Each year the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) makes a concerted effort to participate in the national Digital Learning Day campaign. This provides a great opportunity to highlight the ways Digital Learning is accomplished across the state. ADE understands that Digital Learning is more than an annual event; it takes place daily […]
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What do we mean by digital learning? Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen a student’s learning experience. It emphasizes high-quality instruction and provides access to challenging content, feedback through formative assessment, opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere, and individualized instruction to ensure all students reach […]
Summer Contracts for Teachers to create courses for iTunes U! If you’ve ever been interested in sharing your teaching materials with the public, now’s your opportunity to stop thinking about it and start doing it! We’re looking for teachers to design multimedia lessons that help students find a new way to learn. Find out more […]
David Nance, Virtual Arkansas, Spanish Instructor One of the best things about creating materials for iTunes U is that they will be used by people who want to learn. There are few things as gratifying as getting feedback from, and answering questions for, students who are studying because they want to learn, and not because […]
Apple recently announced that iTunes U course instructors can now send a copy of their course to another instructor. That instructor can edit the course as needed or enroll students and use as-is. How does this work? The original instructor simply chooses “send a copy” from the course settings in iTunes U Course Manager and […]
It’s time for the 3rd annual Schools Without Walls Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This year’s focus is Technology 3.0, and it looks like Don Benton and the SWOW team have put together another high-quality event. I personally can’t wait to see the “battle of the apps” between tech-gurus Harry Dickens and Michael Graham! Looking […]
Meet Jennifer Kimbrell, North Little Rock School District I have had the unique fortune of creating 1:1 iPad classrooms in my district in grades K-5. The idea is to build a capacity of experts in our district who are now mentoring our new 1:1 classroom teachers. I have taught and assisted my 1:1 teachers in […]
Learn year-round from great teachers! Open iTunes U now to see what’s new from over 1200 universities, over 1200 K-12 institutions, and more. Access incredible educational videos, podcasts, and full courses that will delight kids and adults.
Meet Kathy Hancock, Bentonville School District The more of their senses we involve, the better our chances of reaching every student. The goal is for that light bulb to come on when they understand! iTunes U is a great resource for this kind of support for teachers. Read our full interview and get a […]
Need help with TESS? ADE has created video tutorials for TESS Scoring, Completing the PGP, and more. Subscribe in iTunes U to download these and get each new one that will be added.