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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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

How the E-rate and grants can help fund your edtech plans

eSchool News

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21st century learning or are left behind.

Teaching AP Students Remotely: What Does It Look Like?

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As school systems around the world move toward a remote learning model, consideration of the needs of both teachers and students is imperative. Academic resources and strategies for different content areas and specialized student populations will need to be developed and implemented. The focus of today’s article is remote learning for high school Advanced Placement students. Also, Twitter is sharing these Remote Learning Resources via their AP For Students hashtag.

How to ensure quality in your online classrooms.

Linways Technologies

As more institutions are opening up to the world of online learning, new possibilities are emerging along with new challenges. We have previously written about topics like engaging your students in an online learning environment and assessing student performance in online classes. Following the stream to help teachers adapt to online education, this time we are going to discuss about ensuring quality in online teaching-learning.

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Learning.com Joins Google for Education Technology Partner Program

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EasyTech helps students develop technology and higher order thinking skills through direct instruction, practice and a variety of application opportunities. school districts and serves more than 4 million students each year.

OPINION: How do you measure social and emotional learning?

The Hechinger Report

. In the education world, it is often said that what gets assessed gets addressed. As the desire to improve SEL for all students grows, it is increasingly important to measure its effectiveness. But the field has lacked an organized method of identifying, choosing and using the best assessments to measure students’ competencies. The Assessment Guide and Assessment Finder are complementary tools. Related: The limits of online assessments.

4 Questions about the flipped classroom teachers must answer

Neo LMS

Where once class-time was spent with the teacher at the front giving instruction, the flipped classroom has students receiving instruction at home via digital channels. In this scenario the teacher has two roles: one is to create and manage the digital channels of learning the students use at home, and the other is to facilitate class-time activities in the classroom. It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for.

4 important questions teachers in the flipped classroom must answer

Neo LMS

Flipped”, here does not mean crazy or way-out (although some would argue it is), it literally means inverting the traditional classroom model; where once class-time was spent with the teacher at the front giving instruction, the flipped classroom has students receiving instruction at home via digital channels. It requires a giant leap into digital online tools that many do not feel well-prepared for. How do I hold students accountable?

Gwinnett County Public Library Introduces Learning alive™ Kits for Early Readers

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Alive Studios is a Gwinnett-based software developer that creates mind-boggling learning experiences to increase student engagement and improve early literacy. The library system plans to make this highly engaging learning experience available to children all around Gwinnett.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Easy to carry, easy to access, interactive and engaging, and so on. eBooks can work very well in sync with STEM-rich programs, providing the right amount of engagement and interactive learning opportunities. In this blog we will look at how educational publishers and students can benefit by creating and using eBooks for STEM learning.

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

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As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. Dr. Abshire pointed out that the challenges for today’s district leaders include protecting students’ data and other information, filtering content, and establishing acceptable use policies for students and teachers.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

Technology Tidbits

Also, the "Go Interactive" features allows teachers to collaborate w/ students in real-time and gauge student understanding to differentiate instruction. Once a book/story is completed a trade paperback copy can be ordered turning students into published writers.

K-12 Dealmaking: PowerSchool Acquires Haiku Learning; Jefferson Education Partners with Fishtree

Marketplace K-12

The company also noted that as a result of the acquisition, PowerSchool will add more than 3 million users across six continents while continuing to serve more than 20 million students—or more than one-third of the total students—in the U.S. In January, Jefferson Education formed a partnership with math and science curriculum and assessment provider Agile Mind. Investors included the Social Venture Fund, a student-led fund within the Samuel Zell & Robert H.

Q&A: How Data Can Make You A Better Teacher

TeachThought - Learn better.

Students today are more industrious and connected than ever. They engage other students and professors in online forums; they autonomously seek and use personalized learning applications; and they leverage textbook supplements all in service of getting an edge, and trying to make the grade. This Q&A seeks to answer what visibility instructors have into student engagement, and explore how they’re actively leveraging student data to become more effective teachers.

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Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources

Marketplace K-12

Thirty percent of the company’s revenues come from assessments of one kind or another, which includes professional certification and apprenticeship programs, as well as summative exams. The remaining 20 percent come from services provided to schools and colleges, including virtual schools, [and] online program management at universities, he said. Pearson was recently faulted by New Jersey state officials for a disruption of that state’s assessments.].

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Online Grade Portals. Students don’t pay attention to lectures, they would argue.