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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

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.

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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.

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. In this way portfolios facilitate ownership of learning, goal-setting, and growth mindset.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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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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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University. Click on the links to gain access to free lesson plans that are standards aligned and can be implemented right away.

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.

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

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.

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.

Announcing the 2021 Cohort of HP Teaching Fellows

Digital Promise

The new cohort includes 26 educators from across the United States and Canada, selected for their excellence in powerful teaching and learning with technology. HP Teaching Fellows Exemplify Powerful Learning. James Ewing, Grade K-5 STEM/Science and Grade 4 Special Education (New York).

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.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter of the right financial support. Over 600 elementary schools have purchased the robots for use in their curricula since Dash & Dot started shipping in January 2015. Wonder Workshop is also working with Pencils of Promise, an organization founded in 2008 with the goal of increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity.

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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Online petition urges computer science education funding

eSchool News

In a letter sent to Congress, the authors note that technology is quickly changing society, and “participating in this world requires access to computer science in our schools.” 10 million from Microsoft for broadening access to K-12 computer science education. The elementary-level curricula will include coding, digital literacy, keyboarding and robotics. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM

StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

Teachers can gain free access to the platform by applying for the StoryBots Educator Network at www.StoryBots.com/educate. By pairing leading educators and learning experts with JibJab’s world-class team of artists and storytellers, StoryBots has captured the attention of today’s media-savvy students with fun, compelling content designed to support the development, practice and mastery of foundational skills. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM

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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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Rolling Out Across Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

It’s an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community as schools are rolling out devices to students. For the 52 Cohort 6 schools that are just beginning their VILS journey, rollout is the beginning of new learning opportunities that are not possible without technology. Sine Elementary School held its own celebration a few days later. “We Since deployment day, our students are more engaged in their learning than ever.

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Discovery Education Adds Dynamic New Content to Award Winning Digital Services

techlearning

April 19, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added a variety of new digital assets to its award-winning supplemental and digital textbook services. This new content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that engage students and boost academic achievement. Education K-12 STEM The Wire k12 educationSilver Spring, Md.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. July 31, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added a host of new digital assets to its award-winning supplemental and digital textbook services. K-12 k12 education STEM The Wire News Education curriculum

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. STEAM Up Learning! Students can create games and learn coding!

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum.

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7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens

Fractus Learning

It’s no surprise that game based learning has become a popular resource for education. There are many ways you can incorporate gamified learning in your home. The ultimate tablet option for digital learning, the Amazon Fire Kids Edition comes with “u nlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games.” ” Parental controls allow you to control usage, educational goals, and content access.

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

Edsurge

On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

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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Mississippi’s Vicksburg Warren School District and Discovery Education Launch New Partnership

eSchool News

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. . Finally, the K-12 learning platform is designed to work within school systems’ existing infrastructure and workflows.

98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

At the same time, the report cites the urgent need to close the digital divide for 2.3 million students across the nation who lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning. million teachers in more than 81,000 schools have the Internet access they need for digital learning. The cost of K-12 Internet access has declined 85 percent in the last five years.

Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. One of the biggest issues facing the learning community today is creating diverse and equitable educational practices, tools and strategies. .

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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?A Playbook to Go Open: 5 Steps to Adopting OER

Edsurge

Adoption of digital learning resources is taking hold in schools and districts across the United States. Public schools now provide at least one computer for every five students and spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content, according to Education Week. Advocates of OER boast that in addition to being more affordable, these resources can provide more up-to-date content because digital OER can be updated more frequently than traditional textbooks.

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Women’s History Month: How a district leader persisted in bringing fiber to her schools

Education Superhighway

” However, Robin knew she had to find a way to improve her school division’s Internet access given the trouble they were having with their connectivity. After being introduced to EducationSuperHighway by Virginia’s K-12 Learning Infrastructure Program coordinator Susan Clair, Robin began to see a path forward. Robin is thrilled to see how technology has enhanced instruction and improved access to the Internet for her greater community.

Innovation and the Final Frontier: Student Designed Payloads at the Edge of Space

EdTechTeam

After discussion with my students, I developed a project-based learning experience with a broad driving question of, “How can we use chemistry to design experimentation to investigate a question of our interest?” Students documented their learning, processes, successes, and failures in a digital journal. The data analysis team focused on learning how to operate the sensors and probes that would allow them to collect the necessary data to answer their questions.