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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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

A study by the International Workplace Group estimates that 50 percent of people globally work outside their headquarters for at least 2.5 We screened them using a pre-interview questionnaire built in Google Form.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? Google Certifications. All Google Certifications.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. This is ALSO true for edtech.

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

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). But not in the case of our software." Tagged on: September 13, 2017 'South Park' Episode Triggers Viewers' Amazon Alexa and Google Home | The Hollywood Reporter → I am not a 'South Park' fan, but I have to say that this is ab-so-lutely hilarious.

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

Doug Levin

Anonymizing datasets is a practice fraught with challenges , especially in cases where data from multiple sources are combined. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). But not in the case of our software." Tagged on: September 13, 2017 'South Park' Episode Triggers Viewers' Amazon Alexa and Google Home | The Hollywood Reporter → I am not a 'South Park' fan, but I have to say that this is ab-so-lutely hilarious.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Maybe we're not afraid: on Edtech's inability to imagine the future | Long View on Education → So, what issues should edtech be talking about instead of scared teachers and content creators? Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device. This is ALSO true for edtech.

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Do You Have What It Takes to be a Successful Edtech Product Manager?

Edsurge

Hence, there is no one formula for becoming the perfect edtech product manager—but there are some skills that can help. However, after sifting through job ads and conducting some interviews, the EdSurge team discovered that some skill sets are required of any individuals seeking to become edtech product managers. Edtech PMs usually work between at least three different actors: educators, students and internal development teams.

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U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products

Edsurge

Katrina Stevens, Deputy Director of the Office of Edtech Last year, Richard Culatta and his team at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (Office of Edtech, for short) issued a Request for Proposal for a better way to help schools evaluate edtech tools before making a purchase and. “[We Fast-forward to now, and the Office of Edtech is unveiling a solution that policy research organization Mathematica created with support from the government.

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Finding the Right Talent to Build an Edtech Company That Is Loved and Lasts

Edsurge

Not every company can be Facebook or Google, offering free catered meals and colorful open spaces, but there are ways to build positive work environments with productive and happy employees on a smaller budget. When it comes to vetting new employees at PresenceLearning, Whitehead says, “we do behavioral interviews and case studies to try to understand how someone thinks about problems and works collaboratively with us before they start.”

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center!

Shake Up Learning

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center! New and Updated Google Educator Certifications! I spend a lot of time helping other educators prepare for Google Certifications, and I am happy to share some new information today.

Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome?

Shake Up Learning

The post Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome? Did you know you can search your Google Drive from Chrome? With this one little trick, you can search right from the search box (aka the Omnibox) in Google Chrome. Go show off your mad Google skills!

The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

There’s a New Google Sites Coming! Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. If you have ever attended my Google Sites training, you know that I often refer to Google Sites as an, “acquired taste.”

So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? FAQ Answers!

Shake Up Learning

The post So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a Google Certified Trainer? I am a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader.

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Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. LPS is a promising example of the substantial gains that can come from using edtech innovations to redesign instruction.

FREE #GoogleEdu PD in Your PJ’s! #GoogleEduOnAir 2016

Shake Up Learning

Google Edu On Air 2016 is FREE PD for You! You heard me…FREE Google professional development is coming on December 3rd. I am super excited to be a part of Google Edu On Air again this year. Click here to register for Google Edu On Air 2016.

Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less

Gaggle Speaks

Such is the case of Dixon Public Schools, which wanted to relaunch its district and five school websites. How Dixon schools gained access to modern web publishing tools and limitless customizations is described in a new case study.

Happy Users Become Even Happier Customers

Gaggle Speaks

Gaggle case studies are straightforward success stories about our customers. Our talented graphic designer, Tara Skoglund, does an incredible job presenting them so each case study can be skimmed quickly or read in just a few minutes.

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with innovative tools like Google Apps. She is my go-to resource for all things Google Classroom.

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. edtech #edchat #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet. Alice is a fantastic blogger and Google Certified Innovator who freely shares her Google tips and tricks online.

GoGuardian Develops a New AI-Enabled Cloud Filter for K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how web filters keep K—12 students safe. For the School District of Lee County in Florida, administrators used GoGuardian’s cloud infrastructure to manage over 22,000 Chromebooks across 93 schools, according to a case study. .

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Follow up studies provided insight into the relative impact of each of these factors.

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Thoughts on CyberSafety

Rebecca Davies

For older children you may give case studies that have been in the news, but for younger children this certainly is not necessary. Why can’t they take the images that are sitting in a Google search as their own? cyber safety edtech cybersafety

Twelve Years Later: What’s Really Changed in the K-12 Sector? (Part 1)

Edsurge

In fall 2007, Larry Berger, CEO of Wireless Generation (now Amplify) was invited to submit a paper to an “Entrepreneurship in Education” working group led by Rick Hess, the director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. This “Google and good luck” approach throws a lot of options, confusion, and competing agendas at teachers. The State of the K-12 Sector The edtech boom of the past two decades promised efficacy and new instructional models.

School-Changers: Six Elements of School Change

EdTechTeam

EdTech Coach, Jakarta, Indonesia. Google Certified Innovator & Trainer. “More Now” , a new book by Mark Wagner, Ph.D. brings together all the school-changers in a cohesive narrative of an innovation journey.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Neil Rickus ; EdTech Consultant & Former Teacher. Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. There is a great future for blended learning as part of an EdTech strategy. Nicole Ponsford; EdTech Consultant and Former Teacher.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

What will they find when they Google you? You should expect to be Googled before a job interview. However, if you want to be a top contender for a job in the edtech world, and a positive role model for your students and peers, you need to be present—and presentable.

A Single Sign-On Platform Revolutionized How This District Uses Tech—and Saved $120,000

Edsurge

Now students are using Google Classroom. There are some wonderful bits of edtech software for early learning. They’re using robotics software, animation software, Google Drawings, Microsoft One Note. Case Study: Technology director rallies behind SSO at 3 NY districts.

Active Learning in the Math Classroom

techlearning

Students might learn through games, projects, debates, talking with peers, case studies, just-in-time teaching, or short demonstrations followed by class discussion. PHS teacher Jeff Rose introduces Google Classroom and Padlet to make students’ thinking more visible.

Tips from the pros: Making an Enriched Virtual program work for your students

The Christensen Institute

In the case of the Enriched Virtual, online learning is the backbone of learning, enhanced by a brick-and-mortar component that is distinct from the traditional classroom. On days when there is not a face-to-face class, students can see their blended teacher for extra help, go to the library, work in the cafeteria [renovated with flexible study and collaborative spaces] or the school’s cyber cafe.

EduStar Platform Promises Quick, Randomized Ed-Tech Trials

Marketplace K-12

The academics highlighted two of the trials, and made a case for EduStar to be used to evaluate K-12 apps, videos, and games using Consumer Reports-like ratings. “We do what Google and Amazon do every day, when they do something called A/B testing,” he said.

Here's How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month

Edsurge

And that is a very conservative number, based only on time saved using the top six critical core web applications from Pearson, McGraw-Hill, PowerSchool, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Google Classroom. Our edtech coordinator tells me there is more collaborative time for students. Case Study: Pickens School District enjoys instant access. Case in point: We had some significant spam attacks this spring, where accounts were compromised.

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The GAFE vs. MS Question For K-8

There is no box

A few more thoughts for Robert’s particular case study: Go all in with GAFE. Why support Exchange, AD and Office on the Instructional side if you are already paying in the Google playground? When you get to 1:1, 95% of your “users” will be in the classroom, go with the collaborative web based platform that works best for learning (that would be GAFE, in case you missed the hint). Why tie them to AD if they are using Google Apps?