This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Just as we expect every student to make academic progress in our schools and classrooms, the digital age requires that every individual utilize creativity to develop innovative solutions to problems and to generate unique products that demonstrate what they have learned.
When discussing Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), the issue of equity is always a concern; however, schools have many issues with equity regarding learning opportunities. Teachers within a school may utilize different teaching methods and strategies, so students may utilize different resources for different purposes. Some teachers choose to use project-based learning to engage students with content at school. Other teachers work especially hard to create and nurture a caring learning community, and they understand what motivates and inspires their students to learn regardless of the obstacles in their lives. Schools often have varying availability and access to digital tools and resources. This access might be due to the resources students already have in their lives and that they bring from home, but sometimes it’s due to the ingenuity and vision of the school leadership to pursue every available avenue to ensure student success.
Join Dr. Tim Clark, Director of Learning Innovation for SAFARI Montage, former Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Forsyth County Schools, GA, and an international leader in BYOT for the following events at ASCD 2015.
It is with great pride and pleasure that I can start the year off by saying that SAFARI Montage is now being used in over 10,000 public schools across the United States. The SAFARI Montage platform, which consists of a Video Streaming Library, Learning Object Repository, Digital Learning Platform and IPTV solution, is being used nationwide by over 5 million students and half a million teachers.
Exciting things are happening at Commerce Independent School District in Texas! CISD will be using SAFARI Montage Live! to livestream their classrooms and share instructional materials to students via their iPads.
With the rise of the 1:1 classroom and BYOD policies in schools, it can be overwhelming for teachers to find valuable ways to utilize student devices during classroom instruction. As SAFARI Montage continues to lead the way in digital curriculum delivery, we are finding authentic ways for technology to be used in the 21st Century classroom. Our newest DLP feature, View & Chat, provides for synchronous chatting between students and teachers while video is playing either in a lesson or from a video anywhere on SAFARI Montage.
Join Kathy Halbig, Manager of Innovative Learning, Lake County Schools, Florida, to learn how Lake County Schools has implemented a Digital Learning Platform with integrated Learning Object Repository to provide students and teachers with access to engaging 21st century learning resources from any device at any time.
This is a recording of the session presented by Presented by Michael Senise, Manager of Educational Technology, San Diego Unified School District, CA at A Conversation on Digital Learning in the K-12 Environment on May 16, 2013.