Digital Learning Revolution - POWER ON TEXAS
by Texas Education Agency
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Now is the time. Digital technology is sparking a quiet revolution in Texas, transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. The technology-fueled movement toward 21st century learning is spreading throughout the state in school districts large and small, urban and rural. At the leading edge of the movement are pioneering administrators and teachers who engage students through technology and empower them to take greater control of their own learning. Now, for the first time, the digital learning revolution is brought to life in POWER ON TEXAS, a landmark project of the Texas Education Agency. A one-hour documentary film provides a firsthand look at the transformative impact of technology integration in Texas classrooms. The project showcases not only best practices but also the planning, commitment, professional development and support required for digital learning programs to thrive. It also includes an interactive website, POWERONTEXAS.com, where you can learn more about the innovative technology-enhanced lessons and teaching strategies developed at seven featured school districts in Texas.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoI Have a Question: What 21st Century Learning?||Today’s students will face challenges we haven’t imagined, take jobs yet to be invented, and toil in a workplace constantly reshaped by the exponential progress of technology. Only one thing is certain: classrooms designed for the industrial age won’t prepare students for this dynamic era. A new century calls for a new paradigm. The sage on the stage must become the guide on the side.||10/13/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoJoin the Digital Learning Revolution||Digital technology is transforming teaching and learning in Texas. The technology-fueled movement towards 21st century learning is spreading in ISDs throughout the state.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Digital Learning Revolution, Part 1 of 5||Learn how Klein ISD and White Oak ISD got their start with technology and witness the barriers that were faced and how they were overcome. Also see examples of how different types of professional development are tailored to fit the needs of some of the featured districts.||12/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Digital Learning Revolution, Part 2 of 5||See how teachers are transforming classrooms and engaging and connecting with students as well as how their using technology to differentiate learning like never before with their lessons.||12/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Digital Learning Revolution, Part 3 of 5||Just because they’re small, doesn’t mean they don’t have bite. See how tiny districts such as Arp and Floydada got their start with technology and digital learning and how El Paso is breaking down the walls of the classroom with videoconferencing.||12/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Digital Learning Revolution, Part 4 of 5||Manor ISD has broken the traditional mold and have mastered the craft of project based learning. Take a tour of Manor ISD and witness the power of technology joined with project based learning.||12/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Digital Learning Revolution, Part 5 of 5||See why a technology transformation is making a difference with students and teachers across the state, as well as what the future holds for Irving ISD’s Lady Bird Johnson Middle School.||12/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoArp ISD Utilizing Technology in School to Prepare Students to Succeed Anywhere||Arp Independent School District has a unique challenge that technology in education has helped them face: Preparing students to leave their hometown to find a job.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoBuilding a New “Toolbox” for Today’s Learners in El Paso ISD||With 95 campuses, educating 62,000 students, El Paso teachers face considerable challenges and are urged to update their toolboxes to be able to meet the needs of students.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoFloydada ISD, Technology Revives a School System and Community||Technology helped revive a Floydada ISD and paved the way to college for grateful students who might never have considered the option before the introduction of digital learning.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoIrving ISD’s Commitment to Technology Helps Serve Challenging Population||One of the remarkable aspects of Irving ISD is the enormous challenge it faces: 75% of the students come from low socioeconomic homes and 39% are not proficient in English.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoKlein ISD Teachers Take Charge in Developing a 21st Century Classroom||Klein’s desire to create a 21st century classroom arose from understanding the old model doesn’t serve students who have grown up with the internet, cell phones and video games.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideo“Leap of Faith” Produces a Model School in the Manor Independent School District||Manor New Tech High , one of the first schools funded by the T-STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiative, has more than lived up to expectations.||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoViral Approach Enables the White Oak ISD to Power On||Can a few teachers generate enough enthusiasm for digital learning that a passion for technology in the classroom spreads virally? In White Oak ISD, it’s a resounding “Yes!”||1/11/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
As a 4th grade ELA teacher in Garland ISD, watching this video filled me pride AND ideas! Tech Tuesday's, student mentors, and the interactive science/ Skype are just a few ideas I am going to take back to school with me. Well done, Texas.
- Category: Curriculum & Teaching
- Language: English
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