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. Extend the Learning Day.

How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

EdNews Daily

In order to do that, we need to ensure that students regularly operate at the deepest levels of learning: analyzing, breaking things down, making connections, evaluating different situations, etc. Fortunately, technology tools can provide support for each stage.

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Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Last Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration. I believe our teachers do a great job on a regular basis at integrating technology into the curriculum of our lower school. It was more a stand alone class for technology.

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.

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

Summer SuperHighway: Monique Marcantonio on Digital Learning and Special Education

Education Superhighway

Our Summer SuperHighway blog series celebrates the educators that inspire us and showcases the ways that digital learning impacts their students. Do you think of your students as digital natives? I feel like their generation was brought up around technology.

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Digital tools, such as mobile apps and educational games, are the newest additions to the teacher’s toolbox. Supporting authentic, real-world learning.

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.

Helping Teachers Provide a Deeper Reading Experience

EdNews Daily

Jay Goyal, the CEO and Co-Founder of Actively Learn, began his journey to EdTech after graduating from Duke University with a B.S. He then arrived at Microsoft where he met up with his childhood friend Deep Sran, and together they founded Actively Learn.

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals. Instead, it includes a mix of examples from education institutions, recommendations and commentary on what education institutions should do to change learning with technology over the next five years.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning.

Half of school leaders expect significant impact from ESSA

eSchool News

New survey reveals how school leaders feel about policy, tech-supported learning. Catapult Learning, Inc. Catapult Learning, a provider of K–12 contracted instructional services in the U.S., Digital Learning and Tools News School Administration Special Education

Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. Despite this enthusiasm, adult education programs lag behind their K-12 and higher education counterparts in incorporating technology. Support the evolving role of the instructor.

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It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

Graphite Blog

This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. Providing technical support for a large fleet of devices that travel between school and home is no simple task. Management and support of technology is a lot like managing and caring for people. Technology is much the same. The advantage with technology is that it’s easier to uninstall/reinstall or swap out parts!

Cengage sees digital outpace textbook sales for first time

eSchool News

New milestone marks first time that more digital units are sold than print textbooks. For its fiscal year 2016, Cengage Learning reported that digital unit sales outpaced print textbook sales for the first time. Digital Learning and Tools eBooks and eReaders News

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Every student is unique and learns differently. Digital Learning and Tools News Online Learning Top News

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology.

The EDEN Interviews: Leslie Wilson

Learning with 'e's

There are very few people better placed to provide an overarching view of how universities across Europe are adapting to the digital economy than Leslie Wilson. What needs to be done next to ensure a successful future for technology supported learning?

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

Fun with GIS 198: Two ConnectED Years

esri

Dateline Washington DC, The White House, May 27, 2014: President Obama welcomes Esri to the ConnectED Initiative , a partnership with private industry to help all US K12 students engage in digital learning. Amazon Web Services works with Esri to support these.)

Essential Guide to Modern Learning: 10 #EdTech Considerations

The Innovative Educator

The 10 considerations: Understanding The Role of Tech in Education Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech Avoiding Ineffective #EdTech Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources Selecting High-Quality Digital Learning Resources Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration Assessing Learning Through #EdTech Tools Addressing Challenges to Effective #EdTech Use Combating Digital Inequity Creating Sustained Professional Learning Opportunities Want to know my thoughts?

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. — Digital Promise (@DigitalPromise) February 9, 2016.

8 bids later: The power of group negotiations

Education Superhighway

The Northeast Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NE BOCES) provides technology support for 12 Colorado school districts that all needed faster, more reliable Internet access to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. The consortium’s path to better digital access took a positive turn in August 2016. As a member of the K-12 broadband steering committee, Salyards was eager to learn more.

8 bids later: The power of group negotiations

Education Superhighway

The Northeast Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NE BOCES) provides technology support for 12 Colorado school districts that all needed faster, more reliable Internet access to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. The consortium’s path to better digital access took a positive turn in August 2016. As a member of the K-12 broadband steering committee, Salyards was eager to learn more.

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Yet, even in these digital waters, educators cannot tread water and sustain teaching “above the [SAMR] line” as popularly suggested.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

What Does Purdue’s Acquisition of Kaplan Mean for the Future of Digital Education?

Leadership Lounge

Department of Education and Purdue’s regional accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission. These operations and assets include its 15 campuses and learning centers, 32,000 students, 3,000 employees, as well as 100 academic programs ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees. Kaplan will serve as a form of online program management provider (OPM), providing technology support, help-desk functions, and other administrative services.

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Yet, even in these digital waters, educators cannot tread water and sustain teaching “above the [SAMR] line” as popularly suggested.

Innovative Educators named Bammy Awards finalists!

The Innovative Educator

I am thrilled to share that many of the nominees from "The Innovative Educator" here (for their work with student-centered learning) and here (for use of social media in education) made the cut. " “Technology should be like oxygen: ubiquitous, necessary, and invisible.”

Taking a NAP

Learning with 'e's

It has been a pleasure and privilege to lead one of the most influential global organisations in digital education. It presently has over 1200 individual members worldwide, many of whom are active in distance education and technology supported learning.