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.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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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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.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. BYOD will distract students from learning. E-learning K-12

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Cikumas–an LMS that’s easy to understand

Ask a Tech Teacher

Swiss-based Cikumas makes the creation and implementation of virtual classrooms quick, intuitive, and without the steep learning curve that so often accompanies LMSs (Learning Management Systems). view Google Drive resources from within Cikumas.

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18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF)

Shake Up Learning

The post 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 Course – (25% OFF) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 18 Challenges for Teachers in 2018 ONLINE COURSE! This course is about transforming the learning in your classroom and trying new ideas in 2018! It’s learning on-demand!

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

EdNews Daily

TC is a virtual training medium, providing personal growth and professional development through online learning, coaching, and webinars. Through our innovative Learning Engagement System (LES), districts can build a custom library and even create and sell their custom training.

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.

Real-time Collaboration: The Next Frontier in Ed Tech

Omega Notes

Web-based learning and assessment platforms are steadily becoming more important in college classrooms. In some cases, these ebooks can even be integrated with a university’s learning platform. Students can collaborate with their classmates online while they consume the ebook.

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Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Young children learn the most important things not by being told but by constructing knowledge for themselves in interaction with the physical world and with other children – and the way they do this is by playing.” Let’s learn about bridges!”

Age of Learning launches new mobile app for early learners

Educational Technology Guy

Age of Learning just launched their new mobile app, a comprehensive online learning app for children ages 2 through 6+. Subscriptions to the site are $7.99/ Per Month; however, they do provide ABCmouse free to Schools, Teachers, Libraries, and Foster Families across the US. The app is from Age of Learning , and it’s called the “ABCmouse.com- Early Learning Academy.” Their teacher can even assign learning activities based on knowledge of the student.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. Quizlet.com This website gives you study tools that you can use to learn more effectively.

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Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. The Enriched Virtual is considered a disruptive blended-learning model because it transforms the student learning experience beyond just adding an online-learning feature to a traditional classroom. Teachers also use online courses for PD with GradPoint.

5 Great Digital Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

3 TEACH VISUALLY Course Hero has just launched an Infographic Study Series ( coursehero.com/lit/ ): a collection of over 90 classic literature titles in visual form to help students learn efficiently. Prezi’s zooming canvas opens up the classroom to active learning and interactivity, making lessons understandable, memorable and fun. This visually stunning learning tool includes the key critical literary works that students will need to prepare for the upcoming fall semester.

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

Edsurge

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. More colleges are using it for online learning, since it can make students and instructors more present to each other than most other media.

?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

Edsurge

Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. You have to use video,” says Virginia Tech’s John Boyer, who posts his geography lectures on YouTube and holds live online office hours.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

Students need online access to conduct research projects, use educational apps and access homework, while parents need to receive important communication from their school and teachers through the web. Start with the obvious like public libraries and recreation centers.

#DLNchat: How Will Net Neutrality Changes Affect Higher Education?

Edsurge

Students in rural areas could pay more to participate in online courses and programs as well as for access to resources they use to support their studies. And for students and programs that are fully online, the institution’s ability to pay more is moot. JJ Johnson, among others, touted the importance libraries will continue to play in supporting equity of access to information, now maybe more than ever. Add it your Google calendar for Tuesday, February 13 at 1pm PT/ 4pm ET.