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INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the most important skills for our digital learners is inspecting the information they consume with a critical eye. Many free mobile apps and web tools allow students to digitally markup, highlight, and jot down quick thoughts about what they are reading.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. Uber-like language apps can even connect anyone to a native language speaker anywhere for immersive learning. Language learning has never had the wealth of digital assistance that it has now, but can it aid with diversity goals?

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Original Article Source: [link]. Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. The technology allows teachers to create hands-on, interactive lessons in math, science, language arts, social studies and art or by grade.

Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

Some things on sailboats haven’t changed much in thousands of years, others are recent, and every new technology gets tested by the same strict rule about purpose. A sextant was revolutionary analog technology. Technology and Learning. By Mac Bogert.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. Original Article Source: [link].

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BLearning – Blended Learning (using a range of multimedia and strategies). BYOL – Bring Your Own Learning. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology.

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Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

Digital Learning and #EdTech Tweet Wrap Week Ending 03-07-15

EmergingEdTech

Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc. Education Technology Twitter Post Weekly Summaries

Hoping to Spur 'Learning Engineering,' Carnegie Mellon Will Open-Source Its Digital-Learning Software

Edsurge

In an unusual move intended to shake up how college teaching is done around the world, Carnegie Mellon University today announced that it will give away dozens of the digital-learning software tools it has built over more than a decade—and make their underlying code available for anyone to see and modify. The goal of the software giveaway is to jump-start “learning engineering,” the practice of applying findings from learning science to college classrooms.

Technology May Have to Kill Public Education to Save It

EdNews Daily

Technology didn’t kill retail shopping. Technology tends to make things more efficient. A wave of technology in the 1970s and early 80s put a lot of people out of work, as newspapers changed from movable type to typesetting technology. By CHARLES SOSNIK.

Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

With more than 4 billion users now connected to the internet, 50% of the global population (Forbes, December 2018), it is not surprising that the education sector has embraced devices and software to interact, engage, and enhance the learning environment for students.

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Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019

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This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. As we look ahead to the future in edtech, we see an industry marked by significant change and stubborn challenges. 2018: A Lesson Review One frustration frequently expressed by Top Hat customers has to do with a lack of coordination among edtech solutions.

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Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. The question was only posed to faculty and not to digital learning leaders.

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The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing

Doug Levin

Most mornings, over a cup of coffee, I do my daily reading of news about trends and issues related to education and technology – a practice I have more or less followed for at least the past 20 years. All kudos to the edtech PR flacks who get their stories covered.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Inspire with Student Examples

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer. Students own their learning and acquire important digital skills when given the opportunity to create, produce, and problem-solve with technology. Examples of Learners Creating and Problem Solving With Technology .

Superhero Activities to Empower Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Every student can find a superhero to admire and learn from. Find additional ideas for teaching English learners in my ESL Library article, I’m Invincible! Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

EdTech Update - bringing the best news about EdTech to you

Educational Technology Guy

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Aggregage are excited to announce the launch of EdTech Update. EdTech Update --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech free resources newsletter website

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The K-12 Business Model: How to Innovate in an Ever-Changing Learning Environment

EdNews Daily

And with that type of model in mind, it leads us to wonder what effect annual student influx has on technology adoption in the classroom and the cultural effect on the ability to experiment and personalize. Barrier to entry is critically important as a K-12 teacher or an EdTech company.

EdTech Update

WJU EdTech

The State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA) recently created a new website called EdTech Update and the name says it all – it keeps you informed and updated on all the latest EdTech articles and trends. The site features content from Steve Anderson, Scott McLeod, Digital Learning Now, and WJU EdTech ! Yes, I am excited to participate in this association of EdTech blogs.

Using Tech to Practice SEL Skills

EdNews Daily

What we can all agree on is that technology is here to stay. Our students have to know how to use technology. I think the challenge is to teach people, young and old, how to utilize technology to solve problems rather than to feed appetites. By Tamara Fyke.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

This year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning. Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. Oletha Walker, challenge resource/project-based learning teacher, John F. Help teachers learn to code.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

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A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

The Digital Disruption in Education: Enough is Not Enough

EdNews Daily

Education’s digital transition seems to be taking its toll on everyone involved. Is technology the savior of education, or a pervasive evil transforming our idyllic educational institutions? It may surprise you, but the problem isn’t too much technology, it’s not enough.

What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. Parents in China are deeply involved in their children’s learning and development. When I asked if she uses any technology in class, I got a blank stare in return.

Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. With respect to school change, he describes himself as a “catalyst for creative engagement and collaborative learning.”

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Where to Find Money for Your School’s Edtech Purchases

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Paying for technology shouldn’t have to come solely out of a school or district’s already-strapped budget. For some districts, the best way to attain massive amounts of money to pay for edtech purchases or initiatives is through bonds. Take Milpitas Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area, which proposed a bond measure to pay for technology remodeling school spaces back in 2012. But sites like DonorsChoose and Digital Wish are only where the money train begins.

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Get to the root of the edtech issues with three key questions

edWeb.net

Mention edtech, and the first thought that usually comes to mind is collecting data to evaluate students’ progress. By asking three key questions, leaders can get a better sense of their K-12 edtech ecosystem. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

Can Tech Fill the Gaping Hole Left by Teacher Exodus?

EdNews Daily

Unless we believe technology is a magic bullet that can replace our disappearing teachers, we need to figure this out. The largest shortages are in Special Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Science, Math and Technology (STEM). Can Technology Save Us?

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Can Edtech Support—and Even Save—Educational Research?

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A recent review of the top 100 education journals found that only 0.13% of published articles were replication studies. And for struggling to impact educational habits (at least in the US) and how we develop, buy, and learn from ( see Mike Petrilli’s summation ) the best practices and tools. Something must change if educational research is to meaningfully impact teaching and learning. Can edtech improve the quality and usefulness of educational research?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. Suffice it to say that I think there is wisdom in throwing up some digital chaff as we go about our personal affairs online…no matter how careful we may be with our digital footprint. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

And whether you are personally concerned about issues of privacy (perhaps because you believe you have nothing to hide ), you should be concerned about the ability of even the most sophisticated technology company to keep the data collected about you secure. Suffice it to say that I think there is wisdom in throwing up some digital chaff as we go about our personal affairs online…no matter how careful we may be with our digital footprint. EdTech News News news

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Top Research Websites, Search Engines, and a Research Choice Menu for K-12 Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

To learn more about a topic or find the answer students will often Google it! I have also listed useful research, news, and digital media websites to add to the research choice menu depending on what you are exploring. Choosito is a student search engine and digital library.