Increasing Student Participation During Zoom Synchronous Teaching Meetings

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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.

Most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote and online learning

eSchool News

The coronavirus outbreak has closed physical schools and pushed learning online, causing teachers to develop remote and online learning plans in as little as a couple days–but not all teachers feel prepared to meet this sudden and potentially lengthy challenge.

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Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

EdTech4Beginners

It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. In April 2015, the American Association of Community Colleges released the results of a survey , which showed a 4.7% increase in student enrolment in online courses from fall 2013 to fall 2014. The Advantages of Online Learning: The Perfect Confluence.

Online learning: Students want quality, not just convenience

The Hechinger Report

Most students in fully online college courses live close to the educational institution offering them, and are interested in the quality, not just the convenience, of their education, according to a new survey. The survey, “ Online College Students 2017 ,” was produced by The Learning House, Inc. Here are three highlights from the survey that show how students are interested in more than merely clicking on a computer screen to earn course credit.

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.

Online learning can open doors for kids in juvenile jails

The Hechinger Report

Sophia Jones-Redmond, superintendent of the district, which serves students from ages 13 to 21, said that a blended-learning model has been a major factor in this success. The online coursework is designed by the education company Pearson. Brown liked the shift to online work.

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

MindShift

Banks has never been formally trained to teach online, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to make his classes as engaging and challenging as possible. Now, with many of the nation’s largest school districts beginning the fall semester online-only, Banks is part of a national effort to improve the quality of distance learning. The goal: Deliver better online learning, at no charge, to any district that wants it.

The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

Students can and should continue their learning during stay-at-home mandates. But getting remote learning to work well requires feedback loops between schools and families. One of the keys to success for any effective distance learning program is taking into account students’ personal circumstances, such as their home life, home resources, and access to technology. Online resources for instruction. Online resources for practice and feedback.

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Survey finds Millennial parents favor online and flexible education

eSchool News

A new independent survey of U.S. Compared to older generations, this generation of parents has more experience in education options beyond brick and mortar schools, such as online courses and blended learning. 55 percent of millennials and 48 percent of millennial parents have taken an online course, compared to 45 and 25 percent of Gen X and Baby Boomer non-parents and 41 and 31 percent of Gen X and Baby Boomer parents, respectively.

‘Life Is in Chaos’: How 13,000 High School Students Are Weathering the Pandemic

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That is the clearest takeaway from survey results published this month by the ACT Center for Equity in Learning, an arm of the nonprofit best known for its college entrance exam. When the survey was sent, the U.S. Especially since we surveyed them in March.

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around. Not all parents have the luxury of working from home, and many households lack sufficient technology to support their children’s online learning. ISTE, EdSurge’s parent organization, helped design the survey questions.)

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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. And those who took the courses tended to be more educated already – 70 percent of survey respondents had bachelors degrees and 39 percent identified as teachers or former teachers.

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

The Hechinger Report

Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s 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. There’s an evolutionary reason for this social learning: Figuring out how to get along with others is key to flourishing in life.

4 Ideas for Building Relationships During Remote Learning

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In my newly released, self-paced course, “ Developing the Innovator’s Mindset Through Remote, Face-to-Face, and Blended Learning ,” I discuss the importance of building relationships in any environment, whether it is online or offline, and provide some strategies on how we can do so. You can learn more about the course here! Virtual Meet the Teacher . Sharing and Learning About Student Strengths and Passions.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology. CredEd is an online platform for teachers to access professional development courses at a reasonable cost.

What’s lost, gained with online internships

The Hechinger Report

Internships are being cancelled, shortened or moved online, causing another challenge for college students who have had to suddenly leave campus and learn remotely. With online internships, much is lost but there may also be some silver linings. “A NACE is regularly surveying employers about this issue and will release new results on April 10.) For better, for worse, they could do that with an online internship. WASHINGTON, D.C.

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.

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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. As soon as courses jumped online, students began DIY-ing campus life. They set up satellite dorms (some right near campuses), downloaded apps like “Beer With Me” (just what it sounds like) and planned Zoom parties, trivia nights and club meetings. The DIY campus offered other, non-college, learning, too.

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. 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 But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. I just don’t like doing work on an online platform.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

The Hechinger Report

She said the University of California will also make a decision soon on what accommodations will be made for high school seniors who might not meet UC admissions requirements due to missing their last semester of high school. The organization, which also administers Advanced Placement tests that allow students to receive college credit, announced it in lieu of in-person tests students could take those exams online at home.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

His schools have been scrambling to set up online learning, connect students with virtual counseling and get laptops into the hands of families — steps McKneely says will be invaluable if another hurricane disrupts education. “We We report on how climate change emergencies are disrupting student learning, exacerbating mental health problems , devastating school infrastructure , and how the coronavirus pandemic is a preview of what education looks like in a climate emergency.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Inside Higher Ed (IHE) recently issued their 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology and we were excited about the big initial finding that more faculty are teaching online and that more are finding that online learning can meet the same outcomes. Additionally, they surveyed “Digital Learning Leaders” to see how they felt about some (but not all) of the items in the survey.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

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?

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.

It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

The Hechinger Report

To help parents learn how to talk to their kids about sex-adjacent topics without losing their cool, there’s a new online video series called “ Amaze Jr. ” (There’s also a well-watched series for teens called “Amaze.”) As of 2016, a median of 14 percent of middle schools and 38 percent of high schools per state taught all 19 topics identified by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as critical sex education topics, according to their most recent school survey data.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Many charter networks here, including Crescent City Schools, Firstline, ReNEW, and KIPP, have embraced an educational philosophy known as “personalized learning.”. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

OPINION: Three misunderstandings about open resources

The Hechinger Report

In reality, every district we know approaches open educational resources with a single goal: to accelerate student learning by bringing the highest-quality instructional materials into classrooms. Teachers concur: in a recent survey by Education Week , just 18 percent of teachers strongly agreed that their materials are standards-aligned. Textbook publishers have not shown a consistent ability to deliver materials that meet the evolving needs of districts.

Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

Moving instruction online and preparing teachers to use technology in their teaching is a massive undertaking. Multiple surveys (for example, this 2018 survey from PWC ) report that many teachers in the United States do not have enough experience, resources, or training to use technology in the most effective ways, especially in low-income schools. As district leaders look for ways to minimize disruption to children’s learning, edtech coaches can be great assets.

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More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

When teachers don’t know if a program will crash midway through class – or work at all – they are often hesitant to use online programs to enhance lessons. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Today, 68 percent of districts say they meet that benchmark – a major increase that reveals just how many schools now see the value in improved internet connections. Is technology necessary to personalize learning? Read more about Blended Learning.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

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. The Stanford initiative launched in 2015, joining a handful of recent efforts to help students contend with misinformation and fake news online—a problem as old as dial-up modems, but now supercharged by social media and partisan news bubbles. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

The Hechinger Report

The freedom to mess up, repeatedly, is a core appeal of this club known as CoderDojo , a loosely-connected global network of coding workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, including this Boston outpost that meets in the borrowed offices of the tech company LogMeIn. Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning.

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning

EdTechSandyK

The program I am in is fully online, so I am able to study while continuing my current work as a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD. For my third course, Theory and Practice of Online Pedagogy, one of my assignments was to write my philosophy of online teaching. And also because I thought it would be neat to get feedback from experienced online educators. My priority as an online teacher will be to create conditions in which maximum connection takes place.