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10 Reasons High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online

10 Reasons  High Schools Students Say They Prefer Learning Online | Education | Scoop.it

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Ever wonder how students feel about learning online? At the recent iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium participants were treated to an experience that is surprisingly is rarely available at education conferences. We had the opportunity to hear directly from a panel of students who explained why they preferred learning online. Here are some of the reasons shared by these students and others I heard from explaining why students preferred this method of learning.


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These are good reasons why online learning can be convenient for students, but do they miss something by not having face-to-face interaction with a teacher?

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Porque los alumnos prefieren aprender on-line.

Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:42 AM

Learning online offers many advantages, the most important ones the student can learn individually, at his own pace.

 

#Spanish #online courses: if you love the Spanish language, and would like to learn the language in a very personal way from your own home, contact us. We offer classes guided by your own Spanish teacher in Spain. With professional virtual platform.

sonja@spanish-school-herradura.com

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:33 AM

My freedom to learn!

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Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful

Homework might be routine, but tech can make it meaningful | Education | Scoop.it
Headteacher Tricia Kelleher reflects on how tablets and digital technology are revolutionising the way her students work outside the classroom
Homework – the lot of schoolchildren across the ages.

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"Homework has undergone a makeover in our school – simply by adding tablets to our teachers’ toolkits. Although the fundamental learning outcomes are the same, teachers have been able to expand their repertoire of homework tasks."

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How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom - TeachThought

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom - TeachThought | Education | Scoop.it
Instructional rigor is a concept we can agree is important, despite the debate about the use of the word itself. Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).” But how does technology relate to rigor? As with any instructional tool, educational technology is critical to increasing rigor in the classroom.  There are five ways technology can be used to increase rigor.

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 17, 8:03 PM

Technology combines multi-step higher order problem solving to authentic situations.  Students will eat it up!

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How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom

How to Choose the Right EdTech Tools for Your Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Three questions we should all ask when choosing EdTech tools for our classroom.

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"Like most teachers today, I sometimes feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of EdTech tools at my disposal. Which tool is right for me and my students?"

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Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education | Scoop.it
Tool to Unleash Your Students' Creativity Without Technology Getting in the Way.
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The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT

The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media | Infographic | eSkills | ICT | Education | Scoop.it
The Do's and Don'ts for Teachers on Social Media Infographic presents best practices to keep in mind as you embrace the brave new world of social media for teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 


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DailyEnglish's curator insight, July 16, 3:16 AM

FB and other social medias are a good way to communicate with your Daily English students and to keep links going

These do's and don'ts are good to follow, happy posting.

What are your views , do you keep a Daily English student Facebook ? 

Have a look at ours : Daily English France (FB) and Daily English we are also on Twitter

 

Smith_Lin's curator insight, July 16, 4:49 PM

I think this is for anyone who wants to keep a professional online presence!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 10:37 AM

Some simple reminders.  We need to keep in touch, but it's too easy to get it wrong - and it won't go away in the morning if you posted it!

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Coding in the Common Core

Coding in the Common Core | Education | Scoop.it
Learn about coding resources that meet the CCSS math and ELA requirements, and discover seven habits to help you teach what might be an unfamiliar content area.
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Google Hangouts for Education

Google Hangouts for Education | Education | Scoop.it
Google Hangouts for Education is a place where you can connect, learn, share and grow together as a community of educators using Google Hangouts on Air. Our goals include Connecting educators for...

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MFaculty's curator insight, July 11, 9:03 AM

GHO4EDU is a collection of GHO that anyone can replicate. The idea is to demonstrate what others have already successfully done, then incorporate the best parts into your own GHO.

 

Of particular interest to faculty is the professional development GHO, where you can envision taking HR mandatory training up a notch! Further, connecting peer to peer across the spectrum of your specific discipline is a great way to initiate and then foster collaboration and professional networking.

 

Well worth the read!

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Dr. Matthews

Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 3:08 PM

This article shares how to use Google Hangouts for Education. This can be a solid alternative for when virtual classroom spaces are not available.

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Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage

Districts Turn 'BYODevice' Disorder to Their Advantage | Education | Scoop.it

While some school officials still fear 'bring-your-own-device' efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.

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"Administrators and teachers say they're learning to embrace the eclectic jumble of technologies students use, in the belief that taking a flexible approach will benefit not only students' academic development but also classroom instruction."

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Teachers: How to #EdChat

Teachers: How to #EdChat | Education | Scoop.it
Twitter Chats such as #EdChat promise exceptionally tailored professional learning for teachers, if you know how to "do" a Twitter chat such as #EdChat.

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Glued to the screen: A third grade class where kids spend 75% of the day on iPads - The Hechinger Report

Glued to the screen: A third grade class where kids spend 75% of the day on iPads - The Hechinger Report | Education | Scoop.it
MINEOLA, N.Y. — When the 24 third-graders in Morgan Mercaldi’s class arrive at the Jackson Avenue School every morning, they take their iPads out of their backpacks and put them on their desks. The tablets will remain there, or in hands and laps, until the children put them in their packs to take them home. …
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Teens are downloading Jott like crazy

Teens are downloading Jott like crazy | Education | Scoop.it
If you haven't heard of Jott, go ask a teenager.
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"The app's AirChat feature allows users to send data and texts without a connection to the Internet. Jott uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios to create a closed network with other devices that are within 100-feet of each other."

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Digital Learning 'Playbook' Released by Pittsburgh Network

Digital Learning 'Playbook' Released by Pittsburgh Network | Education | Scoop.it
A nationally recognized collaboration in Pittsburgh has created a guide for other cities to build cross-sector networks to support hands-on and digital learning.
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Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning

Student Self-Publishing- An Essential Part of 21st Century Learning | Education | Scoop.it

“Blogging and publishing online are truly connected to college readiness, as well as  lifelong literacy skills in the new economy,” notesDavid Theriault, an english teacher at Huntington Beach Union High School. “[Companies like] Google  want to see what people are thinking, how they reflect, how they plan and how they  create.”

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"More and more schools are approaching learning through digital projects, providing students with daily opportunities to self-publish."

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Shake up the gallery: how iPads are changing the way we visit museums

Shake up the gallery: how iPads are changing the way we visit museums | Education | Scoop.it
Museums are integrating new technology into their collections. Do they add to the experience or distract from what’s on show?

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New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics

New Teachers: Technology-Integration Basics | Education | Scoop.it
Find tips, strategies, tools, and other resources to help new teachers successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.
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9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education | Scoop.it
The 9 Things Tech-Savvy Teachers Do On A Regular Basis shows how edtech teachers are looking for new ways to innovate and deploy new learning strategies.
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9 ed tech developments to note from International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2015

9 ed tech developments to note from International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference 2015 | Education | Scoop.it
Whether you missed the giant K-12 ed tech show in Philly or just didn't have time to see everything on display, we've got you covered.
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"Cardboard," Google's virtual reality viewer, has the potential to be a powerful educational tool.

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High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars

High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars | Education | Scoop.it
Don't be afraid to share opinions or ideas, within reason, on Twitter, says one high school principal.
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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture | Education | Scoop.it
Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.
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"Twitter is one of the most powerful tools that you can use for your professional development -- 24/7. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of educators around the world are currently using Twitter to connect, share, and collaborate."

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults

Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education | Education of Adults | Education | Scoop.it
Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.

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Lifelong learning should play a role in Global Citizenship Education
‘Global citizens’ are more involved in their communities and are aware of the global ties of their actions. Lifelong learning can play a crucial role in Global Citizenship Education to raise awareness of global inequalities, to foster democratic change and to empower citizens worldwide.


Vincent Munch's curator insight, June 24, 11:28 AM

Lifelong learning keeps our ideas flowing

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"Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids."

"Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids." | Education | Scoop.it

Education alone cannot close the growing issue of income inequality, but it is a crucial element, according to Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman, who spoke here on Monday to college and university leaders.

Pointing to research that shows family income has an enormous impact on the ability of Americans to get into and finish college, Krugman said more investment in higher education could help address the problem. He put it bluntly: "Rich dumb kids are more likely to get a degree than poor smart kids."

Joining Krugman on a panel at the American Council on Education's annual meeting, Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill talked about her school's effort to expand access to disadvantaged students. Vassar tops The New York Times College Access Index for doing the most to attract economically diverse students.

At Vassar, nearly one-quarter of students are eligible for federal financial aid through Pell Grants, nearly double what it was about four years ago.

 


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10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer

10 Digital Tools for Teaching You Can Learn This Summer | Education | Scoop.it
You've reached the time of year that EVERY teacher dreams of from the first day of school: summer break. Now, as you pack your bags and head for that
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Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype?

Blended learning: The great new thing or the great new hype? | Education | Scoop.it
To what extent is this a new model of learning in a digital age? How are private corporations employing old rhetoric to advance new avenues into public education? Most importantly, is blended learning becoming yet another overhyped myth on the crowded road of technology-as-education-reform panacea?
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