States assess their readiness for digital learning

eSchool News

Statewide ed-tech inventories are helping state leaders assess their digital learning needs. State leaders were less surprised to learn that, on average, there are only about six devices for every 10 Utah students, or that the wireless infrastructure is not adequate in many schools.

What's Happened in North Carolina With Statewide Support for Digital Learning

Edsurge

And as the Haw burbled in the background last Friday and Saturday, school administrators, teachers and edtech entrepreneurs gathered for thoughtful conversations and exchanges around how to use digital technology to support learning at the 30th EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Here’s what we learned. North Carolina has been supporting digital learning longer than many other states. A Vision for Digital Learning. Student learning: Yes!

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Governor Mary Fallin announces initiative to bring high-speed broadband to all Oklahoma schools

Education Superhighway

Today we joined Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin as she announced the Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative , a coordinated effort to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to schools across the state. I am proud to establish the Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative,” said Governor Fallin. We look forward to partnering with each of them to provide broadband network upgrade assistance to school districts across the state.

SETDA Highlights from 2017

SETDA Says

SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Best Practices Digital Learning Personalized Learning Policy Uncategorized2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology.

98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

EducationSuperHighway today released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband. At the same time, the report cites the urgent need to close the digital divide for 2.3

Digital equity bill targets ‘homework gap’

eSchool News

Proposed legislation would ensure students have access to digital learning resources, internet outside of school. The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 , introduced by Rep. The Homework Gap is the cruelest part of the new digital divide.

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Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. Public Schools, digital equity and access to technology at home is a very real problem. By Charles Sosnik.

Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

Edsurge

After conducting a survey in 2015, district leaders found that while a surprising number of students have access to broadband, the biggest obstacle to technological access rural students face is the lack of devices. One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. Since implementing Chromebooks and the blended learning strategy in the district, student performance metrics across the board have risen.

Ga. schools to receive blended learning grants

eSchool News

Grants will enable districts to provide high-speed broadband to support blended learning efforts. million through a collaborative funding effort that seeks to provide high speed broadband access required for blended learning, Gov. Blended Learning McClatchy Top News

Glimpse Into The Future: What Facebook’s education project means for America’s classrooms

Education Superhighway

Facebook unveiled its newest education project, the Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), and in doing so underscored the need for greater broadband access in public school classrooms across the country. Governor McAuliffe in Virginia has also prioritized K-12 broadband upgrades.

The 5 Strategies States Should Pursue Now to Make the Most of Future EdTech Investments in ESSA

Doug Levin

Consider also digital and online learning opportunities afforded students and teachers in which the state has invested. Encouraging a shift to digital textbooks? Offering online learning? The glasses have been raised. The speeches made, and press releases issued.

Look Into the Future Ready

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Future Ready SchoolsⓇ (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts, whether public, private, or charter, move quickly toward preparing students for success. Mentoring Other Districts and Helping Them Transition to Digital Learning.

Three Things We Learned at Khan Academy Over the Last Decade

Edsurge

They inform my day-to-day work as well as the important learnings I’ll take forward for years to come. Teachers are the unwavering center of schooling and we should continue to learn from them every day. I was humbled by these early teachers’ feedback and the learnings they shared.

Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Promise

When we started thinking about how to support schools working to close the Digital Learning Gap , we knew we wanted school leaders to feel just as confident and prepared as athletes ready for a race. We call it “The Digital Promise Journey.” Digital Literacy and Responsibility.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

One district facing that very challenge is Middletown City School District , a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016. You take a personal interest,” says Keith. “It

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. In Kettle Moraine School District , all students have the opportunity to find the route that helps them learn best. Personalized learning is not just for students at Kettle Moraine.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

edWeb.net

This can cause several issues from inequity in how students are taught to network issues as teachers access their personal playlists. In addition, PD leaders can’t possibly provide appropriate professional learning on using tools in the classroom when no two teachers have the same ones.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition).

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Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.