Just one of the definitions in this section deals with data literacy, so different than digital literacy. Other definitions help anchor your perception of the digital learning universe with terms like API, Big Data and Goggles.
There's a reason most websites are asking your permission to "cookie" you before allowing you to see their site. Other potentially hostile characteristics must be known for the sake of staying in legal lanes for student privacy and security, not to mention unforeseen costs. Stop putting your head in the sand - know terms like Adware, Browser Hijacking, Social Experimentation, Stickers, Zombie Armies and more.
When you look inside a major system or an App, is what it is doing causing any learning? What are the instructional qualities of digital programming? The problem with choosing digial resources is often the question of its actual raw instructional qualities, the "what" of the knowledge inside it. Yet there is more to know. Find out about concepts like chunking, citation checking, digital authenticity, just-in-time tutorials, algorithmic inference engines and more.
Teachers love to customize/individualize and need to so that they can fit learning to the unique students in front of them. How could software help them do this rather than make it more work to teach in digital than it ever was in traditional face-to-face? Learn terms like adaptive, digital IEPs, fixed pathway, loops, and branches and more.
Some of your learning software gives teachers the ability to control some interactions, to "hold back" or differentiate, see analytics, and more. Some do not. Systems, as well, provide high flexibility. or do not, depending on the inherent controls. Find out about things like classroom suitability (a legal term), content levering, grouping, interoperability, timed release, triggers and more to control learning.
Poorly designed software is just like poorly designed instruction. Now the two are very intertwined and data points to both learners and teachers missing key navigational cues and getting lost in digital systems.
What are the “Big Things” on the landscape of Ed-Tech and the nine major categories of digital curriculum characteristics? Are your tactics cloud-based or on-premise? Be grounded in the mental map of digital things, including an overview of what is coming based on Learning Counsel research in new disruptive tech.
Which one are you? Discuss the emerging models of school space and time use and the shift in teaching. Hybrid, Blended, even "HyFlex" are a thing now. What's it all mean for burdens on teachers, master schedules, logistics, remote and on-site learning?
Most schools have teachers with students live in classrooms and teaching students attending remotely via video conference. This tends to "tie down" the teacher to their desk. Attend this webinar for ideas about helping teachers be free to move about, while still being seen and heard by remote students, as well as students further away in the classroom who may be behind plexiglass. Tips on changed lesson planning and enhancing engagement despite the changed conditions will be a major part of the discussion.
The newly distributed nature of driving achievement now includes parents and a needed increase in both communications and data sharing. Doing these things easily is the trick. What about Spanish-language transcription for one-to-one and one-to-many texting? Legal compliance in message retention? What data should be shared? What to consider when both the student and parents are “off-grid” and hard to find? Attend to learn and discuss the issues about opening new channels of access and inclusiveness for your school brand.
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