How to balance work and study as a teacher

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According to LinkedIn’s 2018 Workforce Learning Report, 93 per cent of employees would stay at a company longer if their employers invested in their careers. CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Online learning. Formal study.

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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

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They know that when it comes to learning and productivity, space matters. An entire graduate course at Stanford University explores the principles for designing spaces that support learning. Yet most of our energy has been focused on designing physical learning spaces, even as more teaching and learning shifts online. Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

The policy was spearheaded by the department chair, Nancy Cheever, who is part of a team at the university investigating digital distraction, an issue that, for many teachers, has graduated from a nuisance into a serious threat to learning. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

?Can Online Teaching Work at Liberal-Arts Colleges? Study Explores the Pros and Cons

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When Jack Musselman taught his first-ever online course this past spring, he missed seeing his students’ furrowed brows. He had the opportunity to teach legal ethics online because St. Edward’s University , where he works as an associate professor of philosophy and the director of the Center of Ethics and Leadership , was one of the 21 institutions taking part in a study to explore teaching upper-level humanities courses online.

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The messy reality of personalized learning

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In one class, Danusis introduces me to a lanky child in rain boots, who clicks through an online math program while chatting about a baby goat that’s being weaned in her backyard. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

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An interactive “Research Map” website – with data visualizations, videos and links to relevant studies on an array of topics – hopes to bridge the divide. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio. Photo: Nichole Dobo.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

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In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

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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. High School social studies teacher. Sign up for our newsletter to get a weekly update on blended learning.

Chance encounters

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It was the Lord of the Rings location tour which was took all day, and included a visit to the Weta Workshop at Miramar Studios. We got talking about why I was in New Zealand, our academic work, and then I asked him what he'd studied during his PhD. Don't put that ring on Dermot!

Coding outside the lines: CoderDojos get kids psyched about programming by turning them loose

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The freedom to mess up, repeatedly, is a core appeal of this club known as CoderDojo , a loosely-connected global network of coding workshops for kids ages 6 to 18, including this Boston outpost that meets in the borrowed offices of the tech company LogMeIn. Read more about Blended Learning.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If teachers learned one thing from these experiences it is that, if you wait and ride it out long enough, all of these initiatives will all go away. Today’s learners have become more directed and into the ownership of their learning. The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. They can use any number of applications to create something from what they have learned and to make things better they can collaborate with anyone globally at anytime.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

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Down the Hall is produced by the External Programs and Learning Technologies (EPLT) department of the University of British Columbia. How can teachers enhance their own development by forming networks online and sharing resources? What form would this kind of learning take? ·

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Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

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I loved my colleagues on my social studies team; we shared resources and supported each other. I would attend a workshop or read an article on a new teaching technique, and I’d be excited about new ideas, but then struggle to find opportunities and resources to implement them.

4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019

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One of the greatest benefits of blended and personalized learning is creating more opportunities for teachers to relate one-on-one with their students. Let some teachers at a school or district serve as unbiased assessment experts who develop and then grade assessments of students’ learning.

Taking You Higher: Don’t Miss These 40+ Higher-Ed Events Happening in 2019-2020

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And once you’re recharged, get set—there’s a world of learning opportunities on the horizon. Many college students travel to study and grow. EdSurge also regularly hosts meetups and workshops on online learning and higher education technology.

Awesome Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

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In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. I also allowed students to try other online drawing programs if they chose.”.

Digital Portfolios + Micro-credentials = Massive Impact for Students & Teachers

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Now that we have powerful, easy-to-use design tools and a capacity for worldwide publishing, we have an opportunity to restore the dignity and integrity of a work ethic by redefining the role of the learner as a contributor to the learning culture. — Alan November, Who Owns the Learning. Powered by ever-changing technology advances, digital portfolios serve as hubs for a variety of media to more fully illustrate the learning cycle. The Learning Is In The Struggle.

It’s Time To Support The Mental Health & Well Being of Teachers

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TC is a virtual training medium, providing personal growth and professional development through online learning, coaching, and webinars. Through our innovative Learning Engagement System (LES), districts can build a custom library and even create and sell their custom training.

Computer science education pays off

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Only 35 percent of high schools nationwide offer students any computer science courses, and only 10 percent of STEM graduates study it. This despite widespread support for expanding access and opportunities for computer science learning.

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?Up, Out and Away! The 2018 Higher Education Technology Events Calendar

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Some college students travel or study abroad to enhance their learning. At EdSurge, we frequently attend these gatherings, report from them and invite conference go-ers to share what they’ve learned as well. gathering hundreds of education leaders, thinkers, researchers around learning, equity and technology. EdSurge HigherEd also regularly hosts meetups and workshops on online learning and higher education technology.

Dog Introductions, Humanization and Other Ways Online Ed Can Better Serve Students

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Online education has been touted as a way to increase access to education. But it’s increasingly unclear if online learning is living up to its promise for students, even as digital learning makes its way into more institutions’ offerings. The quality of online courses still varies drastically, and research shows there are major racial disparities in digital-learning outcomes. This has all left us asking: Who does online education really serve?

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Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

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Welcome to a post where I focus on some simple ways you can begin to blend your learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. s of workshops and presentations. A back channel is an online open chat room.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

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With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. 3P Learning works with over five million students and educators across the globe, providing online learning solutions in math, science and literacy. Ensure the resources you consider align with your district’s mission, vision and student learning objectives.

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Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning

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But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous? At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel of digital learning specialists shared how they are working to address some of these challenges at their own institutions and beyond. But the panel on Thursday started off by saying even delivering online education in more flexible ways isn't enough.

Doctors prescribe more Big Bird, less brainless “screen time” for young kids

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They have been studying how and at what age children come to learn words, follow stories, and grasp educational concepts that appear in ebooks, videos, and apps. A decade of studies on audiovisual media with young children have painted a much more complicated and interesting picture.

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Must-Have EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

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First-year teachers have a lot to think about, especially at the beginning of the school year: decorating their classroom, planning lessons and learning units, trying out different classroom-management techniques, and -- most importantly -- getting to know their students.

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Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs

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The program he’s referring to is an online learning platform, Edgenuity. During the 2016-17 school year, 71 schools in the state used online learning platforms, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. McKenzie worries the online program has set him back. “It

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

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Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? The conversation was guided by special guest Steven Bell , Associate Librarian at Temple University Libraries, where he works with colleagues on a number of digital learning initiatives. At our next #DLNchat, we’ll discuss How Can Video Best Support Learning and Instruction?

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’

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The software list includes more than a dozen packages, including the university’s pioneering adaptive-learning project, the Open Learning Initiative , as well as a learning analytics platform LearnSphere. Education Technology Teaching & Learning Higher Education

The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

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That’s one question we had for Kevin deLaplante, who did just that when he left Iowa State University in 2015 to focus on running his Argument Ninja Podcast and teaching courses on his online Critical Thinker Academy , both aimed at bringing concepts from his scholarship to a popular audience. So we also asked deLaplante what he thinks about the broader landscape of online education that he’s part of. EdSurge: What got you started making online courses on your own?

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A South Texas University Turns to Online Courses to Help Commuters, Students in Mexico

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Increasingly, the university is turning to online classes to alleviate the struggle. Everyone was freaking out because it was very sudden, and now our campuses are one hour apart,” says Cathryn Merla-Watson, an assistant professor in the department of Literatures and Cultural Studies at UTRGV. Judith Ruiz, a freshman at UTRGV, says she previously opted for online classes whenever she could as a dual-enrollment high-school student.

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Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

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I attended AVID trainings, English Language Learner workshops, UDL conferences, ….you And then I saw the invite for the HyperDocs Bootcamp, a four week online course , run by the authors of the book. The collective learning EMPOWERED collaborators.

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How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice

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The theme of this class is ‘listen and learn,’” states her current course description. Join the Club: Educators interested in learning more about Faculty Club opportunities, or being featured in an interview, are invited to reach out to us at educators@coursehero.com. They learn to communicate effectively with different groups of people around the same topics.” Learn about paid partnerships, the July Education Summit, and more.

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Teachers, Park Rangers #WriteOut for Learning

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The nationwide program is designed to encourage place-based learning. The program connected educators and park rangers with place-based learning opportunities in July 2018. Lessard said that when students learn through this lens of place, learning can be more meaningful.