Agency: Important for Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

The desire to increase agency in the form of voice, choice, and advocacy should be viewed as just as important for educators (teachers and administrators) as it is for students. If digital leadership is your thing, set up a few tools ( Padlet , TodaysMeet, Tackk ) and allow anonymous comments to be posted. Accountability for learning is ensured through a vetting process and the badge represents the successful achievement of a learning goal.

How micro-credentials could have a chance

eSchool News

The study, from nonprofit ed-tech advocacy group Digital Promise and consulting firm Grunwald Associates, takes a detailed look at how teachers say they feel about professional development and competency-based micro-credentials. New survey delves into how teachers would use micro-credentials and examines how widely-known the concept is.

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The Key Role of Tech in Accessibility for All

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Coxsackie-Athens Central Schools is currently ranked first in the nation by the National School Boards Association for its digital conversion that includes providing a mobile device for every student in K-12 as well as shifting most back-office storage functions to the cloud.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. During Ann’s leadership at East Noble School Corporation, the district received the Indiana Chapter of CoSN’s Excellence in Vision Team Award, was selected as a Project Red Signature District and selected to the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools.

WHAT’S NEW

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Software & Online ACCELERATE LEARNING STEMSCOPES SCIENCE ( www.stemscopes.com ) Accelerate Learning announced a new platform using the best of CNN’s digital content to create a new science education product. MyMantl’s verified digital badging provides a way for learners, as early as high school, to chronicle their skill development and demonstrate proven credentials. HDMI audio is extracted and is provided both as analog stereo and multi-channel digital.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She is an Ashoka Fellow, was named one of The New Leaders Council’s 40 Under 40 Progressive American Leaders, and was winner of the Tides Foundation’s Jane Bagley Lehman award for excellence in public advocacy in 2014. A regular contributor to Education Week , PBS, Share My Lesson, and TED Ed, Cleary documents ways digital storytelling can be used in the classroom, highlighting teacher and student voices.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Badges.