Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

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

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection. My Best Self (Social Emotional Learning). Digital Learning Collection.

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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.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children.

Prepping Your Students for Tech Success

Kajeet

K-12 education has always been about learning and growing; about helping school-age children understand the world they live in, and the myriad ways in which it works. Digital Learning Technology Insight

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

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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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

Digital Learning Day? How About Digital Teaching Day

EdTechTeam

February 22, 2018, marked the seventh annual Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of technology and innovative practices in student learning. Many teachers, myself included, incorporate digital learning strategies on a regular basis. To clarify – I teach elementary band and orchestra. The focus in my class is definitely on making music, but we use technology to enhance and personalize student learning.

Kindergarten Kindness Superheroes and the DNA of Kindergarteners

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Digital Learning

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs. In the digital age, using your voice has taken on a whole new meaning. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. The tech team at Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky offer what they call “tech snacks,” or bite-sized pieces of advice to help transform learning and teaching. Keller ISD Digital Learning Blog. Keller ISD Digital Learning.

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21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

Seeing that the world and education has changed (especially in the areas of technology, privacy, etc), I thought it might be a good time to rewrite the post before the start of the 2018 school year. The idea behind this challenge is see if you can figure out ways to make things more digital.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

Teacher Reboot Camp

The video lead to powerful sharing and discussions with my elementary students about trash talking and bullying online. Cool School Game – For elementary students. This is one of the student digital missions in my book.

14 Ways Students Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Teacher Reboot Camp

However, you can also inspire students to learn grammar, math, geography, science, and more with the 14 Valentine’s Day inspired activities below. I’ve also included a global project for learners to connect with peers worldwide and learn about their culture.

1st Grade digital PBL: Does it work?

Neo LMS

Project-based learning , as we have often examined in this blog, is a powerful way to not only impart information, by exploration, but has the added advantage of stimulating and developing a range of other skills and habits such as communication, creativity, curiosity, confidence and collaboration.

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

techlearning

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.

Why gamification works [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning.

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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Discovery Education Adds Dynamic New Content to Digital Services

techlearning

Discovery Education announced today it has added a variety of new digital assets to its supplemental and digital textbook services. Digital Learning curriculum Ed Tech Ticker News edtech

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A Key Ingredient for Personalized Learning

Education Superhighway

One of the biggest trends in education today is personalized learning where students have some control over how they learn. This is thanks to the Category 2 funding available via E-rate as mentioned in our newly released report, Expanding Digital Learning to Every Classroom, Every Day.

Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

and students are thriving under innovative initiatives that include blended learning, tech-rich classrooms, and exposure to hope and opportunities for lifelong success. Gray shared their uphill path to success at the 2018 T&L Phoenix Leadership Summit.

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Shaping K-12 Learning Experiences with Online Mapping Activities

edWeb.net

In “ How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students ,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners.

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

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. K-12 News English language learners online learning Personalized Learning

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5 questions teachers should ask before investing their time and money in edtech

eSchool News

As someone who has dedicated her career to making the world a better place through the education of our children, I was excited to learn that tablets and computers are nearly commonplace in elementary school classrooms across the nation.

Helping Learners to be Kind Online and Offline

techlearning

The video lead to powerful sharing and discussions with my elementary students about trash talking and bullying online. Cool School Game – For elementary students. This is one of the student digital missions in my book. "There’s no such things as a small act of kindness.

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.

From Hotspots to School Bus Wi-Fi, Districts Seek Out Solutions to ‘Homework Gap’

Edsurge

Thus, there is a homework gap—the problem created when students who use digital learning in class can’t get online at home to finish up their schoolwork. Many schools are left with two options: keep moving forward with digital learning—and risk leaving some students behind—or keep homework assignments offline, holding back the students who might otherwise benefit from software and tools available on the internet. While most schools in the U.S.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

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.

5 Ways Curriculum and Technology Leads Can Better Work Together to Support Students

techlearning

However, in today’s educational world, we have so many new tools and resources to make learning engaging and fun for students that building curriculum CAN actually be fun and rewarding. Develop a collaborative process to ensure the integration of high quality digital content.

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.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Nebraska District Partners with Discovery Education to Create Dynamic STEM Learning Environments

techlearning

Nebraska’s Bellevue Public Schools(BPS) announced today a new partnership with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, focused on creating STEM learning opportunities across all 15 of the district’s elementary schools.

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

techlearning

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot.

SEL: A Leadership Roundtable

techlearning

School leaders discuss their district approaches to Social Emotional Learning. One component of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires school leaders to measure students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) in order to gauge school success.

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.

Department of Education Updates District Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Those who receive EIR funds are also required to do a third party evaluation on the learning methods that are being implemented using EIR funds. According to the department, the 60-day public comment period will open in April of 2018 and remain open until late June 2018.

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.