Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning Activities

User Generated Education

The machine learning activities I describe below are part of their larger Artificial Intelligence elective. Introduction to Machine Learning Via Videos. This project uses Google’s Teachable Machine (images), the Machine Learning for Kids website, and Scratch 3.0

Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning

Digital Promise

The post Cultivating Digital Literacy through Real World Learning appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog Educators Learning Experience Design

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Universally Designed Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? In my upcoming book, I teamed up with Dr. Katie Novak to explore the complementary nature of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning.

Virtual Learning Done Right

A Principal's Reflections

So many important lessons were learned during the pandemic that can be used to not only improve our practice but also to pave the way for a brighter future. One important lesson learned was that face-to-face learning does not meet the needs of every child.

Watching Them Learn

User Generated Education

I chose these jobs because I believe in active, hands-on, and joyful learning. I love being able to provide them with learning experiences not based on preparing them for toxic tests, but on how humans learn naturally outside of school settings.

Facilitating Next Generation Learning Research with SEERNet

Digital Promise

The post Facilitating Next Generation Learning Research with SEERNet appeared first on Digital Promise. Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Learning Experience Design Learning Sciences Researchers Uncategorized

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. When it comes to connecting with your colleagues, I’ve seen teams of teachers commit to a book study as a way to connect and learn. 3 Students are capable of self-directed learning.

Learning Recovery Through Acceleration

A Principal's Reflections

As such, the most common messaging has focused on the impending learning loss epidemic that is about to plague virtually every school. A more sensitive and pragmatic strategy is to develop systemwide supports for learning recovery through acceleration.

Understanding Teacher Engagement in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

This cloud reflects the actions or physical manifestations of engagement, such as learning, interest, participation, focus, attention, and curiosity. I’ll be opening registration for cohort 2 of my Blended Learning Coaching Course in January!

7 Digital tools for project-based learning

Neo LMS

As a teacher, I constantly hear about their desire to learn by doing, see how things develop, contribute to and witness the results of their work. Students use their voice and choice, developing 21st-century skills in an authentic learning environment.

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Re-Thinking the Learning Environment

A Principal's Reflections

There is always a great deal of focus on the why, how, and what in relation to standards, curriculum, and essential concepts when it comes to learning. Accomplishing this feat also requires educators to take into account when and where students learn.

12 Authentic Starting Points For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning--real, informal, authentic, and lifelong learning--can 'begin' with just about anything. The post 12 Authentic Starting Points For Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick

Personalizing Learning: Getting it Right

Education Elements

I’ve heard this question so many times in my support of over 150 schools as they implement personalized learning that I no longer count. Teachers and leaders want to know, am I “doing” personalized learning right. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Instructional Coaching

Balance Instruction and Feedback with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I facilitate blended learning workshops, I ask participants to think about these three roles and identify the role they spend the most time and energy in. Blended learning can help! Embracing Our Facilitation Role & Prioritizing Feedback with Blended Learning.

Distance Learning Resources

A Principal's Reflections

Schools across the world have begun to shut down for extended periods of time and distance learning plans are either being developed or put into effect. Below are some posts that I have written over the years that might be able to aid educators as they look to facilitate virtual learning.

Curiosity: The Ultimate Learning Trigger

A Principal's Reflections

Nonetheless, I got my parents to buy a field guide so I could learn more about local marine life. Each example above shows the power of curiosity as a trigger for learning. Brain research validates how critical curiosity can be when it comes to learning.

Creative Options for Remote Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

With schools closed for in-person learning and many children being educated at home, parents are scrambling for quality alternatives that work in a home environment. Online Learning Portals. Many parents will use online learning portals or educators to tutor their children temporarily.

Learning Journeys, Learning Stories: Re-envisioning Instructional Learning Walks

Education Elements

Personalized Learning Coaches School LeadershipThere isn’t a lot of convincing you need to do to get these two former English teachers talking about the power of stories.

What is Blended Learning?

ViewSonic Education

What is blended learning? But blended learning actually encompasses multiple pedagogies and learning methods, some of which you probably already experienced or used. Chances are you already know what blended learning is. What Is Blended Learning?

Efficacy in Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

At the individual level, intrinsic motivation drives educators to actively seek opportunities that support their diverse learning interests and needs. I have written in the past about the need to move from professional development (PD) to professional learning.

Removing Barriers with UDL and Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Like many, this teacher felt intense pressure to teach the standards and wasn’t sure how to embrace Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and blended learning. In other words, can students transfer that new learning to a novel situation?

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Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning. Modeling on my part and active application on their end, make these learning experiences that much richer. For more details on this blended learning approach, give this post a read.

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Action and Expression

Catlin Tucker

In my last blog, I focused on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principle of representation. I described how blended and online learning can help educators provide opportunities for students to perceived and engage with information presented in multiple modalities. Learning

Personalizing Learning: Collaboration & Creativity

Education Elements

Two common misconceptions about personalized learning are that it requires technology and that it must involve significantly more independent work. And yet, an adaptive program still requires a teacher to facilitate learning that empowers students and builds their ownership of learning.

Designing Powerful Professional Learning Experiences for Making

Digital Promise

In 2021, six educators representing community-based organizations, libraries, public schools, and the Digital Promise Maker Learning team embarked on a journey to increase opportunities for virtual and remote maker learning.

Empathetic Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

What we have learned about COVID-19 is that it can spiral out of control at a moment's notice if social distancing and health recommendations aren't followed. Now more than ever, empathy is needed to help everyone get through remote or hybrid learning.

A Year of Digital Learning with Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to shutter and educators and students rapidly shifted to distance learning, those in Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program had the advantage of already knowing how to use devices and apps for learning.

Moving to a Hybrid Learning Model

A Principal's Reflections

The pandemic shuttered schools across the globe, and lessons, some of which were very hard, were learned. The lessons learned during COVID19 provide opportunities to re-envision what schools can be. My thinking as of late has been around a hybrid learning model.

Blended Learning: The Whole Group Rotation

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers who are new to blended learning, there is often a knee-jerk concern about the time required to design a lesson that strategically blends active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. Offline Learning Activities.

How to close learning gaps with the help of an intelligent learning platform

Neo LMS

Even if schools strived to offer the best support and equitable distance learning opportunities, this was not always possible. This mix of factors increased learning gaps at individual, class, institutional, and state levels. Once they happen, learning gaps are hard to close.

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Blended Learning: Designing with Balance in Mind

Catlin Tucker

I host a podcast called The Balance and wrote a book titled Balance with Blended Learning because I see teachers struggling with balance in every coaching and training session I facilitate. There are several reasons it’s critical to consider balance when designing learning experiences.

What is Accessible Education? Equality vs Equity in Inclusive Learning

ViewSonic Education

The two concepts sound similar but mean two different things and you can’t have inclusive learning if you’re lacking one of them. Read on to learn more about accessibility, equality vs equity, and inclusive education.

Hubs: A Digital Learning Research Strategy to Reach Millions

Digital Promise

The post Hubs: A Digital Learning Research Strategy to Reach Millions appeared first on Digital Promise. Blog CIRCLS Developers Educators Learning Sciences Research Researchers

5 (free) Posters about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

This month: Learning. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Every month, we’ll share five themed posters that you can share on your website (with attribution), post on your walls, or simply be inspired. –for the entire collection of 65 posters, click here.

Personalizing Learning: Targeted Instruction

Education Elements

In our earlier versions of our Core Four of Personalized Learning, targeted instruction was primarily a teacher action separated from another Core Four element, data driven decision making. Personalized Learning School Districts School Leadership

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Or, if you’re a remote learning school, do your youngers struggle with tech because they didn’t start to learn it early enough (like Kindergarten)? Kindergarten is the perfect time to start (for the reasons listed below–they love it and learn fast).

Universal Design for Learning and Blended Learning: Engagement

Catlin Tucker

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is based on a scientific understanding of how people learn. The goal of UDL is to design “barrier-free, instructionally rich learning environments and lessons that provide access to all students” (Nelson, 2).

Remote Learning Varies Around the Country

Ask a Tech Teacher

Remote learning used to be for snow days or virtual schools–alternatives to the traditional. Now, all public schools are coming up with remote learning plans. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Online education remote learning

Keeping Kids Engaged in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

With the pandemic not letting down in many places, schools are beginning to focus less on re-entry and more on starting the year with remote learning. Teachers in two separate surveys estimated that only about 60% of their students were regularly participating or engaging in distance learning.

12 Ways to Use Videos for Learning in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Using video for learning in the classroom has been around for decades, but with the growth of digital technology in recent years, the range of opportunities is now greater than ever before. It makes sense, therefore, to incorporate digital video into their formal learning programs as well.

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Making Headway with Remote and Hybrid Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Many difficult lessons were learned during the pandemic, and a few more are sure to materialize over the next couple of months. What are your exemplars of effective remote or hybrid teaching and learning, and why? Without this, the willingness and desire to learn dwindles.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners.

Combatting the Challenges of Whole Group Lessons with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

When I work with teachers shifting to blended learning, I strive to establish the WHY driving our work together. I want teachers to understand the purpose and value of the shift to blended learning. Blended learning is not a reaction to a moment.