9 new digital learning resources from TCEA

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Here’s a sampling of new digital learning tools and innovations from edtech solution providers. BL Connect courses build upon educators’ past successes, connecting the dots between professional learning and everyday practice.

EdisonLearning Joins with Digital Learning Collaborative to Improve Online Education

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Online and blended learning have become powerful solutions to improve students’ access to a high-quality education, regardless of their life circumstances, socioeconomic status or zip code,” said Thom Jackson, President and CEO of EdisonLearning. “As

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Savvas Learning Company Teams Up with EveryoneOn to Provide Free WiFi to 100 Families to Support Digital Learning at Home

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Savvas enables teachers to better connect with students by helping to close the digital divide. EveryoneOn.org is a nonprofit that works to connect low-income families to affordable Internet service, computers, and other digital resources.

Automated Proctors Watch Students. Now Senators Are Watching These Companies.

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Companies offering proctoring tools that monitor students as they take online exams are now being watched themselves—by Democratic senators. Proctoring companies say they have seen usage skyrocket this year, although this has been accompanied by growing outcry.

Can a Hollywood-Backed VR Company Make Science Labs More Effective?

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The university is building the course material as part of a partnership with a VR entertainment company called Dreamscape Immersive, which is led by Walter Parkes, who produced Hollywood blockbusters including “Men in Black,” “Minority Report” and “Gladiator.”

Hardin County Schools is Leading Kentucky’s Transition to Dynamic Digital Learning Experiences for Science Instruction Through New Partnership with Discovery Education

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SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, February 24, 2022) —Kentucky’s Hardin County Schools (HCS) is taking a leadership role within the state through an innovative new partnership supporting science instruction with dynamic digital resources. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

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One Animation’s Oddbods Partners With Splashlearn’s Digital Learning Program – Reaching Over 40m Kids In The USA

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The massively popular digital learning program for reading and math, SplashLearn has benefited over 40 million children internationally. In 2021 alone it added 7 million new users and is currently accessed in over 150 countries, including the UK, Australia and India.

Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer Communities No-Cost Digital Learning Resources Supporting STEM Day Observances Nationwide

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Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) — Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances nationwide.

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

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The partnership will offer secondary students of all current and future EdisonLearning partners a wide variety of learning opportunities spanning several career pathways with courses ranging from eSports to Entrepreneurship. Learn more at [link]. Learn more at [link].

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

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Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! While many would say that you just can''t replace the feel of a good old fashioned book made of paper, and I still love my books - there is really no denying the fact that digital literacy has become a necessary skill for our young ones going forward. Recently I''ve made contact with a company called SNAP! as I''ve learned more about their product. Learning: Classroom Use With a product such as SNAP!,

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

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Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Flexibility— Material can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

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What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over. I honestly see accreditation becoming less important as digital education takes over.

Targeting ‘Inclusive Access’ Deals, College Bookstores Sue Textbook Publishers and Retailers

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At the heart of the case are so-called “inclusive access” programs. Cengage Learning Inc., Even if a student opts out of her institution's subscription plan, she may have trouble finding assigned digital resources and systems elsewhere.

EXO U, Clever partner for secure digital learning platform

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Clever’s single sign-on capabilities will provide educators and students easy access to EXO U’s operating-neutral platform. developer of the newly launched EXO U Digital Education Platform, announced a partnership agreement with Clever, Inc., a provider of secure single sign-on access for school-based learning software and student information systems. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

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an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Smith, who joined the company in November 2020. McGraw Hill today announced that it has acquired Kidaptive, Inc.,

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

When Colleges Sign ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Deals, Can Students and Professors Opt Out?

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When colleges sign deals with publishers to sell digital textbooks and homework systems directly to students, they’re required by federal regulations to offer those materials at discounted prices.

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

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Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. from Boeing and Discovery Education offers hands-on learning experiences for students in grades 6-12.

When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

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In late April, more than a month into COVID-induced school closures, Matt Goodwin, senior director of product management at Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, explained how the pandemic was upending his company’s development process. “We

Leading K-8 Educational Company Introduces Middle School Science Solution

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BrainPOP Science helps teachers inspire the next generation of scientific thinkers while navigating fundamental shifts in teaching and learning science, technology, and engineering. New standards challenge educators to rethink how they teach science and meaningfully measure student learning.

New OpenEd partnerships expand access to resources

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Partnerships provide millions more teachers and students with resources for personalizing learning. OpenEd is expanding new partnerships that now make its resources available real-time across a broad range of ed tech companies, including a learning management system (LMS), test prep app and assessment solution, enabling literally millions more teachers and students to have access to its resources for personalizing learning.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

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Some accessed sensitive information, such as students’ GPAs and SAT scores. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

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Some accessed sensitive information, such as students’ GPAs and SAT scores. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

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Some accessed sensitive information, such as students’ GPAs and SAT scores. But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects.

?How Apple, Salesforce and Other “Platform” Companies Can Help Close the Skills Gap

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Old and new players are rethinking how, what and where people learn, and, in particular, how to master the digital skills that are increasingly vital to jobs in a widening swathe of industries. For learners to qualify for work that pays well and for companies to source the talent they need, the market around skills-based education needs to evolve quickly to train students in the technology platforms now required for the jobs they seek.

Digital Learning’s Pioneers Are Cautiously Optimistic

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It represents a category of edtech, called “digital courseware” by foundations and industry analysts, that’s changing the way online students learn and faculty teach. Small companies like Acrobatiq, OpenStax and Smart Sparrow—the platform behind HabWorlds—and edtech veterans including Pearson and McGraw-Hill are racing to to develop complete courses that faculty can implement immediately. George Siemens, a researcher and digital learning theorist, has a problem with that. “We

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses

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When we focus our attention with laser precision on the edupreneurs who start new companies as the primary source of change, what do we miss? They are informed by #a11y ( accessibility design ) and #UX (user experience design) and the near-ubiquitous social media that penetrates across all sectors. Higher education was not built for these people, for those who want to find a better way to help learners earn marketable credentials and foster an affinity for lifelong learning.

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. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. Now, students always have access to current materials.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

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Birthplace of Apple, Facebook, and everyone’s favorite edtech company, Google. This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

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Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.” Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Will Net Neutrality Reversal Hurt Digital Learning? As Vote Approaches, Mixed Opinions

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Some education experts have already penned that the vote is likely to pass , potentially raising the cost of accessing learning and student-success tools, prioritizing commercial and entertainment traffic over education and research, and slowing the pace of research and innovation. She believes there’s a lot at stake for higher education if net neutrality is reversed, especially when it comes to distance learning and hybrid education.

Introducing EdSurge's Digital Learning Network for Higher Ed

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Open, personalized and adaptive—the latest trends in digital learning promise to help more students get to and through college. At EdSurge we’ve heard inspiring stories of faculty developing digital learning environments that take students to virtual medical labs and outer space and into the inner workings of cells. The Digital Learning Network is a hub for stories, resources and community exploring the future of digital learning.

Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

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Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. Digital Learning and Tools News

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Immersive Reading: KITABOO partners with Microsoft Immersive Reader to make content more accessible

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As education goes online driven by the evolution in digital technologies and the COVID 19 pandemic, several companies are wooing the learners, academic institutions, and corporate houses with powerful tools to conduct online and blended learning programs.

Companies partner to build next-gen digital products

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Global publisher Macmillan Education partners with Blinklearning to help teachers, students access digital textbooks and other resources. Macmillan Education, a global publisher of English Language Teaching and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, have announced a global partnership to produce digital educational resources. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

In the marketplace: Digital learning, NGSS resources, IT partnerships, and more

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Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Coachella Valley makes distanced 1:1 device access a top pandemic priority

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Keep reading to discover how this district keeps learning going in the middle of a global pandemic. Aging devices that are slow and cannot access current software can have a negative impact on learning.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. May 21, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a renewal of its long-term partnership with EducationPlus. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks to be Integrated into Instruction Districtwide- Silver Spring, MD (October 16, 2018) – New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District (PPSD) announced today the formation of a new partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,