After failing to create usable Individualized Learning Plans, teachers refined it until it worked. Isn't that what we want from our students?
By Michele Eaton
In the MSD of Wayne Township, there are several blended and online opportunities available for students. Perhaps the same is true in your district, but how many of those same opportunities are available to teachers as well? Recently, the teachers in one particular program in the district inspired a personalized…
Explore how you can use the Common Core Initiative and the E-rate Modernization opportunity to build and deploy a network infrastructure that supports 21st century digital learning initiatives—like BYOD, online testing and multimedia—that’s cost-effective with room to scale.
In the past, learning was limited by the constraints of time and place. But today, digitization is opening up a new world of education opportunities for students to learn more in new ways, in new places, with new connections to resources around the globe. From rural farm towns to large urban neighborhoods, teachers and students are reaping tremendous benefits as they utilize digital technology in instruction. Now your district can too, with E-Rate and public funding opportunities that are empowering equipment and service upgrades that promote digital learning.
Middlebury Interactive’s standards-based supplemental English language program focuses on academic English and literacy development for elementary and middle school students. The culturally inclusive curriculum engages students through a combination of individualized task-based activities and collaborative project-based learning, while favoring multicultural perspectives.
Chromebooks—the lightweight laptops that run software from the Internet instead of a local hard drive—have skyrocketed in popularity within the last few years. In the second half of 2014, Chromebooks surpassed iPads as the most popular devices sold to U.S. schools. Why have Chromebooks become so popular in education? What do you need to know before adopting chromebooks in your institution? Explore the information below to learn the greatest benefits and challenges to implementing Chromebooks in education—as well as best practices and keys to success.
Now more than ever, academic English acquisition is a crucial focus for non-native English language students nationwide. In order to help close the achievement gap students and boost student outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs), we’ve partnered with Middlebury Interactive Languages to provide resources for ELL educators. We’ve compiled guides, articles, classroom posters and videos to help educators provide their ELL students with a global approach to English language learning.
Explore new game-changing resources from Discovery Education, including the transformative digital Techbook series for Math, Science and Social Studies,that integrates stunning multimodal content and an inquiry approach to make teaching and learning an unforgettable experience.
K-12 Guide for Calculating LMS Return on Investment
September 27, 2016
By calculating the return on investment (ROI) for a technology implementation, districts can determine if their investment will pay off. While there are some “soft” returns from a new, end- to-end LMS, such as better student engagement, there are also quantitative measures districts can use to determine a solid ROI.
Before committing to a new learning management system (LMS) schools and districts have some serious homework to do. A hastily chosen LMS may inhibit technology adoption, fragment users, and diminish the return on investment. Read this guide for things to consider when choosing an LMS.
Do you have more questions than answers about your school’s fixed and digital assets? Today’s asset management technology can provide the answers you need in a way that is much easier, faster and more accurate than old-school asset tracking tools. Much of the functionality is now automated in a cloud-based deployment – meaning these solutions don’t have to be laboriously installed and maintained by IT staff, and they are accessible from any device, anywhere and at any time. This paper will describe how modern asset tracking in education can answer the functional challenges faced by school administrators, accountants and IT staff.
Tracking extra duty time worked by school employees is a huge hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. Find out how schools in the Garland Independent School District in Texas have automated their extra duty timekeeping, and saved the district a lot of money in the process.
By integrating Art & Design with STEM subjects — turning STEM to STEAM — schools are working to strengthen students’ abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers, to explore different ideas, to recognize failures as opportunities for discovery and to communicate well with others. In this guide, you’ll get eleven tips to help kick-start or supercharge your STEAM program as well as 4 case studies to inspire you.