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Ed tech predictions for 2015

Ed tech predictions for 2015

01/16/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, Online learning

What's in store for educators this year?

As we move into 2015, it's a question on a lot of minds. Last year was an exciting one for ed tech — the maker ed movement exploded,…

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Do MOOCs live up to the hype? Yes

Do MOOCs live up to the hype? Yes

01/09/2015

Topics: Online learning

Ask tens of thousands of people around the world, and they'll tell you that, for their needs, the " "hype" " over MOOCs has been fulfilled.

Hype fulfilled

For the students who gain new knowledge and skills via a MOOC, such classes are a worthwhile supplement to their…

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10 tips for using social tools with students

10 tips for using social tools with students

01/02/2015

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Online learning, Tools

Teachers these days are eager to meet students where they are. And where they are is online — posting on social networks, playing online games, reading blogs, communicating with videoconferencing tools and more.…

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Aleigha Henderson-Rosser: A leader in finding what' 's possible

Aleigha Henderson-Rosser: A leader in finding what's possible

01/01/2015

Topics: Online learning, Project-based learning

Why is the sky blue? Why are there waves? How do bees make honey? Where does the sun go at night? How do birds fly? How do lightsabers work? This question will make sense later. Promise.

They're basic questions, but we all need to start somewhere, and these queries build the…

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9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

9 resources for teaching digital citizenship

12/23/2014

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Augmented reality, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Flipped learning, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

How can we teach kids to use technology responsibly when the technology is changing faster than we can keep up? How do we foster the values of good digital citizenship in students who are old enough to scoff at the “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots”?

Grappling with these questions is…

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Do MOOCs live up to the hype? No

Do MOOCs live up to the hype? No

12/19/2014

Topics: Online learning

When my colleagues and I set out to design and deliver a free online course for the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network, we asked ourselves whether massive open…

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Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

10/16/2014

Topics: Online learning, Personalized Learning

A lot has changed in the past 200 years. That might seem like a long time, but the truth is, the rate of technological and societal transformation since the early 1800s is unprecedented in human history — and it's only speeding up.

While the…

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Build community online with this Google game

Build community online with this Google game

10/02/2014

Topics: Online learning

It's the first day of your online course. You meet with your students over videoconferencing so they can connect in a way they couldn't if they were just messaging each other on a discussion forum. Your first order of business is to take attendance, review the syllabus and preview the class…

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3 critical mindsets for blended learning

3 critical mindsets for blended learning

09/11/2014

Topics: Online learning

The challenge with blended learning is that it can be difficult to pin down. What is it, really?…

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Connect English learners to science with online projects

Connect English learners to science with online projects

07/21/2014

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Online learning, Project-based learning, Standards, STEM & STEAM, Tools

For many of us, learning science in school meant opening worn textbooks, watching projector slides in a stuffy classroom and dissecting rats once you got to eighth grade. Did you ever ask yourself, "How is this relevant? How can I take this knowledge, go out into the world and use…

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