Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

User Generated Education

Due to Coronavirus, many schools are moving online, and teaching through Zoom meetings. The value of Zoom meetings is that the educator can create synchronous interactive conversations and activities. My goal is to have all my students actively engaged throughout the meeting. teacher education Zoom meetings although they can be adapted for any age group and age level (3rd grade and up), and in training professionals. To do online research about a given topic.

Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

Our students need supportive adults in their lives who can challenge, mentor, and push them to meet and exceed their potential. My goal is to provide you with Do’s and Don’ts regarding online learning programs that will help guide you in how to best assist the students in your life. Note: There are a lot of terms for describing the use of computer-based technology in education: asynchronous and synchronous learning, blended learning, digital learning, and online learning.

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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.

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.

Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

My brother-in-law and I have had many discussion regarding the merits of Agile development versus traditional requirements based development (frequently referred to as " waterfall " development). This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan. One of the projects that I began was the development of a series of online Bible courses. big ideas online learning

Meet Two Leaders Trying to Reinvent College

Edsurge

We have a lot of things that are set up to be really focused on being a learning community. I would look at kind of three distinct times that you could visit: In the mornings between Monday and Thursday, you will notice that almost everyone is in their residence hall, [tuning into their classes which are all taught online.] Not done by us, but done broadly in the science of learning. Overwhelmingly it has nothing to do with online versus offline.

Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

More and more, schools are recognizing that academic learning may at times have to take a back seat to alleviating those challenges. We’re going to have to embed social-emotional learning within every single subject we teach, every minute that we’re with the students.”

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

MindShift

For all the promises of online courses disrupting education, completion rates are notoriously low. Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Online courses can be a helpful tool for self-sufficient, highly motivated learners with reliable computers and internet at home, but others may need a little more support. Getting people to the Learning Circles required some marketing outreach.

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From Digital Native to Digital Expert

Digital Promise

A better solution for navigating our cluttered online environment, they say, can be found in the practices of professional fact-checkers. They often needed less prompting than historians and students, and learned far more by reading less.

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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8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2)

Shake Up Learning

The post 8 Easy and Fun Back-to-School Online Activities (Part 2) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Many of us are starting back-to-school online. In today’s post and episode, you’ll learn 8 awesome ways to make back-to-school online fun and engaging for students. From connecting over virtual introductions to taking a virtual classroom tour, these ideas will get your students excited and engaged with the idea of online school! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Tears, confusion and financial woes as colleges abruptly end semesters and send students home

The Hechinger Report

have announced transitions to online learning, they can’t definitively answer many of these questions, nor can they say when and if students will return to campus. After some of his former students got news of Harvard’s closing this week, many immediately called Jack and organized a group meeting, where they questioned the wisdom of swiftly emptying campus. I’m watching them literally try to figure out what Zoom is,” she said, referring to the video conferencing platform.

30 Day Photo Journal Calendar (FREE Template)

Shake Up Learning

The post 30 Day Photo Journal Calendar (FREE Template) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This school year, self-care, executive functioning skills, and social-emotional learning will be key, not only for our students but for our staff. Shake Up Learning 2020.

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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. And students are experiencing a flexible type of learning they may not like as undergraduates, but could return to when it’s time to get a graduate degree.

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

He’ learns from live broadcasting videos by himself and can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor,” according to Xinhua News. And in an age in which medicines can be personalized to one’s genetic code, technology can help teachers meet the unique needs of every child.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

There are no classrooms but rather a series of contiguous, multipurpose spaces arrayed around the central stairs, which themselves double as social meeting areas or lecture seats. The central staircase, meanwhile, has become a reference point for architects around the world.

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Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. This rotation was to serve as a simulation for what we could take back to our own learning environments and use as a model for differentiated instruction. Integrated digital content - engages students for individualized learning c.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. Over the course of their partnership, they learned a number of key lessons about how to successfully collaborate: Identify shared values. Prior to meeting Ram, Waters was generally skeptical of working with edtech companies. Louise Waters, the CEO of the Leadership Public Schools (LPS), is no stranger to innovation.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Cameron Berube, executive director of teaching and learning in the Providence Public Schools, calls it the plumbing that affects what happens in the classroom. Berube said teachers have 45 minutes for these team meetings. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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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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What the closure of 2 bootcamps means for the industry’s future

The Christensen Institute

The truth is that what people tend to refer to as a “bootcamp industry” really involves a massive amount of variability, both in terms of the visions and strategies of different providers. We also believe we are in the very early innings of the era of renewable learning. Bridging that gap is one of the greatest challenges facing the developed world today, and the adoption of AI and machine learning will only compound that challenge.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations. It became clear quite quickly that an investment in stuff, in boxes that plug in, is not really going to pay off with a lot of learning or classroom innovation unless there’s somebody to guide that process.”.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

The list included: How to get teachers to sign up for PD, how to get teachers to fulfill seat-time requirements, how to assure that teachers taking online components were really who they said they were. There was only one session that addressed an understanding of Andragogy, also referred to as adult learning, and how components of their program addressed it. Additionally, teachers can take approved college courses or workshops that meet district requirements.

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

The Hechinger Report

The New York Times has a new education supplement, called Learning, and The Hechinger Report is collaborating with the Times to produce Bulletin Board, a collection of noteworthy ideas and trends in education that will appear on page 2 of the section, which will come out four times a year. The April issue’s theme was “Nontraditional learning.” The middle school has started using an online system to guide self-paced learning, and Ms.

Implementing differentiated instruction: the good and the bad

Neo LMS

Furthermore, students have individual learning preferences, abilities, and pace. This can be done by adjusting four important aspects of the learning layout: content, process, product and the learning environment. The learning environment.

Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

Summer is a great time to learn how to do that as you prepare for fall and back to school. The new ( Re)Defining STEM learning module from TGR Foundation and Discovery Education is the first of several courses to support educators to integrate STEM in new and powerful ways. Every STEM educator should take a look at these resources and integrate them into their blended or online learning environment.

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Helping students develop job skills through the use of edtech

Neo LMS

Digital literacy refers to collecting, creating, and sharing digital information in any environment: at school, at home, at work. Today we are required to communicate in different ways, both orally and in writing, face-to-face, and online. E-learning

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Create Effective Feedback With Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Giving effective feedback is one of the best ways to improve student learning. With the right technology, instructors deliver timely, effective feedback with the power to achieve greater learning. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn. Effective feedback doubles how quickly students learn. However, effective feedback with the ability to improve learning has very specific features. The Building Blocks of Effective Feedback for Learning.

The Case for Positive Reinforcement in Classrooms

Ask a Tech Teacher

As tempting as “punishment” might sound when referring to that student who has scrambled your last nerve, to explain consequences of actions in positive terms goes much further toward student success not only in school but in the ongoing effort to build life-long learners.

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. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. Perhaps the most concerning survey result is that more than half of teachers (57 percent) say they do not feel prepared to facilitate remote and online learning.

4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can all agree that the phrase “blended learning” is well and truly a part of the modern-day discourse on education; so much so that academics have begun to curate a universal definition, as well as identify sub-themes and genres of the concept. The hawk-eyed among us will further realize that what defines blended learning is precisely a blend and interconnected use of the above modalities. 4 Models of blended learning. E-learning

How Long Should a Remote School Day Be? There’s No Consensus

Edsurge

Each week, Ann Vinson ticks off the items one-by-one on the voluminous remote learning checklist her school requires. First, she schedules two class meetings for social interaction, where her 22 second graders read aloud and play games. In traditional classrooms, time is constant while learning is variable. In online classrooms time is variable, while the learning is constant. In online classrooms time is variable, while the learning is constant.”

OPINION: Tips on teaching reading in the time of coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

His teacher referred him to Reading Quest , the nonprofit I run, where he could receive free, weekly personalized tutoring. Related: What parents need to know about the research on how kids learn to read. Some have learning disabilities. Go online. SANTA FE, N.M.

Infobase Acquires Professional Development and Training Platform

eSchool News

Helping Educators Close Student Learning Gaps. Infobase is now positioned to connect educators with the solutions they need to fill learning gaps, provide social-emotional learning support, and successfully utilize distance learning technology through the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future.

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Portable computing power offers learning advantages in virtually any educational environment. For example, reference articles can be kept open and visible as students write a paper. Many schools still lack the resources to implement 1:1 learning. School Computer Labs Supplement Classroom Learning. Topping the list of reasons is limited classroom learning time.