Digital Learning Day

Education Elements

The computers, however, were pushed to the side and if I remember correctly of the 20 only half of them had fully functioning keyboards, only a few of them turned, on and none of them had any sort of digital content nor were any connected to the internet.

Explore Dozens of Resources for Digital Learning Day 2016!

EmergingEdTech

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.

The 2016 Student Technology Conference

The CoolCatTeacher

Applause from me to the lovely organizers of the 2016 Student Technology Conference. I’ve realized how great our digital model was for the conference because the barriers to entry didn’t exist on such a rigid level.”

MLTI Fall 2016 Update Notes

More Verbs

Here are notes and useful links related to the DOE MLTI Update for Fall 2016. We are excited to have added Amanda Nguyen and Sean Malone to the Learning Through Technology Team. Each is a Maine native, a veteran educator, and a leader in learning technology. on Learning.

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Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

Keep the Focus on the Learning on Digital Learning Day

Voyager Sopris Learning

For those of us who have been around for a while, Digital Learning Day (or DLDay), happening February 17, has special significance. Blended learning is a great example.

A Resource-Packed Guide on How Digital Learning Can Connect Youth to Opportunity

Edsurge

When kids first join the Maker Foundations program at Digital Harbor Foundation , a technology-focused out-of-school organization in Baltimore, they are given a pile of everyday items such as an electric toothbrush, a plastic cup, a few markers and some rubber bands. DreamYard Maker Jam, 2016.

MLTI Fall 2016 Update Notes

More Verbs

Here are notes and useful links related to the DOE MLTI Update for Fall 2016. We are excited to have added Amanda Nguyen and Sean Malone to the Learning Through Technology Team. Each is a Maine native, a veteran educator, and a leader in learning technology. As Digital Learning Specialists Amanda and Sean will be involved with designing and implementing our programs, with tech support to schools, and with professional development. on Learning.

Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

Edutopia

Ashley Cronin Technology Integration The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long

Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom

eSchool News

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. Digital Learning and Tools IT Newsletter News Web 2.0

Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016

SETDA Says

Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of. Digital Content Digital Learning E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy 2015 digital content digital learning leadership personalized learning policy procurement roadmap

Reality Checks of Digital Learning

RafranzDavis.com

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.

In the News…2016

Tom Murray

ISTE Identifies 7 Traits of Digital Learners, Center for Digital Education, Link. Digital Equity: The Road Ahead, Digital Learning Day Live! 4 Traits Schools with Successful Digital Learning Opportunities Possess, Center for Digital Education , Link. What’s Hot, What’s Not in 2016?, Future Rooms: The Intelligent Use of Space, Tech & Learning Magazine , Link. March.

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons. Blog Research Insights EdNext equity online learning research school reformCredit where it is due: the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic and, while not perfect, is much improved. Here is what savvy readers should know about this year's findings.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Therefore, when I told them about digital learning day I didn't ask for anything special to happen, I just asked them to allow visitors when they normally used technology in the classrooms. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integration

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons, including sloppiness in reporting, bias, and lack of relevance to education policy and practice considerations. Yet, teachers appear skeptical of the effect of more technology use during class time on high school student learning. One can only hope that research on online learning quality is attended to in those debates.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

Edsurge

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. 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. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning

EdTechTeacher

Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools! Too often, educators project their own learning habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital contexts. Beth Holland Blog Digital LearningBy Beth Holland.

Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

eSchool News

Tennessee’s Wilson County Schools and Discovery Education announced a new six-year partnership supporting the creation of authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. Digital Learning and Tools News

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

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.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

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.

6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital Learning Portfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

November 22 , 2016 Over the last few years we have reviewed several educational web tools and mobile apps that allow students to create and share digital portfolios. In today’s post we are.read more. Portfolio tools

Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. This program encourages teacher. read more.

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what the year brought us. Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1. Superintendents: Relentlessly Communicate Your Digital Vision. As you embark on a digital transition, use the communication tools you already have to provide a framework for the transition and make answers to questions easily available to all stakeholders.

Inside Our Digital Learning Implementation Phase 2

RafranzDavis.com

In my school district, our professional and digital learning department is barely around 7 months old. We held professional development for teachers and shared learning via twitter and blogs. Minecraft Teach and Learn (with students and teachers).

Connected Classrooms Preparing for Huge Gains in 2016

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Important developments in four key technology areas could bring digital learning to more K-12 classrooms in the coming year. Mobile Application Management Mobile Device Management Mobility

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Presenting on next generation digital learning environments

Mark Smithers

In October I will be giving a short presentation on the work we’ve been doing on next generation digital learning environments at the RMIT University Learning and Teaching Conference. next generation learning environments communities of practice digital habitats

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. This was in 2014 when digital learning was still a growing trend and the daily challenges ranged from frozen screens and lost passwords to content filtering, and more. On this Digital Learning Day, I look back with a smile at the growing pains as well as the growth in student engagement and outcomes.

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The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning

EdTechTeacher

Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools! Too often, educators project their own learning habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital contexts. Beth Holland Blog #masscue18 Digital Notetaking OneNote

3 major ways to boost basic data literacy in K-6

eSchool News

Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools NewsA new report outlines the need for K-16 students to develop key data literacy skills.

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Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

Edsurge

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.

ESSA: State Leaders Take Action in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December coupled with the release of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) strives to push America’s. Digital Learning ED Policy Professional Learningread more.

Learn How Managed Wi-Fi Improves Digital Learning

techlearning

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

Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

This poses some good news for students, as transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that provide relevance, value, and tangible skills in an unpredictable world. Any leader who has gone through a successful digital transformation realizes this.

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Designing a next generation digital learning environment

Mark Smithers

This presentation was given at the RMIT University Learning and Teaching Conference 2016 held on the 24th and 25th of October in Melbourne. The presentation describes some of the key concepts involved in designing and creating a next generation digital learning environment. This video was first posted on the DLDSC blog [link]. Once you start the video you can navigate the interactive transcript below to skip to the parts that you think might be vaguely interesting.

6 steps to transition to digital

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech collaboration communication digital learning ditch that homework edtech educational technology feedback paperless classroomThe “paperless classroom” is a buzzword that flies around education and edtech discussions a lot. It’s for good reason, too.

The Future of Digital Learning in Tennessee and Beyond

Fractus Learning

With the widespread introduction of laptops and tablets into the classroom, the digitization of primary education is rapidly expanding across the United States, making access to quality education materials easier and more flexible than ever before.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. What are her expectations and those of her family for her learning?

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

In the marketplace: Digital learning, NGSS resources, IT partnerships, and more

eSchool News

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.