Skip to main content

Home/ OLLIE Iowa/ Contents contributed and discussions participated by denise carlson

Contents contributed and discussions participated by denise carlson

denise carlson

ollie-community: Student-Centered Learning: How to Implement a Blended Learning Program - 1 views

  • students prove their ability to self-direct and their ability to accept more responsibility, a longer stretch of time can be devoted to individualized,
    • denise carlson
       
      I appreciate the wise advice of starting small and then stretching the time as students prove themselves.  Building stamina usually works very well. 
  • Managing time is increasingly difficult as the options for how to use that time increase.
    • denise carlson
       
      I've heard colleagues say they do not enjoy online learning because this sort of time management/budgeting is difficult for them.  They don't feel they have the same struggle in a face-to-face class. 
denise carlson

ollie-community: What is Personalized Learning? Educators Seek Clarity - 2 views

  • evaluate the true impact
    • denise carlson
       
      Yes, we need to be able to measure that personalized learning is having an impact. But since PL is new to many educators, I'm guessing it might be difficult to actually envision the best way to collect that sort of data.
  • Yet some say that too much of what is being labeled "personalized learning" in classrooms today misses the mark
  • student agency"—basically, giving students more power
    • denise carlson
       
      Giving students more control can be a frustrating thing for some teachers.  Stepping out of "teacher-mode" is not easy.
  • ...3 more annotations...
  • ach student should have a "learner profile,"
    • denise carlson
       
      Might this be similar to an IEP for every child?
  • competency-based progression
    • denise carlson
       
      Here's another buzzword that has multiple definitions. 
  • "Nothing replaces the teacher, and [a] teacher's ability to know a student and what they need," she said. "You can't get that from a piece of software."
    • denise carlson
       
      This is my favorite sentence in the article! Even with all the technology that is available, we still need skillful teachers!
denise carlson

Report: Virtual classes expanding but pass rates lag - 3 views

    • denise carlson
       
      An interesting article from Feb. 5, 2015 to compliment what we've been reading/discussing 28 Days of OLLIE. 
denise carlson

Personalized Learning Definition - The Glossary of Education Reform - 2 views

  • When investigating or reporting on personalized learning, it is important to determine precisely how the term is being used in a specific context.
    • denise carlson
       
      In my experience, terminology can muddy the waters in many discussions on educational topics. It is important that everyone sitting around the table holds a similar definition of the topic being discussed or little headway will be made.
  • The conflation of related but distinct terms and strategies such “differentiated instruction,” “personalized instruction,” and “individualized instruction” has likely contributed to ongoing confusion and debates about personalized learning, particularly given that these distinct terms are commonly used interchangeably.
    • denise carlson
       
      This makes me wonder how "competency-based" education fits in with these ideas. If i remember correctly, Kentucky has made some movement in that direction in the last couple of years.  In addition, the DE has a small group of folks working on CBE. Will this add to the confusion around personalized learning? 
denise carlson

Free Technology for Teachers: Common Craft Explains Blended Learning - 2 views

  • LMS that is worth checking out is Otus
    • denise carlson
       
      Otus is new to me. Do any of you have experience with it? What are the major differences between Otus and Moodle. In another part of my life I'm trying to learn Blackboard and I'm not finding it very intuitive. How about Otus? 
denise carlson

iowaonlinelearning - Teaching Standards - 93 views

  • Understands the differences between teaching online and teaching face-to-face
    • denise carlson
       
      Certainly and important bullet point! However, from personal experience, I would say this happens over time. The more online learning/teaching experiences you have provide you with clarity regarding the differences in these two teaching venues. I think I learned as much about great and not-so-great online teaching from my experience as an online learner as I did from my few experiences as an online instructor. 
denise carlson

Iowa Teacher Leadership and Compensation System - 1 views

  • The Teacher Leadership and Compensation Online Community brings teacher leaders and administrators from across the state together to collaborate about school improvement and the teacher leadership compensation system. Navigate the community as a guest or enroll in the community to sign up for notifications and participate in activities.
    • denise carlson
       
      I have recently been hired to facilitate this online community. A couple of my short-term goals are to drum up interest and membership in the community and then add resources that would be useful to TLC schools. If you have ideas to help me with either of those goals please let me know. I will be very appreciative of any input you'd like to make. 
denise carlson

Lesson: Articles on Visual Design - 4 views

  • The basic elements that combine to create visual designs include the following:
    • denise carlson
       
      All of this is what is missing from the powerpoint I created for Mollie 3 in the week 2 lab section. 
  • and that the medium changes as frequently as the underlying technology does.
    • denise carlson
       
      Oh no, so what I'm learning now will be different in 6 months or one year. I need a suggestion of a good blog or online resource I can use to keep up-do-date with all of the online design developments.
  • To achieve precedence you have many tools at your disposal:
  • ...8 more annotations...
  • To achieve precedence you have many tools at your disposal:
    • denise carlson
       
      These make perfect sense to me. I'm thinking that if I can remember and use these 5 chunks of precedence I would be taken a giant step toward fine-tuning the online lessons I create. 
  • some pretty bad examples out there.
    • denise carlson
       
      The DE website is a "pretty bad example" if you ask me. (Although there have been improvements made over time.)  There is just SO much there that is difficult for me to find what I want and need. I guess I could use that website as a non-example of effective navigation. 
  • Adhering to Standards
    • denise carlson
       
      So what are some other things people expect? Where might we learn more about these ideas? The one example here is a good one, but now I'm curious about other expectations that I should be aware of. 
  • good set of CSS stylesheets
    • denise carlson
       
      Hmm. . . .what is a CSS style sheet?  So much unfamiliar content specific vocabulary in this article makes me wonder if I'm actually understanding what is being said. 
  • Here’s what the golden ratio looks like:
    • denise carlson
       
      But, didn't we read somewhere earlier in the class to place pictures/photos on the left-hand side of  slide? Do these 2 ideas contradict each other? Someone please clarify for me. 
  • This is similar to Paradox of Choice – the more choice you give people, the easier it is to choose nothing.
    • denise carlson
       
      OK, i can see how too many choices is confusing in web design. But as an educator, I want to assure that my students have the freedom to make some choices regarding assignments and activities I ask them to complete in order to show their understanding. How will I balance these 2 ideas when creating online lessons/courses? 
  • the right is more interesting?
    • denise carlson
       
      I don't think the image on the right is more interesting? What am I missing? 
  • provide an email address if they were asked for it after they’d seen the feature work, so they had some idea of what they were going to get in return.
    • denise carlson
       
      I so agree. If I'm asked for email or other info to enter a site, I just close out. I want some hint of what the site has to offer me before I give them all my info.  Great tip!
denise carlson

mollie3: Lesson Planning: The Missing Link in e-Learning Course Design - 1 views

  • First attempts at designing self-paced e-Learning courses are fraught with failure.
    • denise carlson
       
      My goodness, mine certainly was. I just like to jump in and try things, but even after teaching online a few time, I am painfully aware of how much I still need to learn
  • The IDP contains a variety of information, such as the purpose of the course, its proposed length, a description of the audience(s), the instructional strategies to be used, and an outline of the content.
  • For storyboarding, we assume that IDs can write in a friendly, conversational tone
    • denise carlson
       
      "Tone" is so important. I've had some online students whose tone didn't come across in a very friendly or professional way. That always served to remind me to reread and edit before I hit "post".
  • ...2 more annotations...
  • For lesson planning, we assume that IDs can write learning or performance objectives.
    • denise carlson
       
      Hmm. . . I'm wondering if that might be an over zealous assumption.
  • If the term “lesson planning” causes pushback in your organization, simply change the term to one that is more acceptable, such as “instructional planning.” Have a “comparative instructional plan” and a “detailed instructional plan.
    • denise carlson
       
      I'm wondering why terminology can cause such angst. I've seen it happen, but it always surprises me a bit. This served as a good reminder that there may be terminology that in non-threatening to me, but may incite others. I will need to think about that if I ever write another course.
denise carlson

ollie4: Article: Attributes from Effective Formative Assessment (CCSSO) - 13 views

  • The teacher might first offer students a paraphrased version of that goal such as
  • n self-assessment, students reflect on and monitor their learning using clearly explicated criteria for success.
denise carlson

Building A Better Mousetrap: The Rubric Debate - 7 views

  • it is no longer appropriate to assess student knowledge by having students compute answers and apply formulas, because their methods do not reveal the current goals of solving real problems and using statistical reasoning.
    • denise carlson
       
      Yes, problem solving is certainly at least as important as computation.
  • shared with students prior to the completion of any given assignment
  • ‘some rubrics are dumb.’
    • denise carlson
       
      Wow, I've said those exact words. Some rubrics I've accessed online are worthless. Yet, just because they are online and easy to access, I am sure there are teachers out there using them.
  • ...1 more annotation...
  • general” or “specific.
    • denise carlson
       
      I greatly prefer specific rubrics. What thoughts do the rest of you have?
denise carlson

Educational Leadership:Multiple Measures:The Quest for Quality - 9 views

  • If we don't begin with clear statements of the intended learning—clear and understandable to everyone, including students—we won't end up with sound assessments.
denise carlson

Free Royalty Free Music, Free Sound Effects - 0 views

  • Use these free music tracks & free sound effects for any production - advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube...etc.
    • denise carlson
       
      SoundzAbound is offered for free use thru the AEAs. Just found out about this site on and RSS feed today. I think it has some lovely options for background music.
  •  
    Nice selection of free music and sound effects. Much of the music is in loop form.
denise carlson

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools to Create and Administer Quizzes Online - 0 views

  • five tools teachers can use to create and administer quizzes online.
    • denise carlson
       
      Just in case you are interested in some online quiz or survey tools. I don't believe all these are listed on cool tools for schools.
denise carlson

Free Technology for Teachers - 3 views

  • Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teaching with Technology
    • denise carlson
       
      I get so many readily useful and great leads from this blog.
denise carlson

online1: Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 43 views

  • Knows and aligns instruction to the achievement goals of the local agency and the state, such as with the Iowa Core (Varvel I.A, ITS 1.f, ITS 3.a)
    • denise carlson
       
      This is not unique to the online teaching standards. It would seem prudent to align anything we teach to students and/or adults with the Iowa Core or the newly adopted Common Core Standards in reading and math.
  • Is knowledgeable and has the ability to use computer programs required in online education to improve learning and teaching, including course management software (CMS) and synchronous/asynchronous communication tools (chat, email, web 2.0, videoconferencing, webinar, whiteboard, etc.) (SREB B.3, Varvel III.B)
    • denise carlson
       
      This one puts a bit of trepidation in my soul. I want to use technology well when I teach adult learners. However, I know that I still have a lot to learn in this realm.
  • Understands and uses data from assessments to guide instruction
    • denise carlson
       
      Is this speaking to formative assesment/assessment for learning? How can we be sure that all readers of this document have the same definition of "assessement"? Lack of a common vocabulary sometimes leads to misconceptions and misunderstaindings.
denise carlson

About Us - Embedr, Create Custom Video Playlists - 0 views

  • The first website in the known universe that allows users to create custom video playlists from all their favorite video websites and Embed them anywhere else on the web.
    • denise carlson
       
      I am currently using embedr to keep playlist of videos I am using in Every Student Counts math training and the ones I'm contemplating using in the online class I'm building
denise carlson

Theodore Roosevelt Center - Home - 0 views

  • Our goal is to serve scholars, tourists, teachers, curious citizens, and students of all ages as they explore the life and achievement of the 26th President of the United States.
    • denise carlson
       
      Don't know if this actually is what Evan was looking for, but I wanted to share it anyway. My son is a digital librarian at the TR Center and his job is to catalog the digitized documents. Someday they will be available online for teachers, students, scholars, history buffs, etc. to access, use and learn more about TR. Click the DOCUMENTS button for some examples. My son as been at this since Jan. and has only made a dent in the 60, 000 documents they have to catalog.
1 - 18 of 18
Showing 20 items per page