Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks to Elevate Instruction

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The learning theories and frameworks below provide useful tips on how to design online instruction and plan digital lessons to help students thrive. I also have discovered tips to support all students and diversify my curriculum to meet their various learning needs.

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Drijvers identified three main purposes for technology in mathematics learning: Doing Mathematics.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update January 28th It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein Welcome to the Learning Revolution. The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn. The Learning Revolution Project highlights virtual and physical events from Web 2.0 To receive the weekly Learning Revolution newsletter, please join the Learning Revolution network.

Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

I can empathize with their frustration, but I attribute these behaviors to underdeveloped self-regulation skills, especially in online and blended learning environments. Blended Learning Environments Require Self-regulation Skills. The goal of the various blended learning models (e.g.,

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

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While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Although understanding these theories is still important, we also need to become familiar with theories, models, and approaches, which provide us insight on how technology, social media, and the Internet impact our learning. These are skills I outline in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. Teachers who integrate technology effectively help their students realize the potential we have to transform the world with our use of technology.

Assistive Technology in Special Education

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In the 3rd edition of Assistive Technology in Special Education, author Joan Green helps readers navigate the complex topic with a straight forward, organized approach to understanding and effectively implementing AT. Green's handbook is the resource Carol Willard has long sought. Book Reviews Special Needs assistive technology AT Carol Willard communication Joan L. Green learning differences literacy Prufrock Press special education

What is Learning Sciences and Why Does It Matter?

Digital Promise

Learning sciences research investigates the process of learning in realistic settings, which can include schools, museums, after-school programs, home environments, or anywhere people typically learn. Key Features of Learning Sciences Research. Where to Learn More.

How Are Educators Continuing Powerful Professional Learning Online?

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The Edcamp Community supports educators to organize and participate in participant-driven professional learning designed by and for educators. Care for educators themselves, whether through mental and emotional self-care or by creating space for professional development and learning.

Tips for Designing an Online Lesson Using the 5 Es Instructional Model

Catlin Tucker

How can we keep them learning remotely? What strategies and technology tools can teachers leverage to take their traditional classes online? I have fielded multiple questions about the best ways to engage students and leverage online learning tools if schools close for a period of time.

Adventures in Hyperdocs – SULS0118

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The post Adventures in Hyperdocs – SULS0118 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. She also just joined the Shake Up Learning Training Team ! A learning experience completely centered around students that will revolutionize your lesson plans. . . Shake Up Learning 2021.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Education’s Top Chief Technology Officers Look Ahead

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Amidst a sea of suits, Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer of San Francisco Unified School District, became the second woman named as the top CTO of the year by CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking. and Socorro, Texas as exceptional district teams, working to improve student learning, opportunities and access. CoSN also continues to build out handbooks on topics including cybersecurity, data privacy and gives a glimpse of the future via its Horizons Report.

Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

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The post Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Student Portfolios are the epitome of Dynamic Blended Learning and going beyond the due date because they are never “done.”. Watch this video to learn how! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Distributed groups and mobile technology

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We used faxes, conference calls, carriers, overnight/express mail, and towards the end, we were in the dawn of the internet, learning how to "program" emails, routing them through university servers from the US, to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, finally sending them to universities in Hungary who would hand deliver them to our Budapest offices. If technology or even a vital member of the group was missing, the work of the group could be delayed for days or even weeks.

Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

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We also wanted to center each districts’ CS mission and vision and integrate the Kentucky Academic Standards (KAS) for Computer Science and the KAS for Technology. This activity engages students to learn sequencing in a story, which is an important literacy and CT skill.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

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100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. Additionally, I’ll give you 100+ of my favorite game based learning resources. Game Based Learning in My Classroom. While the whole class is a game, there’s serious learning happening. We should learn how to do it right.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.) Being so hot also means that the industry uses the term “learning analytics” in a variety of ways. Some reflect neither the spirit nor the current state of this technology. Technology

The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

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While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Although understanding these theories is still important, we also need to become familiar with theories, models, and approaches, which provide us insight on how technology, social media, and the Internet impact our learning. These are skills I outline in my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions.

Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K-12. So Why Not in College?

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Research links learning ability to social and emotional health, which will become increasingly important for workplace success in the coming decades. Seeing this irony, organizations like the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning ( CASEL ) and researchers like Dr. Valerie Shapiro at UC Berkeley have worked to develop, implement and evaluate Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in thousands of K-12 schools across the US. Whether you believe the.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

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The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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The Balance with Catlin Tucker: Featuring Lisa Highfill

Catlin Tucker

In this episode of The Balance , I talk with Lisa Highfill , a mother, educator, instructional coach, and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook. She was a classroom teacher for over twenty years and is currently a technology integration coach in the Pleasanton Unified School District.

Social-Emotional Learning Implementation in a School District

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CASEL , The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, defines social and emotional learning (SEL) as the “process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions.” He has created and contributed to numerous educational curricula and programs designed to improve social and emotional learning.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. K-8 Keyboard Curriculum (four options plus one)–teacher handbook, student workbooks, companion videos, and help for homeschoolers. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

How to Focus on Conceptual Understanding While Practicing Student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 2)

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This post is part of a 6-part series highlighting how we, as IB teachers, can bring Approaches to Teaching to our classroom and challenge students to engage in Approaches to Learning. In the first part of the series, we started with some basics about Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs) as an integral component of the IB curriculum. Before introducing our students to conceptual learning, we first should be focused on conceptual teaching.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Keyboard Curriculum

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

IUT Conference 2018 – Holistic approaches to online collaborative learning design

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Here are some essential artefacts to learn from in the meantime. When designing online learning consideration should be given to how a community can be built around subject content and objectives and how students will interact with the academic and with each other. The institutional learning management system affords a safe and reliable albeit often less than inspiring space for learning. New digital learning environments using the affordances of Web 2.0

Five Best Practices Teachers Can Learn from Dungeon Masters

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This series has looked at how Dungeons & Dragons and similar role-playing games (RPGs) have been used for learning. In all of these cases, teachers and professors channeled their inner Dungeon Master to reimagine how learning takes place in their classes and schools.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

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The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first. Hint: It’s NOT about the technology!

It’s Time for PBL to Change the World

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And, let’s double down on smart: Use a sophisticated, community-change version of Project Based Learning that blends passion with intellectual growth, tests and develops skillfulness, builds inner strengths and leaves students with the clear sense that this world— their world—needs more solution-oriented, curious, passionate adults. Think of these as a seamless integration of PBL best practices and a purpose-driven project design: Don’t settle for Service Learning. By Thom Markham.

How to Learn Better with Ulrich Boser

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Ulrich Boser , a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress , strongly believes that learning more about learning can benefit everyone, no matter their goals or stage in life. Learning how to master new skills and relate new information to existing knowledge is especially important as technological and societal change continually alter the kinds of work we perform throughout our lifetimes. How do you support your own learning?

Students Are Slipping Through the Cracks of Special Education. Schools Must Do Better.

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After some investigating on my part, I learned that Jason had been with the school district since second grade. Serve the needs of students who required more instruction to succeed but did not necessarily display a learning disability.

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

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MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom. New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects. To fill that gap, MakerBot today published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing. The post MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

How Co-Teaching Helped Our New Teachers Support Students, In-Person and Online

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At the time, technology in the classroom was limited to two Macintosh computers that ran programs on floppy disks. We reopened our schools last August and allowed families the option to continue learning remotely. We were careful to design stations to be compatible with remote learning.