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How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? How do #DLNchat-ters define community? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals.

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How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more.

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The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

eSchool News

For the sake of our students, we must embrace the changing role of the school librarian. 2017 was a year filled with makerspaces, student engagement, personalized learning, and more. “Never underestimate what students are capable of.”

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

“ When you finally let go of the past, something better comes along.” – Anonymous There are many reasons why we tend to fall back on what we are either comfortable with or have always done. For one, comfort tends to be the enemy of growth. One last factor has to do with our experiences.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am taking, Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Online collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Skype could be utilized to work on projects from afar. Physically attending class has also broadened my personal learning network.

The Important Morning Meeting

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the strategies I grew to appreciate in my several decades of teaching was starting my class with a warm-up. A tangible transition between the previous class (or recess) and mine seemed to orient students to my topic and make the entire class go more smoothly.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. As my network has grown, so has my growth as an educational leader.

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

With this being said, quality leadership becomes even more essential in order to cultivate a school culture whose primary focus is on the learning and achievement of each and every student. Please feel free to share any other ideas in the comment section below.

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

Along with the announcement came a 7-page document outlining the steps and options to back up our lesson plans, files, and slide shows. Now, instead of backing up our documents on CDs, as we did the last time we got new computers, we are encouraged to use the cloud.

My Ten Most Viewed LiveBinders

The Playground Advocate

I''m a big fan of using LiveBinders to curate and share web resources. The more I''ve been at it, the easier it becomes to find and share the right resource when a teacher needs it. I was reminded of this today because I ended up sharing three different binders with colleagues within the span of a half-hour, each of which spoke to a different project or problem that needed to be solved.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Event recordings are posted and available after the events if you aren''t able to attend them live. Please bring a story or tool or idea to share. How do you integrate technology into 21st century classrooms? Loosely based around Bloom’s Revised taxonomy, find out how to use web2.0