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.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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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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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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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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9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go. Venngage is an easy to use infographic maker and graphic design software with drag and drop. Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert.

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How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Down the hall, seventh graders used digital tools to design memes based on quotes from a novel in their English/language arts class. The students] have ownership of what they’re doing and what they’re learning, instead of me just handing them things like, ‘OK.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Prioritize sessions that were most relevant to my work—that is, engaging adults in online and blended learning paradigms—and download collaborative notes (with presentation slides and speaker info) from the sessions I couldn’t attend. Multi-directional Learning. Google Draw (free).

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Educator Innovator

So why do we talk so much about devices and software? In fact, our districts rarely even distinguish between a “technology” initiative and a “learning” initiative. Student Productions”—students discuss how technology has changed their learning.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

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That’s how Aleigha Henderson-Rosser describes the technical issues around access to digital learning resources when she joined Atlanta Public Schools (APS) in 2010 as Executive Director of Instructional Technology. Now students are using Google Classroom. “A ball of crazy!”

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. If you are taking the grade for the quiz or test, you can send those grades to your Gradebook software in a snap. How can we have evidence of learning in the moment? Google Forms.

Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

edWeb.net

Whether it’s summer or not, digital citizenship skills are something that adults and children alike should be practicing every day as citizens of the world. Common Sense’s games and Google’s Interland are great ways for families to plug in and learn about digital citizenship.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

Ask a Tech Teacher

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. Who Owns the Learning?:

Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries

EdTech Magazine

In education, software programs lend a helping hand just about everywhere, from device ­management to digital learning. Some schools even rely on ­software to save lives. Content Monitoring Tools Help K–12 IT Officials Patrol Internet Boundaries. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

The Role Analytics Should Play in Your District's Decision-Making Process

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With the rise of digital learning resources comes the increased need for easy, fast, and equitable access for all students, no matter the resource and no matter the device. With this digital expansion, however, comes a pressing need to organize, deploy, and evaluate these resources and their impact on education. Digital learning is becoming an increasingly prominent part of its overall learning ecosystem. Want to learn more?