Transform learning and unleash each student’s potential
Digital learning is growing very quickly and is literally reshaping what K-12 classrooms look like. According to Project Tomorrow’s Digital Trends Report, 1 in 3 teachers started describing their classrooms as blended learning environments in the past two years. The transition from reliance on textbooks to digital content is another factor that’s radically changing the way we think about curriculum.
Mobile access is changing the ways kids learn and how schools communicate with parents. Students, teachers, and parents are spending more time on mobile devices than personal computers and this is changing their expectations for technologies in the classroom. No matter what your school's mobile devices policy, B.Y.O.D. or 1:1 initiative may be, mobile ubiquity must be factored into your plan. Project Tomorrow’s latest data shows that 90% of high schoolers, 77% of junior high schools, and 40% of elementary students have access to smart devices.See how you can transform learning with EdSense:
|Mostly one-size fits all instruction||Instruction can be differentiated at scale to meet the needs of each student|
|Seat-time as a driving measure for instruction||Competency-based, mastery learning|
|Textbooks||Interactive digital content and open educational resources (OER)|
|Paper, pencils, pens||Productivity tools (spread sheets, presentation tools, word processing, iMovie, GarageBand, and much more!)|
|Dog Ate My Homework, Lost Notes, Missing Assignments, What’s My Homework?||Class materials, homework, class notes, and assignments live in the cloud- accessible to students and teachers all the time|
|“School” is limited to time and space within physical classroom walls||“School” can happen anytime, anywhere, from any device— even when offline|
|Schools close in weather emergencies||Teaching and learning can continue online—both in real-time and asynchronously—despite emergencies|
|Pencil and paper testing, bubble forms, Scantron testing||Online formative assessments with technology enhanced question types|
|Delayed feedback||Immediate feedback|
|Laborious grading, data entry into electronic gradebook, limited feedback||Automatic grading, seamless gradebook integration, time-saving interactive grading rubrics with rich feedback|
|Limited, fragmented data and analytics- too little, too late to make a difference||A plethora of real-time rich analytics and data visualization to empower students, parents, teachers, and school and district administrators|
|Missed school days for parent–teacher conferences a couple times a year||Anywhere, anytime parent-teacher video conferencing|
|Guest speakers and field trips limited by budgets, travel, and locations||Bring guest speakers into classroom from around the work or take virtual field trips|
|Lost instructional time for sit-and-get professional development||Ongoing collaboration and professional learning without sacrificing class time|
90% of high schoolers, 77% of middle school students, and 40% of elementary students have access to smart devices.
With these digital transformation trends, professional learning and collaboration are more important than ever for educators.