How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

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While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. Building the Digital Dream.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

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The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. About the Learning Counsel. By Doug Cauthen.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Using Tech to Bring Listening Comprehension to the Classroom

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Learning is evolving on several fronts with regards to technology. In addition, most teachers acknowledge and use a multisensory approach to learning, providing materials for students to fit their learning style. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. With these resources, students will learn about biofuels, electric vehicles, cool roofs, energy efficient data centers, clean energy manufacturing, and more.

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Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Washington district partners with Discovery on college, career readiness

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Washington’s Highline Public Schools announced the launch of a new partnership supporting college and career readiness with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Through this collaboration, all K-12 classrooms districtwide will have access to engaging digital content through Discovery Education Streaming Plus, an award-winning, comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas.

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

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According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” Professional Learning.

Using STEAM to Prepare Students for the Global Economy

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” This statement by Amy McCooe, CEO of Level Up Village, during a recent edWebinar hit home with her two co-presenters, Esra Murray, Fifth Grade Teacher at International School Dundee, CT, and Fran Kompar, Director Instructional Technology and Digital Learning at Wilton Public Schools, CT.

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Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

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They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Esports is also a professional industry that in 2018, generated $906 million in revenue, and has the potential of reaching $3 billion by 2022.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. Join the Digital Learning & Leadership Community.

Edtech Still Doesn’t Get Diversity and We’re Tired

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I could talk all day about my new obsession with the NY Times T Brand Studios and what digital storytelling should be in schools. …and digital learning with math??? I’m passionate about digital equity. EdTech Professional Growth diversity

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

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My heart sunk when I thought about how this space - a cemetery - resembled the first classroom learning environment that I had created for my first class of fourth graders. During our first few days together, we sit together to think about what would work best for our learning objectives.

Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

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In addition, PD leaders can’t possibly provide appropriate professional learning on using tools in the classroom when no two teachers have the same ones. Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress.

Middle School Educators Across Southeast Michigan Adopt Computational Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

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During this day of professional development training, local educators will connect with TCS and Discovery Education’s curriculum experts to learn about the program, understand its purpose and develop innovative strategies for integrating these new resources into classroom instruction.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (www.blendedlearning.org), the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

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-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD.

How to Take Digital Citizenship Schoolwide During the 2016-17 School Year

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Since our students are using technology to play, learn, and communicate while at home and at school, they should be learning how to use that technology responsibly. Full integration of digital citizenship (or DigCit) curriculum into every class and every content area—at every grade level—should be the goal to meet this need. Keep in mind that most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship alongside the other elements of teacher education.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor. E-learning

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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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. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Are We There Yet? Integrating Tech & Learning #SXSWedu

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Rob Lippincott, PBS PBS is working toward making more content digital (after spending over 40 years making TV educational). Examples of their initiatives include PBS TeacherLine, PBS LearningMedia, CPB Ready to Learn (PBS Kids), PBS Kids Lab (learning games). It brings a library of over 18,000 purpose-built, digital learning objects to teachers, learners, and parents. PBS LearningMedia is aimed at teaching and learning. Example: Learning modules.

Hack Education Weekly News

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?” “How can online learning help Canadian colleges meet the challenges ahead?” “ social and emotional learning.”)