Instructure Launches Canvas for Elementary User Experience for Back to School

eSchool News

SALT LAKE CITY — June 28, 2021 — Today at ISTE Live 2021, Instructure launched the Canvas for Elementary user experience, a combination of features that make Canvas more user-friendly for elementary students. The report found that hybrid teaching and learning will continue.

What Makes an Effective Remote Digital Learning Program?

MIND Research Institute

But why is ST Math worth using during this time of remote learning? More generally, what should educators, administrators and families be looking for in any distance learning program or resource? Podcast: The COVID-19 Slide: Research on Learning Loss With Dr. Megan Kuhfeld.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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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. K-5 QuickStart is based on OverDrive Read, the browser-based reader used by 34,000 libraries and schools worldwide.

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20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Show Notes 1 – Make a Digital Learning Launchpad Hyperdocs.co 5- Create a Library of Maker Materials Make it easy to tinker and invent with a rich library of resources and materials. All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Launching SchoolLibraryNJ (and some models beyond)

NeverEndingSearch

We’re exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ , a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning. School Library Monthly , 29 (1).

Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

School officials in the seaside town scrambled to purchase enough devices for all their students to learn online last year after the pandemic hurtled kids out of buildings. My goal for this year is to see how I’ll make [digital tools] effective in the classroom.”.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Katy ISD/ Bear Creek Elementary, Katy, TX. About the Learning Counsel.

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Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community. Create modules of learning that: Help guide students to their clearest path of interest. Establish “Rivers of Learning”. Create open learning centers.

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Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading

eSchool News

Leslie Patterson said she knew nothing about dyslexia when she first became an elementary school teacher. Now, the certified academic language therapist and licensed dyslexia teacher at Griffis Elementary School in Caddo Mills (Texas) is leading the way in using technology to help some of her dyslexic students develop a love for reading. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Special Education

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Last-minute decision-making is the new normal, as schools and districts vet a multiplicity of strategies and applications to support their reliance on digital learning in a pandemic. It’s an ongoing process we intend to continue in the fall — regardless of where learning takes place.

This College Program Wants to Help Schools Use Technology With Intention

Edsurge

But just as owning a bicycle does not imbue a child with the ability to ride a bike, using a Chromebook to complete assignments will not by itself improve a child’s learning outcomes. Education Technology Professional Development Adult Learning Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Education

Free VirtCon PD event focuses on digital media and the classroom

eSchool News

This no-cost, day-long professional development event offers both virtual and face-to-face opportunities for educators to learn actionable tactics and strategies for deepening the integration of digital media into classroom instruction. This annual event has helped me stay on the cutting edge of effective technology use in the classroom,” said Sandi Dennis, Library/Media Specialist at Westchester Elementary in Georgia’s City Schools of Decatur.

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. In “ Closing the Homework Gap: Equity of Access for All Students Outside of School ,” Rhonda Schroeder, EdD, principal, Arthur Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK; Mike Cory, EdD, principal, Gettys Middle School, SC; Barbara J.

#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. I was starting to learn English and was constantly struggling to communicate or understand a lot of what was going on in the class. She would sneak books with cassettes out of the library so I could take them home and practice my reading.

This global classroom features Mystery Skype and collaboration projects

eSchool News

Classroom walls don’t exist to Toni Olivieri-Barton, a library technology educator at Fountain Valley School. “Students need to learn at a young level that they have similarities and differences” with students from Mexico, Ireland, Kazakhstan and other countries, she said. The book shares approaches, updated practices and case studies on how educators can make learning global. “They learn things you might not expect,” she said.

Amazon wins $30M contract to sell e-books to NYC schools

eSchool News

Amazon.com has won a $30 million contract to sell digital textbooks to New York City’s public schools over the next three years, in a deal that could extend an additional three years and be worth a total $65 million. “This partnership is illustrative of Amazon Education’s overall commitment to making connected classrooms a reality by helping students and educators with the transition to digital learning,” Amazon said in a statement.

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. ABCmouse for Schools builds on the company’s ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a digital education resource for early learners. public libraries. Curriculum Digital Learning and Tools Early childhood education News

Education.com unveils guided curriculum for math, reading

eSchool News

Education.com , an online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers looking to help their kids succeed in school, announced a new guided curriculum that changes the way they help their preschool and elementary children develop essential skills. This organization also makes it very easy to target a specific skill or broader subject overall within Education.com’s massive learning library of resources.

StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

By pairing leading educators and learning experts with JibJab’s world-class team of artists and storytellers, StoryBots has captured the attention of today’s media-savvy students with fun, compelling content designed to support the development, practice and mastery of foundational skills. It is fun, engaging, uplifting, auditory, interactive and educational, all in one,” said Kelly Wade, kindergarten teacher at Collins Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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Professional Learning in a Pandemic

Digital Promise

With schools closed and social distancing orders in place due to COVID-19, micro-credentials —which are online and on-demand—allow educators to continue their professional learning without leaving their homes. Micro-credentials support timely topics like distance learning.

Follett Online Book Fairs a Convenient Option to Keep Kids Reading

eSchool News

Whether the 2020-21 school year is starting in the classroom or remotely, Follett is ensuring elementary and middle school students won’t be missing out on one of their favorite back-to-school traditions: the book fair. Plew Elementary School in Niceville, Fla. “It

Inspirations: How educators are transforming the education process

eSchool News

The COVID-19 crisis has made one thing clear: Teachers and administrators have used unique and innovative ways to reach students online as remote learning became the only type of learning across the nation. Read it now: The blended learning models that can help schools reopen.

ADVENTURE 2 LEARNING ACQUIRES MISSION MOVE, AN ACTIVITY-BASED EDUCATION PROVIDER

eSchool News

Mission Move’s standards-based video program utilizes kinesthetic movement to make math, language arts, and nutrition fun for elementary-aged students. The entire Mission Move library will be available on the Adventure 2 Learning platform within the coming months. “As

12 Awesome Ideas for Ending the School Year

Teacher Reboot Camp

The activities below will motivate your students to reflect, help others, move and learn, and think creatively. These activities help your students to keep their learning momentum and your energy going till the end! The template includes 5 key facts they will learn, 3 ways to keep the teacher happy, and possible field trips they will go on. Discover my digital portfolio templates you can copy and edit, examples, free web tools, and tips here !

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms. To make the best use of the technology, and to try to give every student a comparable digital learning experience, teachers need professional development, says Kim Buryanek, associate superintendent of Sioux City Community School District in Iowa. Buryanek recently talked with EdTech about how her district is tackling the challenge of digital equity one teacher and one mobile hotspot at a time.

The Next Wave of Edtech Will Be Very, Very Big — and Global

Edsurge

Combine that with some of the dislocations triggered by COVID and students could be in for some radical changes in the tools that help them learn. Byju’s ambition: build “the biggest learning brand in the U.S.” We want to make them fall in love with learning.”

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! STEAM Up Learning! The Kentucky Virtual Library has an incredible interactive infographic that walks students through the research process! Students can create games and learn coding!

Shared Leadership Teams: The Power of Diverse Perspectives

More Verbs

Superintendent, Curriculum Director, Tech Director, Multiple Pathways Director, Principal, Elementary Technology Coach, District Grant Writer, School Committee members, parents, and leaders from several related community and educational organizations, such as the Auburn Public Library, the Career Center, the Chamber Business/Education Committee, City Council, ETC, NEREL, and the Maine International Center for Digital Learning.

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Free Resources from EdTechTeacher Instructors & iPad Summit Speakers at MassCue 2015

EdTechTeacher

According to the Conference website, this year’s theme was “ Dare to Innovate ” and provided “educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.” Kelly Gallagher , Digital Learning Specialist at St. You can also learn more by checking out our EdTechTeacher MassCUE schedule. Beth Holland: The Future of Learning. Avra Robinson: Digital Portfolios.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! Many of the missions in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning with Missions , are aimed at inspiring students to think critically, focus on questions versus answers, conduct hands-on research, and make a difference in the world with their innovations. STEAM Up Learning! Real world learning. Cooperative learning. Students can create games and learn coding!

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. For 2019, our IT emphasis will be on cybersecurity and on high-availability, high-resiliency, high-speed wireless access to support 24 x 7 x 365 learning. Kristina Stratton, principal, Westside Elementary School, Florida. “In Oletha Walker, challenge resource/project-based learning teacher, John F. Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

edWeb.net

We need to take the approach of helping them learn how to identify bias and sift bias and fact from each other and look for information and sources on the same topic from different places…Instead of teaching our students to always trust a source, we need to teach them to always read critically, look for bias, and fact check.”. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning. She is the director of library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.