A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. " Tagged on: July 23, 2017 Education Division Strategic Plan | National Governors Association → NGA's Education Division has a new strategic plan (2017-2020), which includes a focus on personalized learning. Enter personalized learning (PL)."

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Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). As educators know, integrating meaningful digital learning into the classroom is a 365-day effort.

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What a School District Designed for Computational Thinking Looks Like

MindShift

Instead, each team member spent a few minutes sketching out how one part — a marble run, say, or a Lego Robotics kicking foot — would operate within the machine. In the past five years, South Fayette has leveraged grant funding, new-school construction and creative scheduling to give nearly 3,000 kids, from kindergarten through 12th grade, dedicated spaces for hands-on projects — coding, 3-D printing, computer-aided design and robotics — as part of their regular curriculum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Broadband Law Could Force Rural Residents Off Information Superhighway.” Microsoft first launched these in 1992 , but let’s all pretend like the learn-to-code alt-certification thing is brand new. “Digital learning systems now charge students for access codes needed to complete coursework, take quizzes, and turn in homework,” Buzzfeed – which consistently does some of the best education journalism – reports.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. The topic names have been modified “for consistency,” the report’s authors say (although I’m a little unclear about some of these choices – how are “mobile learning,” “tablet computing,” and “bring your own device” separate technological developments? Adaptive Learning Technologies.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

They have to learn early.”. Related: Blue-collar town leads Rhode Island’s tech-assisted learning revolution. Third grade students at Meeker Elementary school share an iPad in a blended learning class in Greeley, Colorado. The students learn how to use industry-approved software programs and are often granted paid internships at local design firms and research labs, and Greeley’s planning and development departments. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.