Exploiting two computer-based RPGs

Nik Peachey

Related links: Tools for learners Technology in English Language Teaching Adventure Narratives for EFL ESL Students Commercial Software and Apps for Learning Best Nik.

Teacher Training Videos

Nik Peachey

What’s on the site The site is aimed at ELT teachers who are interested in developing their technology skills for teaching purposes. Over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring some of the content on Russell Stannard’s [link] website. The videos aren’t pedagogical type classroom videos of teachers working with students, as you might at first assume from the title, but are video tutorials which show how to use various software and websites to develop your teaching.

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BBC online media training

Nik Peachey

There are also quite a few on the software and technology side of editing the materials. This really is useful material even for people who are basic beginners with this kind of technology. A really useful site whether you’re looking for authentic listening materials for your students, teaching journalism or media classes or looking to develop your own ability and understanding of video and audio technology.


Nik Peachey

There are also quite a few on technology and one on professional development. I've just been having a look at TeacherTube , the new video sharing website designed specifically for teachers. I think this is a potentially really useful resource. It enables teachers to upload and share videos, either publicly, with anyone who visits the site or privately in 'groups'.

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. New rubric guides classroom technology use. Indicators of impactful technology use. 2007).

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. It’s not just about technology solving an important need, but the business model enabling that need to be addressed as effectively as possible.

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The Magic Number for Any Successful Education Technology Acquisition


Bencivenga, who will be coaching entrepreneurs on acquisitions at EdSurge Immersion NYC in September, founded DataCation (later named CaseNEX DataCation) in 2007, and made his first acquisition in 2011, buying the assessment business DataDriven Classroom.

How to Design Educational Technology Products to Motivate Students

Digital Promise

Given students’ interest in technology, educational technology tools are a promising way to motivate them to learn. Future research will help clarify the role of technology in boosting student motivation. 2007). But how can ed tech developers make sure their products deliver on this promise? Research shows there are four elements that help students become naturally motivated to learn: challenge , goals , feedback , and curiosity.

Time to talk: 3 ways technology can get students communicating


If you grew up before smartphones, tablets and the internet, it’s easy to feel concerned about how technology is isolating our kids – especially when we see large groups of students all staring into their phones instead of actually talking to one another. Technology can bring out more voices.

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. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. The State appropriations per full-time student have fallen from an inflation-adjusted $8,489 in 2007 to $7,642 in 2017. Thus, replacing expensive textbooks with technology in the classroom is the right thing to do in the current scenario. The post Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks appeared first on Kitaboo.

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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.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

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.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Are any education technologies, for that matter? Andreessen’s definition does begin to get at some of the reasons why platforms have been so appealing to investors – ideologically as much as technologically. Technology Platforms and the Future of Democracy.

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.

Simbli Users Named 2018 Technology Leaders in National Survey


A model of excellence in effective board governance, these districts are truly leveraging technology to better serve their students and we are so honored to be a part of their journey,” said Mark Willis, Chief Operating Officer. In 2007, eBOARDsolutions, Inc.

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.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. I am committed to fighting for a world in which technologies – educational and otherwise – are not built for control and compliance. And it extends to education and education technology as well.

Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

Hack Education

I’m well known, I think, for fierce criticisms and cautions about education technology, and what I’ve prepared today is perhaps even darker and more polemical than I’d like, strikingly so on this beautiful campus. I confess: I am feeling incredibly concerned about the direction the world is taking – politically, environmentally, economically, intellectually, institutionally, technologically. Technologies are systems. Education technology as disruptive.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve written extensively about “ the Silicon Valley narrative ” and the ideological underpinnings of the technology and education technology industries. He shapes technology products and politics alike. In 2004, Thiel founded Palantir Technologies, a data analysis company funded in part by Q-Tel, the investment wing of the CIA. Thiel and his VC firm Founder’s Fund’s Education Technology Investments (since 2010).

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

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. In a society that considers itself highly rational, highly technological, highly scientific, to call something “magical” often serves to dismiss or diminish it – or to dismiss or diminish those who do not sufficiently understand science or tech.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele.

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.

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World Maths Day–March 14

Ask a Tech Teacher

The first World Maths Day was held on March 14, 2007 (also Pi Day), and has ever since been held occasionally on the 1st Wednesday in March. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

Or, with its penchant for amnesia , has education technology already forgotten? MOOCs were, for a year or two at least, able to dominate conversations about the future of education and the future of education technology, often invoking the words “free” and “open” as a rallying cry against institutions and practices that were, in contrast, “expensive” and “closed.” This is part four of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.


Education Technology and the 'New' For-Profit Higher Education

Hack Education

” But by mid–2007 much of the work that had gone into creating high quality online business courses – by Vogel and other professors – had been ditched to focus on “ get rich quick ” schemes. This is part five of my annual review of the year in ed-tech. Trump University and the History of the Future of For-Profit Higher Education.

5 Essential Things Teachers Need to Know About UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Join me on Tuesday, March 26 at 4 pm ET for a free webinar, 5 Ways to Help Teachers Progress in Their Use of Technology. Loui Lord Nelson on Episode 458 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast Universal Design for Learning (UDL) doesn’t have to be mind-boggling.

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STEM For One, STEM For All

Battelle for Kids

Manor New Tech High School (MNTHS) is a public, stand-alone Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy in Manor, Texas. Our school was founded in 2007. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 9.

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

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. Quick Shout Technology News. ► 2007. (28). Im a learning technology consultant, writer and teacher trainer. technology. (3). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

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.

“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.

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. Education Technology Jobs & Careers Entrepreneurship Hiring & Recruitin

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