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. Today, students must acquire knowledge, competencies, and mindsets that prepare them to be productive members of a modern workforce in a global economy powered by technology. Accessibility. Access Resources.

How to evolve your K-12 cybersecurity approach

eSchool News

Technology supports the transformation of every industry imaginable–especially education. New models of learning, such as hybrid, blended, and remote, have led to more accessible education for many.

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The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. The role of technology is not significantly different to non-IB schools, so the ideas of good practice outlined below will also apply to other educational settings. What does the PYP say about technology? Technology has made these things possible for all teachers.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. When McClary joined the district as the manager of educational technology in 2014, progress was less than stellar.

5 Technology Workflows Your School Needs

Vizor

Reading Time: 4 minutes As schools order Chromebooks to include in their curriculums, it’s important that schools are ready to implement new technology workflows. Therefore, in this blog, we are going to review 5 technology workflows your school needs before getting Chromebooks.

Communicating Through Change: How a CA District Is Supporting Families in the Year Ahead

Edsurge

parents and guardians from Learning Heroes , a nonprofit focused on helping families support their children, found parents are now, more than ever, activated to support their learners. District staff compiled an FAQ document that we could peruse at our leisure, and repeatedly as needed.

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How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

He recalls feeling helpless watching his cousin’s mother suffer, in anguish without access to a grief therapist in the small town where they lived. And as a Program Manager with the District of Columbia Public Schools Mental Health Team , he and his colleagues support the efforts of school-based social workers who deliver Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) interventions. Why did you decide to adopt special education case management technology?

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Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

edWeb.net

Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving. A district-wide approach to assistive technology. FCPS has 30 assistive technology resource teachers, each of whom works with 7 to 10 schools.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? Will you need to show a slideshow of a student’s service learning trip (yes), play an audio clip of Michelle Obama’s speech (most likely), have students collaborate using Google Documents on their iPads (yup)? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology. The only time I had to explore technology was during professional development and over the summer. If the technology does not offer a clear benefit, I’m not going to look into it any further.

An Obstacle to the Ubiquitous Adoption of OER in US Higher Education

Iterating Toward Openness

This strategy is extraordinarily effective at eliminating barriers to access and success for students in many of the highest enrolling courses, like introductory and general education courses, business courses, and mathematics courses. Take Murder, Madness and Mayhem , Project Management for Instructional Designers , and Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology as examples.

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Summer SuperHighway: Monique Marcantonio on Digital Learning and Special Education

Education Superhighway

I feel like their generation was brought up around technology. Kids are growing up with technology when they’re born, they are all up-to-date on new technology and they even teach me new things. What kinds of technology do your students use in the classrooms? Some of our kids have visual impairments; Document Cameras help to enlarge documents so they can follow along with the rest of the class. How comfortable are they using technology as a learning tool?

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Through the migration, users will be able to access Activate’s resources via Gooru, which will give educators a free platform to find high-quality resources as well as the ability to run real-time analytics on student performance and engagement.

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

Edsurge

IEPs are legal documents designed to include specific goals, objectives and strategies for how to modify instruction to meet each student’s needs. Managing pacing is always a struggle—with or without technology. Accepting technological support has been pivotal for me. There are two tools that have allowed me to scale differentiated supports for students: Google Apps and Schoology. Managing pacing is always a struggle—with or without technology.

Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

The Writing Process that Utilizes Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

I can't help but wonder how does technology support that well-oiled process because well.that's what I do.wonder about technology. So I am using this blog post to brainstorm possible ways to suggest technology be utilized both for efficiencies of the teacher/grader as well as to create efficiencies, standardized expectations, and additional learning opportunities for the students. Students share document with teacher/peers for review and feedback.

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. They also understand that Chromebooks last as long and are as sturdy as traditional laptops and despite the myth, they realize, just like laptops, you don’t need the internet to access your core suite of tools.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. It is important to note that capstone courses intrinsically vary from school to school, however, capstone as an inquiry-based process or one that is driven by student passions often rely on or use technology as a part of planning, design, and implementation.

Confessions and Learnings of an EdTech Enabler

EdTechSandyK

Jones calls in a panic - her students are trying to get to the documents she shared with them on the school server and no one can find them. Knowing her history of "organizing" things, I run down to her classroom and in two shakes I move the folder students need access to out of the other folder where she''s stored it. These stories are probably very familiar sounding if you are a technology specialist or even a tech savvy instructor on your campus.

10Q: David White

Learning with 'e's

Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s EDEN conference , to be held in Porto, I asked him some questions about his life, his passions and what he believes about technology supported education. SW : What impact do you think technology has had on lifelong learning across Europe in the last two decades? We just about manage to use e-mail for document transfer. Clearly new technology has had enormous influence.