Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

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Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! They also encourage students to reflect on the ethical issues that arise, such as fake news, proper attribution, bias in artificial intelligence, data and privacy issues, cyberbullying, and digital wellness.

Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Williams fears that the nature of her school’s digital learning is insufficient for ELs and that it has widened the gaps for students with disabilities. Moreover, her district’s data shows that Black families in the district do not have consistent internet access to engage in digital learning. While the schools are doing the best they can, Lauren noted the hardest part of digital learning was that everyone was learning how to do it at the same time.

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Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. Education researchers and neuroscientists are learning more about how people learn. Entrepreneurs are building on this knowledge to build breakthrough innovations that improve learning. Accessibility.

How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic caused postsecondary institutions to abruptly transition many of their spring 2020 courses to digital learning. course leads, department chairs, and other higher education leaders) to respond by creating more equitable digital learning opportunities.

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology. The State of Digital Learning report is based on responses from more than 9,200 education professionals and covers challenges, priorities, and student achievement as they relate to digital learning and edtech tools. Featured on eSchool News IT Management digital learning

6 things to prepare teachers for Digital Learning Day

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Digital learning plays an integral part in helping students build the skills they need for academic and personal success. In fact, it’s so important that it has its own day, and this year, Digital Learning Day is on February 28. Digital Learning Day celebrates educators who create and implement strong instructional practices that use technology and tech tools to connect students with meaningful learning experiences.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

There are pockets of inspiration and excellence where students and teachers are leveraging technology to solve complex problems, work with big data sets, connect across borders, access experts, collaborate with peers, and engage in compelling projects. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. You can learn more about the Dynamic Learning Project here.

Washington State Announces Digital Learning Access Grants

Education Superhighway

Last week, the Washington state legislature appropriated $900,000 to further leverage funding from the federal E-rate program, which will bring greater connectivity to schools across the state and make available K-12 digital learning access grants.

State Education Agency Considerations for Digital Learning: CARES Act & Beyond

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In support of state leadership, SETDA recently published the State Education Agency Considerations for CARES Act Funding as Related to Digital Learning. As state education agencies (SEAs) plan for the 2020-21 school year and work to ensure that high quality learning opportunities are available to all students, each has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership.

16 educators share their digital learning strategies

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Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators. In fact, when used appropriately, digital and mobile learning resources engage students–and they can even help boost achievement. Here, 13 educators share snapshots of the digital learning tools they’re using in their classrooms. Related content: Digital learning is helping this school close achievement gaps.

Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been doing a great deal of work with schools and districts on how to effectively implement digital learning across the curriculum. When it comes to technology in general, the overall goal is to support learning, not drive instruction. Where digital learning initiatives miss the point is a focus on how technology actually accomplishments. Attempt to model at a basic level the expectations that you have when it comes to digital learning.

Curation for Digital Learning

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Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. With the use of these resources, educators are planning to better engage student learning, increase academic performance; and prepare students for an ever-changing digital world. In a professional learning session, a teacher once complained to me that her district was technology rich, but resource poor. Providing greater access to content.

Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

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Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Below I outline six strategic steps that will point school leaders as well as classroom teachers toward digital learning success: 1. Determine your education goals Keep in mind that when you’re developing an inventory of goals to be addressed via digital learning, less is more.

4 key digital learning developments

eSchool News

Annual survey finds that students say digital learning supports self-directed learning and collaboration. Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported that their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. …As part of that, we’re seeing more and more use of digital content,” she said.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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Digital vs Digitized Learning

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As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. Teachers need on-going support if they are to truly transform their classrooms into ecosystems for digital age learning. Digitized Learning.

Digital vs Digitized Learning

BYOT Network

As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. Teachers need on-going support if they are to truly transform their classrooms into ecosystems for digital age learning. Digitized Learning.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn. So, is blending technology with traditional teaching models the best solution to get students geared up for learning? How to improve your students’ learning outcomes?

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

It removes barriers to learning materials, supports students where they are across varied learning contexts and needs, and gives educators more insight into the learning environments they’re creating. Technology isn’t the only tool we can use to create equitable learning environments, but there are a few ways it can assist in that mission. Students can access learning materials outside of school. Ensuring internet access outside of school.

10 things to know about digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology. The State of Digital Learning report is based on responses from more than 9,200 education professionals and covers challenges, priorities, and student achievement as they relate to digital learning and edtech tools. Related content: 30+ digital learning tools and services.

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. In this first post, we explore how Powerful Learning is personal and accessible, share research that grounds these two principles, and provide resources to support your own learning and teaching practices.

What Makes an Effective Remote Digital Learning Program?

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ST Math is currently free to access for districts, schools and families. But why is ST Math worth using during this time of remote learning? More generally, what should educators, administrators and families be looking for in any distance learning program or resource?

Digital Learning Day, Every Day

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Digital Learning Day, March 13, is next month. In online and offline events there is an exchange of ideas, awareness of the lack of accessibility of technology, and discussions on what […]. EdTech blended learning Digital learning day Ed Tech Education Reform ninety-nine in five teacher resources It is a day when everyone invested and interested in #EdTech can come together to celebrate the importance of how technology is transforming education.

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

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In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. We can then carefully curate the information that we assemble and organize on social media, as it collectively becomes our representation of our digital selves. In my last blog post, Curation for Digital Learning , I detailed the reasons why schools and districts should engage in content curation to facilitate digital learning.

Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom

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The need for digital learning content in classrooms is nothing new, but teachers, parents, and students are becoming more vocal in their desire to provide or have access to such materials outside of the school day or school year. Deloitte‘s inaugural 2016 Digital Education Survey surveyed teachers, students and parents to uncover how technology is changing the concept of the classroom. Digital Learning and Tools IT Newsletter News Web 2.0

Smithsonian will study digital learning practices

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Carnegie Grant funding supports research on digitized museum resources, digital learning in K–12 education. The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access was awarded a $500,000 grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to fund a two-year research project on digital learning. Through the Learning Lab, we are bringing the world to learners everywhere in ways that were never before possible to expand their horizons.”. “By

New book explores safe digital learning environments

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outline a new process for education leaders to follow to develop a secure environment for learning with technology. Digital Learning and Tools Featured CUE News Top News New ISTE book can help educators make effective tech decisions. At CUE 2015, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled Securing the Connected Classroom: Technology Planning to Keep Students Safe. In their second book on the subject, authors Abbie H. Brown, Ph.D., and Tim D.

E-rate Sparks Low-Cost Connectivity, Better Digital Learning

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By EdTech Staff Once schools receive E-rate funding, innovating learning can develop. Access Points Classroom Digital Content Funding Management Networking Personalized Learning

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The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due : the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic – including 4 items on ‘digital learning’ this year (2 answered by the full sample and 2 split A/B questions asked of half of the sample each) – and while not perfect is much improved. Yet, teachers appear skeptical of the effect of more technology use during class time on high school student learning.

How We’re Celebrating Digital Learning Day

Education Superhighway

Over the last seven years, EducationSuperHighway has worked with school districts, service providers, and state and federal and policymakers to upgrade Internet access in public school classrooms across the U.S., so that every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the promise of digital learning. But what does that digital learning look like now that 99% of public school classrooms are equipped with reliable technology? Digital Learning

Hype, Hope and Humblepie for Predictions About Digital Learning

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That forecast was rooted in a sense of optimism—that as digital learning tools and opportunities proliferated in schools, educators would increasingly be able to tailor their instruction to meet students’ different needs. Digital Promise, an education research nonprofit, boasts an entire center devoted to understanding the meaningful differences between learners (aptly called the Learner Variability Project).

“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Likewise, as teachers design digital learning experiences based on their students’ personal strengths and interests, they need to search for the “just right” instructional resources to meet their students’ varied needs. Teachers are now engaged in a time-intensive daily process of designing digital instruction from resources they find on the Internet. How are those resources being used to engage student learning?

5 priorities for broadband access

eSchool News

Equitable, reliable, and robust broadband access both on and off campus is essential to support digital learning and prepare K-12 students for life and work. Seventeen percent of teens don’t have reliable access to a device, meaning they can’t complete homework.

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.

How Data Analytics Can Help Your District Transition to a Digital Learning Environment

SETDA Says

Schools nationwide must therefore prepare by developing remote and blended learning strategies that meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning Equity of Access partnerships Personalized LearningThis guest blog post was written by SETDA partner, Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic looks like it will continue disrupting education this fall.