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Welcome to the Online version of the Digital Learning Task Force!  It's our hope to use this community to gather resources, ideas, suggestions, and feedback throughout this process.  We'll use this platform to post events like the symposiums, videos from the symposiums and poll the group about ideas. 

Please feel free to comment and share ideas, but please keep any discourse or disagreement professional.  We are all here to learn from each other and ultimately help with the future of learning for our kids. Thank you all for being a part of this.

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Thanks to Jay and Tim for sharing this site yesterday. Looks like Apple has made some nice changes to management.  I'm particularly interested in the "Classroom" app that allows teachers to see and share what students are doing on their screen. http://www.apple.com/education/preview/

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Most public schools in the United States and around the world are looking for ways to increase student access to digital textbooks without a concomitant increase in costs. But proprietary licensing systems have hampered the promise of digital textbooks. These have benefited textbook manufacturers and suppliers while burdening K-12 school systems with additional costs and license tracking issues.

https://opensource.com/education/16/1/ck-12-open-education-resources

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Now this would be a great addition to the library!

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As we've had a few discussions about laptops and reliability, I thought this post was timely, especially if we are considering laptops at the HS. We need something that can last several years... http://www.zdnet.com/article/consumer-reports-notebook-reliability-survey/

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The U.S. Department of Ed just released their National Technology Plan.  A pretty comprehensive overview of how to move forward in changing teaching and learning.  Should be very helpful for us.

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Interesting timing about Chromebooks invading student data privacy....especially since Chromebooks have been discussed - http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-invading-student-privacy-with-chromebooks-eff/

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The author does a nice job sharing his opinion of what is needed in order to have a successful 1:1 mobile learning initiative. He sites the TPACK model in this article and according to the author, it is a critical part. He concludes with the following statement, "Only by mastering pedagogy can you truly master the technology, and that is the key to a successful mobile learning project." 

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If you have an iOS device (iPhone or iPad) or Mac it may be worth checking out this new multi-touch book on accessibility features of iOS.

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So much for Chromebooks in schools!  New development from Google.  Looks like they will be turning to some sort of Android driven tablet in the future.   
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