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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. Not long ago, many schools required teachers to include the use of technology in their daily lesson plans. Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom.

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Update developers about student outcomes.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

Edsurge

Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. early childhood practitioners are quite comfortable using technology. Market Gap Snapshot —a just released research compilation highlighting the need for expanded edtech solutions for young learners.

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Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

Edsurge

As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. However, from the time I was in elementary school, it was difficult to complete assessments on time, and it always took me unreasonably long to finish homework in the evening.

Educator and Student Voice: Following a School District’s Edtech Pilot Journey

Digital Promise

When considering the benefits to using edtech, an eighth grade student at Elizabeth Forward School District said, “When we started in first and second grade, everything was on paper and it was just a lot more difficult because if you forgot something, you can’t go back to school and get it.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Technology isn’t necessary to do any type of formative assessment.

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A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

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Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. We had to go into different websites, find different usage reports, talk to vendors,” says Matthew Raimondi, an assessment and accountability coordinator at U-46, a school district in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Teachers can also set weekly usage targets for individual students and track their progress against those goals.

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What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

Edsurge

Another 200 students and their families visited later in the evening. Although the grand atrium of the Kennedy Center more typically hosts ball gowns and Mozart fans than students with VR goggles swiping at invisible objects, the center is keen to show its appreciation for learning. Teachley , built by three female PhDs from Columbia University, offers math apps for grades 2 through 5, and uses visual models to help students learn math strategies.

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4 ways that better edtech management empowered our district

eSchool News

Billings Public Schools is the largest school district in Montana, supporting more than 16,800 students across 33 schools. With the support of technology levies, we have invested $1 million into new technology for both the high school and elementary levels.

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All Things Great and Small: 4 Ways to Build a Bridge Between Data

Edsurge

It allows them to read the room and move the students to the center of the learning, while maintaining the ability to orchestrate curriculum mastery, instructional fluidity, and assessment validity and reliability. Master teachers often struggle to articulate how artfully they use little data, but it can be the difference maker between classrooms with successful engagement and deeper learning and those that miss the mark. From Attendance to Engagement.

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Nontraditional but More Collaborative: Edtech Trends for 2019

Edsurge

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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School’s Out for Summer. For AT&T’s Latest Edtech Cohort, Classes Have Just Begun

Edsurge

A platform for students to create and run revenue-earning companies. A service for 24-hour tutoring for underserved high-school students. That makes it a veteran among education technology accelerators, which often have short lifespans. million students.

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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. I’m pleased to say that more and more education leaders and technology products providers are regularly talking and doing something about this.

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity. As the growth in personalized learning initiatives has emphasized, students will exhibit differing aptitudes for subjects depending on their strengths. However, issues with classroom equity have left some students unable to perform, not because they are having trouble grasping the material but because of issues related to geography, race, gender, ethnicity, language or economics. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:46.

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program

EdTech Magazine

CoSN 2019: How to Design an Effective K–12 Technology Evaluation Program. Proper technology evaluation is a crucial element to digital innovation , said Baule, speaking at Consortium for School Networking’s 2019 annual conference. Technology not used effectively will cost more.”

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it: Edtech that connects students to role models

The Christensen Institute

As the New York Times UpShot column recently highlighted, there is mounting evidence that students benefit from teachers who hail from a similar background and gender—and yet the teaching profession remains largely white and female. Most teachers don’t look like their students.

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Technology Can Give All Students a Voice

EdTech Magazine

Technology Can Give All Students a Voice. Holly Clark believes there are three simple things teachers should be doing with technology in order to use it to its fullest: make student thinking visible, give every student a voice and easily share work. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Sharing Work Empowers Students for the Future. You gotta hear what students are thinking. Engagement.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

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Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

edWeb.net

“If it’s edtech, it must be good,” used to be the mantra in schools. In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals.

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

It’s hard to see anything other than artificial intelligence being the next frontier of the edtech front. As edtech authority Eric Sheninger (1) has noted, digital tools can boost student collaboration while they grapple with class material.

Meet Caliper, the Data Standard That May Help Us (Finally) Measure Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

This annual event aims to accelerate the development and adoption of data standards that allow technologies used in schools to “talk” to one another. By enabling these connections, IMS, the nonprofit group that organized this event, hopes to create a plug-and play-educational ecosystem where tools can freely and seamlessly share information about student learning that educators can use to drive better learning outcomes. Education Technology Efficacy Research

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

GoConqr

But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology.

10 Tips for Piloting Technology in Schools

eSpark

Successful tech pilots enhance learning, build excitement around new initiatives, and subject classroom technology to rigorous, data-based testing. Some products are simply designed to increase student engagement and joy. Delight students.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Edsurge

A fourth-grade student at Mendez Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, held an iPad out in front of her. Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. If your students ever played Pokemon GO, they experienced AR when they roamed the streets looking for tiny monsters that appeared on their screens.

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do!

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Engagement Doesn't Often Mean Effectiveness

The Web20Classroom

A few weeks ago I asked a group of teachers to describe a lesson where technology was used effectively to impact learning. After some thinking, one of the teachers described a lesson where students were using Google Maps to take a tour of different parts of the world.

How This University Fellow Makes Learning Meaningful by Connecting It To Real Life

Edsurge

In higher education today, learning activities focus on challenging students throughout their studies—enabling them to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes that will equip them for a rapidly changing and complex world and ensure they have the confidence to thrive as global citizens in the 21st century. how can I ensure that learning is meaningful and help my students to connect more deeply with any learning activity? Experiment with cutting edge learning technologies.

Get a Head Start on Back-to-School EdTech

Graphite Blog

In anticipation of a busy school year, do yourself a favor, and spend some time getting your classroom technology in order. Whether you're a veteran or a first-timer, planning how and when your students will use edtech tools is an important step in creating an engaging digital classroom.

Improving Instruction in a Digital World

A Principal's Reflections

The Rigor and Relevance Framework —an action ­oriented continuum that describes putting knowledge to use—gives teachers and administrators a way to develop both instruction and assessment while providing students with a way a way to project learning goals.

Substance Over Assumptions and Generalizations

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of evidence to make educators reflect upon their use of technology. This week I came across a post by Larry Ferlazzo that asked educators to provide their response to why EdTech has over-promised and under-delivered. So what is the biggest problem in EdTech?

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep students engaged.

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