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. Increasing college and career readiness by teaching technology skills. Education Technology

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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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

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

FETC Converge

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.

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning sits down to talk about the hot trends at ISTE 2017 including lots of Google stuff, new AR news, Google Keep, touch Screen Chromebooks, and more news. In today’s show, Kasey Bell discusses the hot trends at ISTE 2017: Touch screen ChromeBooks.

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.

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.

Chromebooks dominate K-12 purchases

eSchool News

Latest quarter reveals that Chromebooks took 51 percent of K-12 market sales. Chromebook sales have surged in the U.S. 6 reasons Chromebooks are the device of the moment ]. Chromebooks held 41 percent of sales in Canada, 9 percent in Finland, 9 percent in the U.K.,

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.

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.

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. You don’t have to be a fan of technology, but you do need to understand that it’s a catalyst for some exciting pedagogical changes.

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

techlearning

Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology.

HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

New technology offerings include convertible laptops, immersive computing. During ISTE 2015, HP announced new technology solutions for education that are aimed to enhance student and teacher experiences. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News STEM Top News

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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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Jon is the co-author of The Eduprotocol Field Guide and loves sharing better ways to teach and use technology.

Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

" Unless you get instructional design right, technology can only increase the speed and certainty of failure " - William Horton As budgets expand or money becomes available at the end of a school year, the knee jerk reaction of many schools is to go all in and spend it as quickly as possible.

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

Education Superhighway

According to David Verschueren, the school district’s Technology Director, “streaming instructional videos was a big issue for our teachers. Also, teachers were asking to use more instructional programs to help students with their unique [learning] needs – but they all required the Internet.”. As a result of the fiber upgrade, teachers in Jal are now able to offer their students full access to digital learning.

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.

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

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.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I have learned so much in the intervening years, and my analysis then strikes me as incredibly naive and shallow. million in venture capital from high profile names like LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and from firms active in ed-tech investing such as Learn Capital.

Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

Edsurge

How are rural schools, which face logistical obstacles unheard of in more urban districts, finding ways to provide their students with technology? The access to technology that students have is just as varied as the students and schools themselves. After conducting a survey in 2015, district leaders found that while a surprising number of students have access to broadband, the biggest obstacle to technological access rural students face is the lack of devices.

Maximize Learning, Not Technology

Reading By Example

Digital tools have a place, but it should not be the focus. If technology is the form, then pedagogy is the function. 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.

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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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. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started.

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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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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). In Malaysia, some of the most illuminating data came from one specific question we asked in the survey, “What are your key challenges when using technology?” Focusing on blended-learning PD.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

eSchool News

Now is also a time to reflect on what educational technology tools U.S. Chromebooks. With 1:1 initiatives increasingly being either considered or implemented across the US, school districts need an affordable and easy-to-use device for their students: enter, Chromebooks.

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

techlearning

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.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Extends Partnership with Discovery Education to Maximize  Education Technology

techlearning

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. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

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

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

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?

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

techlearning

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. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Are schools really wasting money on computers?

eSchool News

Headlines ranged from “ Schools wasting money on computers for kids ” to “ Computers in schools don’t help kids learn.” It is true that the OECD report shines a light on some of the limitations of technology use in education.

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Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software

techlearning

It is compatible across Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OSX and iOS. Schools can also use this insight to identify localized trends and issues in order to support teaching digital citizenship to Illinois students. Austin, TX, Sept.