Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018. Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptopsTech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there.

Digital Learning in Action: TECH 2018 Showcase

Education Superhighway

If you have any doubts that digital learning is transforming education, look no further than these presentations from students at Illinois’ TECH 2018 event this year: Robots in the Art Room. Student Showcases at TECH 2018. Digital Learning

Digital Learning Day with Book Creator and EdTechTeacher

EdTechTeacher

We are excited to be apart of Digital Learning Day , an annual event organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This free webinar is focused on how Book Creator can support learning on the iPad and Chromebooks.

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.

Nurturing digital learning at school

FETC Converge

Now director of digital learning and innovation for Milford Public Schools, he is overseeing implementation of the district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program in grades 3 through 12. Uncategorized 1:1 digital learning FETC

One MDM Dashboard, 10 Reasons to Use It

Kajeet

This “ Student Tech Devices in the Classroom ” infographic shows 31 percent use Chromebooks, 26 percent use iPads, and other types of devices are also used by schools. Digital Learning Technology Insight MDMDevices in the classroom are becoming as common as pencil and paper once were, with 79 percent of educators, in a recent survey, reporting daily student device usage in class. And it is a myriad of devices.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Jon Corippo on episode 375 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s Google Certification courses are open for enrollment from May 28 until June 10, 2018. Date: May 29, 2018.

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How Digital Learning Has Changed the Game for 3 School Districts

Education Superhighway

In the past few years, concerted efforts like E-rate modernization and various statewide initiatives have helped bring digital learning opportunities to students across the nation. Digital Learning

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

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For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

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

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The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

When making the switch to a modern learning environment, it can be easy for K–12 schools to get distracted by the impressive array of new education technology and lose sight of the reason to adopt these tools in the first place: to improve student outcomes.

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Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Last January, PCSD installed GoGuardian Admin on its Chromebooks , which the district provides for 11,600 students in its 18 schools. .

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The learning experience is different in schools that assign laptops, a survey finds

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation. Today, we have a gigabit wireless network deployed at our elementary, middle and high schools , and starting this fall, we expect to have deployed more than 3,000 Chromebooks to our students, teachers and administrators. Given today’s realities, going digital was the clear choice. We now view promoting the digital classroom as a way to attract young families and tech-savvy teachers into our community.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

Content, patience and a plan: How to launch an instructional technology strategy

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FREE Webinar | September 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM EDT Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

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One School District’s Simple Solution to the Homework Gap? Local Businesses

Edsurge

They had Chromebooks, but no connection. Students who are able to access digital learning at school, but not at home, are part of what is known as the “homework gap,” and it affects an estimated 12 million students in the U.S. When Winterset Community Schools launched its one-to-one device program, staff celebrated the milestone. They felt they were a step closer to leveling the playing field for students. Then the other shoe dropped.

Why classrooms can’t go blended without going digital

The Christensen Institute

Today, February 22, is Digital Learning Day , which highlights instructional practices that effectively use technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience as well as the educators and school leaders that are working to improve student outcomes. Digital learning is also a very important part of our blended learning model. Student-led digital learning for blended success. This can be a school, learning center, or computer lab.

Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

Edsurge

One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. The program uses school resources to purchase Google Chromebooks for students in rural areas (as the name implies) and couples that with a blended learning strategy in the classroom. Fewer students meant that the roll outs would be simpler and district leaders could learn from any missteps before scaling up the program at larger schools.

"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

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Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

Our district uses a wide variety of technology—MAC, PC, iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, cell phones—which can be a challenge for IT departments and teachers. This is important because when students can engage with information—through conversation, projects or hands-on activities—followed up by reflection, they construct learning. Instead, the online digital curriculum is located in one place.

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How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

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Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

After deliberation, they determined their goal was to shift to smaller, more personalized learning. . Other organizations, such as the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and the State Educational Technology Directors Association , are collaborating to provide districts with guides to determine what strategies work best for them. 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:27.

State Contract Win Brings Impero Software’s Multi-device Remote Monitoring and Management Solution to New York Schools

techlearning

The software provides a combination of simple classroom control tools, student safety features and network administration tools to help New York schools deliver effective digital learning environments. Austin, TX, Oct.

Leadership Roundtable: Digital Equity

techlearning

The focus of the roundtable was to share strategies for addressing digital equity in their districts, specifically what has worked best for districts as they seek to close the equity gap for gender, economics, and diverse student communities.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Extends Partnership with Discovery Education to Maximize  Education Technology

techlearning

September 4, 2018) - Illinois’ (U-46) today announced it is expanding its collaboration with , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Silver Spring, Md.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software

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It is compatible across Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OSX and iOS. Schools can also use this insight to identify localized trends and issues in order to support teaching digital citizenship to Illinois students. Austin, TX, Sept.

T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

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The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. edtech Conference Blended Learning Leadership TL Advisor Blog

Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Districtwide Movement to 1:1 Learning

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- Unparalleled Blend of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Power School System’s Movement to More Personalized Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 A four-year replacement cycle will be set up for Guilderland’s Chromebooks.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Expands Collaboration with Discovery Education to Maximize Investment in Educational Technology

techlearning

September 4, 2018) - Illinois’ (U-46) today announced it is expanding its collaboration with , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Silver Spring, Md.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “ Online Program Management : Spring 2018 view of the market landscape.” Chalkbeat on NAEP : “The national test of students’ progress has gone digital. My kids gonna learn today ?? pic.twitter.com/whrNiJZMVE — adam.the.creator (@AdamPadilla) March 26, 2018. ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.”

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