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Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

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Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s Their “ social brains ” are developing quickly, and they are hoovering up information from the world around them to figure out who they are and how they fit in. The neural pathways dealing with learning about social connections become more active, helping adolescents become attuned to what other people are thinking and feeling and how best to relate to them.

Quarantine campuses: With dorms shut and class online, students DIY college life

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For six first-year students at Olin College of Engineering, the mid-March news of the campus closing and classes going online was more than troubling. Armed with laptops, Legos (with no shops to build mechanical structures, the school sent kits) and pads of Post-it Notes, along with their social rituals — meals together, Friday craft nights, a running notebook of their funny quotes — they created a quarantine campus. The DIY campus offered other, non-college, learning, too.

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Dealing with digital distraction

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The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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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. I just don’t like doing work on an online platform,” said Logan, an eighth grader at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona. “It’s They see kids devouring video games and living on social media and find it obvious that they would also like educational technology.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. The exercise was part of “Civic Online Reasoning,” a series of news-literacy lessons being developed by Stanford researchers and piloted by teachers at a few dozen schools. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher. Northport, N.Y.,

Chance encounters

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It was the Lord of the Rings location tour which was took all day, and included a visit to the Weta Workshop at Miramar Studios. He told me he studied chemistry education with an emphasis in learning technology. He had done work on the use of social media.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

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This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Other programs provide a standalone workshop or course about education technology.

Your Syllabus to SXSW EDU 2019 (and Where to Find Us!)

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Now in its ninth year, the show has become a staple for convening a potpourri of ideas that span broad swaths of the education community, from instructional practices and school models, to social inequities and far-out visions of the future that seem more like a dream than reality. EdSurge Sessions In between hearty servings of Tex-Mex and meat, won’t you have time to stop by and meet? Who Does Online Education Really Serve?

How a State E-rate Coordinator Drives Digital Access

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Meet Melinda (“Mindy”) Fiscus. She is the current Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC) and an Illinois State E-rate Coordinator. She has worked in educational technology for nearly two decades, empowering educators to integrate digital learning in the classroom. I’m a very social and collaborative person, so my approach to handling that stress and confusion was to join everyone together to tackle applications as a group.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

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I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Preconference workshop. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” Online learning is on the rise.

Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2

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Notes from the Discussion We no longer have to go to school if we want to learn. More info on Harvard online degree programs and certificates. Students can graduate from high school with dual credit then get the rest of their college experience entirely online. High school library prediction - Librarians will become resources to help students find online courses. Part of function of library will be to become an online learning center.

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

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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. Instructional Designers, technologists, and online learning specialists are in high demand across all levels of education as it shifts online.

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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 This is a free event, being held live online and also recorded. Participants are encouraged to use #library2019 and #libraryid on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 8th Play is the highest form of research. Albert Einstein The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. These sessions will be delivered by top-notch researchers and practitioners who you can learn more about here.

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From the Department of Education press release : “ Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entertainment , Media , Cyberbullying and Social Media on Violence and Student Safety.” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” There’s some data on the growth of online education at private colleges in the research section below. Firefly Learning has raised $5.63

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The only other media attending the event would be a national crew from ABC.” ” Via NPR : “Meet Jin Park , The First DACA Recipient Awarded A Rhodes Scholarship.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” Sandbox has acquired Constructive Media.