The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due: the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic and, while not perfect, is much improved. Blog Research Insights EdNext equity online learning research school reformI 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. Here is what savvy readers should know about this year's findings.

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due : the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic – including 4 items on ‘digital learning’ this year (2 answered by the full sample and 2 split A/B questions asked of half of the sample each) – and while not perfect is much improved. Yet, teachers appear skeptical of the effect of more technology use during class time on high school student learning.

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Efficacy in Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

However, when we began moving forward with our digital transformation one particular superintendent asked me point blank what evidence I had that actually supported our claims that new equated to better. As a supporter of the purposeful use of technology and innovative practices, I had to illustrate how effective these strategies were at improving learning. How are we making learning relevant for our students? For more on authorship learning click HERE.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning.

2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award

eSchool News

The DLIAward competition recognizes exemplary higher education faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing student success through the adoption of digital courseware in undergraduate programs. Education Grants - Deadline digital digital learning Education higher education innovation learning student

Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others. Below are additional websites to discover CC licensed and public domain content your learners can remix in their own digital projects.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. These truisms are valid for the flowers and the fruit trees and also for the fragrant pollination of ideas happening at the digital water coolers satiating the learning thirst of digital scholars tap tap tapping at keys and pressing send on their smartphones. Best practices for hashtag maintenance and open learning.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. Getting students to inspect what they read habitually is one of the key topics in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions.

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video. People enjoy learning from others who walk them through the process. Plus, students can learn from a multitude of subject matter experts worldwide. If you’d like to get your students to create their own video walkthroughs or tutorials then check out my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions.

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How to Increase Confidence About Digital Learning in Schools

EdTech Magazine

By Laura Williams Ray Technology can make teachers’ lives easier, but only if they feel capable of using it effectively. Innovation Leadership Management

How Digital Learning Coaching is Changing School Culture

Digital Promise

Seeking to increase educational equity and powerful use of technology through digital learning coaching, Digital Promise launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) in 2017, with generous support from Google. Learning something new involves risk—and the possibility of making mistakes. Principals report that the DLP pushed them to model risk-taking, experimentation, and continuous learning within their schools.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Teaching others is one of the most powerful ways to learn and the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out this awesome graphic by Tony Vincent to learn more! You have so many possibilities from digital storytelling to flipping the classroom to creating how-to videos.

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15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Audio Projects for Digital Learners from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. “Thoughts need words. Words need a voice.” ” – Sharon M. Draper.

How to Create a Click and Learn Digital Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Well you can take the same concept and create your own digital version of an advent calendar. Tis the season to inspire active learning with a click and learn digital countdown calendar! In your digital calendar, you will present a nugget of learning, each day as a gift! Award a digital badge for each task as an added bonus! Create a Digital Calendar.

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E-rate Sparks Low-Cost Connectivity, Better Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Once schools receive E-rate funding, innovating learning can develop. Access Points Classroom Digital Content Funding Management Networking Personalized Learning

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Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

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. In my last blog post, Curation for Digital Learning , I detailed the reasons why schools and districts should engage in content curation to facilitate digital learning.

10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the first steps for participating in any social network or online community is creating a digital image of ourselves, an avatar. It is important we get our students to create digital avatars and reflect on their digital identities. I discuss this in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.) Put simply, learning taxonomies help us think about how learning happens. The post 126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing

Teacher Reboot Camp

The drawing comes to life, often with funny voices, and expresses what they’ve learned. Seems like nonsense but trust me it’ll get your students laughing and having fun, while learning! Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out my Digital Click and Learn December Calendar with more posts like these full of resources to celebrate the holidays digitally!

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8 Web Tools for Creating Multimedia Timelines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out my Digital Click and Learn December Calendar with more posts like these full of resources to celebrate the holidays digitally! Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar December digital calendar holidays New Years timelines

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30 Apps to Spread and Enjoy Some Holiday Cheer

Teacher Reboot Camp

To motivate them tie their learning into activities where they get to send some holiday cheer or celebrate the holidays. You can tie reading, writing, and digital skills to any of these activities. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Create digital cookbooks, journals, or digital stories as gifts with Book Creator (iOS/Android), Buncee (Web/iOS), and Storykit (iOS).

8 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Animated Character Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Not only do students learn how to write a script, but they also have to think about the props, music, background, and other elements. This is an important skill needed for our digital producers. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out my Digital Click and Learn December Calendar with more posts like these full of resources to celebrate the holidays digitally!

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8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. These web tools can be used to complete the Mission: Seek and Preserve the Truth in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions. This post is part of my Digital Click and Learn Calendar. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Also, discover web tools and apps students can use to create their own digital writing prompts for their peers. Include any of these prompts in a digital click and learn calendar , such as the one at the end of this post. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Holiday Digital Prompts. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Likewise, as teachers design digital learning experiences based on their students’ personal strengths and interests, they need to search for the “just right” instructional resources to meet their students’ varied needs. Teachers are now engaged in a time-intensive daily process of designing digital instruction from resources they find on the Internet. How are those resources being used to engage student learning?

9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Check out my Digital Click and Learn December Calendar with more posts like these full of resources to celebrate the holidays digitally! Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar parent engagement parent teacher communication parents and social media

15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums. This is why the first mission in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , has students create video game walkthroughs for their peers. We can push the learning to a whole ‘nother level by getting students to design learning games for their peers. Digital Game Creators.

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SETDA Highlights from 2017

SETDA Says

2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology. SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Below are highlights from the work of 2017. Advocacy With a new federal administration in 2017, […].

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. You can learn more about the Dynamic Learning Project here.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

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. Digital Curriculum and Tools. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources). Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up.

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A new tool for putting the learning in digital learning

The Christensen Institute

Today marks the sixth annual Digital Learning Day. It’s a day to step back and look at the enormous progress and promise that technology brings to instruction and to look ahead at where digital learning stands to grow. Like the light bulb, building a successful blended-learning environment for students is a process of innovation, not an event. Over time, digital learning came to include more than just stand-alone online courses.

Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

Edsurge

Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift, but our EdSurge Loop members have been exchanging digital gifts since the networking experiment started just over a year ago. Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? adaptive learning.

11 Comic Creation Web Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students enjoy learning with comics and creating them. Comics help students visualize their learning. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Digital Game Creators. Book Creator –(iOS/Android) templates to create digital comic books and graphic novels. Check out my Digital Click and Learn December Calendar with more posts like these full of resources to celebrate the holidays digitally!

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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. 5th Graders writing in Google Docs and uploading to www.turnitin.com 1st Graders learning about Digital Citizenship with visitors observing Math Interventionist sharing about Moby Max 2nd Graders doing creative writing in www.storybird.com 5th Grade Paperless Math Classroom.