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Weekly News Brief 4/21-4/27

  Bill would require third graders to meet reading benchmarks – By Kim Chandler, AP News Alabama could become the next state to require third graders to pass a reading benchmark before m...

The LC Staff

App of the Week

Life Science Learning Through Gaming

      Life Science Learning Through Gaming   Formats: Available for Windows and Mac, Web browser version in development   Product Website: Tyto Online for Schools Company Web...

The LC Staff


How Distance Learning Tools Help Provide a Successful Teaching and Learning Experience

Virtual classrooms offer many possibilities when creating effective distance learning programs, for secondary and higher education as well as corporate learning environments. Education technolog...

Allen Drennan


Learning Leadership versus Systemic Inequities

The nation’s schools are aggressively working to fight systemic inequities, but there is one many overlook. Learning is not truly personalized. It’s “tweaked” to individualize within narrow la...

Chris McMurray


5 EdTech Myths, Debunked!

Over the course of the pandemic, teaching staff have figured out and discovered the difficulties and obstacles that occur when learning is unguided and approached without a structure or guidelin...

Elizabeth Hines


Creativity, Logical Thinking, and Playtime: How Technology is a Bridge to a More Comprehensive Learning Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students all over the world into homeschooling and online classes. While educators adopted new technologies and techniques in their classes, that doesn’t mean they w...

Hugo Aguirre


Reaching the End Point

  Chapter 3 from The Consumerization of Learning   Reaching the End Point Is there an end point of the digital transformation for institutional education? There is an end point,...

LeiLani Cauthen, Author, The Consumerization of Learning


Students Build Apps with a Purpose in Mind

Thunkable grew out of a research collaboration between Google and MIT, known as MIT App Inventor, which was inspired by MIT Scratch. Co-founders Arun Saigal and Weihua James Li took the premis...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer


Empowering Students to Take Control of Their Learning

I talked with Edgenuity CEO Sari Factor soon after she was honored at the 9th Annual ASU+GSV Summit with the organization's inaugural Power of Women Award called POW! She received the recognitio...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer



Sitting down and talking with Buncee founder and CEO Marie Arturi felt like a fireside chat. She includes me as she discusses her company; like I am on the team, also feverishly working to mak...

Kenna McHugh, Learning Counsel Writer


Garden Spaces for Learning

Within the last ten years, more and more schools across the country are maintaining gardens as part of their curriculum. The gardens have flourished as a favorite activity in small and large to ...

Kenna McHugh


Learners: Happier, Healthier, Here’s How

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to better understand and address mental health in more effective ways. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “The COVID-19 pandem...

Betsy Hill & Roger Stark

Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...