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.

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.

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. Showing a growing trend in the field, this year’s FETC brought more educators than ever before – almost 10,000 school professionals, from superintendents and principals, to instructional technology coaches and classroom teachers. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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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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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 Personalized Professional Learning.

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Collaboration tool supports global discussions

eSchool News

With new feature from Participate Learning, educators have free, online space for collaboration around lesson plans and more. Educators are asked constantly to focus on personal professional learning. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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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.

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

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-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.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

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.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Expands Collaboration with Discovery Education to Maximize Investment in Educational Technology

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September 4, 2018) - Illinois’ (U-46) today announced it is expanding its collaboration with , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Silver Spring, Md.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: The Wins Are Everything

RafranzDavis.com

A few weeks ago, 50 teachers joined an internal google plus community meant to connect them to each other as we all began to take on the digital learning challenge. I’ve loved watching our principals transform into digital leaders…risk takers. Professional Growth

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85 Canadian Schools Lead an Edtech Charge by Moving from Devices to Deeper Learning

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Analytics provides education professionals with visualizations of this data that help them answer the big question: Has our investment in education technology paid off? Six years ago, OCSB embarked on a journey to improve learning outcomes for all of their students by leveraging technology. The board’s schools adopted Chromebooks and implemented the free Google Suite for Education platform as their foundation.

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Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

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.

Check out KQED Teach – FREE Platform to Help Teachers

EdTechTeacher

We love sharing FREE things for teachers and are thrilled to let you know about a NEWonline learning platform for teachers created by KQED – an NPR and PBS affiliate in Northern California.

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. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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

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

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.

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

Graphite Blog

This is the first in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. By signing, school leaders committed to working with teachers, families, and community members to transition their districts to "personalized, digital learning.". Learning is always the goal, with pedagogy and curricula as the driver. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

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This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. We lose sight of our primary goal of providing a computing platform to enrich, empower, and facilitate teaching and learning. Upcoming Webinars: It's About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks.