What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department

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Mike Daugherty, a district Ed Tech Director in Ohio, reflects on the characteristics of a successful ed tech department: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow through the department every day.

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4 Tips for using accessibility features to promote inclusion

Neo LMS

Some obstacles can be assisted with the support of technology. The following tips provide strategies for using technology to create inclusive learning environments. Model technology use. Inclusion is an important topic of discussion within special education.

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Come to the Mobile Learning Experience in September 2013

The Mobile Native

This year''s topics include project-based learning, assistive technologies, Common Core State Standards, Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT), and the open content revolution. BYOD BYOT Mobile Learning Cross Post from @TonyVincent "Learning in Hand" It''s my pleasure to be on the team organizing Mobile Learning Experience 2013. It''s the third year of this fantastic conference.

The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

May 10, 2015, 2434 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Mar 22, 2015, 2075 The Beginning of BYOD in New York City Schools May 18, 2015, 1082 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Apr 22, 2015, 1038 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 891Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views.

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8 Characteristics of a Successful K-12 Technology Department

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Mike Daugherty is the director of technology for a high-achieving public school district in Ohio, an occasional contributor to AATT (see his last post, 5 Things You Need to Know About 3D Printing), and the author of Modern EdTech Leadership , a discussion on how today’s administrators handle the blending of tech and ed. Here’s what he came up with: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times.

The Hottest Post Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews Screentime - Focus On Quality, Not Quantity Apr 12, 2015, 5379 Teacher Advice to Students On Social Media Use Apr 15, 2015, 3932 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #B. Apr 22, 2015, 2230 25 Incredible Assistive Technologies Sep 5, 2011, 1274 #Student Wisdom: Tech Doesn't Always = Innovation Apr 1, 2015, 1068 If You Haven't Paid Your Respects to Paper, You Sh.

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Is #EdTech Really A Waste? 8 Lessons for The Uninformed

The Innovative Educator

Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Because he failed to understand how technology can “redefine” learning he wasted money and deprived students of quality learning. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results. In fact they love using technology to converse and discuss with REAL people. You can read about BYOD here.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. The deal pairs ENA’s comprehensive infrastructure technology and support services with CatchOn’s unique software as a service tool that delivers essential data about ed tech usage in U.S. At no cost, and for the first time, K-12 schools can now apply state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to better protect the school environment.

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“You can build upon [your] power by believing in yourself, your skills and the value these skills can bring to the education system and your students.” – Cynthia Gozzard, Canada

Daily Edventures

In the last 18 months I’ve completed my Microsoft Certified Educator exam, OneNote Office Specialist, and a specialist qualification course – Technology in The Classroom (recognized in Ontario),” Gozzard tells us. This student was identified with a learning disability and was granted a laptop funded by the Ministry of Education in Ontario, with additional assistive technology including the O365 environment supported by our school board.