Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

The Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation out of the University of Michigan is a powerful way to connect and learn and so are ePals , iEarn , Taking IT Global and many transformative organizations. We all have a lot to learn!). Step 2: Build Your Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. In some cases, I will directly train educators on how to use various tools, but learning to use the edtech tools is the easy part.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. connected educators Personal Learning Network PLN relationships Will Deyamport

In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. I had worked a lot harder to get the same outcome,” Eaton said.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers

The Hechinger Report

This experiment, just getting under way, is called the Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning, named for the foundation that is underwriting it. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning urged in December that competency-based learning be expanded.

?Online Communication Will Open New Doors For Community in 2018

Edsurge

While there is no disputing the importance of personal interaction, communities are already utilizing technology to build on those face-to-face connections. In addition to the rising popularity of social media use by individuals, community organizations and businesses, I expect we’ll also see a proliferation of virtual town squares where people will meet to begin working and collaborating together. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. You have the local media, you got the state, you have everyone telling your story from their perspective, but no one was hearing about the hard work teachers were doing. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations!

“Leverage Worry and Fear”

The Principal of Change

I have learned over and over again in my life that if I want something to work, it will happen if I put my energy into it. I would much rather try and fall on my face than to have given up because only one of those outcomes guarantees failure.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Technology can bring about new learning opportunities, support student engagement, help create a collaborative learning environment, and provide necessary and immediate feedback, among other digital age skills. Ask around via social media.

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6 Examples of classroom tech that improves education

Neo LMS

Students do learn better when the chosen tech is complementary to the school’s educational methods. For example, blended learning cannot function without said tech. Fifty-nine percent of students who use social media say they use it to discuss educational subjects with their peers.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Students who are not engaged are not likely to be learning.

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Florida Virtual School mirgrates to Brightspace

eSchool News

Florida Virtual School (FLVS), a statewide public school district in the state of Florida and international provider of education products and services, has selected D2L , a global learning technology provider, to deploy its Brightspace platform as the district’s new learning management system (LMS). Brightspace was designed with modern students in mind and offers a clean, responsive user experience as well as integrated social media, chat and advanced video features.

K-12 Dealmaking: Barnes & Noble Ed. Acquires LoudCloud; Volley Labs Raises $2.3 Million

Marketplace K-12

Dallas-based LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency-based courseware platform, a learning-analytics platform and services, an eReading product, and a learning management system. Its software aims to capture and analyze key behavioral and performance metrics from students, allowing educators to monitor and improve student outcomes. Marketplace K-12 angel investment mark zuckerberg Mergers and Acquisitions personalized learning startups

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Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. It also extends well beyond social media to articles, books, keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

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College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

As K–12 schools continue their E-rate processes for 2019, districts should be considering what tools are worth investing in to provide their students with the best outcomes in the coming year. . What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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10 Notables Changing the Future of Learning and Teaching

EdNews Daily

Education is merging with neuroscience, quantum computing, and AI , redefining what it means to be human and thus what it means to learn and to teach. Engaging in collaboration and not knowing the outcome at the outset and being able to manage that ambiguity is important to teach our kids.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

How Technology will Alter the Teaching Profession

EdNews Daily

In education like everywhere else, the way that products are delivered (in this case, learning) is undergoing a seismic shift. Approximately 50 percent of teaching jobs will go into prep and analytics to provide totally personalized learning pathways. By Leilani Cauthen.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

Eric Sheninger, Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and Scholastic Achievement Partners (SAP) , kicked off the 2015 Leading Future Learning conference with his keynote on Digital Leadership.

What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

Keep in mind, even if your school has a different type of capstone course, my thoughts below could be applicable in the capstone process, learning environment, or product creation. In “How Does Technology Facilitate Learning? Throw social media into the mix and the potential is huge.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this class, you’ll learn what topics to introduce, how to unpack them, and how to make them authentic to student lives. social media. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning. Develop and employ a Personal Learning Network.

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

To help overcome this, we have adopted the Future Ready Schools Framework , a systematic approach to scaling innovative digital learning practices while promoting long-term sustainability. Digital Learning Teams.

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Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. She calls this “behavioral surplus,” a concept that is fundamental to surveillance capitalism, which she argues is a new form of political, economic, and social power that has emerged from the “internet of everything.” The future of education is technological.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. When we support parents’ learning, they create a culture of learning at home.”

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What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It scaffolds learning, making it blended, normative, rigorous, and granular. It doesn’t take into account where students are in the learning curve and what their personal learning style is. A significant purpose of most reading standards is to learn new vocabulary.

Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. Uncommon learning refers to initiatives and pedagogical techniques that are not present in scale in a typical school or district.