Support Online Learning with Powerful Thinking Routines

Catlin Tucker

Given that many teachers are working with students online, at least part-time, I created the Google Slide decks below for teachers to copy and use in an online learning scenario. That way, students can learn with and from each other. Learning

Feedback Tips for Blended and Online Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Feedback is important. But how do teachers give it frequently and in ways that help students learn? It is foldable but also stands up so each student’s whiteboard can be seen in your online classroom.

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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. I also know that that I too have a lot to learn, even though I’ve been teaching online since 2006 and have collaborated globally for years. They know how to do distance learning. This is not covering all aspects of distance learning.

How We Began Online Learning Successfully

The CoolCatTeacher

Reflections from the trenches From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we began distance learning, I started writing and reflecting. So, enjoy this post written on March 19, 2020 as we were just beginning distance learning… Two weeks ago today my Headmaster put on my radar to be ready to lead forward should our school have to close. I can’t share the Distance Learning Playbook, it belongs to the school.)

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. Check out their free 3-hour micro course, Launching Online Learning. I recommend Advancement Courses for online teacher professional development with over 280 courses.

Legends of Online Learning

Learning with 'e's

Last month, just before Christmas I recorded a podcast interview with Mark Nichols (formerly of the British Open University and now back working in New Zealand as Executive Director of the Open Polytechnic) for his series titled: Leaders and Legends of Online Learning.

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

It lets people be creative … productive … learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” Our students’ digital behavior influences our learning, language, rituals, values, routines, customs, and communication. Just think, a person took a picture and posted it online with the word, “Selfie!” This way you can facilitate and guide your students to make positive choices when they interact online.

Design Amazing Online Learning Experiences Quickly with These Choice Menu Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Design is especially important in online learning and one key to student motivation and engagement. Designing an engaging online experience doesn’t have to take a lot of time. If you are new to distance learning, then templates are the way to go! Be sure to follow these amazing teachers on Twitter for more incredible ideas and to also thank them. Many teachers on social media, including me, share their awesomely designed lesson plans and units.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

ExamTime - free online learning tools

Educational Technology Guy

ExamTime is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. There is also an calendar to plan and get organized and they can monitor their progress over time using their own learning resources. The collaborative features also encourage students to work and study with others, helping them learn.

Examtime online learning tools are now GoConqr

Educational Technology Guy

>> I wrote about Examtime and their free, online learning tools back in February. It is a free set of learning tools that allow students to generate their own learning resources. Students can create, discover and share mind maps, quizzes, notes, flashcards and more online with others. There is also an calendar to plan and get organized and they can monitor their progress over time using their own learning resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

There are now hundreds of Education Twitter chats taking place around the world at almost any time of day or night. We can never answer for how other people learn and participate. The use of Twitter as the platform for education chats enables not only anyone interested in the topic, but also people whose area of expertise might be that specific topic. Every chat should offer up some new people to follow on Twitter, or to engage further in Google Hangouts or Skype calls.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. Whom should I follow on Twitter and how do I find them are key questions that need to be addressed. That is why when we first signed up on Twitter, there were no tweets in our timeline.

Coronavirus Closures? Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China]

Shake Up Learning

Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools [interview with an American Teacher in China] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you prepared for online learning if your school is closed for an extended period of time? In this special BONUS episode, you can prepare for coronavirus closures and get online learning tips for teachers and schools. FREE Webinar: Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Schools. Online Learning Doctrine.

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.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Online Learning Social Media Trends classroom featured Professional Development resources twitter

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning. I haven’t read many books that are focused strictly on online teaching. Books specifically about online teaching, despite having some appeal to me, generally wind up lower on my ‘to-be-read’ book stack.

Learnist - create online learning resource pages

Educational Technology Guy

The site allows you to create "Learn Boards" on any topic you want to and then add "learnings" by linking to websites, online videos, blogs, images, documents, etc. You can search for existing Learn Boards by topic and search term. Here are some from "Education": And here is an example learn board: It''s easy to use and there is a whole section on how to use it with videos, tips, and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. This open online experience started in 2012 via Hybrid Pedagogy , and this year, I was asked facilitate it. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle.

GCFLearnFree - free online learning about lots of topics

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. This is a great resource for anyone looking to learn something new. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free online courses free resources There are over 750 different lessons available, including Careers, Google, Microsoft, Apple, software, apps, internet basics, email, math and everyday life topics like personal finances and cooking.

20+ ways to supercharge your summer learning

Ditch That Textbook

Whether it’s through professional development training, online courses (check out information on the NEW Tech to Learn course below) or tackling that pile of […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech education educational technology motivation online learning professional developmentSummer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation. It’s a time to focus on our lives outside of education and recharge.

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40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t want “one more thing” Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech educational technology online learning teachingAlmost daily teachers are bombarded with shiny new apps designed for education. It can be enough to make our heads spin. We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students.

15 tech tools to try next year

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat edtech educational technology inspiration online learning plnThere are lots of new tech tools out there just waiting to make it into your classroom. You may have even tried to squeeze one in during those last few days of school but ran out of time. Lucky for us, there is always next year. After the craziness of the end of the year […].

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Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. The growth of different writing and sharing outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Medium, tumblr, YouTube, etc.), So I was sympathetic to Shelly Sanchez Terrell’s recent post calling out a prominent online educational leader for improper attribution (and Doug Peterson’s excellent concurrence ). Keep learning from, helping, and encouraging each other!

Online Learning Does Not Mean Sans Engagement

Fractus Learning

While educators and learners in classroom-based courses have already discovered the benefits of using engagement as a part of education, the power of online is yet to be fully realized. Ana Donaldson, 2011, Engaging the Online Learner. This could happen to your online program: Students Suing School Over Online Courses. Online learning does not need to be mechanical in nature. Engagement needs to take place in the online learning environment.

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

Professionally, she helps develop and produce self-published eBooks, teaches Emerging Technologies and Instructional Design online, and programs eLearning modules (Articulate Storyline). Her research and innovation interests are in the areas of online collaboration, social media, and blogging. Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Profession conferences Twitter virtual attendance

Overcoming the Challenges of Online Learning

The Electric Educator

Image by Jon Watson via Flickr One year ago I transitioned out of the classroom and into the position of Director of Online learning for Global Christian School Online. My task was to launch a fully online school from the ground up. Pacing and Scheduling - helping students stay on schedule and learn discipline. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). online learning

Provide Peer Support and Combat Social Isolation with After School Pairings and Groupings

Catlin Tucker

With virtual learning, this has changed, and as teachers, we cannot allow for this change to take place in a vacuum. First, as Dr. Catlin Tucker has pointed out, this is the year we discovered the extent to which learning is social. Guest Blog Online Learning

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Agile Development, Meet Online Learning

The Electric Educator

This year I took a position as the director of online learning for a christian school in Michigan. One of the projects that I began was the development of a series of online Bible courses. The teacher of the course agreed to be the subject matter expert and modify his lesson plans for an online environment. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash). big ideas online learning

Silver Lining for Learning, Episode 05: Will Richardson

Dangerously Irrelevant

I was fortunate to be the primary host for Episode 05 of Silver Lining for Learning yesterday. Will has been talking about how to rethink learning, teaching, and schooling for decades. He is the author of multiple books and has launched major collaboration initiatives such as the change.school , Modern Learners , and Powerful Learning Practice networks. willrich45 on Twitter. Freedom to Learn. Personal Learning Networks. Learning on the Blog.

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Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC (with Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. This open online experience started in 2012 via Hybrid Pedagogy , and this year, I was asked facilitate it. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle.

On interactions and scalability in online learning

Mark Smithers

I’m not attending ASCILITE 2013 but I am following the Twitter stream closely and occasionally comment into the stream. This happened this morning when I read the tweets about Gregor Kennedy’s keynote presentation in which he talked about interactions between students and teachers in online courses. I agree with this idea that students can and should interact with experts during their learning. How do you get SMEs to stay in the learning environment.

Surprising data on the growth of K12 online learning

The Electric Educator

I have been doing a lot of research on online learning lately. I''ve read several reports on the state of online learning across the country and around the world. One statistic, however, shocked me: Although online enrollments have increased by 40% in 2009-2010, two state virtual schools, North Carolina and Florida, account for 96% of the net growth meaning that the total enrollment increases and decreases in other state virtual schools amount to only a 4% increase.

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).

Online Learning Consortium 2014 – How We Discuss the Future of Higher Education

Improving Education Environments

I presented at the Online Learning Consortium’s Annual Conference today about MOOCs as a phenomenon, specifically my Delphi research done in partial fulfillment of my Ed.D. What is most interesting to me from the first day of #aln14, however, is how my research plays into the emerging discussion of online learning as happening at this year’s conference. Discussions of data analytics as inherent to online learning were prevalent as well.

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