Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015. #1 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. #2 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #3 — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 5, 2015. #4 6 Top 10 Posts of October 2015.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 13, 2015. And then, after we have relationships, technology can be transformational. Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015. Technology should help students learn!

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Top Education Tweets of November 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets: November 2015. The most innovative “technology” in education today isn’t a device, it is a teacher. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 7, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 23, 2015.

Hour of Code 2015

iTeach with iPads

While it promotes critical thinking and technological fluency, it is simply a great way for students to work both independently and collaboratively to problem solve. It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.

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Announcing the 2015 Cohort of the League of Innovative Schools

Digital Promise

In 2015, it’s no longer a new story that technology is being used in the classroom. At Digital Promise, we are much more interested in how technology is being used to support teaching and learning.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2015

Ditch That Textbook

2015 was a whirlwind year full of change. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology gafe google apps for educationIn education, Google Classroom was around for its first full year and became a mainstay in classes around the world. New tools like Periscope and Seesaw became more popular than ever. More and more educators became connected, joining Twitter, Voxer and other social media. For me and [.].

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

User Generated Education

Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. From touchscreens to E ink and GPS to Guitar Hero, some of today’s most popular technologies all originated from the same place: the MIT Media Lab.

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5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2015

Catlin Tucker

This activity is a fan favorite and requires zero technology. As I wrap up 2015, I am incredibly thankful for the educators in my life who inspire me and motivate me to continue learning.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology: A Framework for Success

The CoolCatTeacher

An edWeb Webinar from the Amazing Resources Community will feature Vicki Davis presenting on April 23, 2015 at 4:00pm EST. This free webinar will include: Tips for making technology use routine and transparent. Ensuring technology is accessible for the task at hand.

A Look Back at Digital Promise’s 2015

Digital Promise

As we close 2015, I invite you to join me in reflecting on the year's events, our accomplishments and in looking forward to the year ahead. Also in 2015, we extended our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative to 21 middle schools nationwide.

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Keeping Pace Report 2015


Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world. The post Keeping Pace Report 2015 appeared first on OnCUE.

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends


Each year, the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology […]. The post 2015’s Top Education Technology Trends appeared first on Edudemic. Updates adaptive technology blended learning collaboration edtechEditor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology Research and News A recent Wall Street Journal Article is attracting attention. Technology in classrooms means little. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY!

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning.

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher YouTube Channel Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? If you want the links to be clickable from the presentation, you can use the 50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Slides from Slideshare below.

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ISTE 2015: 15 Inspirational Quotes from Educational Technology Leaders

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Follow an active Twitter chat with seven education leaders who give advice on implementing technology in the classroom and predict the future of professional development.

8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

10 Tips for Teachers who Struggle with Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

They must think I get a daily upload of all tech information that I can access as needed, or that I absorb technology by osmosis. Every day, there are new ways to use technology in education. More on technology in teaching: 13 Reasons For and 3 Against Technology in the Classroom.

The Most Popular Education & Technology Content of 2015 (Thanks Buzzsumo!)


Free Tools & Resources Social Media & Social Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics best of 2015 education technology content find most popular social media shares most popular education articles most popular technology articles content most shared education contentA Little Year End Fun, and a Powerful Tool to Gauge Interest and Find Popular Content When I want to know what the buzz is on the Internet about a certain topic or phrase, I often head over to.

ISTE 2015: 6 Tech Trends on Education's Horizon, 2015–2020

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith The influence of 3D printing, adaptive learning technologies and wearable technologies in the classroom is growing. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Distance Learning Game-based Learning Leadership Management

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Part 1: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post and the summer of 2015… at least in the USA. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I am almost booked through August and fall dates for 2015 are now over half full.

ISTE 2015: Soledad O'Brien on How Technology Can Change Students' Lives

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Technology in the right hands can be a powerful tool for showing students their limitless potential, says Soledad O’Brien, ISTE 2015’s opening keynote speaker.

What Obstacles Prevent Teachers from Using Technology?

The Journal

In this week’s blog we ask YOU a question: What are the obstacles – the barriers – that prevent K-12 teachers from using technology in their classroom

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

There’s been a lot of discussion among policymakers and the media recently about the pitfalls of using technology in the classroom. The problem is that this debate often centers around the wrong question: Does technology belong in the classroom? Technology is tangible.

Three Thoughts on the Treatment of EdTech in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform

Doug Levin

In 2015, the poll included 34 questions (not counting the a/b/c/d variations of some questions asked only to a fraction of the overall sample), only one (1) of which addressed the topic of technology in education.

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Technology Removes Obstructed Writers’ Barriers to Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

As with so many things, to a certain extent it should be a case of ‘technology to the rescue’! However technology’s effectiveness is always subject to the applicability of its design principles to any particular user. 11 Resources to Blend Technology and Special Needs.

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. Effective Technology Integration digital literacy digital research edtech education technologyEnjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Hover over the infopic below to discover lessons, free apps, and resources! Challenge: Try one of these ideas to transform the learning in your classroom!

What Happens When Technology Fails? 3 Work-Arounds

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology enables it to differentiate authentically for the diverse group of learners that walk across your threshold daily. Until the day of, the technology that is its foundation fails. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. Has this happened to you?

12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That Are Most Exciting Right Now


As we Enter a new School Year, Which Uses of Technology Hold the Most Promise to Impact Learning? Well, it’s that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 Ways Teachers Can Stay on Top of Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology plays an important role in the classroom. Teachers can apply technology to help students learn through inter active games and simulations, or by taking advantage of educational resources online. Read Articles and Books About New and Future Technologies.

Blended Learning Is the Future of K-12 Educational Technology

The Journal

Unlike a previous blog post where we pooh-poohed blended learning, in this blog post we do a flip-flop and hail blended learning as the model for the future of ed tech.

Back to School: Tips for Implementing New Technology

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Often, their school has used the summer break to launch new technology initiatives. Many teachers find themselves in a bittersweet situation at the start of the new school year. What can teachers do to make this transition go smoothly? Click the headline to read the full post. Questions?

Further reflections on EDUCAUSE 2015

Bryan Alexander

Overall mood EDUCAUSE 2015 wasn’t very buzzy about new technologies. education and technology EDU15Last week was the major EDUCAUSE annual conference. I already shared materials and thoughts from my various presentations and events.

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Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD


He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools. He was also a middle school coordinator in charge of staffing, curriculum, and technology for the opening of new middle schools.

ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Dangerously Irrelevant

Avoid the pitfalls of tech integration – technology for technology’s sake, focus on tools rather than the learning – by being thoughtful and purposeful about lesson (re)design. In 2013 he received the Technology Leadership Award for the state of Iowa.