Districts around the country are making the transition to digital learning in order to better prepare their learners to be active participants in a digital-first world. When schools make the switch effectively, technology can be a cognitive tool that provides learners with differentiated learning experiences and teachers with the ability to adapt instruction based on feedback, all leading to greater, measurable achievement (Weston & Bain, 2010).
Ideally, all learners will be able to use web based learning environments responsibly and safely. But as educators, it can be scary to give learners full autonomy in the digital world - not only are they easily distracted and taken off task, we also want to make sure they’re not engaging in risky behaviour or viewing materials that are inappropriate for school.
Topics: Cloud Based Learning
Products like Microsoft Office 365 Education and OneNote can help students transition from the traditional world of notebooks and binders into a digital learning environment. But what’s the real value in making this switch?
ISTE 2016 is almost here! We’re super excited to meet with teachers from around the world next week in Denver, but we also know that ISTE can be a little overwhelming. So, here are our tips and tricks for making ISTE an awesome learning adventure.
“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that learners lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school. This is true in both reading and math, and especially true for low-income learners.
Offering a secure examination experience for teachers and students in the cloud can be a daunting task. There is a reason that standardized exams are so simplistic in nature. It is a lot easier to standardize procedures if every student takes the same exam at the same time and the scores can be tabulated by a machine that counts black and white circles.
Topics: student voice
Hapara Certified Educators Jennifer Struebing and Lisa Harrison spoke with Larry Jacobs of Education Talk Radio to share how they use digital tools to raise student voice in their respective schools. Lisa is in California at Vista Unified School District, and Jennifer is in illinois at Maine 207 High School District. Listen to the full podcast here, or check out our summary below.
Topics: student voice