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.

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! Emily Lynch is a third-grade teacher at Meadowbrook Elementary in the North Kansas City School District.

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. .

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.

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. dlday collaboration digital learning day edtech elementary technology integration

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. 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.

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. Building the Digital Dream.

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. Alhambra Elementary School District 68, Phoenix, Arizona (netTrekker).

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.

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. Alhambra Elementary School District 68, Phoenix, Arizona (netTrekker).

“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. Mr. Fitzgerald saw an opportunity to plan ahead and set the schools up for future digital learning success.

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. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

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. Digital Learning

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. Digital Learning Technology Insight

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.

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.

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. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources).

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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.

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.

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.

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. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection. My Best Self (Social Emotional Learning). Digital Learning Collection.

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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. Like many local elementary schools, Naperville acquired the robotic balls to teach the basic concepts of computer coding.

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. I get the fact that technology can increase engagement, but if that engagement does not lead to evidence of learning then what’s the point?

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. Resnick holds an MIT professorship in learning research, named for Papert.

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.

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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! Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children.

School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

The successful digital transformation at the school where I was principal attracted a great deal of attention from the mainstream media, schools locally and globally, and organizations, in part because we were able to show efficacy in our work.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

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.

Free Resources to Support Your Work

Tom Murray

You can listen to the podcast episode here: If you listen to the podcast, you’ll hear Greg and I discuss a variety of resources such as Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day, issues that we are all facing, ways to advocate for some of our children most in need, and the work of my home organization, The Alliance for Excellent Education, each of which I share below. on Digital Learning Day 2019.

This Is New York, Calling Wyoming

Education Elements

Guest Blog Post by Wendy Daniels, 4th Grade Teacher at North Evanston Elementary School in Evanston, Wyoming. Students in Wendy Daniels 4th grade blended classroom in Evanston, WY join a virtual pen pal session with 5th grade blended students in Middletown, NY.

Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

#ThankATeacher: Appreciation Stories from the EducationSuperHighway Team

Education Superhighway

It wasn’t until years later that I learned that she and my dad had made an agreement that in order to keep me an accelerated learning pace, I would need to stay after school so she could teach me the 5th grade lessons as a 3rd grader. Digital Learning

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. We can keep learning more.

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From the classroom to the boardroom: Why teachers are essential to blended-learning design

The Christensen Institute

I recently attended the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference , which the Christensen Institute co-hosted with the Highlander Institute, to listen to school leaders from across the country discuss blended-learning implementation and best practices. To be clear, nearly every successful school and district has a principal or superintendent who exhibits strong leadership and is committed to improving student learning outcomes.

Digital e-Learning program allows innovative district to open the world to students

eSchool News

Boone County School District is offering digital world language learning to 10,500 students—half of its student population. Three hundred kindergarten and first grade ELL students and 10,200 WL students in grades 2-8 have access to the digital learning program.

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.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.