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

Nurturing digital learning at school

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Matthew Joseph , who will be speaking at the upcoming 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference , led the first 1-to-1 device rollout in a public school in Massachusetts more than a decade ago, and also spent 11 years as an elementary school principal. Now director of digital learning and innovation for Milford Public Schools, he is overseeing implementation of the district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program in grades 3 through 12.

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. Building the Digital Dream.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

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Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning. Much of that achievement is due to the Chromebooks, Morgan said.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

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Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

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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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?

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

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Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” The Perfect Storm In 2014, Beaverson PS passed a bond with significant amount dedicated to technology and by 2016, Beaverton had 32,000 Chromebooks and 10,000 iPads being used in the district.

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

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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

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.

Rolling Out Across Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

It’s an exciting time for the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools community as schools are rolling out devices to students. For the 52 Cohort 6 schools that are just beginning their VILS journey, rollout is the beginning of new learning opportunities that are not possible without technology.

Math instruction meets a personalized approach

eSchool News

One school is using a personalized and blended math curriculum to help students meet learning goals. That’s where MobyMax is really awesome—students who have different needs can learn at different levels, even though they’re in the same class together.

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation. Today, we have a gigabit wireless network deployed at our elementary, middle and high schools , and starting this fall, we expect to have deployed more than 3,000 Chromebooks to our students, teachers and administrators. Given today’s realities, going digital was the clear choice. We now view promoting the digital classroom as a way to attract young families and tech-savvy teachers into our community.

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Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

When making the switch to a modern learning environment, it can be easy for K–12 schools to get distracted by the impressive array of new education technology and lose sight of the reason to adopt these tools in the first place: to improve student outcomes.

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How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

How Data Analytics Can Help Decode Your District's Tech Use

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It reveals the mystery behind which technology is used (or not used) in her district for teaching and learning. Suzy Brooks: We had just wrapped up the third year of our one-to-one Chromebooks initiative when we brought on CatchOn.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

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Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 A four-year replacement cycle will be set up for Guilderland’s Chromebooks.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

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During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

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For example, with technology we have engaged with BrightBytes ’ Technology and Learning module to measure the progress of our tech programs over time and get evidence to inform future initiatives. The foundational technology pieces – Chromebooks, internet, assessment platforms – are stabilized at most Oakland schools. So the next year, the district purchased 10,000 chromebook devices on wifi-enabled carts and rolled them out equitably across our 86 schools and 36,000 students.

We Were On a Break

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But even the challenges were learning experiences. Since August 2016, I've been focusing mostly on three elementary schools in my district, working as their digital learning coach. Elementary schools are full of curious learners and smiles and hugs.

To BOLDly Go

CUE

The mission of CUE BOLD was to focus “the symbiotic relationship of learning environment design, digital learning systems, and rethinking traditional lesson design as the essential components.” Their sessions helped showcase the possibilities for flexible learning spaces.

7 Ways We're Confronting Internet Access Challenges—and Our Own Blind Spots

Edsurge

Alex was an enthusiastic 9th grader in my World History course and had just been issued a Chromebook as part of our district’s 1:1 implementation. Alex’s excitement was palpable as this was the first computer to ever enter his home: He was now participating in digital learning and exploration, and he appeared as enthusiastic as anyone. The project got off to a good start, and the students seemed to embrace their learning and the collaborative process.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones.

Boom! All 7 "Collaboration & Community" Sessions at the 2015 Google EduOnAir Conference, in One Spot

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Helping Your Students Collaborate with Google Apps Intended audience: Educator Level: Beginner; elementary +Rolland Chidiac describes how GAFE has changed the culture of his classroom, beyond the technology. Realm of Experiential and Alternative Learning) in the UK.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Jennifer Liang

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We serve students with autism spectrum disorder and other learning disabilities. I oversee our 1-to-1 Chromebook initiative and train teachers on how to use them in the classroom. So as a school, we are interested in helping our students learn to navigate these interactions.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

The Hechinger Report

NEW ORLEANS — A few years ago, with little fanfare or announcement, the New Orleans education system began a massive experiment that’s reshaping how kids learn across the city. Supporters in New Orleans say that, so far, personalized learning has been transformative. Future of Learning.

Maximize Learning, Not Technology

Reading By Example

Digital tools have a place, but it should not be the focus. We need to ask ourselves why we want to use technology with a learning initiative, instead of what the technology is or how it can be used. Intermediate students were introduced to digital word processing and blogging.