Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

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

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. Online learning doesn’t mean sans engagement.

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Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

Professionally, she helps develop and produce self-published eBooks, teaches Emerging Technologies and Instructional Design online, and programs eLearning modules (Articulate Storyline). Her research and innovation interests are in the areas of online collaboration, social media, and blogging.

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. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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What’s an Accomplished Administrator?

My Island View

Here is the passage the most caught my attention: Accomplished principals use technology as a powerful learning tool. They may participate in digital networks for communication among professional colleagues, use social networking tools for informal learning, or take part with professional colleagues in online learning communities. These principals use such learning opportunities to consistently reflect on ways to improve their practice of leadership.

Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

I was reminded of this earlier today by Mark Anderson on Twitter, and decided the best way to relate the following story is to blog it (where I have more space). He told me he studied chemistry education with an emphasis in learning technology. Follow him here on Twitter.

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 Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

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.

What Snow Day? Staying Connected No Matter The Weather

The Web20Classroom

snOMG Snowageddon Just a few of the terms I have heard on my local/national media and have seen on Twitter to describe the recent Winter Weather here in the souther United States. Many individual teachers and even some schools and districts don''t let the learning stop on a bad weather day.

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2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance. K-12 Online learning is in a state of great flux. Vendors have given large school districts what they asked for-- turn key solution for online programs. vss11 online learning

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What Does Blended Learning Look Like in an AP Class?

Catlin Tucker

Can teachers who are teaching an AP course use blended learning models and cover the extensive curriculum? I get asked this question frequently as a blended learning coach. Over the past few years, I have been involved in the implementation of blended learning in my district.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult? Online learning.

Mozilla Offers Training and Guides to Teach Net Neutrality

Educator Innovator

Net Neutrality , the principle that all online content or data, regardless of who creates it or receives it, should be given equal footing by Internet Service Providers – which was a founding principle of the Internet – is currently under threat by a recent court ruling. Knowledge in hand, educators and learners are invited to help increase impact by hosting meet-ups, teach-ins, or local events. online.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. building a personal learning network online.

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Maker Party and Making Learning Connected mooc to Launch This Weekend

Educator Innovator

After a Department of Education kick-off at the Reimagining Education Conference and initial practitioner learning opportunities by partners Scratch, the Afterschool Alliance, and Mozilla Webmakers, the Summer of Making and Connecting kicks into even higher gear with the launch of Maker Party 2013 and the Making Learning Connected mooc on June 15. The design and spirit of Maker Party is informed by Connected Learning design principles.

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Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

Code.org has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. Take an online course. There are a number of excellent online learning opportunities designed specifically for educators. Meet other teachers in person.

5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom

Neo LMS

The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space. 5 Tips for incorporating blended learning into your classroom. Perhaps those that are shy or too “cool” would find their voice in an online forum. E-learning Teachers

How NEO helped me work my way into a blended learning environment

Neo LMS

To get started I read the book Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, joined several groups online and followed a couple of entities on Twitter. This epiphany brought me to the blended learning movement.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on episode 205 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lie #1: Tests Measure Learning. Well, the first one is that tests actually measure learning. And we went to Project Based Learning.

K–12 Videoconferencing Offers New Opportunities for Understaffed School Districts

EdTech Magazine

Videoconferencing tools and online learning environments may be the answer. . In a recent study conducted by InFocus , AVTechnology and Tech & Learning, only 19 percent of the 201 education technology users surveyed use videoconferencing in their schools. . “K–12

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Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., more states, districts and schools are moving toward a competency-based education system that focuses on individualized learning and classroom equity.

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks I've Learned from Experience From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. ” Also, schools also have online spaces where students work and collaborate.

5 Top Management Tips in the 1:1 Classroom

EdTechTeam

We hope these top 5 tips will help you to maximize learning while minimizing distractions in your technology rich, student-centered classroom. Teachers who do this well create healthy and focused learning environments. How will you cultivate an environment for student directed learning?

Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] I am excited to announce two specific resources available to any school leader to learn more about Leadership 2.0 is a professional learning community that will help school principals use Web 2.0 Help teachers engage in free online professional development.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

techlearning

Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

Is There Still a Meaningful Difference Between For-Profit and Public Higher Ed?

Edsurge

The other day I was scrolling through Twitter when a message caught my eye. He’s the guy who coined the term MOOC, short for Massive Open Online Course, which then was a reference to multiplayer video games. Learn more here. We’ve been doing online for more than 20 years.

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3 Steps to Creating Empowered Leadership in Your School

Kyle Pace

All too often in education – whether that be at a conference, in a professional learning workshop, or even at a faculty meeting, we have become used to one person in the room being the “expert”, or the “Oz” around a particular topic.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission? Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research. Twitter?

Outsourcing campus IT: what next?

Bryan Alexander

This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department. As Harold Hale observed on Twitter , The major issue with outsourced IT operations is that the people providing services have zero personal investment in your institution.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. Learning Environment.

How Collaboration Helps School Leaders Succeed

edWeb.net

School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. As a personal tool, school leaders can use online communities to expand their network.

Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

EdTechTeam

I pretty much stalked the authors on Twitter, even direct messaging Lisa! I didn’t know how to meet ALL of their needs, but I valued their time during PLCs so I had to find a way to make sure my teachers were engaged (really, actually, EMPOWERED).

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

Edsurge

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 conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. You can peruse #DLNchat on Twitter or check out our index of past #DLNchats for some “serendipitous discovery.”

How Can Online Instructors Get Students to Talk to Each Other?

Edsurge

Dear Bonni: How can we make student-to-student interaction more personable and engaging in online learning? Andrea Fuentes, Director of Online Learning, Doral College Cultivating an engaging environment can be a challenge when teaching online. All of these tools can be embedded into the learning management system your school uses, so students never have to leave their familiar environment in order to participate. Education Technology Digital Learning

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A Peek in My Week: Games, Mattering, Questions, Laughter & Learning WHEW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Level Up a Little Bit Every Day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you apply what you learn? The more I learn, the more I realize I have to learn. Blended Learning Works. Adding Humor to Help Retention and Learning.

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