Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

Most Americans agree that education is a national priority. public education system falls in the middle of international quality rankings. But let’s be clear: the problem with education in America is not lack of excellence. At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development.

16 educators share their digital learning strategies

eSchool News

Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators. In fact, when used appropriately, digital and mobile learning resources engage students–and they can even help boost achievement.

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Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

“You can see an evident shift from formal curriculum-based learning to informal just-in-time learning, and this is just the beginning!” ~ Pooja Jaisingh. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Students carry these powerful learning tools in their pockets and can capture the learning all around them. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

5 digital learning trends for 2020

eSchool News

Digital learning puts the best edtech tools and strategies into the hands of highly-qualified and trained educators who know how to transform learning for students. Digital learning tools are invaluable when they’re used by confident educators.

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Speak Up 2020: A look at digital learning and transformation

eSchool News

For the last seven months of 2020, school districts have gone through extreme changes regarding how learning is happening in pandemic-induced hybrid and digital learning environments. Digital learning during the pandemic.

4 key digital learning developments

eSchool News

Annual survey finds that students say digital learning supports self-directed learning and collaboration. Fifty-eight percent of high school students in a national survey said they use their own mobile devices for learning in school, and 47 percent of teachers in the survey reported that their students have regular access to mobile devices in their classrooms. Next page: The importance of digital access and equity.

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. Education Technology Technology Trends Instructional Trends Student Success

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A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digital content consumption, students are likely to get easily distracted if they do not find their curriculum interesting enough. Educators have noticed that when technology is integrated into the curriculum, students tend to demonstrate an eagerness to learn. So, is blending technology with traditional teaching models the best solution to get students geared up for learning? Insights You Need to Know About Today’s Generation of Mobile Learners.

Digital learning is helping this school close achievement gaps

eSchool News

There’s a widening technology achievement gap for minorities, despite blacks and Hispanics having more interest in learning computer science. Today, 99 percent of the students at Digital Pioneers Academy (DPA) are on a free lunch program. Ashton, who previously worked with Senator Cory Booker to create more educational options in Newark, N.J., talked about how innovative educators can help solve the racial achievement gap.

A new recipe for digital, mobile learning

eSchool News

CoSN resource highlights how leaders can best position their schools for digital and mobile success. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) on March 6 unveiled two new resources for education leaders to take the digital leap in their schools. As leaders we need to stop re-inventing the wheel regarding mobile learning. Next page: How the digital and mobile guides help leaders focus on success.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. The promotional text is below: Technology holds vast potential for learning and development (L and D) practitioners.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric

Edsurge

Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. While it’s great for instructor workflows, it has always been a course management tool, not a learning tool. The Learning Management System was never able to deliver on the promise of its new name because it was created for a completely different purpose: course management. Learning doesn’t happen within the digital space of the LMS; it happens beyond its borders.

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How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. 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. Instructors of online and blended learning programs also reap the benefits.

How Linways helps the institution of fight back Covid19 with digital learning and virtual institution management

Linways Technologies

Linways has been in the education industry for over 10 years and every day during that decade has been about improving the way we learn. This unprecedented threat to our society is causing a drastic impact on our daily lives, and education hasn’t been immune.

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. Regardless of state, neighborhood, socio-economic status or ethnicity, students should have the necessary access to information technology for lifelong learning, civic engagement, career readiness and essential services.

3 must-haves for a mobile learning environment

eSchool News

Beekmantown (NY) Central School District, a rural district of 2,070 students, was on a mission to be the most progressive educational institution in the area. When funds were earmarked for school wi-fi, we wanted to harness the Internet to provide a world-class education for every student in this district. Our initiative to address digital equity issues began with the rollout of Kajeet SmartSpots for students who needed home Internet access.

The pandemic is boosting student-directed learning

eSchool News

The final report, “ Sponsoring Student Ownership of Learning ,” examines how the pandemic is fueling a shift toward student-directed learning and how digital and mobile tools will likely remain a key part of the classroom even after students return to in-person instruction.

How to Make the Most of a Digital Curriculum

Kajeet

In just a matter of years, digital learning and access to digital tools have revolutionized how students learn about the world. Digital Learning WiFi for Students ChromebooksThe American classroom isn’t what it used to be.

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Building the Right Infrastructure to Support Mobile Learning

techlearning

As they go “all-in” on digital learning, schools are demanding more from their networks. The shift to personalized and inquiry-based learning not only engages students more effectively, it depends on efficient technology. First as consumers and then as educators, schools are committing to mobile technology as their preferred method of digital interaction. They’ve grown up tech-savvy and prefer to do everything on mobile devices.

6 ways the E-rate supports digital and mobile learning

eSchool News

Education leaders expect school internet needs to increase over the next several years, highlighting the need for increased bandwidth and resources to support growing digital learning demands on school networks. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. Two of the questions and my responses are below, but I wanted to elaborate, so here is a more complete response (my additional comments are in italics): What excites you about technology in education? It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of 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. “Developers and [K-12] consumers are now very tuned in,” said Cynthia Curry, the director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning , more commonly known as the AEM Center. ” ©2018 Education Week (Bethesda, Md.).

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Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Promethean: How did Palmdale Schools double down on digital for its students?

eSchool News launches Digital & Mobile Learning Guide

eSchool News

The November Guide, the eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide , offers expert insight on the reasons digital and mobile learning support students’ academic achievement and build the skills they’ll carry with them into the global economy. In the guide, we take a look at the various factors present in successful digital and mobile learning initiatives. The eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide is here!

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. Here's to all the possible futures of learning! Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

Technology continues to raise the bar of what is possible in education. As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1.

6 of The Best Tools for Creating Digital Learning Portfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

November 22 , 2016 Over the last few years we have reviewed several educational web tools and mobile apps that allow students to create and share digital portfolios. In today’s post we are.read more. Portfolio tools

Virtual Reality Headsets in the Classroom ? All-In-One or Mobile?

Veative

Traditionally, the learning and teaching environment has been constrained by physical space and time. With educator tools like Virtual Reality entering the classroom, education continues to undergo a pedagogical shift where the focus is turned towards bringing students to the center of learning. When it comes to virtual reality in education , the biggest factor is always about the content which is to be used in the classroom.

Online Education Isn’t the Sideshow. It’s the Main Event.

Edsurge

And according to a survey by Strada Education Network , over a third of Americans say they will need training or education to find new jobs. and alternative credentials like boot camps and certificates have emerged as powerful stepping stones to careers in the digital economy.

Verizon launches free trainings and tools to help educators navigate digital instruction

eSchool News

What you need to know: As the nation faces a surge in Covid-19 cases, and schools continue to grapple with uncertainty and closures, Verizon is providing additional support and remote learning resources for educators, students and parents. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.