Digital Learning Prospers With the Right Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As of late I have been doing a great deal of work with schools and districts on how to effectively implement digital learning across the curriculum. When it comes to technology in general, the overall goal is to support learning, not drive instruction.

Integration of Digital Badges to Acknowledge Professional Learning

A Principal's Reflections

The following is cross-posted at Laura Fleming''s blog titled Worlds of Learning. Laura is the new media specialist at NMHS and has been challenged to develop innovative ways to create structures to recognize informal learning of both teachers and students. As a 21st Century Library Media Specialist, part of what I strive to do is to serve as an instructional technology resource for both educators and learners. ?In putting their learnings into practice in the classroom.

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Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Increasing college and career readiness by teaching technology skills. Education Technology

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology and The Alliance for Excellent Education on Future Ready Schools.

Curation for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

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 vs Digitized Learning

BYOT Network

As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. A Model for Redefining Learning. Digitized Learning. Digital Learning.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In

Content Curation Strategies for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

In our digitally connected world, most of us have become curators of content as we utilize the technology tools in our pockets to interact with each other. I also listed the activities that are involved in content curation, specifically within K-12 learning environments.

5 ways this district prioritizes digital learning

eSchool News

It’s one thing to realize that you need more digital learning in your classroom, but it’s quite another thing to do the research and put in the time to learn how to effectively incorporate digital tools in a way that improves student success.

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12

EdTech Magazine

3 Key Findings on the State of Digital Learning in K–12. It should not be news that technology plays a major role in modern education because it is used in almost every school across the United States. Schools Need to Plan Before Integrating Technology.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

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The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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3 Takeaways from the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

Education Superhighway

Seven years ago, a wide-scale digital learning conference was unheard of because the majority of school districts across the country weren’t equipped with the infrastructure or technology to implement a robust digital curriculum.

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning. To be honest, I hate the term blended learning. Let me explain why: In today’s world of education, blended learning gets thrown around for any type of new education involving technology. .

Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED instructional materials Professional LearningSETDA is excited to share the U.S. This program encourages teacher. read more.

How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

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.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. We need to help close the Digital Learning Divide. Living More Verbs Maine Learning Technology Framework

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.

ESSA: State Leaders Take Action in Support of Digital Learning

SETDA Says

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December coupled with the release of the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) strives to push America’s. Digital Learning ED Policy Professional Learningread more.

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.

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.

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

How Can Tech Coaches Help Teachers Embrace Technology Integration Challenges?

TeacherCast

Are your teachers struggling with Technology Integration? In fact, for many tech coaches, the very thought of doing what they are professionally brought into a district to do is a daunting task. What can we as Tech Coaches do to help teachers embrace their technology challenges?

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

Be Wary of Putting the Cart Before the Horse

A Principal's Reflections

" Unless you get instructional design right, technology can only increase the speed and certainty of failure " - William Horton As budgets expand or money becomes available at the end of a school year, the knee jerk reaction of many schools is to go all in and spend it as quickly as possible.

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Student Voices Finalists 2018

SETDA Says

The Student Voices award honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students. Digital Learning Personalized Learning Professional Learning Student voiceEach year, I am more impressed with the quality of nominations brought forward for the SETDA Student Voices Award. Congratulations to all of the 2018 nominees!

Getting Whole Community Buy-in for 1:1 Technology Initiatives

edWeb.net

And depending on their background and experience, not everyone is supportive of tech-infused learning. They are also more likely to back the initiative when the focus is on the learning and how to leverage tech to support it, rather than just on what device to get.

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Three Ways To Support Teachers Through Unexpected Challenges in Technology Integration

TeacherCast

As the weather gets colder and the winter holidays are upon us, it’s often the time of year where Tech Coaches sit down with their administrators and discuss the current state of their digital learning environments. Step 1: Create A Curriculum for Professional Learning.

We Have An Ed Tech-Accessibility Partnership. So Can You!

SETDA Says

Guest Post from Cynthia Curry is Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) What do you get when you combine a state educational technology director with a state accessibility expert?

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Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

When I think back to the successful digital transformation and implementation of innovative practices at my former school when I was a principal the key driver for us was the ability to show, not just talk about, evidence of improvement. The DPA doesn’t just look at technology and innovation.

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

Dangerously Irrelevant

Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders , the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning, teaching, and schooling.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. When McClary joined the district as the manager of educational technology in 2014, progress was less than stellar.

Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology-#DLD15

The Web20Classroom

Digital has truly made our world smaller. The digital tools we have available to us for both teaching and learning is (and will continue to have) dramatic effects on both. And there is a shift (albeit small) in professional learning as well.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

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. We provide, support, and sustain technology deeply aligned with our vision.

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Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

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to determine what programs will assist with meeting learning goals. Step 3 – Learn the basics (about ESSA levels). Candice Dodson is the executive director for the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA).