Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. The Digital Learning Collaborative.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ]. Chromebooks held 41 percent of sales in Canada, 9 percent in Finland, 9 percent in the U.K.,

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. Kasey: Pear Deck is a formative assessment tool.

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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. I get the fact that technology can increase engagement, but if that engagement does not lead to evidence of learning then what’s the point?

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students.

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Designed to Deliver: Lenovo® ThinkPad® 11e Chromebook™ Series

eSchool News

The Lenovo® ThinkPad® 11e Chromebook™ Series was designed to deliver Chrome OS innovation backed by rugged Lenovo reliability. Best in class for digital learning and assessment, this device offers real-time collaboration between students and teachers, while also making IT management easier.

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

The MimioMobile app will now be compatible with any device with a supported web browser, so educators and students can access and use the application’s assessment and collaboration features from nearly any device, including Chromebooks and Windows surface tablets.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle addresses this need. ” Each SMART for Samsung Bundle includes: 10 x Samsung Chromebook 3.

Results of the 2016 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey

eSchool News

The Learning Counsel released the results of its third annual Survey of school and district digital curriculum strategy and transformation, sponsored by Ruckus Wireless. 2016 was also the highest year on record for digital curriculum spending.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

Similar forces are said to contribute to a tightening in the global, self-paced e-learning market.). See also: Consumer Demand for Digital Learning Games, Simulations Growing Worldwide. Chromebooks Thriving in U.S. Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds.

Blending Active Reading & Conversations with EDpuzzle

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Blending paper with digital media and face to face interactions with digital learning, I created checkpoints in an EDpuzzle video lesson that would encourage students to close read a text and "Turn and Talk" to answer text-based questions accurately. I then uploaded the new version to EDpuzzle and embedded the checkpoint questions, tagging each with a NJ Learning Standard for ELA 9th grade (formerly known as Common Core Curriculum Standards).

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones.

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow. When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning. Google Slides to Make the Physical Digital.

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework. In school systems like Clark’s where schools have more autonomy to choose their own digital solutions, issues have emerged around creating activities that serve students of different backgrounds.

ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Dangerously Irrelevant

Avoid the pitfalls of tech integration – technology for technology’s sake, focus on tools rather than the learning – by being thoughtful and purposeful about lesson (re)design. Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! Title. (Re)designing

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 A four-year replacement cycle will be set up for Guilderland’s Chromebooks.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. This results in various levels of disengagement during the teaching and learning process.

Upgrade coaching helps Arizona tech director plan for success

Education Superhighway

As a small rural district about an hour outside of Phoenix, Stanfield appreciates the power of digital learning to expand students’ educational opportunities and improve academic outcomes.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: The Wins Are Everything

RafranzDavis.com

A few weeks ago, 50 teachers joined an internal google plus community meant to connect them to each other as we all began to take on the digital learning challenge. I’ve loved watching our principals transform into digital leaders…risk takers.

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3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative

EdTech Magazine

After deliberation, they determined their goal was to shift to smaller, more personalized learning. . Using that information, administrators chose to integrate DreamBox , a software solution designed to help math teachers teach and assess students. After one year, students who participated in the program scored on average 97 percent higher on the STAR assessment than those who did not, according to a case study. 3 Ways to Achieve a Successful School Improvement Initiative.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

Edsurge

Unfortunately, it is often challenging to design a feedback mechanism to understand if the new initiative – whether it be a new curriculum adoption, device rollout, or new assessments - will really work. Instead, many teams have adopted a teacher-centric approach to designing initiatives, such as those that are technology-related, and we have started assessing the ROI of these initiatives based on educator and student feedback. Create time for teachers to learn from teachers.

Leadership Roundtable: Digital Equity

techlearning

The focus of the roundtable was to share strategies for addressing digital equity in their districts, specifically what has worked best for districts as they seek to close the equity gap for gender, economics, and diverse student communities.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. There is more and more pressure to eliminate as many non-digital learning activities as possible, both at home and in the classroom.

T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

techlearning

The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. edtech Conference Blended Learning Leadership TL Advisor Blog

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. Founders are finding incredibly creative ideas to make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring. While more than 80% of schools are connected to the internet, only 15% of them have enough bandwidth to handle the streaming demands of 1:1 learning.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

Edsurge

Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology. The board’s schools adopted Chromebooks and implemented the free Google Suite for Education platform as their foundation. Then, they layered on other applications, including the Hapara Suite of apps —Highlights, Dashboard and Workspace—to help students move from physical devices to the ultimate goal of enhanced and deeper learning.

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What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

Graphite Blog

This is the first in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. By signing, school leaders committed to working with teachers, families, and community members to transition their districts to "personalized, digital learning.". Learning is always the goal, with pedagogy and curricula as the driver. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Maximize Learning, Not Technology

Reading By Example

Digital tools have a place, but it should not be the focus. We need to ask ourselves why we want to use technology with a learning initiative, instead of what the technology is or how it can be used. Intermediate students were introduced to digital word processing and blogging.

Top 10 Reasons Every School Should Go Google!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I had to put this on the back of my Shake Up Learning t-shirt! Check out the Shake Up Learning Tshirt Store. Guess what, when it’s digital and stored in the cloud, it doesn’t get lost! Anytime, Anywhere LEARNING!