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Announcing the 2021 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

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We’re excited to announce the 2021 cohort of HP Teaching Fellows! The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning.

Meet Digital Promise’s New President and CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

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For more than 35 years, Jean-Claude Brizard has worked in education as a teacher, school leader, superintendent, chief executive, funder, and education advocate.

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How Does Artificial Intelligence Fit into the Future of Education?

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The term “artificial intelligence” (AI) is increasingly more familiar as we encounter it in our daily lives. Have you asked Siri or Alexa a question lately?)

Supporting Teachers in a Hybrid Learning Environment

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Do you remember that first-day-of-school excitement? Everything is placed neatly into your school bag, the classroom is beautifully made up, and all the seats and materials are ready to go for students.

The Ultimate Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process. Surface customer drop-off points and generate ideas to drive conversion.

Remaking the Future of Learning, One Community at a Time

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The mother I met on a May evening in 2019 at the Pittsburgh Youth Filmmakers premiere had never heard of the local student film program before that night.

Six Strategies for Equitable Education Systems

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How can school districts create more equitable opportunities and dismantle systemic barriers facing many students, families, and educators?

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Adding a Computational Boost to Your K-8 Lessons

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How can K-8 teachers integrate computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) into classrooms? Are there teacher-friendly examples and professional development to support such work?

How Can Communities Improve Writing Opportunities for Students of Color?

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Writing is a critical competency that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves at the middle and high school levels.

New Cohort Opportunity for Designing Powerful Learning Experiences

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In September, Digital Promise launched a series of events to support educators with continuing and growing maker learning opportunities that meet the needs of learners through distance learning and beyond.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

New iCoachTEAM Partnership Sets out to Improve Equity in Middle School Math

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Mathematics achievement is a national challenge, with persistent inequities across K-12 student subpopulations. Only 41 percent of fourth graders—and worse, 34 percent of eighth graders—are proficient in math.

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Computational Thinking in Preschool: What, Why, and How

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While computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) have received increasing attention over the past decade, CT integration in early learning settings is an emerging area of focus.

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Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

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There are challenges to teaching in highly uncertain pandemic times that no amount of planning can mitigate. Still, teachers are tirelessly putting in their best effort to make distance learning work for their students.

New BIPOC-Led Coalition to Address the Impact of Educational Inequities

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On Friday, January 22, the Biden-Harris Administration released an executive order calling for the development of interagency plans for safely reopening schools.

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.

Digital Promise Appoints Jean-Claude Brizard as New President and Chief Executive Officer

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Digital Promise’s board of directors has appointed Jean-Claude Brizard as its new president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective March 1. Brizard succeeds Karen Cator in the role and will assume day-to-day leadership of Digital Promise while also joining its board of directors.

How to Support Digital Literacy in Adult Learners

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The glare of a smartphone first thing in the morning is an all too familiar picture for many adults. Often our first instinct is to reach for the little device to help us navigate through our days: to provide a weather update, outline our calendars, give us a news rundown, and connect us with others.

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How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

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We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation.

What Teachers Need in the Era of COVID-19

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Unprecedented. This is the word that has been buzzing around our nation for months as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses, services, and entities have had to rethink how to operate, even reinventing themselves.

Wireless Projecting with Google Meet

Wireless projecting using Google Meet to replace the Google Cast for Education extension!

Are You Using Micro-Credentials in Rural Communities?

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Is your organization using or exploring the use of micro-credentials in rural industry, education, or training initiatives? Does your initiative promote social mobility for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous people impacted by poverty in rural communities? If so, we want to know about it!

RISE UP Coalition to Address the Compound Inequity Facing Black and Brown Students

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The ripple effects of historically inequitable institutions—from education to healthcare to housing and beyond—are resulting in severe and long-lasting impacts on our students and families of color.

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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.

How to Build Students’ Multiplicative Reasoning Skills

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Students’ conceptual understanding of multiplication involves much more than just repeated addition. It is quite common to teach multiplication through repeated addition such as 2+2+2+2+2=10 to learn 2×5=10. However, this way of teaching is only part of what multiplicative thinking involves.

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Develop A Feature-Rich App for Any Virtual Classroom

Building an e-learning platform? Download the solution brief to learn how you can create a customized, feature-rich, interactive classroom for an enhanced learning experience.

What You Should Know About Being A Black Male Educator

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According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Department of Education, only two percent of teachers are African American men, yet African American students make up at least 16 percent of the country’s student population.

New Micro-credentials Focus on Timely Topics for Distance Learning

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Micro-credentials allow educators to continue their professional learning on their own schedule, without having to leave their homes. This flexibility makes micro-credentials an ideal form of professional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edcamp Finds a New Home at Digital Promise

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Digital Promise is incredibly excited to welcome the Edcamp Foundation to our family of projects and programs. As we grew our partnership over the last several years, it became clear that the mission and vision of both organizations are incredibly aligned.

Introducing the Center for Inclusive Innovation

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As a Black woman working in the education sector, I sometimes wonder how I made it through the education system, considering the odds that are stacked so high against a Black child in the United States. I have to look no farther than my ancestors, grandparents, and parents for the answer.

8 Reasons to Invest in a New Student Information System

If your school’s SIS has limited functions, only works on campus or breaks down more than you would like, it might time to invest in a new one.

Feeding a Science Education Revolution: Micro-credentials for OpenSciEd Facilitators

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It seems simple. We just need two things: great instructional materials designed for the latest research in science education, and transformative professional learning to advance instructional practice and get the most out of the materials.

Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

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With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closing schools across the country, districts are scrambling for ways to teach children who might be home until the end of summer. Moving instruction online and preparing teachers to use technology in their teaching is a massive undertaking.

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How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

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As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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A New Approach to Bring Computational Thinking to More Students

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How can schools address the lack of diversity in computing education and related careers? One path is to make computational thinking (CT) learning opportunities more readily available to students, especially in the early grades.

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.