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. Education researchers and neuroscientists are learning more about how people learn. Entrepreneurs are building on this knowledge to build breakthrough innovations that improve learning. Extend the Learning Day.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

Tablets are great for watching videos, reading books and articles, taking pictures, or playing interactive educational games, but they falter when it comes to typing up essays or preparing other documents. And although there is a growing push for schools to go paperless, neither a tablet nor Chromebook is a perfect replacement for old-fashioned paper notebooks. This means that it needs a faster processor and more storage than a pure tablet.

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Speak Up 2020: A look at digital learning and transformation

eSchool News

For the last seven months of 2020, school districts have gone through extreme changes regarding how learning is happening in pandemic-induced hybrid and digital learning environments. Digital learning during the pandemic.

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. This day, however, was not really much different than any other day at NMHS as we have made a commitment to integrate digital learning into school culture for some time now. Below I have summarized some of the pre-planned activities that my teachers planned and had their students engaged in on Digital Learning Day.

Students want more digital learning outside of the classroom

eSchool News

The need for digital learning content in classrooms is nothing new, but teachers, parents, and students are becoming more vocal in their desire to provide or have access to such materials outside of the school day or school year. Deloitte‘s inaugural 2016 Digital Education Survey surveyed teachers, students and parents to uncover how technology is changing the concept of the classroom. Tablets (51 percent). Digital Learning and Tools IT Newsletter News Web 2.0

4 Ways to Leverage Tablets Beyond the Classroom

Tom Murray

With the explosion of digital learning over the past decade, school districts are starting to tackle access and connectivity issues, as well as providing anytime, anywhere learning experiences for kids. In today’s digital, interconnected world, it’s imperative that schools view learning as something that Routers on school buses to bring wifi to the poorest parts of the community. District wifi maps indicating free business hotspots throughout the community.

The Role of Digital Learning Platforms in the Academic Growth of Students

Kitaboo on EdTech

What are digital learning platforms? Gone are the days when learning was restricted to the classroom, with the instructor being the primary source of knowledge. A digital learning platform can be a learning management system (LMS) or learning content management systems (LCMS).

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LeapFrog’s $140 tablet includes some adaptive learning features

eSchool News

New tablet adjusts learning to young learners’ needs. LeapFrog has released a new Android-based tablet for young learners designed to scale learning activities as students grow, meaning it is capable of remembering curricular progress across games, automatically adjusting learning levels, and providing tutorials on demand for students when they struggle. The tablet, called Epic , is meant for students from pre-K to about nine years old.

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?

LOC releases new Student Discovery Sets for tablets

eSchool News

Tablet sets cover women’s suffrage, Japanese American internment, and political cartoons. The Library of Congress is putting all of these historical documents, along with many more, in the hands of students and teachers through its three newest free, interactive ebooks for tablets. Digital Learning and Tools Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top NewsPages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Administrators should learn more about original equipment manufacturers’ certifications and self-maintainer policies.

Platform will beam lessons to rural schools via tablet

eSchool News

Mobiliya Edvelop, a digital classroom platform , is delivering remote lectures to rural schools in some corners of the world — providing tablets that help rural students tap into lessons taught in urban areas. While the cities have all the learning resources, the rural schools lack quality teachers and standardized pedagogies. Under this initiative, 14 classes from eight rural schools were given tablets powered with Mobiliya Edvelop.

What does digital learning actually look like?

Education Superhighway

Today we celebrate Digital Learning Day across the country by taking time to highlight the impact of technology on teaching and learning. . Any educator will tell you digital learning includes: Frozen screens. Coming up with a digital citizenship lesson plan and behavior policy. So what did that kind of digital learning actually look like? A student who struggled to hold a pencil could practice his letter formation on a tablet.

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?

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

edWeb.net

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. And with the growing emphasis on personalized learning, digital tools have proved to be a valuable ally in the quest for educational equity.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. It''s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom. Learning has always had a large informal component and now we''re witnessing its fruition in mobile learning, augmented reality, gaming, and other technology-supported learning on the move.

What Devices are Used in the K-12 Classroom?

Kajeet

Today’s classroom is filled with technology, from more common tools like interactive white boards to emerging tech like augmented reality, not to mention tablets and laptops. Digital Learning Technology Insight MDMBut just how widespread is device use?

Digital learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning Futures View more presentations from Steve Wheeler As I write this blog post, the above slideshow has received almost 18,000 views in just 48 hours since it was posted up onto Slideshare. These slides accompanied my presentation during the Learning Technologies conference and exhibition held at London's Olympia on 25-26 January. Here's to all the possible futures of learning! Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Managing Student Devices in K-12

Kajeet

From tablets to laptops to smartphones, mobile devices have taken over education. Digital Learning Technology Insight 1 to 1 BYOD MDMAt the start of 2018, the U.S. market experienced a 10 percent year-over-year growth in mobile devices sold to K-12 schools, according to THE Journal.

The Future of Digital Learning in Tennessee and Beyond

Fractus Learning

With the widespread introduction of laptops and tablets into the classroom, the digitization of primary education is rapidly expanding across the United States, making access to quality education materials easier and more flexible than ever before. But the switch to digital can come at a relatively high cost. With a full suite of concept based learning content that’s enriched by multiple modalities (text, video, lesson plans, activities etc.)

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Programming Language: How Apps and Digital Tools Are Supporting Language Study

EdNews Daily

By Regina Wheeler Access to mobile devices is changing the way we learn. With phones and tablets within constant reach, engaging apps can encourage users to spend a few minutes here and there reinforcing the language skills they’re working on, or introduce new concepts in fascinating ways.

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Can public schools replicate the Mooresville model for digital learning success? Former superintendent Mark Edwards says they can

The Hechinger Report

Mooresville Graded School District, near Charlotte, North Carolina, has become a national leader over the last decade in using digital learning tools to improve student achievement. The leader of the district’s digital learning efforts, Mark Edwards, has served as superintendent of the 6,000-student school district since 2007. Looking back on your time as superintendent, what do you think made Mooresville’s digital learning programs so successful?

Digital Learning Day - Take the Challenge!

EdTechnocation.com

[link] Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with th e goal of success in college and a career. We urge you to make a difference with digital learning in America''s schools and take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education for all students. What can educators do to support and participate in Digital Learning Day?

Teachermade Launches Upgraded Pro Version Of Its Popular Interactive Worksheet Software

eSchool News

TeacherMade, the app for making free interactive worksheets, has launched TeacherMade PRO, a premium edition with powerful capabilities for interactive digital learning. . TeacherMade’s free digital worksheet creation software was the breakout hit of the 2020-21 school year.

4 Things You May be Doing Wrong With Mobile-Responsive Learning Design

EmergingEdTech

iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources digital learning tool design tips practices mobile learning design best practices mobile learning design tipsSuggestions to Heed if you Want to Make Sure Your Mobile App or Content is Easy to Use This post is geared primarily towards ed tech developers and technologists, as opposed to our typical articles. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 3 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

For Unit 3 of the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , we explored the TPACK and SAMR frameworks. Just because you have a class set of tablets or laptops, or an interactive whiteboard, and you try to use them with your students as often as possible, does not necessarily correlate to effective teaching or instruction. Follow Michael''s board Coaching Digital Learning, #CDL_MOOCed on Pinterest. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-E

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Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 2)

EdNews Daily

Today’s Kids Learn Differently. In the previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 1) , readers were introduced to the observation that today’s kids are different. They talk differently, play differently, communicate differently, and most importantly, they learn differently than previous generations. Many educators are observing that the students of today prefer to learn differently. By Ryan L. Schaaf.

How to implement STEAM curriculum that makes an impact

EdNews Daily

If you want your technical curriculum to provide value, here are some lessons we’ve learned. In fact, using computers, tablets or phones can be very distracting for the students, actually reducing their creativity. First, it’s a great touchstone for remembering the lessons they learned.

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Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Newer tech is also on the learning menu. Another everyday school tech of the modern era includes laptops, hand-held devices, tablets, electronic whiteboards, sophisticated word processing apps, 3-D printing, and virtual field trips. By moving away from standardization, we can target a student’s weaknesses and strengths and can create a much more effective learning plan. . Digital Learning Education News Featured Technology

Smart Technologies Could Benefit Education – or Could Make Our Problems Worse

EdNews Daily

Then, flipped classrooms and blended learning introduced compelling ways of leveraging digital tools to maximize instructional time and student-teacher interactions. Your personal digital information is a commodity. Digital Learning Featured Technology

Verizon launches free trainings and tools to help educators navigate digital instruction

eSchool News

What you need to know: As the nation faces a surge in Covid-19 cases, and schools continue to grapple with uncertainty and closures, Verizon is providing additional support and remote learning resources for educators, students and parents. Learn more at CitizenVerizon.com.

3 Reasons to Use Bing in the Classroom

Kleinspiration

Educators need to teach students what it means to be digitally responsible as well. Earn Free Surface Tablets Outfitting your classroom with technology can be expensive. Access Common Core Aligned Digital Literacy Lesson Plans Having quality resources can make a big difference in the classroom. Bing offers a simple solution for teachers with their fun, short activities using a beautiful Bing image that promotes digital literacy and critical thinking.

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. It’s important to note that the rise of smartphones and tablets has coincided with eReader app sales going down in recent years and a slight return of paper book sales. Digital reading is better. Digital Learning Featured Technology iPhone