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February 07, 2013

Q&A With a Rural Superintendent

Oklahoma Chief Janet Barresi points to Howe High School in Southeastern Oklahoma as a digital learning leader. Superintendent Scott Parks leads a 1:1 district that makes extensive use of online learning. "It is amazing what they are accomplishing," said Barresi. The state board will be visiting Howe this month.

January 24, 2013

After Fulfilling 30,000 Wishes, Digital Wish is Just Getting Started

Digital Wish is the edtech DonorsChoose. They have fulfilled more than 30,000 classroom wishes, mostly 1:1 classroom deployments with Dell netbooks.

August 24, 2012

Digital Learning Now! Outlines 3 Strategies for Funding Computer Access

Digital Learning Now! (DLN) today released "Funding the Shift to Digital Learning: Three Strategies for Funding Sustainable High-Access Environments," the first in a new DLN Smart Series that will provide specific guidance on adoption of Common Core Standards and the shift to personal digital learning.

August 15, 2012

20 Schools Innovating With Digital Tools

Hans Renman in Stockholm (@tankom_hans) asked on Twitter, "Do you know any US schools that are REALLY using digital tools in an INTERESTING way for communication, marketing, or learning?" That tweet kicked off a few days of snooping around. Here is the list of 20 we came up with. We look forward to your additions!

August 14, 2012

Pearson's 1:1 Learning Framework Furthers Personalized Learning & Common Core

"The Huntsville City School district is ditching textbooks and passing out laptops instead," reported a Huntsville TV station. Huntsville Alabama is one of many districts making the shift to digital learning this fall. Students from fourth to twelfth grade will receive laptops starting this week.

August 08, 2012

10 Things I'd Do Right Now as a High School Principal

At the Moorseville edtech conference (#Connection12 on Twitter) this week a Midwest high school principal serving about 700 students asked me for some advice on the shift to digital learning. Borrowing from advice to superintendents, here's 10 things I'd do right now as a high school principal.

August 07, 2012

Building the Digital Learning Superhighway

Next month there will be a lot of U.S. students holding an iPad looking at a spinning wheel. Cheaper devices, powerful apps, successful school models, and preparation for online assessments is boosting student access to technology. But in most places, the pipes won't be ready for all the traffic.

August 04, 2012

Project RED Paves the Digital Learning Path

Tom Greaves is an edtech expert, especially in school laptop programs. He has visited more than 400 and surveyed about 1,000. Project RED, housed at One to One Institute, is the first major study to considered two important issues: the impact of technology on student achievement and the financial impact of technology on budgets.

August 03, 2012

10 Strategies to Take Advantage of Productive Edtech Turbulence

Governor Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education, opened the Moorseville edtech conference (#Connection12 on Twitter) this week by suggesting that, like a bumpy tailwind, we're experiencing productive turbulence including adoption of real college/career ready standards, waivers from federal requirements that come with new demands, and online assessment starting in 2014-2015. Add what's likely to be a decade of constrained budgets in most states and you have a leadership challenge.

August 02, 2012

It's Not About the Machine, It's About Heart

The Moorseville edtech conference (#Connection12 on Twitter) is an effort to share lessons from one of the best 1:1 programs in the country. This week, more than 400 teachers and administrators crammed the gym of Mooresville Intermediate School located about 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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