Discovery Education and Keysight Technologies Launch New Partnership Supporting Equity of Access in Education

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NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, have launched an innovative new public-private partnership that supports student learning and builds academic confidence.

Meet the SETDA 2021 State Achievement Award Recipients

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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) created the State Achievement Award (SSA) to recognize outstanding initiatives from SETDA State and Affiliate members and their teams that address meaningful challenges in teaching and learning.

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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. Unfortunately, teachers and students are often unable to be sure there will be dependable, robust access outside of school depending on family and community circumstances. Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA, noted the importance of having safe WiFi access.

SETDA’s 2019 Top Picks: 11 Resources for Educators, Administrators & Policy Makers

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Always working to engage state leaders, affiliates members, private sector partners, and partner organizations-SETDA developed tools and resources to support national, state, district and school leaders in the implementation of the digital teaching and learning. Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning ED EETT Equity of Access In the News instructional materials Interoperability Legislation OER Personalized Learning Policy Professional Learning

Roadmap Supports building Digital Learning Environments

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Cable Impacts, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and SETDA collaborated to develop the Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments, www.roadmap21.org. 1to1 Best Practices Digital Content Equity of Access Personalized Learning Professional Learning Research roadmap

New York takes Digital Learning Mobile

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Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Best Practices Digital Content Equity of Access Personalized Learning Professional Learning Project Based Learning Student voiceToday’s post comes from Stan. read more.

Need Digital Learning Resources? Leverage SETDA’s Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

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Successful digital learning implementation can meet a broad range of goals, including supporting the academic needs of students to ensure that they are college. Best Practices Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access OER Policy Professional Learning read more.

SETDA in 2014: Year in Review

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As the calendar year draws to a close and we take time to celebrate family and the holiday season, all of us at SETDA. ConnectED Digital Content E-Rate Equity of Access FCC In the News OER Policy Professional Learning read more.

Discovery Education and Industry Leaders Launch Social-Emotional Learning Coalition to Address Critical Educator and Student Needs with No-Cost Resources

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021) — Discovery Education – the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms – today launched the new Social-Emotional Learning Coalition. Silver Spring, Md.

Teacher-Student Digital Communication Makes for Good Learning

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With remote learning still at play, students now rely on virtual engagement with their teachers to have questions answered and assignments clarified. With the appropriate tools and tech access, instructional assistance from afar can be academically beneficial. By Michele Israel.

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. Many states provide guidance for the implementation of digital materials in districts to help ensure that they are available to all learners. According to the Brookings Institution there is strong evidence that the choice of instructional materials has large effects on student learning.

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). The 2016 Plan, Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education , articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. .

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. Unfortunately, teachers and students are often unable to be sure there will be dependable, robust access outside of school depending on family and community circumstances. Provide Out-of-School Access on Devices. Out-of-School Access Chart.

Report: The way we buy digital instructional materials may need an overhaul

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Educators stress the importance of state leadership, transparency for purchasing digital instructional materials. A new report urges care when purchasing digital instructional materials, and notes that factors such as interoperability, accessibility, and device access should be considered during the process. The report also outlines next steps for strategic support of the transition: 1. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

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 main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

and I am merely a fan – not a fanboy – of open educational resources (OER).** Others surely see me as some sort of OER fanatic. After all, I’ve advocated for federal support for the development, use, and adaptation of OER (see, e.g. , the May 5 Education Week story by Sean Cavanagh, “ ‘Open Educational Resources’ Promoted in U.S. So, if these are the actions of someone who is an OER fan, what stops me short of claiming fanboy status?

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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 main feature of this resource is a personalized playlist of bite-sized videos that will focus on the specific needs of a district.

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. In a nutshell, those considerations include: Students must demonstrate what they’ve learned. Whatever they create with digital tools should still represent what students were to learn.

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. While teachers may understand the need to collect the information, they resent inputting the same data over and over again in every learning management system, educational application, and state and federal accountability report. Key characteristics include real-time updates, quality data in and out, educator and school control of the data, and flexibility in reporting.

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Why #techquity

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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?”.