The Top 35 edTech Influencers Education Technology (AKA edTech) is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Check out the following list to see who is leading the pack and changing the edTech game. Enjoy! 5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations I’ve written extensively about the benefits of using the Station Rotation Model with students. English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom.
60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category by TeachThought Staff Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool (including TeachThought’s favorite), and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication Introduction to Deep Learning 2016 - Algorithmia Deep learning is impacting everything from healthcare to transportation to manufacturing, and more. Companies are turning to deep learning to solve hard problems, like speech recognition, object recognition, and machine translation. One of the most impressive achievements this year was AlphaGo beating the best Go player in the world. With the victory, Go joins checkers, chess, othello, and Jeopardy as games machines have defeated human at. While beating someone at a board game might not seem useful on the surface, this is a huge deal.
Create and Manage an In-Class Flipped Classroom Flipped learning is a buzzword that has taken the educational technology world by storm! It emphasizes flipping traditional instruction to require students to view instructional material at home and use in-class time for application and creation of content. What happens if your students don't have reliable Internet access at home? What if your students don't watch the videos? This learning module walks you through the steps of creating and managing an in-class flipped classroom to benefit all students! By the end of this learning module, the learner will be able to: Understand the features of the flipped learning strategyImplement the in-class flip in their classroom
33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom I came across a great blog post the other day – Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven Anderson, who implemented formative assessment in his classroom. He used a sticky-note version of an exit ticket to elicit evidence of student learning and in his words, “what a difference that made.” Formative assessment is ‘easier than you think’ and with all the digital tools and apps now available for mobile devices it’s even easier. We’ve shared some digital tools before and with the five tools that Steven shared combined with our earlier suggestions there are now 33 digital tools that we’ve uncovered that are free or inexpensive and help teachers implement formative assessment in their classrooms.
Digital Video in the Classroom In this learning module, you’ll learn how recorded digital video is used in education, the theory behind the use of video for teaching, and why you might want to use video in your classroom. We’ll talk about specific learning outcomes you can expect from using video in your classroom and you’ll see examples of how video supports student learning in traditional and flipped classrooms, and how it contributes to presence in an online class. We’ll look at how to find videos online and what software and hardware to consider when creating videos, as well as techniques for adding interactivity to your videos to promote active learning. Finally, we’ll look at some guidelines for creating video assignments, including rubrics and recommended software. This module offers a downloadable document listing the video creation software mentioned in the tutorials. Atomic Learning LLC
Classroom Management Strategies One of the constant struggles in education is behavior management. Teachers work hard to provide the best instructional environment and strategies for their students, but it often only takes one or two distracting students to have a major impact on the effectiveness of that instruction. Not only do these distractions take away from the instructional process for that student, but it can have an impact on the entire class. This learning module is a complete PD package for your teachers or even your entire school.