How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

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. Building the Digital Dream.

Digital Learning Day with Book Creator and EdTechTeacher

EdTechTeacher

We are excited to be apart of Digital Learning Day , an annual event organized by the Alliance for Excellent Education. This free webinar is focused on how Book Creator can support learning on the iPad and Chromebooks.

Digital Learning in Action: TECH 2018 Showcase

Education Superhighway

If you have any doubts that digital learning is transforming education, look no further than these presentations from students at Illinois’ TECH 2018 event this year: Robots in the Art Room. Digital Learning

Reality Checks of Digital Learning

RafranzDavis.com

A few days later, I received an email from her that while her kids were enjoying this new way of learning, they could barely stay online, but were being such great sports trying. And then I re-learned some lessons…. Professional Growth digital learning

Tech for 2018: 10 things worth trying this year

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech 1:1 classroom blended learning chromebooks digital learning edtech educational technology elearning g suite gafe Google Apps googleedu laptopsTech tool options continue to grow. There's a lot out there. Here are some new -- and familiar -- ones to try in 2018.

HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

As the Chromebook’s classroom popularity grows, its features expand. HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

Chromebook takeover signals major shift in education…but not in the way you may think

eSchool News

According to the New York Times , the massive adoption of Google and its Chromebooks in U.S. Read more about Chromebooks and the Googlification of the classroom in the New York Times article here: “ How Google took over the classroom. ”.

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. Ipads and Chromebooks.

30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

eSchool News

The district began distributing Google Chromebooks in November, and the rollout should be complete by next month, said Valerie Truesdale, the CMS chief of technology, personalization and engagement. The district has also bought digital textbooks in science and social studies classes.

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3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. All 50 states and even 49 countries were represented at this dynamic conference focused on transforming the classrooms of yesterday to provide students with 21st century learning opportunities. A new opportunity to convert older computers to classroom Chromebooks.

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One MDM Dashboard, 10 Reasons to Use It

Kajeet

This “ Student Tech Devices in the Classroom ” infographic shows 31 percent use Chromebooks, 26 percent use iPads, and other types of devices are also used by schools. Digital Learning Technology Insight MDMDevices in the classroom are becoming as common as pencil and paper once were, with 79 percent of educators, in a recent survey, reporting daily student device usage in class. And it is a myriad of devices.

Kensington launches new cases for Chromebooks, iPads

eSchool News

Chromebook, Tablet Projection Stand, and BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case with Screen Protector for iPad Air 2. Educators and students alike can use these desktop and mobile accessories to enhance their productivity and provide protection for their learning tools. When it comes to education in the digital age, the right tech tools and accessories can truly enhance the educational experience,” said Brian Knauss, Global Product Manager, Kensington.

Rural New Mexico school district upgrades to fiber; gives students greater access to digital learning

Education Superhighway

Also, teachers were asking to use more instructional programs to help students with their unique [learning] needs – but they all required the Internet.”. The district learned that the process of upgrading would be relatively easy and inexpensive – with a special construction cost of only $300 to install the fiber and build out to Jal’s schools. As a result of the fiber upgrade, teachers in Jal are now able to offer their students full access to digital learning.

Designed to Deliver: Lenovo® ThinkPad® 11e Chromebook™ Series

eSchool News

The Lenovo® ThinkPad® 11e Chromebook™ Series was designed to deliver Chrome OS innovation backed by rugged Lenovo reliability. Best in class for digital learning and assessment, this device offers real-time collaboration between students and teachers, while also making IT management easier.

How Does Your 1:1 Tech Program Stack Up?

Kajeet Extracurricular

As schools say goodbye to traditional computer labs, educators and administrators are quickly learning technology is conquering classrooms and finding its way into every aspect of learning. Digital Learning Data and Trends 1 to 1

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Chromebooks are simple to use and easy to setup and manage, but the software is limited to web applications that run in an Internet browser.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. I get the fact that technology can increase engagement, but if that engagement does not lead to evidence of learning then what’s the point?

Everything you never knew about using Google in the classroom

eSchool News

Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Google Professional Development (PD) Resource Top News add-ons apps chrome chromebooks CUE cue 2015 extensions google certified teacher Google Docs

Incredible: Growth of this technology crushes Apple, Microsoft in K-12 classrooms

eSchool News

Chromebooks continued their steady growth in education, securing 58 percent of K-12 market share in 2016, according to a new report examining technology trends in the K-12 education market. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile Learning News

Texas district launches connected school buses

eSchool News

Smartphones, wearable technology, always-on mobile devices–now, school buses are following suit, offering wi-fi connectivity and real-time monitoring to extend learning and create safe environments. Digital Learning and Tools internet News

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. He is in the San Francisco Unified School District as a Learning Integration Designer, and he does it with digital technology.

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How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This past June, I had the privilege of visiting 13 Malaysian public schools–eight of which, despite these challenges, were implementing fantastic blended-learning programs that were truly changing instruction for their students.

Want to save your district $3 billion on edtech?

eSchool News

Next page: Huge price discrepancies when different districts purchase the same iPad, Chromebook bundles. Digital Learning and Tools News

Building a growth mindset: students reflect on #BreakoutEDU

FETC Converge

That confusion is a part of the learning progress, though, and one that I want to better address in our future debriefs. Read more at Tech & Learning. Uncategorized #BreakoutEDU Chromebook classroom digital learning learning tools training teachersLast week, Adam Schoenbart Adam Schoenbart, high school English teacher at Ossining High School, facilitated a new kind of #BreakoutEDU experience.

Chrome Education or Hapara?

Tomorrow's Learners

I often run into two scenarios when discussing Chromebook management with schools. They are: Should we use Chrome Education or Hapara to manage our Chromebooks? Push apps and extensions that are going to enhance learning. Blog Chrome Education Chromebooks Hapara

3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. Digital is King.

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Students hosted a tech PD conference at their school — and Google followed suit

eSchool News

Last fall the district checked out Chromebooks to its middle schoolers and set aside days to train teachers in ways to leverage laptops to make the most of having tech in every student’s hands. 21st Century Skills Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Professional Development

How a small district turned every student into a music composer

eSchool News

Spending seven years as music teacher in Big Sky’s rural community, I encounter daily the educational benefits that a small school district offers students, particularly in its abilities to offer more intimate backdrops for learning.

5 innovative tech initiatives happening in schools today

eSchool News

As the school year gets underway across the nation, many schools and districts are launching new technology initiatives and programs designed to improve teaching and learning. Digital Learning and Tools Resource STEM

To put tech into any lesson, start with the lesson

eSchool News

How to use devices and apps to support specific learning objectives. We want students to use them to construct understanding, to demonstrate their learning within their courses of study, and to mess around with. What can a teacher do with an iPad/Chromebook/Surface?

Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team appeared first on Shake Up Learning. When not neck deep in Chromebooks Cody spends his time with his wonderful wife Jennifer and their three amazing kids: Kollyn, Reese, and Tucker. Teachability and ability to learn quickly.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle addresses this need. ” Each SMART for Samsung Bundle includes: 10 x Samsung Chromebook 3.

Results of the 2016 National Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey

eSchool News

The Learning Counsel released the results of its third annual Survey of school and district digital curriculum strategy and transformation, sponsored by Ruckus Wireless. 2016 was also the highest year on record for digital curriculum spending.

Global K-12 Market for Personal PCs to Contract in 2016, Experts Project

Marketplace K-12

Similar forces are said to contribute to a tightening in the global, self-paced e-learning market.). See also: Consumer Demand for Digital Learning Games, Simulations Growing Worldwide. Chromebooks Thriving in U.S. Self-Paced E-Learning Market Evaporating, Report Finds.

Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

With advances in affordable technology, such as the ultra-cheap Chromebook, it has been tough for schools to resist spending these funds on devices. Technology in itself will never transform teaching and learning. The critical need for learning doesn't stop with teachers and leaders.

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Introducing the math selfie

eSchool News

These high-tech, mathematically-savvy and, let’s face it, just plain cool selfies are just one way Wichita Falls ISD students are using digital technology in their classrooms as a way to enhance and enrich learning. Math selfies, QR codes, and Kahoot games enrich one school.

HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

The recently released HP Chromebook 11 G4 makes collaboration at school and work easy; the notebook quickly launches apps, optimizes Google Hangouts with noise suppression software, and keeps classmates and teachers connected through available 3G/4G LTE wireless.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Acer has launched its new Acer Education Seed Program, which offers K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to test either a cloud-based Acer TravelMate B117 notebook with Windows or an Acer C730E Chromebook with Chrome OS for free, with no risk, since there is no obligation to purchase.

A summer reading program for students who read differently

eSchool News

Students with learning disabilities face the greatest challenges in access to reading year-round; and because of their disability, they are often left out of traditional programs, which can damage self-esteem and cause them to fall behind in school.