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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

What If Your Co-Teacher is a Computer?

Adam Watson Edtech Elixirs

The principal's students were in an alternative setting and the main delivery and assessment of content came from an online course platform. The staff fully recognized the need to provide the students with a richer learning environment than simply watching videos that led to multiple choice quizzes and eventual unit tests. All of this created a spiral of stress for both the educators and students. Alignment to academic standards is usually more prominent and obvious.

20 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the most significant challenges facing formal education in the United States is the chasm separating schools and communities. While schools (hopefully) work to update themselves and the way students learn within them, many parents have to work with what’s available to them. Armed with some kind of answer–even a basic one–parents can then decide which non-superficial actions they can impart to truly support the learning of their child.