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.

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. View, discover and share great learning resources on the go.

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.

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+.

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.

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.), Keep learning from, helping, and encouraging each other!

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.

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.

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.

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. Online learning doesn’t mean sans engagement.

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.

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. online learning

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. big ideas online learning

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 teaching

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.

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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. 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. Source: Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning , The Evergreen Education Group, 2010.

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 […]. Summer is a time for rejuvenation and relaxation.

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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.

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.

Think Like an Urban Planner to Create Successful Online Learning Communities

Fractus Learning

But often, when we try to create community online through discussion forums or social media, our efforts fall flat. To avoid this, start thinking of your online community as a mega-city and yourself as an urban planner.

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. 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.

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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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

Social media enables collaboration, which for adult learning is the key to success for most adults. The key to accepting social media as a tool for learning comes in the term “Social”. There is no debate that collaboration is a leading method of learning.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Currently we include in-person or online PD as an optional add-on to our subscription offering, but to be honest, no one buys it. It looked at whether schools are embracing anytime, anywhere learning for teachers in the same way they are for students.

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How Teaching Compares to Working in an Ed-Tech Startup

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For more information visit @ListenCurrent on Twitter. The Startup Blog Ed-tech Entrepreneurship Innovation Online Learning startup Startup Life teachers TeachingThe ed-tech startup boom is being driven by former teachers.

Team 4443 Sock Monkeys Once Again!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Robotics teams start the competition season by learning what that year’s challenge is; they then immediately get to work on designing and building a robot that is best suited to that year’s challenge. Facebook: search “Sock Monkeys” Twitter: @4443SockMonkeys.

My Online Teaching Philosophy #OnlineLearning #OnlineTeaching #eLearning

EdTechSandyK

The program I am in is fully online, so I am able to study while continuing my current work as a Digital Learning Coach in Georgetown ISD. For my third course, Theory and Practice of Online Pedagogy, one of my assignments was to write my philosophy of online teaching.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning #CE13

The Web20Classroom

The world (and learning) at your fingertips. The idea is to help more educators look beyond the walls of the classroom and look to the brilliance of others to learn from and learn with. Want to learn more? In the spirit of CEM I wanted to highlight just a few of the free, learning opportunities happening. Some lasting only small amounts of time so you really can learn anywhere, any time. Runs online Oct 18-19. CE13 online learning virtual learnin

4 Online Courses to help you become a better teacher

The Electric Educator

Starting at the end of January I am offering 4 unique online courses that will help you use technology more effectively and confidently in your classroom. This is what other educators have said about my online courses: "This course has shown me so many new ways that I can use our Chromebooks! I am not a "newbie" OR a "techy" but somewhere in the middle hoping to learn more every day. You can find me on Twitter (@jrsowash), Google+, Linkedin (jrsowash), and YouTube (jrsowash).

What’s an Accomplished Administrator?

My Island View

Here is the passage the most caught my attention: Accomplished principals use technology as a powerful learning tool. They may participate in digital networks for communication among professional colleagues, use social networking tools for informal learning, or take part with professional colleagues in online learning communities. These principals use such learning opportunities to consistently reflect on ways to improve their practice of leadership.

Low-cost mindset interventions show promise, but not for all kids

The Hechinger Report

The researcher, Jessica Schleider, currently a psychology fellow at Yale Medical School, adapted Dweck’s online program into two half-hour mindset lessons, one aimed at depression and the other at anxiety. Columnists Jill Barshay K-12 News Mental health and trauma online learning

What Snow Day? Staying Connected No Matter The Weather

The Web20Classroom

snOMG Snowageddon Just a few of the terms I have heard on my local/national media and have seen on Twitter to describe the recent Winter Weather here in the souther United States. Many individual teachers and even some schools and districts don''t let the learning stop on a bad weather day.

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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. Still, learning news literacy skills is one thing, and the motivation to use those skills is another.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

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 Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

iPad Basic Training for Teachers

EdTechSandyK

The purposes for this initiative were to give teachers an additional tool for teaching and learning and to familiarize teachers with mobile devices in anticipation of more iPads being purchased for classroom use and a grades 6-12 BYOD program coming in the next school year.

#EdCampOnline Experience 10-26-13 #ce13

EdTechSandyK

Yesterday I had the exciting opportunity to participate in the first ever EdCamp to be held online. I have watched many EdCamps from afar by following their hashtags on Twitter while they are taking place, but have never had the opportunity to participate in one in person myself.