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December 2013: Sketchnoting: A primer

December 2013: Sketchnoting: A primer

Way back in 1999, I was asked to be part of a team to craft the goals for the second version of the US DOE National Technology Plan. There were about fifty people in the room, from all areas of education. We had lots of discussions, then jigsawed to share thoughts, then shared out with

Learning Everywhere, All the Time

We’re thrilled to share with you a  guest post by Dr. Heath E. Morrison, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Shakespeare wrote with a quill. Stephen King writes on a computer (mostly). Sixty years ago, surgeons removed diseased organs with a scalpel. Today’s surgeons cut with a laser. When I was a boy, changing a transmission in a

Future@Now Texas: Transition to Digital Classrooms

Discovery Education, Texas ASCD, and TASA sponsored a Texas leadership summit focused on advancing digital learning and preparing students for the STEM opportunities and challenges of tomorrow’s world. Future@Now Texas brought together Texas Education leaders, political leaders, and business leaders who shared real stories about their work to fuel student achievement and promote college and

One Community, Five Voices

Digital transformation in our school systems can’t happen without the support of an entire community. Administrators, principals, teachers, parents, students, and communities must work together to create and sustain a culture of change. During the week of September 23, Discovery Education will be hosting five virtual events from around the country featuring the voices of

Leading for Powerful Learning

The quotes below are from a book titled: Leading for Powerful Learning: A Guide for Instructional Leaders by Angela Breidenstein, Kevin Fahey, Carl Glickman and Frances Hensley (2012) from Teachers College Press.  This is a good book for any and all formal and informal school leaders who 1) want to be part of schools that

Reflective, Collaborative Dialogue and Action Around Effective Teaching and Learning

If we care about the education of today’s youth it behooves us to take adult learning seriously. We adults can learn our way into the future or we can hold onto the status quo in our classrooms/schools or we can defer to the massive network of sales people promoting a multitude of educational products.   I

Future@Now: Transition to Digital Classrooms

Discovery Education and Digital Promise hosted a select group of educators, policy makers, and business leaders for a day of in-depth discussion about the transition to digital classrooms. Future@Now spotlighted real education and community leaders sharing real stories about their work to fuel student achievement. Future@Now On-Demand Chaptered and Downloadable Archive View Congressman George Miller’s

Ten Lessons From Mooresville

In a recent article, Mooresville Graded School District’s Superintendent Mark Edwards, talks about how it took his district five years to become an overnight success. This is a great example of how one of our Discovery Education partners and digital Techbook adopters is leading the charge on digital conversion to increase student achievement and close gaps

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