10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. And the learning continues. They know how to do distance learning.

How edtech strengthens parental engagement in online learning

Neo LMS

While the student goes through the formal steps within the system — from kindergarten to primary school to secondary school and so on — parents are an important part of the big picture. Current distance learning settings have made this crystal clear. Learning Management Systems.

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

How Educators Can Support Families of Children with Disabilities During Hybrid or Online Learning

Waterford

The sudden shift to online or hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has created plenty of challenges for students, schools, and parents. But how can schools and families follow an IEP when learning moves online? The physical learning space is important, as well.

5 ways Hebrew schools benefit from online learning

eSchool News

Secondary schools have been challenged, as they search for ways to provide more customized educational options for students who are seeking to discover their own passions and interests. Consequently, we embraced VHS Learning (VHS) option early on.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. million online courses in 2014-15.

VHS Learning Celebrates 25th Anniversary

eSchool News

Boston — May 18, 2021 — VHS Learning, a nonprofit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, is celebrating its 25 th year helping schools expand curriculum and provide engaging learning experiences for students. About VHS Learning.

New Schools in Six States and Internationally Give Students Courses from VHS Learning

eSchool News

VHS Learning has a distinguished 25-year history of supplementing face-to-face education with quality online learning that provides high school students expanded curriculum offerings. About VHS Learning. Boston – Aug.

VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant from The Manton Foundation

eSchool News

VHS Learning has received a $1.4 VHS Learning will also use the grant to provide supplemental curriculum and instruction services to schools in rural and high-needs areas. “In VHS Learning’s will use a portion of the grant funding to help enhance its student information system (SIS).

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

Can Online Learning Level the AP Playing Field for Rural Students?

MindShift

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. It’s too soon to know how well the free pilot program mixing online and in-person learning will work, but one thing is clear: Without it, said Holmes County Superintendent Angel Meeks, AP physics in this rural Mississippi district “would not exist.”. million online courses in 2014-15. LEXINGTON, Miss.

Parents fighting, teachers crying: Grownup stress is hitting kids hard

The Hechinger Report

In her online classes, they can seem on edge. As millions of children moved to distance learning, there were challenges of how to provide students devices and WiFi as well as training in how to use the technology. Alexis, 17, has always been close to her parents.

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A principal leaves his beloved school after an intense year

The Hechinger Report

Nationally, nearly half — 45 percent — of principals said that the pandemic has prompted them to start thinking about leaving the profession or sped up their plans to do so, according to a poll released last year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

The Rise – and Possible Fall – of the Graphing Calculator

Digital Promise

Since then, graphing calculators have become a common – and controversial – tool for learning mathematics. Whether teachers continue to use these tools or ditch them in favor of new ones, graphing technology will likely always have a place in secondary math education. This was not just so students would learn how to use the calculator. Rather, the focus of instruction shifted so that students could learn mathematics through the graphing calculator.

Counseling kids during the coronavirus: A tough job made even tougher

The Hechinger Report

A century ago, counselors didn’t spend much of their time on the mental health of students, or what’s known in schools as social-emotional learning. Coronavirus and Education Guidance Gap K-12 News Hechinger West Mental health and trauma online learning Rural schools Social emotional

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Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Portfolios with Google Sites – SULS091 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Student Portfolios are the epitome of Dynamic Blended Learning and going beyond the due date because they are never “done.”. Watch this video to learn how! Shake Up Learning 2020.

Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund Partners with Discovery Education

eSchool News

DUBAI, UAE–29 September, 2020 : The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund (REF) has announced a new first of its kind partnership with Discovery Education to deliver award winning online learning, increasing access to education for thousands of refugees and vulnerable youth in Lebanon.

Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Read-Along Storybooks Using Audio in Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This creates a fantastic and Dynamic Learning Experience for Mike’s students. I broke the process into five steps to be completed over six days of virtual learning.

The ‘Katrina-to-Covid Class’: How the coronavirus era affects New Orleans students more acutely

The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus pandemic closed schools and launched a national experiment in remote learning that has been chaotic and stressful for millions of American families. Satoriya Lambert was still a toddler when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown.

Barriers to a flexible teaching force

The Christensen Institute

Last week, the Clayton Christensen Institute released a study detailing how online learning can help address the nation’s teacher labor shortages. Although the United States generally has an oversupply of teachers, it faces acute shortages within certain strands of the teacher labor force—some of these include shortages of secondary teachers; shortages of science, math, world languages, and special education teachers; and shortages of teachers in certain geographic regions.

10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning

Shake Up Learning

The post 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning appeared first on Shake Up Learning. So in this post, I am going to give you 10 Google Classroom tips for remote learning. 10 Google Classroom Tips for Remote Learning. In secondary, this is most likely by subject.

StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

His traditional resume failed to document the thousands of hours that he spent online in self-taught learning about the automotive industry. This frustration led to the creation of StackUp, a way for Nick (and others like him) to better document self-directed learning. As an educator, StackUp immediately appealed to me for the way that it could capture my own learning. Teachers can also set up challenges based on a specific website or time spent learning in a category.

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

edWeb.net

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

Innovators worth watching: Ed Leadership SIMS

The Christensen Institute

Jennifer is immersed in an online simulation designed to put her through tricky administrative situations that hone her leadership instincts so she’ll be prepared to handle similar situations as they inevitably arise in her job. The in-person programs mentioned above give school leaders opportunities to get outside their school sites to learn directly from revered experts, receive personalized coaching and feedback, and network with other leaders.

2017 Student Scholarship Program

eSchool News

Empowering students as lifelong learners is a central goal of The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning. Twenty scholars will receive an award of up to $5,000 for their post-secondary experience in any program of their choice, with the opportunity to apply for an additional award as they successfully enter their second post-secondary academic year. Education Grants - Deadline blended choice learning online Online Learning student students up

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

U.S. Senate's ESEA Rewrite Plugs 'Open Educational Resources'

Marketplace K-12

Senate's version of bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Ed-tech Federal Policy Online Learning Open Education educationtechnology elementaryandsecondaryeducationact openeducation"Open education resources," an alternative to commercial products, get a boost in the U.S.

Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. Setting the Course for Secondary Students. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

A few silver linings emerge in a dark time of closed schools

The Hechinger Report

Some students will have an easier time landing internships during the pandemic because they’ll be able to work online and not have to move to an expensive big city. A lot of times with online internships, they’re a little bit more project-based.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This past June, I had the privilege of visiting 13 Malaysian public schools–eight of which, despite these challenges, were implementing fantastic blended-learning programs that were truly changing instruction for their students.

Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns

The Hechinger Report

If you want to understand how online degrees are shaking up traditional colleges and universities, look at Pennsylvania. In January 2020, the state’s 14 community colleges signed an unusual agreement with a private nonprofit university far outside Pennsylvania’s borders to encourage students to complete their bachelor’s degrees online. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. One question is which, if any, of these emerging potential blended-learning clusters will succeed.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. Although proponents of personalized learning often talk about affording students more choice regarding how they learn, few schools have managed to figure out a coherent architecture to get there. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

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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.