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. Education researchers and neuroscientists are learning more about how people learn. Entrepreneurs are building on this knowledge to build breakthrough innovations that improve learning. Increase Feedback and Assessment.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!


Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. This can be a frustrating task in a normal year, however it becomes a much more tedious process when faced with a number of common library challenges. Many things can impact one''s class library (space, money, grade changes) and can create havoc on their library.


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#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?


Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

How Linways helps the institution of fight back Covid19 with digital learning and virtual institution management

Linways Technologies

Linways has been in the education industry for over 10 years and every day during that decade has been about improving the way we learn. However, there has been impressive progress in digital technology helping out education to move forward, and continue teaching-learning online.

6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. This was in 2014 when digital learning was still a growing trend and the daily challenges ranged from frozen screens and lost passwords to content filtering, and more. I could tailor worksheets and assessments for all levels of students and use online tools to identify those in need of corrective instruction.

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Public libraries to offer digital early literacy tools

eSchool News

Miss Humblebee’s Academy gives libraries an outcomes-based program to support kindergarten readiness. In an effort to support public libraries’ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is launching Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist public libraries’ youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills. Next page: How the digital literacy resource will help children ages 3-6.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

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. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before. This simple, yet powerful shift can be applied to all digital activities.

Librarians: Information literacy is a must-have skill

eSchool News

Nearly half of librarians in a recent survey said their libraries do not advocate for information literacy as much as they should. Only 21 percent of surveyed librarians said they believe their library patrons recognize information literacy’s effect on lifelong success, while 34 percent said their patrons do not recognize it and 33 percent were unsure. “I Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News News School Libraries

EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

The partnership will offer secondary students of all current and future EdisonLearning partners a wide variety of learning opportunities spanning several career pathways with courses ranging from eSports to Entrepreneurship. Learn more at [link]. Learn more at [link]. Includes Essential Skills for Remote Learning in EasyTech

eSchool News

To prepare students for success in a remote learning environment, is adding remote learning lessons to its EasyTech content library. Computer Fundamentals: Students learn to harness technology as a tool to create, problem-solve and collaborate with others.

Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall


Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated. It offers access to Coursera’s online library to workforce development agencies that want to reskill recently unemployed workers.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community. Create modules of learning that: Help guide students to their clearest path of interest. Establish “Rivers of Learning”. Create open learning centers.

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What Homeschooling During COVID-19 Taught Me About My College Teaching


I wanted to ensure that each of the boxes got checked on the kids’ schoolwork, including the optional ones for music, the library and social/emotional content. This role also has me reading around 20 articles a day and attempting to synthesize what I learned in some meaningful way.

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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel also authored a recent paper entitled “ Digital vs. Paper Books: Let’s Do the Math! ”. Digital content access is the new norm, a cultural influence so pervasive that one quarter of U.S. Harnessing what is , to the gain of learning, is this generation of education leaders’ real imperative. Digital reading is better. This complicates things because the newer digital natives are now sometimes not familiar with the old world of paper.

How should quality assurance for competency-based ed work?

The Christensen Institute

As online, competency-based learning gains steam in higher education, a critical question is emerging. Whenever a disruptive innovation emerges—and online, competency-based learning deployed in the right business model is a disruptive innovation—it doesn’t look as good as existing services according to the old metrics of performance. These new programs often lack breadth, generally do not do academic research, and they don’t have grassy green quads and traditional libraries.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. About the Learning Counsel. By Doug Cauthen.

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Student Retention Through Project Based Learning

EdNews Daily

Before taking on his role at PBLWorks, his familiarity with Project Based Learning (PBL) matured as the co-founder of Envision Education and served as its CEO and Chief of Innovation. He recently authored Transforming Schools: Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment and Common Core Standards. For that reason, teachers are not familiar with PBL, and they teach in the traditional way they learned in school.

Veative Wins Best EdTech Solutions For K-12


Veative exhibited its extensive educational VR STEM library at EdTechReview, held at Vivanta By Taj, Dwarka New Delhi. Vipin Goyal, Director Of Strategy and Operations, was one of the speakers on ‘ Making Immersive Learning A Practical Reality,’ and also a panelist for a session entitled ‘ How Technology is Changing Education Businesses like Tutoring/Test Prep, Enrollment, Assessment, Skill Development & More’. Digital Learning EdTech Solutions EdTechReview

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning.

What Student Leaders Think About the Future of Education


EdSurge Independent was created in 2016 as a way to change that by providing college and university students a platform to share their ideas, concerns, excitement and frustrations with the way technology shapes teaching and learning in higher education. After two years, nine student cohorts have together created a library of articles and resources about what students are thinking about when it comes to innovation in higher education.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos


Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. Creating content alongside our community members is yet another way we are working to grow our teaching resource library.” Videos are terrific for demonstrations and equation-based work, either before or during class as preparation for a lab or other experiential learning. Address a variety of learning needs.

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Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education


Originally designed for the K-12 market, Nearpod’s interactive lesson and assessment tools have unintentionally attracted some 200 higher-ed institutions that are already paying for the product, according to Felipe Sommer, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer. Nearpod for Higher Education screenshot “We strive for retention and engagement, and making sure that everybody is learning,” says Reinhart. “I Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Startups

Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated


Even as many traditional textbook providers are transitioning to digital formats, paper and ink have proved stubbornly resilient. The nonprofit publisher of K-12 curriculum launched in 2016 expecting an audience for its digital offerings. Digital versions are made available for free. “We Digital-only textbooks accounted for 29 percent, while digital-and-print bundles accounted for 26 percent. By contrast, digital materials have no resale value.

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10 Tips to Start Teaching With Minecraft


Beginning gameplay with an experienced player or two—a student or even your own children—is a great way to learn the basics before attempting to teach with Minecraft. You can also visit the online world library and download as many as you wish. Don't feel that you must structure this time around learning objectives. I prefer assessments that promote critical thinking and written reflection over build quality.

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This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

In fact, machine learning and speech recognition are very important parts of AI, but not the holy grail. In order to be real AI, artificial intelligence must communicate, grow, learn and in essence, think. They use machine learning, an arrangement of pre-written scripts and programming, to handle simple requests and answer specific questions . So, if you have a student who needs responses on space, a space knowledge library is generated. By Charles Sosnik.

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses


The builders, makers, dreamers and doers who see opportunity to effect change for learners from within the walls, virtual or physical, of their classrooms, of their libraries, of their administrative offices. Higher education was not built for these people, for those who want to find a better way to help learners earn marketable credentials and foster an affinity for lifelong learning. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Digital Credentials Higher Education

Regulatory noise stifles, slows rise of competency-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, Inside Higher Ed reported on how the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General is stymying the rise of competency-based learning in higher education—and is at odds with the rest of the Department, which has been enthusiastic about competency-based learning’s potential. These new programs often lack breadth, generally do not do academic research, and they don’t have grassy green quads and traditional libraries.

Using VR for Experiential Learning


Virtual Reality is the ultimate medium for delivering what is known as “experiential learning” This education theory is based on the idea that we learn and remember activities by doing it for ourselves, rather than being told what it entails. Is there really any data to back up what many of us assume to be true, that students learn better within a virtual reality environment? Learning By Doing. Digital Learning Experiential Learning

3 Tools to Amplify Your Video Conferences

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! These tools allow multiple ways for all students to participate, are amazing assessment tools, and require no registration for students. Digital Advent Calendar.

New Micro-credentials for Summer Professional Learning

Digital Promise

As part of our robust micro-credential ecosystem, we proudly partner with organizations to provide opportunities for personalized professional learning. Over the last five months, Digital Promise launched 19 new micro-credentials with our partners, and the ecosystem is growing every day.

How a University Took on the Textbook Industry


Perched in lime green desk chairs, dozens of employees of OpenStax work here to transform physics, calculus and psychology materials into digital textbooks that students can study at no cost. Today, OpenStax—part tech startup, part publishing house, part cognitive science research lab—has a library of three dozen titles. The network runs the Open Textbook Library , a digital resource that contains links to nearly 700 openly licensed textbooks.

An Update on Digital Promise’s COVID-19 Response

Digital Promise

For more than six years, we’ve worked to close the homework gap , ensuring that all students have equitable access to the internet and technology for powerful learning opportunities outside of the classroom, augmenting what is available in school. How can we best assess our technology needs?