How to Center Equity in Undergraduate Digital Learning

Digital Promise

The COVID-19 pandemic caused postsecondary institutions to abruptly transition many of their spring 2020 courses to digital learning. course leads, department chairs, and other higher education leaders) to respond by creating more equitable digital learning opportunities.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. As a team we started a learning journey that continues today. Before we even got started, a team of us designed two Board Authority Authorized (BAA) courses for the school: Foundations of Inquiry and Digital Learning (digital literacy). Learning and Failure.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

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In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), one of the 12 partner organizations of Every Learner Everywhere, was charged with identifying and understanding innovations in the digital education landscape.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. program introduces new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are ready to pursue their lifelong goals and dreams following post-secondary education. Digital Curriculum and Tools. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten.

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How a Wi-Fi network upgrade can pave the way for digital learning

Education Superhighway

In addition, teachers were adding more devices and the instructional technologists were planning to integrate new technology for digital learning. Digital learning in every classroom, every day. First, classrooms have expanded their educational technology opportunities: At the secondary sites, students use Office 365 and Canvas to hand in and quickly receive personalized feedback. Digital LearningTime for a Wi-Fi network upgrade.

Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

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We want to build from the ground up an inclusive learning system for students and faculty, one that can recreate engaging, live learning experiences online,” says Dan Avida. It was never secondary for me, as it is for some faculty,” she says. Pandemic closes school.

Learn how the Alliance for Excellent Education can help you and your students! | @All4ed

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Jeff sits down with Terri Schwartzbeck and Sam Patterson to discuss the Alliance for Excellent Education, Digital Learning Day and how you can have a Future Ready School. The Alliance focuses on America’s six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! *

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes

Edsurge

The sudden jump to online learning has upturned education disciplines around the globe. The marketplace is home physical lab kits, digital substitutes and other products that mix both mediums. “I’m The company has not implemented COVID-19-related discounts but has offered some digital options for free. Since schools closed, MEL has seen renewed interest from parents in search of a supplement to online learning.

Transition to Digital: Improving Access, Affordability and Achievement in Higher Education

EmergingEdTech

With the increasing cost of a post-secondary education, many students opt to delay or completely forego purchase of required. Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Open Educational Resources OER _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics digital textbook best practices making transition to digital textbooks successful transition to etexts tips for transition to digital learning materials

Check-Out SETDA’s New Dashboard of State Reviewed K12 Instructional Materials

SETDA Says

The dashboard currently includes state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math from 13 states. Accessibility Best Practices Digital Learning instructional materials PolicyIn July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. Resources can be sorted by state, content area, subject area, grade level, format, publisher, adoption date and copyright date.

Education Needs to Push the Hard-Reset Button

EdNews Daily

Without massive action, the United States will continue to lose traction in our ever-shrinking global learning community. Create modules of learning that: Help guide students to their clearest path of interest. Provide a comprehensive mix of experiences, both mental and physical, that encompass individual, small group, large group, and cyber learning. Establish “Rivers of Learning”. These modules/learning packets accumulate to a complete body of knowledge.

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Predictions of Print Textbooks’ Death Remain Greatly Exaggerated

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Even as many traditional textbook providers are transitioning to digital formats, paper and ink have proved stubbornly resilient. The nonprofit publisher of K-12 curriculum launched in 2016 expecting an audience for its digital offerings. Digital versions are made available for free. “We Digital-only textbooks accounted for 29 percent, while digital-and-print bundles accounted for 26 percent. By contrast, digital materials have no resale value.

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Top Hat Buys Canadian Textbook Business to Compete With Publishers in Digital Courseware

Edsurge

It has even tried partnering with publishers like Pearson to digitize their print materials, according to Silagadze. These 400-plus titles are all print, and the company will convert them to digital so that they are compatible with the polls, quizzes and other interactive features that the Top Hat platform offers. That means, at least for a few years, Top Hat will find itself supporting the print business for Nelson customers that haven’t made the transition to digital.

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. Four different categories of proficiency were celebrated in the National Digital Transition Survey Awards. Past award winners tell us that the Learning Counsel Survey Awards are very impactful,” said Daric Aquinaga, Director of School Relations at the Learning Counsel.

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The Downsides of Closing Schools and Colleges in a Crisis.

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But while schools and colleges always justify their decisions to close by naming student health and safety as their top priority, one of their key motivations while making crisis management decisions is “avoiding lawsuits,” says Rob Manzer, the chief academic officer at online learning network Acadeum, who previously worked as an administrator at multiple universities, including University of Dallas, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Ohio Northern University. Coronavirus spreads quickly.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom

eSchool News

Most students at the secondary level will have their own devices, and those who don’t can share or borrow school-owned devices. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Resource TCEAVirtual reality is one of the latest tools to hit education, and educators across the country are excited to engage students with dynamic, immersive visuals and virtual field trips. But getting started can be overwhelming, especially with different platforms and devices on the market.

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. As Steven Hodas, the former director of that effort, has written , Digital Promise and the U.S.

How Malaysian schools are tackling blended-learning challenges

The Christensen Institute

Malaysia has a very unique education system: over the past two decades, the government has invested millions of dollars in equipping all 10,000 public schools with not only computer labs, but also the Frog Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This past June, I had the privilege of visiting 13 Malaysian public schools–eight of which, despite these challenges, were implementing fantastic blended-learning programs that were truly changing instruction for their students.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students. valuations, led by ICONIQ Capital and Bertelsmann Digital Media, respectively. Age of Learning also reached unicorn status through providing a strong curriculum for K-12 students. By Jon Thomas and Spencer Wu.

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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 “ Secrets from the Front Lines: How Schools Can Boost Digital Engagement ,” Kelly Hladek, library media specialist and technology liaison at Morton High School, School City of Hammond, IN, discussed best practices for engaging students, teachers and the community in the district’s eBook and audiobook collection.

3 apps that lead to improved executive functioning skills

eSchool News

Executive functioning skills are the foundation of academic success in college, but similar to ‘soft skills’ in the workplace, are often not explicitly taught in secondary education. Apps & STEM Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News ResourceAccording to LD Online , the formal definition of executive functioning is “a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal.

Esri releases free online activities for Earth Science

eSchool News

New Earth Science materials helps students map what they learn. GISetc is an award-winning, longstanding publisher of GIS curricula materials for primary and secondary school students. Teachers, GeoMentors, and school administrators can learn more at esri.com/connected. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top NewsEsri is teaming up with GISetc for a free set of Earth Science materials, called the GeoInquiry Collection.

Oregon approves Discovery math resource statewide

eSchool News

The latest addition to Discovery Education’s award-winning line of digital textbooks, Math Techbook aims to transform the way students and teachers experience math through engaging instructional strategies and real-world problems that motivate and excite students with diverse learning styles. School districts across Oregon now have the option to purchase and implement the Discovery Education Math Techbook, a fully interactive digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks.

Breaking the Mold – How VR Can Help Teachers

Veative

Instead, a competent teacher should ideally awaken the desire for learning in the minds of the students, and VR can effectively aid in this process. A VR-based learning environment allows students to exercise their own imagination, involves them more fully in the learning process, and when properly integrated into the classroom under the tutelage of their teachers, holds the potential to revolutionize educational practices. Teaching as letting learn. Digital Learning

Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

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The Student Access to Digital Learning Resources Outside the Classroom Report , by the Department of Education, identified the three main causes of digital inequity as access and cost of high speed broadband and the lack of understanding by school families as to the importance of internet to support their students’ education. Bearden, “There is no silver bullet for addressing digital equity in school communities.” Digital Learning TL Advisor Blog Accessibility

#ThankATeacher: Appreciation Stories from the EducationSuperHighway Team

Education Superhighway

It wasn’t until years later that I learned that she and my dad had made an agreement that in order to keep me an accelerated learning pace, I would need to stay after school so she could teach me the 5th grade lessons as a 3rd grader. Mrs. Charles was the first and only African-American teacher I would have throughout my primary and secondary schooling. He did a lot to help my confidence and encourage my love of learning. Digital Learning

Colorado hybrid school taps into personalized learning

eSchool News

students attend blended classes on campus and take online courses from home, and district educators say a personalized learning solution has had a positive impact in a number of academic areas. And, the high school completion rate for secondary classes as well as college-credit bearing courses increased as well through PGA’s concurrent enrollment program with local colleges. but rather ‘What do these individual students need to learn today?’”.

Sony, Edmodo, partner on math challenge

eSchool News

a global education network, to enhance math literacy among students in primary and secondary schools across the world. In addition, Sony Global Education will make Global Math Challenge materials available on Edmodo Spotlight, the learning platform’s recently launched content marketplace, making Sony the first partner to provide Japanese content to a growing repository. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

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3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

eSchool News

In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. Maker learning inspires creativity, confidence, and passion for learning in young people. South Fayette has a K-12 computational thinking initiative that embeds maker curriculum in learning experiences for all 2,500 district students in every grade.

6 tools for real formative assessment

eSchool News

As education policy moves away from the much-maligned No Child Left Behind and toward new legislation focusing on learning outcomes, technology-enabled formative assessments are moving to the foreground as a way to gauge student learning in real time. This doesn’t mean summative assessments aren’t necessary–because they’re used at the post-secondary level, students, especially those in high school, do need experience with summative assessments.

6 ways to support computer science education

eSchool News

The authors offer a series of recommendations for federal and state policymakers to leverage this momentum: • Reform curricula for existing technology classes to focus on core concepts of computer science in primary and secondary schools. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM computer science computer science education STEM educationNew report offers policy recommendations to sustain momentum for computer science education.

The digital-first district where OER meets iPads

eSchool News

Teachers and students at one district are replacing print with digital. Openly licensed educational resources are free online learning materials that can be used for teaching, learning and assessing students’ knowledge. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Curriculum digital ipads OER open educational resourcesBy and large, it’s working.

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The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

McGraw-Hill Education launches free project-based literacy instruction

eSchool News

SRA FLEX Literacy Projects Jumpstart promotes critical skills for at-risk elementary, middle and high school students, extends benefits of project-based learning to more U.S. In an effort to reach all students with meaningful literacy instruction, McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, has launched SRA FLEX Literacy Projects Jumpstart, a free introduction to project-based literacy intervention for grades 3-12. Digital Learning and Tools News