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State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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Now education decision makers across America can see detailed reviews compiled in multiple states, to facilitate the evaluation and purchase of print and digital materials for students and teachers. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. Fruth describes this new data access landscape as a teeter-totter effect.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

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These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

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Since President Obama’s ConnectED announcement in 2013 in Mooresville, NC , there has been more than $10 billion committed as part of the five-year program to transform American education. These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” Professional Learning.

Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

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Maine is lucky in that we have both the Maine Learning Technology Initiative ( MLTI ) and NetworkMaine. Both have helped close the Digital Access Divide for Maine’s schools. We’re trying to start by defining what we mean by learning through technology.

Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

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When we started thinking about how to support schools working to close the Digital Learning Gap , we knew we wanted school leaders to feel just as confident and prepared as athletes ready for a race. Read this : “Words Matter: Let’s Talk about Learning, not Technology”.

Going to a Tech Conference? Make Sure to Focus on What Matters.

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Educators often go to professional development events, including technology conferences for a variety of reasons. For some, it is a rare opportunity to learn the latest in education and technology. Is the software accessible on any device, operating system or browser?

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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Leveraging the Cloud to Address District Challenges

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An IT leadership survey from cosn.org lists the top three IT priorities in K-12 education as cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity, data security, and budgets. The cloud is commonly used for offsite backup, which provides easy access to backup data wherever needed.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

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Starting from the early days of online education tools, teachers have been downloading their favorites and sharing them with students. This can cause several issues from inequity in how students are taught to network issues as teachers access their personal playlists.

Tuesday and Wednesday - Big Kickoff Days for Connected Educator Month!

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Click on the links below to get access to more detailed event descriptions, panelist bios, sign up/registration, and access to the rooms… Secretary Duncan’s CEM Kickoff, October 1, 2:00 PM ET. How to get to the ultimate goal of connected education: collaboration to move the field forward. What are the latest innovations in these two education pillars, what are their overlaps and reinforcements, and what do these fields have to offer each other?

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

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Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. When acquiring digital instructional materials, the cost associated with access to broadband and devices is a pivotal factor.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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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.

Look Into the Future Ready

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Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Mentoring Other Districts and Helping Them Transition to Digital Learning.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

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Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Even in states that don’t have statewide instructional materials adoptions, the departments of education must provide schools and districts with vision, guidance, and support.

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Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. The recommendations are finalized by the state board of education.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. "This is what education is going to look like.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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now live in poverty, a mark hit in 2013 for the first time in 50 years, according to the Southern Education Foundation. It may seem like the deck is stacked against schools that predominantly educate low-income populations. Connecting Every Student to Personalized Learning.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Educators can use the assessment data to identify students’ SEL strengths and areas in which they may need additional support. Classworks also launched three new professional learning options for customers, including Smartguide, Kickstart, Connect, and Navigator.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Then, they submit their findings to the state department of education for review, where the process starts again. One key element in most of the initiatives, including Florida and Nevada’s new approach, is professional development.

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Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

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This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students. Young children desperately need social interaction and meaningful conversation with their parents and educators.

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. Recent research is fueling debate about the role that digital media may play in strengthening educational opportunities for all students. Young children desperately need social interaction and meaningful conversation with their parents and educators.