Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

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In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. Officials estimate that developing the software has cost more than $100 million in foundation grants and university dollars.

A Commitment to Digital Learning

A Principal's Reflections

New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day. Once they had evaluated the source for these 4 elements, they wrote down their answers in a group created Google Doc.

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Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

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In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Promethean: How did Palmdale Schools double down on digital for its students?

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. spARK built a platform that allows educators to search for and upload lesson plans, which can then be turned into interactive and multi-sensory learning experiences for students.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

Underlying a range of new trends, experts say, is a growing recognition that designing learning resources from the beginning with students with disabilities in mind can benefit all students. Recently, though, Amplify tweaked its software.

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12 ways to adopt Google Apps for Education

eSchool News

A new digital resource offers tips to safely use Google Apps for Education. A new resource from Gaggle and Amplified IT offers technology facilitators 12 tips to help ensure that Google Apps for Education safe for teachers and students to use. “Without the right strategies in place, most software and web-based tools–whether free or paid–are under-used in education,” according to the guide. Next page: 12 tips for Google Apps.

How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

EdNews Daily

In order to do that, we need to ensure that students regularly operate at the deepest levels of learning: analyzing, breaking things down, making connections, evaluating different situations, etc. Technology-Supported Surface-Level Learning. Technology-Supported Transfer of Learning.

Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?

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The internet and machine learning is going to totally shake up what education is and how we validate when students have knowledge that we can verify,” argues Tricia Bertram Gallant, director of the Academic Integrity Office at the University of California San Diego.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at gooru.org.

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

Fortunately, there are two models that can help teachers effectively transition into sophisticated, student-centered technology use that transforms learning in their classrooms: the SAMR model and the TPACK model. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech SAMR TPAC

EXO U to launch visual creation, collaboration tool at ISTE

eSchool News

The device-agnostic, Google Classroom-integrated, collaborative tool allows teachers and students to build lessons, activities, and interactive games. a software development company, will launch Ormiboard, a front-of-class visual creation and collaboration tool.

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First EduJedi Training Orientation Video is Now Available to Every Educator

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel’s EduJedi Leadership Society is an existing community of over 1,000 Schools and Districts that annually attend Digital Discussions meetings, as well as more than 215,000 U.S. educators who follow Special Reports for professional growth from the Learning Counsel.

How Schools Can Protect Themselves From the Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats

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There have been significant advancements in security software and artificial intelligence, but there will never be a perfect system to protect you. Google "company name + disclosure policy". If you can't find them after five minutes of googling, you should be concerned.

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What is Digital Pedagogy?

Tech Helpful

Lately my mind has been wrapping itself around how instructional practice has changed due to digital instruction. What once was pedagogy now seems better defined as digital pedagogy for classrooms with the advantages of easily accessible technology tools.

Betting on Education’s Long Game

EdNews Daily

Sometimes you could find a book with additional knowledge, but generally the teacher would decide what you got to learn. Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google all had yet to be imagined. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech LeiLani CauthenBy LeiLani Cauthen.

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

Ray Kurzweil is a bestselling author, futurist and Director of Engineering for Google. Apple’s SIRI, Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortona and Google’s Hey Google are all thought to be AI. e nterpriseMind is software that models the way we think. By Charles Sosnik.

How Education is Becoming the Front Lines for Debating the Role of Algorithms

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Among them are concerns over what happens to data in learning management systems like Canvas , to questions over whether campuses should ban facial-recognition software. They were learning from each other how to use VPNs, ad blockers, and a lot of other things.

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Digital students study at home or while commuting to and from work, often late at night after the kids are asleep. Different Students and Faculty Work represents the principal difference that separates digital from face-to-face students.

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The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

Is there an end point in this digital transformation for institutional education? In 2013-2014, the real beginning of the digital transformation, schools mostly stumbled about as they either considered or implemented a widespread acquisition of computing devices. By Leilani Cauthen.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. All 50 states and even 49 countries were represented at this dynamic conference focused on transforming the classrooms of yesterday to provide students with 21st century learning opportunities. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Chromebooks are simple to use and easy to setup and manage, but the software is limited to web applications that run in an Internet browser. For example, many iPad and Android tablet users are finding ways to do word processing with their devices by connecting Bluetooth keyboards, and Google now has a touchscreen Chromebook that doubles as tablet.

Battle of the Classrooms: Apple, Google, Microsoft Vie for K-12 Market

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It’s terribly confusing, but perhaps no coincidence, that three of the world’s most prominent consumer technology companies—Apple, Google, Microsoft—each boast a “Classroom” tool aimed at K-12 educators and students. Even more confounding is all three Classrooms offer functionalities that one might find in a learning or device management system. Google Google Classroom. Updates and Upgrades: The first of the “Classrooms,” Google Classroom launched in August 2014.

HP launches new technology and immersive computing

eSchool News

The recently released HP Chromebook 11 G4 makes collaboration at school and work easy; the notebook quickly launches apps, optimizes Google Hangouts with noise suppression software, and keeps classmates and teachers connected through available 3G/4G LTE wireless.

Google and Digital Promise Reimagine Teacher Tech Training with New National Program

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This week, Google, in concert with Digital Promise and EdTechTeam , announced the start of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), a national program to help educators in low-income communities build advanced classroom technology skills. Liz Anderson Google is giving Digital Promise a $6.5 Unlike Google’s educator certification program , these coaches do not solely focus on training teachers to use Google products.

How to help students become digital creators

eSchool News

A new report examines how giving students the power to explore digital technology improves learning. Today’s students are creating learning cultures in which they are digital creators, and this transformation is benefiting districts across the nation, according to a new report.

Facebook creates free education tools

eSchool News

Impressed by the learning environment at Summit Public Schools, Facebook said Thursday that the social network teamed up with the charter school network to revamp an online education tool. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Top News

Xirrus, Google partner on K-12 SSO wi-fi

eSchool News

The latest Xirrus EasyPass feature adds new functionality that lets schools and businesses integrate wi-fi network access with Google application ecosystem. Google Apps for Education has seen tremendous adoption in K-12 schools over the past few years.

Summer SuperHighway: Patrice Berry on Technology and College Prep

Education Superhighway

At the heart of the work we do at EducationSuperHighway are the students and educators directly impacted by digital learning opportunities in the classroom. Do you think of your students as digital natives? How comfortable are they using technology as a learning tool?

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. We’re helping schools deploy one-to-one digital learning solutions that drive collaboration and encourage creative problem solving to help students succeed.”

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. FL – Flipped Learning ( click here for my guide to flipping lessons ). GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative recently launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. A Closer Look at Four Categories of Digital Literacy for Adult Learners.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Ideas to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Show Notes 1 – Make a Digital Learning Launchpad Hyperdocs.co Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers