SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School

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Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

The New National Education Technology Plan: What’s in it for Me?

Tom Murray

In December of 2015, on the same day that President Obama signed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), the U.S. Department of Education released the 2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). All for the kids we serve, Director of Innovation.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I work in K-12 education in the U.S., and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. I also depart from Clark on the issue of the importance of cost savings to OER in the U.S.

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3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

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Access to online resources including digital content, interactive education apps and websites, videos, experts and peers is no longer a “nice to have” but rather a necessity. Provide Out-of-School Access on Devices. Out-of-School Access Chart.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

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Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning. Of course, schools can’t make the switch to digital overnight.

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment

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Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits around Replacement Thinking. In my book Digital Learning Strategies , I describe four considerations for Replacement Thinking around assessments.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The main theme of the event was connectivity, but that extends far beyond merely connecting students to technology. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

Data Interoperability: Beyond Accountability and Reporting

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This new role for educators is a direct outcome of the data-driven classroom and the quest for accountability. Key characteristics include real-time updates, quality data in and out, educator and school control of the data, and flexibility in reporting. Teacher.

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Why #techquity

Educator Innovator

This quote from Nicole Mirra’s post at the DML blog stuck with me after I read it not long after it appeared on DML Central’s website in May of this year. Her question, prompted by her dismay at the news media’s portrayal of students during the rollout of a 1:1 iPad pilot in LA Unified School District, shines a spotlight on the narratives adults create about youth and their use of technology. and people say, “where do you find time for bags of gold?”.