REL West Resources on Independent Learning

During the current COVID-19 global health crisis and shift to distance learning, students are being asked to do more independent work—reading, writing, and problem solving—outside of their time in class. School and district leaders in the West have expressed a need for teachers to have access to user-friendly, research-based guidance on effective ways to design Read more about REL West Resources on Independent Learning[…]

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The Newest from Project Tomorrow: Trends in Digital Learning

Project Tomorrow’s Trends in Digital Learning report focuses on how innovative classroom models empower more engaging and purposeful learning environments for students and teachers. The report examines both the desired student achievements and the strategic use of digital tools, content and resources to understand, from the perspective of the students, teachers and administrators on the Read more about The Newest from Project Tomorrow: Trends in Digital Learning[…]

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Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom

Digital Promise has released “Developing a System of Micro-credentials: Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom,” a publication that explores the Deeper Learning Framework and identifies the specific skills students must master to achieve at high levels. Additionally, it showcases the set of 40 educator micro-credentials Digital Promise designed to ensure that teachers have the competencies Read more about Supporting Deeper Learning in the Classroom[…]

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Creating Anytime, Anywhere Learning for All Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) argues that a comprehensive digital infrastructure must include changes in teaching practice, professional learning, assessment, and other key elements. While connecting the nation’s schools and libraries to the internet by modernizing and expanding the federal E-rate program currently dominates education technology efforts, a new report Read more about Creating Anytime, Anywhere Learning for All Students[…]

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John Merrow on 21st Century Education

John Merrow, longtime education reporter and author, begins his blog post, “The Business of Schools is. . . . .?”, with a short multiple choice quiz: Here are two multiple-choice questions for you: 1. The primary business of public schools is to produce:    A. Educated students    B. Knowledge 2. Which more accurately describes the structure Read more about John Merrow on 21st Century Education[…]

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From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Speak Up 2012 Report

“The results being released today show that we are indeed in a new world. And we as adults need to learn from kids in this instance. We need to learn from students about how they learn, where they learn, and how they seek information. I believe we must harness this information to give all students Read more about From Chalkboards to Tablets: The Speak Up 2012 Report[…]

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Should student essays be graded by computers?

The issue of whether and how much computers should be responsible for student grading has been around for decades, but the recent advent of MOOCs and the upcoming implementation of Common Core tests has brought the issue to the forefront yet again.  One MOOC, edX, has recently developed software, which they will make available as Read more about Should student essays be graded by computers?[…]

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A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age

With the large increase in online learning in recent years, more and more students are reaping its benefits as well as facing its challenges. In response, a group of scholars recently joined together to compose the “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” Here is an introduction from the authors: On Read more about A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age[…]

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Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age, Part II

Recently, the Alliance for Excellent Education offered a free webinar entitled, “Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age, Part II.” This webinar is now available for viewing at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars The panelists included: Tom Carroll, President, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) Charles Coble, Cofounder and Partner, Teacher Preparation Analytics Read more about Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age, Part II[…]

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Twitter for Educators: 3 Essential Starter Tips

Have you ever wondered whether you, as an educator or someone in the field of education, should get on Twitter? And even if you did join Twitter, how would it be helpful to you and how does it work? These are all questions that blogger Evan L. R. Hays addresses in a post for the Read more about Twitter for Educators: 3 Essential Starter Tips[…]

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Technology and Teacher Preparation

Aspiring teachers want more digital avenues for learning, says a new report from Project Tomorrow. The findings are included in the report Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers, prepared by Blackboard Inc. and Project Tomorrow, which includes findings from the Speak Up for Aspiring Teachers survey of nearly 1,400 Read more about Technology and Teacher Preparation[…]

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February Issue Brief: Digital Learning

Digital Learning Day was February 6th (see https://www.coreeducationllc.com/blog2/digital-learning-day-2013-is-february-6/ ), and educators throughout the nation joined together to imagine the possibilities for technology facilitated learning. In this month’s issue brief, we explore competency-based education and recommendations for virtual schooling and technology-facilitated learning. What elements of digital learning hold the most promise for PreK-12 students and the Read more about February Issue Brief: Digital Learning[…]

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The Shift from Cohorts to Competency

Digital Learning Now! (DLN), in partnership with Getting Smart and the Foundation for Excellence in Education recently released “The Shift from Cohorts to Competency.” This report takes a comprehensive look at the overall shift to competency education and the role of technology to help schools meet the college- and career-readiness goals established by the Common Read more about The Shift from Cohorts to Competency[…]

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Digital Learning Day 2013 is February 6

The Alliance for Excellent Education is sponsoring its second annual “Digital Learning Day 2013” on February 6 to “promote digital learning and spotlight successful instructional technology practice in the classroom.” 46 states and DC, including a total of over 16,000 teachers have signed up to participate. Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current Read more about Digital Learning Day 2013 is February 6[…]

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Webinar: Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age

This Tuesday, the Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age.” The webinar will be moderated by Mary Ann Wolf of the Alliance for Excellent Education. The panelists, who will provide a diversity of views from different perspectives within the field,will be Barnett Read more about Webinar: Perspectives on the Future of Teacher Preparation in the Digital Age[…]

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