How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

Edsurge

Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Many of our students have backgrounds with academic trauma.

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The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017

eSchool News

For the sake of our students, we must embrace the changing role of the school librarian. 2017 was a year filled with makerspaces, student engagement, personalized learning, and more. “Never underestimate what students are capable of.”

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

Check out the archive HERE and learn how you can easily and freely harness the power of Twitter. educational technology Opinion Social Networking Twitter

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am taking, Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Yet I don’t mind the drive, as I look forward to engaging in class discussion for the topic of the week based on the offered readings and content available online. There are times in which virtual learning is a necessity.

The Important Morning Meeting

Ask a Tech Teacher

A tangible transition between the previous class (or recess) and mine seemed to orient students to my topic and make the entire class go more smoothly. Morning meetings are a time when students and teacher gather together, usually in a circle, for an organized start-of-day activity.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

Thus a paradigm shift constitutes a change from one way of thinking to another to spur a revolution that transforms learning and professional practice. Research has shown that redesign can impact student learning (Barrett et al.,

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Want to be a stronger digital leader?

eSchool News

How can we best harness the positive aspects of technology to improve student learning and the schools we work in? Pillar 1: Student engagement, learning, and achievement: Enhancing essential skill sets that society demands.

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms

Kleinspiration

If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Any observer can see the vast amount of student collaboration transpiring online from teachers sharing their classroom practices via Twitter chats, class blogs or websites, Instagram, Periscope and more.

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Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. As I learned from my students, many more people use the social media tool, Facebook, than use Twitter. Principals can also use social networking tools for professional growth and development.

Moving Forward

A Principal's Reflections

With this being said, quality leadership becomes even more essential in order to cultivate a school culture whose primary focus is on the learning and achievement of each and every student. The consensus has to be that every student can and should learn.

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

My document file had documents that I created as a student teacher. Connect with sources that will strengthen your personal learning network. The process will be good for you and it will give you some insight into the frustration your students have.

My Ten Most Viewed LiveBinders

The Playground Advocate

I hope you find them useful: Web Tools for Teachers by Type Tools for Building your Personal Learning Network How Can I Make my Classroom a Playground? Student Engagement Playground Shakespeare Biography Twitter for Educators 10 Great Creativity Tools for Teachers Student–Centered Learning Playground Going Global With Skype in the Classroom How to Move Your Documents. I''m a big fan of using LiveBinders to curate and share web resources.

New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Each September I am excited like most educators to get back to business doing everything I can to help students succeed. Don''t get me wrong, the summer months are invaluable to me as I spend my time immersed in the flow of information that my social networks provide, developing action plans, analyzing data, and hiring staff. Many of the initiatives that I am about to pursue either came directly or indirectly from my Personal Learning Network (PLN).

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. When his students were the award-winners. “ Students change majors away from STEM. What is your biggest hope for today’s students?

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] TEACHING ENGLISH AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Mon 25 Oct 08:00PM New York / Tue 25 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Burke. Digital tools can be used to engage students, enhance learning and allow creativity and collaboration.