Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. IXL Learning. Learn Zillion. PBS Learning Media. How to use the library.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

In the library, we’re ready to let them talk about what has happened. Related: What we can learn from the Katrina children who thrived after disaster. This is not your grandmother’s library. Dot and Dash have transformed our library into a hub of hands-on learning where we’re constantly in motion, working in groups that plot, collaborate, troubleshoot, and celebrate. I have to know: ‘What’s going on during library time?’”.

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How a Network of Support for Educators Is Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

Edsurge

When we get kids thinking creatively, it unleashes a joy of learning. It should be about strong learning and having kids creating and collaborating with each other. Our Student Library Advisory Board collaborated to create advertisements about our library as the heart of the school.

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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. But as the movement against seat-time learning grows, more schools nationwide will be grappling with grade levels, deciding whether to keep them or to hack through thickets of political, logistical and cultural barriers to uproot them. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I But Bredder can’t give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning — broadband internet beyond school walls. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. We can extend the learning day.

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

5 Practical applications of IoT in the classroom

Neo LMS

IoT in education impacts the school, the teacher, and the student offering modern solutions for a safe, engaging, and motivating learning environment. Moreover, these boards facilitate the employment of interactive learning and collaboration in class.

EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

eSchool News

New application ensures a safe instructional environment in which teachers control content and personalize learning for each student. Launched at the 2015 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, the new software application is equal parts device, content and instructional management combined into a single application for 1:1 learning environments. To learn more about Educational Resources EdRedi application, visit [link].

Identity play

Learning with 'e's

This is the second post in my series of retrospective reviews on seminal books about learning and technology. I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Digital Ways to Celebrate December Holidays

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get them learning and celebrating with digital devices, web tools and apps. Holiday Apps for Creating Gifts & Learning 2014 from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Students can create personalized learning games for peers or family members. Check out my post, Creating Digital Books as Gifts for Others , to discover lesson ideas, web tools, and mobile apps for making digital books. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more. Hear how they are advocating for increased connectedness across regions so we can all learn together faster to transform education for all children. Keeping It Real: Experiential Learning at Scale.

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Could Giving Parents Homework Help Students? Schools Try ‘Family Playlists’

Edsurge

But it also represents an achingly missed opportunity—a chance to involve parents in what their children are learning. For the past 18 months, a pilot program in a South Bronx public school, called “Family Playlists,” developed by the New York-based nonprofit, PowerMyLearning , has used technology to increase families’ involvement in their students’ learning. She means inviting students to teach their families what they’re learning in school.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. One of the major benefits that m-learning brings to the table actually has to do with a significant barrier that it breaks down: geography. If they didn’t have a computer, they had to go to a library or a friend’s house. E-learning

How Learning And Teaching Will Change In The Digital Age

EdNews Daily

Personalized learning needs to go away. I could sit here and argue that it needs to go away because companies are trying to replace our most valued resource – teachers – with computers and algorithms that will sterilize learning. I could also easily argue it’s because privatizing education and giving learning data to closed corporations are the biggest mistakes we’ll ever make. They are therefore driven to continue to want to learn.

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ISTE 2019: How K–12 Leaders Can Use G Suite for Professional Development

EdTech Magazine

Joseph Valver and his fellow instructional technology facilitators at Hamilton Township School District in New Jersey were providing numerous options for educators in their district to learn how to use education technology, but something was holding educators back. . “As That was something I learned very quickly after coming into the education world: Don’t talk about time with teachers because there simply just isn’t enough.”.

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A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

Susan Adelmann is vice president of strategic partnerships at Follett School & Library Group, a corporate supporter of Digital Promise. This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. In other words, it’s an apt metaphor for the changing circumstances facing K-12 schools looking to acquire and adopt technology and digital learning resources.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

5 Risks Posed by the Increasing Misuse of Technology in Schools.

Edsurge

Funded in 2014 with $100 million from the Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation, inBloom intended to collect massive amounts of personally identifiable student data and use it to “personalizelearning to each student. Parents became alarmed by the plan to put their children’s data into a cloud and mobilized in communities and states to stop inBloom. Studies of cyber charters have concluded that students learn very little when enrolled in them.

The Best Flipped Classroom Software Tools For Flipped Learning In 2021

Fractus Learning

What are the best-flipped learning apps for K-12 grades in flipped classrooms? The best-flipped classroom tools can transform and remodel classroom teaching, allowing in-depth learning and personalized attention that can help learners improve their grades. Docebo Learn LMS.

Top School & District Innovator Awardees 2019

EdNews Daily

The Learning Counsel, a leading education research institute and news media hub, announced this year’s National Digital Transition Survey Award winners at its 2019 National Gathering held in Dallas, TX. Most recently they unveiled a new mobile Innovation Lab. About the Learning Counsel.

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Leading an Orchestra of Learning

Educator Innovator

Paul, a vast new space called the Learning Studio is home to personalized learning. On any given day inside the sprawling Learning Studio at Eastern Heights Elementary School in St. A racially and economically diverse school of about 420 students, Eastern Heights Elementary has been emphasizing a teaching method called personalized learning as a way to close the school’s achievement gap. The idea for the Learning Studio was born.

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Cybersecurity is Still Paramount for Schools

edWeb.net

Beyond just the ability to pivot and be prepared for any type of learning, the pandemic has brought new concerns with “Zoom bombing” and increased outside access to school networks. However, the bigger liability issue is with teaching and learning. By Stacey Pusey.

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Newly Posted Favorite Resources 11/05/2013

The Web20Classroom

teaching favorite Welcome to Open Library (Open Library) tags: ebooks library books favorite Twitter Chat Schedule tags: Twitter favorite Posted from Diigo.

BombBomb is hands down the best way to upgrade your email game

iLearn Technology

Each day we were in remote learning, I sent a daily email with a video message for the community, links to all of our teacher’s daily plans, links to tech-support, and a daily check-in survey so parents could share how remote learning was going in their house.

itslearning unveils personalized LMS at ISTE

eSchool News

Enhanced LMS platform is intended to personalize, improve user experience. ISTE 2016 attendees interested in the Digital Age Teaching and Learning focus area can stop by the itslearning booth (#1541) to see how the company’s brand new personalized learning management platform aims to change how educators and students work in a learning platform. Increased compatibility with mobile devices. Increased Compatibility with Mobile Devices.

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Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

The 2021 Driving K-12 Innovation report released by CoSN selected the most critical Hurdles (challenges), Accelerators (mega-trends), and Tech Enablers (tools) that school districts are facing with personalized learning, innovation, and digital equity. By Eileen Belastock.

Back Office Business

techlearning

The district bought more than 7,000 Promethean ActivPanels and has been installing 300 a month—some mounted on walls and others on rolling stands to allow for greater mobility. HENRY COUNTY (GA) BOARD OF EDUCATION SHIFTS TOWARD PERSONALIZED LEARNING Georgia’s ninth largest district will utilize BrightBytes’ Clarity platform to evaluate and quantify outcomes of personalized learning investments, empowering educators with actionable insights to inform teaching and learning.

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North Carolina School District Expands Access to Books with Online Literacy Platform from Fuel Education

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, April 23, 2018 — Although every elementary school has different student needs its teachers must support, each needs an extensive library of books for its students. Curating a vast library to address different reading levels, interests, and languages at each school was expensive, and students could only check out books when school is in session. To learn more, visit fueleducation.com and Twitter.

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#EdClusters16 Post-Convening Summary

Digital Promise

EdClusters16 brought more than 140 leading educators, ed-tech entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and thought leaders to collaborate, work, and learn together. Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are local communities of practice that bring together educators, entrepreneurs, funders, researchers, and other community stakeholders to design, implement, iterate on, and disseminate breakthrough learning practices and tools. On September 21-23, 2016, Digital Promise and the U.S.

COVID-19 Is Costing Visually Impaired Students Time That Can’t Be Made Up

Edsurge

When it comes to troubleshooting for her children’s remote learning, it seems like Barbara Lopez has done it all. Hybrid and socially distant in-person classes present challenges of their own. on how students learn braille via remote education. “I

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced! Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 Huge thank to the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at San José State University, the founding conference sponsor!

3 tips for connecting students to internet resources during summer

eSchool News

They also encourage schools and districts to leverage community partnerships by working with libraries, community centers, mobile community hotspots, or local chambers of commerce. One of their most successful partnerships has been the district’s partnership with the ONECard initiative, run by the Metropolitan Library System, which provides students with access to all local library services.