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Using High-Impact, Evidence-Based strategies to Improve Online Teaching. “This finding suggests that the positive effects associated with blended learning should not be attributed to the medium,” the researchers wrote.

Using High-Impact, Evidence-Based strategies to Improve Online Teaching

Online teaching required specialized knowledge, an understanding of the strategies that would allow teachers to adapt technology to suit their pedagogical needs—not the other way around. Yet the large-scale disruption caused by the pandemic forced millions of teachers to quickly adapt to online teaching, often with little training and preparation.

“I feel like a first-year teacher again, only worse,” Justin Lopez-Cardoze, a seventh-grade science teacher told the Washington Post. Online Teaching Tools - Supports for Online Teaching & Learning - Resources at Alberta Teachers' Association. Moodle. AECT (2018).


Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Retrieved from: Alderman, L., Towers, S., & Bannah, S. (2012). Student feedback systems in higher education: A focused literature review and environmental scan. Quality in Higher Education, 18(3), 261-280. Ausburn, L. Bailey, C. Bailey, C. Baldwin, S., Ching, Y. Baran, E., & Correia, A. View of Fostering Emerging Online Learner Persistence: Virtual Learning Series: Teaching Online.

How Can Educators Tap Into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning? As university professors and researchers who work closely with K-12 online teachers and learners, we’ve heard from many newly remote educators who are struggling.

How Can Educators Tap Into Research to Increase Engagement During Remote Learning?

Recent class discussions have focused on the difficulties of getting through to students without in-person contact, especially during a time of enormous stress. Some teachers report that their students lack interest and in the worst cases, that students are dropping from classes entirely. From our experience both in the online classroom and in training teachers to teach online, this is familiar territory and typically happens about six weeks into a new school session.

The newness has worn off, the excitement around technology wanes and teachers often struggle finding ways to engage with their students. The crucial question that has emerged is: how do we engage learners when we are not together physically? There isn’t one solution for increasing learner engagement and motivation. Education to Save the World. This is an all-day pre-conference workshop.

Education to Save the World

Participants will receive: e-book of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding access to password protected page with additional resources brand-new content from unpublished manuscript of new book! How do we successfully move students from surface learning to deeper learning and on to transfer of learning to new situations or tasks? Join Julie Stern and her extended team for this cutting-edge workshop that harnesses the Visible Learning research to empower students to apply their learning in increasingly complex situations.

Afternoon breakout sessions include leadership with Julie Stern, English Language Arts with Trevor Aleo, Mathematics with Kayla Duncan, Early Elementary with Nathalie Lauriault, Social Studies with Nichelle Pinkney, and Science with Julia Briggs. Virtual Co-Planning and Co-Teaching > Diane Sweeney. Written by Amanda Brueggeman with Diane Sweeney Since my coaching has shifted online, I’ve been grappling with how to continue using the moves for Student-Centered Coaching.

Virtual Co-Planning and Co-Teaching > Diane Sweeney

As a literacy coach in two elementary schools, my first hurdle was to help teachers get distance learning up and running. Next, came questions about how I could continue to be efficacious as a coach. Blog - Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain. There and Back Again: Insights from My Travels Last Year Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sci-fi fantasy nerd.

Blog - Culturally Responsive Teaching & the Brain

Star Wars. Lord of the Rings. Game of Thrones. All. Schedule & Agenda. 5 Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors. The spring of 2020 has brought a sudden shift for many classrooms into an online setting.

5 Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors

Teachers are trying to adjust their instruction rapidly, and many are doing remote teaching for the first time. Experience matters, and it can be frustrating trying to help our students in this new way with everything else happening right now. Fortunately, a recent study by Swapna Kumar, Florence Martin, Albert Ritzhaupt, and Kiran Budhrani in the open-access journal Online Learning shares the stories of a group of eight award-winning online instructors with a combined 109 years of experience teaching online courses. Save Hours: Pull The Tables. Pull Student Responses From a Google Doc I’ve said many times, I would rather hit myself in the head with a brick than open 30 Google Docs (or Slides, or Sheets…). My rule of thumb is to only assign individual student work that I have to open 20% of the time or less. For those times when I do need individual student docs I try to let coding make the workload lighter.

SMART-Literacy.sls. UBC Master of Educational Technology (MET) Interactive Bitmoji Classroom Tutorial. SlidesCarnival · Best Free PPT Templates and Google Slides Themes. Literacy Design Collaborative. Novel HyperDocs: 25 ready to use units for your class - Ditch That Textbook.

Novel HyperDocs are the brainchild of Heather Marshall when, after discovering HyperDocs (created byLisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis), she decided to ditch the whole class novel and create interactive HyperDocs filled with paired texts, engaging media and interactive activities. Back in 2015, Heather shared her Novel HyperDoc for The One and Only Ivan which she created for her middle school English students.

Master the Screencast Certification Course. Teach online and make a living doing what you love. Results on ReadWriteThink. Home › Results from ReadWriteThink 1-10 of 70 Results from ReadWriteThink Sort by: Classroom Resources | Grades 3 – 10 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Case for Reading - Examining Challenged and Banned Books Students examine books, selected from the American Library Association Challenged/Banned Books list, and write persuasive pieces expressing their views about what should be done with the books at their school.

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5 Tips for Designing Asynchronous or Remote Learning. While real-time class time is often most familiar and preferred, it’s not always realistic given home circumstances.

5 Tips for Designing Asynchronous or Remote Learning

Rather than thinking about learning as something that always has to happen together in a classroom or even “together” online, virtual learning provides us with a wonderful opportunity to rethink personalized learning through asynchronous teaching (translation for my friends who are new to virtual learning: asynchronous just means the learningdoesn’t happen all at the same time). So here are some best practices to consider as you create these learning experiences for your students: 1.

5 Tips for Designing Asynchronous or Remote Learning. Teach from Home. Integration Guide - Google Slides. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies. 40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book by Terry Heick You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be more different.

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

On the surface level a video uses light, color, sound, and moving images, with the potential for adding text and shape and color and light filters as overlays to communicate ideas, while the most basic text structures use alphanumeric symbols, paragraph and sentence structure, and an assortment of text features (e.g., white space, headings and subheadings, fonts, etc.) to convey their message. There is much, much more to it than this. Videos are meant to be consumed in short bursts, while literature, for example, is meant to be ‘sat with.’ The Interaction Between Video & Text This suggests that video consumption would more readily transfer to video production, or even video as a means of assessment. Meeting Registration. The EduProtocol Field Guide. 4.20 This is Balanced Literacy.

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Word Love and Notable Articles. The 7 Best USB Headsets of 2020. If you’re in the market for a stereo gaming headset that comes with a futuristic design, complete with LED lights on the side of each earcup, the BENGOO G9000 is for you. The G9000 has a decidedly different design than most other headsets. It’s big and bulky and in addition to the big earcups that will wrap around your ears, has padding at the top to make it more comfortable to wear over a long period of time. BENGOO’s headset is designed for gaming first and can work with a variety of consoles, including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and others. You can also plug the headset into a computer or mobile phone if you’re so inclined.

The G9000 comes with a stereo-quality sound that’s bolstered by a built-in subwoofer to deliver all the bass you’d want to hear in a game. The microphone can be rotated up when it’s not in use. While you’re playing a game, you’ll find a volume control on the 49-inch cable that’s connected to the headset, allowing you to adjust sound on the fly.

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Websites and Apps for Teachers. Reading Response Choice Board.