Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

We adopted the edcamp "rule of two feet" for this event. Therefore, when I told them about digital learning day I didn't ask for anything special to happen, I just asked them to allow visitors when they normally used technology in the classrooms.

Merritt Public Schools: How a Rural Oklahoma District Developed its Digital Learning Program

Education Superhighway

Walking into a Merritt Elementary School classroom today, you’ll find students using iPads to figure out math problems and submit their answers, while teachers grade those answers and provide feedback and follow-up support in real-time.

Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Felicia Casto talk about her awesome elementary math classroom. She has helped teachers, administrators and district office leaders create and implement a digital learning mindset. Every weekday you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today.

Your Guide to Running a School Like Disney World

Edsurge

At Mary Williams Elementary , we strive to create a similarly magical feeling. We also invest in digital technology that we believe can engage students, as well as make the teacher’s job more enjoyable. This was the rationale for starting teacher-centered Edcamps during professional development. Instead, teachers decide what they want to learn, and what they'd like to help others learn, instead of being force-fed one-size-fits-all PD.

Beyond "Ditching the Desks," 9 Creative Ways to Avoid "The Cemetery Effect"

Kleinspiration

My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. During our first few days together, we sit together to think about what would work best for our learning objectives.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation

Edsurge

Technology has been a key component in the planting, fertilization, growth and eventually, the blossoming of new statewide initiatives including distance education and new professional learning opportunities for educators that have benefitted students in a variety of ways. It dates back to 2008, when an educational journey began in Wyoming that revealed the important role technology plays in enhancing teaching and learning—especially in a rural state.