The Big Picture on the 2019-20 PreK-12 Market

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According to Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst of Simba Information, all of these could impact the instructional materials marker. Rather than a single book or set of books, most basal programs now include a number of materials to facilitate learning.

Guide to Quality Instructional Resources Focuses on the Process, not the Purchase

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Questioning the quality of instructional materials isn’t new to the digital education era. Thus, there is the potential for more disparity in the quality of materials from school to school.

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Navigating the Shift to OER

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During a tour of updates to SETDA’s Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS) , which showcases state policies in support of digital materials, Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA, discussed new features like professional development information.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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Refocusing classrooms around up-and-coming digital materials requires more than just adding a new tech-based product or two as many processes for reviewing and purchasing instructional materials are still built around print textbooks.

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Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms

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Accessible technologies help students with disabilities unlock their full potential by addressing a diversity of needs that include learning, visual, hearing, mobility, neurodiversity, and mental health. The [Microsoft] learning tools transformed writing for our pupils.”

Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

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To date, 12 states have approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for classroom use through their formal adoption process. Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series empowers educators to transform science instruction.

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Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

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Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem.

Turn the Page: Looking Beyond the Textbook for Culturally-Responsive Curriculum

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Of course, curriculum is only a small part of what’s needed to create culturally-responsive classrooms. Study after study has demonstrated that high-quality curricular resources play a vital role in improving student learning.

Engaging All Students in Problems Worth Solving

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Scott Kinney has nearly 25 years of experience in the fields of professional learning and educational technology, and currently serves as Discovery Education Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships. One of my many high school memories is learning the Pythagorean Theorem. Following that introduction, we were instructed to open our textbooks and tackle two pages of practice problems quietly at our desks.

How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books

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Games support literacy skills in part because they enable students to play and learn in authentic worlds they care about Karen Schrier, Marist College Another early adopter, Paul Davarsi teaches English and media studies in Toronto, and likes games for many of the same reasons as Fallon.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

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A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. So, what can we do to improve teacher professional development? This month’s question is about how to improve teacher professional development. Others learn by hearing.

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What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

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BloomBoard is a professional development website for teachers and administrators. On the teacher side , educators learn, share, and discuss teaching ideas. On the administrator side , BloomBoard offers the ability to look at reports and recommend resources for professional development.

How Can Policymakers Prepare Students for the Future of Work?

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Just 32 percent of 11th graders surveyed said they learned something of interest in the past week, and over half of high school seniors feel their math work is “too easy.”.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

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Due to CEN’s services, schools have been able to host eSports events, offer distance learning, run Hour of Code events for the school and community, produce internet radio and video conferences, and many other activities that rely on stable internet access.

Broward County Public Schools Selects Science A-Z As District-wide Supplement to K–5 Science Curriculum

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Florida’s second largest district partners with Learning A-Z to provide its elementary schools with professional learning and an award-winning curriculum resource that blends science and literacy TUCSON—Aug. Learning A-Z is a business unit of Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

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But many times tech is only integrated at specific points in the classroom or with a specific tool as determined by the teacher. In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

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Dr. Schroeder shared the story of how Arthur Elementary School transitioned from having one computer per classroom to having a 1:1 iPad program, establishing goals for out-of-school access. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News How-to IT Newsletter

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

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Rhonda Schroeder, EdD, Principal, Arthur Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK, shared the story of how Arthur Elementary School transitioned from having one computer per classroom to having a 1:1 iPad program.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. With these resources, students will learn about biofuels, electric vehicles, cool roofs, energy efficient data centers, clean energy manufacturing, and more.

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Shaping K-12 Learning Experiences with Online Mapping Activities

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In “ How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students ,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity. It’s about saving teachers instructional time. Builds Instructional Partnerships. Facilitates Professional Learning.

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

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Classroom facilitator. This new role for educators is a direct outcome of the data-driven classroom and the quest for accountability. The idea, said Dr. Weeks, is to understand how data can be used to support the school and classroom, rather than just viewing it as a reporting object.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Videos provide stopping points to facilitate classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking.

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Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

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Notes from panel discussion/concurrent session at SXSWedu 2012 Geoff Wurzel, TechNet Wurzel was one of the influencers on Senate Bill 6 and the creation of the Instructional Materials Allotment in Texas. Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games). It brings a library of over 18,000 purpose-built, digital learning objects to teachers, learners, and parents.