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Blending learning from the top down or the ground up?

The Christensen Institute

As more states gear up for online testing regimes, state agencies and advocacy groups are flocking to support digital infrastructure and learning. million in grant money to 47 Georgia school districts in order to provide high-speed broadband access and to strengthen blended learning in the state. These are encouraging signals that states are getting serious about investing in laying the foundation for next generation learning models.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. A counterpoint to these figures, is also the finding that 70% of teachers assign homework requiring broadband access.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

On the one hand, we know that most students bring a mini-supercomputer to school every day, a device with vast potential for learning. On the other hand, just how and even if smartphones might help students learn remains a troubling question. Digital Education K-12 News

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

We learned a lot. Here are 10 of the NEO Blog’s best posts from the third year of its existence: 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide. So take a look at this process of bridging the digital divide, using a step-by-step model.

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Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

The post Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers appeared first on Shake Up Learning. As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

One of the mantras of that dream – the idea that economic success is possible if not inevitable – involves the necessity of education. “Education can be the difference, that education can save lives, that education can put folks on a path to opportunity,” Secretary of Education John B. As economic inequality has grown, so has schooling: “United States citizens are more educated than they ever have been. Digital polarization.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo. ” Via Education Week : “ Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo.” Via The Washington Post : “Influential conservative group: Trump, DeVos should dismantle Education Department and bring God into classrooms.” The list says a lot about his education priorities.” Education in the Courts.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. ” Via The Chicago Sun Times : “A private foundation started by the late Walmart mogul Sam Walton and his wife has contributed heavily to the Illinois State Charter School Commission and to two charter operators whose schools the state agency has blocked the Chicago Board of Education from closing over poor student performance , records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show.” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Gov.

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My Brother’s Keeper turns to tech

The Christensen Institute

Last week, President Obama announced that the My Brother’s Keeper initiative would be partnering with Sprint Corporation to bring tablets, smartphones, and four years of data service to students who lack internet access at home. Schools learned this lesson the hard way.

Ditching the Weekly Bell Schedule to Create Flexibility for At-Risk Students

Edsurge

They help me learn by using my hands,” he says. That’s one of the ways I learn best.” Taos Academy Charter School, which serves 225 students in grades 5-12, uses a blended learning model to improve student outcomes across diverse measures such as student achievement, career and college readiness, and graduation rate. In a state that consistently ranks near the bottom of most education inventories, our school’s high achievement results over time have drawn notice.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

During my time as a public school employee, I’d occasionally hear about educational organizations that were working to support schools in some capacity. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The organizations referenced in this post are also leaders in the field of educational technology. URL: www.christenseninstitute.org/education.

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We must not shut low-income students out of computer sciences

The Hechinger Report

I tell her about what I do and how my company addresses society’s need to educate citizens for millions of unfilled jobs — in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs, as well as jobs in computing. Related: New high score: Game based learning is a winner in college remedial math.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Accessible scholarship.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Accessible scholarship.

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98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

At the same time, the report cites the urgent need to close the digital divide for 2.3 million students across the nation who lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning.