Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. Coronavirus closures gave many just days.

The Hechinger Report

After the Arizona State University Preparatory Academy announced on Friday, March 13, that it would shift its 11 schools to online learning because of the coronavirus crisis, teacher Theresa Ordell switched to high gear.

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.

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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. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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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! In this post, you will find cheat sheets, templates, tips, blog posts, podcasts, tutorials, online courses, and more to help you rock remote learning! 35 Remote Learning Resources for Teachers and Schools.

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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12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057

Shake Up Learning

The post 12 Practical Tips for Remote Learning During School Closures – SULS057 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. While the world is battling the coronavirus, teachers and schools are scrambling to figure out what this home learning thing looks like.

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. Her school often holds orientations with representatives from local community colleges as well as application workshops.

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.

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?

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 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. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Online learning. This allows them to effectively plan meetings or any important events that don’t interfere with your study. Studying online.

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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.”.

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.

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 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.

Chance encounters

Learning with 'e's

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. You never know who you're going to meet, or where it will happen.

Teaching Online During COVID-19

Ask a Tech Teacher

We educators understand online learning, probably have taken classes this way, but we haven’t yet wrapped our brains around how to make it work in OUR classes. In fact, the biggest question I get from teachers in my online classes and on my blog is: “How do I do it?” They are invested in teaching their classes and suddenly it seems impossible to meet yearly goals, build lifelong learners. Pedagogies for distance learning. Online education

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise. Multi-directional Learning. Online.

2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance. After participating in numerous workshops led by a variety of administrators and educators as well as listening to keynote addresses from Susan Patrick (president of iNACOL) and representatives from the Department of Education, and speaking with vendors I came away with the follow thoughts: 1. K-12 Online learning is in a state of great flux. vss11 online learning

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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. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. building a personal learning network online.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

I would attend a workshop or read an article on a new teaching technique, and I’d be excited about new ideas, but then struggle to find opportunities and resources to implement them. At the National Geographic Society , we are building a free collection of tools and resources to help teachers learn more about their practice, connect with like-minded educators, find quality resources for their classrooms, and receive feedback and recognition for their expertise.

Urban Adult Literacy Collaboration in Nashville: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

What started as a learning group of local adult literacy providers convened by the Nashville Public Library has since become the Adult Education Collective Impact (AECI), a collaborative of about 20 partner organizations including the Nashville Public Library, YWCA of Nashville, Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville State Community College, and local education and career service providers. Adult Learning Blog

5 edtech tools that take personalized learning to the next level

eSchool News

And while whole-class instruction may meet the needs of some students, more often than not, it leaves out many more students than it helps. In our first year, we implemented personalized learning in our six middle schools.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In today’s K-12 education ecosystem, most classroom management tools have moved online. This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. Kiddom is a free standards-based classroom management platform designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences.

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8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

Walker, Teacher, writer at EduGeeksClub shares her impressions about the book: “The content of the book is essentially adapted for those who just start learning Google Classroom and for those who need to teach it to others.”. Who Owns the Learning?: The author of this book discusses his own Digital Learning Farm model, which effectively enables students to change the way they learn, by creating new learning tools and finding meaningfulness in their work.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

Edsurge

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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PowerUp Your Virtual Classroom with FREE Online PD

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Simple K12 is offering free online PD to all schools and districts facing a closure. This FREE webinar series kicks off on March 17th @ 11:00 am EST with a session facilitated by Deb Norton, an amazing Technology Integration Specialist and ISTE Online Instructor who will be sharing best practices for teaching virtually online. Join Susan Oxnevad as she shares some powerful Google-powered projects designed to be facilitated online via the virtual classroom.

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Blended learning can enable teachers to focus on cognitive skills

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can be a powerful tool; not only for helping teachers meet students’ individual learning needs but also helping them foster stronger relationships with students. In this post, I share excerpts from a recent interview with Megan Toyama, a blended-learning teacher who teaches AP US history and 10th-grade modern world history at Summit Tahoma, a high school that is part of the Summit Public Schools charter network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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. While these leaders are certainly needed to help us shift our thinking and culture around teaching and learning, they should not stay the only authority on a topic for long. How about it all just becomes “teaching and learning”?

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. So, we try to meet our teachers where they are because, just like our students, not every teacher learns in the same way.”. Helping our teachers using a blended-learning approach is an ongoing effort.”.

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.

What Will K-12 Schools Look Like Post-Coronavirus?

Edsurge

He argues that school leaders should start planning now for how to deal with the fact that students are getting very different quantities of learning while schools are closed. EdSurge: How will this period of forced homeschooling and online education change K-12 education?