10 Must-Attend EdTech Conferences in 2016

Where Learning Clicks

What are your professional development plans for 2016? This year promises to be an exciting one, with some of our favorite annual edtech conferences and summits coming back bigger and better than ever.

Top 3 EdTech Predictions for 2016 and Beyond


The year is well under way and we have been anxiously watching the Internet to see the latest edtech predictions for 2016. Based on the numerous articles we’ve read, we’ve compiled our top 3 list edtech predictions for 2016.

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Inspiring Edtech Quotes


I recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me. Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech? education canva edtech educational technology inspiration inspiring quotes learning quotes teaching tech tech tool technology

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Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2016

Ditch That Textbook

The end of 2016. Google Apps (now called G Suite), the maker movement and design thinking didn’t start in 2016, but they’ve grown bigger and bigger in 2016. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for educationThe education scene has seen a continued push in several big areas.

4 Infographics to Transform Your Teaching in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the Effective Technology Integration Category. I often create infographics to help inspire teachers to try new ways to integrate technology or share ideas. Effective Technology Integration edtech education technology infographics mobile learning technology integration

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Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.


Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Technology was the answer. Tagged: edtech , education , learning , mouthpiece , teachers , teaching , teaching strategies , technology , voice.

Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion


edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 billion across 138 venture deals in 2016. edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. Udemy did lead this pack in 2016 with a $60 million round.).

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


2016 is now well underway, but few could say how it will end or what major changes we’ll see as the year unfurls. But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Set EdTech Class Procedures.

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Vote for Nominees in EdTech K–12’s 2016 Must-Read IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff Who are some of your favorite K–12 technology bloggers? Classroom Internet Leadership Management Social Media Social Networking

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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10 ideas from Google’s 2016 Education on Air Conference

Ditch That Textbook

Uncategorized edtech education on air educational technology g suite gafe google apps for educationStudents and teachers are doing amazing things with Google tools in the classroom. They’re collaborating. They’re creating. They’re sharing. They’re doing things that would be pretty tough — or impossible — without those tools.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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The BBC Microbit and other UK Edtech News #bett

The CoolCatTeacher

With BETT kicking up this week in the UK, learn the UK edtech news from teacher Mark Martin. From tools that he’s excited about, to the new Computer Science curriculum in the UK, Mark shares his views on edtech. Essential Questions: The BBC Microbit and other UK Edtech News.

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5 Lessons Video Games Can Teach Edtech Developers

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology developers have a major challenge. Even the most robust, rigorous edtech tool will be usurped by an engaging , robust, rigorous edtech tool. Face it, many education technology platforms need a face lift.

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In the News…2016

Tom Murray

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Names “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders, NSBA , Link. Future of Education Technology Conference ( FETC ) Reveals 2017 Advisory Board, FETC , Link. Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K-12 Is Becoming Future Ready, EdTech Magazine , Link. What’s Hot, What’s Not in 2016?, An Edtech Update for 2016, Alliance for Excellent Education , Link. March.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech


We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). Current technology trends allow for real-time data, ease of assessment, and the ability to let a student move at their own pace. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

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Using Technology to Rethink Summer Learning


Edtech Teacher Dashboard Education Workspace Project Based Learning Edtech Update“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that students lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school.

3 reasons edtech ignores social capital

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs around the world have keyed into the enormous potential for edtech to disrupt the traditional content and assessment market.

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Learning As We Go: Looking Back on the EdSurge 2016 ‘State of Edtech’ Report


Here’s where we started: Last January, we embarked a project that aimed to look at edtech’s role in the changing picture of K-12 education through three different lenses: through the perspective of investors, entrepreneurs and teachers. We called it “The State of EdTech: Forces and Trends Shaping K12 Edtech” report. Part One: The Trends Our initial survey focused on the big trends that all these players saw shaping education technology.

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A Glitch in the EdReform Matrix: The 2016 EdNext Poll on Blended Learning

Doug Levin

Last year at this time, I had some words about the treatment of technology in the 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform. After all, I thought the point of using the technology was student learning, not some arbitrary fixation with devices.

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

My article for the TES: How to… Use technology to support assessment.


Tagged: apps , assessment , edtech , education , tech , technology. education apps assessment edtech tech technologyI recently wrote an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES). It was about ways tech tools can support assessment in the classroom.

Mental Floss and 13 More EdTech Tools to Engage Learners

Brilliant or Insane

Mental Floss and 13 More EdTech Tools to Engage Learners By Joan Selby Sometimes students are too bored to complete in-class or out-of-class activities, but teachers continue to hammer away with lecture, textbooks, and worksheets. Try less old-school and a little more EdTech.

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Best EdTech of 2016

Graphite Blog

In 2016 the Common Sense Education editorial staff evaluated close to 170 apps, games, and websites for learning potential and classroom implementation. littleBits Invent is great at connecting digital technology with actual physical inventions.

ISTE 2016: Edtech Companies Pitching a Mile High


Nine edtech companies, nominated by the incubators that hatched them, will present to an audience of 25 education leaders. The Colorado-based company was formed in 2016 from the merger of two existing organizations: Digital Directions International (est. 2000) which sells HELP Math, and Boulder Language Technologies (est. Zulama - Game design curriculum developed by faculty from Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center.

How I Used Technology In A ‘Healthy Bodies’ Science Lesson


Tagged: edtech , education , healthy bodies , physical education , science lesson , teaching , tech , technology. education edtech healthy bodies physical education science lesson teaching tech technology

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Her original research went into the design of Renton Preparatory in Seattle, which was a 2016 Top Three STEM School in the nation.

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My article for the International Teacher Magazine: How can technology in the classroom make personalized learning easier?


However, as I got to grips with educational technology, personalized learning got a whole lot easier. Tagged: apps , edtech , education , international teachers , international teaching , ipads , learning , personalized learning , teachers , teaching , technology.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Today I’m celebrating my friend Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2016 The Teacher’s Guide to Tech. She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.)

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech


At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools. Working Towards Equity with Edtech.

Head of the Class: 2016’s Top Technology


Like your students, educational technology is constantly evolving. What were 2016’s best educational technologies, and what can you expect to see next year? Top Tech of 2016 Makerspaces The workshop-lab trend is often characterized by […]. The post Head of the Class: 2016’s Top Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2016

Ask a Tech Teacher

million visitors to the 1,454 articles I’ve written on integrating technology into the classroom. Edtech Reviews. 13 Reasons For and 3 Against Technology in the Classroom. Take a moment to answer this poll: Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

Reflections on ISTE 2016

Indiana Jen

I have just returned from the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver Colorado. Education Educational Technology Google Microsoft Technology Amazon Inspire EdTech Education Technology Educational Resources google apps Google Apps for Education Maker Space