Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

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Tennessee’s Wilson County Schools and Discovery Education announced a new six-year partnership supporting the creation of authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. In addition, all K-12 classrooms across the district will have access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. Director of Schools at Wilson County Schools.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment. Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments. In a nutshell, those considerations include: Students must demonstrate what they’ve learned.

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

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It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. Uber-like language apps can even connect anyone to a native language speaker anywhere for immersive learning. One of them is love. People tend to characterize the feeling of love as a warmth, a welling up of something.

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Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

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Since 2013, close to a third of the US school districts have charged into “one-to-one” digital instruction, putting a computer in the hands of every student—and the number is growing. Want to learn more about Seattle’s burgeoning edtech scene? EdSurge will be hosting hundreds of local teachers and administrators, along with dozens of edtech companies from around the country, at our Summit on Dec. Ellen Dorr, Renton's Director of Instructional Technology.