Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

Our students need supportive adults in their lives who can challenge, mentor, and push them to meet and exceed their potential. My goal is to provide you with Do’s and Don’ts regarding online learning programs that will help guide you in how to best assist the students in your life. Note: There are a lot of terms for describing the use of computer-based technology in education: asynchronous and synchronous learning, blended learning, digital learning, and online learning.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Instead, they power up glowing iPad screens and swipe and tap their way through math problems, the day’s reading or interactive content. Central Valley School District administrators envisioned such a shift when they decided to begin swapping paper textbooks for iPads in the 2012-13 school year. The district provides a personal iPad for every teacher, middle and high school student, and teachers’ lessons include a mix of purchased and free online resources.

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How Virtual One-to-One Meetings Are Helping Us Build a Strong Online Classroom

Edsurge

As I sat in front of my iPad waiting for Jackson to join our second weekly one-to-one Zoom meeting, I wondered what would become the focus of today’s catch up. Whether reviewing concepts or talking sports, the one-to-one meetings I’ve had with students over the last eight weeks have proven to be the most impactful way to build our classroom community through the transition to remote learning. But some elements are so hard to replicate in an online learning environment.

The FREE education browser for your iPad via @TheRoverApp to view Flash Content!

Kleinspiration

Can''t access flash on your iPad? Rover is the free to download education app that streams educational Flash content to your iPad! Rover is an education app and the only education browser for your iPad designed for teachers and students of all ages. Rover is targeted towards enhancing the K-12 education experience, bringing the best online learning content to your iPad- including access to content ordinarily available on the Apple tablet (e.g.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

My biggest worry is the kids I’ve gotten no response from,” said Rose, who is retiring in June and never expected to end her career struggling with online teaching. “I’m Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade.

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.”.

Teachers use high and low-tech means to reach English Language Learners during coronavirus crisis

The Hechinger Report

Administrators at Dorchester School District Two in suburban Summerville, South Carolina, were well aware of the digital divide when they decided to give students both paper and online resources after shuttering schools because of coronavirus. She said she’s worried not only about what her students might miss — those without online access won’t have a chance for teachers to give feedback on their work through Class Dojo and Microsoft Teams — but about their welfare in general.

30 Day Photo Journal Calendar (FREE Template)

Shake Up Learning

The post 30 Day Photo Journal Calendar (FREE Template) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This school year, self-care, executive functioning skills, and social-emotional learning will be key, not only for our students but for our staff. Shake Up Learning 2020.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

‘Everything has changed’: A look at K-12 education under coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

The teachers, I mean, they were trained up in two to three days to do remote learning. And, we’ve been looking at — what does it take to do online learning well? For a four-year old, the learning is play. This story also appeared in American Public Media.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

Learning technology once reserved for special needs students is now in everyone’s hands. Can teachers figure out how best to use it?

The Hechinger Report

This is a list of kids I need to check in with, maybe because they’re learning the English language, or because I’ve observed something where they need a little more help,” Kaswell said. It is also an integrated co-teaching classroom (meaning some of the students have special needs) and an English language learner class, with some students still learning English. But now he’s implementing a particularly intense approach to it, known as personalized learning.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs. Sustaining innovations are innovations that improve an established technology to meet the needs of its established customer base.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. building a personal learning network online.

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MLTI is not a Tech Buy or Commodity. It’s a Learning Initiative.

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) has been around since 2001, providing 7th & 8th Grade students and teachers with devices and more. Recently a new piece of “Concept Draft” legislation popped up: LD 137: An Act To Make the Maine Learning Technology Initiative More Cost-effective. I have been involved in learning through technology initiatives for more than 20 years. MLTI has always been about learning. Focus on the Learning

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Portable computing power offers learning advantages in virtually any educational environment. Yet, iPads and Chromebooks have their limitations. Many schools still lack the resources to implement 1:1 learning. School Computer Labs Supplement Classroom Learning. Topping the list of reasons is limited classroom learning time. Learning lab.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate. ” When bricks and clicks combine into a powerful learning experience for students, we have an effective blended classroom. This blog post is sponsored by PowerSchool Learning. iPad).

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. If your school uses Word, PowerPoint, or Excel on iPads or PCs, this might be a better choice. workshops and online meetings.

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How Online PD Eased A New York District’s Transition to Remote Learning

Edsurge

Then there were the costs: travel and meal expenses for offsite meetings, substitute teachers and the price of the actual training sessions themselves. But with SMART Boards in almost every classroom, one-to-one iPad programs in grades 4 through 8 and the district’s investment in Google's ecosystem of classroom tools, digital literacy skills were becoming increasingly crucial for Hauppauge teachers. You learn about their limits around time, logistics and space.

How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

Edsurge

Dear Bonni: How can we make student-to-student interaction more personable and engaging in online learning? Andrea Fuentes, Director of Online Learning, Doral College Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. All of these tools can be embedded into the learning management system your school uses, so students never have to leave their familiar environment in order to participate. Education Technology Digital Learning

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The Biggest Distance-Learning Experiment In History: Week One

MindShift

For 6-year-old Sadie Hernandez, the first day of online school started at her round, wooden kitchen table in Jacksonville, Fla. She turned on an iPad and started talking to her first grade teacher, Robin Nelson. “Are you ready to do this online stuff?” And now you know how to meet me in the morning.” Three days to load classes onto an online platform. Three days to gather online resources so aligned instruction could continue to take place.

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.” As a member of Alan’s Team all year, it is a lot of fun to meet so many people from around the world at his summer conference in Boston. Learn more at the conference master classes page. It can also help educators determine what digital resources may work best to help support learning.

5 Goals for the School Year

The Electric Educator

iPad Coaching This year my school, Southfield Christian is implementing a 1:1 iPad program in the high school. Staff were given three days of training in the spring before summer vacation and were instructed to play with and use their iPads throughout the summer months. Because my schedule is somewhat flexible this year, my goal is to work individually with teachers on creating lessons and activities that fully use the capabilities of the iPad.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Online learning, or the teaching formerly knows as “distance learning” Will this keep growing? There’s now a movement to teach humanities seminars online. Skepticism about the quality of online learning could migrate to the general population. Yet we also see academic deans and provosts showing more interest in digital learning than their faculty. Instead it seems to be a learning strategy, sometimes driven by state governments.

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

EdTechSandyK

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. Students can graduate from high school with dual credit then get the rest of their college experience entirely online. Swivl - Apparatus that lets you use an iPad to video record a lecture or presentation. High school library prediction - Librarians will become resources to help students find online courses.

In It Together: Student Led Program Implementation #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Students also presented at faculty meetings. Snipit of faculty meeting training at 9th grade campus shown.) At the end of the meeting, the principal announced students could bring their own devices to use Project Share. After initial trainings, here were monthly meetings to follow up. McDonald checked up on students in between meetings. His own work on an online masters degree made a connection for him.

Flipped Classroom: How many hours does an instructor REALLY put into teaching

Connecting 2 the World

Likewise, while on paper the "flipped classroom" may look like it is less work for the instructor because the "students are teaching themselves", like online learning, in fact, the instructor's role requires a lot more time commitment, often outside of anyone else's view. As mentioned before, I am using two new technologies: clickers and an ipad. In addition, I often meet with students when they can't make my office hours.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Also, this week, thanks to my invited participation in the National Governors Association regional summit, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge , I published a new post “ How Should We Address the Cybersecurity Threats Facing K-12 Schools? " Tagged on: March 19, 2017 Technology switch leaves some upset | Columbia Daily Tribune → Battle High School students and teachers have had iPads since the school opened in 2013.

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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. Learn more at www.geo-education.org. Learn more here.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? See you online!

Week of December 6, 2010 - 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. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! link] TECH TALK TUESDAYS: IPADS - QUESTIONS, APPS, RESOURCES & DISCUSSION (AUSTRALIA SERIES) Mon 6 Dec 11:45PM New York / Tue 6 Dec 04:45AM GMT / Tue 6 Dec 02:45PM Sydney Anne Mirtschin. What do you know about the iPad?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s live, interactive, and free public Webinars through LearnCentral.org, the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! Monday, October 4th 10am PDT (US) / 1pm EDT (US) / 5pm GMT/UTC ( intl times ): ELLUMINATE LIVE EVENTS "Monitoring Task Completion Without Inhumane Status Meetings,” with presenter Lou Russell. “P

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein 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. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). UC Berkeley says it will remove online course content in response to a Department of Justice assertion that the materials violate the ADA as they are not fully accessible to those with disabilities. Remind me: who’s keeping track of the b t associated with words like “open online education”? But oh yes, kids, “everyone should learn to code” for job security. Education Politics.

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