The Inclusive Educators' Toolbox. Tech Evaluation. Social-Emotional Learning: Why It Matters and How to Foster It. Personalized Learning: A Student-Centered Approach for Learning Success. Personalized learning is no longer just a buzzword or a passing fad.
In fact, more and more school leaders view the successful implementation of personalized learning programs as top priorities for their classrooms. In a recent survey, 86% of district leaders report that they have implemented personalized learning in their schools but also report that obstacles persist(1). 6 Ways to Promote Data-Driven Instruction in K-12 Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - data. By: Jason Lange When you think about it, education is really all about data.
Think about what makes a great teacher. Fundamentally, it’s the ability to quickly analyze available knowledge — a student’s blank stare, for example — to decide if a student is “getting it” and respond accordingly. When educators use data to drive their plans and decisions, they can grasp how to respond to problems, construct new ways to teach, and advance skill sets at an even faster rate. The push for data-driven instruction has been widespread since the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, which was signed into law in 2002. It would be easy to blame teachers for the slow adoption rates, citing a supposed “fear of data,” but the true reasons are actually more complex.
CUNY Transforms the Online Experience. “See a need, fill the need.”
This axiom has fueled the entrepreneurial spirit across the country for generations now, no doubt inspiring many ideas whose time had finally come and disqualifying many whose hadn’t. To be sure, Lehman College had a website, but the consensus among the school’s administrators was that something was lacking. “We had information for students about their schedule, about their grades, about other related information,” explains Ron Bergmann, the campus CIO and vice president of information technology, “and the students liked it, but it was clearly not enough. Are educator certifications — such as Google Certified Teacher and Apple Distinguished Educator — meaningful?
Achieving a Seamless Plug and Play Ecosystem. Lee County School District in Fort Myers, Florida lies on the southwestern side of the peninsula and is the 9th largest district in the state.
Their tech department operates one of the largest and most robust instructional technology networks in the nation, with more than 70,000 computers and mobile devices in use daily. They support a variety of technology solutions from industry leaders, such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Cisco, Aerohive, Toshiba, NetApp, Dell and Lenovo. With that level of depl oyment, any education executive could imagine the nightmare of organizing log-ins and the myriad of platform sign-ins for teachers, students and administrators. IBM Watson Developer Cloud. Watson API Explorer. Personalized Learning: What educators need to know. Techlearning. Edu Apps. Examples and Downloads.
H5P makes it easy to create interactive content by providing a range of content types for various needs. Preview and explore these content types below. You can create interactive content by adding the H5P plugin to your WordPress, Moodle or Drupal site, or integrate it via LTI with Canvas, Brightspace, Blackboard and many other VLEs that supports LTI integration. Check out the author guide to get started. 26 Upcoming EdTech Conferences For The 2013-2014 School Year.
Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or school support system, there’s bound to be something for you at an edtech conference.
Take a look at some of the top edtech conferences nationwide for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year from leading PD providers, including ASCD, ISTE, and others. Let us know in the comments which ones we missed and we’ll update this post to include them! Conference themes and locations usually change by year and registration costs are often lower for earlier sign-ups, so be sure to plan ahead. Mary Fineday writes about education and technology from Los Angeles. She is a contributor to several websites, including OnlineSchools.com; 26 Upcoming EdTech Conferences For The 2013-2014 School Year. Before You Judge Online and Blended Learning, Get the Data Right. The Hechinger Report recently published an article by Nichole Dobo entitled “Should We Hit the Pause Button for Online and Blended Learning?”
The article cites a new National Education Policy Center report released by Gary Miron and Chariosse Gulosino. Dobo points out that the report suggests that “Both fully online (virtual) schools and blended learning schools included in the report tended to fare worse than traditional schools on state assessments of quality.” What is not described in the report is the flawed nature of the study. Edutopia. 6 Differentiation Strategies For New Teachers. As a new teacher, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the wide range of abilities in my classroom.
How was I supposed to meet all of my students’ needs while simultaneously covering grade level content? As I learned more about differentiation, this became easier, but it still remained one of the most challenging aspects of teaching. Now that I coach teachers in their first and second years, I can safely say that differentiation remains a huge challenge. I went out and asked the members of Teaching Channel’s Coaching Think Tank to share their top differentiation strategies for new teachers. Check out these six tips for meeting the needs of diverse learners. Equity Sticks Autumn Bell, a math coach for Fresno Unified School District, recommends using equity sticks to randomly call on students during direct instruction.
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This wiki contains outputs from the JISC funded study into Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA). It was used during the project to share and develop ideas and work. The report is now available: LLiDAreportJune09.pdf | Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA project). Helen Beetham, Lou McGill, Prof. LLiDAexecsumm.pdf | Thriving in the 21st century: Learning Literacies for the Digital Age (LLiDA project). Jisc Digital Student. Our original HE study identified six challenges for institutions in supporting and enhancing students’ digital experience, extended to seven after consultation.
Our FE digital student study confirmed these seven challenges and identified some additional considerations particularly pertinent to FE. You can explore the seven challenges below. Each challenge page offers some key issues, potential solutions, institutional exemplars and further resources. Creating blended learning content. What is blended learning?
Blended learning provides a combination of face-to-face learning and dynamic digital activities and content that facilitate anytime/anyplace learning. With so many digital technologies available on both proprietary and free-to-use platforms, developing blended learning approaches can seem like a daunting task. Finding the right approach that meets the needs of your learners is challenging at a time when practitioners are increasingly being asked to do more with less. Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories. Meeting The Needs of Diverse Learners. As a teacher, I’m always reflecting on my practice and working to learn and improve. This year, as a Teaching Channel Laureate, my Getting Better Together focus is all about meeting the needs of the diverse learners in my classes.
There are a million ways to support students in our classrooms and my colleagues and I have tried a variety of strategies this year to help all of our kids grow. With these new videos, you’ll get a chance to see us in action, try out one of our strategies (should you choose!) Overview of Robert Marzano’s Model of Teaching Effectiveness. Robert Marzano is a leading educational researcher who has provided a model for teaching effectiveness. His Marzano Research website outlines his strategies and gives teachers and administrators tools to help teachers become more effective. Marzano has also recently created an evaluation tool to measure the success of highly effective teachers.
There are distinct classroom strategies that will allow teachers to work effectively in the classroom. Ensuring success with Marzano’s strategy. Contents - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina.
We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you. Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. Engaging Education. 7 Tips to Get Started with Customer Journey Mapping. Customer journey mapping is the act of graphically portraying your customer’s experiences with your organization across major and minor touch points2 (times when your customer interacts with your organization or product).
Journey mapping is a holistic approach to understanding the flow of experiences a customer has with an organization6 (highlight to tweet); it uses pictures to represent a process that cannot be adequately captured with words. If you are familiar with customer journey mapping, then you know that it can be incredibly complex. However, journey mapping is a useful activity, even when it is not perfect or sophisticated. Some disciplines (like heart surgery) should not be attempted without formal training, but customer journey mapping is more like entrepreneurship: While you can get a formal business coach to assist you, you can also dive in and learn by doing. Used in the right circumstances, either method can be effective.
The 21st Century Book Report. Storied Math - Home. Science. What is Student Centered Learning? The Elusive 'F Word' in Personalized Learning. If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard a school or organization say some flavor of this when asked how they use technology or personalize learning in their classroom: Making Sense of Metadata in Personalized Learning Platforms. The word “metadata” may have entered the public consciousness when President Obama uttered it, in response to Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency. But that does not mean it’s vernacular—or necessarily well understood by most people. Metadata has implications beyond privacy. 1. Systems Thinking: What? and Why? Edhitch: Why is it important for educators to move to digital? Infographic: The Top 25 Learning Management Systems. We recently came across a great infographic from the folks over at GetApp, a site that helps businesses find the right learning management systems for their needs, that answers one of the big questions we get all the time from members and clients: What is the best LMS to use?
We were lucky to get a Q&A with Suzie Blaszkiewicz, their market researcher and content editor, and she spoke with us about some of the thought process behind compiling this infographic. Your new report ranked the 25 Top LMS apps on the market today… What were the criteria you used to determine the list? We use a five-factor ranking methodology to determine the list of the Top 25 learning management system applications: reviews, integrations, mobile app availability, media presence, and security.
How to Build a Successful Blended Learning Program. Making Sense of Technology: Teaching, Learning, and School Administration. Explore realistic applications of technology in teaching, learning, and leadership while focusing on ways to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create. Learn to support the integration of technology throughout the curriculum, motivate teachers, and bring back the joy to learning. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement and fun of technology. Learning outcome based edTech.
Learning outcome based edTech. Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning. Little Data Makes Big Data More Powerful. Learning outcome based edTech. 3 Ways Educational Technology Tools Predict Student Success. Learning outcome based edTech. An Introduction to the ADDIE Model for Instructional Designers. Learning outcome based edTech. Learning outcome based edTech. For Teachers, By a Teacher: A 'Crash Course' in Personalization. McGraw Hill Quits Summative Testing. Learning outcome based edTech. LEARNING IN THE NEW ECONOMY OF INFORMATION. Learning outcome based edTech. Districts Put Open Educational Resources to Work. Learning outcome based edTech.
Why Don't Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom? Learning outcome based edTech. Learning outcome based edTech. Learning outcome based edTech. How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom. Digital Needs Fuel Common-Core Curricular Choices. Technology Counts 2015: Learning the Digital Way. Learning outcome based edTech. Learning outcome based edTech. Educator Resouce Centers. Digital Teaching Transformations Happen Slowly in Schools Despite Technology Influx. Learning outcome based edTech. Courses. Learning outcome based edTech.
Cloud based, Lean and Complete LMS with an emphasis on Usability and easy Course creation. Fun online generators. Three Active Learning Strategies That Push Students Beyond Memorization Faculty Focus. Free Resources. Powering Smart Content For Publishing Giants, Knewton Lands $51M To Take Personalized Learning Global. Great Web Tools.