My Article For Google & TES: The top edtech tools for teachers to try in 2017.


Tagged: edtech 2017 , education , educational technology 2017 , future edtech , future tech , teachers , teaching , tech tools 2017 , top edtech tools. education edtech 2017 educational technology 2017 future edtech future tech teachers teaching tech tools 2017 top edtech toolsI recently wrote a new year themed article for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES).

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ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

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ISTE 2017 starts this weekend. I’ll do my best to “bring it” for those of you who add me to your busy ISTE 2017 program. Monday, June 26, 2017. ISTE 2017 Expanded Schedule. Monday, June 26 2017 – 9:15 am – 10:15 am. 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Cool Cat Teacher’s Mega Tool Share (Microsoft Partner Booth). My 50+ tools and blended learning presentations are popular at conferences. Monday, June 26, 2017.


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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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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. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. Will Play in Education,” and the recipient of the 2010 Technology in Learning Leadership Award (CUE).

5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez

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Technology moves so quickly! Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @ cultofpedagogy gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. ” The Teacher’s Guide to Technology for 2017 is here. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Jennifer’s five tools she recommends teachers try. 10-minute Teacher Show Education Innovation Tech Tips Tools

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Screencast Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.” Our students can create how-to videos to teach others how to use favorite web tools or to demonstrate a process. Students can use screencasting tools with whiteboards to show how to complete an equation, to create visual word problems, or explain a theory.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are web tools and apps for teaching with videos. Edpuzzle and PlayPosit are two of the most popular educational tools for creating video quizzes and assessments. Recap is an educational question-led video chat tool which works on any device (web/app) and provides teachers with tools for quick feedback and assessment. ISLcollective and ESL Video are free web tools to create interactive video quizzes for English language learners.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

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Over the last month, readers voted on which tools had the greatest impact on readers. has it become a beloved tool in your classes or a failed experiment. Here are the 2017 Best-in-Category and Honorable Mentions for the following Categories: Winners: Please grab your award from this page. Classroom Management Tool. Digital Storytelling Tool. Math Tool. Special Needs Tools: Winner: Open Dyslexic. Tech Ed Tool. Awards Web Tools 2017 lists

15 Free Web Tools and Apps to Amplify Your Audio Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I share several tips for integrating technology to allow every student to share their ideas and creativity. Technology helps teachers provide their learners with various opportunities to share their ideas and amplify their voice. What follows are a list of free web tools and apps for student to create various audio projects whether it is a one time radio show or regularly produced podcast.

8 Apps and Web Tools That’ll Get You Talking and Laughing

Teacher Reboot Camp

One way to add some humor to your lessons is by getting students to use web tools and apps which get them to animate drawings or images with talking mouths. Check out the web tools and apps below to get started. Fun Web Tools and Apps. Blabberize is a web tool. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar edapps mlearning speaking tools young learners“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.”

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8 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Below, I’ve listed some free educational web tools for creating a class ezine. These web tools can be used to complete the Mission: Seek and Preserve the Truth in my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions.

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10 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Avatars

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are free web tools and apps students can use to create avatars. Voki is a web tool and app for students to create animated talking characters to embed in blogs and animated presentations. Doppel Me is a web tool to create a cool graphical likeness of yourself. Cuteki is a web tool where students select the costume/character to go with their style and personality. Build Your Wild Self is a web tool to create a human like avatar with different animal parts.

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


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. What do you think the year ahead has in store in terms of Educational Technology? Tagged: edtech , education , future , learning , reading , tech , tech tools , technology , writing.

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8 Web Tools and Apps for Creating Animated Character Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are free web tools and apps students can use to create short animated films. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar December digital calendar holidays movies videos“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.” – Walt Disney. Students love creating short films where they create the dialogue and animate the characters.

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Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable. Retrieved July 06, 2017, from [link].

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

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Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Friday, September 8, 2017.

10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt

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Top 10 Shows of March 2017. Formative Assessment Tools and Tips with Monica Burns (Show #37). 5 Ideas to Be Technology’s Master and Not It’s Slave with Aaron Sams (Show #25). 5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez (Show #20). The post 10-Minute Teacher | Top 10 Episodes of March 2017 #10mt appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

15 Web Tools and Apps for Students to Design Games

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are free web tools and apps students can use to create simple quiz games or code more intricate games. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar create games game design game-based learning holidays“Games are an extraordinary way to tap into your most heroic qualities.” ” - Jane McGonigal. Students love playing digital games and research shows that powerful learning can occur with game-based curriculums.

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9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

The following free web tools and apps help teachers communicate with parents quickly and often will translate messages into several different languages. Find more tips for engaging parents in my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Engaging Parents with Technology from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Parent Communication Tools. Class Tag offers a variety of tools to communicate with parents via text messages or the phone.

11 Comic Creation Web Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are my favorite free educational comic creation tools and apps. These tools provide learners with a library of characters, props, scenes, speech bubbles, and templates. Tools & Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar comic creation comic creators comics holidays“In comics you see the drawing, you see words, you see rhythm, you see the story.” ” - Lorenzo Mattotti.

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10 Hits and 10 Misses for 2017

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million visitors to the 1,797 articles on integrating technology into the classroom. Before you look at what statistics say are the most popular posts, tell me what your most popular categories are by voting in this poll: Loading… Here they are–my top 10 and bottom 10 of 2017 (though I’ve skipped any that have to do with website reviews and tech tips because they’re covered in separate posts): Top Ten Hits. 22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom.

8 Ways to Annotate Readings, Websites and Online Articles with Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading. Below are a list of additional free web tools and apps for annotating texts. In addition to Grackle Marks and pro Newsela, you can try any of these web annotators: Owl Eyes is a web tool to annotate the classics and answer quizzes. Read and Write is a web tool and Google Chrome extension for annotating pdfs.

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. Implementing new technologies allows organizations to explore virtual and blended models that reduce or eliminate hurdles, which can impede an individual’s momentum toward reaching their desired education and employment goals. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” The message of my education technology keynotes is to get students to show students the possibilities of technology, test their potential , give them a meaningful purpose for using technology, and have them take on the responsibility of bettering their world with their technology use. Technology Tidbits.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

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A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The technology I use in my classroom everyday? I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now. Topics include: Tools I use in my classroom every day. The tools I use to communicate. ” Want to learn more about cool tools?

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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. As Secretary Duncan’s chief of staff wrote at the time, the Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers, technology companies , testing corporations, and other vendors.”. Billion has been invested in US K-12 education technology companies since 2010.

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10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. They are backed by the impressive and effective tools and resources that have helped over 21,000 students fulfill their goals. Summer jobs for teachers in 2017! Featured Higher Education Summer Jobs Technology

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. ACMI Generator and Storyboard That are great tools for creating digital storyboards. Lucid Chart is a fantastic tool for web and mobile graphic organizers! Popplet is a collaborative online tool and free app on the iPad to get students creating digital mind maps with links, videos, and images.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology. Now, many web tools such as Buncee , MySimpleShow , Biteable , Powtoon , and Piktochart provide you with templates for various types of web projects.

Formative Assessment Tools and Tips from Monica Burns #FormativeTech

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Monica Burns, author of #FormativeTech , shares essential tools and tips for effective formative assessment. Pick some tools. What are some of Monica’s favorite tools for formative assessment. How should teachers select their formative assessment tool belt. Want to hear another Tech Tool Tuesday? How to Use Padlet: A Fantastic Tool for Teaching by Vicki Davis. Pick some tools. Teaching Tech Tips Tools

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Writing the technology chapter gave my team the opportunity (and challenge) to comprehensively organize the vast research knowledge about technology in learning mathematics. So this is not a listing of product-by-product research, but rather an organization of research about categories of digital mathematics tools.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

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Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you’ll hear lots of ideas. This episode, blog, and webinar are sponsored by Bloomz , my favorite tool for parent communication. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: Live video streaming tools and why he’s moving to YouTube Live. Blogging and creation tools.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists


It was a challenging process, but in the end our selection panel managed to choose five Big Ideas to be represented at the CUE 2017 National Conference. and a eduawesome panel will watch each presentation and vote on which finalist will be awarded an additional $2000 and full rock star ISTE 2017 treatment including flight, hotel, transportation, and registration. The lab needs to be mobile so we would purchase 2 Stanley rolling tool carts. CUE is you, the educators.

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Feedback Needed on ISTE 2017 Standards for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Back in December, ISTE asked for assistance reviewing draft 1 of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers. Last week ISTE released draft v2 of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers and expects to release one more draft in February before they are finalized and released at the ISTE conference in June. This poses a unique challenge in the world of standards because devices, tools, and digital content are released every day and have the potential to impact how, where and what we learn.

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are some tips, web tools, and resources to get your students started. A better option is to choose a web tool or app with a template to create their videos quickly. Suggested free web tools with templates- My Simple Show , Biteable , Powtoon , Wideo , RenderForest , and Moovly. “Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”

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Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (2017) calls for “thoughtful intervention and attention” to close this digital use divide, namely by enabling educators to “design highly engaging and relevant learning experiences through technology.” 2017).