Classroom Tech Elevates Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

For over two years, many schools, parents, students, and teachers have struggled with how to teach remotely, and then–when can we go back to in-person learning. For hundreds of years, that’s how it’s been done, but done right, remote learning is a winner.

Which Blended Learning Model Should I Use?

Catlin Tucker

First, let’s be clear about the definition of blended learning. Blended learning is the combination of active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline to provide students with more control over the time, place, pace, and path of their learning.


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Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Activities

User Generated Education

The machine learning activities I describe below are part of their larger Artificial Intelligence elective. Introduction to Machine Learning Via Videos. This project uses Google’s Teachable Machine (images), the Machine Learning for Kids website, and Scratch 3.0

Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? In my upcoming book, I teamed up with Dr. Katie Novak to explore the complementary nature of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning.

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.

How to Engage Students in Science Through Real-World Learning

Digital Promise

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Learning How to Learn: Teaching to Engage Students

Digital Promise

While grades enforce learning in schools, there is too much stress on “getting an A” and not enough focus on actually learning. But what does it really mean to learn? One piece of technology I believe should be leveraged more to enhance learning is virtual reality (VR).

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Virtual Learning Done Right

A Principal's Reflections

So many important lessons were learned during the pandemic that can be used to not only improve our practice but also to pave the way for a brighter future. One important lesson learned was that face-to-face learning does not meet the needs of every child.

Watching Them Learn

User Generated Education

I chose these jobs because I believe in active, hands-on, and joyful learning. I love being able to provide them with learning experiences not based on preparing them for toxic tests, but on how humans learn naturally outside of school settings.

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. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

What is a Lifecycle of Learning?

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

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. When it comes to connecting with your colleagues, I’ve seen teams of teachers commit to a book study as a way to connect and learn. 3 Students are capable of self-directed learning.

Metaverse Education: What’s Next for Virtual Learning?

ViewSonic Education

Naturally, this means educators will have questions about where this technology is heading and what comes next for virtual learning. However, in relation to education, the biggest driver of interest is the emergence of possible virtual learning opportunities delivered through the metaverse.

Learning Recovery Through Acceleration

A Principal's Reflections

As such, the most common messaging has focused on the impending learning loss epidemic that is about to plague virtually every school. A more sensitive and pragmatic strategy is to develop systemwide supports for learning recovery through acceleration.

Efficacy in Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

At the individual level, intrinsic motivation drives educators to actively seek opportunities that support their diverse learning interests and needs. I have written in the past about the need to move from professional development (PD) to professional learning.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Spring Forward to Better Learning Opportunities

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik No sooner does it seem like we have fallen back for Fall, then it is time to Spring forward for the Learning Counsel’s Spring events. The post Spring Forward to Better Learning Opportunities first appeared on EdNews Daily.

Get Students into the Learning Pit

A Principal's Reflections

Were you consistently empowered to think critically and apply what you had learned in authentic ways to solve real-world problems? Now think about the conditions where students today learn and live. Disruptive Thinking learning pit

Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning. Accomplishing this feat also requires educators to take into account when and where students learn.

Distance Learning Resources

A Principal's Reflections

Schools across the world have begun to shut down for extended periods of time and distance learning plans are either being developed or put into effect. Below are some posts that I have written over the years that might be able to aid educators as they look to facilitate virtual learning.

Flattening the Distance-Learning Curve with a 1-to-1 iPad Program

Due to COVID-19, schools shifted to distance learning to keep students and teachers safe. Schools that offered a 1-to-1 iPad program were at an advantage over those who couldn’t. See how your school can economically offer the same advantage.

Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment. Online Learning Portals. Many parents will use online learning portals or educators to tutor their children temporarily.

Understanding Teacher Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

This cloud reflects the actions or physical manifestations of engagement, such as learning, interest, participation, focus, attention, and curiosity. I’ll be opening registration for cohort 2 of my Blended Learning Coaching Course in January!

Facilitating Next Generation Learning Research with SEERNet

Digital Promise

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Learning Journeys, Learning Stories: Re-envisioning Instructional Learning Walks

Education Elements

Personalized Learning Coaches School LeadershipThere isn’t a lot of convincing you need to do to get these two former English teachers talking about the power of stories.

WW2 to COVID-19: How Remote Tools Help Reinforce Development Post-Program eLearning

Speaker: Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development

In a world where virtual learning is here to stay, how can we use insight gained during the pandemic to address one of training’s greatest challenges: reinforcing knowledge? Join Pat D'Amico, Founder and CEO of About-Face Development, LLC, for this discussion on how to keep the gears turning.

Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. In other words, can students transfer that new learning to a novel situation?

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7 Digital tools for project-based learning


As a teacher, I constantly hear about their desire to learn by doing, see how things develop, contribute to and witness the results of their work. Students use their voice and choice, developing 21st-century skills in an authentic learning environment.

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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.

Curiosity: The Ultimate Learning Trigger

A Principal's Reflections

Nonetheless, I got my parents to buy a field guide so I could learn more about local marine life. Each example above shows the power of curiosity as a trigger for learning. Brain research validates how critical curiosity can be when it comes to learning.

The Roses and Thorns of an LMS Strategy: How to Flourish with the Right LMS

Speaker: Amanda Davis, Chief Experience Officer and Liam O'Malley, VP of Association Solutions

The "new normal" is now a little less new, a little more normal. Does that mean your current LMS strategy is in need of a refresh? Join Amanda Davis and Liam O’Malley to learn how to navigate the selection process from beginning to end so that your organization and eLearning content can truly flourish.

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Blended learning can help! Embracing Our Facilitation Role & Prioritizing Feedback with Blended Learning.

Building Systems that Support Connected Learning

Digital Promise

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Video-Assisted Learning: Using Educational Videos to Teach

ViewSonic Education

Video-assisted learning is a growing strategic teaching approach in many modern classrooms. Keep reading to learn more and don’t forget to check out ViewSonic’s education solutions to grow your educational toolbox. What is Video-Assisted Learning? Social-Emotional Learning.

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Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities. Learning

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Podcast: Learning Loss and Acceleration

EdNews Daily

The crew continued with further discussion about the challenges of learning loss and acceleration for students, including how teacher training is bringing a new level of precision to teaching, using professional grade courseware. Featured podcast Technology learning loss

What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? But blended learning actually encompasses multiple pedagogies and learning methods, some of which you probably already experienced or used. Chances are you already know what blended learning is. What Is Blended Learning?

Personalizing Learning: Getting it Right

Education Elements

I’ve heard this question so many times in my support of over 150 schools as they implement personalized learning that I no longer count. Teachers and leaders want to know, am I “doing” personalized learning right. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Instructional Coaching

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.

Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.