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. Throughout this ordeal, we must be patient, understanding, and flexible as teachers and administrators, with little to no training in this area, do their best to provide an education to students. In this case, he/or she would just do it on a piece of paper that the student could refer to before moving on.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery.

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School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

It appears that much of the focus for improvement has been on creating rigorous classroom instruction to increase student achievement measured by the highly contested standardized tests. Students with Interrupted or Limited Formal Education (SIFE). Students with Disabilities.

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. What about when you have 50-60 students in a class? Pallett—analyzed data from 490,333 classes that were tracked by the IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction systems.

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Why Flipped Learning should be standard for Higher Education

Neo LMS

While not exactly the same, both concepts shift the focus towards students and their learning needs rather than the instructor. Discipline, standardization, conformity — these are the values on which the traditional educational model was based.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

The end of the school year is a time when both students and teachers alike are distracted by thoughts of vacation, sleeping in, and no deadlines. It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

Ask a Tech Teacher

If there is a trait above all others that I want to imbue into my students, it is curiosity. ” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Make a trade-off with students.

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Making an Impact with Games?

ProfHacker

Often, it’s hard even to agree on what we want games to accomplish: are we most interested in raising student engagement? Such rigidity can be dangerous, sometimes leading to games based on evaluation methods (rather than methods based on the game).”

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in parental engagement that can be correlated to the implementation of digital platforms and applications. SEL will begin to affect school culture from the top-down, bringing about change in adults first and students second.

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

In this era of markedly different standards, shifts in core content, and high stakes tests, the bar for our students and for us as educators is significantly higher. The goal: ensuring students are college ready, career ready, AND new world ready.

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Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

MORE BETTER WRITING Third Grade Students at Milton Public Schools use FlipGrid to record book reviews. They’re reading student work that’s more thoughtful, properly revised, and well researched, and they’re able to give efficient, effective feedback to each student.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? Busch's student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors," the “iPad Consultants," the “Makerspace Mentors," and the “Cyber Squad." The Various Student Tech Team Sub-Committees.

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Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development

wwwatanabe

Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. The class participated as students in service learning discussions about our community and how we could implement it in our classrooms.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.