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. Support for this toolkit generously provided by SHI.

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

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.

Powering up the Chromebook Experience at Roxbury Public Schools

New Jersey's Roxbury Township School District has been a 1:1 school for five years. Their older chromebooks were beginning to age, so they wanted to choose more powerful future-ready devices.

The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition
The 2021 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report | Teaching and Learning Edition

The latest EDUCAUSE Horizon report grapples with where our post-pandemic future may be headed, providing deep insights into student wellness and equity.

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How learning loss has affected students in multiple coutnries.
Teacher survey: Learning loss is global—and significant

In the latest survey from McKinsey & Company, many teachers expressed a clear belief that children learn best from people, not programs.

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Learning with Multitasking in the Hybrid and Virtual Classroom white paper

Devices with processors powered by Intel® technology create a more seamless teaching and learning experience by reducing disruptions and delays, making it easier to connect with others, and allowing students and educators to spend less time waiting for the processor to keep up with learning that requires multitasking.

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Closing the K–12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning
Report: Closing the K–12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning

A new report examines the digital divide for America’s K-12 public school students and teachers, finding that the ”homework gap” is larger than previously estimated.

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A 2020 Lesson about Virtual Learning

I can’t say that I’ll miss 2020, but I’ll certainly remember the lessons this year has driven home about technology-use in education and how it  must prioritize students as active participants at the center of their learning.

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The Efficacy of Virtual Instruction in K12 Education

While there is insufficient evidence to draw definitive conclusions about the efficacy of specific instructional practices, data suggests that obstacles to student engagement can be addressed through low-cost “nudges.” 

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2020 Student Technology Report: Supporting the Whole Student
EDUCAUSE Research releases 2020 Student Technology Report: Supporting the Whole Student

After polling 16,162 undergraduate students from 71 US institutions, EDUCAUSE has released a study on student experiences with technology: The 2020 Student Technology Report: Supporting the Whole Student. The study captures key findings and analysis, next steps, and potential opportunities.

Here are some high-level insights:

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What Is the Difference Between Online, Blended, and Virtual Learning?

With a blended learning rotation model, educators have a flexible structure to personalize the learning experience for students. 

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15 Essential Future Proofing Strategies and “Do Now” Activities

Let’s get started and put on our designer hats to experience 15 essential “future proofing” and “do now” activities and strategies to inspire new critical thinking and reflection! 

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Three Free Creative Tools to Up Your Teaching Game

With remote instruction, teachers require a greater degree of imagination and agility than ever before.  These three free creative apps can help teachers to enhance this new education landscape.  

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