From China To America: How Online Learning Is Connecting Cultures

EdNews Daily

Online learning is not new. However, learning and teaching English across borders is still in its infancy, and continues to grow every day. I shared my knowledge when providing learning opportunities for the French teachers in my system. What have you learned?

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

Edsurge

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.

After The Workshop: PD Comes to Life at PS 176

The Innovative Educator

Innovative Educators understand the value of high-quality professional learning opportunities. They take what they learn and put it into practice in their schools and classrooms. That makes teaching the workshop back at their school to even more teachers possible.

Avoid This Common Mistake When Getting Started with Online Learning

Fractus Learning

So you’re considering moving your face-to-face learning content online. Teaching online can be a great way to reach new audiences and take advantage of the opportunities created by the latest learning technology. This can happen online, too.

Can Digital Badges Help Encourage Professors to Take Teaching Workshops?

Wired Campus

A few colleges are trying a new incentive to get professors to participate in professional-development workshops: digital badges. The group started the experiment last November, and it has awarded about 500 badges during the 12 workshops it has given since then.

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?

Vendors Must Hone in on Successful Models for Educator PD

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The only training or workshops I attended were those I got a grant for, applying on my own. 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. But there is a booming business in online PD.

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Bridging the divide between ed tech research and the classroom

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We The second is a set of videos on 11 topics (one example: language learning) that give viewers the ability to watch key research concepts in action. A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio. Photo: Nichole Dobo.

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.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

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. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Museums, libraries win grants for youth to enhance online learning, community

Educator Innovator

Sixteen museums, libraries and nonprofit institutions have been awarded a total of $150,000 to engage young people in the development of apps, badges, curricula and other tools that will make the online experience more civil, safe and empowering. MacArthur Foundation, administered by Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), and was carried out in collaboration with Facebook, the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), and Mozilla.

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

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.

How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

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.

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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.

How can schools protect student data without training teachers in privacy basics?

The Hechinger Report

Privacy and data-security themes are also woven into Raytown’s professional development workshops, curriculum planning sessions and even parent-teacher conferences. “It’s And plenty of free privacy resources can be found online.

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.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

The list included: How to get teachers to sign up for PD, how to get teachers to fulfill seat-time requirements, how to assure that teachers taking online components were really who they said they were. There was only one session that addressed an understanding of Andragogy, also referred to as adult learning, and how components of their program addressed it. Additionally, teachers can take approved college courses or workshops that meet district requirements.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

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.

edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

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.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country. Online.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

FETC Converge

For many districts, the days of after-school PowerPoint-driven lectures not differentiated by content, expertise, grade-level or delivery, not to mention daylong workshops on an obsolete topic, have recently given way to face-to-face coaching programs and professional learning communities. Uncategorized coaching programs effective teaching Online Learning training teachers video coaching

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

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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2011 Virtual School Symposium Recap

The Electric Educator

Over 1,900 educators interested in online learning were in attendance. K-12 Online learning is in a state of great flux. Vendors have given large school districts what they asked for-- turn key solution for online programs. vss11 online learning

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

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. building a personal learning network online.

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Improving online interaction

Connecting 2 the World

I was asked to give a presentation on improving interaction for online courses. The answer lies in research that has been done in online learning, social psychology, distance or online education, communication (including interpersonal, group, and CM communication), and even organizational development. In a previous paper, I identified 4 factors that affect online interaction: Technology, community, instructional constraints, and time.

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8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. iNACOL (International Association of K-12 Online Learning).

Developing a “National Geographic Explorer” Mindset in the Classroom

Digital Promise

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. Micro-credentials are truly authentic professional learning tools.

Fantastic Learning Activities with Google Drawings

Learning in Hand

Every year Matt Miller hosts Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit , a free online learning experience. This year I chatted with Matt about learning activities that teachers can make with Google Drawings, and it was published as a video for the summit.

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#ETTchat: Get to Know Avra Robinson

EdTechTeacher

Here at EdTechTeacher, we take pride in the fact that all of our Instructors have been classroom teachers, and many of our instructors have come to us because of long relationships that began either at one of our events, online, or during a workshop.

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

Edsurge

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

4 ideas to advance teaching in 2019

The Christensen Institute

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.

Beneylu School: A Clever LMS for your School

Ask a Tech Teacher

Beneylu is a K-8 online learning platform that puts critical classroom applications, resources, activities, and games in a secure online universe that is accessible to parents, teachers, and students. poetry in reader’s workshops.

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?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?

Edsurge

Online courses helped kick off a movement promising that your zipcode no longer had to determine the quality of education you received. A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. Unless we carefully examine where we put the paywalls and how we cultivate diverse student bodies in our online learning experiences, we risk transposing the same patterns of inequity that have plagued in-person education into our digital classrooms.