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. Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. ” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning?

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

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. professional learning.

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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? Allow students to self-pace through content.

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. Now, students always have access to current materials.

Portsmouth Public Schools Becomes the Latest Virginia School System to Select Discovery Education to Support Student Academic Achievement

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students districtwide will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.?? . professional learning.

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.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning. The thought of giving 30 kindergarten students their own Chromebooks might be daunting. But for one classroom, the move yielded some surprising results for student engagement, learning progress, and for students with special needs. “We

StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

Books, videos, math games aim to boost student engagement. 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. Learning Videos – a library of 110+ animated musical videos that explore a wide range of topics.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments. Students can respond to each other’s work and.

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Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments. Students can respond to each other’s work and.

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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

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Free resources for middle and high school.

eSchool News

s environmental youth leadership organization EarthEcho International offers its free environmental education resources to teachers, students, and families affected by school closings due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Philippe Cousteau, Jr.’s

Florida’s Martin County School District Selects Award-Winning Digital Resource from Discovery Education to Educate All Students for Success

eSchool News

leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes?place. approximately 18,000 PK-12 students in its 12 elementary schools,?5 professional learning opportunities.

How teachers can use smart boards in the classroom

Neo LMS

Learning how to use a smart board in the classroom to make it an effective learning tool doesn’t have to be challenging, as long as you realize the fact that good teaching is still the most significant thing in any classroom. Teachers need to determine what their students need to learn and how best to teach them. For instance, every day before class, you could post large, colorful icons tagged with each student’s name. Young students have short attention spans.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Some students play basketball or volleyball as the clock ticks closer to first period, but for those who don’t like sports, there has been little else to do than sit on the bleachers and wait — until this year.

Fun with GIS 198: Two ConnectED Years

esri

Dateline Washington DC, The White House, May 27, 2014: President Obama welcomes Esri to the ConnectED Initiative , a partnership with private industry to help all US K12 students engage in digital learning. GeoInquiries : Sets of 15 lessons , each only 15 mins long, await educators in US history, human geography, earth science, environmental science, or elementary school.

98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind

Education Superhighway

At the same time, the report cites the urgent need to close the digital divide for 2.3 million students across the nation who lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning. million more students to next-generation broadband and, 21,600 more schools to fiber infrastructure. million students and 2.6 million teachers in more than 81,000 schools have the Internet access they need for digital learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

The majority of K-12 students in the U.S. For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Between 30 and 40 percent of students enter kindergarten not ready for school. Once they start their education, those students have a wider variety of social and emotional needs and receive less educational enrichment outside of school.

Learning Walks : One District’s Plan to Implement Instructional Rounds for Maximum Impact

The PL2C Blog

Today’s educators work hard to balance both the increasing demands of blended and digital learning and the best curriculum and instruction for their students. Research shows that current models of professional development calls for collaboration, active engagement, and collective culture-building during such a transition. When engaged in rounds, groups conduct as many substantive observations of classrooms as possible within part of a day or the entire day.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

Research-based evidence affirms its highly positive impact on students’ academic achievement, soft skills, and socio-emotional well-being. The county jumped on the esports train to heighten student engagement. edWeb Blog engagement Esports Game-Based Learning

Driving Change to Personalized Learning? Here’s How Three Leaders Have Done It

Edsurge

Moving towards personalized learning can be fraught with tension. Putting vision into practice Any school district knows, creating a vision for personalized learning is useless if you do not provide staff the steps to actually get there. Each chart has cheat sheets on how to use each report to target instruction along with what kind of activities their students could do, including online and offline learning activities.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

Abrupt shifts to virtual and hybrid learning laid bare the vast inequities that exist in the U.S. The move to online learning also made people wonder: Are there practices we can continue when the pandemic abates? This may assist with mitigating learning loss.

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work—Building a Successful Blended Learning Program

Edsurge

Three years ago, with the help of the education agency the Grant Wood Area Education Agency (GWAEA), Iowa rolled out its initiative to implement blended learning as a model for the state. Prompted by district administrators’ desire to find ways to build student agency, engage student passion and personalize learning, we hoped blended learning would shake up the status quo and spark large scale change.

Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones. In many cases, it’s not the device that makes the difference, often the best learning occurs with no device. How does digital learning work with electives?

A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

that include rigorous, robust, and well-rounded curriculum aligned with college- and career-ready standards (as defined in this document) that cover a wide range of academic and technical knowledge and skills to ensure that students leave high school ready for college and careers. The enrollment in college of students who graduate from high school consistent with 34 CFR 200.19(b)(1) Digital learning content. High-needs students . Participating students .

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Consider this post (light on analysis, heavy on the archiving of primary source material) one for the wonks, students, and historians. Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. On November 22, 1996, U.S.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Students at Rhodes Junior High in Mesa, Arizona, spend a portion of their school day working on laptops. Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common.

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

Kleinspiration

Avoiding “The Cemetery Effect” a collaborative post via Thomas Murray and Erin Klein - click here to download Erin's FREE 18 page eBook with images, templates, printables, and more - This first segment reads from the Voice of Thomas Murray : State and District Digital Learning Director for the Alliance of Excellent Education , Washington D.C. No, the students weren’t zombies, nor were my thoughts morbid. What type of learning space would you want to learn in?

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Don’t Let Your Projects Die When Grant Funding Runs Out

Edsurge

Many teachers across the country are working tirelessly to personalize learning for their students. At Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, which serves students in one of the fastest-growing regions of Alaska, we use grant funding to support a number of initiatives. Over the years, we’ve learned some tough lessons. Our district has had the most experience learning about grants that support instructional tools and new jobs.

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

A focus on tackling the digital divide and resource inequities laid bare by the pandemic. In 2013, he became Meriden’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. He is a great listener, an amazing team player and he’s always looking out for the best interest of students.”

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R.