Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are. The church has come to play a critical role in meeting the digital learning needs of adult members, from turning on a computer to navigating online job applications or enrolling a child in school.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

Like many folks in today’s workforce, I spend a significant amount of time in front of a computer screen with my smartphone close by, responding to a flurry of emails, calls, texts, and calendar invitations. I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. Try this : Consider meeting your audience where they’re at by tailoring the content to make it more comprehensible and applicable.

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My Story, Our Impact: How BakerRipley Connects Families to Opportunities

Digital Promise

We provide these services in Spanish because we truly believe that by meeting people where they are in their current stage of development, we can meet their needs quickly and have the most impact. We rolled out a series of these workshops in 2018, in both English and Spanish, and are on track to reach 200 students by summer 2019. Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative is thrilled to launch a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

can of soda, and smart enough to automatically sync with your desktop, smartphone, or iPad. Training and Workshops. This includes videos, free live online training, customized webinars, and onsite workshops. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s. It’s not just young people who are smartphone obsessed. During a recent meeting of Gonsalvez’s marketing class, the visible smartphones were dutifully dark and quietly charging from floor outlets.

Questions Parents Ask

Ask a Tech Teacher

Who your children meet on the Internet is not the same as the kids in the neighborhood or at school or on a youth sports team. Raise your hand if you use your smartphone for more than phone calls. So much of life has moved to smartphones–email, social media, home protection, banking–the list is almost endless. There are great strategies I talk more about in the upcoming workshop.

Middle school is often difficult. Try experiencing it under quarantine.

The Hechinger Report

Before the shutdown, in English class, if he and classmates were writing a story he’d normally workshop his writing with others. She doesn’t have a smartphone or use social media, so it’s difficult to connect with peers. “(It’s) I have kids where I’m like, ‘Okay, now log off, our meeting’s done. Leah Hampton, an eighth grader at Falling Creek Middle School in Virginia, likes to joke that without her friends, she’d sleep through school.

Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators


Recently, I found myself sitting in a conference room along with 200+ educators for one day workshop. Almost everyone present there came armed with a crisp diary, a pen, an iPad, a smartphone or a laptop and of course, a few entered with a favorite coffee mug. Some educators had flown in from far and reached a day early to get started on time for the early morning workshop. Is the time, effort and money spent on the workshop making me a better educator?

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‘Everything they need’: A school transformed from one of New York City’s worst to one of its best; then coronavirus shut its doors

The Hechinger Report

” Walton Avenue is what’s known as a “community school,” where educators believe that meeting students’ basic needs is as much of a necessity as teaching them to read – that, in fact, the former is a prerequisite for the latter.

Beneylu School: The Digital Classroom You Will Love!


Workshop. In Beneylu School this is done using the Workshop app. The documents can then be exported in PDF and ePUB formats to read on a tablet, PC, or smartphone. This app is great for teacher-parents communication when it comes to official announcements and news that are published for all parents, like meeting dates, field trips, list of necessary things, etc.

Use Social Media to Market Your Private School


Live videos, such as Q&As and workshops, have incredible engagement on Facebook. Hit the record button and get in front of your smartphone to record a no-frills, but highly engaging, video with your audience. Through the power of video, you can show an inside look at your classrooms, halls, and other important communal meeting areas. Looking for a cheap, easy, and effective way to reach families of prospective students?

Moving Schools Forward With BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

Greg also conducts workshops at K-12 schools and universities and mentors doctoral students and administrators in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Students brought out a variety of devices including Blackberries, iPhones, and Smartphones to answer multiple choice questions. They described “meeting” a 1 st grade class via Facetime using an iPad and Apple TV. The following is a guest blog post by Dr. Greg Farley.

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What does your desk say about you?

Educational Technology Guy

This is the workshop where you do your thinking every day, basically, and it can be revealing, often unintentionally, about what’s going through your head. In previous contests, OFM has asked office workers to share creative ways they prevent coworkers from stealing their stapler, what kinds of doodles they draw in long meetings, and why they deserved an “office makeover.” I saw this press release below about a contest about office desks and found the contest to be a fun thing.

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

Convening Your Community for Action: Just as the vision plan is developed with stakeholder support, Michael Arensdorff, Senior Director of Technology at Oak Park Elementary School District 97, said he meets regularly with an advisory committee (which can include students and a representative of the Oak Park Public Library as well as other district educators and leadership) to discuss their needs.

Why Teachers Love Using Those Magical OK Go Videos in Class


’ ” And yet, backstage at concerts, he and the other band members are constantly meeting and hearing from these teacher fans, and their students. She also leads professional development workshops for other teachers, outlining how they, too, can use OK Go in their classrooms. One of them challenges students to use a compass on a smartphone to make music.

Mobile Apps Are a Must to Attract and Engage Students—Here's How Colleges Can Build Them


Yet schools of all sizes are struggling to meet demand for campus tours—and missing out on making that valuable first connection with a prospective student. app—such as a location change for one of the workshops—went live instantly, making it easy to communicate with everyone in the moment. The built-in GPS on most smartphones is a major advantage, enabling you to extend the reach of admissions by pointing visitors in the right direction—directly from the phone.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools


Serving at least 28 million students in more than 40,000 schools in every state and in more than 70 nations, the new organization represents a meeting of the minds and of complementary areas of skill and experience. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM (

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

In the past, student work has ranged from the cutting edge to the routine, from creating a measuring tool that uses lasers to estimate the length of great white sharks to teaching officials in Longmont, the district’s main city, how to better use smartphones in their jobs. The district has rejected proposals for not meeting these goals, Quinones added.


How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

This could be a fun experiment during a department meeting! Although VR requires a smartphone device, they only need wifi access. Below are just a few of the keynote presentations and workshops that I deliver across the globe: Change is the New Black: Embrace the Digital Learning Revolution (keynote). The post How to Use Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Virtual Reality in the Classroom – Part 2.

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A School Transformed From One of NYC’s Worst to One of Its Best; Then Coronavirus Happened


Walton Avenue is what’s known as a “community school,” where educators believe that meeting students’ basic needs is as much of a necessity as teaching them to read — that, in fact, the former is a prerequisite for the latter. They showed up outside his successor’s office with hundreds of brightly colored balloons, drawing the attention of the press and forcing a meeting. Students perform at a Friday Parent Workshop at the Walton Avenue School. (DJ

Learning Revolution Free Events - ASB Online - Google Science Fair Deadline - More Ed Tech Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday is Global Education Day and the new Invent to Learn workshop, Bloggers'' Cafe starts on Sunday, and more to be revealed. LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 6th, 2014 Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.

Week of November 29, 2010 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With 2 weeks between each workshop you will have an opportunity to try the tools with your students and come back to share your successes and questions. link] SMARTPHONES, HANDHELDS, AND APPS—ORCHESTRATING PRODUCTIVITY/LEARNING (ADMIN 2.0) You will learn that grace is God''s love in action and it is "the face that love wears when it meets imperfection, weakness, failure, sin. Grace is what love does and is when it meets the sinful and undeserving."

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps


Learning is hard and change is even harder, so once teachers have found a tool that meets their learning goals, they are unlikely to shift without a good reason. “It’s That works fine when all kids have a smartphone or device, but Plickers is a solution for more low-tech classrooms. Post-it Plus : This app is offering a solution to that moment at the end of a workshop when the whiteboard is covered in individual Post-it notes that need to be captured.