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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.

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.

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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. We can’t do any of that online stuff.”.

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. And moving meetings online has increased community participation and engagement.

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.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students. In other words, a student might take her core academics online at home, come in to the local elementary school for arts and physical education, and then enroll in a music academy for private piano lessons.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C.,

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. He finds it easy to teach himself with online content as his guide. Logan is part of a generation of “digital natives” who were raised on screens.

Woz U Is Partnering with CredEd to Provide Teachers with Coding Education

eSchool News

A recent survey shows that teachers have a strong desire for professional learning that builds comfort with technology. CredEd is an online platform for teachers to access professional development courses at a reasonable cost.

What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Lately my mind has been wrapping itself around how instructional practice has changed due to digital instruction. What once was pedagogy now seems better defined as digital pedagogy for classrooms with the advantages of easily accessible technology tools. Teachers learn about pedagogy in their educational training in college and then they are observed in practice while teaching to make sure they are following good pedagogical practices.

A bilingual app with sign language brings more stories to deaf children

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Before they can read, preschoolers and early elementary school students sit with teachers and watch and listen as stories are narrated to them. Read” mode builds up children’s English vocabulary so they can access traditional books, too.

The Downsides of Closing Schools and Colleges in a Crisis.

Edsurge

Elementary and secondary schools provide for many students’ basic needs, which may not be met when those institutions close. Education Technology PK-12 School Models Diversity and Equity School Safety Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher EducationCoronavirus spreads quickly.

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

edWeb.net

Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

As coronavirus ravaged Indian Country, the federal government failed its schools

The Hechinger Report

After his high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona shut down in March, he finished about three weeks of distance learning via his family’s computer. If I were a teacher, would I know how to shift to teaching online?”. Another says to “plan for student learning.”.

How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

Edsurge

Today’s faculty is also tasked with something the school’s Jesuit founders could not have imagined: deciding not only which courses are taught but how to teach them—in person, online, or through a combination of both. When schools and educators augment or replace classroom-only teaching with high quality, multimedia online instruction, they’re embracing 'learning experience design (LXD.)' Online course at Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

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Top Tips for Teaching Online From Educators Doing It Now

edWeb.net

To help teachers with the transition to online instruction, an edWebinar hosted by SETDA featured educators sharing what is working for them as they teach students online during the COVID-19 crisis. She has a decade of online teaching experience. Learn more at att.com/aspire.

Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Click here to find hundreds of apps and tools to meet your distance learning coding needs.

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Students also learn how to write and follow instructions.

Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Teachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. The district provides a personal iPad for every teacher, middle and high school student, and teachers’ lessons include a mix of purchased and free online resources. Department of Education in efforts to provide schools with quality online material.

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Paper vs. Screens by Christine McDonnell, CEO at Codelicious

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning or The 30 Goals Challenge or take a fully accredited online course for graduate credit ( Online Learning Best Practices , Connected Educators or TESOL Methodologies )! Guest post by Christine McDonnell , CEO at Codelicious.

Inspirations: How educators are transforming the education process

eSchool News

The COVID-19 crisis has made one thing clear: Teachers and administrators have used unique and innovative ways to reach students online as remote learning became the only type of learning across the nation. Read it now: The blended learning models that can help schools reopen.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books ! STEAM Up Learning! Students can create games and learn coding!

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. 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. Organization: Digital Promise.

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‘Students Are Lonely:’ What Happens When Coronavirus Forces Schools Online

Edsurge

It sounds like a drastic measure: moving every school to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. So much of teaching is a relationship—and understanding what that looks like online is a completely new venue to figure out Dana Watts While the U.S.

Leading Learning in a Blended Environment

edWeb.net

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, blended learning is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media and traditional face-to-face teaching. In Meriden Public Schools (CT), they are committed to promoting anytime, anywhere learning.

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29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Abrupt shifts to virtual and hybrid learning laid bare the vast inequities that exist in the U.S. The move to online learning also made people wonder: Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? This may assist with mitigating learning loss.

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Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. “Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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COVID-19 Education Innovations: Solution Spotlights in Arizona, Indiana and the P-EBT Food Program

ExcelinEd

We need your help sharing these solutions so policymakers and state leaders can learn from each other. ASU for You Gathers Resources for Everyone So Learning Doesn’t Stop. Arizona State University has gathered a vast collection of its online resources onto a single platform called ASU for You , available now as people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were able to use the same platform to transition their own ASU Prep K-12 students to online learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. This year, nearly half of teachers (47 percent) said their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. Among high school students, 58 percent said they now use their own mobile device at school to support learning activities.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

edWeb.net

In a recent edWebinar, “ Professional Learning in Action: Evidence-Based Practices for Student Success,” leaders from the Ohio Department of Education explained how a statewide initiative is helping administrators and teachers not only understand the tiers but also provide assistance in selecting the best materials for their students. to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. Step 3 – Learn the basics (about ESSA levels).