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

With the leadership of our principal, the past three years have seen great improvements in learning environments, especially in the area of technology. and other new technologies by teachers has really changed the dynamic of the classroom for the better.

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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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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.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. 21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media.

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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.

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A New Endeavor (#TSETC)

A Principal's Reflections

So many exciting things have happened recently as a result of my own learning and growth in educational technology and leadership. A few weeks ago Schoology , an educational technology company based in New York City, approached me and wanted to hear my views on technology. The end result has translated into an educational technology conference being held at New Milford High School , which is set for 10/2/10.

How can SEL & EdTech Work Together?

EdNews Daily

In our world today, we understand the needs of the whole child include social-emotional learning, and we also know that technology is a ubiquitous, essential, and powerful part of education. They need to be taught the consequences, positive and negative, of their interactions with technology.

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Teachers' Hierarchy of Needs


I’m going to point the finger a bit at my own educational technology community and say that we can be very guilty of this whether we mean to or not in our excitement over the latest new technology tool or research. I am, of course, an educational technology advocate.

Some Thoughts On The Current State Of Edtech.

The Web20Classroom

Recently I have done a lot of speaking to different groups on the current state of technology in education. 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. I have a lot of opinions about technology and technology in education that I mostly keep to myself because who am I? I am low on the totem pole of edtech. Technology as the answer to all our educational problems.

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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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The Old and The New.

The Web20Classroom

Before I left there was a small gathering of the media and technology folks in the district. I am a collector of technology. it was a piece of technology that was once in a school I probably have it. edtech thoughts I recently changed jobs.

Reflections on NCTIES

The Web20Classroom

Last week I attended the North Carolina Technology In Education Society''s Annual Conference. For 3 days almost 2000 educators from across the southeast gathered in Raleigh, NC to share, produce and learn about technology in education and have a little bit of fun.

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5 Tasks to Teach Yourself to Teach with Technology

Nik Peachey

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

Beginning At The End.

The Web20Classroom

We have a problem in realm of edtech. Specifically, h ow do we ensure specific technology tools match student learning goals? Most teachers have experienced a Professional Development session centered around a piece of technology.

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


Technology Integration The links below are excellent resources for anyone aspiring to integrate more Web 2.0 technologies into their instruction. technologies with her middle school students.

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. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Increasingly, edtech means technology that finds its way into the classroom.

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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.

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


Having been comfortable with technology from the start of my career, I admit to having been frustrated at times when I observe teachers who have been around for a while but who have embraced technology on only the most basic, required level.

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


It brought back some memories and has caused me some reflection on my early use of technology in teaching. It would be nice (and easy) to look back and say "I knew what an amazing phenomenon the Internet was going to become and so I was on the cutting edge of integrating technology into education." Over time, I tried to find ways to integrate technology in my teaching here and there. edtech history internet

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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.

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


Edtech startup incubators? That’s so 2010. That’s the conclusion reached by Barbara (“Bobbi”) Kurshan, a long-time veteran of the education technology world. 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. I think this reflects an evolution of the edtech entrepreneurial ecosystem.”

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Common Sense Tech


The Royal Treatment: Common Sense Tech Remember to be selective, safe and smart in the technology you incorporate in K-12. 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

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


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. Coincidentally, today another member of my Twitter network, @hdiblasi , posted a link to ideas for aligning instructional technology and information technology. 21st century learning edtech educational technology leadership

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

iterating toward openness

There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. However, I’m positive that in the updated version of the EdTech Bible, Corinthians 13:13 ends “the greatest of these is charity scale.”

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

The True Power of Technology


She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project , a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 1,00,000 students. edtech blog Internet News TL Advisor Blog

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.

Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019


This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. As we look ahead to the future in edtech, we see an industry marked by significant change and stubborn challenges. 2018: A Lesson Review One frustration frequently expressed by Top Hat customers has to do with a lack of coordination among edtech solutions.

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

Tech Helpful

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

US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018


There was also plenty of rain in the education technology industry, where venture capitalists and private-equity investors unleashed a deluge of cash. education technology companies raised $1.45 edtech startups in 2017. And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

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 !

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 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 38 Edition). Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 38 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 38 Edition). Technology Used to Track Players’ Steps Now Charts Their Sleep, Too | The New York Times → Wearable technology has burrowed into college football this season as never before. Edtech. EdTech News News news

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