Know Your Core 4 for Online Learning

The Innovative Educator

Schools that had the fundamentals in place in 2020 had a much easier transition to online learning then those who were only beginning to figure it out. This includes the following: · A learning management system (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, or Brightspace. · This is where all the content that ends up in your learning management system resides and is created. ·

Inside the Digital Transformation – Part 2

BYOT Network

This post is cross-posted on the IMS Global Learning Impact Blog. The Value of an Interoperable Learning Management System. Last week we explored how interoperability supports the transition to digital learning. Learn what it means when your edtech products are IMS certified.

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They didn’t turn in their work for remote school. Their parents were threatened with courts and fines

The Hechinger Report

Hayden, 12, had been having panic attacks about school even before a letter arrived at his home last month, threatening legal action for his alleged absences from distance learning. Hayden, a sixth-grader, hadn’t actually been missing online school.

Learning.com Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, Learning.com is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

TEACHER VOICE: ‘With 85 percent of our students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, a major concern in our district has been a lack of access to technology and the internet’

The Hechinger Report

Now that the new school year has officially started in Nashville, Tennessee, Metro Nashville Public Schools are engaging in 100 percent virtual learning with required live teaching, attendance and assignments. The district started official distance-learning in early May.

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools Selects Discovery Education to Support a Community-Wide Commitment to Student Learning and Success

eSchool News

Missouri’s Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) has selected Discovery Education to support the district’s community-wide commitment to student learning and success. The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reinforce KCPS’s deep, community-wide commitment to student learning and success.

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly! 25 Days of STEM Goodies

Teacher Reboot Camp

To thank you for your sharing, friendship and support over the years I will be sharing free tips, learning resources, web tools and apps for 25 days in my Digital December STEM Advent Calendar. Inspire Learning with an Interactive Calendar!

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Meaningful Technology Integration in Math: Ideas for Designing Online Stations

Catlin Tucker

In this post, Sarah Dunn , a high school math teacher, shares her favorite technology tools and online activities. How can technology and online learning materials be used effectively in a math class? Designing an Online Station. Learning

LMS & CMS Discussion - #TECSIG Fall 2013 Breakout Session

EdTechSandyK

Some CMS/LMS systems districts are using: Moodle Schoology Edmodo Project Share Epsilen iTunes U Blackboard Collaborate Blackboard - U of H Clear Lake Desire2Learn Administratively difficult to use multiple systems at university level. Teachers may not have all of the skills they need to do online instructional design. Is there a need for dedicated online course instructional designers in K-12 education? Teaching online courses is a lot of work.

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Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Why one district gave students a virtual learning day

eSchool News

Students, teachers executed a virtual learning day to develop online learning and working skills. As college and career skills are touted as essential for students’ success after high school, students in one New Jersey school got a lesson in one fast-growing workplace trend: learning and working from home. gave its 500 7-12th graders the option to stay home as part of a planned virtual learning day. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News Top New

Blend Online and In-class Discussions to Give Every Student a Voice

Catlin Tucker

” That line from Jim Knight’s book Unmistakable Impact highlights the power of dialogue as a vehicle to learn from the people around us. Learn from different perspectives. Despite my passionate belief that discussions are an integral part of the learning process, early in my teaching career I failed at generating successful equitable discussions in class. This online space gives every single student the opportunity to engage in our class dialogue.

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

Study.com Makes the College Dream a Reality for Lots of Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

Study.com (formerly called Education-Portal) is a distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, physics, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and more) aligned with popular textbooks. They can be uploaded to Google Classroom, Schoology, Blackboard, and a selection of other LMSs. These can be pushed out as links to Google Classroom, Blackboard, Schoology, and other LMSs.

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. One of the most important outcomes of this pilot was that the students liked being in charge of their own learning, even if, as 8 th grade students, they were not totally ready for it. This epiphany brought me to the blended learning movement. E-learning K-12 Teachers

Four ways to seal education’s missing link during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

The ebbs and flows of home life and the resources and supports available at students’ homes now affect their learning more than ever before. Yet meanwhile, as a work-from-home parent, I’ve found that remote learning strengthens my ability to support my kids’ schooling.

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. Docebo Learn LMS.

Planning for Elementary School Closures #CoronaVirus #CoVid19 #RemoteLearning

The Innovative Educator

In the age of technology, planning for secondary students has become a bit easier as many schools already use platforms like Google Classroom, Schoology, or Microsoft Teams. Online Platforms Parents Facebook is where parents already are and the learning curve for most is non-existent. Give parents tips for home learning Provide the latest news Learn how to use Facebook Live to speak with parents and encourage them to comment on the Livestream.

As Districts Return to Remote Learning, Are They Any Better Prepared?

Edsurge

When educators describe their frenzied switch to remote learning in the spring, most talk about being caught off guard. Some mention how little they knew then—about virtual learning, as well as the virus that forced them out of their school buildings.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

NCCE (Northwest Council For Computer Education) being our regional ISTE sponsored conference with somewhere around 1500 participants coming together each year to share and learn. Lessons Learned: 1. Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, etc) before now, you’re too late.

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

EdTech Magazine

Add a Dash of Professional Development to Your Blended-Learning Program. When Cincinnati Public School teachers need extra training to help them better run their blended-learning classrooms , the ­professional development sometimes comes to them — rolling up in the ­district’s Tech Truck, a training center on wheels , outfitted with current and emerging classroom teaching tools and a one-on-one coach for the educators. Teachers Need Exposure to Technology to Learn the Ropes.

EdisonLearning and FocalPointK12 Announce Partnership to Provide Comprehensive Learning and Analytics Solution for Grades 6-12

eSchool News

EdisonLearning provides digital learning solutions, including core and elective eCourses for grades 6-12. This partnership expands its ability to support more schools and districts nationwide, increasing delivery of personalized learning and supporting equitable achievement for all students.

Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

The Enriched Virtual model allows students to complete the majority of coursework online at home or outside of school, but attend school for required face-to-face learning sessions with a teacher. The Enriched Virtual is considered a disruptive blended-learning model because it transforms the student learning experience beyond just adding an online-learning feature to a traditional classroom. Teachers also use online courses for PD with GradPoint.

Promote Executive Functioning within School Culture

edWeb.net

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country struggle to move their brick-and-mortar classrooms to remote online learning environments. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? An example of a "narrative stream" on the Schoology LMS platform. It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning. We use Schoology.

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When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

Edsurge

He is currently the chief product officer of Renaissance Learning, which acquired myON in 2018. On the other hand, companies like Curriculum Associates took the path of blended learning and have seen significant growth driven by a technology-first model.

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Camden and Discovery Education Launch New PK-12 Partnership Supported by the Subaru

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, all CCSD educators and students will receive access to dynamic digital resources that keep students connected to learning at home, in school, or wherever learning is taking place.

Use Technology to Create a Positive Classroom Culture

Graphite Blog

With that in mind, April Wurtsmith, a fifth grade teacher starting her fourth year of teaching at Independence Elementary in Aurora, Colorado, created a project to help her students get to know each other well, set a positive, inviting classroom tone, and introduce her students to technology skills they will use throughout the year -- researching, following technology procedures, and using tools like WeVideo , Schoology , and Google Apps for Education.

Preparing to Take School Online? Here Are 10 Tips to Make It Work.

Edsurge

This article was originally published on Global Online Academy's (GOA) Insights blog on March 4, 2020. If you sit (or lead) between senior level leaders and the students, you, too, will have to learn how to lead and learn online. Schoology.

The Pillars of Leadership During Uncertainty

Mindspark Learning

We’ve built our careers on balancing unknowns as teaching and learning is not one-size-fits-all, nor do students all prescribe to it the same way. Each day brought new surprises and opportunities to learn a great deal about not only who I was as a leader but as a human being.

Longtime Educator Jamaal Bowman Is Headed to Congress. Here’s His Take on Reopening Schools.

Edsurge

This week’s podcast sponsor is PowerSchool, now with Schoology, a unified platform that brings SIS, LMS and assessment together for blended, distance and personalized learning. Learn more. I want them to be learning formally with the teacher every day.

The Pillars of Leadership During Uncertainty

Mindspark Learning

We’ve built our careers on balancing unknowns as teaching and learning is not one-size-fits-all, nor do students all prescribe to it the same way. Each day brought new surprises and opportunities to learn a great deal about not only who I was as a leader but as a human being.

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s iZone Went from ‘Cool’ to Cold

Edsurge

The ambitions for New York City’s Innovation Zone (or iZone) were sweeping: By 2014, city leaders hoped it would be the catalyst for technologically enhanced personalized learning models throughout the district, encompassing 400 schools. The iZone360 program aimed to help participating school leaders reorganize everything from budgets to schedules to meet personalized learning needs.

The Long Life of a Data Trail

Graphite Blog

Online IEP programs also fit this description. Examples of services like this include many EdTech products out there, including Edmodo, Remind, ClassDojo, Schoology, most digital text offerings from traditional publishers like Pearson and McGraw Hill, learning programs like Agilix Buzz, and app ecosystems like Amplify tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. Within educational technology, tech companies can acquire data via multiple routes.

Gadget of the Day: my Ipad 4 Ed App List

My Paperless Classroom

Communication: Schoology is the LMS used by our school. This platform improves everyday and is a great base for my students'' online learning. Her session made me realize that I could get so much more out of my online time, as could my students. I came to the Ipad because I had to learn about ereading. Subtext is another app I would have to describe as seeming awesome, but I have not fully learned it yet.

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