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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. The Digital Learning Collaborative.

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. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs.

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

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

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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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.

Creating Opportunities by Building Collaborative Teams

EdTechTeam

We wanted to provide students in grades 5-12 with regular, equitable access to digital learning tools in school and at home. Last year, we decided all of our middle school and high school students would have a chromebook to take back and forth to school.

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow. When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning. Google Slides to Make the Physical Digital.

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.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

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.

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

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Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

edWeb.net

Come and meet up with the edWeb team at ISTE in Philadelphia next week. At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. dreambox learning.

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How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

Edsurge

How do systems know when their initiatives “landed” successfully to support teachers and enable students to thrive? 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.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. 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. Commit to Systemic Planning – Before You Purchase.

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Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. This results in various levels of disengagement during the teaching and learning process.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system out there.

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T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Districtwide Movement to 1:1 Learning

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- Unparalleled Blend of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Power School System’s Movement to More Personalized Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

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.

3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Graphite Blog

In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. My students loved having subtitles on during short videos because it gave them more opportunities to interact with and learn from the content. All my students were learning how to read, and the captions helped them connect the audio to the visual representation of text. Can the learner log into the digital learning tool interface independently?

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Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

-Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Learning Services to Strengthen Efforts to Create Dynamic Digital Classrooms – Silver Spring, Md. In the Fall of 2017, Edmond Public Schools began implementing their new Digital Conversion Strategy district wide.

Before going one-to-one, this district is helping every kid get home wi-fi

eSchool News

Add concepts like blended and flipped learning to the equation and you come up with yet another to-do list item: Make sure students can actually use their devices when they aren’t physically on campus and within wi-fi range.

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.

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.