Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer All Educators New, No-Cost Professional Learning Resources

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Thursday, December 16, 2021) — As school systems nationwide begin to look towards Winter Break, Discovery Education and select social impact partners present curated professional learning resources at no cost to support educators’ continued professional learning.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. We not only want students engaged, but also want to see evidence of learning aligned to high standards as well as the development and application of essential skill sets. Within minutes I received new recommendations and I took a few minutes to learn how to use each new tool.

Thankful For EdTech

CUE

Tis the season to be thankful, so I took to Twitter to ask educators what they were thankful for when it came to EdTech. I’m writing a Giving EdTech Thanks article for @cueinc blog. Please send me a tweet with what in edtech you’re thankful for. I’m thankful for the opportunities edtech has given me with my PLN and access to experts all over the world. CUE Conferences where I learn more. I’m thankful for the EdTech geniuses who love to share!!!

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. In addition to the usual suspects—more augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) apps—a lot of people believe this will be the year that social emotional learning (SEL) and interoperability become part of the mainstream. SEL will begin to affect school culture from the top-down, bringing about change in adults first and students second.

Resources for Teachers and Instructional Coaches – December 2021

Edthena

This edition of noted and notable content for educators includes articles about instructional equity, managing multiple duties as a coach, resources for teachers on students’ emotional well-being, and successful PLCs. Instructional equity and student engagement go hand in hand. For Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain , “equity is about making sure every student is a powerful learner.”

Want Easier Principal Walkthroughs? Try Virtual Classroom Walkthroughs

Edthena

Ultimately the person observing is able to identifying trends in teaching and learning across the set of classrooms. And when they visited, there would be no guarantee they could see the targeted aspect of teaching and learning.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development.

Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB's)

A Principal's Reflections

It should be noted that in both examples above, direct instruction was followed by some sort of student-centered learning activity. In many cases, every classroom is outfitted, as well as conference rooms and professional learning spaces.

Head into the Holiday Season with New Dynamic Digital Experiences from Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, December 1, 2021) — To support continued student engagement anywhere during the winter holiday breaks, Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are introducing new flexible and engaging learning resources.

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Diving Deeper into District Data to Drive Good Decision Making

edWeb.net

As school districts continue to amass large amounts of data about students, teachers, and educational resources each year, using the data in ways that lead to effective decisions and inform stakeholders has become increasingly important. edWeb Blog data analysis edtech School Data

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

You take your device and learn interactively. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Leveraging Learning Trajectories and Diagnostics for Personalization in 6-8 Math (B304). Professional Learning with SeeSaw (B302). Adding Interactivity to Google Slides for Customized Learning (B307). iPad Art & ‘Tra-Dgital’ Approaches to Learning in Hands-On Creative Classrooms (B306).

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An Easy Way to Make Teacher Feedback More Concrete and Actionable

Edthena

Inside our video coaching and professional learning platform, you can capture teacher proficiency on specific skills alongside your conversational feedback. Think back to a teacher you observed recently who’s working on student engagement.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Stephen Downes works in the Learning and Performance Support Systems program at the National Research Council, a multi-year effort to develop personal learning technology and learning analytics.

Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Digital Promise

This endless cycle makes the vetting process of new edtech tools tedious for coaches and educators everywhere. Leveraging Professional Learning Communities to Discover Impactful Tech. Although the edtech discovery process looks different for everyone, the quest should always be driven by the same question: What will this allow my students to do that otherwise would not be possible? These questions include: How did I learn about this technology?

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Tomorrow’s New Normal: What It Means for Professional Development

edWeb.net

Due to COVID-19, most of our educational systems reflect a new normal, with hybrid and remote learning, increased use of technology, and teacher professional development. They were also mindful of making sure professional development around the goals was relevant and job embedded.

Substance Over Assumptions and Generalizations

A Principal's Reflections

Here is an excerpt: " Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills. This week I came across a post by Larry Ferlazzo that asked educators to provide their response to why EdTech has over-promised and under-delivered. So what is the biggest problem in EdTech?

Advice for Vendors as Schools Plan for Their ARP Funding

edWeb.net

Technology is about more than student engagement. In a recent Project Tomorrow survey, students said they value educational technology more for the ability to create personalized learning than for the interactivity. Professional learning needs are changing too.

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

More Verbs

Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students. From my perspective, each of these instances are really just reflections of either the problems we experience when we focus on the device more than we do the learning, or the benefits of doing the reverse (the notion of “more verbs, fewer nouns”). Simply having technology does not improve learning.

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

More Verbs

Scanning the media on education technology could easily lead one to believe we are wasting our money when putting devices into the hands of students. From my perspective, each of these instances are really just reflections of either the problems we experience when we focus on the device more than we do the learning, or the benefits of doing the reverse (the notion of “more verbs, fewer nouns”). Simply having technology does not improve learning.

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. professional learning.

Connecticut’s Bristol Public Schools Deepens Long-Term Partnership with Discovery Education to Enhance Civic Literacy

eSchool News

edtech?leader leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes?place. In the latest phase of this multiyear collaboration, all district middle school students will receive access to a dynamic digital social studies textbook.

Minnesota’s Bloomington Public Schools Set to Open School Year with New Digital Resources Supporting Science Education from Discovery Education

eSchool News

and students?in edtech?leader leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes?place.? drives student engagement with exclusive phenomena and interactive content. exemplary teaching and learning experiences?for edtech?investment,?Discovery

Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Invite High School Students to Win $30,000 in Prizes from the Trade Champions Challenge

eSchool News

Monday, December 13, 2021) – Supporting students on their pathway to STEM success, Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education invite students to join the new Trade Champions Challenge. Learn more about the Trade Champions Challenge here. Silver Spring, Md.

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Upcoming Enhancements to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Techbook Series to Help Educators Maximize Instructional Time

techlearning

- New Improvements to Techbook Platform will Make Relevant Content Even More Accessible to Teachers and Students - Silver Spring, Md. June 25, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced that upcoming enhancements to its award-winning Techbook series will help educators maximize instructional time by making engaging digital content even more accessible to teachers and students.

Florida’s Martin County School District Selects Award-Winning Digital Resource from Discovery Education to Educate All Students for Success

eSchool News

edtech?leader leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes?place. approximately 18,000 PK-12 students in its 12 elementary schools,?5 professional learning opportunities.

Using Augmented Reality for Engaging Learning Experiences

edWeb.net

Augmented reality is emerging in the education space as a tool for motivating children to learn. Using this 3D technology can help students significantly whether they’re struggling to learn reading or math, or just to engage. She discussed the benefits of using augmented reality in the classroom in “ Engaging Early Learners with Augmented Reality.”. Augmented reality provides an opportunity to engage students by turning learning into an experience.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

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Do You Know Your District’s True Digital Story? This Tool Can Help

Edsurge

As Executive Director of Instructional Technology at Plano ISD in Texas, he often slips into his district’s sea of digital usage data to understand student engagement, direct budget planning, find power users and more. IMS Global Learning Consortium. Matt Frey is a data guy.

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Portsmouth Public Schools Becomes the Latest Virginia School System to Select Discovery Education to Support Student Academic Achievement

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students districtwide will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. edtech?leader digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.?? . professional learning.

Speak Up 2021 Congressional Briefing: Lessons Learned from a Year of Virtual School

edWeb.net

During the Speak Up 2021 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings, Dr. Evans, along with a panel of K-12 student voices, discussed findings from this year’s Speak Up Research Project. Student Engagement. Student Empowerment.

How Video Innovation Expands Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

Video emerged as a crucial, game-changing tool in this adaptation, enabling K-12 teachers to provide students with the best possible learning environments despite the crisis. The following highlights a few impact areas: Teaching and Learning. Communication and Parent Engagement.

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South Dakota’s Pierre School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Its Mission to Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 15, 2021) —South Dakota’s Pierre School District (PSD) today announced the launch of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the district’s mission to inspire all students to achieve their potential.

Discovery Education and Social Impact Partners Offer Communities No-Cost Digital Learning Resources Supporting STEM Day Observances Nationwide

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) — Discovery Education and leading social impact partners are offering engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances nationwide. EdTech?leader EdTech?leader

Missouri’s Mehlville School District’s Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Focus on Creating Engaging STEM Learning Environments

techlearning

-A Combination of Discovery Education’s New STEM Connect Digital Service and Sustained Professional Development is Set to Drive District’s Efforts to Grow Student Interest in STEM Education- Silver Spring, Md. March 14, 2018) – Missouri’s Mehlville School District (MSD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. edtech k12 education The Wire STEM

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