edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning, a free professional learning community on edWeb. Through this community and edWebinars, Square Panda will support preK-3 educators as they navigate the rapidly changing world of edtech and the needs of early readers.
Maps tell stories, explain, illuminate, and inspire. Students of all ages and across subject areas can benefit from using interactive maps to gather, analyze and interpret data, and gain insight into our world. In “How Online Mapping Activities Shape Learning Experiences for K-12 Students,” Charlie Fitzpatrick, K12 Manager at Esri; and Mike Wagner, Teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, shared how online mapping can shape learning experiences for K-12 learners.
edWeb.net and Learning.com have started a new, free professional learning community geared toward helping educators prepare students with the skills they need to excel in today’s increasingly digital world. By 2020, it is estimated that nearly 80% of jobs will require some level of technology proficiency. Students must be given the opportunity to learn and develop digital literacy skills, and Learning.com makes it easy for educators to teach students these critical skills with online tools and lessons.
Common Sense examines the latest scientific research about problematic media use in their new report, Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy, and Finding Balance.
In this edWeb webinar hosted by the Digital Learning community, Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, leaders of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program, explored the increasingly diverse technology landscape to help educators make good decisions about devices, software, and digital content. Attendees learned how Graphite.org can help them find the next great learning app.
In our small school district, over a dozen teachers and 200 students participated in a project-based learning activity that allowed students to become self-published authors.
In this edWeb.net webinar hosted by the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community, Steve Garton, leader of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade, showed us how to define your own success in a meaningful way through data, digital citizenship, and the national PTA standards. We also learned how to utilize these tools to reach out to parents, students, teachers, businesses, and taxpayers.
With digital resources such as eBooks, databases, and lots of amazing online tools, teachers have the opportunity to engage students both inside and outside the classroom like never before. In this edWeb.net webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller showed attendees how to use digital resources to keep young people excited about learning all throughout the year.
The labels change from day to day and school to school — “hybrid learning,” “flipped learning,” “competency-based learning,” “project-based learning” — pick your favorite adjective and add “learning.” What do they all have in common? Learning — and behind it all, technology. School leaders are right to focus on the learning but sometimes forget to worry about the technology.
Do you think of procurement in the same way you think of purchasing? Explore procurement strategies in today’s world of transparency and accountability, coupled with public funds in a school setting. How you shop for solutions can be as important if not more important than how you buy. Is leasing computer equipment a good idea? Is price the most important factor? In this edWeb.net webinar presented by the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community, project management and implementation was discussed.