The NEO Blog is now 4!

Neo LMS

I’m talking about that magical time when the NEO Blog first saw the light of the Internet! The NEO Blog is now 4! Top 10 blog posts on NEO. 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech. Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary.

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EdTech Magazine's Must Read K-12 EdTech IT Blogs

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech , Focus on K12, magazine has announced their 2018 edition of the 50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs. There are some great blogs on here that I follow (including my own) and some new ones that I didn't know about that look really great. blogs edtech free resources

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EdTech Magazine’s 50 Must-read K-12 IT Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am honored to be selected as one of EdTech Magazine’s “50 Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs of 2018” ! Do check out their full article to see all 50 selected blogs. It includes names of edtech experts you already follow and a few you’ll want to add to your list.

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Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech educational technology writing writing in the classroomWriting sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school. In my experience, many children who could spend hours talking your ear off all of a sudden have nothing to say when asked to put their ideas in a journal- regardless of if a prompt is given or not. […].

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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Creating student blogs with Wakelet

Ditch That Textbook

You can connect with Jon on Twitter @FortneyTECH and check out his blog Fortneytech.com.[/callout] The post Creating student blogs with Wakelet appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Ed Tech Guest Blog edtech educational technology writing writing in the classroom[callout]This post is written by Jon Fortney, a fifth-grade teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. callout] Writing sucks. That’s the essence of what so many kids express during writing time in school.

How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues. Edtech allows students to pace their work. Edtech expands access to specialty services. Edtech encourages parental partnerships. Technology has transformed the world.

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10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog.

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try. Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get an update every time the author posts. 2) Mr P’s ICT Blog.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech). Differing Perspectives on the Edtech Marketplace.

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Top Ten Education Blogs

Ask a Tech Teacher

I am honored to be selected as one of TutorFair’s Top Ten Education Blogs for 2018 ! Do check out their full article to see all ten selected blogs. It includes names of edtech experts you already follow and a few you’ll want to add to your list. More edtech blogs: Free Tech For Teachers. Without a doubt, the credit goes to my readers. I am proud that the resources, reviews, and materials I curate for you resonate with your teaching needs.

How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

That is why schools should be prepared for these situations and act accordingly, whether it is by translating some school materials or by adopting edtech tools that enable multiple language use. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech. Being a parent* is hard work.

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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. Blog Educators Marketplace

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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Pedagogically Sound Lessons If you are a reader of this blog, then you know that this is one area that I focus on extensively with my writing. Mitigating edtech related issues rests on authentically engaging as many learners as possible.

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

While we’ve come a long way from the “grasping at straws” syndrome, educators continue to ponder the worth of many educational technology (edtech) products and struggle with the best and most efficient means of choosing these products. Use a search engine dedicated to edtech products.

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Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

The goal of Digital Promise’s Marketplace Research work has been to create smarter supply and smarter demand in the education technology (edtech) marketplace. We have consistently heard from educators that they are wary of claims made by edtech product developers.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Blogging and creation tools.

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Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Note: you can find and read Part 1 of this blog post series here. Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products.

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Top 10 Tweets & Blogs This Week

The CoolCatTeacher

A Weekly Roundup of What's Being Talked About in my PLN This week, an inspirational blog post inspired by a cellist who played on through the bombing of Sarajevo tops the list of blogs this week. I used the statistics of traffic on my blog for the blog posts.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Neo LMS

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech. I try and separate the wheat from the chaff, in what I hope is a quality selection of Critical Thinking EdTech. The post 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. The post Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

So, we are working with edtech product partners to help create research-based supports for teachers to turn to as they tackle this formidable challenge. Creating edtech products to help teachers support individual learners.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Blog: [link] Twitter: @nicolrhoward Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers TechnologyNicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children.

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Top Blog Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog

The CoolCatTeacher

We are needing inspiration and simple edtech advice as shown by the top blog posts here on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog and shows this month. Top 10 Blog Posts of November 2015: The Cool Cat Teacher Blog. My Blog Birthday is This Week!

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Finalist in the UK Blog Awards.

EdTech4Beginners

I’m in absolute shock after receiving an email earlier in the day, informing me that I am a finalist in the UK Blog Awards, 2017. Tagged: blogging , edtech , education , teachers , teaching , technology , UK Blog Awards.

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Neo LMS

Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary. Lucky for us, edtech provides us fun and easy ways for students to make real-world connections to words and opportunities to practice using the words.

How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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