A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Learning Undefeated instructors taught students how to?solve

School Is Hard for Mobile Students. These Districts Want to Help.


a mostly working-class suburban city just across the Mystic River from Boston—high student mobility used to be a challenge without a clear solution. And those changes can disrupt student learning. Not all mobility is bad. And student mobility is nothing new here.


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Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning


Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1. In fact, instructional strategies are shifting away from those that are teacher directed to more collaborative learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.

How to Make the Most of a Digital Curriculum


In just a matter of years, digital learning and access to digital tools have revolutionized how students learn about the world. Digital Learning WiFi for Students ChromebooksThe American classroom isn’t what it used to be.

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How a Network of Support for Educators Is Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom


When we get kids thinking creatively, it unleashes a joy of learning. It should be about strong learning and having kids creating and collaborating with each other. They LOVED sharing what they learned using Adobe Spark!

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What’s school without grade levels?

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In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. But as the movement against seat-time learning grows, more schools nationwide will be grappling with grade levels, deciding whether to keep them or to hack through thickets of political, logistical and cultural barriers to uproot them. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Cash Awards Honor Faculty and Institutions for Innovative Use of Digital Tools


Digital Learning Innovation Awards (DLIAwards) from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) last November. The mission of the OLC DLIAwards is to discover student-centered active learning solutions that advance the world of digital learning for all students,” says Kathleen Ives, the CEO and executive director of the Online Learning Consortium. Fulé and her colleague Don Carter, the university’s director of e-learning, launched the.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

My father was an elementary principal for 30 years and I always admired how he was able to inspire his staff to focus on student learning. Image Credit: [link] My second reason for wanting to become an administrator early on in my career stemmed from the fact that I wanted to help as many students as possible. But I learned from a mentor early on that making mistakes is okay; just don''t make the same mistake twice.

What Schools Can Learn From a Science Museum That Makes Learning Irresistible for Kids


“We personalize learning all the time, we just don’t call it that,” says special education teacher Gina Tesoriero who has been teaching middle schoolers for over a decade. When you give students open-ended challenges or design prompts, they actually personalize it themselves, bringing in their own interests and coming in at the level that is best for them.” What can schools and teachers learn from NYSCI? Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Resource: Digital Promise Adds Professional Services


Digital Promise , a non-profit using technology and research to spur innovation and expand learning opportunities, has created Digital Promise Professional Services to provide personal help to educators as they transform their schools and districts. DP’s team walks education professionals through the creation of personalized, collaborative and mobile learning opportunities for students. The tracks are: Challenge Based Learning. Maker Learning.

The Lessons Learned Online That Will Shape Education After the Pandemic


Often, that meant moving completely away from replicating in-person, lecture-based models online. Even with a team of experienced, tech focused staff, we felt the strain of having to instantly pivot our residential summer learning academy to an all remote environment.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

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Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning. New Learning Styles Offer Different Types of Learning. After a basic introduction to concepts or events, students work in groups to engage with what they’ve learned.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom


IoT in education impacts the school, the teacher, and the student offering modern solutions for a safe, engaging, and motivating learning environment. Moreover, these boards facilitate the employment of interactive learning and collaboration in class.

EdTech Acronyms Explained


BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning. NGDLE – Next-generation Digital Learning Environment. PBL – Project Based Learning ( click here for my guide ).

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Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more. Hear how they are advocating for increased connectedness across regions so we can all learn together faster to transform education for all children. Keeping It Real: Experiential Learning at Scale.

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How Learning And Teaching Will Change In The Digital Age

EdNews Daily

Personalized learning needs to go away. I could sit here and argue that it needs to go away because companies are trying to replace our most valued resource – teachers – with computers and algorithms that will sterilize learning. I could also easily argue it’s because privatizing education and giving learning data to closed corporations are the biggest mistakes we’ll ever make. They are therefore driven to continue to want to learn.

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Microsoft’s Many EDU Updates—and a Window of Opportunity to Win K-12 Market Share


K-12 mobile devices, Microsoft still has some catching up to do. percent of K-12 mobile computing shipments in the United States, whereas Windows had a 22.3 The announcement reads like a laundry list of new laptop offerings, upgrades to existing software and plans for “sparking creativity” with STEM. Among them are Microsoft Learning Tools, which starting in February will get a dictation feature so students can write with their voice.

The Role Analytics Should Play in Your District's Decision-Making Process


With the rise of digital learning resources comes the increased need for easy, fast, and equitable access for all students, no matter the resource and no matter the device. Digital learning is becoming an increasingly prominent part of its overall learning ecosystem. A lack of utilization might stem from a lack of training and analytics will help identify users who need extra support. Want to learn more?

How to Create Your First Google Classroom


It’s what I like to describe as the anti-LMS (learning management system) because it’s both simple and effective. I recommend doing this before trying it on mobile or tablet. . The following are optional, but may be relevant to your personal teaching situation: To enter a short description of your class, grade level, or class time, click Section and enter the details. You’re well on your way to using Google Classroom to support student learning.

XQ Institute Announces 10 Winners of ‘Super Schools’ Competition


New Harmony High School (New Harmony, LA) New Harmony, a Big Picture Learning school, hopes to make its “school on a barge” concept a reality with its $10 million. Furr High School (Houston, TX) A member of the Houston Independent School District, Furr will use the money to push for more place-based and project-based learning. Vista Challenge High School (Vista, CA) Vista Challenge High will use the money to spread rigorous personalized learning and “authentic examination.”

21st Century Global Collaboration – From Courtney Pepe


The worst thing that we could do as educators is to confine the learning of our children to the four walls of a classroom. Here are some of the best practices that my colleagues and I have shared and presented LIVE and through the catalyzation of blended and personalized learning in the Challenge to Change Project. Challenge to Change is an Italian multi city tour in which global educators shared messages about changing the status quo in teaching and learning.


All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018


Fractions covers math standards for grades 3-6 and features a storyline and what the company calls “personalized feedback” through an online tutor. The company describes it as a “digital, adaptive personalized learning solution.” SMART Technologies adds new collaboration features to its Learning Suite Online software, as well as a new remote device management system that works with third-party devices (iOS, Chrome, Windows, etc) and its own hardware.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers.

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

While it has been derided by educators for decades as incapable of truly measuring understanding, and while performance on such exams can be noticeably improved simply by learning a few tricks, the multiple choice question may have a larger, less obvious flaw that disrupts the tone of learning itself. Learning depends on a rather eccentric mix of procedural and declarative knowledge — on the process as much as the end product. The Tone of Learning.



Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. It includes a variety of assessments, multiple-choice and claim-evidence-reasoning assessments, along with extensive support for teachers such as embedded professional development and instructional resources to support a differentiated learning experience for each student.

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Inside ‘Room 21C’: This Iowa Classroom’s Redesign Inspired Seven Other Districts


Put on your student glasses: the “shift” around the nation to personalized learning has begun. As an educational service agency serving 33 public school districts in southeast Iowa, our role is to support students, teachers and administrators to bring about the best possible learning success for students’ education. By changing the space, we could drive the shift in instructional practice, and re-design learning. Each learning has a mounted classroom display screen.

Starts Tonight - Free "Reinventing the Classroom" Online Keynotes and Conference. Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mobile users will be able to connect to sessions by going to ReinventingtheClassroom.com on your mobile device. Instructional Technologist 10:00am Online Collaborative Learning Model - Martha Cunningham , Director of Technology and Information Services Tools for a Visually Exciting ePortfolio - Gina Marandino - Educational Technology Specialist Who Can Teach?-

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. Amplify Fractions covers math standards in grades 3–6 and uses adaptive learning, interactive storytelling, and a personalized digital tutor to help students conquer fractions. The tool is ideal for differentiated learning, literacy, English-language learners (ELL) or Special Needs instruction. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. They then met in person to decide which technologies will have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Students rebel by learning the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience.

K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator

Marketplace K-12

In addition, the sector saw several new partnerships spring up, such as Edmentum’s new partnership with WebbAlign and Learning Forward joining forces with Amplify, the former digital education division of News Corp. SchoolMint Secures $8 Million: San Francisco-based SchoolMint , a provider of mobile and online enrollment and school choice systems for Pre-K-12 public, charter and private schools, said their recent Series A round brings total funding to close to $8 million.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Gadsden, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Improve learning and teaching – Finnish it? Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. If students cannot learn the way we now teach or in the conditions that are prevalent, maybe we need to teach the way they learn and create a school environment that more closely aligns with their world. Effective digital learning environments focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the tools themselves.

GlobalEdCon - Day 2 Schedule + Toward a Global Education Declaration

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Chryssanthe Sotiriou , High School EFL Coordinator Playful Learning: Connecting Educators through Games - Peter Stidwill, Executive Producer Using Immersive Environments to Connect Global Language Learners. Close CEO Able-bodied People’s Perceptions of and Communication with Persons with Disabilities. - To give students the chance to learn from people around the world. It is important that we learn from each other.

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Brenda Anderson will discuss how Montgomery County Public Schools, MD empowered the library media specialists to build personal learning networks with technology to explore the new Maryland school library media standards.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - RSCON5 - The Wonderment - ISTE Reports - Genius Hour for Teachers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 1st, 2014 Technology is just a tool. Bill Gates The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.