Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (2017) calls for “thoughtful intervention and attention” to close this digital use divide, namely by enabling educators to “design highly engaging and relevant learning experiences through technology.” 2007).

Want to expand student access to opportunity? Design to expand their social capital

The Christensen Institute

Half of all jobs come through personal connections and access to warm relationships is a key predictor of longevity and happiness. Founded in 2007, the model seeks to place 16-24-year-olds facing barriers to employment in engaging first jobs that will serve as foundations for successful careers. You can hardly talk about connections in 2019 without acknowledging the role that technology plays. The post Want to expand student access to opportunity?


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What Apple can teach innovators about developing health technology

The Christensen Institute

When Apple launched in 2007 it sought to make computing accessible to billions of people around the world who couldn’t afford computers. On the consumer side it created the technology for users to download apps from the web onto their devices, it launched the App Store to make shopping for apps convenient and engaging, and it leveraged its brick-and-mortar stores to provide free user support for customers who needed help downloading and managing their apps.

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mSL CAPITA Introduces the Nation’s First Esports Fellowship, Making Esports More Accessible for Coaches and Educators

eSchool News

We’ve developed this fellowship to make esports more relevant for schools and more accessible for sports organizations.”.

A Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Textbooks: Let Students Help Write Them


It was 2007, and Larsen was teaching a physical chemistry for life sciences course at the University of California at Davis. Colleges and universities are showing slightly more support for open materials every year, according to the latest Campus Computing Survey —and 79 percent of top technology officers say that OER will be an important source of course content in five years. Coppola toyed with other open-access resources, but most were too advanced for her students.

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education


Student Debt Soars During the first wave of millennials entering college between 1997 and 2007, fall enrollment for degree-granting postsecondary institutions increased 26 percent. Education Technology Policy & Government Access and Affordability Higher Education Literacy

Exploring medical technologies

Learning with 'e's

One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. During this time I also worked closely with several leading NHS surgeons and physicians as they developed new techniques and explored new technologies. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

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

Doug Levin

Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

It can be implemented in modern learning management system (LMS) technologies to help improve student learning, from their first day in kindergarten to their last day of earning a university degree. The Testing Effect and LMS Technology. Though the positive impacts of quizzing have already been established over decades of research, the benefits can be even further improved with the enabling features and settings of modern educational technology.

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OPINION: U.S. public schools should be federally funded

The Hechinger Report

Not coincidentally, the Lower Merion School District touts its “one-to-one laptop program … as one of the first in the nation in 2007” to provide all district high-school students with their own laptops. Indeed, recent data suggest that Black, Latinx and Native American families are disproportionately likely to lack access to learning technology and the internet. As schools closed this spring, low-income families were more likely to flag technology access as a problem.

Technology Training.In Pictures

The Web20Classroom

The site contains tutorials for all major Microsoft Office Products like Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Access, both the 2003 version and the 2007 version. I love my job, but sometimes it can be frustrating trying to meet the needs of all the teachers and staff members in my district. I constantly look for ways to give teachers instruction that they can do on their own or in groups, together.

A semester of trauma, sickness and death at a New York school

The Hechinger Report

I’m worried we’re going to have a whole lot more,” said Gauthier, who has been the school’s principal since 2007. Coronavirus and Education Critical Condition: The Students the Pandemic Hit Hardest Elementary to High School News Mental health and trauma online learning Parents poverty Technology accessBy April, Odalys Garate, 18, was supposed to have made it through the hard part. She, her mother and her two older sisters ? everyone she lives with ?

What the College-Admission Scandal Should Teach Parents About Success


Scandals aside, this dynamic was widely evident in 2007 when I co-founded Challenge Success , a research-based, nonprofit out of the Stanford School of Education that champions a broad definition of success and partners with families and schools to promote student well-being and engagement with learning. Education Technology Student Success Community Access and Affordability

OPINION: The pandemic exposes just how much support college students need

The Hechinger Report

As school presidents agonize over how to reopen their campuses, student affairs and enrollment management leaders are working feverishly to make their services accessible to all students, wherever they are.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

I’ll look in more details at the insecurity of education data in the next article in the series – but recognize, this is one of the grave problems with digital technologies currently, whether they’re platforms or not: they rely on data as the central element of their business model – extracting data, controlling data, selling data… and far too often losing data during security breaches. Are any education technologies, for that matter?

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The Hechinger Report

In 2014, the labor market analysis firm Burning Glass Technologies tried to capture the extent of degree inflation. Matthew Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analysis firm. In late 2017, a research project led by the Harvard Business School, a workforce organization called Grads of Life and the consulting firm Accenture concluded in a report, “Dismissed by Degrees,” that employers “appear to be closing off their access to the two-thirds of the U.S.

Automation is remaking Mississippi jobs: Are workers ready?

The Hechinger Report

Rising use of automated technologies has eliminated thousands of jobs in Mississippi, and many more are at risk, according to a recent report by the Brookings Institution. percent of the tasks performed by Mississippi’s workforce could be automated using today’s technology, a figure higher than in 41 other states. Experts and educators point to a few strategies — some of which are already being explored by leaders within the state: Increase access to post-secondary education.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

Leverenz and other critics have singled out two educational nonprofits — Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen — both of which rake in millions of dollars a year from their national holdings of EBS licenses, while using just a fraction of the revenue to supply much-needed broadband access to students. Yet, the fact remains that too many students still scrounge for the vital internet access their classmates (and technology-enamored school reformers) take for granted.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities.

Launching SchoolLibraryNJ (and some models beyond)


We’re exited to launch SchoolLibraryNJ , a evolving project designed to address inequitable access to resources for K12 schools and libraries and to present the value of librarians in digitally curating resources for teaching and learning. 2007).

Five Steps to Closing the Homework Gap

All students need to have the same access to WiFi, and thus the ability to use the device, whether they are at school or not. Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary School District 97, IL, explained, this isn’t about deciding what technology a district uses. Equitable access should be a part of a larger discussion about how the schools are serving their students’ needs. For instance, one barrier to access was library cards.

6 Ways to Stretch Your School or District Technology Budget

The 21st Century Principal

Technology budgets are not likely to escape the knife either, but if we want to maintain being 21st century leaders in our schools, we need to find ways to get the most out of our technology dollars. Too often, administrators turn to cutting support staff and new technology purchases. Cutting new technology purchases also can hamper innovation and experimentation. Here’s my six suggestions for stretching your district or school technology funds.

With enrollment sliding, liberal arts colleges struggle to make a case for themselves

The Hechinger Report

The number of bachelor’s degrees conferred in history has fallen 25 percent since 2007 alone, English language, literature and composition 22 percent, and philosophy and religious studies 15 percent, the research firm Burning Glass Technologies calculates. Higher Ed News Higher education access Higher education affordability Higher education completion SolutionsSweet Briar College in Virginia.

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University bureaucracies grew 15 percent during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased

The Hechinger Report

In Maine’s case, under what’s called the One University Initiative, the system has consolidated the budget, legal, personnel, information technology, insurance, purchasing and other departments from its seven campuses. Four people shared responsibility for making decisions about information technology, Page said, and 13 more reported to them. “We million by renegotiating IT contracts and replacing or eliminating redundant technology; $1 million by buying collectively; and $1.5

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. These websites dont just provide us with video content, but also the tools to help us make authentic video accessible to learners. Quick Shout Technology News. ► 2007. (28). Im a learning technology consultant, writer and teacher trainer. technology. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Tips, resources and teaching materials for EFL and ESL teachers. Tuesday, 16 December 2008.

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Must Read for School Administrations Who Want to Be Technology Leaders: Horizon Report 2011

The 21st Century Principal

While this report is not predictive, it does provide valuable information that administrators can use to develop a vision for technology’s role in their schools or districts. It’s three main sections provide specific kinds of information useful for technology leaders. The “Technologies to Watch” section of the Horizon Report provides administrators a glimpse of where technology is moving in education.

“Skills and technology are important but with empathy we can make an even better world.” – Chhaya Narayan, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Narayan, who recently passed her MCE exam , has been teaching science at Elim Christian College since 2002, and in 2013, became an e-Learning Leader, with the hefty responsibility of helping to implement New Zealand’s science curriculum in a way that best incorporates education technology. Already a leader at her school and beyond – she moderates #SciChatNZ and publishes a blog – Narayan is always ready to advance her teaching skills with technology.

OPINION: It’s time to stop the clock on math anxiety. Here’s the latest research on how

The Hechinger Report

Ashcraft and Krause (2007) found that math anxiety severely impacts student’s ability to enjoy math, motivation to take more math or do well in math. Higher Ed Opinion Data and research STEM teachers Technology accessNew research shows that levels of math anxiety have a.75 correlation with students’ enjoyment of math, and.64 correlation with motivation to take more math or do well in math. These are shockingly high proportions.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. It’s online, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can attend in your pajamas if you want to, and it’s all recorded so that you can access it at any time afterward.

Underappreciated No More: A Free Edtech Platform Shines as Schools Go Remote


Khosla is the founder and CEO of CK-12 , the 30-person nonprofit that she started in 2007 to deliver free digital books, particularly on math and science topics. CK-12 co-founder and executive director Neeru Khosla speaks at a conference about the technology powering the education platform.

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4 strategies to close the digital equity gap

eSchool News

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” It is essential that edtech leaders engage in candid discussions with crucial district stakeholders to identify critical digital equity barriers such as access, connectivity, and opportunities.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. And if you click , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. So even though I just talked about doing little projects that are accessible, we’ve also done some pretty crazy big things, too.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators


Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology. Another session examines the business of edtech, first by asking the class to read a seminal paper authored in 2007 (but still relevant to this day) about the industry. Education Technology Jobs & Careers Entrepreneurship Hiring & Recruiting

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Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Beginning in 2007, the district’s financial situation and declining enrollment were impeding its ability to equitably serve the student population. To ensure access to high-quality educational experiences at the high school level, students enrolled in Grades 9-12 were provided tuition to attend one of two neighboring high schools. Next, the traditional library space was repurposed as Duquesne Media Central, outfitted with flexible seating, new technologies, and a recording studio.

How to Improve Checks for Understanding

A Principal's Reflections

Hattie and Timperley (2007) identified these phases as feed-up, feedback, and feed-forward. This can be incorporated as a part of a closure, monitoring during cooperative learning or individual work, independent practice (worksheet questions, problem-set, writing task), or through the use of technology. Purchase desks or tables that have a dry-erase surface Use available technology. If there is not equitable access to technology, then Plickers is your best bet.

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