Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

The 21st century student and learning to learn. I think that schools should rephrase their purpose statement and include “learning to learn” in it. Learning doesn’t stop when we finish school.

8 Non-Digital Remote Learning Ideas

A Principal's Reflections

Before our eyes, we are watching districts and schools valiantly roll out remote learning plans to support all students during extended closures. Here are a few that I have been sharing with districts and schools where I have served as a coach throughout the year: Modeling through written explanations : Even though efforts should be made to avoid piling on new content, learning can only progress if new material is presented. Movement matters more than ever if learning is the goal.

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. So did they learn?

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, You have shared often about active learning strategies and the impact they have on student learning. When we teach large classes, what approaches can we employ that will have a greater opportunity to engage students and help students learn more?

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Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Facilitator- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Educators: Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Overall, the panelists are optimistic that the transition to online learning will hasten the adaptation of technologies and teaching methods that will better prepare students for 21 st century careers. edWeb Blog accessibility Digital equity and access district leadership Remote Learning

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

Last month I attended the annual Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference at University of California, Irvine. My schedule of sessions focused on what researchers have learned about games and learning. The continued importance of experiential learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We

Pre-K Learning: Enhancing Education with Digital Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Although this isn’t really a game, but rather, it’s a digital learning session. The child smiles and moves to the next learning chapter. Research confirms that the quality of education and learning received by children in their early years of childhood is essential for their overall development. Children who received high-quality, practical knowledge-based learning in their formative years are less likely to fail in high-school. This is the digital age.

Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

Flipped Learning and Higher Education are rarely found together in the same sentence. While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor. Instead, teachers take on the role of a facilitator of learning.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Supporting authentic, real-world learning.

What is Constructivism and How Does it Fit Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Constructivism is a student-centered philosophy that emphasizes hands-on learning and active participation in lessons. Constructivists believe that learning is an active process so the most effective way to learn is through discovery. Learning is incremental.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. Watch how district administrators can help facilitate remote learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

When Calgary Catholic School District was pushed to close its doors in March due to the novel coronavirus, students, faculty and other school staff had to quickly adjust to the new reality thrust upon them: navigating remote learning. “We While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. Watch how district administrators can help facilitate remote learning.

5 Digital Tools That can Help Educators Manage the Workload

EmergingEdTech

Guest writer Nancy Lin offers 5 free web apps with phone based counterparts, that can be a huge help in classroom. Not so long ago, teachers had to rely largely on an extensive knowledge base, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Teaching critical thinking skills in the online classroom

eSchool News

With a competency-based model and asynchronous instruction, students at Laurel Springs must be able to think critically about their lessons and assignments, and the demonstration of concept and skill mastery is crucial to their success at our school.

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Personalized learning - Anything from personal development/interests (hobbies, individual pursuits) all the way through to traditional coursework which includes courses offered online when it isn't offered in person at the student's campus.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process. We gave (the students) (virtual) land, and we gave them an opportunity to learn about the architectural principles behind Frank Lloyd Wright.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Students have opportunities to work on smaller projects to familiarize themselves with collaborative learning and integrated projects.

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October , 2015 As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and.read more. Books for Teachers

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. This is not how we learn in the real world. The extent of networking to learn, if we were lucky, was putting four desks together and working in groups. In college, some of my best learning experiences were working on group projects. Both those group learning experiences were constrained by proximity and time. Why then do we not move into an era of learning to network and networking to learn?

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community. Create modules of learning that: Help guide students to their clearest path of interest. Establish “Rivers of Learning”. Create open learning centers.

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How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Edsurge

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts. So did they learn?

3 Learning Problems Bigger Than Teacher-Prep

Fractus Learning

Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on performance of a specific set of skills. What about a program that targets parental and community involvement in what kids are learning?

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and provided.read more. Repost

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences. Exposure to hands-on, lab-based learning experiences will improve students’ ability to think critically.

Social-Emotional Learning May Be a Limited Solution for Reforming School Discipline

Edsurge

In social-emotional learning, similar to other frameworks that exist within our educational space, we have to consider where it sits within the conversations on how we are fixing and addressing issues like discipline. EdSurge: In your research, you and your colleague Anne Gregory worked with different school districts trying to implement social-emotional learning practices.

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Anecdotally verify that they are applying their learning. Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product.

The History of the Future of the 'Learning Engineer'

Hack Education

” Among its recommendations were to “support the expanding profession of the ‘learning engineer’” – a person who possesses “knowledge base in the learning sciences, familiarity with modern education technology, and an understanding of and practice with design principles,” but who also has a deep background in a specific academic discipline. The learning engineer would be a “new breed of professional.”

5 reasons to integrate digital storytelling into your teaching

eSchool News

How do we best bridge this divide and bring education into the digital learning space where students reside? But the bottom line is that digital storytelling is a critical bridge from an educators’ curricular knowledge-base to the digital learning sphere of the students.

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Daily Edventures

I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. My pupils approach knowledge in an exploratory and often playful manner through interdisciplinary projects,” says Economou. uniformity (avoiding “typical” common teaching and learning practices).

Now is the time to redefine readiness

eSchool News

Their presence in the workplace will alter or eliminate many tasks that people carry out today, including tasks associated with knowledge-based work, creative work, and care-based professions. Today’s working adults have seen a lot of change in the employment landscape.

Connected Learning Certificate Program Launching

Educator Innovator

Christina Cantrill , senior program associate who directs the Digital Is project at the National Writing Project , facilitated this connected learning workshop for teachers through Arcadia University’s School of Education as part of last summer’s Making Learning Connected MOOC (#clmooc). The Connected Learning Certificate, a 12-credit program being offered by the Arcadia University School of Education, is the first of its kind being offered at a College or University.

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The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

Apparently, I was dead wrong on this assumption and quickly learned that Twitter in itself wasn’t a powerful tool, but instead, it was the conversations, ideas, resources, and passionate educators that connected with me. author books Digital Leadership Twitter Uncommon Learning writing