Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017. All sessions are recorded so you can access later.

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.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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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. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. ESL and Technology Posts. Ways Learners Can Improve Their English with Technology.

STEAMpunk Playground Makes Technology Accessible

CUE

Finding technology online is easy, but where can teachers get opportunities to try the technology out first hand? The STEAMpunk Playground provides a wonderful opportunity for teachers to get hands-on experience with the technology they have only read about.

17 Web Tools and Apps to Create Interactive Video Lessons and Quizzes

Teacher Reboot Camp

Access a variety of ready m ade lesson plans. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar attribution creative commons creativity pbl project resources“Videos provide greater engagement than text or images for the simple reason that it combines audio, video and text.” ” – Amit Garg. YouTube is one of the most popular social networks, because students love learning by video.

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Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

2017 will see the first robust data sets coming out of partner schools adopting these new platforms that they themselves did not develop. In 2017 states will get their ESSA plans off the ground and make important tactical decisions.

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Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.

The video wall on college campuses in 2017

Bryan Alexander

There’s also an interesting diversity of technological details within this category. Technologically, video walls are interactive screens (or sets of multiple screens) big enough for people to physically handle their contents. education and technology

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Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology

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The post The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With Technology appeared first on TeachThought. Apple Learning Models Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

Secrets of Accessible Online Content You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In some of the statistics about online acceessibility , we see that, up to 20% of people are excluded from websites when our site is not accessible. What does accessibility mean?

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t. Accessed 2 Oct. 2017. [2] Accessed 29 Sep.

The Effect Of Cloud Computing Technology On Today’s Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

A decade ago, accessing schoolwork from home was just about impossible. Here are her thoughts on how cloud computing is transforming today’s education: Cloud computing technology is certainly having its moment these days. Students now have access to their work anywhere anytime.

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning

Doug Levin

I have been critical of the treatment of technology in both the 2015 and 2016 Education Next back-to-school polls for a variety of reasons, including sloppiness in reporting, bias, and lack of relevance to education policy and practice considerations. Among other issues, the authors of those polls suffered from trying to make too much of the single (questionably framed) technology-related question they fielded.

The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

Technology and Explanation in Modern Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Her article today can be summed up by a line in the last paragraph: “ Technology is not your enemy…” Educators aim to equip students with an understanding of the world, its fragility, & opportunities, by teaching them various common subjects like math, language, or science.

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Limited Access To Technology

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

The 2017 EdNext Poll on School Reform: Digital Learning , which offers my sense of what those interested in K-12 educational technology can and should take away from this annual polling about schools. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition).

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The triple threat: affordability, access, and alignment

The Christensen Institute

We also describe several institutions that are employing disruptive technologies in the context of their traditional business model, a type of sustaining innovation that we describe as a hybrid innovation.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. More programs looking to adopt technology. A willingness to pilot new technologies is key to learning and building practices around the implementation of edtech with adults.

This amazing tech tool helps pupils, who are new to English, access learning

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , educational technology , ELT , English teachers , Google Translate , teaching , tech , translate , translation. Google Translate now works in real time!

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. They will be prepared for the real world usage of cloud technology.

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Teaching But I Don’t Anymore

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017. He said that he had seen some new technology, and he wanted to know what I thought about it. It was literally technology that we had talked about when he was in my classroom.

With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

That was the confounding question assistive technology specialist Neal McKenzie faced a year and a half ago from one of the 100-plus visually impaired students he helps in the classrooms of Northern California’s Sonoma County. McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. He can worry about content, not access.”

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this 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 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 9, 2017 California lawmakers want to mandate internet for kids in juvy | CNN → Internet access brings all sorts of benefits: Education, jobs, and connection to friends and family.

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Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class

Edsurge

Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. Michael Seibel (@mwseibel) August 21, 2017. Our main goal is to give access to world-class technical education for folks who may not otherwise have it.” Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

7 of the Best Student Apps for 2017

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To make things easier for you, we present this a list of the most interesting and recommended student apps for 2017 to ensure that your study process is as complete as possible. What are the best student apps for 2017? #1 We will continue to add exciting new features throughout 2017. #2 This is one of the most useful student apps for 2017 , since it allows you to scan any type of document with a mobile phone simply by taking a photo.

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan. Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. We focus here on Reach Capital’s sweet spot: school-based education technology.

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Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

The Hechinger Report

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. “Education technology is an area where innovation has outpaced rigorous research,” said Vincent Quan, who runs the North American education unit at J-PAL. A 2017 study in eight U.S.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Want to hear another episode on technology tools to try? Listen to Jennifer Gonzalez talk about 5 Tech tools to try in 2017.

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. Tagged on: September 18, 2017.

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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. Tagged on: September 18, 2017.

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CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access

CUE

CUE Promotes Net Neutrality, Equitable Internet Access. Its success underscores CUE’s focused advocacy efforts on preserving important programs and policies that insure equal access to the Internet and related technology,” said John Cradler, CUE Legislative Consultant.