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Crystal Hill: The Digital School

Crystal Hill: The Digital School
Crystal Hill: The Digital School
Posted On: February 21, 2013

LEAD Symposium Attendees Speak on The Future of Education

LEAD Symposium Attendees Speak on The Future of Education
LEAD Symposium Attendees Speak on The Future of Education
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Jose Ferreira: Students, Learning Paths, and Technology

Jose Ferreira: Students, Learning Paths, and Technology
Jose Ferreira: Students, Learning Paths, and Technology
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Alix Guerrier: Meeting Every Student's Needs

Alix Guerrier: Meeting Every Student's Needs
Alix Guerrier: Meeting Every Student's Needs
Posted On: February 21, 2013

LEAD Symposium Introduction: Update on LEAD Commission

LEAD Symposium Introduction: Update on LEAD Commission
LEAD Symposium Introduction: Update on LEAD Commission
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Diana Rhoten: Re-Imagining K-12 Education

Diana Rhoten: Re-Imagining K-12 Education
Diana Rhoten: Re-Imagining K-12 Education
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 1

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 1
Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 1
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Andrew Ng: Education for Everyone

Andrew Ng: Education for Everyone
Andrew Ng: Education for Everyone
Posted On: February 21, 2013

John Danner: Eliminating the Achievement Gap

John Danner: Eliminating the Achievement Gap
John Danner: Eliminating the Achievement Gap
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 2

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 2
Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 2
Posted On: February 21, 2013

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 3

Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 3
Discussion with Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski - Part 3
Posted On: February 21, 2013

LEAD Presentations

Hart Research Associates Poll: Parents’ and Teachers’ Attitudes and Opinions On Technology In Education

LEAD conducted a poll that found that the majority of parents and teachers of K-12 students support greater use of technology in education. In addition, the poll found that these audiences increasingly believe that school systems should be doing more to improve access to technology in education.

Overview of the Common Core State Standards

This presentation provides an overview of the Common Core State Standards as well as their potential impact on K-12 education.

Additional Resources

Innosite Institute (continue to site)

Innosight Institute’s mission is to apply theories of disruptive innovation to develop and promote solutions to the problems of education.

Getting Smart (continue to site)

Getting Smart mission is to accelerate and improve the shift to digital learning. Getting smart covers important events, trends, products, books, and reports and helps organizations construct cohesive and forward-thinking strategies for branding, awareness, advancement and communication, and public and media relations

Common Sense Media (continue to site)

Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.

EdSurge is an independent information resource and community for everyone involved in education technology. EdSurge aims to help educators discover the best products and how to use them and to inspire developers to build what educators and learners need.

Glossary

Adaptive learning

Modes of instruction that change as students are engaged in them, reacting to performance and progress

Asynchronous learning

Learning that can happen anytime, anywhere; students do not all have to receive content simultaneously

Bandwidth

A measure of internet connection speed. The higher or "wider" the bandwidth, the faster the connection and more data that can be transmitted over a given amount of time

Blended learning

Use of both live and online instruction within the same classroom or school; balance and structure varies from model to model

Charter school

Public school governed by its own set of standards (“charter”); publicly funded

Common Core State Standards

Content standards intended to align education requirements across all states; nearly all have signed on and will adopt standards in math and English Language Arts by 2014

Competency-based advanced

Promotion of students to the next course or grade level based on demonstrated mastery; advancement is not correlated to time spent in course

Curriculum

A school or educator’s outline for what content will be covered throughout a course; developed based on standards such as the Common Core or individual state standards

Differentiated learning

Teaching is tailored to a degree to different learning needs or learning styles, often in response to test results

Digital textbook

Electronic version of a print textbook, often enhanced with features not possible in print such as hyperlinks and video content

E-rate

FCC program that has provided more than $30 billion to promote school connectivity since 1996

Exit slip

Type of formative assessment; commonly issued at the end of each class period to determine what each student has learned

Flipped classroom

Some elements of traditional instruction take place at home instead of at school, enabling a different set of in-school activities

Formative assessments

Frequently issued assessments, as often as daily, intended to assess progress to date and redirect course of instruction

Individualized instruction

Method of instruction in which content, instructional technology (e.g., materials) and pace of learning are customized based upon the abilities and interests of each individual student

Last-mile infrastructure

These are the local roads of internet connections: wires that go from the middle-mile infrastructure directly into houses and institutions

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, and reporting of training programs, classroom and online events, e-learning programs, and training content

Lesson plan

An educator’s detailed description of the content to covered in a single day of instruction

Mbps (Megabits per second)

A measure amount of data that can be transmitted over a particular internet connection at any particular time. The higher the Mbps measure, the faster the connection. Schools that are integrating technology are recommended to have 100 Mbps of bandwidth for every 1000 students and staff

Middle-mile infrastructure

This infrastructure is "access highways" of internet connections: high speed wiring that links the "last-mile" infrastructure to the large national fiber backbones

Open Education Resources (OER)

Publicly available materials available without charge that can be freely redistributed

Personalized learning

Tailoring of pedagogy, curriculum and learning environment to meet the needs and aspirations of individual students

Recommendation engine

System that analyzes many types of student data to identify optimal sequence and pace of instruction, and appropriate content and learning modality for each student

Rotation

Students move between multiple modes of instruction in a single class period; some modes may be technology driven, but technology is not necessary to a rotation model

Seat time

Refers to policies that mandate a specific amount of time students must spend in a certain course or grade before advancing to the next level

Smart board

An interactive projection display used in classrooms to enable teachers to combine websites, images and videos into an engaging presentation

Smart phones

Mobile phones that typically combine a mid-sized screen, A to Z keypad and higher computing power compared to a feature phone

State virtual school

Program of online courses established and funded through state legislation; managed at either the state department of education level or by a contracted body within the state. Depending on the program, students can enroll full or part-time 

Summative assessments

End of course or term assessment, intended to assess mastery and determine if students should progress to next course or grade level

Synchronous learning

Learning that happens at the same time; can be live or virtual

Virtual learning

Learning that happens online via interactive content, virtual tutors, live video interactions, etc.

Virtual school

Accredited institution that teaches courses entirely or primarily through online methods; instructional model range from fully independent self paced (asynchronous) courses to semester based virtual (synchronous) teacher facilitated courses