Transition to Digital Learning with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

Lauren Williams, a fifth grade teacher in California, works in a predominantly Latinx and Black K-5 elementary school, where almost half of the students are designated as English Learners (ELs). In many schools, the structures and training were not there to support effective digital learning.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. 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!

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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! This app is a digital supplemental curriculum solution for K-2nd grade – aligned with standards it includes over 150 curated apps inside their one simple app to install. Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

Creating iChampions in Texas Elementary Schools

Digital Promise

Unlike traditional elementary schools where students have one teacher that teaches them all five topics, students at Hook Elementary belong to pods where they rotate between three teachers who teach Reading and Social Studies, Writing, and Math and Science. About once a month, teachers will “set the stage to engage” for an entire week, where students get to test their learning through a series of challenges.

How We’re Celebrating Digital Learning Day

Education Superhighway

so that every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the promise of digital learning. But what does that digital learning look like now that 99% of public school classrooms are equipped with reliable technology? The map features one snapshot of digital learning in each state and Washington, DC. One recurring theme in these stories is that technology is a means to an end: Learning. Digital Learning

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

Digital Learning in Action: TECH 2018 Showcase

Education Superhighway

If you have any doubts that digital learning is transforming education, look no further than these presentations from students at Illinois’ TECH 2018 event this year: Robots in the Art Room. At Lincoln Trail Elementary, for example, 5th grade students were engaged in a project-based learning assignment to create a 3D-printed prosthetic arm for a kindergarten student with Rett syndrome. Digital Learning

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

Credit where it is due : the 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform expanded coverage of the topic – including 4 items on ‘digital learning’ this year (2 answered by the full sample and 2 split A/B questions asked of half of the sample each) – and while not perfect is much improved. Yet, teachers appear skeptical of the effect of more technology use during class time on high school student learning.

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

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. 5th Graders writing in Google Docs and uploading to www.turnitin.com 1st Graders learning about Digital Citizenship with visitors observing Math Interventionist sharing about Moby Max 2nd Graders doing creative writing in www.storybird.com 5th Grade Paperless Math Classroom.

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. . We could go around any room of educators, ask what they think blended learning means , and get hundreds of different answers. What Does Blended Learning Mean for K–12?

100 districts that are digital learning innovators

eSchool News

Knovation honors districts for outstanding usage of online and digital learning resources. have been honored for their use of online and digital learning resources to personalize learning. Knovation’s 2015 Digital Learning Awards program honors districts across the U.S. Alhambra Elementary School District 68, Phoenix, Arizona (netTrekker). Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Nurturing digital learning at school

FETC Converge

Matthew Joseph , who will be speaking at the upcoming 2019 Future of Education Technology Conference , led the first 1-to-1 device rollout in a public school in Massachusetts more than a decade ago, and also spent 11 years as an elementary school principal. Now director of digital learning and innovation for Milford Public Schools, he is overseeing implementation of the district’s 1-to-1 Chromebook program in grades 3 through 12. Uncategorized 1:1 digital learning FETC

23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Digital Curriculum and Tools. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources). Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up.

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100 districts that are digital learning innovators

eSchool News

Knovation honors districts for outstanding usage of online and digital learning resources. have been honored for their use of online and digital learning resources to personalize learning. Knovation’s 2015 Digital Learning Awards program honors districts across the U.S. Alhambra Elementary School District 68, Phoenix, Arizona (netTrekker). One hundred school districts across the U.S.

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. Building the Digital Dream.

Digital Learning Day? How About Digital Teaching Day

EdTechTeam

February 22, 2018, marked the seventh annual Digital Learning Day. Digital Learning Day celebrates the use of technology and innovative practices in student learning. Many teachers, myself included, incorporate digital learning strategies on a regular basis. To clarify – I teach elementary band and orchestra. The focus in my class is definitely on making music, but we use technology to enhance and personalize student learning.

“Our Kids Are Worth It”: How A Florida District Amplified its Digital Learning Opportunities

Education Superhighway

Both have had long careers at Brevard and have worked closely to implement technology into the schools’ digital learning programs. Overcoming Obstacles to Digital Access. In years past, particularly in the district’s elementary schools, Wireless Access Points (WAPs) couldn’t support the rapidly growing number of devices in every classroom; only 12 students could get online at one time. In their view, Brevard has “been successful because of past lessons learned.”

In the marketplace: Schools expect digital learning budgets to increase

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Almost a year into its partnership with Achieve3000 , Margate Elementary School in Margate, Fla.,

Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. With technical assistance from Naperville North High School, Naper fourth-graders will be rolling robotic Sphero balls through what one elementary student likened to the always-changing maze in “Maze Runner,” a literary reference that brought a smile to the face of Ryan Shambo, Naper’s learning commons director and lead teacher.

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. As a result of their efforts, teachers have seen far greater opportunities to marry critical thinking with digital learning in their classrooms.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

With 100% connectivity throughout the state, more Arkansas students can partake in virtual opportunities like speaking with students across the globe or participating in lessons from NASA scientists, as Beebe Elementary School students were able to do. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. Equal digital access is important everywhere in America, for all students.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight. The district is also a Digital Citizenship Certified District.

OverDrive launches QuickStart eBooks for elementary schools

eSchool News

To promote reading, encourage digital learning and support literacy goals, OverDrive is partnering with award-winning publishers like Dawn Publications, Lerner Publishing Group, Britannica Digital Learning and ABDO. Service offers teacher-recommended titles with simultaneous access for K-5 students in class, at home and everywhere, both online and offline. OverDrive, an eBook and audiobook platform for schools, wants all kids to become great readers.

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. We appreciated hearing how their years in the classroom have shaped their opinions on the evolution of digital learning and the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. Digital Learning

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

With 100% connectivity throughout the state, more Arkansas students can partake in virtual opportunities like speaking with students across the globe or participating in lessons from NASA scientists, as Beebe Elementary School students were able to do. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. Equal digital access is important everywhere in America, for all students.

Google Jamboard 2021 with Tom Mullaney

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Mullaney is a Digital Learning Integration Designer for the San Francisco Unified School District. Episode 716 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Prepping Your Students for Tech Success

Kajeet

K-12 education has always been about learning and growing; about helping school-age children understand the world they live in, and the myriad ways in which it works. But education—in elementary school, middle school, and high school— is just as much about preparing students to succeed beyond school in life and the workplace. Digital Learning Technology Insight

Seymour Papert, Ed-Tech Pioneer Who Shaped Views of Digital Learning, Dies at 88

Marketplace K-12

Seymour Papert, an education technology and artificial intelligence research pioneer whose theories augured both today’s digital learning and maker-education movements, died this week at his home in Maine. Papert was an expert and groundbreaking researcher in both artificial intelligence and child development, and he was a passionate advocate of using educational technology creatively to push students to explore and learn in new ways. By Guest Blogger Sarah Sparks.

12 Ways to Join the Twitter Party to Celebrate Digital Learning Day 2014

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Digital Learning Day raises awareness about the ways digital learning supports educators. Follow the official Digital Learning Day account @OfficialDLDay 2. engchat — Digital Learning Day (@OfficialDLDay) February 4, 2014 4. Join the Digital Citizenship #digcit chat at 7PM EST (2PM HST) This did not happen. Digital Citizenship Digital Learning Day Twitter

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. In this blog post, I’ll include the video unboxing tour that I recently had with the team at the Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection, and I’ll share some thoughts on how you can effectively use this collection in your classroom. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection.

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Majority of schools in Ohio report using blended learning

The Christensen Institute

A big challenge with blended learning is knowing how many students are actually experiencing it. Since we made the prediction in Disrupting Class that by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses would be online in some form or fashion—the vast majority in blended learning —good data has been hard to come by. The majority of elementary schools blending use Rotation models—exactly as Heather Staker and I predicted using the theory of disruptive innovation.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before. This simple, yet powerful shift can be applied to all digital activities.

Podcast: Recovery from a Lost Year of Reading Achievement

EdNews Daily

As educators come out of the fog of issuing millions of devices and making sure students have connectivity, they are finding a professional world of digital curriculum to help them play catch-up. Digital Learning Featured Technology

Schools and the Space-Time Continuum

EdNews Daily

There are discussions happening everywhere about how to really pull this hybrid learning model off. Will it work for your parents if we’re open only two days a week for elementary and two days for middle […]. Digital Learning Featured Technology Reopening Schools

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Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! This app is a digital supplemental curriculum solution for K-2nd grade – aligned with standards it includes over 150 curated apps inside their one simple app to install. Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children.