How Artificial Intelligence Supports Safer Learning


K–12 educators and administrators are tasked with building safe and effective digital learning environments, and this responsibility includes shielding students from inappropriate content online. Click here to download the full white paper. Parental Controls Resources AI Web Filtering White Papers Filtering Digital Learning Artificial Intelligence

Technology and the Classroom—The Users’ Perspective


New research from NewBay’s AV Technology and Tech & Learning magazines—from a poll of more than 200 users of educational technology in K–12 and higher education—shows how technology leads to increased engagement and more use of online resources, thereby improving educational outcomes. Click here to download the full white paper. InFocus K-12 Higher Education Resources Collaboration Research Classroom Technology Research Report End Users White Papers Digital Learning


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Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 


This project included a Student Bill of Rights and a series of white papers (below). Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials Personalized Learning Professional Learning Student voice

Complement and ‘commoditize’ teachers, but don’t substitute for them with tech

The Christensen Institute

In education, the question of whether technology will replace teachers was a common meme to fight the emergence of digital learning but has increasingly faded away as a serious threat. This may mean eliminating “classrooms” as we have known them and creating new learning environments in which students interact with lots of adults in multi-faceted ways.

Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving. 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. Can new digital curriculum change that? Digital reading programs can come in several flavors. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Charter schools innovate to tackle teacher preparation

The Christensen Institute

These challenges are only likely to grow in the years ahead as the teaching practice changes monumentally with the rise of blended learning. As blended learning grows and teachers’ roles shift, more schools may have to follow the lead of these CMOs to varying degrees in the immediate future. The United States faces significant, well-publicized challenges in effectively training teachers and, once in the field, supporting them with relevant, useful professional development.

Can law schools disrupt themselves?

The Christensen Institute

As my co-author, Michael Horn, and I explain in our new white paper, “ Disrupting law school ,” law schools should begin now to set themselves up as the disruptor. In fact, the chief digital officer of the Metropolitan Museum of Art considers its biggest competition to be Netflix and Candy Crush, not the MoMA or the Guggenheim. A variety of potential disruptors, all powered at least in part through some form of online learning, are also emerging in higher education.

Disruption looms for law schools

The Christensen Institute

The reason, as my coauthor Michele Pistone, a law professor at Villanova University, and I write in newly-published white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled Disrupting Law School , is that the forces of disruptive innovation have arrived firmly in the world of legal services. The big question we pose in the paper is will any current law schools set up an autonomous entity and drive this disruption themselves or will entrants emerge that disrupt law schools.

Law schools gone innovating

The Christensen Institute

In the aftermath of publishing “ Disrupting law school: How disruptive innovation will revolutionize the legal world ,” a white paper that Michele Pistone, a professor at Villanova’s law school, and I wrote about the existential threat facing non-elite legal education, I embarked on a listening tour and spoke with a handful of law school deans from around the country. All confirmed the bleak picture portrayed in the paper. Non-elite law schools are in crisis.

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Reinventing research

The Christensen Institute

In our latest white paper for the Clayton Christensen Institute titled A blueprint for breakthroughs: Federally funded education research in 2016 and beyond , my coauthor Julia Freeland Fisher and I lay out a new path forward for educational research. Department of Education-funded RAND RCT study of Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I (CTAI) product found that CTAI boosted the average student’s performance by approximately eight percentile points.

The upward march

The Christensen Institute

In their new white paper , Michele R. Although there is certainly nothing wrong with having a high-achieving incoming class, significant financial resources, and the respect of your peer institutions, competing on these factors distracts institutions from two important outcomes: the learning that takes place at their institution and the jobs their graduates can secure. The result is that students learn more, at a lower cost.

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New data supports disruption in law schools

The Christensen Institute

This supports Michele Pistone and Michael Horn’s recent white paper describing the disruption of the legal services market and the subsequent looming disruption facing legal education. Moving to competency-based programs could speed the time to degree and would allow students to take control of their own learning. One major objection to online learning is the fear that it will ruin a school’s sprit de corps and decrease student engagement.

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Free Distance Learning Resources.

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Engrade users can access Knovation’s digital content

eSchool News

Collaboration aims to create a more open, collaborative digital learning environment for K-12 students and educators. McGraw-Hill Education, a learning science company, and Knovation, an online resource curation tool, announced a collaboration to expand and simplify educators’ and students’ access to professionally-evaluated, standards-aligned digital content. Digital Learning and Tools News

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Envisioning the 7 habits of highly resilient schools

The Christensen Institute

The Digital Learning Collaborative is exploring a Resilient Schools Network. This white paper from USAID argues so. What can school districts do to increase their abilities to adapt their operations and advance student learning in times of discontinuity?

Building a blended-learning leadership pipeline

The Christensen Institute

By definition, blended learning incorporates the human touch. In an effective blended-learning environment, students benefit not only from the flexibility and individualization that educational software can offer, but also from new and varied interactions with adults in the classroom. As with most instructional reforms, there’s a relatively high degree of consensus that we need to focus on effectively training teachers to run high quality blended-learning classrooms.

Making an environment where teachers can create bespoke lessons

The Hechinger Report

. In their transition to using more personalized learning, the Bristol-Warren Regional School District in Rhode Island made professional development a priority. Located southeast of Providence, this district of 3,500 students and about 300 teachers created a plan that included cooperation with other school districts to help prepare and train teachers in how to use digital tools to create custom-fit lessons for children. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. “We

5 Stories of Superintendent Leadership from AASA and Discovery Education

Discovery Education

With this in mind, we developed a five-part content series that demonstrates best practices for superintendents undergoing digital transitions. We spoke with three district leaders to learn how they made their own digital leaps — and how tapping their peer groups through AASA’s Digital Consortium and Discovery Education’s community became instrumental in making the best decisions for their districts. Student Learning.

How to Build an Online Learning Program Students Crave and Employers Want


all students—not just digital natives—expect learning resources to be rich with animation or digital learning objects that make learning more realistic and relevant. What’s made the work possible, Schneider says, is a special combination of online learning tools that is helping NAIT educate students so they are prepared for the complexities and responsibilities of real world situations from the day they graduate. Download this white paper ?

Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1. Superintendents: Relentlessly Communicate Your Digital Vision. Read more: 10 Reasons Superintendents Are Taking the Digital Leap ).

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Creators of Blended Learning Universe (, the organization provides a directory of innovative schools and a myriad of models and case studies to support district transformation. Organization: International Association of K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).

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Using Video and Audio to Share Our Scholarship


[ This is a guest post by George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and an associate professor at Royal Roads University , where he teaches in the MA in Learning and Technology program , and researches networked scholarship and digital learning. I use an eclectic assortment of learning resources in my courses. Books, peer-reviewed journal articles, op-eds, white papers, websites, documentaries, lecture videos, podcasts.

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My Game Changers from FETC

Tech Helpful

Being surrounded by great educational minds and both growing relationships and learning is one of my favorite things to do. As I think about what I've learned to bring back to Chattanooga, Tennessee I'm feeling passionate about these things specifically: 1. 1 hour in to being at the event and I learned about this- what could be a game changer for us. When one of the Vice Presidents of Microsoft shared their white papers on digital inking I got excited to read the research.

What 7 Factors Should Educators Consider When Choosing Digital Tools for Underserved Students?


In the report published last week by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education , Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and I summarized research findings about the conditions and practices that support positive outcomes of technology use and digital learning experiences for underserved, under-resourced, and underprepared students. This is needed to prevent user issues when implementing digital learning. The specific features of the digital resource being used.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles


A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Today, we’re sharing a blog post from Getting Smart highlighting the updated Smart Series paper “Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles.”. Download the full paper. Customized learning requires an enhanced and expanded Learner Profile.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)


Yet as teachers and students interact with a growing collection of digital tools and services, making data systems “talk” to each other has become a priority. As today’s education technology tools are used more frequently to drive instruction, expectations have grown for how data can support teaching and learning. Solving the rostering problem just scratches the surface of how interoperable data can support learning, said Wheeler. “If


techlearning ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

What can we learn from library innovators and innovators from other sectors and industries that will help us shape the future we want and that our communities aspire towards? Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Augustine School Classroom Tactics and Strategies and Children's Museum of Art , James Kioko, Neema Educational Centre - Nairobi, Kenya, Enabling Support Foundation Co-creating Open Educational Resources to foster deeper learning and global reach , Dr. William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto Comics Uniting Nations: Using sequential art to further GTE + CTE with SDG instruction , Jeff Barbanell, M.Ed.,