A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

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One of the most useful examples I saw this year was at a Moodle conference where in the digital conference guide was a QR next to each session. If you still wanna learn more you can check out my Livebinder all about QR. More Social Networking- This all boiled down to the continued growth of using Social Media and social networks for learning. Of course all of this is a long way off but I do think we see more and more conversations about badges and their place in learning.

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Digital learning futures

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Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. Here's to all the possible futures of learning! Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Explore Dozens of Resources for Digital Learning Day 2016!


Are you Prepared to Get Your #DLDay on and Seek new Approaches to Improving Learning Outcomes? “Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to. Collaboration & Brainstorming Free Tools & Resources Professional Development dld16 resources DLDay 2016 resources how can i digital learning day resources for digital learning day

MOOCs: The Prestige Factor (2012)


The assumption goes something like this: the open digital educational materials made available through these initiatives are of value because they are the product of these prestigious, highly selective institutions. Prestigious University = High Quality Digital Instructional Materials? Harvard and others are producing digital education content, wrapped with some form of assessment. digital learning materials).


You may blog, but do you glog?


They''re learning how to embed code, arrange graphics in an aesthetic fashion, search the web, and develop a project that displays their understanding. Students enjoy receiving feedback and seeing their peers reactions as they discuss the learning objectives from the content. digital learning digital posters digital projects free classroom technology free technology for teachers Glogster Glogster Edu students using technology teachers using Glogster web 2.0

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1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD


Image Source On Tuesday, June 19th, 2012, I attended iPadpalooza at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Lessons Learned from and Tips for 1:1 Implementations Staff Development is KEY!!! Teachers also had to transition from Windows PCs to Macbooks with only 1/2 day of training in addition to several days of learning about the iPads and integration approaches. Coordinators learned from this not to try to do too much too soon when it comes to staff development.

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Digital Learning Day 2018 – Challenge Accepted!


Digital Learning Day 2018. On Thursday, February 22nd, tens of thousands of educators and students across the country demonstrated how technology can improve student learning as part of the seventh annual national Digital Learning Day ! Initiated in 2012, Digital Learning Day was designed to encourage educators to be intentional about providing high-quality instruction where technology enhances and strengthens the learning experience for students.

A Conference Not to Be Missed

A Principal's Reflections

The annual Edscape Conference will once again be held at New Milford High School in New Milford, NJ on Saturday October 13, 2012. Hundreds of educators from over seven different states and Canada will once again descend upon my school to learn together and network in an effort to move their respective school cultures down an innovative path. We will explore how learning environments can be established to promote critical thought, inquiry, problem solving, and creativity.

School Should Reflect Real Life

A Principal's Reflections

Many of us firmly believe in the potential that technology has to transform the teaching and learning cultures of schools. Whether it is used to enhance lessons, assess learning, engage students, or unleash creativity, technology has a defined role in a variety of school functions. The video below from Power On Texas provides a fantastic snapshot on how digital technology is transforming teaching and learning in Texas.

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Twitter: A Resource For All

A Principal's Reflections

Video credit: [link] On this, the first Digital Learning Day , I have some questions for those of you reading this post. Everyone that knows me is well aware of my professional affinity for Twitter. As I have previously mentioned many times on this blog, it was Twitter back in March of 2009 that served as a catalyst for my transformation into the leader that I am today.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities


SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

Why Chromebooks Have Expanded in K-12 Classrooms


To put that number in perspective, in 2012, Chromebooks made up less than a single percent of the education market, according to Computerworld. And how do teachers and students use these devices for learning? Digital Learning Chromebooks WiFi for StudentsDid you know Chromebooks made up 60 percent of all U.S. education shipments in 2017?

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

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Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). By 2012, it had risen to 88 percent. By Kathleen Costanza.

Working out the Worksheet

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Prior to the digital revolution, I used worksheets as the hub for lessons and content. Now that the digital revolution is in full swing, I am trying to devise means for moving to a paperless and digital classroom while facing the following challenges: Availability of technology: there is a reason why I''m focused on BYOD with this blog; I do not teach in a 1:1 district.

iPads in Students' Hands


They were completely engaged and paid more attention to their learning and why it was important. After the students were familiar with creating ShowMe videos to explain the the skills they were using, our hope was to see the homeroom teachers show their classes what these students have been learning, especially to review these skills. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction iPad Professional Development

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Learning at the Speed of Technology - David Jakes


Notes from David Jakes Keynote Fall 2012 TCEA TECSIG Meeting October 4, 2012 Austin, Texas All resources posted at davidjakes.me The emerging model in business today is BYO3 - Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet/Phone We are coming to a price point where schools can provide small tablets and allow students to bring their own devices for learning as well. a peer-driven, interest-driven, and unregulated digital media channel. Our mission has not changed: Help kids learn.


Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.


I have been here since 2003 and I am "digital native" but I have taught here both before and after the laptops. Additionally, the things I ask my students to do in class allow me to truly see their creativity shine, and demonstrate their true gifts, and their actual learning, so I learn to see the student behind the textbook so to speak. We use a lot of project-based learning where students are involved in collaborative problem solving of real-world problems.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu


Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Rob Lippincott, PBS PBS is working toward making more content digital (after spending over 40 years making TV educational). Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games).

Thursday - Tom Vander Ark on Getting Smart

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, September 27th, for a one-hour live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Tom Vander Ark on his book, Getting Smart : How Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is founder of GettingSmart.com , and also CEO of Open Education Solutions and a partner in Learn Capital, a venture capital firm investing in learning content, platforms, and services with the goal of transforming educational engagement, access, and effectiveness.

Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education


In fact, if we pull back from the immediate horrors of this moment, the move to online learning has actually been underway since around 2010, when universities and private entrepreneurs first began to experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. So what have we learned so far?

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. Hall Social Networking to Promote Language Learning by Revathi Viswanathan Student Learning 24/7! Creating and Connecting with Digital Stories in the Early Years by Jason Graham WoW - We''re Reading, Reflecting and Working as a Team!

Live Interview Tuesday, January 17th - Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on "The Connected Educator"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In The Connected Educator, authors Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall integrate professional development that is currently working in schools with a new model connected learning communities. Connected learning communities are a three-pronged approach to effective professional development using the local (professional learning community), contextual (personal learning network), and global (community of practice) environments.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths." With a growing sense of the value of personalized, customized, and student-driven learning, what is the best way to capture and communicate students'' learning plans and goals? Barbara is what you call a “Digital Pioneer.”

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Blended Learning in AJUSD


We want classrooms filled with student collaboration and discussion about their learning, connecting to the world around them. Some rights reserved by tgbarrett Blended learning Students learn in different ways, and at different paces. To address these needs, we''ve been piloting blended learning in two high school classrooms. Online delivery allows student control over the time, place, path, and/or pace of their learning.

Open Educational Resources Are ‘Moving Up the Adoption Ladder’ Around the World


Open educational resources have gone global and may help make learning more accessible, equitable and inclusive around the world. OER was one of six “emerging technologies and practices” the panelists highlighted as most likely to significantly influence postsecondary teaching and learning in the future. “It In Germany, there’s #OERcamp , a series of informal meetups for educators that’s been running since 2012.

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Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall


Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated. Founded in 2012 by two Stanford University professors, Coursera was one of a trio of startups that spearheaded the hype around massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for short. We are seeing an openness to collaboration to online learning that we haven’t seen before,” says Maggioncalda.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’


There’s a budding field called the science of teaching and learning, where scholars are figuring out what works when it comes to educating students. Learn More at www.destinationsacademy.com/school-districts. There’s actually more going on than in 2012 when the bubble happened.

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Blockbuster YouTube Channel ‘Crash Course’ Teams Up With ASU For New Videos


Crash Course is the creation of brothers John and Hank Green, who started the YouTube channel in 2012. We don’t want people to feel like learning is a series of hurdles that have been placed in front of them in order to receive a diploma,” said John Green, in an interview with EdSurge.

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Shifting to digital – what is the story ?


Since SETDA’s seminal 2012 resource, Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in the Digital Age, traditionalists take comfort in the fact that in spite. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning Interoperability OER Policy digital content digital learning leadership open educational resources policy procurement

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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education


We find no one with a professional knowledge in the laws of learning, or the techniques for applying them,” he wrote. There are widespread beliefs about the best way to teach and learn that have been proven wrong by science, yet they persist. Herbert Simon, a pioneer in artificial intelligence and learning engineering who died in 2001, is immersed in his office at Carnegie Mellon University. Only 58% of students who started college in 2012 had graduated 6 years later.

Online Degrees Slowdown: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2019


This wave of activity and spending by MOOC providers and universities gave me a feeling of deja vu: it reminded me of the 2012 MOOC hype. Education Technology Digital Credentials Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education MOOCs

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Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed


Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. Started in 2012, Digital Learning Day has provided a powerful venue for education leaders to highlight great teaching practice and showcase innovative teachers, leaders, and instructional technology programs that are improving student outcomes. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! *

Beyond 12 Pairs Mentors With Tech ‘Nudges’ to Help Students Succeed


We learned from first-generation students that asking them to take on the load of being the coach was onerous” on top of everything else they were doing, she recalls. Ruiz-Healy started GradGuru in 2012 as a nonprofit. The most important lesson I’ve learned over the years is that a solution that’s imposed is never as effective as one co-designed with our students,” Bernadotte says. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business Digital Learning in Higher Ed