Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter


The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. I changed my email account to a new one I created just for edtech stuff.

Reflecting Upon Teaching With Technology


The following post was written as a reflection on my learning during the fifth and final week of a Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I pursue a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. edtech educational technology lamar pedagogy standardized testing teachin

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers. Richard became a Google Certified Teacher in 2009.

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SixthSense: The Next Evolutionary Leap in Personal Computing & (Hopefully) Edtech?


When looking at my #edtech search, I came across a tweet that actually sent me to the second of the two videos below, which then sent me on a rabbit trail I''m excited to have gone down. I had not heard of SixthSense technology before today. Mistry plans to open source the technology.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning


The following was written as a reflection on what I learned during the second week of the Teaching With Technology course I am currently taking as part of my masters in educational technology leadership program. educational technology research

Learning Theories and Implications for Teaching With Technology


The following was originally written as a reflection assignment for week 1 of a graduate course I am currently taking called Teaching With Technology. Upon re-reading it, I decided I needed to preserve it here on my blog, because it documents a shift I see myself making in my philosopy of edtech. November 22, 2009 After completing the readings, videos, and discussions this week I find I have a much better understanding of the constructivism and connectivism learning theories.

Shaping Well-Rounded Youth in a Digital World


And then I was impressed with WHY I believe she is learning that balance - because she has parents who are involved with her and a school and a teacher who see the importance of exposing students to the latest technology tools and teaching them the ethics and safety they need to be responsible digital citizens. I say that knowing it''s not as simple as throwing some technology into a classroom and getting the kids up to speed.

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My Twitter Journey So Far: Using Twitter as a Personal Educational Resource


Technology gurus. I signed on in April of 2009, but didn''t do much with it. The main way I am using Twitter is to find edtech resources. So I started seeing who other good edtech resources were based on re-tweets and learning how to do Twitter searches for other edtech posters and followed them. The people I also highly value are the folks who are classroom teachers and on-site K-12 practitioners of teaching and technology integration.

Carver STaR Chart Presentation


NOTE: This blog post is part of a requirement for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Fundamentals of Educational Technology. The slide show below will serve as a visual aid when I present to Carver Elementary staff on their most recent S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness (STaR) self-report regarding campus levels of technology access and integration. View more presentations from EdTech SandyK.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient.

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Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech


This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. At the same time, enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,000 to 451,000 between 2009 and 2014, LPI says.

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The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. edtech investor, including.

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A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech


In 2009, O’Connor founded iCivics as a way to make the core tenets of civics “relevant and remarkably effective” for middle and high school students through online, interactive games and resources. “I Since that day—whether timed with O’Connor’s announcement or in anticipation of the midterm election is unclear—several edtech organizations have taken up the mantle on civics education. Education Technology Government Policy

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ETS Tests the Waters of Investing in Education Technology Startups


The world’s biggest private nonprofit test maker is dipping its toes into the world of education technology investments. Knack and NurseDash aren’t the first edtech deals for ETS, however. One of these problems that ETS has identified—and invested in—has been popular among the edtech industry and its investors: Knack, based in Tampa, Fla. These two companies were identified through a competition that Village Capital has organized since 2009.

Jobs for the Future Adds Investment Arm with Employee Technology Fund


Today, JFF, as it is more commonly known, has acquired Kerszenbaum’s Employment Technology Fund. JFFLabs services include identifying and scaling workforce and edtech technology, incubating early stage produces and services and partnering with companies to solve workforce challenges.

Hindsight: How I *WISH* I had Supported Our Technology Rollout

Tech Helpful

Simon Sinek originally published his book Start with the Why in 2009. Over the last few years, we have created a Technology Integration: Goals and Outcomes for Students document. According to wikipedia, the first iPad was released on April 3, 2010 ( [link] ).

?Overcoming Hacking and Cybercrimes — The Next Obstacle to Edtech


Just when many school districts were starting to feel good about their wireless coverage and internet bandwidth, they face yet another question about technology infrastructure: how good are their defenses against hacking, or what’s more formally known as “cybercrime”? Given that education funding is not likely to increase significantly anytime soon, IT departments need to seek the most cost effective ways to deliver secure technology to their users.

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5 Things Ed Tech Should Not be About (Problems EdTech Should Not Try to Solve)


Technology is by no means a panacea for all of the issues education faces … I started this blog back in 2008 (and formally launched as EmergingEdTech in April of 2009). Future of Education Technology _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsI've read, learned, [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). " Tagged on: September 6, 2017 More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? I eagerly await reports of whether the technology lives up to its claims, because it sure sounds promising. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this past week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). " Tagged on: September 6, 2017 More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? I eagerly await reports of whether the technology lives up to its claims, because it sure sounds promising. EdTech News News news

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ICE 2019: Will K–12 Students Be Ready for the Technology of the Future?

EdTech Magazine

ICE 2019: Will K–12 Students Be Ready for the Technology of the Future? Looking back to 18 years ago, many would have been hard-pressed then to believe the capabilities of the technology available today. “It’s This cellphone is the worst technology your kids will use in their lives.”.

Pedagogy Before Technology

The Principal of Change

Pokémon Go will definitely engage our students, but so will any other fancy, new technology. While technology has its place, we first and foremost want to make sure we’re prioritizing effective pedagogy and not simply masking bad practice with a dog and pony show.

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.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money


This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Several Yuma students with pieces of technology. With these laptops, many teachers rose to the challenge of using digital materials—a new concept back in 2009.

Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm


Since 2009, Omidyar Network has invested $200 million in 100 educational for-profit and nonprofit organizations, according to Klement. The spin out is a positive signal for the greater education technology sector, Klement says. “We The Omidyar Network is going through changes.

How Indian Tutoring App Provider Byju’s Got So Big


This makes Byju’s one of the rare unicorns in education technology and the fourth most valuable privately held company in India. By March 2009, Raveendran’s reach had grown to seven cities, and the company’s website from that time said it had taught 3,500 students.

MasteryConnect Raises $4.5M Series C Round to Refocus on Core Product and Profits


According to Hewitt, who co-founded the company in 2009, the money will go towards fine-tuning MasteryConnect’s core products, which he describes has four parts: formative assessment, benchmark assessment, curriculum planning and teacher collaboration. Hewitt imagines fellow entrepreneurs and investors will get their own wake-up calls about how quickly or big edtech startups can scale. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

Illuminate Education Acquires Homegrown Data Visualization Tool, eduCLIMBER


Illuminate Education was founded in 2009 and claims more than 5.4 Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech BusinessWhat began as a husband-and-wife skunkworks project in rural Wisconsin four years ago has now become absorbed into an education data company that boasts millions of users across 44 states. In 2013, systems engineer Matt Harris wrote a program to help his wife, a school psychologist, collect and analyze data to help her students.

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An “Extraordinary” Approach to Bringing Design Thinking into Any Classroom – from Beth


This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. In his 2009 book, Catching Up or Leading the Way , author Yong Zhao argues that students need to engage in creative problem solving across the curriculum to develop the skills required for success in a global economy.

Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools


Founded in 2009, TenMarks developed a web-based, adaptive K-12 math program that included lesson plans, curriculum and exercises. In 2013, TenMarks was acquired by Amazon in a deal that was greeted by the edtech industry as a sign that major technology giants were serious about expanding into education. Among its features was a digital writing assistant that used natural language processing technology to offer “personalized” feedback on word choice and narrative organization.

Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'


If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies. 2009).

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Salesforce Ventures Invests in Viridis to Connect Students, Community Colleges and Jobs


Founded in 2009, Viridis aims to connect the different points in the employment triangle between students, schools and employers. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessIf students are truly “customers,” as some developers of higher-ed tools services have argued, then it’s no surprise that the biggest customer relationship management (CRM) provider is throwing its hat—and money—into the education industry.