How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be. More on Social Media.

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

How Online Learning and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Education by @davidmiller4312

TeacherCast

Over the past couple of years, educational technologies have exploded onto the scene, which has resulted in more learning moving online, and social media tools have allowed students to connect and communicate in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago.

How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Edsurge

Looking for an easy way to become a better online instructor? At a time when millions of educators have been thrown into remote learning with no formal training, any answer to that question might seem too good to be true.

#COVID19 #Coronavirus School Closure Online Learning Resources

EdTechSandyK

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, the discussion of how to keep teaching and learning going in the event of school closures has been ramping up on social media. coronavirus COVID-19 elearning online learning onlinelearning school closure

Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. And with so many people turning online, he said, “There’s a high demand” for people with knowledge like his.

Chaos Learning: Classroom vs Online?

My Island View

If this pandemic has taught me anything, this would be my lesson learned. Why not transition the entire system to remote learning? Let’s mandate remote learning. Administrators will lead remotely, teachers will teach remotely, students will learn remotely.

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

K-12 Teachers Use Social Media at Home, But Not in Class, Poll Finds

Marketplace K-12

A national poll, which speaks to how and when teachers use social media, finds that educators shun those online forms for in-class use. Entrepreneurship Innovation Online Learning Social Media onlinelearning socialmedia

Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition

ProfHacker

I am working on a project (outside my institution, targeting adult learners), and was asked to provide tips for effective online learning. Most sites will remind you of the importance of time management while learning online, and it’s true.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaBy Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

Engaging Students in Critical Social Media Analysis Through Debate

Educator Innovator

As part of the national celebration of Digital Learning Day last month, I had the opportunity to moderate an online debate between two teams of high school students from opposite ends of California about the merits and risks of social media as a communication tool.

Is Facebook the New School Web Page?

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick The popular social media site has revolutionized how some schools communicate with students and parents. Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Social Media

Where’s the Silver Lining for Education?

My Island View

Schools across the nation closed their doors, but required their teachers to try to carry on educating their students using online technology. Overnight, discussions, which were in many cases theoretical about online teaching and learning, became a reality.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. Despite almost a decade in this social media space, I continue to be astounded by the kindnesses that educators extend to each other on a daily basis.

YouTube Kids Is Google’s First App Designed for Children

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video Social Media Frank Smith New app gives parents more control over their children''s YouTube browsing.

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Q&A: Principal Speaks Out on the Power YouTube Can Have on Schools

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Online Video Social MediaFrank Smith One of EdTech’ s Top 50 bloggers of 2015 has a powerful strategy for engaging kids with YouTube videos.

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15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about.

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. The state’s official response was to create a new program, called Virtual Arkansas , to manage its online courses and work with districts to find students who want to take them.

4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven’t Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

MindShift

With most schools closed nationwide because of the coronavirus pandemic, a national poll of young people ages 13 to 17 suggests distance learning has been far from a universal substitute. The poll of 849 teenagers , by Common Sense Media, conducted with SurveyMonkey, found that as schools across the country transition to some form of online learning, 41% of teenagers overall, including 47% of public school students, say they haven’t attended a single online or virtual class.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

Engage Students with Authentic Learning at Home

Digital Promise

As schools and districts across the country transition to remote learning, educators are seeking new ways to engage their students in powerful learning experiences at home. Rahman explained, “The students brought up social media as the platform.

FETC 2016: Why This Year’s Show Is Focused on the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Bring Your Own Device Classroom Curriculum Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Discover what this year's FETC will bring to the table for educators.

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David @ hopkinsdavid is an experienced and award-winning senior learning technologist and instructional designer, author of four self-published books and a keen supporter of online learning for all ages and all background.

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. In this episode, you’ll learn: How is podcasting being used in the classroom?

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on K–12 Stories of 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaFrank Smith Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.

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Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

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What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

How distance learning fosters global collaboration

Neo LMS

While this sudden turn of events has caused much anxiety for both teachers and learners, there have been valuable lessons learned about how we can leverage technology to benefit education. Read more: Adopting the asynchronous mindset for better online learning. E-learning

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. Adults learn best through collaboration (I believe most kids do as well.). They need to be trained in both technology and adult learning.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids. Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is online. Learn at your own pace.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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