Posts tagged digital learning

Richardson teacher Leslie Hirsh Ceballos is one of 100 educators from around the country selected as a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.

Richardson Elementary School Teacher Recognized As A Digital Innovator

Leslie Hirsh Ceballos is not afraid to use technology in the classroom. She’s so good at it that PBS selected her as one of its 2014 LearningMedia Digital Innovators. The Richardson teacher is one of 100 educators tapped for the year-long professional development program.

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Students at International Leadership of Texas recently picked up the school's first yearbook. Some of the students say they've never seen a yearbook before and don't mind that it's not a digital book.

Class of ’17: Yearbooks Are Still Cool With These Digital-Savvy Teens

These days, kids are most likely to text each other or communicate with apps like Snapchat. They post photos on Instagram and they tweet what they’re doing throughout the day. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, we talk to some students about how even in this fast-paced digital world, the printed yearbook is still an end-of-the-year highlight for some students.

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Class of ’17 Yearbook Project


As part of its American Graduate initiative, KERA is looking for a North Texas high school media class to become a partner on a project called the Class of ’17 Yearbook. The idea is for the students in the class to team with teachers and KERA journalists to write posts on the KERA education blog, record and edit audio and video, and create social media streams with student-generated content.

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Will Vandeventer's parents enrolled him in iUniversity Prep, one of six virtual schools in the state. Vandeventer, 12, says he likes working online but also enjoys the ocassional face-to-face meeting with his teachers and classmates.

Some North Texas Students Opt For A Virtual Classroom

A group of North Texas students did something unusual recently – they met face-to-face. They’re enrolled in the iUniversity Prep school, one of the few in the state where learning is done entirely online.

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Technology And Higher Ed Is The Focus Of New Research Lab At UT Arlington


University of Texas at Arlington

George Siemens will head up the new LINK research lab at UT-Arlington. The lab will open this spring.

George Siemens, an expert in digital learning, will be spearheading a new research lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. The Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab, or LINK Lab, will look at how new technology – such as online learning – is affecting higher education.

The lab, which opens this spring, will explore such topics as the effectiveness of alternative teaching and the growing influence of data and analytics on higher education.

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Mckinney third-grade teacher Joli Barker and her students talk to an audience at Grand Prairie High School via a live webcast on Tuesday.

Talking and Teaching Technology

Digital learning sounds like a teacher’s dream. But tech savvy kids and their devices present a whole new set of challenges. On Tuesday, a group of about 200 educators from around the state participated in a summit to discuss the latest digital teaching tools and strategies at Grand Prairie High School. The event was organized by Discovery Education, the Texas Association of School Administrators and the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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