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Becoming a Teacher Leader With Micro-credentials

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As a classroom teacher, I have always kept a bright orange poster on display that asks students two critical questions: Do you know it? Can you show it? If a student can answer a resounding YES to both questions, that student is able to make progress as a learner.

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As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy.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.

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Announcing the 2020 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

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We’re excited to announce the 2020 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.

The Power of Listening: Remake Learning Days Across America

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There is true power in listening—listening not just to hear, but to understand. This kind of listening has been a pivotal part of how Digital Promise, our partners, and educators across the country have been working to accelerate innovation in education, working with and not just for communities.

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.

New Resource Highlights Micro-credential Policies Across States

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Micro-credentials are gaining ground as a form of professional learning for educators. Interest in micro-credentials continues to increase as more schools, districts, and states launch pilots to learn more about successful micro-credential implementation.

Prioritizing The Most Urgent Education Challenges

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Which education challenges are schools and districts prioritizing? Over the past two years, Digital Promise has engaged in a rigorous research process to surface common challenges being tackled in public schools around the country.

Immersive Storytelling for Global Understanding

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In celebration of International Education Week (IEW) , we are highlighting the work of educator Eckardt Kreye who uses MY World 360? to facilitate collaborative international exchanges between his students in Germany and students in Kenya. Sustainable development is how we can survive on this planet.

How Can Technology Coaches and Content Coaches Work Together?

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As classroom coaching grows rapidly as a form of teacher professional development, districts are increasingly outfitting schools with not just one, but multiple coaches, with each playing a different role.

Youth-Created 360? Films at the United Nations General Assembly

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Today, leading up to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, we’re thrilled to announce the third MY World 360° playlist—a collection of youth-produced immersive stories from around the world that spotlight issues most relevant to young people and their communities.

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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.

Anyone Can Be an Artist with Technology

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Hammocks MS student’s award-winning holiday card.

Research-backed Success with Social-Emotional Learning

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How do you measure success in the classroom? Is it through grades and test scores, or something more like social-emotional learning? At El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) in southern California, we view our district as highly successful in many ways.

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

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As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. The U.S.

Rethinking Teacher Candidate Training with Micro-credentials

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The College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida strives to be at the forefront of innovation in teacher training and development. We know a key component of that is constant collaboration with our many district partners.

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.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

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“Polk County is one of the counties you don’t think about very much,” said Nakia , a student at Chilhowee Middle School in Benton, Tennessee, a small rural town of fewer than 2,000 people. “We’d

Co-designing Powerful Innovations with Teachers and Families

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How Belonging and Productive Struggle Can Motivate Students in Math

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While parts of the education system have incorporated tailored methods to keep students engaged, mathematics is often still taught in traditional, non-differentiated ways. For example, many math lessons focus on teaching the one correct path to reach the one right answer to a problem.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

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Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation.

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.

Trailblazing the Path to Media Literacy Certification with Micro-credentials

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To thrive as content consumers and creators in an information age, media literacy is an essential skill set for both students and teachers. And the reality is that, from “fake news” to “deepfakes,” keeping up with the latest online apps, trends, and issues is an ongoing, ever-changing challenge.

Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

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It’s the way of today’s world and a constant in education. Just when I wrap my tired teacher brain around a technology tool or web-based program to pair with my pedagogy, one of three things happens: The tech shuts down; The vendor starts asking for money; or.

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This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

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Last week, Digital Promise co-hosted the EdSurge Fusion conference. As part of the opening session, I wanted to show examples of what it looks like when students use technology in powerful ways.

How to Create Powerful Intergenerational Learning Experiences

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Intergenerational learning brings together people of all ages in mutually beneficial learning experiences. It also provides an opportunity for young students have an authentic audience.

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The Ultimate 12 Step Guide For Choosing The Perfect Learning Management System

Picking the wrong LMS can cost you. Don’t settle for a disconnected, hard-to-use, expensive system that doesn’t meet your needs. Follow these 12 steps crafted by Lambda Solutions' LMS experts, and find your perfect eLearning solution!

How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

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We all want to help students learn. When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. This is especially critical for students who are not being served by current instruction.

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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.”.

Paving the Way for Computational Thinking in Rural Communities

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While there has been considerable focus on developing K-12 computational thinking pathways in major U.S. cities over the past five years, too often rural school districts receive considerably less attention on the national landscape.

Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

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One of my favorite memes on the Internet displays a picture of Abraham Lincoln and a quote, attributed to him, that says, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” It’s a clever jab at a challenge we all face: differentiating fact from fiction. Source: [link].

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Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

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.

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.

Introducing the Challenge Based Science Learning Toolkit

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3 Great Resources To Close The Adult Literacy Gap

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Adult education providers encounter a variety of challenges related to closing digital literacy gaps. In the U.S., an estimated 36 million adults struggle with basic math, language, and digital literacy skills needed to find well-paying jobs and navigate public and social systems.

EdTech at School

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