How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Across the country, local networks known as Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are bringing together partners and resources to meet urgent needs and envision a new future for teaching and learning. Tackling the Digital Divide with Device Deployment in Kansas City.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. ClassTag surveyed more than 1,200 U.S.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

Cool Cat Teacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For educators that may mean working with students in a face to face, elearning, or a blended environment. Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I enjoy learning from all of you.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 A (Electronic) Textbook Case of Disruption | The American Interest → Schools are starting to take advantage of cheap tablets and open-sourced learning materials to give their students touchscreen, on-demand textbooks that—and here’s the kicker—can save school districts millions of dollars every year. And yet survey after survey says that we expect that this data is being used to obtain medical or educational breakthroughs.”

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 A (Electronic) Textbook Case of Disruption | The American Interest → Schools are starting to take advantage of cheap tablets and open-sourced learning materials to give their students touchscreen, on-demand textbooks that—and here’s the kicker—can save school districts millions of dollars every year. And yet survey after survey says that we expect that this data is being used to obtain medical or educational breakthroughs.”

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. They have to learn early.”. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized. 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.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

On the one hand, we know that most students bring a mini-supercomputer to school every day, a device with vast potential for learning. On the other hand, just how and even if smartphones might help students learn remains a troubling question. It’s especially vexing with regard to students who already have low achievement levels or learning problems. But using phones for learning requires students to synthesize information and stay focused on a lesson or a discussion.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

Teaching Tolerance released a report on the increased harassment and bullying witnessed this year – something it tied directly to the Trump campaign: 90% of K–12 educators that the organization surveyed said that their school climate had been adversely affected by the racist, nationalist, sexist rhetoric of the Presidential campaign. ” While new technologies are spreading rapidly, the “digital dividends – growth, jobs and services – have lagged behind.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” “ Florida Virtual School model shows online learning can be engaging,” according to a puff piece by Education Dive , which rewrites a puff piece by eSchool News. ” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has a new CEO : John “Jack” Lynch, formerly the head of Renaissance Learning. Education Politics.