SETDA’s 2019 Top Picks: 11 Resources for Educators, Administrators & Policy Makers

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Always working to engage state leaders, affiliates members, private sector partners, and partner organizations-SETDA developed tools and resources to support national, state, district and school leaders in the implementation of the digital teaching and learning. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED EETT Equity of Access In the News instructional materials Interoperability Legislation OER Personalized Learning Policy Professional Learning

Tenn. district partners with Discovery to transition to digital learning

eSchool News

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.

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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible, according to the plan’s website. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Top News

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

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. People tend to characterize the feeling of love as a warmth, a welling up of something.

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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible, according to the plan’s website.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

eSchool News

Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. The report also outlines next steps for strategic support of the transition: 1. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

Today’s Innovations are Tomorrow’s Practices: Adapting Learning to Meet Students

Digital Promise

When COVID closed the door on in-person schooling in spring 2020, one of the biggest concerns for school districts was how to address the needs of students who experience cognitive learning challenges and/or physical disabilities. Teachers are designers of learning systems.

Do We Need New Regulations to Govern the Use of EdTech?

Doug Levin

Largely unexamined in the large-scale shift to digital learning in education are the accompanying ethical considerations. “): In this new digital era for education, we should ask: What rules of the road are needed to ensure that decisions about technology are made in the best interests of students? What restrictions, if any, should be placed on school district re-use and sharing of student and teacher work? Conflicts of interest.

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Teacher-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

edWeb.net

With remote learning still at play, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers to have questions answered and assignments clarified. With the appropriate tools and tech access, instructional assistance from afar can be academically beneficial. By Michele Israel.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.,

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. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology.

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. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology.

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

Edsurge

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. Want to learn more about Seattle’s burgeoning edtech scene? EdSurge will be hosting hundreds of local teachers and administrators, along with dozens of edtech companies from around the country, at our Summit on Dec. Ellen Dorr, Renton's Director of Instructional Technology.

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

edWeb.net

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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