Support Online Learning with Powerful Thinking Routines

Catlin Tucker

Given that many teachers are working with students online, at least part-time, I created the Google Slide decks below for teachers to copy and use in an online learning scenario. That way, students can learn with and from each other. Learning

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning. Modeling on my part and active application on their end, make these learning experiences that much richer. For more details on this blended learning approach, give this post a read.

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Avoiding Synchronous Video Fatigue During Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

For virtually every school that is, or will be, implementing some sort of remote or hybrid learning model, you can bet that videoconference tools will play an enormous role. Facilitating professional learning using video conferencing tools is exhausting.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What we have learned about COVID-19 is that it can spiral out of control at a moment's notice if social distancing and health recommendations aren't followed. Now more than ever, empathy is needed to help everyone get through remote or hybrid learning.

3 Things to Learn Over the Summer to Be Better at Distance or Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Like it or not, blended learning is here to stay. Whatever happens, online learning will play a huge role in our teaching. With Advancement Courses , you never stop learning.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. How adaptive learning works. E-learning

Starting the year: Ideas for anywhere learning

Neo LMS

What are some ways that we can interact with them, involve them in different learning activities, work with them individually, and make them feel comfortable and supported in the learning space, wherever that may be? 5 Ideas for anywhere learning. E-learning

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? ” The post Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. These principles guide our work to close the Digital Learning Gap by ensuring learning experiences are personal and accessible, authentic and challenging, collaborative and connected, and inquisitive and reflective. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance Learning.

Strategies to Foster Discourse and Collaboration in Remote Learning Environments

A Principal's Reflections

However, in the midst of it all, there have been opportunities to take a critical lens to practice in the efforts to effectively pivot to a remote world and successfully implement hybrid learning models in the near term. What made it even better was how much I learned from the experience.

What is a Lifecycle of Learning?

How to recognize each stage of your learning initiative and maximize its potential.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners. It also should not require them to be on a device for all of their learning activities. Kids also need access to equitable resources and learning experiences.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization.

Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With the pandemic not letting down in many places, schools are beginning to focus less on re-entry and more on starting the year with remote learning. No matter the situation, lessons learned have to be acted upon in order to provide a valuable learning experience to all kids regardless of demographics. Teachers in two separate surveys estimated that only about 60% of their students were regularly participating or engaging in distance learning.

Research Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Research-Based Strategies for Distance Learning with Dr. Matthew Rhoads Dr. Matthew Rhoads is teaching at a distance and coaching other teachers to improve their teaching as well.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. I’ll be the closing keynote and discuss “7 Ways to Redefine Reading Instruction with Technology in a Blended Learning Environment.” Blended Learning.

Distance Learning Requires a Student-Centered Approach

Education Elements

Regardless of where students are physically learning this school year, educators must orient their instruction towards distance learning. An orientation towards distance learning allows for continuity of meaningful learning experiences despite changing circumstances or disruptions to the school calendar, whether it be an isolated power outage or a global pandemic. Classrooms Virtual Learning School Leadership

Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. Authentic learning is learning designed to connect what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications; learning experiences should mirror the complexities and ambiguities of real life. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ).

Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned. As re-entry planning either begins or continues in earnest, the priority must be to transform learning in ways that provide kids with the best experience possible while ensuring the safety of all. The lessons learned during COVID19 provide opportunities to re-envision what schools can be. My thinking as of late has been around a hybrid learning model.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. He talks about how he uses them with students and teachers for classroom learning and teacher PD.

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Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. Advocates for and critics against personalized learning will inevitably interpret these findings in wildly different ways.

Using Hybrid and Blended Learning to Promote Student-Centered Classrooms

Waterford

Now is a particularly helpful time to consider implementing blended or hybrid learning, two strategies that allow for independent or remote learning. We’ve put together a quick primer on what blended and hybrid learning strategies are and why they might have a place in your classroom.

5 Benefits of online learning for educators

Neo LMS

Online learning utilizes technology to connect students and educators. Research and Markets predicted that the online education market will reach $230 billion by 2025 , and it’s possible that COVID-19 will further increase the popularity of online learning. Learn new technical skills.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Families and Distance Learning: A Guardian’s Guide To Kicking Off Distance Learning

Education Elements

Classrooms Virtual Learning School LeadershipThere is no question that our lives have been flipped around over the last few months. For many of us, we are adjusting to redefining our workspace and even our roles. Our work has changed and so has how we interact.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Rae Hughart gives fantastic ideas for tracking student learning mastery. Learn about Mastery Learning in Distance Learning from a Teacher Doing It Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. The post Mastery Learning Excellence at a Distance appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.