edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

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edWeb.net has just released a survey on Teacher Professional Development that provides insights on the kinds of professional development (PD) teachers find most helpful to improve their teaching practice and their students’ learning. All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

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Her mother, Leomia Hampton, says that after classes went online in mid-March, that wasn’t far from the truth. “It’s The neural pathways dealing with learning about social connections become more active, helping adolescents become attuned to what other people are thinking and feeling and how best to relate to them. There’s an evolutionary reason for this social learning: Figuring out how to get along with others is key to flourishing in life.

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How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

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Her school often holds orientations with representatives from local community colleges as well as application workshops. The organization, which also administers Advanced Placement tests that allow students to receive college credit, announced it in lieu of in-person tests students could take those exams online at home. In a survey of 300 students released March 19, a quarter said the coronavirus had prompted them to rethink their college choices.

Quarantine campuses: With dorms shut and class online, students DIY college life

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For six first-year students at Olin College of Engineering, the mid-March news of the campus closing and classes going online was more than troubling. As soon as courses jumped online, students began DIY-ing campus life. But even as they evaluate new tools and platforms, there is a deepening recognition that putting courses online — even when well executed — is far different from going to college. The DIY campus offered other, non-college, learning, too.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. I just don’t like doing work on an online platform,” said Logan, an eighth grader at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona. “It’s But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. I just don’t like doing work on an online platform.

Dealing with digital distraction

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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. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill. Related: Do classroom clickers improve learning?

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

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NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Many charter networks here, including Crescent City Schools, Firstline, ReNEW, and KIPP, have embraced an educational philosophy known as “personalized learning.”. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning. Mississippi 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. Education Technology Surveys Research

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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. 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.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

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The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

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. Whelton’s notoriety made friends and classmates eager to learn more, and so he started an after-school coding club. But, I want to know, what is he supposed to learn?”. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Recently, I attended the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Portland, Oregon, hosted by NTEN , to catch up on the newest trends in educational technology (edtech) and learn about cutting-edge tools that may be integrated to boost adult learning and workforce development initiatives at Digital Promise. How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. Multi-directional Learning.

How some Mississippi teens are saving their town from climate change

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We report on how climate change emergencies are disrupting student learning, exacerbating mental health problems , devastating school infrastructure , and how the coronavirus pandemic is a preview of what education looks like in a climate emergency. At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has revealed how utterly unprepared the community is for remote learning. A survey of the group’s students found that nearly 90% didn’t have reliable internet access or devices.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

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How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. Making more use of online PD can be the solution to a more efficient program. It can help schools create an active learning environment that is sustainable, collaborative, coherent, focused on specific subjects, and that allows for educators to learn throughout the year. building a personal learning network online.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

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Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

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Urban Adult Literacy Collaboration in Nashville: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

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What started as a learning group of local adult literacy providers convened by the Nashville Public Library has since become the Adult Education Collective Impact (AECI), a collaborative of about 20 partner organizations including the Nashville Public Library, YWCA of Nashville, Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nashville State Community College, and local education and career service providers. Adult Learning Blog

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?

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In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book? Founded in 1992, the organization regularly surveys its network about what materials they want and shares this information with publishers. Games and Learning traces its origin to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, the research arm of the Sesame Workshop.

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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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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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? s of workshops and presentations. As 1 to 1 programs become more popular, educators are talking a lot about Blended Learning.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

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This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Other programs provide a standalone workshop or course about education technology.

Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

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I had surveyed one of our elementary sites to find out their tech needs. 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 structure of the online course allowed the learners to experience an authentic HyperDoc situation just as our students do. The collective learning EMPOWERED collaborators.

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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. Fill out this five-minute survey , and you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card. EdSurge: What got you started making online courses on your own?

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Conquering Teachers’ Tech Anxieties a Recurrent Theme at iNACOL

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One of the recurring themes emerging from the speeches, sessions and workshops at iNACOL’s Blended and Online Learning Symposium is that schools, tech companies, and educators need to take more creative and determined steps to help teachers overcome their anxiety and dread about using and experimenting with digital tools and platforms in their classrooms. Our research center created a “ confidence index ,” based on its nationwide survey of teachers. San Antonio.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

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I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues. Preconference workshop. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” Online learning is on the rise.

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

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Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences. What does the future of learning look like?

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The New York Times : “ Udacity , an Online Learning Start-Up, Offers Tech Job Trials.” Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?” There’s some data on the growth of online education at private colleges in the research section below. Firefly Learning has raised $5.63

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. ” “ Personalized learning ” equals cutting the teacher workforce in Oklahoma. “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Chalkbeat : “After flying under the radar, school districts’ online programs attract attention – and scrutiny.” ” Via Techcrunch : “ Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free.” This one is probably my favorite: “How California’s New Online Education Pilot Will Change Higher Ed Forever.”

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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In 2012, Pearson, Cengage Learning, and Macmillan Higher Education sued Boundless Learning, claiming that the open education textbook startup had “stolen the creative expression of their authors and editors, violating their intellectual-property rights.” Online Grade Portals.