Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. school and library to the internet.

Digital Learning Program From @snaplearning Can Boost Your Class Library!

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Print PDFs, Read Digital Books, and Graph Progress Snap! On a nearly annual basis, I find that one of the last things that I have left on my to-do list is maintaining my classroom library. as I''ve learned more about their product. You can learn more about their giveaway here.

Curation for Digital Learning

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Schools and districts are now utilizing an influx of digital tools, content, and platforms with several hopeful intentions. There are many possible reasons why teachers are still struggling to use technology to transform instruction. Protecting digital rights.

Digital Learning Day 2019 Announced

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The eighth annual celebration of great teaching paired with technology will feature events in classrooms, libraries, schools, and districts across the country. Learn more at digitallearningday.org/about-dlday. Digital Learning News Ed Tech Ticker

#DLNchat: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation?

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Will we wander through VR stacks in the library of the future? Will the library’s computer lab become a makerspace? Those were just a couple of the questions raised on Tuesday, February 27 when the #DLNchat community got together to discuss: What Is the Role of Libraries in Digital Learning Innovation? the library wants to go alone it will go fast but if it goes with others it will go much further.” Libraries can help with the issue of quality.”

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. In math, Mrs. Chellani began the lesson with mobile learning devices and Poll Everywhere to review prior learning.

Remix It! 27 Resources for Finding Free Digital Content to Use for Digital Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology and social media have ignited an artistic share revolution. Millions of artists, musicians, and creators upload their own photos, songs, videos, fonts, templates, and digital content to the web and allow people around the world to use it for presentations, books, and other digital projects. Our digital learners enjoy building off of and adapting the work of others. Creative Commons and Copyright for Digital Learners. Learn more at CreativeCommons.org.

Chicago Public Library: The Library as a Gateway to 21st Century Skills

Digital Promise

Gabe is the Program Manager for the Adult Learning Initiative at Digital Promise. “Libraries are safe places. That’s why I come here to learn,” says Christine, a student at one of Chicago Public Library’s (CPL) Learning Circles.

Digital Learning Isn’t Just for Students: How One Teacher Unlocked the Potential of Technology in the Classroom

Education Superhighway

This Digital Learning Day, I reflect on my experiences as a new teacher, discovering the potential of digital learning in the classroom. This was in 2014 when digital learning was still a growing trend and the daily challenges ranged from frozen screens and lost passwords to content filtering, and more. I could see the impact of technology in my classroom. My appreciation for digital learning took time. Digital Learning

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edWeb.net and Square Panda™ Host PreK-3 Digital Learning Community

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edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Research shows that quality early learning can prevent achievement gaps and help every student reach his or her potential.

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. Digital Learning and Tools News

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.

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. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

As teachers kick off the back-to-school season, we’d like to hear your thoughts about the role technology plays in your classrooms and how you empower your students to navigate digital learning. What does Digital Learning mean to you?

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning. We are partnering with Digital Promise.

Great ways library media and IT departments can work together

eSchool News

Library media specialists and IT teams can work toward a common mission. With more and more technology infiltrating classrooms, the IT team’s role has shifted to include more interaction and collaboration with other departments, administrators, and individual instructors.

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Digital Learning and Tools News School Libraries STEM Top News

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

Once your school district makes the commitment to have a digital library, the next step is for people to understand how they can stay engaged. In just one year of having a digital collection, checkouts from the district’s digital library increased by 184 percent.

Teachers: How Will You Approach Digital Learning This School Year?

Education Superhighway

As teachers kick off the back-to-school season, we’d like to hear your thoughts about the role technology plays in your classrooms and how you empower your students to navigate digital learning. To get the conversation started, we asked three former teachers on our team about the benefits and challenges of digital learning, as well as the impact digital literacy can have on today’s students. What does Digital Learning mean to you?

?Tool: A How-to Video Library From the U.S. Office of Educational Technology

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How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. In support of the Future Ready Schools Initiative, where superintendents across the country pledge to actively work toward widespread, equitable digital learning, the U.S. Personalized student learning.

edWeb.net Highly Recommended by School Library Connection

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” edWeb.net was reviewed in the January/February 2018 issue of School Library Connection: edWeb.net. There more than 1,400 Professional Learning Communities to join. Webinars cover popular topics such as Open Education Resources, STEAM, and Social Emotional Learning.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). It is time for E-Rate to graduate and move to the next phase of learning.”.

12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. They are my posts from ESL Library and Sprout English where I blog regularly.

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

eSchool News

note : App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students

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The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this “social learning” has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning. If we can scale formal learning by taking it online, we can scale social learning there as well.

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Superhero Activities to Empower Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Every student can find a superhero to admire and learn from. Find additional ideas for teaching English learners in my ESL Library article, I’m Invincible! Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Nearpod Expands Into Higher Education

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Nearpod for Higher Education screenshot “We strive for retention and engagement, and making sure that everybody is learning,” says Reinhart. “I Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Startups

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. You don’t have to be a fan of technology, but you do need to understand that it’s a catalyst for some exciting pedagogical changes.

Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading

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Now, the certified academic language therapist and licensed dyslexia teacher at Griffis Elementary School in Caddo Mills (Texas) is leading the way in using technology to help some of her dyslexic students develop a love for reading. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy News Special Educatio

In DC, Teachers Run the Jail. It’s Turning Inmates Into Students.

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She purchased tablets to offer short-term learning opportunities to transient inmates. And she created a residential learning bloc named for the phoenix, the mystical bird who rises from its ashes to have a second chance at life. Joel Castón uses a tablet in the library of the D.C.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel also authored a recent paper entitled “ Digital vs. Paper Books: Let’s Do the Math! ”. Digital content access is the new norm, a cultural influence so pervasive that one quarter of U.S. Digital reading is better. By LeiLani Cauthen.

With ‘Hybrid’ Campuses, Online Course Providers Offer In-Person Services

Edsurge

In theory, online courses have the potential to untether learning from location, freeing students to study anywhere they can pick up a Wi-Fi signal. They’re a mashup of a co-working space, an administrative center and a library—sans the books.

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Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

Still, we expect students to be able to read the boring stuff because some of it has concepts that must be learned in school or professional life. Even a lot of digital curriculum is “flat,” being text-only pages with small amounts of motion by scroll bar. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Betting on Education’s Long Game

EdNews Daily

Research was done in a library. Sometimes you could find a book with additional knowledge, but generally the teacher would decide what you got to learn. Sophisticated technology allows us to have same day or next day delivery of virtually any product sold in the world.

Want to Organize Your Digital Assets?

EdNews Daily

When it comes to digital assets, I have found almost universally that schools do not know what they have. Inventory controls are minimal when it comes to digital curriculum for a very good reason. Lesson plans of any digital flavor. Learning Management Systems (LMS).

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