State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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If the workday of an adult typically requires seamless broadband access, then it’s reasonable that today’s students need the same access during their school day. The key is the state leadership to make broadband accessible to all.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ Commit to Personalized Professional Learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

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Maine is lucky in that we have both the Maine Learning Technology Initiative ( MLTI ) and NetworkMaine. We agree we want students to develop these skills, but by themselves they don’t justify our investments in learning technology and connectivity.

Moving Beyond Word Processing, Presenting, and Online Research

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Maine is lucky in that we have both the Maine Learning Technology Initiative ( MLTI ) and NetworkMaine. We agree we want students to develop these skills, but by themselves they don’t justify our investments in learning technology and connectivity.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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Professional Learning. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process. Schools need to create a sense of urgency by supporting the professional learning of their teachers and coaches.

Are librarians the key to a Future Ready school?

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However, too often librarians are left out of the planning process for infrastructure and devices, professional learning for teachers, and digital content strategies—areas where they often have expertise. According to the U.S.

Navigating the Digital Transformation Journey

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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. Read this : “Words Matter: Let’s Talk about Learning, not Technology”.

Navigating the Shift to OER

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During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. He has served as the State Education Agency coordinator for Learn and Serve grants awarded in the state.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

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These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. They learned how to manipulate various Photoshop Elements tools to crop, select, paint and fill select areas of their work with contrast colors.

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Going to a Tech Conference? Make Sure to Focus on What Matters.

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Educators often go to professional development events, including technology conferences for a variety of reasons. For some, it is a rare opportunity to learn the latest in education and technology. Does it promote a culture of trust and learning or a culture of suspicion and regulation?

Leveraging the Cloud to Address District Challenges

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An IT leadership survey from cosn.org lists the top three IT priorities in K-12 education as cybersecurity and broadband/network capacity, data security, and budgets.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Developing digital portfolios and personalized learning plans: Every student at St.

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.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. I don’t just learn in the classroom, I learn all day long.

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

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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. Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

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Several topic areas were expanded in the latest Guide , including planning for purchases in respect to curriculum standards; interoperability, privacy, and accessibility considerations; and professional learning.

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The Challenges of Easy Data Access

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In a recent edWebinar , Dr. Larry Fruth, Executive Director and CEO of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, and Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager at CatchOn, discussed head on the challenges school districts face with data access and student privacy.

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Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

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Transforming teaching and learning and providing access to digital instructional materials, both on and off campus is critical for all students,” said Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director, SETDA. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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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.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

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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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. The use of digital resources has changed the way students learn and the way teachers teach.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Select schools in Orange County are part of LaunchED, an immersive, connected, and collaborative learning experience providing students with access to world-class digital tools and resources. André DeLeón is an education programs professional for the Nevada Department of Education.

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US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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Over time, as investors learned which business models worked—and which didn’t—some have fled the sector. Companies whose products serve preschool and professional learning sectors also raised $350 million (represented as the “Other” category in the graph below). K-12 In the K-12 sector, the biggest deal went to DreamBox Learning, courtesy of a $130 million growth equity investment from The Rise Fund, the social-impact fund attached to private equity firm, TPG Capital.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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EC-Council currently offers professional-level certifications, but the new Associate Series exams validate entry-level knowledge and prepare individuals to continue learning best practices for today’s cybersecurity threat landscape.

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How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

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Stuart Burt : When they changed E-rate a couple years ago, it was a learning curve. The modernization to Lifeline didn’t increase funding overall, but families will have the choice between phone discounts and a credit for broadband at home. It’s got to be learning driven.

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Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

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This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. Learn more and register today

Early Literacy in the U.S.: Building a Pathway to Opportunity for All

Graphite Blog

This piece was co-authored by Lisa Guernsey , director of the Early Education Initiative and the Learning Technologies Project in the Education Policy Program at New America and Michael H. Learn more. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon consider adopting a new version of its Lifeline program to increase broadband access for the millions of low-income Americans who do not have consistent service. Learn more and register today

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will kick off Connected Educators Month with an “EduAllStars” Podcast, where he will highlight President Obama’s ConnectED proposal to expand access to high-speed broadband to 99 percent of students and how education can be strengthened when teachers are provided opportunities to connect with their colleagues around the country. Personalized Learning, October 2, 7:00-8:30 PM ET.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?