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5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

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“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Partnerships such as these are critical as we work together to achieve that reality.” ” – Karen Cator, CEO, Digital Promise.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

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In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

How to Let Students Guide Science Learning with Challenge Based Learning

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Science teachers juggle myriad responsibilities—fostering inquiry skills, addressing state instructional standards, supporting math and literacy, and the list goes on.

How Instructional Coaching Can Impact a School Community

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The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country. In our new video below, educators from San Ysidro Middle School in San Diego share how the DLP benefits both teachers and students in their school.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

4 Ways Parents Use Media to Support Learning for Toddlers

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When my son Avi was about 18 months old, one of his favorite tricks was to reach into my pocket while roaring like a tiger. This was his way of asking me to play Daniel Tiger videos on my phone.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

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In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”.

How Parents, Teachers, and the General Public View Learner Variability

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At least 75 percent of public school parents, teachers, and the American public believe most students are capable of reaching high levels of educational achievement, according to a survey conducted by Langer Research Associates of New York for Digital Promise Global’s Learner Variability Project.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

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Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

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When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Celebrating Standouts in Verizon Innovative Learning schools

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To highlight some of the standout programs and great work that has taken place at Verizon Innovative Learning schools across the country over the course of the 2018-19 school year, we’re excited to announce the initiative’s annual Schools of Excellence Award winners.

Foster Social-Emotional Learning through Making

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In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort. This cohort program is dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region.

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

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Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world.

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My Story, Our Impact: How BakerRipley Connects Families to Opportunities

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Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative is thrilled to launch a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

What You Need to Know About Micro-credentials Open Badges

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Micro-credentials provide educators with recognition for the skills they develop throughout their careers. Earners receive a shareable digital badge that enhances their resume and validates their unique skills.

Strengthening Digital Literacy Skills in Michigan with Facebook

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Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation.

How Childhood Experiences Contribute to the Education-Health Link

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This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The interconnection between education and health is well established. Take, for example, smoking. Smoking continues to be the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.

Innovation Portfolios Offer Fresh Ideas, Told by District Leaders

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We at Digital Promise recently launched Innovation Portfolios , rich multimedia accounts of the innovation happening within school districts, authored by district leaders themselves, to widely share ideas and best practices.

Key Elements for Successful eLearning Projects

Discover how this rapid development process creates engaging, custom learning solutions on a timeline that works for you, why a strong learning culture is important, and how to showcase your Return on Learning (ROL) using data to tell the story.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Instead, we tend to excuse inadequate or unsavory outcomes as necessary growing pains in the pursuit of “innovation.”

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How Instructional Coaching is Changing the Culture in a New York City School

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The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country.

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Rethink How Teachers Advance their Careers with Micro-credentials

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In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”.

Celebrating the Future of Learning, One Region at a Time

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Educators, businesses, and researchers agree: today’s students require a new set of skills to thrive as productive citizens.

Teachers’ Guide to Plagiarism

This article provides teachers with a step-by-step guide on how to handle plagiarism in the classroom: it examines the definition of the term "plagiarism" and its types with examples, describes common reasons students plagiarize, and provides tips for teachers to detect and prevent plagiarism among students.

Solving Challenges for Deeper Learning in Science

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In traditional science classrooms, students are often presented with facts and definitions to memorize, or they are asked to follow a predetermined set of instructions to complete a lab activity.

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

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Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources.

Creative Coding Across the K-12 Curriculum

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As a former classroom teacher, I understand the feeling of wanting to be the teacher who introduces her students to computer science (CS) and coding. How incredible would it be to pique students’ interest in what could become a new passion or even a future profession? But where would I start?

How to Create Authentic Connections for Learners with Virtual Exchange

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When students participate in learning experiences where they can engage with authentic audiences and purposes , they see that their academic work has meaning beyond the walls of the classroom.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Remembering Ned Kirsch

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We are devastated to share the news that our dear friend Ned Kirsch, superintendent of Franklin West Supervisory Union, has passed away suddenly.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

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Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. Norm Lane was a brilliant behavioral scientist who was commissioned as a Navy Aerospace Experimental Psychologist in 1963 and had retired when I first met him in 1994.

Designing Learning That Inspires Global Changemakers

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In this third post in our series on authentic learning with virtual exchange , HP Teaching Fellow Tiffany Correa shares how students used Skype to connect to a teacher in Bangladesh. Educators must fully immerse our young leaders of tomorrow in authentic , meaningful connections.

How Instructional Coaching Benefited a Pennsylvania School District

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The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) utilizes coaching for classroom teachers to increase impactful use of technology in select schools across the country.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

Discover the Latest In Learning on the Research Map

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Do you wonder how learning works? Are you looking to design learning environments to support a range of learners? The Digital Promise Research Map can help.