The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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EdTech Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

The following is the second guest post from NMHS student Meredith McCann. Meredith is a senior at NMHS and plans to pursue a career as a math teacher.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

EdTech Tools for Administrators Facebook : Create an information hub for your building that can quickly and easily get important information in the hands of your stakeholders. Cross-posted at The Educator''s Royal Treatment.

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Some Quick Edtech Tips for School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Innovation Ken Royal Opinion Philosophy Technology The Educators Royal Treatment

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Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

I’ll save my thoughts on organizing a major EdTech event at my school for another day. Yesterday was a particularly busy day for me.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. In 2010 he was a finalist for ACTEM’s (Association of Computer Teachers and Educators in Maine) educator of the year award.

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6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

10 Google Forms For The Classroom [link] One of my favorite Edtech bloggers, Tom Barrett , post this a few months back but I keep visiting it because there are such great ideas.

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Some Thoughts On The Current State Of Edtech.

The Web20Classroom

I am low on the totem pole of edtech. Recently I have done a lot of speaking to different groups on the current state of technology in education. The first thing I tell people is that I am not really an expert. I am not a professor nor have I done years of research to prove some theory. What I do have is classroom experience. What I do have is direct contact with students and teacher and know how technology works and doesn''t work in my building and my district.

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The Old and The New.

The Web20Classroom

edtech thoughts I recently changed jobs. I went from being the Instructional Technologist for a district of 19 schools to the Instructional Technologist at 1 school in a larger district, much closer to home. It was a tough decision for me. The people in my former district are great.

Beginning At The End.

The Web20Classroom

We have a problem in realm of edtech. I am guilty of it and chances are you have been too at some point. You and I are not guilty of it all the time and truthfully, it may have only happened once or twice but it is a constant problem and it is time we deal with it.

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. The term “edtech” encompasses a narrower scope of assistive technology tools. Increasingly, edtech means technology that finds its way into the classroom.

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Teachers' Hierarchy of Needs


back to school edtech edtech leadership education educational leadership professional development teachers If you’ve been around education for very long or ever taken an educational psychology course, you’ve probably heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

New Posted Resources 01/20/2010

The Web20Classroom

Google Wave Versus the Rest, Feature by Feature - Google Wave - Lifehacker tags : googlewave , favorite Blogs - 94 Resources | EDUCAUSE tags : Blogs , favorite Encyclopedia of Educational Technology tags : edtech , encyclopedia , favorite Teachers and Community Members Practice TLC with PLCs | Edutopia tags : PLN , PLC , favorite Technology Tips for Classroom Teachers tags : technology , tips , favorite Posted from Diigo.

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

The Web20Classroom

Educators from around the world are gathering to discuss and plan the future of edtech, play (some), but most of all, meet people. It is time for ISTE10 in Denver. Conferences are great ways to make lasting connections with grow your personal learning network. Before the conference I had the chance to fly out to Colorado a few days early and spend time with people I had never met. When I told my wife about it she gave me a very puzzled look.

How can SEL & EdTech Work Together?

EdNews Daily

So, we must ask ourselves this necessary question: How can SEL and EdTech work together to benefit students? Think about the movies of the past twenty years that paint prophetic pictures of man vs. machine, such as The Matrix (1999) and The Book of Eli (2010). By Tamara Fyke.

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Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. My reflections on 2010, and my thoughts on 2011. What do you think will be the "big thing" in Edtech this year.

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5 Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

Related links: Technogogy for edtech news 100 + Online activities for EFL ESL learners Social Networks and the Web 2.0 Some months ago I had a plan to write a book of tasks to get teachers using technology.

Back to School Food for Thought (AKA Anytime Resources for Tech Integration and Your Digital Footprint)


21st centruy learning digital footprint edtech education educational technology K-12 web 2.0 I don''t know when the new school year or term starts for you, but in our little corner of the planet known as Texas , most public K-12 schools start up in late August.

Twitter: The Art of the Follow

The Daring Librarian

If they are in the education field - a librarian - edtech - esp. The Art of the Follow: One of the hardest things on Twitter is to master is the art of the Follow. When I started I was so thrilled when ANYone followed me - I didn''t look too closely and would immediately follow them back.

Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech

Omega Notes

A major solution that educational institutions are looking towards to help college students overcome the affordability gap is edtech and digital resources. The post Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech appeared first on Omega Notes.

Reflections on NCTIES

The Web20Classroom

They got us all set up with avatars and a special Second Life browser and helped us get to Edtech Retreat Island ( @edtechretreat ), a place that Julie and Rob have built to offer Professional Development to teachers and as a place to call home.

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Campus Edtech Has Shifted Focus From Tech to Ed


But by 2010, LMS selections were increasingly influenced by faculty input. Educators can now customize their learning environments in ways that we could only dream of (and beg for) in 2010. And so it will be with much of edtech by the end of the next decade.

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Meeting and Encouraging Teacher Learners Where They Are (Or, Hands off the Mouse!)


For them it was, and that''s ok, even though many of us in the edtech world would say that was just a basic skill. When you work with adult learners, especially adult learners who are teachers, it’s easy to forget that even though they are adults, they are also our students.

Edtech Incubators are Fading. Here’s What Will Replace Them.


Edtech startup incubators? That’s so 2010. Kurshan, a Senior Fellow and Innovation Advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, has spent decades building edtech enterprises—both for-profit and nonprofit ones. But she no longer believes that “incubators,” typically 3- to 6-month long programs that aim to launch edtech entrepreneurs, are the most effective way to help these self-starters.

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Harnessing Twitter as an Interactive Newspaper -- for Teachers

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

2014 update to 2010 post on Educators are using tag/edtech The #edtech Daily to share their Twitter content in a daily (twice-daily, or weekly) interactive newspaper. SmallRivers is the Swiss-based company that created

It's all about Sharing.


and don''t miss the commitment to sharing Karen Janowski is making over at her blog, EdTech Solutions- Teaching Every Student , where she is embarking on a trip "Around the Web in 80 Days." She plans to dedicate the next 80 days to highlighting "free, online resources to help meet the needs of struggling learners in innovative and creative ways."

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?


For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. Since its debut in 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) has awarded about $1 million to edtech entrepreneurs. Here’s why he believes edtech entrepreneurs will win from taking part in the EBPC competition.

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Don't Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians

The Daring Librarian

Being asked to be the keynote at MASL was a huge compliment, and I''m honored to speak to my fellow Maryland teacher-librarians.

Educators & Technical Folks Should Play Nice


edtech educational technology IT professionalism teamwork This blog post started out as a comment on Ten Commandments of School Tech Support , but it got way long before I knew it! Probably because this is one of my pet issues.

This Edtech Business Competition Is a Win for the Education Ecosystem


On October 7, seven talented edtech entrepreneurs will take center stage at the final event of the 2019 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC). Today’s marketplace for education and edtech companies is quite different than it was in 2010.

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Common Sense Tech


tags : edtech , edtech_leadership , EdTech-Professional , socialmedia Use of Twitter or Facebook by educators is one thing, but when I see articles and posts about using social media in classrooms, other than higher ed—it makes me cringe. edtech edtech leadership edtech policy K-12 edtech K-12 education social media Ken Royal of Scholastic Administrator Magazine recently wrote a blog post which resonated with me.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market


Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.

ISTE Unveils 2 New Sites and a Sweet APP!

The Daring Librarian

grin] ISTE is committed to being a vibrant vehicle and support for change agents & EdTech professionals around the globe. As leaders of the cutting edge they keep adding cool new stuff that makes being a member of the LARGEST EdTech association in the WORLD even better !

This Thing Called Internet - Reflections on Early Technology Use in My Classroom


I am still amazed in 2010 to run across examples where educators do not think using technology in their teaching makes sense. edtech history internet I''ve seen the video I''m posting at the bottom of this blog post one time before, and now that it''s come across my stream again, I want to preserve it here. It brought back some memories and has caused me some reflection on my early use of technology in teaching.

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