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New Approach Needed to Facilitate, Measure Digital Learning

New Approach Needed to Facilitate, Measure Digital Learning | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
As employees increasingly take control of their learning, L&D professionals will need to focus more on measuring and assessing their skills.

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Digital learning requires new evaluation strategies that differ a great deal from the traditional evaluation criteria used to check written or even oral work. Digital learning is more varied and expansive than pen and paper learning. It encompasses within it research skills, social skills, work ethics (related to respecting intellectual property rights) and last but not least authenticity. An authentic assessment of Digital Learning will have to take more skills into consideration. 
 
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10 ways Google is making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year

10 ways Google is making Classroom and Forms easier for teachers this school year | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
This year, Google is sending teachers back to school with updates designed to help them do what they do best—teach.

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Sure, Google is indeed doing a lot towards making classroom and forms easier for teachers in school this year!
 
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Chaos Free Classroom Technology Routines and Rules

Chaos Free Classroom Technology Routines and Rules | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
It’s your first year with classroom technology. You just found out you are going to receive a class set of Chromebooks, iPads, or another device this school year! Maybe only half a set, but you’re excited anyway. You’ve been researching great activities to do with them, and you feel ready. It can be tempting to just jump right in with ... Read More

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Technology in schools can be distracting unless of course, you have a strong system and a structure within which it can be used. Proper planning is required to make the use of technology successful in school. You need to have a plan B and a plan C to cater to unexpected glitches. Not having a proper plan in place can lead to chaos.
 
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tonya.janssen@gmail.com's curator insight, August 7, 2017 9:51 AM

This article provides some excellent ideas for rules and procedures when dealing with devices in the classroom. 

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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Challenges For The 21st Century Teacher

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"It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching."


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Teaching is changing and it is changing fast! The challenges that a teacher faces today is a smarter and better-informed learner thanks to the internet. Moreover, the role of the teacher has also changed from that of someone who delivers content to one who balances between mentorship, instruction, examinership, counselling, catalyst, analyst, coordinator, planner, and so on!
 
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