Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes.

10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. Ed Tech edtech educational technology global connections global education skype skype in the classroom virtual field tripsThat’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Teachers: 3 ways technology can make learning visible, easily

eSchool News

However, all of these great practices were so numerous and time-consuming that successfully implementing visible learning was often overwhelming for teachers—but can today’s technology mitigate those time concerns? Using Today’s Technology to Make Visible Learning Easy.

The Progression of our Lower School Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

This is the progression of technology integration at CCS lower school since I came on staff in January of 2004 as a part-time related arts computer teacher. I graduated with a Masters in Instructional Technology in 2007.

Why is My Wireless VoIP or Video Conferencing a Terrible Experience?

SecurEdge Networks Mobility Blog

Commercial Voice over IP (VoIP) is nothing new, tracing its roots back to 2004. And VoIP’s underlying packet voice and packet network interconnection technology dates back to the early 1970s when IEEE published a related research paper.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

” This was what the mother of a nineteen-year-old killed by a bomb in Kirkuk said on an HBO documentary quoted by Bob Herbert in The New York Times on the morning of November 12, 2004. I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. ” Education technology faces an inexhaustible supply of quackery.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker. Librarians Policy Makers Teachers Technology Thought Leader Thursday

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10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

Teacher Reboot Camp

I began teaching teenagers in 2004 in Texas. My new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , has 10 digital missions to help teachers support their teenage students in establishing their identities and defining their goals using technology and digital devices.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Casey noted some long-term persistent trends, such as campus IT seeing technology as an underutilized aid for instruction, and not feeling satisfied about institutional promotion of technology for faculty.

5 Technologies to Watch In 2011

The Electric Educator

HTML5 The development of HTML5 has been underway since 2004. Cloud computing is an up and coming trend, but it is also a technology that is in need of improvement. 3G technology has become old news and the telecom giants are rolling out their 4G networks.

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Keeping Pace Report 2015


Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world.

Drama and Technology Combine to Create Magical and Powerful Learning – Erin O’Rourke, Canada

Daily Edventures

For the lucky students in Erin O’Rourke’s classes, learning about technology is a little dramatic. For this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, classroom projects (like her MiEE learning activity ) can range from teaching coding to designing wearable technology.

It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

EdNews Daily

Gruia, “The education pipeline in the United States 1970-2000,” (The National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy, Boston, 2004). in Edulearn 17: Neuroscience foundations – 9th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies.

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings


Since 2004, ABCya has provided students from pre-K to 5th grade with access to hundreds of educational games and apps. Gamification Classroom Technology Ed Tech Ticker

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering


The Farmington, Utah-based provider of online courses for technology professionals has been on the radars of industry analysts ever since its $135 million Series B fundraise in 2014. Founded in 2004, Pluralsight currently offers more than 6,000 online courses on a variety of technical, business and design skills—from architecture to manufacturing, game development and software engineering. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessThe long-awaited filing finally happened.

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When Learning Goes Nomadic


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? After that shock, discussion began by exploring the full range of mobile technology available in 2019.

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


Since 2004 it has created more than 1,100 clips that have amassed an estimated 50 million views. We’re taking the youth and media culture of Flocabulary, and pairing it with the device technology of Nearpod,” says Rappaport. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg completely changed the way people interact with friends and family by launching Facebook in 2004. Education News Featured TechnologyEntrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality.

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A Conversation with Bryan Alexander on Technology and the Liberal Arts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, May 29th, for live and interactive Future of Education conversation with Dr. Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education ( NITLE ). He taught English literature, writing, information literacy, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana from 1997 through 2002. He was a 2004 fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). 2004). Blog Featured STEAM STEM TechnologyBy Kathleen J.

How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

In1999 he was named the Michigan Science Teacher’s Association High School Science Teacher of the Year, and has been honored as Teacher of the Year by The University of Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi (2012), Detroit Mercy (1997 & 1998) and Lawrence Technological University (2012).

Powerful Learning is Personal and Accessible

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners, and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the digital learning gap. 2004).

Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?


It's a place where researchers are delving into topics around race, the global environment and how to prepare changing societies for new technology and the workforce. We have the technology to move this water. Eighteenth century technology in the 21st century world.

QS World University Rankings 2018: The Global Trends

EdNews Daily

The 2018 QS World University Rankings are the largest guide to global higher education performance that QS, a London-based higher education think-tank, has produced since its inaugural edition of 2004. Featured Higher Education TechnologyJack Moran.

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Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. I described the form’s birth circa 2004, with creators quickly inventing ways of telling stories by digital audio, which echoes of radio theater. Education Technology Higher EducationOver the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here.

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Weapons of mass distraction

Learning with 'e's

Notice the one person who is reading a traditional paper magazine - this is rare, but raises questions about how large populations can be distracted by technology. And personal, mobile technologies come with a social cost. 2004) Distraction: Being Human in the Digital Age.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

The GRASPS model (Wiggins & McTighe, 2004) can greatly assist educators in the construction of quality performance tasks. As we began progressing through our digital transformation at New Milford High School, technology became a vital component of performance tasks. 2004).

New book chapter in Multimedia Learning Theory!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Few school systems currently have powerful technology integration as a core competency for classroom teaching staff. Until this changes, meaningful and authentic uses of multimedia technologies in P-12 classrooms will continue to be isolated aberrations rather than routine observances.

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Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)


A friend recently read a 2004 Harvard Business School case study of Wireless Generation’s work in Montgomery County, Maryland, and responded: “Thanks! A growing corps of entrepreneurs, supported by record-setting investments in education, are creating new technologies, experimenting with business models, and living their own bouts of euphoria and terror. Education Technology Startups Entrepreneurship Market Trends

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

To put it in the words of an elementary student at the 2004 Serious Games Summit, “Why read about ancient Rome when I can build it?”. Distant Education Education News Featured Gaming K-12 Education News Op-Ed STEM Technology

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

But what exactly is a competency-based education system, and what role does technology play in the design and support of this system? Classroom Technology Strengthens Competency-Based Assessment. Technology can also play a critical part in the feedback loop.