Reality Checks of Digital Learning

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A few days later, I received an email from her that while her kids were enjoying this new way of learning, they could barely stay online, but were being such great sports trying. And then I re-learned some lessons…. 1 won’t turn into January 2016.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Building the Digital Dream.

HP launches new education Chromebook

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As the Chromebook’s classroom popularity grows, its features expand. HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

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The total volume of PC sales in that market fell by 12 percent in the first half of 2016, compared to the same period in 2015, despite solid numbers in the U.S. Similar forces are said to contribute to a tightening in the global, self-paced e-learning market.).

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

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Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ]. Chromebooks held 41 percent of sales in Canada, 9 percent in Finland, 9 percent in the U.K.,

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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Today, we’d like to call out nine of our contributors in particular, who’ve written the most popular articles of 2016. Amongst our standout articles and the themes they evoke: a Stanford University researcher on edtech and equity, an entrepreneur on growth mindset, and a look into Chromebooks by the president of a iBoss Cybersecurity. CHROME AT HOME: Chromebooks are on the rise in American classrooms, and many teachers are in favor of allowing students to bring them home.

Results of the 2016 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey

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The Learning Counsel released the results of its third annual Survey of school and district digital curriculum strategy and transformation, sponsored by Ruckus Wireless. 2016 was also the highest year on record for digital curriculum spending.

Kensington launches new cases for Chromebooks, iPads

eSchool News

Chromebook, Tablet Projection Stand, and BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case with Screen Protector for iPad Air 2. Educators and students alike can use these desktop and mobile accessories to enhance their productivity and provide protection for their learning tools. When it comes to education in the digital age, the right tech tools and accessories can truly enhance the educational experience,” said Brian Knauss, Global Product Manager, Kensington.

Texas district launches connected school buses

eSchool News

Smartphones, wearable technology, always-on mobile devices–now, school buses are following suit, offering wi-fi connectivity and real-time monitoring to extend learning and create safe environments. Digital Learning and Tools internet News

Students hosted a tech PD conference at their school — and Google followed suit

eSchool News

Last fall the district checked out Chromebooks to its middle schoolers and set aside days to train teachers in ways to leverage laptops to make the most of having tech in every student’s hands. 21st Century Skills Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Professional Development

How a small district turned every student into a music composer

eSchool News

Spending seven years as music teacher in Big Sky’s rural community, I encounter daily the educational benefits that a small school district offers students, particularly in its abilities to offer more intimate backdrops for learning.

5 innovative tech initiatives happening in schools today

eSchool News

As the school year gets underway across the nation, many schools and districts are launching new technology initiatives and programs designed to improve teaching and learning. Digital Learning and Tools Resource STEM

Introducing the math selfie

eSchool News

These high-tech, mathematically-savvy and, let’s face it, just plain cool selfies are just one way Wichita Falls ISD students are using digital technology in their classrooms as a way to enhance and enrich learning. Math selfies, QR codes, and Kahoot games enrich one school.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Acer has launched its new Acer Education Seed Program, which offers K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to test either a cloud-based Acer TravelMate B117 notebook with Windows or an Acer C730E Chromebook with Chrome OS for free, with no risk, since there is no obligation to purchase.

A summer reading program for students who read differently

eSchool News

Students with learning disabilities face the greatest challenges in access to reading year-round; and because of their disability, they are often left out of traditional programs, which can damage self-esteem and cause them to fall behind in school.

Building a growth mindset: students reflect on #BreakoutEDU

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That confusion is a part of the learning progress, though, and one that I want to better address in our future debriefs. Read more at Tech & Learning. Uncategorized #BreakoutEDU Chromebook classroom digital learning learning tools training teachersLast week, Adam Schoenbart Adam Schoenbart, high school English teacher at Ossining High School, facilitated a new kind of #BreakoutEDU experience.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle addresses this need. ” Each SMART for Samsung Bundle includes: 10 x Samsung Chromebook 3.

Free wi-fi project could level the playing field for students

eSchool News

Students in grades six through 12 are allowed to take home laptops provided by the school department, and Chromebooks are now being distributed to students in grades three through five. Bangor’s plans could outline best practices for wireless initiatives in other cities.

Blending Active Reading & Conversations with EDpuzzle

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Blending paper with digital media and face to face interactions with digital learning, I created checkpoints in an EDpuzzle video lesson that would encourage students to close read a text and "Turn and Talk" to answer text-based questions accurately. I then uploaded the new version to EDpuzzle and embedded the checkpoint questions, tagging each with a NJ Learning Standard for ELA 9th grade (formerly known as Common Core Curriculum Standards).

Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team appeared first on Shake Up Learning. When not neck deep in Chromebooks Cody spends his time with his wonderful wife Jennifer and their three amazing kids: Kollyn, Reese, and Tucker. Teachability and ability to learn quickly.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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OverDrive lists the 5 most read digital novel sets in schools

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The Book Thief, The Giver among most popular digital novels in schools. eBooks and digital audiobooks have become a vital component to promote reading and support literacy goals in nearly 13,000 schools and districts in 50 countries.

Student Chrome Squad (Part 1): Great Leadership is Key for 1:1

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The post Student Chrome Squad (Part 1): Great Leadership is Key for 1:1 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. When not neck deep in Chromebooks Cody spends his time with his wonderful wife Jennifer and their three amazing kids: Kollyn, Reese, and Tucker. RC Connected Learning.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Curriculum Foundry integrates with Google Drive, Google Apps for Education

eSchool News

Growing number of schools using Google’s programs can now share learning resources created in Curriculum Foundry. schools in the third quarter of 2015 were Chromebooks. Districts can add digital content they have created to their repository as well.

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CUE and Touchjet partner for STEAMpunk Mobile Labs

eSchool News

To-date, CUE’s program has only included classroom-ready robot drones, but it is now expanding to add Touchjet as a partner, because they believe the interactive touch technology will enhance collaborative learning. Digital Learning and Tools News

Build Your Own Student Tech Team! – Student Chrome Squad (Part 3)

Shake Up Learning

– Student Chrome Squad (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As a Digital Learning Specialist for Royse City ISD, Cody gets the privilege to help teachers navigate instruction in a digital age; specifically, how to incorporate digital tools to positively impact learning.

How to Create a Safe 1:1 Learning Environment

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Sure, you might have a larger student population, and you could be separated by hundreds, if not thousands, of miles, but you both are looking for new ways to create digital learning environments that facilitate critical thinking, creativity and collaboration.

Aerohive releases connected learning app for student engagement

eSchool News

HiveSchool is Aerohive’s latest addition to its growing learning app portfolio. Aerohive Networks released a new connected learning application, HiveSchool, that helps K-12 teachers leverage technology in the classroom. Apps Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

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Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

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The post Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Below is a webinar that I gave on August 2, 2016, with Texthelp, the makers of Read & Write for Google and Fluency Tutor. Shake Up Learning 2016.

85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

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Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology. The board’s schools adopted Chromebooks and implemented the free Google Suite for Education platform as their foundation. Then, they layered on other applications, including the Hapara Suite of apps —Highlights, Dashboard and Workspace—to help students move from physical devices to the ultimate goal of enhanced and deeper learning.

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Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

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Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” The Perfect Storm In 2014, Beaverson PS passed a bond with significant amount dedicated to technology and by 2016, Beaverton had 32,000 Chromebooks and 10,000 iPads being used in the district.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

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They will mihi (welcome) you formally in Te Reo (Maori, New Zealand’s first language) and proceed to inform and charm you over 20 minutes via an interactive presentation about their competency in digital learning. Each of these young people is digitally fluent and has become so by following the same pedagogical approach of their peers in their neighbouring schools. weekly, for three years via micro finance to lease a Chromebook for their child.

I Like Computers?

Adam Welcome

Like I'm the one who started this digital revolution as a way to enhance the curriculum in school. You only need to facilitate the learning, exploration and discovery with kids! His entire crop is digitized, all the way down to his tractors and where he plants the seeds.

Announcing the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast!

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appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Laptops/desktops Chromebooks iPads Unsure/any of the above. Bring Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning to You! Email me at Kasey@ShakeUpLearning.com , or submit this PD request form to bring Shake Up Learning to your 2017 event.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

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For example, with technology we have engaged with BrightBytes ’ Technology and Learning module to measure the progress of our tech programs over time and get evidence to inform future initiatives. The foundational technology pieces – Chromebooks, internet, assessment platforms – are stabilized at most Oakland schools. So the next year, the district purchased 10,000 chromebook devices on wifi-enabled carts and rolled them out equitably across our 86 schools and 36,000 students.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

To promote reading, encourage digital learning and support literacy goals, OverDrive is partnering with award-winning publishers like Dawn Publications, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning and ABDO.

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Check out KQED Teach – FREE Platform to Help Teachers

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We love sharing FREE things for teachers and are thrilled to let you know about a NEWonline learning platform for teachers created by KQED – an NPR and PBS affiliate in Northern California.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Add concepts like blended and flipped learning to the equation and you come up with yet another to-do list item: Make sure students can actually use their devices when they aren’t physically on campus and within wi-fi range.