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

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

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. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Protecting digital rights.

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.

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

“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?

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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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, […].

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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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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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 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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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.

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.

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

As teachers kick off the back-to-school season, we’d like to hear your thoughts about the role technology plays in your classrooms and how you empower your students to navigate digital learning. To get the conversation started, we asked three former teachers on our team about the benefits and challenges of digital learning, as well as the impact digital literacy can have on today’s students. What does Digital Learning mean to you?

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

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.

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.

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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“Our Kids Are Worth It”: How A Florida District Amplified its Digital Learning Opportunities

Education Superhighway

Both have had long careers at Brevard and have worked closely to implement technology into the schools’ digital learning programs. Overcoming Obstacles to Digital Access. Mr. Cheatham and Mr. Fitzgerald knew that in order to offer students the best possible digital learning opportunities on a long-term basis, they needed a broadband model that was “structured and load-balanced.”. In their view, Brevard has “been successful because of past lessons learned.”

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.

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