Opportunities for New Learning Experiences at Stanford

Wallenberg HallWallenberg Hall at Stanford University provides a collaborative, student-centered learning space for students and teachers in all disciplines. This learning center was developed from a vision and partnership between Stanford and philanthropic efforts from Sweden. Bob Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services was one of the founders of the spaces. Mr. Smith shares the genesis of this innovative learning space that has been used as a model across the globe for K-12 learning that focuses on creativity and collaboration.

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Embedding Digital Citizenship into a Comprehensive School System

Dr. Mike RibbleDr. Mike Ribble  has been researching, advocating, and supporting digital citizenship in schools for many years. He Co-authored a book titled Digital Citizenship in Schools with Jason Ohler. In this two-part episode, Dr. Ribble shares the work he has been immersed in all over the country. You will hear about research-based strategies to promote digital citizenship and how some schools are approaching this relevant topic in relation to curriculum, Common Core, and implementation of devices as schools move towards a 1:1 environment.  Part 1 focuses on the elements of digital citizenship and their integration into curricula. Part 2 highlights some promising practices that support all stakeholders of a school environment.

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Implementing BYOD to Create a Personalized Learning Environment (Part 1)

Part 1: Building Blocks of a BYOD Program: From Vision and Infrastructure to Content and Student Success 

Dr. Gabe Soumakian

In this first part of two, Oxnard Union High School District’s Superintendent Dr. Gabe Soumakian shares about the district’s recent launch of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative. One belief is that BYOD will assist with personalized learning and engage student in college and career-readiness. Gabe walks us through the three phase approach to implementation that includes infrastructure, content, and professional development.


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