19 Pencils: Save your favorite online content!

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19 Pencils set out to simplify and improve access to online content in the classroom and at home. What started out as a way for teachers to list their favorite educational websites quickly and easily has turned into an educational ecosystem that combines search, social bookmarking, online assessments, internet monitoring, and social media engagement.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Even if we go back to face-to-face learning, we will all have to be prepared to teach online, and the best way to do this is to first educate ourselves with research and pedagogy. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

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And they can actually do so much more: all faculty members can use them to create and deliver online lessons. What’s more, even the most dull online course can be made more engaging for students if gamification techniques are implemented during their design phase.

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Code-a-Thon challenges K-8 students to improve coding skills

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Schools are also encouraged to use #codeathon2016 on social media to share their progress and interact with other participants. EasyTech is a self‐paced digital literacy curriculum for grades K‐8 that provides interactive lessons, journals and quizzes to help students develop the digital literacy skills they need to succeed in school and confidently take online assessments. Learning.com announces its first Code-a-Thon, a nationwide competition that will run from Nov.

Learning.com’s Third Annual Code-a-Thon Open for Registration

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Educators are also encouraged to use #codeathon2018 on social media to share their school’s progress and interact with other Code-a-Thon participants.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

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Our mobile devices are online 24/7. It’s about mobilizing the learning experience, from being merely seated in a classroom discussing matters with your teacher or stuck with a laptop at home answering online assessments, to taking an assessment while in a cab. Mobile learning also enables quick learning because all students have to do is go online and take the course on their device of preference.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

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Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines.

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How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

Organize Texts for Test Prep with LiveBinders

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As online testing becomes a reality for many schools and districts this spring, teachers who want students to feel comfortable with this cognitive task need to provide opportunities for students to interact with multiple information sources, synthesize the information, and respond to a prompt. The sharing menu in your binder provides you with either a link or code to embed (along with other social media options), and a link is probably the easiest way to have students access your binder.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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ACHIEVE3000 PRO ( WWW.ACHIEVE3000.COM ) Achieve3000 Pro offers a patented instructional model that combines summative and embedded formative assessments to differentiate content and instruction, so students always see lessons at their just-right reading level.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

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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. This online conference will be free to attend, and you can follow the conversations by using the hashtag #learning14. But what are parents’ experiences with their children’s use of educational media? See you online!

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Hack Education Weekly News

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’” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). The AP on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow : “Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio ’s then- largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation.”

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.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.