Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs). In many schools, the structures and training were not there to support effective digital learning.

How Can We Close the Digital Learning Gap This School Year?

Digital Promise

My daughter is entering her third year of college, and I have three sons in elementary schools; my youngest starts first grade in a few weeks. Last year, my predecessor, Karen Cator outlined ways in which we can finally close the Digital Learning Gap.

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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

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. CPS educators and students districtwide will have access to this resource.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Building out the infrastructure to support high-speed Internet access requires multi-layered collaboration between state and district leaders, school administrators, and service providers. students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS.

Digital Learning in Action: TECH 2018 Showcase

Education Superhighway

If you have any doubts that digital learning is transforming education, look no further than these presentations from students at Illinois’ TECH 2018 event this year: Robots in the Art Room. At Lincoln Trail Elementary, for example, 5th grade students were engaged in a project-based learning assignment to create a 3D-printed prosthetic arm for a kindergarten student with Rett syndrome. Digital Learning

Instructure Launches Canvas for Elementary User Experience for Back to School

eSchool News

SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2021 — Today at ISTE Live 2021, Instructure launched the Canvas for Elementary user experience, a combination of features that make Canvas more user-friendly for elementary students. The report found that hybrid teaching and learning will continue.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Building out the infrastructure to support high-speed Internet access requires multi-layered collaboration between state and district leaders, school administrators, and service providers. students equal access to a robust, modern education, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. We appreciated hearing how their years in the classroom have shaped their opinions on the evolution of digital learning and the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. Digital Learning

What Makes an Effective Remote Digital Learning Program?

MIND Research Institute

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?

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

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. Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

“Our Kids Are Worth It”: How A Florida District Amplified its Digital Learning Opportunities

Education Superhighway

Both have had long careers at Brevard and have worked closely to implement technology into the schools’ digital learning programs. Overcoming Obstacles to Digital Access. In years past, particularly in the district’s elementary schools, Wireless Access Points (WAPs) couldn’t support the rapidly growing number of devices in every classroom; only 12 students could get online at one time. Digital Learning

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

eSchool News

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. Almost a year into its partnership with Achieve3000 , Margate Elementary School in Margate, Fla.,

Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

Walking into a Merritt Elementary School classroom today, you’ll find students using iPads to figure out math problems and submit their answers, while teachers grade those answers and provide feedback and follow-up support in real-time. As a result of their efforts, teachers have seen far greater opportunities to marry critical thinking with digital learning in their classrooms.

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap. Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” 1 at the elementary level. Digital Learning TL Advisor Blog Accessibility

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

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.

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

But while many districts around the country have moved to remote learning platforms like Google Classroom, Coe was using the school’s copy machine to put together printed packets for his students to take home. The post How to reach students without internet access at home?

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. To promote reading, encourage digital learning and support literacy goals, OverDrive is partnering with award-winning publishers like Dawn Publications, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning and ABDO. No app needed, students have instant access right in the browser.

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The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

The Hechinger Report

a month to keep kids learning at home. But half of that went to just six companies, including the celebrity tutorial provider MasterClass, the online learning platform Udemy and the school and college review site Niche. per semester for its 14,000 digital textbooks and study tools.

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Last-minute decision-making is the new normal, as schools and districts vet a multiplicity of strategies and applications to support their reliance on digital learning in a pandemic. But access alone wasn’t enough. But access and vetting were only part of the equation.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. In this blog post, I’ll include the video unboxing tour that I recently had with the team at the Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection, and I’ll share some thoughts on how you can effectively use this collection in your classroom. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection.

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North Carolina Educators Praise Alef Education for Closing Math Learning Gaps With Its Innovative Digital Platform

eSchool News

Teachers in three North Carolina counties report their students, who are trying to close math learning gaps caused by COVID-related school disruptions, are making progress thanks to an innovative digital learning platform.

Portsmouth Public Schools Becomes the Latest Virginia School System to Select Discovery Education to Support Student Academic Achievement

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students districtwide will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.?? . professional learning.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before. Just using it to access information is also not a sound use.

Digital e-Learning program allows innovative district to open the world to students

eSchool News

Boone County School District is offering digital world language learning to 10,500 students—half of its student population. With help from Rosetta Stone’s language learning solutions, Boone County Schools is providing students with access to programs that it hopes will enhance college and career readiness and global competence. Three hundred kindergarten and first grade ELL students and 10,200 WL students in grades 2-8 have access to the digital learning program.

Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

School officials in the seaside town scrambled to purchase enough devices for all their students to learn online last year after the pandemic hurtled kids out of buildings. My goal for this year is to see how I’ll make [digital tools] effective in the classroom.”.

7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots

Edsurge

Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone. The project got off to a good start, and the students seemed to embrace their learning and the collaborative process. In the following weeks, I noticed that he was not taking part in many online discussions and the contributions to his digital portfolio of work was minimal.

Did Students Learn As Much During Remote Online Instruction?

Edsurge

Did the students seem to learn as much? This week’s podcast sponsor is Emporia State University’s online Elementary Education program: designed for career changers interested in becoming elementary teachers. Did they learn as much? “My

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

As the winter turns to spring and pandemic learning reaches its one-year mark, something like a return to normal, in-person schooling is becoming a reality in communities across the country. By and large, English learners aren’t thriving under distance learning.

14 do’s and don’ts of successful tech integration

eSchool News

An elementary school computer specialist offers technology integration tips for administrators and teachers. During an edWeb webinar on June 25, Jeff Downing, an elementary school computer specialist at Millard Elementary School in California’s Fremont Unified School District, offered technology integration tips for administrators and teachers based on his experiences in his own school.

A Shopping List for Mathematics in the Digital Age

edWeb.net

With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. Whiteboards, voice recorders—anything that lets students work through the task in their own way and supports their learning style is essential.

Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading

eSchool News

Leslie Patterson said she knew nothing about dyslexia when she first became an elementary school teacher. Now, the certified academic language therapist and licensed dyslexia teacher at Griffis Elementary School in Caddo Mills (Texas) is leading the way in using technology to help some of her dyslexic students develop a love for reading. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Special Education

New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

eSchool News

As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News IT Newsletter News STEM

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Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

The Hechinger Report

In Oklahoma, students are having a say in where and when they learn. We have a chance now to make it something that will change teaching and learning forever for the better.”. Learning from Lockdown. There’s no going back.