Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been doing a great deal of work with schools and districts on how to effectively implement digital learning across the curriculum. When it comes to technology in general, the overall goal is to support learning, not drive instruction.

6 MDM Features that Save School Districts’ Time

Kajeet

Digital Learning 1 to 1 BYOD MDMThere are over 13,500 school districts in the U.S. and 98,000 public schools that make up those districts, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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Managing Student Devices in K-12

Kajeet

Digital Learning Technology Insight 1 to 1 BYOD MDMAt the start of 2018, the U.S. market experienced a 10 percent year-over-year growth in mobile devices sold to K-12 schools, according to THE Journal.

The best BYOD tech tools for the Common Core classroom

eSchool News

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours in a friend’s classroom where I introduced her students to technology applications that would engage them in “showing what they know” at different points in their learning. Then, learn how you share it as a free option.

Webinar Spotlight: Are You Ready for BYOD?

Graphite Blog

Are you interested in implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program in your classroom or school? In our June webinar, Rachelle Wooten, a digital learning specialist at Fort Bend Independent School District in Texas and Graphite certified educator, provides a primer on BYOD, including digital tool recommendations, classroom management tips, lesson planning, teaching tips, and more. .

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The digital learning plan every educator should read

eSchool News

North Carolina’s brand new Digital Learning Plan is generating buzz in schools and at the capitol. Here’s what other states can learn. Like every state, educators in North Carolina are struggling with complex demands around digital learning.

Textbooks optional: What unbundling and BYOD mean for learning technology

eSchool News

As digital natives, today’s students have grown up with technology integrated into every aspect of their lives, and education is no exception. In response, students are also choosing the devices they want to use for learning, and why shouldn’t they? Enter the age of BYOD.

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Confessions of A Digital Leader: 6 Things I Learned While Implementing Digital Learning

RafranzDavis.com

Through the course of our implementation and relaunch of Google Apps, I’ve definitely learned that the word “free” is such a myth. I learned that kids will type terrible things and change ink to white in order to make pages appear blank. Google Apps Aren’t Really “Free” .

1:1 iPads and Digital Learning in Belton ISD

EdTechSandyK

They gave an overview of how Belton began experimenting with BYOD and small 1:1 implementations over the past two years, culminating in opening a brand new middle school (grades 6-8) with 1:1 iPads for students in the 2011-2012 school year.

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement.

5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

A dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills is required for schools to become places where social media and digital tools are integral and beneficial parts of a rigorous program and where they work symbiotically with active, engaged, and applicable learning.

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Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology.

Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

The end result has been a massive influx in tools, but a clear lack in vision and planning as to how these powerful tools can, and will, actually impact learning. Technology in itself will never transform teaching and learning.

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Keys for a Successful Digital Transformation

A Principal's Reflections

This poses some good news for students, as transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that provide relevance, value, and tangible skills in an unpredictable world. Any leader who has gone through a successful digital transformation realizes this.

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Teacher's Top Five: Rachelle Wooten's Versatile Tools for BYOD and the 4 Cs

Graphite Blog

I spoke with Rachelle Wooten , a Graphite certified educator and digital learning specialist at Fort Settlement Middle School in Texas. As a digital learning specialist, I am passionate about helping teachers find just the right tool to help them reach and teach each of their students. We do just about everything with Edmodo since many of our campuses are BYOD, and Edmodo is available on platforms.

How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

techlearning

Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs. Resources BYOD Webinars Ebooks Webinar

Network Essentials for Superintendents: Planning for the future

Education Superhighway

With technology playing a pivotal role in creating incredible learning opportunities for America’s students, it’s vital that every classroom has the bandwidth needed to access media-rich educational tools and implement digital learning. Digital Learning

12 districts honored for their innovative digital curriculum transition strategies

eSchool News

At the Learning Counsel’s Annual Gathering and National Awards event, twelve leading districts were recognized for their vision and innovation in integrating digital curriculum and technology into their teaching and learning process.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum.

Gale launches Research In Context for middle school research

eSchool News

Mobile-responsive resource supports BYOD and one-to-one initiatives. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has launched Research In Context, a new online resource geared specifically to middle school students. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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Just for me learning

Learning with 'e's

I took part in a very interesting panel discussion with several other keynote speakers during the Adult Learning Symposium last week, in Singapore. The theme of the conference was 'Future of Work, Future of Learning', which sent a clear message to delegates that the two are inseparable.

Working out the Worksheet

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Prior to the digital revolution, I used worksheets as the hub for lessons and content. Now that the digital revolution is in full swing, I am trying to devise means for moving to a paperless and digital classroom while facing the following challenges: Availability of technology: there is a reason why I''m focused on BYOD with this blog; I do not teach in a 1:1 district. Practical & free BYOD resources are a must. How can resources be adapted to BYOD?

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

This collaborative work has placed the NEO Blog in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs! Besides these five trends of 2016, mobile learning, gamification and cloud integration have continued to be on the lips of ed tech people everywhere.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

With changing times, continuous reflection and learning are needed in order to move schools forward now. As such, teaching, learning, and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals. Here is where the Pillars of Digital Leadership come into play.

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Here’s how 4 schools are supporting wireless internet needs

eSchool News

As wireless internet needs become more important for students and instructors, many schools are bolstering their connectivity to ensure smooth learning experiences. Next page: Four schools focused on wireless access and digital learning).

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The Learning Counsel launches digital curriculum survey

eSchool News

Created to assist executives and curriculum and technology directors in guiding the transition to digital curriculum and content, the survey also offers schools the chance win national awards. The impact of digital curriculum use. • Digital Learning and Tools News

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices.

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Epson projector works with SMART Board interactive whiteboards

eSchool News

to bring advanced collaborative learning solutions to the classroom, Epson has announced a line of projectors designed and certified specifically for use with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News Top News

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Content, patience and a plan: How to launch an instructional technology strategy

techlearning

FREE Webinar | September 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM EDT Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

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Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Over the years we have seen more embracement of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and 1:1 device rollouts. The USDOE’s Office of Educational Technology places emphasis on students and educators having access to a robust and comprehensive infrastructure when and where they need it for learning.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Digital devices ushered in an era where all this (and more) is possible. Teachers jumped at the chance to integrate them because they could supplement other content into their text and take advantage of them being digital by adapting them on the fly.

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Uncommon Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different. They have embraced this digital world as it provides consistent relevance and meaning through an array of interactive experiences.

"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

Trends in Digital Learning: The New Learning Leader ] The report reveals that 77 percent of teachers state that they and their students have access to wireless internet in most places in their schools.

Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. In 2015, 47 percent of K-12 teachers and almost two-thirds of K-5 teachers reported using game-based learning environments in their classes, up from 23 percent of K-12 teachers in 2010. “The explosion in teacher interest and usage of videos and game-based learning could be a harbinger of a new awakening for digital learning” said Julie Evans, the CEO of Project Tomorrow, in a statement.

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#Internet4schools: Make Your Voice Heard

A Principal's Reflections

Back in 2009 when we began to transform teaching and learning at New Milford High School we were extremely fortunate at the time to have wireless Internet access throughout the school. This was an extremely big deal five years ago and ultimately gave us an edge in terms of the many successful initiatives we rolled out including Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and digital learning across the curriculum.

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4 wireless network goals for schools

eSchool News

Even social media channels have become learning tools for the creative classroom. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) : As mobile device ownership becomes more pervasive, students and teachers want to bring their own devices into classrooms.

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Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

One of the most useful examples I saw this year was at a Moodle conference where in the digital conference guide was a QR next to each session. If you still wanna learn more you can check out my Livebinder all about QR. BYOD can help.

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Network Essentials for School Board Members

Education Superhighway

School board members play an important role in school districts’ ability to improve the level and quality of digital learning opportunities in the classroom. This is a direct reflection of your district’s learning goals.

6 Bandwidth Best Practices for Schools To Consider This Year

Education Superhighway

Those needs often differ based on your school’s location, number of students, and digital learning curriculum, so it’s useful to start with some broadband best practices as you build your school’s digital future. Build with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in mind.