Discover how award-winning schools advance students’ learning through technology!
A companion to the best-selling Leading 21st Century Schools, this inspiring book profiles eight visionary schools and how they approach technology. Hear directly from the principals, teachers, superintendents, and other educators involved as they describe their strategies for:Becoming a school culture that embraces technology and 21st century skills Creating a 21st century classroom, including new instructional approaches and professional development opportunities Selecting the right technology strategy, infrastructure, and devices Managing costs through funding and budget strategies Measuring progress through effective use of data
This comprehensive resource offers teachers in grades K-12 a hands-on guide to the rapidly growing field of online and blended teaching. With clear examples and explanations, Kristin Kipp shows how to structure online and blended courses for student engagement, build relationships with online students, facilitate discussion boards, collaborate online, design online assessments, and much more.Shows how to create a successful online or blended classroom Illustrates the essential differences between face-to-face instruction and online teaching Foreword by Susan Patrick of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning
This is an essential handbook for learning how to teach online and improve student achievement.
This guide is:
Easy to use: Clear, jargon-free writing; illustrations; and references to online resources help readers understand concepts.
Streamlined: A simple but effective design process focuses on creating manageable activities for the right environment.
Practical: Real-world examples from different subject areas help teachers understand principles in context.
Contemporary: The variety of modern, connected technologies covered in the guide addresses a range of teaching challenges.
Forward-Looking: The approach bridges the gap between formal classroom learning and informal lifelong learning.
Standards-based: Guidelines and standards are based on current research in the field, relevant learning theories, and practitioner experiences.
Effective blended learning requires significant rethinking of teaching practices and a fundamental redesign of course structure. Essentials for Blended Learning: A Standards-Based Guide simplifies these difficult challenges without neglecting important opportunities to transform teaching. This guide is suitable for teachers in any content area.
Please visit www.essentialsforblended.com for additional resources.
If you want to unleash your teaching talents and develop exciting, dynamic courses that really get students moving forward, then this book is for you. Experienced Moodlers who want to upgrade to Moodle 3.0 will find powerful insights into developing more successful and educational courses.What You Will LearnCreate a dynamic learning environment using different techniquesMotivate your students to collaborate and demonstrate what they are learning and to create projects togetherDevelop materials you can re-use in your future coursesCreate online workshops and galleries for your students to make presentations about what they have learnedEngage your students in team work that helps them connect course content with their experiences and prior learningDevelop high-quality courses that will last to create a personal inventory you can use and re-useIn Detail
Moodle, the world's most popular, free open-source Learning Management System (LMS) has released several new features and enhancements in its latest 3.0 release. More and more colleges, universities, and training providers are using Moodle, which has helped revolutionize e-learning with its flexible, reusable platform and components.
This book brings together step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions to leverage the full power of Moodle 3 to build highly interactive and engaging courses that run on a wide range of platforms including mobile and cloud.
Beginning with developing an effective online course, you will write learning outcomes that align with Bloom's taxonomy and list the kinds of instructional materials that will work given one's goal. You will gradually move on to setting up different types of forums for discussions and incorporating multi-media from cloud-base sources. You will then focus on developing effective timed tests, self-scoring quizzes while organizing the content, building different lessons, and incorporating assessments. Lastly, you will dive into more advanced topics such as creating interactive templates for a full course by focussing on creating each element and create workshops and portfolios which encourage engagement and collaborationStyle and approach
With clear, step-by-step instructions, this book helps you develop good, solid, dynamic courses that will last by making sure that your instructional design is robust, and that they are built around satisfying learning objectives and course outcomes. Packed with plenty of screenshots and practical examples, you will get solid understanding of developing courses that are a success in the real world.
—From the Foreword by David Steiner, Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean, Hunter College School of Education, and former New York State Commissioner of Education
“In Education 3.0, Jim Lengel addresses LEARNING at the root of school change. He presents his readers with the opportunity to envision education as it can be through the eyes and actions of students and teachers. The result is a plan for school improvement complete with concrete examples.”
—John Nori, Director of Program Development, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
“This is another easy-to-understand book written by Jim Lengel that addresses many levels of educational responsibility, including school administrators and classroom teachers. Education 3.0 provides excellent support and guidance in the transformation of education to enhance student learning.”
—Gerry Smith, former school administrator, Ontario, Canada
“From checklists that guide the actual technical needs of a school to a list of teacher competencies that will inform hiring and professional development, Education 3.0 provides a comprehensive guide for educators seeking to transform their schools into 21st century learning environments.”
—Mary C. Moss, co-founder, NYC iSchool, Consultant, Novare Schools
In his new book, renowned educator and technology expert James G. Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like and a groundbreaking 7-step process for envisioning and building