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. Increase Feedback and Assessment.

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

eSchool News

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology. Nearly 42 percent of study participants say lack of student access at home is their biggest obstacle to student learning.

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6 things to prepare teachers for Digital Learning Day

eSchool News

Digital learning plays an integral part in helping students build the skills they need for academic and personal success. In fact, it’s so important that it has its own day, and this year, Digital Learning Day is on February 28.

States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. New Jersey and Michigan developed individual state tech readiness tools in preparation for (online) assessment,” she said.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

But when it comes to achieving that goal, iPASS efforts have yet to pass muster, according to a new report examining these efforts at three institutions. A follow-up report is expected next year, which will go into greater detail about the longer-term student outcomes.

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Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

Edsurge

Paper is the traditional first-year anniversary gift, but our EdSurge Loop members have been exchanging digital gifts since the networking experiment started just over a year ago. Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? adaptive learning.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

As digital learning transforms education across the country, how can board members ensure that their policies and budget decisions support digital learning opportunities and the robust infrastructure needed to support it? Learn more.

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. Digital Promise , a California-based nonprofit organization, calls for increased emphasis on supports and resources designed for personalized learning with this more diverse student population. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

The digital learning plan every educator should read

eSchool News

North Carolina’s brand new Digital Learning Plan is generating buzz in schools and at the capitol. Here’s what other states can learn. Like every state, educators in North Carolina are struggling with complex demands around digital learning.

ASCD's #Empower18 Conference Report

techlearning

Attendees attended Learning Labs and Poster sessions facilitated by educators. The conversations in these presentations centered on impactful instruction and the magnitude of digital options. IXL provides a standards-aligned immersive learning experience for all K-12 subjects.

School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

As digital learning transforms education across the country, how can board members ensure that their policies and budget decisions support digital learning opportunities and the robust infrastructure needed to support it? Learn more.

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

The Future of Digital Learning in Tennessee and Beyond

Fractus Learning

With the widespread introduction of laptops and tablets into the classroom, the digitization of primary education is rapidly expanding across the United States, making access to quality education materials easier and more flexible than ever before.

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Can public schools replicate the Mooresville model for digital learning success? Former superintendent Mark Edwards says they can

The Hechinger Report

Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over the last decade in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement. But actually, it really became the cornerstone of our work and aligned with our digital conversion.

Unlikely bedfellows converge, create inspired vision for future of education

The Christensen Institute

From the right to the left, from those who support school choice to those who have sought to protect traditional school districts, from superintendents and principals to the presidents of the two major teachers unions, and from industry leaders to researchers, a diverse group of unlikely bedfellows released on Tuesday a new effort and accompanying report to rethink education in America titled Education Reimagined: A transformational vision for education in the U.S.

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

The way of teaching and learning is changing every day. Digital learning tools are the pen and paper of our time. Digital technology is the lens through which we are experiencing the world now. Popular Tech Tools for Formative Assessments. By Monica Gill.

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes

Edsurge

It just so happened that a group of about 50 biology students were testing products from Hands-On Labs, a company that offers at-home lab kits coupled with online instruction and assessments. The sudden jump to online learning has upturned education disciplines around the globe.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. In fact, it is the reason his sought-after courses now are able to accommodate up to 1,400 people per semester—offering each student a learning experience that is more flexible, personalized, and engaging than ever before. His choice: modular learning.

Learning Impact Conference Report: How Can We Create More Seamless Digital Ecosystems?

techlearning

At the IMS Global Learning Impact conference this week (#LILI2018), there were dozens of sessions covering the many ways interoperability is helping data play well together to create more user-friendly digital ecosystems.

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap

EdNews Daily

The most recent release of the Nation’s Report Card had everyone from the U.S. A less visible disparity, and one that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development. Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning.

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

EdNews Daily

According to a 2018 report by Pew Research , one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. The Learning Counsel also authored a recent paper entitled “ Digital vs. Paper Books: Let’s Do the Math! ”.

The Hows And Whys Of Learning Keyboarding Skills

EdNews Daily

The result of this is that students who want to practice what they learn in class must know how to use a keyboard. Learning how to type. Many people have become proficient at typing by having formal lessons and putting to practice what they learn regularly.

Instructure CEO Resigns and Board Approves New Private Equity Deal

Edsurge

Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its Canvas learning management software that leads among colleges, made two big moves Tuesday in its push to sell to a private equity firm. Education Technology Future of Work Higher Education Digital Learning in Higher Ed

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Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Yet as teachers and students interact with a growing collection of digital tools and services, making data systems “talk” to each other has become a priority. Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning.

How Colleges Are Thinking Differently to Serve Adult Students

Edsurge

Colleges and companies are trying to learn how to attract and educate this large population of current and potential adult learners. Indeed, a 2019 report from the U.S. The nature of jobs changing over time has created some changes in the adult learning population.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

Edsurge

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.

Food for thought: The data-driven future of food and higher education

The Christensen Institute

We already know that it can be placeless, as online technologies have enabled new modalities of learning that support greater flexibility, accessibility, and convenience. Physical campuses do not have a monopoly on learning. This blog was first published by the Sandbox ColLABorative.

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How Schools Can Protect Themselves From the Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats

Edsurge

As methods for accessing and stealing data grow slicker and harder-to-spot, not a day goes by without a news report about a data security issue. How to find a cloud provider that takes cybersecurity seriously: Use Educause's Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT).

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Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

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.

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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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

Edsurge

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

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How Place-Based Learning Is Changing the Face of Rural Education

Edsurge

Dr. Jodie Winship The first in her family to graduate from both high school and college, Winship is now Chair of Teaching and Learning and Chair of Instructional Leadership and Support at the University of West Alabama, striving to drive much-needed changes in rural education.

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New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

Edsurge

Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo for approximately $2 billion—unless a better offer comes along in the next 35 days.

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Top Hat Raises $55 Million to Take on Big Textbook Publishers

Edsurge

He believes his company’s brand of digital textbooks beats anything Pearson, McGraw-Hill and their ilk can provide. So far, Silagadze has inked deals with Fountainhead Press and Bluedoor Publishing to convert all the publishers’ content into digital materials over the next three years.