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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. Create Courseware Using Learning Objects Seth's Reading List.

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies

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JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

iPads to Differentiate Instruction in Early Elementary Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

McGraw-Hill launches K-3 reading, language tool

eSchool News

Company to introduce new comprehensive K-3 reading, writing and language arts program. Next: More details about the tools’ reading and literacy strategies. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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How 'Learning Experience Design' Helps Customize Online Courses at Scale

Edsurge

When schools and educators augment or replace classroom-only teaching with high quality, multimedia online instruction, they’re embracing 'learning experience design (LXD.)' Some companies had a cookie-cutter approach to course development.

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In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

Edsurge

She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. And she created a residential learning bloc named for the phoenix, the mystical bird who rises from its ashes to have a second chance at life. Residents have gotten creative with the tools.

The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

Meeting this year’s students “where they are” is going to look different than it did for last year’s class. Don’t be the company that rests on its performance in the classroom from the year before. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students

Edsurge

Over the years, higher ed institutions have deployed data analytics and technology tools to help advisors in their work. In other words, instead of meeting with an advisor, some students simply didn’t register for classes at all.

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This tool boosts science, engineering interest

eSchool News

An online teaching tool is helping students in Tennessee become more engaged with science and engineering. Hannah Strobl likes animals and dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and recently, she was clicking through a specialized online STEM teaching tool at a snappy pace.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Instead of selecting many apps, many are now recommending just a few tools/protocols for how things are taught with edtech. Then, it becomes about the content and not the tools. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. Lesson plans of any digital flavor. Virtual reality and field trip tools .

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2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

Edsurge

It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

New diagnostic tool measures reading skills, targets success

eSchool News

Lexia Learning’s RAPID Assessment offers predictions for reading success; provides guidance for instruction. Data-driven instruction” has become a watchword in education, but interpreting and using data for instructional planning remains a formidable hurdle for teachers, many of whom lack the necessary tools, time, or training. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

Epiphany Learning updates personalized learning tool

eSchool News

Research, observations inspired updates to the K-12 web-based personalized learning application. Epiphany Learning, a personalized learning ed-tech company, has launched version 2.0 of its Epiphany Learning Personalized Learning Application. At Epiphany Learning we’re on a mission to transform education by putting the learner back in the center of their education,” states Laura Henderson, founder and CEO of Epiphany Learning. “A

Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’

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Meanwhile, college researchers and innovators are diving into learning science and experimenting with new teaching methods. That guest is Mitchell Stevens, a Stanford University professor who is the director of the Center for Advanced Research Through Online Learning.

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

We have a growing number of non-traditional students (homeless, poverty, minority) who come from non-traditional families (merged, minority, single parent, two-working parents) and who learn in non-traditional ways (technology). By Charles Sosnik.

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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.

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Making video creation easier for educators “Course Hero aims to help educators find the tools we wish we had when we were educators,” says Michael Levy, a former political science professor who now leads the Proprietary Content Development team at Course Hero.

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#ThankATeacher: Appreciation Stories from the EducationSuperHighway Team

Education Superhighway

I used to think that she made me stay after school with her every day because she needed someone to keep her company. During that year I discovered how personally productive it was to take time to reflect through journaling, particularly as a tool to help me process emotions.

How two CEOs created a shared language for innovation

The Christensen Institute

But one of Waters’ key breakthroughs has been learning how to not go it alone—a collaboration lesson for leaders across all industries to innovate successfully. But she quickly realized that turning the tool into a sustainable edtech business model was no small feat.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Enjoy this fun, free tool. 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. As a jotting/sketchnoting tool, it actually is really robust and fun.

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Open educational resources get federal attention

eSchool News

In order to ensure that all students – no matter their zip code – have access to high-quality learning resources, we are encouraging districts and states to move away from traditional textbooks and toward freely accessible, openly-licensed materials,” U.S.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. This work can potentially impact policy changes related to procuring instructional materials to best meet the ever changing individual needs of students in the digital age.”.

Pearson asks N.J. students for help designing new digital products

eSchool News

Kids CoLab helps students target areas of need, build 21st-century skills with hands-on and digital learning. Nine New Jersey elementary middle school students are joining forces with Pearson designers and developers to help the company design features for digital learning solutions.

Math gets an ‘Extreme Makeover’

eSchool News

Free math video resource aims to connect learning to 21st century careers. The 15-minute “Math@Work: Math Meets Homebuilding” webisode is available for free on the Scholastic Mathematics website at: www.scholastic.com/mathematics. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

Company also gives educators first public demos of the touch-enabled MimioProjector 280T. At Mimio, our objective is to anticipate what technology-driven resources educators need to actively engage their students and increase learning,” Leonardo noted.

Odysseyware releases more than 250 new courses ahead of ISTE 2016

eSchool News

Additionally, Odysseyware is launching more than 200 new state-specific courses designed specifically to meet standards in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Digital Learning and Tools ISTE News

IBM supercomputer Watson to help advance preschool education

eSchool News

Plan to develop adaptive learning products and platform for use at home and in schools. Research shows that a significant extent of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child’s life1, making this window critical for learning and development.

Half of school leaders expect significant impact from ESSA

eSchool News

New survey reveals how school leaders feel about policy, tech-supported learning. Catapult Learning, Inc. The overall results of the inaugural survey reflect school leaders’ focus on meeting individual student needs and building teacher and leadership capacity within schools.

ABCmouse launches school-centered platform for K-2

eSchool News

Age of Learning has launched ABCmouse for Schools , a scalable solution to meet the pre-K through 2nd grade needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools Early childhood education News

Epson BrightLink interactive projectors will be bundled with Smart software

eSchool News

Epson and Smart aim to bring collaborative learning solution to classrooms. Epson and Smart Technologies are now bundling Smart collaborative learning software with Epson BrightLink interactive projectors. “We’re Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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