8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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Enhancing the Creative Process in Young Children with iPad

iTeach with iPads

It provides sequenced activities for young children to practice, and learn new ways to creatively demonstrate learning on the iPad. Recently, I was chatting with a colleague who teaches first grade.

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Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school. Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement.

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When Reopening Schools Safety Must Come First

A Principal's Reflections

Early lessons can be learned on how to do this successfully where this has already happened abroad. Even though remote learning might continue in some form preparations for in-person learning have to be made.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning


According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Gail Robinson for The Hechinger Report. Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. The Gates Foundation is among the many supporters of The Hechinger Report.).

Personalized Learning “Twister”: A Future of Learning Live Demo in Dallas

EdNews Daily

If you ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning, you’ll no doubt get some enthusiastic answers, and all twelve will probably be different. The new-school answer to the definition of personalized learning is markedly different. By Charles Sosnik.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

The coronavirus has in many ways become an unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships, forcing a readjustment of expectations without daily check-ins and in-person interaction, without tissues for tears, high-fives for a job well done or praise in front of classmates.

Building a PBL Environment


This article will be published in the next edition Digital Learning Magazine. Building a PBL Environment: 5 Tools to Support Project Based Learning and the Future of Work. The skills presented on the WEF list are best learned through experience. by Shawn McCusker.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. Credit: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. Related: The messy reality of personalized learning.

OPINION: The outbreak didn’t need to be this hard on students — we can do better next time by rethinking how and when learning takes place

The Hechinger Report

We have failed to address the persistent inequities in student access to technology, broadband internet social networks, mentors, enrichment activities, community and service learning, and the other elements that comprise learning.

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals


The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. A big bonus is that all the progress can be demonstrated with reports that you generate directly using the LMS.

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Genealogy course takes high schoolers deep into their family histories

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Project-based learning has become a popular method of deeply engaging students in assignments they can dig into over the course of several weeks or even months.

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This math tutoring program gets ‘blockbuster’ results in high-poverty schools

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. This story about math tutoring was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs


It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. But there’s another factor that’s impeding remote learning.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios


All four scenarios laid out in the New America guide are predicated on the idea that distance learning will, in some way, be folded into every school’s plans for the coming year. The details: Over the summer, teachers will receive training in delivering online learning.

5 Strategies for Improving Mental and Physical Health #Podcast

The Principal of Change

Honestly, 2020 has been so challenging for so many and the tips I share have also helped me during this time. Accordingly, when a person is more grateful for domains like one’s health or social life, they invest in those things. Did I learn one new thing today?

Online education stretches to include volunteers, teachers looking to pay their bills

The Hechinger Report

Credit: Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well. This story about volunteer teachers was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.

OPINION: Can ed-tech save higher education? These 3 new platforms can help people to connect

The Hechinger Report

Alumni-reported data from Strada and Gallup reveal that in 2018, fewer than half of students had a mentor in college. Large investments to support online learning have not been matched thus far with investments to support online connecting.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences


The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Close your eyes and envision a small child learning that walking is just a well-controlled process of falling forward without falling down. These are lessons that we learn by doing.

Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Her teacher has embraced competency-based learning, which asks students to take more control in the classroom. Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Related: Inside Maine’s disastrous rollout of proficiency-based learning.

Vote for Digital Promise in the 2020 SXSW EDU PanelPicker

Digital Promise

It may be August, but we’re already planning ahead for SXSW EDU in March 2020. Connected: The Power of Digital Learning Every Day. Combining AI and HI maximizes how educators can personalize instruction and empower learners to help them reach their full potential.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. on March 18, 2020. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

A charter chain thinks it has the answer for alternative schools

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Linh Tat for The Hechinger Report. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.”. What you learn in a regular high school in a year, you could learn here in six months.” . Photo: Linh Tat for The Hechinger Report.

Why climate change caused me to rethink my career plans

The Hechinger Report

How Schools Are preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. I should learn how to use makeup. Ashley Thorshov.

When personalized learning includes skateboarding: One suburban district’s dramatic transformation

The Hechinger Report

The idea they came up with two years ago, called the “personalized-learning academy,” or PLA, eventually formed the basis for the school’s winning XQ-grant application, and will be the model for the curriculum that Vista rolls out this fall. He’s taking an active role in his learning.

5 Traps That Will Kill Online Learning (and Strategies to Avoid Them)


Online learning has moved to the front stage as 90 percent of high-income countries are using it as the primary means of educational continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Education, Richard is a go-to person for exploring the shift we are experiencing in learning today.

OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

The Hechinger Report

Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

3 school innovation insights that challenge common assumptions

The Christensen Institute

Just think of how “personalized learning” can bring to mind “playlists,” or “blended learning” can conjure “kids in headphones,” despite a wide variety of blended and personalized learning designs.).

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What Public School Teachers Want: Less Disruption


Since the Reagan administration’s Nation at Risk, an alarmist and misleading report that has since been discredited , there has been a bipartisan attempt to break open the education “market” and put public school dollars into private pockets. Education Technology Teaching & Learning

OPINION: What will we do when everyone comes back to school?

The Hechinger Report

The K-12 learning landscape in the United States has shifted dramatically in the past several weeks. Educators have mobilized for remote learning, with remarkable efforts. The learning curve has also been steep. For some, this will mean accelerating unfinished learning.

OPINION: U.S. presidential candidates are finally taking disability rights in education seriously

The Hechinger Report

“Regardless of how one feels about Buttigieg, the renewed focus on disability rights during the 2020 U.S. Related: When personalized learning also boosts special education students. By the time the 2020 election results are in, all of this conjecture might be moot.

Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children


students are accessing remote learning as little as once a week or less, according to a new survey from ParentsTogether, an advocacy group. 11% said their schools didn’t offer any distance learning materials. Copyright 2020 NPR. Four out of 10 of the poorest U.S.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Bush famously said in 2000, "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" So no, Khan Academy did not invent "personalized learning." Reports were mostly positive — students, teachers, and parents seemed pleased with instructional television.