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Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

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Tennessee’s Wilson County Schools and Discovery Education announced a new six-year partnership supporting the creation of authentic digital learning environments in classrooms district-wide. In addition, all K-12 classrooms across the district will have access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. Director of Schools at Wilson County Schools.

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. from the University of Pittsburgh.

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3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

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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. Unfortunately, teachers and students are often unable to be sure there will be dependable, robust access outside of school depending on family and community circumstances. Provide Out-of-School Access on Devices. Out-of-School Access Chart.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

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Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. Uber-like language apps can even connect anyone to a native language speaker anywhere for immersive learning. One of them is love. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

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Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable. A total of 17 statewide Future Ready initiatives are set to launch as well.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. There, along with several partner groups, they announced several new commitments and initiatives to help schools become more digitally capable. A total of 17 statewide Future Ready initiatives are set to launch as well.

#DLNchat: How Will Net Neutrality Changes Affect Higher Education?

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Is the FCC’s decision to end net neutrality the beginning of a new era of net discrimination? That was the question underlying much of our #DLNchat on Tuesday, January 23 when we asked How Will Net Neutrality Changes Affect Higher Ed? There was wide agreement that upcoming changes to net neutrality open the doors to potential discrimination of internet access. Students in urban areas may face increased prices for educational access as well.

Hotspots, YouTube, WiFi, Oh My! How Renton Prioritizes Infrastructure Over Devices

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Since 2013, close to a third of the US school districts have charged into “one-to-one” digital instruction, putting a computer in the hands of every student—and the number is growing. But too many have also had a chilling moment when they realized their bandwidth infrastructure couldn’t begin to deliver on their technology goals. Want to learn more about Seattle’s burgeoning edtech scene? asks Ellen Dorr, Renton’s Director of Instructional Technology. “We

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments. In a nutshell, those considerations include: Students must demonstrate what they’ve learned. Instead, use the best tool to support learning (e.g.,

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

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This new role for educators is a direct outcome of the data-driven classroom and the quest for accountability. While teachers may understand the need to collect the information, they resent inputting the same data over and over again in every learning management system, educational application, and state and federal accountability report. Key characteristics include real-time updates, quality data in and out, educator and school control of the data, and flexibility in reporting.

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