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The Official Blog of the Office of Digital Learning within the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom

Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom posted on Jun 28

At West Springfield Middle School, teachers began the 2015-16 school year with the arrival of over 700 brand new Chromebooks and wireless internet service. Coupled, with existing desktops, our building quickly gained a 1:1 ratio of students to computers. We quickly sorted the Chromebooks into   …Continue Reading Turning chrome into gold: Chromebooks in the classroom

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Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science posted on Jun 10

Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and I’ve got to say, I’m kind of freaking out. Not that the school year is done – I’m good with that, but I’m “concerned” about next year. MA Science Standards for grades 6-8 have changed   …Continue Reading Earth to Cruse, Earth to Cruse: A Life Science teacher’s spiral to Earth Science

In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs posted on May 4

In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

Eighteen Massachusetts teachers epitomize the dedication and hard work that Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates. These eighteen educators are enrolled in the “Teaching and Developing an Online High School Course: Fundamentals” course offered by the Office of Digital Learning. Recognizing the value of digital learning, these   …Continue Reading In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

Speed dating: How technology met professional development posted on Apr 27

Speed dating: How technology met professional development

Thanks to the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant, we started this school year with dramatically improved Wi-Fi and over 600 new Chromebooks, 1 for each student at Lawrence School. For the pioneers in our building, this was a long-awaited dream come true. Yet for a good   …Continue Reading Speed dating: How technology met professional development

Algonquin’s awesome student tech support team posted on Apr 11

Students on the S.W.A.T. team provide various services at Algonquin such as creating tutorials and reviewing and recommending educational computer applications. I am sure I would be far less effective in my job as Instructional Technology Teacher without the help of Algonquin’s awesome student tech   …Continue Reading Algonquin’s awesome student tech support team

Five mistakes teachers make when using technology posted on Apr 6

Five mistakes teachers make when using technology

In the 2014–2015 school year, I used 22 different technology tools with my students and I made a lot of mistakes. New technology promises better student engagement and enhanced learning. But when a teacher first uses any tool in the classroom there are certain things   …Continue Reading Five mistakes teachers make when using technology