Maker Learning is Powerful Learning

Digital Promise

At Digital Promise, we believe all learners should have the opportunity to engage in Powerful Learning. Maker learning, while in many ways still a grassroots movement, has become increasingly common in schools around the world. Blog Educators Maker Learning

Classroom collaboration: Learning together

Neo LMS

In most classrooms today, students are seen working together in small groups, perhaps in learning stations in the classroom, and taking a more active role in learning. Social learning works. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Hands-on learning.

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. For related discussions, see 21st century skills, relevance, and rigor ( Authentic Learning ). Qualities of Authentic Learning.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? Like change, learning is a process, not an event.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

9 Characteristics of authentic learning

Neo LMS

Authentic learning came as a constructivist approach to teaching in which learners are active participants in their own instruction that allows for the acquisition of new concepts and skills oriented towards real-life applicability. 9 Characteristics of authentic learning.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember? Teacher Andrew Stadel, @ mr_stadel founder of the popular site estimation180.com , talks about this pursuit of learning in the classroom. What really helps kids learn?

Research Spotlight: Student-Centered Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Regina Giraldo-García on episode 498 Dr. Regina Giraldo-García shares her research on what makes effective blended learning that promotes student leadership and a student-centered approach.

Playing to Learn

Digital Promise

With support and collaborative input from the LEGO Foundation, Project Zero embarked on an exploration of the pedagogy of play in 2015, in partnership with the International School of Billund in Denmark, which has made play a key part of its approach to learning. Learn More.

Tips to increase motivation in e-learning

Neo LMS

In e-learning settings, students need the motivation to meet their educational goals and to enjoy a complete e-learning experience. And sadly, some students can easily lose their motivation to learn when they’re in a setting without face-to-face interaction. E-learning

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

Creating Positive Learning Environments

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

Digital Promise

However, this model of instruction does not align with our emerging understanding of how students learn science best. With this unique innovation in standards, states and school districts have been challenged to identify high-quality materials aligned with this new model of science learning.

How to motivate students for lifelong learning

Neo LMS

Students are naturally curious and inclined to learn about their environment. In order words, they find joy in learning. Intrinsically Motivated For A Lifetime Of Learning from Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Autonomy in learning.

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6 Ways to Improve Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The bottom line is that all educators yearn for quality professional learning as opposed to development that leads to sustained improvements in teaching, learning, and leadership. The image below from Katie Martin sums up nicely what educators want out of professional learning.

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

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey and the teachers who reached her (and the pedagogies that didn’t.) Listen to Gitanjali Rao talk about her learning journey Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

Digital Promise

Especially to those who have curated their lessons to satisfy so many different objectives, it can feel risky to give up some structure and allow students a significant degree of choice and control over their learning. Learn more.

5 Myths About Video Learning

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Explore some of the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the truth behind the benefits of educational videos. Myth #1: Video is passive learning. Myth #3: Video require steep learning curves.

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Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students to pause and assess what they think they have learned in a lesson or series of lessons. Learning Log/Blog.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Teaching for Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

When Professor Jal Mehta and then-doctoral candidate Sarah Fine embarked on their exploration of deeper learning in American high schools, they were initially disappointed. If deeper learning wasn’t the norm here, they wondered, where was it?

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. professional learning and new learning experiences. Innovative Learning Spaces.

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie Graber on Episode 497 The four shifts is a new education technology paradigm shared in the book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning by Scott McLeod and Julie Graber.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

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.

How to Create Powerful Intergenerational Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Intergenerational learning brings together people of all ages in mutually beneficial learning experiences. In this blog post, Kim describes her unique approach to Powerful Learning. Students learn from a veteran. Get Started with Intergenerational Learning.

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Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Maker learning is more than just making “stuff.”

Where is Your Learning Culture?

A Principal's Reflections

How the structure and function of a learning culture lead to improvements in achievement and outcomes is where change efforts should be focused. Where is your learning culture? A learning culture should best prepare kids to meet the demands inherent in the new world of work.

The Pedagogy of Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Blended learning is where students use tech to have control over path, place, and pace. Eric Sheninger I remember back in 2012 when we began to implement blended learning strategies at my former high school. A great deal has changed since 2012 when it comes to blended learning.

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources.

Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools

Digital Promise

Since 2014, the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative has reached more than 86,000 students and nearly 6,000 teachers in 100 middle schools across the country. The post Growing the Culture of Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning schools appeared first on Digital Promise.

Blended Learning: 8 Respectful Routines

Catlin Tucker

I field a lot of questions about classroom management when I work with teachers transitioning to blended learning. Teachers worry about what will happen when they shift from whole group lessons to blended learning models that encourage student agency. Learning

Top 10 reasons to take immersive learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

Immersive learning is considered the future of education, and research already backs this up. The main thing that introduces a game-changing aspect in the use of immersive learning is that of incorporating a more hands-on approach to the learning environment. E-learning

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.