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. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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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. I feel fortunate that the administration and staff of New Milford High School is made up of people who care for their students and are committed to education. They are dedicated to our school, and they continue to look for ways to improve and modernize the classroom.

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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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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. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district.

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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. In the midst of interviewing candidates for an open vice principal position, calling prospective teachers, and going through mounds of paperwork I managed to make the time to video conference with administrators and educational stakeholders in Virginia, Iowa, New York, and Florida.

A New Endeavor (#TSETC)

A Principal's Reflections

Here are some other little tidbits that we plan on including: Keynote Speaker Bloggers Café/Networking Lounge Virtual Learning Lab : Attendees can experience and explore the latest tools in EdTech Catered Lunch Giveways Bring Your Own Laptop (optional, not required): My school has a wireless infrastructure Official Twitter hashtag : #TSETC Live Video Feed : We plan to stream all major sessions on the internet for virtual attendees.

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. The post Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Grades All Subjects Blogging Edtech Tool Tuesday Teachers Tech Tips Technology

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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. Research suggests that when technology is effectively used in schools, access may help to bridge educational and social gaps (Warschauer & Matuchniak, 2010; Eccles, 2009; National Science Foundation, 2017). Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

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. Over the past few weeks I have collected some great classroom resources surrounding the use of Google for various classroom activities. Here are a few of my favorites. (In In no particular order. I don''t want to make anyone jealous or anything.) Googlios [link] E-portfolios are becoming more and more popular.

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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. They really care about kids and love what they do. They also take care of each other. Before I left there was a small gathering of the media and technology folks in the district.

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.

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. There are so many cool tools out there. This blog looks at just a handful available. My Twitter stream provides more, but still, it is just the tip of the iceberg when we are talking about the tools available to teachers.

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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. Which by no means to say there’s a narrow range of assistive edtech tools out there! Increasingly, edtech means technology that finds its way into the classroom. 1 EdTech Helps Students Because – It’s an Equalizer.

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Longtime Edtech Investor Reach Capital Raises $165M for Third Fund


Across the globe, that figure surpassed $16 billion , marking a 32-fold increase from 2010. And with the rise in adoption of edtech tools—largely due to the pandemic—Reach sees plenty of other opportunities emerging for another decade. Investments in U.S.

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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. His theory, in a nutshell, contends that human beings have levels of basic needs, and until the needs at the lower levels are met, we don’t even feel the needs at the next level.

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. Image From CC Search-Flickr (User Kadath) Seems like it''s the cool thing this time of year to look back at the previous year, where we have been and to look forward, to where we are going. I want to be hip.

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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. As with so many of my plans and ideas, time and circumstances over took me and I never got further than the first 15 tasks.

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. The closer that start date gets, the more we educators start thinking of plans and goals for the new year.

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. follow selectively because useless chatter & only FourSquare posts does not move the conversation forward. Twitter Comic Tutorial At-A-Glance Part Deux that coordinates to this blog is below- thanks!)

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). How can SEL and EdTech work together for the benefit of our students? Digital Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech SEL Tamara Fyke The Learning CounselBy Tamara Fyke.

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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."

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. Edtech Retreat Website Mohax''s Avatar Tutorials Thursday''s sessions started with a great friend of mine Bethany Smith ( @bethanyvsmith ). Last week I attended the North Carolina Technology In Education Society''s Annual Conference.

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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. And like any student, we have to meet them where they are and encourage them to move forward in their learning without frustrating them, judging them, making them feel guilty, or enabling them.

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 Anyone can easily create (and delete) a paper, which could make for a transient experience. However, there are some Tweeters you can count on being there.

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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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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Two Teachers from FRONTLINE: digital_nation


21st century learning edtech education K-12 education pedagogy If this video doesn''t summarize the pedagogical questions we are wrestiling with in education, I don''t know what does. Is either teacher completely right? Completely wrong? Definite content to ponder, here. link] Wish I could have gotten the video to embed. May try tomorrow when I''m more awake! Thanks to @wfryer for tweeting this.

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

The Daring Librarian

My tough-love message is one that is a little hard to hear, one that doesn''t accept the "yeah, buts" and excuses of county filters, the locked net monster, and draconian IT departments but hopefully one that will offer a lot of easy ways to make the digital shift that will solidify our position as invaluable and undeniably the EdTech and literacy leaders in our buildings, communities, and districts.

Ed Tech and Info Tech Doesn't Have to Be "Us vs. Them"


21st century learning edtech educational technology leadership Yesterday, @socratech , one of the people in my Twitter network, posted to his blog some interesting thoughts on the experience/skill set the leader of a school technology department should have. Since then, a robust stream of comments has popped up on his blog, and I have taken part in the conversation.

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. I''m an instructional technologist who often serves as a bridge between educators and technical staff. The Commandments are good and Mike Moore''s response is awesome as well.

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. A research article by Eun-Ok Baek and James Monaghan from California State University San Bernardino cover the key findings of the eTextbook pilot project conducted in Fall 2010. The post Affordability and Accessibility in EdTech appeared first on Omega Notes.

Networking for Professional Learning


Networking For Learning View more presentations from EdTech SandyK. For the current course I''m taking in my master''s degree, we were given an assignment to investigate two educational networks on the Internet and describe how joining them might impact our professional practice. Our final product was to be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. I thought folks might benefit from seeing the final product.

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 !