The Human EdTech for Diversity

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Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. Language learning has never had the wealth of digital assistance that it has now, but can it aid with diversity goals? One of them is love. By definition, it’s the “motion” of “e.” By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Esports Scholarships Are Growing. Do They Leave Some Students Behind?

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Maybe you’ve heard of esports? You may have seen the photos of stadiums packed to the gills with crazed fans or photos of young high school- and college-aged players hoisting sparkling trophies high into the air as they pull in million-dollar prize purses. These tournaments and leagues are the evolution of decades of player and fan culture. With the reduction of technology barriers, cultural barriers have become more apparent.

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New Book Looks for 'Timeless' Approach to Rethinking Schools

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The key to reforming schools is imagination—and bringing the spirit of shows like The Jetsons or Star Trek to school design. EdSurge recently sat down with two of the book’s co-authors, Pam Moran, and Ira Socol, to better understand their argument, and ask what practical advice they have for teachers and administrators looking to transform schools. Between the two of them, they've probably seen more schools, more kids and more teachers than most people ever do in a lifetime.

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.

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.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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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.