Digital Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students are able to improve their skills to create a more engaging and effective education process. Here are the ways that a comprehensive digital transformation approach is dramatically shifting education in today's classrooms. 

All Digital Transformation toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Digital Transformation toolkit resources

A Culture for Transformation

Through a digitalization of the learning experience, both teachers and students can create a more engaging and effective education process

Digital Transformation in K-12 Education

Digital tools are transforming the world we live in today, as well as the one our students will lead tomorrow

The Keys to Digital Transformation

Digital transformation efforts are under way to provide authentic learning experiences that are relevant, valuable, and help build tangible skills

Embracing Transformation

Today’s schools must embrace the technological future and engage with technology to change and adapt

Digital Transformation and Disruption

Digital natives demand mobile devices in the classroom, virtual learning environments, teaching via video, and online assessment

Managing Digital Transformation in the Classroom

This adaptable presentation shows both the opportunities and challenges that digital transformation presents

Making the Right Decisions for Your School District

The success of one-to-one computing depends on several issues that must be addressed through research and policy considerations

BYOD Planning and Implementation Framework

Developing a successful BYOD program requires extensive planning, communication, and ongoing evaluation

BYOD Readiness Checklist for School Districts

Determine your school or district's readiness for BYOD

Technology Policies for School Boards

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Technology Policy and School Staff and Faculty

A sample Policy presentation that can be modified and adapted for your own use when presenting

Components of a Successful PLC

A comprehensive checklist that details what all thriving Professional Learning Communities have in common

The Decision To Go Digital

Success depends on a strong network of professionals working together to support digital programs

Digital Curriculum Challenges

Consider the following challenges you might encounter when migrating to digital content

Digital Curriculum Checklist

Evaluate your school’s readiness for a digital curriculum

Mentoring and PLCs

Professional Learning Communities can act as dynamic support systems for teachers

Common Core Approach to Lesson Structure II

Learn how to take lessons further with cross-curricular planning and project-based learning

Opening Up to Open Educational Resources

A comprehensive guide to OER and how these teaching and learning materials are freely available to anyone

Ready to Alter Your Role?

New tasks and challenges call for developing new abilities and setting aside old habits

Strategies for Principals to Implement Effective PLCs

A checklist for principals in creating a culture of continuous learning for their schools

Thinking of Flipping

Additional details on what this approach entails and the policies that impact flipped classroom

Tablets in education: Why one Texas school district turned to the Surface

Here’s how a Texas school district narrowed down the tablet field and what option they ultimately settled on.

Upgrading to Windows 10: How SHI helped one school migrate 45,000 devices

Here’s how one school district migrated—and staved off a major ransomware attack in the process.

A Simple IT Environment can Harbor Complex Challenges

An upgrade in a Washington, D.C. school ballooned into a bigger project that improved the IT setup of the entire school.

NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2017 K-12 Edition

A comprehensive report serving as a straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists

Scholastic's We the People
Scholastic Tool for Teaching Civic Engagement

Scholastic recently launched We the People, a free online tool focused on civics education and media literacy for students in grades 4–10. 

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Not the Same Old Story: Tech and Text Work Better Together

Just as deeper reading creates better writers, this skill helps students to break down narrative as media consumers so that they may become more skillful creators.

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Teen Literacies Toolkit
YALSA's Teen Literacies Toolkit

YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) has just released its Teen Literacies Toolkit to help teens make sense of their digital world.   

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Cloud Computing in Education: Tip of the Iceberg

The past four years have seen a radical shift in how K-12 schools are deploying and managing devices, due almost exclusively to low-cost Chromebooks. For many IT departments, gone are the days of creating gold builds, overnight image pushes, and even shared network drives to manage student data and devices. The replacement is, of course, the software side of the Chromebook offering: G Suite for Education.

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Product vs. Process?

A key element of school improvement is that learning should be more authentic. But is this a perspective that should be rethought?

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Systemic Maturity Required

The "real work" when implementing technology is about engaging the entire system in creating new realities that best serve learners, communities and economies.

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Inertia and Hope

Leslie Wilson takes a look at the ‘good’, ‘bad’, and ‘ugly’ of education technology. 

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Five Ideas to Go Beyond SAMR

How deep is the learning in your technology integration? Get the latest strategies for incorporating powerful learning by applying SAMR in your classrooms.

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STEM as a Verb- 10 Ways to Set STEM in Motion

Mike Gorman explores the definitions and variations of STEM in today's schools. See this practical and powerful guide for transforming STEM nouns in to action verbs and finding a way to bring the verbs of STEM to every student!

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Ready, Fire, Aim: Tom Peters - A Schools Primer

Designing and implementing innovative ideas is the work of today's effective leaders. Leslie Wilson shares keen insights into a ready, fire, aim approach for powerful learning and educational technologies. 

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