Curation for Digital Learning
JANUARY 9, 2017
Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. storing content to ensure safe, reliable, and equitable access.
Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom
OCTOBER 14, 2016
The need for digital learning content in classrooms is nothing new, but teachers, parents, and students are becoming more vocal in their desire to provide or have access to such materials outside of the school day or school year. Next page: Students explain their desire for more digital learning outside of the classroom. Teachers. Desktops (54 percent).
4 key digital learning developments
APRIL 30, 2015
Annual survey finds that students say digital learning supports self-directed learning and collaboration. Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported that their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms.
Digital vs Digitized Learning
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. A Model for Redefining Learning.
Toolkit outlines steps for ensuring accessibility
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
Accessibility is a “critical key” when it comes to leveraging technology for all students — including those with disabilities, according to a new toolkit offering accessibility resources and tips for state and district education leaders. Digital accessibility improves student learning, improves user experience, expands website visibility, and saves time and money.
Report: Broadband access making ‘dramatic’ progress
JANUARY 19, 2017
Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter Networking & Broadband NewsEighty-eight percent of U.S. school districts have reached the minimum connectivity–100 kbps per student, as recommended by the Federal Communications Commission–to help students effectively use technology in the classroom. Thirty-four governors across the U.S.
Reality Checks of Digital Learning
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Last week, one of our teachers excitedly shared that she found some old laptops in the building and was determined to clean them up in order to give her students immediate 1:1 access. I watched as the tweets went by and felt her excitement as she shared what this access meant for her students. And then I re-learned some lessons…. Professional Growth digital learning
In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase
JANUARY 5, 2017
Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Read more. A total of 708 U.S.
Digital Learning Day, Every Day
Where Learning Clicks
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
Digital Learning Day, March 13, is next month. In online and offline events there is an exchange of ideas, awareness of the lack of accessibility of technology, and discussions on what […]. EdTech blended learning Digital learning day Ed Tech Education Reform ninety-nine in five teacher resources
Innovative district expands access like never before using E-rate
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Thanks to a major funding refresh, one district found that it’s now possible to support its one-to-one initiative without scaling back access for other services or devices. The FCC’s historic E-rate modernization in 2014 paved the way for districts to expand their high-speed broadband and wi-fi and increase digital learning opportunities for students.
Rural New Mexico school district upgrades to fiber; gives students greater access to digital learning
MARCH 7, 2017
Also, teachers were asking to use more instructional programs to help students with their unique [learning] needs – but they all required the Internet.”. The district learned that the process of upgrading would be relatively easy and inexpensive – with a special construction cost of only $300 to install the fiber and build out to Jal’s schools. As a result of the fiber upgrade, teachers in Jal are now able to offer their students full access to digital learning. Our network consultants first met David in September 2015.
Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!
AUGUST 28, 2013
Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! While many would say that you just can''t replace the feel of a good old fashioned book made of paper, and I still love my books - there is really no denying the fact that digital literacy has become a necessary skill for our young ones going forward. as I''ve learned more about their product. Many are already using SNAP!
States assess their readiness for digital learning
MARCH 7, 2016
Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools. It was the 100-percent response rate from the survey. “We New Mexico has a custom tool.
What It Looks Like to Have Always-Available Access to Technology
NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Forty-six Verizon Innovative Learning schools have successfully rolled out tablets equipped with 4G data plans, providing every student and teacher with always-available access to powerful tools and resources, both in the classroom and at home. has leveraged this access with her students. This mindset changes when students are guaranteed equitable access. Now what?
The big 3: How access, achievement and advancement can close gaps
MARCH 21, 2017
When it comes to learning, giving students access to a magical mix of high-quality teachers, technology, and the opportunity to develop skills such as collaboration sets them on the right path. But educational gaps remain–gaps in technology access, in achievement, and in opportunity. Closing educational gaps comes down to access, achievement and advancement.
Texas fumbles on Course Access leadership
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 16, 2015
When it comes to using technology to improve students’ learning opportunities, Texas is a pioneer. But this legislative season, the Senate made a major blunder that keeps students from accessing the educational options they deserve. Larry Taylor introduced a bill that would have removed barriers that block some students from accessing supplemental online courses offered through the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Taylor’s Online Access and Digital Learning bill are so important. Earlier in the year, Sen. This is why the changes proposed in Sen.
Need Digital Learning Resources? Leverage SETDA’s Guide to Implementing Digital Learning
JANUARY 28, 2015
Successful digital learning implementation can meet a broad range of goals, including supporting the academic needs of students to ensure that they are college. Best Practices Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy Professional Learning read more.
Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content
MARCH 10, 2016
Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content.
Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning
JANUARY 18, 2017
In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. We can then carefully curate the information that we assemble and organize on social media, as it collectively becomes our representation of our digital selves. Determine how content should be stored, accessed, and sustained.
Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education
OCTOBER 26, 2016
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Why are rural schools still struggling with high-speed internet access?
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Despite federal and state progress expanding high-speed internet access to more schools across the nation, rural school districts are still playing catch-up. Now, new efforts offer opportunities to improve connections speeds–and along with them, learning. President Obama has often called high-speed internet access a right, noting it is critical for the future. states.
Amazon, Federation of the Blind Reach Agreement on Accessibility
MARCH 2, 2016
After years of questioning the accessibility of Amazon’s Kindle e-reader , the National Federation of the Blind today announced that it will work with the online retailer to improve reading experiences for blind, low-vision, and deaf-blind students. The accessibility issue became an obstacle last year when Amazon won a $30 million contract with New York City schools to develop an online e-book storefront for educators. Under the contract, Amazon Digital Services Inc. Teachers could view what content their students are accessing, and track their use.
Learn How Managed Wi-Fi Improves Digital Learning
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Digital learning is only as effective as a school’s ability to provide access. When bandwidth and management barriers bottleneck that access, students and teachers bear the burden. Fortunately, new g. Techlearning Resources
Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed
JULY 12, 2016
Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. The Digital Learning Network is a hub for stories, resources and community exploring the future of digital learning. New digital learning practices and products have their share of hype, too.
S.C. districts access digital literacy tools for free
AUGUST 25, 2016
To empower students in school districts across South Carolina with digital literacy skills, Learning.com announced the Palmetto Digital Literacy Program (PDLP), in partnership with the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education. Developing digital literacy skills in our students is critical in the workplace of today and tomorrow.
In the marketplace: Digital learning, NGSS resources, IT partnerships, and more
OCTOBER 19, 2016
Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. The goal of this long-term partnership, which started in late October 2015, is to accelerate learning and put Ray D. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more. Read more.
Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic
JULY 10, 2016
It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. These solutions promise to broaden access to quality education, engaging learners who might not make it through impersonal introductory lectures. Students receive individual feedback on their progress and their learning experiences change based on their performance. These neatly packaged courses also raise questions about the role of faculty, and who decides what students need to learn.
Massachusetts Rethinks Ed Tech by Reinventing State-Local Partnerships
MARCH 3, 2016
1to1 Best Practices Digital Learning Equity of Access Personalized Learning digital learning equity of accessAnother in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Kenneth Klau is the Director. read more.
Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmapAs the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Needless to say, SETDA had a busy year! Through the continued leadership. read more.
Tackle teacher shortages with online learning
The Christensen Institute
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
These chronic shortages, in turn, tend to limit the coursework that students can access. As we’ve written before , one affordable and flexible solution stands out: online and blended learning hold the potential to unlock new solutions to the nation’s teacher capacity challenges. As one computer science teacher, Sandy Gady, put it , “I can’t possibly learn CAD, apps, all that stuff.”
A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success
A Principal's Reflections
FEBRUARY 26, 2017
In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before.
New book explores safe digital learning environments
MARCH 23, 2015
outline a new process for education leaders to follow to develop a secure environment for learning with technology. Digital Learning and Tools Featured CUE News Top News New ISTE book can help educators make effective tech decisions. In their second book on the subject, authors Abbie H. Brown, Ph.D., and Tim D. Green, Ph.D., Next page: The authors’ perspective.
Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016
DECEMBER 21, 2016
Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmapThrough the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of. read more.
Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation #FutureReady #DLDay
MARCH 11, 2015
Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation Digital learning is an instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. The Alliance for Excellent Education , one of the top bipartisan, non-profit education-focused organizations in the nation, has been a leader on the digital front.
Smithsonian will study digital learning practices
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Carnegie Grant funding supports research on digitized museum resources, digital learning in K–12 education. The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access was awarded a $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to fund a two-year research project on digital learning. Digital Learning and Tools News Research Top News
EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform
MAY 26, 2015
Clever’s single sign-on capabilities will provide educators and students easy access to EXO U’s operating-neutral platform. developer of the newly launched EXO U Digital Education Platform, announced a partnership agreement with Clever, Inc., a provider of secure single sign-on access for school-based learning software and student information systems.
Disruptive innovation can help solve nation’s teacher shortage
The Christensen Institute
MARCH 5, 2015
A critique against the power of disruptive innovation to help our schools educate each child more effectively has been a backhanded one: Yes, re-architecting schools around personalized learning is important, but even more important is having a highly effective teacher for every child. There’s no question that having a highly effective teacher is important, but as a new research paper that we published at the Clayton Christensen Institute today demonstrates, without disruptive innovation, there is no chance that we’ll be able to help each student access highly effective teachers.