virtual learning environment and even fewer parents ready to homeschool their children. At this unprecedented moment, it is crucial for parents/caregivers and teachers to work together on a plan for students to continue their learning experiences at home. And, what do teachers need to help them develop remote learning plans, while still attending to the social and emotional needs of each student?

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! STEAM Up Learning! Students can create games and learn coding!

ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As

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