Tag Archives: Digital Learning

Global State of Digital Learning

Key findings and trends in K-12 education. GUEST COLUMN | by Dylan Rodgers With each passing year, technology continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in teaching and learning. So much so, that it’s getting harder to find schools … Continue reading

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The Connected States of America

SETDA’s executive director shares her perspective on energizing edtech. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero As one of the nation’s most prominent K-12 education leaders in academics and digital learning, Tracy Weeks (pictured) is on a mission to provide safe access … Continue reading

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Very Social Studies

A Texas teacher’s perspective on her unique students and their shift to digital textbooks. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacy Brown I am a sixth grade Social Studies teacher for Burkburnett Independent School District in Burkburnett, Texas. My district is blessed, … Continue reading

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Digital Study Success

Three ways technology is changing today’s college students’ academic experiences. GUEST COLUMN | by Sally Shankland College graduation rates are disappointingly low, and educators across the country are working to identify new ways to increase student success. High-quality digital learning … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

Mark Edwards bumps it into overdrive. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero His deep expertise in managing district-wide digital transitions, implementing successful 1-to-1 programs, designing effective professional development initiatives, and purposefully integrating digital content into classroom instruction will serve Mark Edwards … Continue reading

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Trends | 10 Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students’ Digital Learning

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The Magic of Inanimate Alice

A transmedia digital-born story experience awaits students worldwide. GUEST COLUMN | by Ian Harper This December, students around the world will be transported into an interactive, multi-sensory literacy experience with the release of Episode 5 of Inanimate Alice. With the … Continue reading

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A Little Magic

My quest to get kids reading real books, with the power of smartphones. GUEST COLUMN | by Dave Fahrer Most parents — luddites and the Amish aside — are raising digital natives: kids who know how to use smartphones better … Continue reading

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Reluctant Time Travelers

Life has changed, so why hasn’t education? CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis  If I decide to dine out and I am not sure where, the first thing I do is google area restaurants on my smartphone—a few more taps … Continue reading

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Interview | Exploring Education Elements

Anthony Kim first became inspired to get involved with education technology in 2000, after working with Foothill and De Anza Community Colleges. After helping them manage several technology projects, he wondered why there was such a gap between technology use … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day Webcast

The Alliance for Excellence in Education is hosting a National Town Hall at 1 p.m., EST featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a special joint appearance. The event will profile great teachers that effectively use technology to deliver … Continue reading

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In Google We Trust

GUEST COLUMN | by Angela Maiers Without a doubt, my 14-year-old daughter can text paragraphs faster and more accurate than I can text one sentence. My 15-year-old son is my go-to person for all my TV, computer, and technology needs. … Continue reading

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Trends | EdTech Recognition: Still Time to Enter

Recently, education technology (edtech, or #edtech for that matter) has received a bit of a lashing in the New York Times and elsewhere as a ripple effect. I’ve been in the edtech space since pre dot com bubble days, so … Continue reading

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Interview | Rohit Agarwal and Andrew Joseph: Getting TenMarks

The U.S. is behind most economically developed nations when it comes to students’ math skills, ranked 34th according to a PISA report in 2009. “In order for the U.S. to maintain global competitiveness, and for our economic development, it’s critical that … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Connect from McG and Bb

Here’s a powerful online learning assignment and assessment solution from a couple of the top names in education: merge the robust capabilities of Blackboard Learn with rich McGraw-Hill Connect content and you get an all-digital higher education learning platform allowing … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education Science Techbook

From Discovery Education comes a technology tool built from scratch to address state and core standards for science education. Discovery Education Science Techbook is a primary instructional resource for elementary and middle school classrooms that appeals to digital natives with … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | DreamBox Learning

With a rigorous math program relying on adaptive learning, DreamBox Learning executives believe that every student can become a proficient, mathematical thinker with the right learning environment. Their intelligent adaptive learning technology really goes beyond engagement with a strong K-3 math … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Chegg Goes Digital

Students heading back to college and purchasing their books may have a slightly lighter load to carry: textbook rental giant Chegg is going digital, and will be steadily rolling e-textbooks on its platform offering millions of both print books and … Continue reading

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Trends | Wise, Vander Ark Discuss Digital Learning Poll

Here’s to leadership in moving education forward: Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Open Education Solutions, continue to discuss the benefits of digital learning when they review the findings from the 2011 PDK/Gallup … Continue reading

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