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. That doesn’t happen in online courses. Because online classes can feel impersonal, you as the teacher gain a deeper understanding of the value of collaboration, community, and chatter.

Online learning for special education

eSchool News

Vizzle is an online learning solution that keeps students with special needs on track with teachers and parents able to support and monitor IEPs, so learning can take place in the classroom and at home. It includes: Thousands of lessons Vizzle has a growing library of 15,000 interactive lessons, games and activities aligned and searchable by state learning standards. Set play preferences to fit and meet students’ individual learning needs.

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Public Libraries Can Improve Remote Learning. Here’s How.

Edsurge

One of the many facets that makes the decision challenging is that many students don’t find as much success in an online environment as they do in a traditional classroom. (Of It was emergency do-the-best-we-can-with-no-notice learning. I’ll lean heavily on the public library to do so.

LinkedIn Pauses Changes to Lynda.com After Libraries Raise Privacy Concerns

Edsurge

LinkedIn has temporarily delayed planned changes to Lynda.com, a popular education-video library the company bought in 2015 for $1.5 billion, after libraries around the country raised privacy concerns. That turned out to cause particular challenges for public libraries, since it meant forcing library users to give personal information to LinkedIn to access the videos, a practice that violates long-standing privacy policies and norms. Education Technology Libraries

The Case for Online Learning

Leadership Lounge

Online learning has been a part of higher education since the late 1990s. In fact, universities have utilized distance learning for decades, beginning with correspondence and then moving videoconferencing in the late 1980s. As the Internet improved, so did the opportunity to move from point-to-point video-conference delivery of instruction to asynchronous online learning. Now, online learning has become a required element in university program offerings.

Old Ways Meet New Tech (and New Students) at Meeting of Library and Academic Leaders

Edsurge

Next Wave 2017 was the latest in an annual, invitation-only meeting series run by Ithaka , the nonprofit group behind JSTOR, ArtStor, the PORTICO digital archiving and preservation service, and Ithaka S&R, which conducts research on higher ed and technology. Online is changing the story people are willing to tell themselves about college,” he said. Changing Attitudes During that panel—and throughout the day—online education emerged as a dominant theme.

Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom. of Educational Technology and Library Programs.

A padlocked drinking fountain, tree stump seats and a caution-taped library: See how the coronavirus has transformed schools

The Hechinger Report

Students at a private school in San Rafael, California, are learning in outdoor classrooms created from tree stumps and hay bales. Picture of library shelves with “caution do not enter” tape. Teachers Has Pineda, left, and Adam Stopeck meet with students to preview their new schedule.

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic

MindShift

Hunter and her colleague Rachel Krumenacker at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, had filmed the DIY craft on a Zoom call from their respective living rooms. The craft videos are part of the Chattanooga Public Libraries’ summer program for kids, called Make.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

Edsurge

Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.

How to improve schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to students

The Hechinger Report

Most educators and students agree: Learning took a nosedive last spring when schools closed during the coronavirus pandemic. After instruction went online when schools closed last spring, just 39 percent of over 20,000 students surveyed said they “learned a lot every day.”.

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Gale Enhances Miss Humblebee’s Academy to Improve User Experience and Better Outcomes

eSchool News

Guided Learning Path: Updated classroom setting gives children a visual queue of a starting point, interval achievements, and a finish line as they advance from beginning skill level to school readiness.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. Be on the look out for future posts entitled the ABC’s of PBL and Deeper Learning and also 40 great education sites to discover in 2015. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Contains formative learning and assessment opportunities.

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The Future of Online Teaching in a Post-COVID World – SULS093

Shake Up Learning

The post The Future of Online Teaching in a Post-COVID World – SULS093 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As the role of the classroom teacher continues to evolve in this post-COVID world, it’s important to look at the future of online teaching. Lessons Learned.

35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools

Shake Up Learning

The post 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Here are the best remote learning resources for teachers and schools from Shake Up Learning–all on one page! Remote learning is tough! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Digital Equity After the Pandemic

edWeb.net

All conversations start with why: Get all constituents involved from the beginning—even students and teachers—as to how the schools might adopt digital learning. Familiarity does not equal experience or understanding: Just because staff have some knowledge about technology does not mean they understand how to scale it for effective digital learning. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. By Stacey Pusey.

Announcing Library 2.019: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design" - Registration and CFP Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. Please also join this Library 2.0 Shank is currently the Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons + Thun Library.

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How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. In this rural Tennessee county of just 12,000 residents, online learning simply isn’t an option for most families. A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online.

March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

But a few hours later, Jennifer catches word that one of her team member’s parents vented strong frustration during the school board meeting that evening over the language Coach Goodman uses when talking with the players. Jennifer is immersed in an online simulation designed to put her through tricky administrative situations that hone her leadership instincts so she’ll be prepared to handle similar situations as they inevitably arise in her job.

Making positive educational moves during the pandemic

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. Sophia Joffe, a high school senior who launched a database for enriched remote learning, at her family’s home in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada.

Ready or not, a new era of homeschooling has begun

The Hechinger Report

The suburban Seattle school is part of the Northshore School District, which closed earlier in March and has since paused its online learning program. (AP For others, it’s an even bigger catastrophe: they may not be able to afford proper meals for their children, much less the technology and connectivity needed for online learning. For some children hastily thrust into this new way of learning, school offers far more stability and predictability than their home lives.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning.

This Pandemic Has Been Tough, But Educators Are Tougher

Edsurge

This week, I walked back into the library I abandoned in a chaotic rush in mid-March. Sure, in the past I’ve been in the library many times when no one else was around. I spent the better part of that week in district-level meetings trying to determine how to shift to AMI (Alternate Methods of Instruction)—in a nutshell, to teach and learn virtually. It was incredible, really, how quickly the shift from in-person instruction to online learning happened.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Coding gives us another way to solve our problems,” Diane Nodell, the library media specialist, reminded them. Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Each student already had a device that all but the youngest took home every day, and some spent hours a day working online in school. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. Children need to apply what they learn, not just regurgitate.”.

Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

The Hechinger Report

A PhD candidate at Harvard University tilts his screen while teaching an online class from his dorm. But while all of this is widely being referred to as online higher education, most of it isn’t. Online education is using digital technologies to transform the learning experience. There will be some important lasting impacts, though, experts say: Faculty may incorporate online tools, to which many are being exposed for the first time, into their conventional classes.

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. See you online! 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? How does your library manage digital collections?

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. The stereotypical library can seem like a vestige, making it an easy target when budgets are tight, according to Mark Ray, Vancouver’s director of innovation and library services, “but we want libraries to be the lynchpin of education transformation.”

Why continuing education programs are poised to become hubs of innovation

The Christensen Institute

As more adults than ever before enroll in postsecondary education programs and a variety of players—from bootcamps to online and mobile course providers—offer options tailored to match adults’ work and family circumstance, traditional colleges and universities have struggled to keep pace. Continuing education programs arose in the 19th century to meet the critical workforce and social needs of the time. MOOCs are not the only ones that offer on-demand learning today.

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A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. Like many alternative schools, The Charter School of San Diego allows students behind on credits to complete courses online at an accelerated pace. While credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing fields in online education, many programs are little more than diploma mills hastening students through the curriculum with insufficient support.

Annual Summer Reading Challenge launches

eSchool News

Leveraging the American Library Association annual theme “Every Hero Has a Story,” myON has created a turnkey program for educators to encourage students to read “just right” books over the summer. Based on research from the National Summer Learning Association , access to books and simply reading 5-8 books over the summer are the most effective activities that counter the effects of summer learning loss. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Elsewhere, teachers hold daily virtual office hours to check on the academic and emotional well-being of students they can no longer meet face to face. Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. After dealing with the first priority — making sure students were safe and fed — schools had to figure out how to keep the learning alive.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. Online learning. This allows them to effectively plan meetings or any important events that don’t interfere with your study. Your own little nook at a local library. Studying online. Many universities now provide excellent online resources and systems geared towards busy working professionals.

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