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.

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. ”.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students.

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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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Building a growth mindset: students reflect on #BreakoutEDU

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Student Chrome Squad (Part 1): Great Leadership is Key for 1:1

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Chrome Squad (Part 1): Great Leadership is Key for 1:1 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. RC Connected Learning.

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

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One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. The program uses school resources to purchase Google Chromebooks for students in rural areas (as the name implies) and couples that with a blended learning strategy in the classroom. Fewer students meant that the roll outs would be simpler and district leaders could learn from any missteps before scaling up the program at larger schools.

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.

ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Dangerously Irrelevant

Avoid the pitfalls of tech integration – technology for technology’s sake, focus on tools rather than the learning – by being thoughtful and purposeful about lesson (re)design. Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! Title. (Re)designing

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: K–12 Schools Address Digital Equity with Curriculum Framework. In school systems like Clark’s where schools have more autonomy to choose their own digital solutions, issues have emerged around creating activities that serve students of different backgrounds.

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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Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The post Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Bring Shake Up Learning to Your School. Digital Differentiation with Google Apps (workshop or presentation). Connect with Shake Up Learning.

Leadership Roundtable: Digital Equity

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The focus of the roundtable was to share strategies for addressing digital equity in their districts, specifically what has worked best for districts as they seek to close the equity gap for gender, economics, and diverse student communities.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

Edsurge

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.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. Founders are finding incredibly creative ideas to make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring. While more than 80% of schools are connected to the internet, only 15% of them have enough bandwidth to handle the streaming demands of 1:1 learning.

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

Edsurge

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. Then, they layered on other applications, including the Hapara Suite of apps —Highlights, Dashboard and Workspace—to help students move from physical devices to the ultimate goal of enhanced and deeper learning.

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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.

Confessions of a Digital Leader: Migrating Back to A Digital Life

RafranzDavis.com

While these are all google-centric skills, I also cannot wait to show teachers how they can utilize Office 365, Microsoft Sway and Mix to create digital stories and blended lessons or OneNote for our Surface Pro 3 users to create the world in real time. How do our students want to learn?

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Need a Substitute Teacher? Try an ELF Instead

Edsurge

Unfortunately, from the vantage point of student learning, the experience is remarkably poor. Recall the lack of continuity of learning, or the goofing off that would often occur. This year, at Lexington High School (LHS) when teachers are absent, an “ELF” now greets students in a collaborative learning space. Our “ELF” is an Electronic Learning Facilitator. The ELF is a full-time, licensed educator, who is trained in the delivery of online instruction.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Amazon Updates Whispercast For Simpler Use In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

an update to its free, self-service platform for organizations to easily discover, procure, manage and distribute digital content to nearly any device. To learn more about Whispercast, visit [link] amazon.com. Amazon Updates Whispercast For Use In Schools In Education.

Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

Edsurge

They will mihi (welcome) you formally in Te Reo (Maori, New Zealand’s first language) and proceed to inform and charm you over 20 minutes via an interactive presentation about their competency in digital learning. Each of these young people is digitally fluent and has become so by following the same pedagogical approach of their peers in their neighbouring schools. weekly, for three years via micro finance to lease a Chromebook for their child.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Jennifer Liang

Graphite Blog

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Chalkbeat on NAEP : “The national test of students’ progress has gone digital. The Business of Job Training. My kids gonna learn today ?? ” Via the Google blog : “Rolling Study Halls: turning bus time into learning time.” ” The Verge covers the blog post : “ Google is equipping more rural school buses with Wi-Fi and Chromebooks.” million in seed funding from LearnStart (Learn Capital) and Rethink Education.

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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.