Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

At this stage of the edtech revolution, most educators are focused on using tech to enhance lessons rather than on the tech itself. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I They’re building their own countywide broadband network.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Bringing Personalized Learning Into Rural Schools

Edsurge

Could personalized learning and the use of technology fundamentally change rural student outcomes? In rural districts, children and youth face profound obstacles—geographic isolation and long bus rides to school, frustratingly slow internet connections, limited course options, and low college-going rates. Specifically, only one-third of rural students matriculate in college compared to nearly half of urban students. How It Could Help.

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs

EdTech Magazine

How to Embrace Unconventional Classroom Designs. The Great Prairie Area Education Agency set out to change that. Chartered by the state of Iowa, the organization partners with more than 3,700 teachers and administrators to improve student performance. The agency launched the Room 21C initiative to create a learning environment designed to promote collaborative and personalized learning through the use of technology. Here's how.

How to Tap into Digital Resources in the Classroom?

Kairos EdTech

It is not uncommon to see them with broadband access to the internet, a projector, an interactive whiteboard, 1:1 programs rolling out where every student is equipped with a laptop or a tablet and many more gadgets and technology we could go on and on.

How transparent is school data when parents can’t find it or understand it?

The Hechinger Report

When Mosi Zuberi learned that his 18-year-old son, Kaja, might not graduate from McClymonds High School in Oakland, he anguished over his parenting missteps, wondering where he had gone wrong. I misled my son, sending him to that school saying it was a place he should go, but it wasn’t.”.

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Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. Another swipe whisked her up to the school’s roof, where about 1,700 solar panels spread out before her. ARLINGTON, Va.

More schools are online than ever before – but it’s far from perfect

The Hechinger Report

To take full advantage of all the internet has to offer, schools need to have reliable, speedy connections. When teachers don’t know if a program will crash midway through class – or work at all – they are often hesitant to use online programs to enhance lessons.

3 Levels of Connectivity K–12 Schools Should Consider

EdTech Magazine

The increasing digitalization of education has put even more emphasis on internet access in K–12 schools , leading more school districts, nonprofits and government agencies to invest in programs and services to ensure each student is connected. . How much speed do you need?

Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

Digital Promise

You lower your hands to the ground and feel the texture of the rubber track against your fingertips. The referee stands to your left, ready to count down to the beginning of the race. We knew we wanted to help them visualize the journey ahead. Ready to Commit.

Blended Learning Universe upgrades to drive educator learning, networking

The Christensen Institute

We live in an amazing time where school leaders have the capability to advance student-centered learning–the combination of personalizing learning and implementing competency-based learning–at scale. The engine to drive that transformation is blended learning. With the upgrade of the Blended Learning Universe (BLU) this week, educators and innovators have gained an important tool to advance this work.

Look Into the Future Ready

CUE

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.

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

Doug Levin

Summer and transitioning to a new day-to-day computer (Linux laptop). Since the last edition of a ‘Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News”: I’ve joined efforts to support Net Neutrality protections ; Written further about the prediction made in the book, “Disrupting Class.” A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 and 29 Combined Edition). So why do I still want schools to use them? Summer.

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Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

edWeb.net

The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. Districts realize the devices alone don’t personalize learning.

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

When it comes to education, there is no one right solution. Learning can happen anywhere, anytime. In Kettle Moraine School District , all students have the opportunity to find the route that helps them learn best.

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.

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. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

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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. Indeed, it is not hard to find examples in current events that substantiate this view (e.g.,

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Various education-related updates – via The New York Times : “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.” ” Via Edsurge : “From Neutrality to Inequality: Why the FCC Is Dismantling Equal Access and What It Could Mean for Education.” Two school districts in two states are scaling back their use of the Facebook -built Summit Public Schools ’ learning management system. A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge.

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. We spoke with a number of educators during the Summit to get a peek into how North Carolina’s schools are working. Here’s what we learned. A Vision for Digital Learning.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

One of the most important stories this past week was the Trump Administration’s announcement that it planned to end the DACA program, putting the immigration status and safety of some 800,000 people into question. Buzzfeed reported that – as of 9pm Thursday at least – “ Betsy DeVos Still Hasn’t Said Anything About Trump’s Decision To End DACA.” million to cover federal funds that went to the botched statewide school broadband contract.”

Tuesday and Wednesday - Big Kickoff Days for Connected Educator Month!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Registration is not required, but you can sign up for all of them here , which will get you a reminder the day before each event, and a link to archives afterwards, in case you can’t attend in person. Click on the links below to get access to more detailed event descriptions, panelist bios, sign up/registration, and access to the rooms… Secretary Duncan’s CEM Kickoff, October 1, 2:00 PM ET. From Connection To Collaboration , October 1, 5:00-6:30 PM ET.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Wants to Arm Teachers. ” Via The Washington Post : “ DeVos moves to delay Obama-era rule on minority special-education students.” Via Motherboard : “The FCC ’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband.” “ Is School Desegregation Coming to an End?

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Hack Education

” That bill: the move to re-authorize the Higher Education Act. Via Inside Higher Ed : “A graduation rate requirement for access to special funds for minority-serving institutions in a proposed House Republican rewrite of the Higher Education Act would exempt historically black colleges and universities.” “ Higher-Ed Lobbyists Are Told to Make Peace With Republicans,” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Hack Education

to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.” ” And by “take on,” that means “investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” ” (It would be pretty great if the DOJ would investigate how legacy admissions and big donations let mediocre white applicants like Donald Trump and Jared Kushner get into Ivy League schools.). These 11 Cases Show How.”

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closes transgender student cases as it pushes to scale back civil rights investigations.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Trump Move on Job Training Brings ‘ Skills Gap ’ Debate to the Fore.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Summer Pell Grants will be available to students beginning July 1, the Department of Education announced Monday.” Tech CEOs visited the White House to talk about “modernizing” a.k.a.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via The LA Times : “ Betsy DeVos ’ visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prompts complaints from some students.” “Why DeVos’s Parkland Visit Failed,” according to The Atlantic. ” And I am not even linking to the National Review article promoting this racist crap. ” “ DACA Lives, but for How Long? Look to Japan.”

Content is a tyrant.

Learning with 'e's

Never before has gaining access to information been so easy. The imminent arrival of widespread 4G broadband and LTE ( Long Term Evolution ) will usher in wider availability to information and push even more data to our mobile devices over the same amount of radio spectrum.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. There are stories about the school shooting in Florida and its ramifications in several sections below (and I will be the first to admit I have not gathered even close to all the links that are in circulation this week). President Trump has tried to blame the school shooting in Florida on everything but guns. ” Bill Gates has no idea how much Rice-a-Roni costs.

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Hack Education

” Via Education Week : “The Polarizing Pick to Be Betsy DeVos ’ Right-Hand Man.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ Candice Jackson on Campus Sex Assault : ‘We’re Not Asking Schools to Step In as Courts of Law’ ” Via The New York Times : “ Melania Trump , in Michigan, Urges Middle Schoolers to ‘Choose Kindness ’ ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Rand Paul ’s New Target: Peer Review.”

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Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” In other Department of Education bureaucratic nightmares, “Dozens of Colleges’ Upward Bound Applications Are Denied for Failing to Dot Every I,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.” MarcoPolo Learning has raised $8.5

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. - 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. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Learn more and register here.