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22 Online Tools That Will Help Learners With Improving Writing Skills

22 Online Tools That Will Help Learners With Improving Writing Skills | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it

Writing comes easy to some students, and to others it’s a struggle. Not to worry, though—any of your students can succeed in improving writing skills with a multitude of online tools today. We’ve got some of the best of the best in today’s list. Each of these tools is free and fun to use. They will challenge and push kids in improving writing skills on numerous levels.


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10 Pros And Cons Of A Flipped Classroom

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The main goal of a flipped classroom is to enhance student learning and achievement by reversing the traditional model of a classroom, focusing class time on student understanding rather than on lecture

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 4, 10:22 AM

I like to know the cons and the pros of popular types of teaching..

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3 benefits of today's blended learning | Litmos Blog

3 benefits of today's blended learning | Litmos Blog | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
The term "blended learning" certainly isn't new. That goes without saying. The reason for saying it, however, is that this term has received particular scrutiny over its true, current meaning. Questions remain about whether learning professionals share the same perspective on its definition.

If someone asked you what blended learning is, would you say, "It's offering a mix of traditional classroom learning and online learning?" If you answered, yes, you're not alone. Brandon Hall estimates that "about one-third of organizations still think of blended learning as having available classroom learning plus additional modalities."

As the learning and development space evolves, however, we now have a more sophisticated understanding of what the term blended learning should mean as we develop our enterprise learning strategies. I'll again rely on Brandon Hall for backup:

"The analogy I like to use is the Arnold Palmer. It is a drink featuring a mix of lemonade and iced tea. But if you put a glass of iced tea and a glass of lemonade next to each other, it is not an Arnold Palmer. It doesn’t become an Arnold Palmer until you actually blend the lemonade and ice tea. Likewise, if you offer classroom learning and then an eLearning course, it is not blended learning, it is just multi-modal learning."

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Courtney Marro's curator insight, August 8, 12:06 PM

Blended Learning Benefits.

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20 Excellent iPad Apps to Try in Your Classroom

20 Excellent iPad Apps to Try in Your Classroom | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Report: Most Millennials Learn More from Technology than from People -- Campus Technology

Report: Most Millennials Learn More from Technology than from People -- Campus Technology | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
The majority of millennials ages 18-34 (69 percent) say they learn more information from technology than from people, according to a new report from nonprofit leadership training organization Growing Leaders. In comparison, just 50 percent of surveyed adults ages 45 and up said the same. The online survey of 2,264 American adults ages 18 and older, conducted by Harris Poll, focused on technology's role in learning as well as different generations' preparation for adult life.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, August 2, 6:16 PM

What are the implications of this for education and family/parenting?

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How to navigate the new device-agnostic classroom

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How can schools ensure that they are creating effective, purposeful learning environments in a device-agnostic classroom?

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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking -

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking - | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it

Social media is here to stay.

No matter how much we lament a loss of privacy, too much screen time, superficial identity, or countless other worries, media has been around since language was invented, and we have always sought to make that media as social as locally available technology would allow.

From chisels and tablets to the printing press to radio and television to twitter and Facebook, as long as we continue to have thoughts and ideas, we will continue to seek to publish and socialize them with others.


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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 29, 1:30 PM

Love these ideas!  Though the handwriting is hard to read & would be doubly so for my kiddos

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10 Important Google Keep Features Teachers Should Know About

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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What Is Successful Technology Integration?

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Well-integrated use of technology resources by thoroughly trained teachers makes twenty-first-century learning possible. From our Technology Integration Professional Development Guide.

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Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume - EdSurge News | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it

"A love for avocado lattes and Snapchat filters are just a few of the stereotypes following Millennials these days. But students are now pushing back on these generational generalizations, noting that assumptions regarding their attitudes, hobbies, and abilities are hurting them academically. One of the biggest misconceptions students at last week’s New Media Consortium’s Summer Conference (NMC) brought up was the idea that millennials are digital natives.

"Most people have heard this story before: the eight-year-old son teaching his forty-year-old dad how to use some new device or app. However, despite being an allegory of our times, a lot has been said off-the-record about misconceptions regarding students’ technological abilities. In an interview with EdSurge, Alexandra Pickett, the Director of New York State University’s Center for Online Teaching Excellence, noted that many of her students know how to use online platforms such as Twitter and Facebook for fun, but have no idea how to leverage them for academic and professional use. It’s a point the students at NMC echoed."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 25, 12:42 PM
What we use digital tools for in our daily lives is not what we use them for in classrooms. Neil Selwyn's and Larry Cuban's research have shown that digital tools used poorly do not improve teaching and learning
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 25, 7:17 PM
So true. Born into a digital world, we assume kids know how to navigate it. But really, did you know how to navigate your world when you grew up? Most kids are digital "naives" rather than digital natives, knowing just enough to do what they want to do. When I chaired a student-centered panel at EduTECH Asia in Singapore, the kids said the same thing. We should not unnecessarily put students in a box that assumes they know how to use the tools, to full effect, that the digital world provides.
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 25, 9:39 PM

I'm kinda not surprised by this!

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12 Excellent Physics Apps for High School Students

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12 Good History Apps for High School Students

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8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology - by Terry Heick

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 13, 1:24 PM
The tip about planning a parallel lesson without digital tools and access is a good one. The teaching and learning should rise above the tools being used.
Bev Jones's curator insight, July 15, 6:44 AM
Really useful advise for those who are new to or lack confidence to use technology in their teaching.   Messages echoed in our supported online CPD for teachers.  https://booking.etfoundation.co.uk/course/details/107?return=browse
Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 25, 6:15 PM
This article is great for leaders to use when they aren't sure how to use technology. This many times happens in schools and principals may not know how to put a frustrated teacher at ease. This gives some great tips on using technology.
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Digital Tools Transform K–12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture by Meghan Bogardus Cortez

Digital Tools Transform K–12 Classrooms and Fuel Collaboration and Culture by Meghan Bogardus Cortez | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Technology is forcing education leaders to rethink everything from floor plans to curriculum.

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A Surprising Way to Reduce Math Stress

A Surprising Way to Reduce Math Stress | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Eight in 10 teenagers identify school as a primary source of stress, and one in 10 say they’ve received lower grades because of stress. When it comes to math, the problem may be worse—many students experience math anxiety, low self-confidence, or overwhelming amounts of academic pressure, which can disrupt learning, leading to lower grades and test scores. Teachers try out a lot of ideas to reduce math stress, and here’s a surprising one: Have students write about their personal values. That’s the finding from a new study published in PLOS One.

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20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students

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Growth of K12 Digital Learning Infographic

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Growth of K12 Digital Learning Infographic What was once reserved for higher education is now a growing trend among K12 students nationwide – digital learning. More than 2.7 million students across the United States are taking part in digital learning, and many students in grades K12 are... http://elearninginfographics.com/growth-k12-digital-learning-infographic/
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Why mastery beats creativity—every time

Why mastery beats creativity—every time | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Any effective creativity training program should focus on both aspects of the creative process: “convergent” thinking (the generative, brainstorming phase in which tasks are carried out without judgement or hesitation), and “divergent” thinking (that part where you hone and assess the wealth of ideas that you’ve already generated). The convergent stage is the time when ideas are freely generated without rejection, no matter how bad they may seem. And this is all many creative studies minors focus on—that sexy, sky’s-the-limit phase when everyone is tossing ideas around, the wilder the better.

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's comment, August 7, 6:42 AM
The definition of divergent and convergent are switched. Divergent is the brainstorming and convergent is when you weigh the options to select one idea.
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The Tech Edvocate’s List of 27 Assessment Apps, Tools, and Resources

The Tech Edvocate’s List of 27 Assessment Apps, Tools, and Resources | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Assessment is at the crux of educational evaluation. It’s a major factor in designating student success, and it’s a vital skill that every educator needs to have firm hold of. Succinctly, grades represent the extent to which the learner has met the defined objectives. Teachers generally define these objectives at the beginning of the year, aided by benchmarks, such as statewide academic achievement standards. Assessment is an emotionally laden procedure that implies more than the degree of compliance with the goals. Before beginning a learning activity, teachers should think of and choose the assessment criteria; students appreciate a grading system …

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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

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Digital transformation is revolutionizing every industry. Here are the top 6 digital transformation trends for education including Augmented Reality, Gamification, Personalized Learning and more.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 25, 7:10 PM
When Kathy Schrock catches a good article, I pay attention. The woman is an EdTech legend. Also, she went to a truly great university (inside joke: my own, dear Rutgers). Kathy has done more to support teachers through the use of the internet than any other single person I know. Don't believe me? Check out her home page: http://www.schrockguide.net/
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Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends In Education

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Digital transformation is revolutionizing every industry. Here are the top 6 digital transformation trends for education including Augmented Reality, Gamification, Personalized Learning and more.

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Try YouTube Live To Reach More Students

Try YouTube Live To Reach More Students | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
Back in May I shared how Tom Richey was using YouTube Live to host AP World History review sessions for students. That's one way to us

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Top 10 Productivity Apps for iPad Users

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Five Psychological Principles Fueling Gamification

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Gamification satisfies fundamental human desires such as competition and the need for recognition, and bolsters a sense of community in the workplace.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 21, 2:13 AM
I learned that students who are successful at games are different kinds of learners. Sometimes analytical. Sometimes the most unlikely can master games. I
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Top 5 Apps for Teacher Communication

Top 5 Apps for Teacher Communication | EdTech Evolution - Mapping the Intersection of tech, innovation, and instruction | Scoop.it
In today’s social climate, waiting for even a couple of hours to receive a return email can be considered rude.  Add in the fact that parents and students want to continue discussions long after school hours are over, can make it difficult for teachers to keep up with the constant need for communication.  Luckily, technology can help solve some of the vast problems it causes.  Below are 5 of the best apps, both for phone or computer, that can help you keep in contact with your students and their parents quickly and efficiently. Remind Remind is a free way to …
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