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. Technology has also assisted to teach students on the autism spectrum.

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Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

That’s arguably the case for U.S. In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech.

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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S.

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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.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. Researchers then study the outcomes.

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How One Teacher’s Simple Experiment Rekindled a Love of Learning

GoConqr

This is certainly the case when it comes to bridging the tech divide in the classroom, where on one side you have traditionalist teachers, on the other side the tech-savvy students. He decided to embrace technology to see how it might revitalise classroom learning. “I

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. All four are profiled in case studies that detail their policies, funding allotments, adoption processes and notable challenges. State Procurement Case Studies: Spotlight on Digital Materials Acquisition is available online. .

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry. The journey into the edtech industry is different for everyone. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar.

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The Edtech Buying Process Is Broken. ISTE Says Teachers Can Fix It.

Edsurge

Educators can stop by at their leisure to experiment with the tools, which have been vetted and approved by the district’s technology department. This is Rowan-Salisbury’s “edtech playground,” where teachers can try out the latest technology, offer feedback to district leaders and determine whether the products would be a good fit for their classrooms. “In As a result, districts today are using an average of 548 edtech apps per month. “It

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. During their edWebinar, “ Edtech Usage Data: Key to Planning Efficacy Research,” Dr. Denis Newman, Co-founder of Evidentally, Inc.,

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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 A study found that remote workers can feel shunned and left out , which is why video conferencing and an inclusive culture are crucial components. (It

Spotting the 2017 Trends That Fuel Edtech Innovation and Investments

Edsurge

We’re pleased to share this year’s Edtech Outlook, a data-rich dive into the state of education technology with case studies into emerging-frontier innovations. Reach Capital Edtech Outlook 2017 from Jennifer Carolan. Education technology spans a broad category of classroom tools, spanning corporate learning, language learning, digital learning content and more. We focus here on Reach Capital’s sweet spot: school-based education technology.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. Many of the organizations listed have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels. Technology Leadership.

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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

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. If you don’t care about equity in edtech.

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? Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition).

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Six Things Principals Are Thinking When They Get Pitched Edtech

Edsurge

As a principal, I get pinged by edtech providers almost every day. When we talk to edtech companies to learn about what they have to offer, there are a few main questions that I am thinking about as I listen to their pitch. I am in a state of constant triage trying to prioritize which problems I am going to spend time and money to tackle, so the first question I ask myself when I hear about edtech is: Which one of my problems is this going to help solve?

Which Edtech Companies Are Producing the Best Research-Based Products?

Edsurge

When edtech entrepreneurs design and develop their products, high-quality research is not always at the top of their minds. After all, it takes extra time, money and effort for edtech developers to use research as they design and develop their products. And while many entrepreneurs claim that their products are 'research-based," it's difficult for consumers to determine whether the studies they cite or conduct are of a certain caliber.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press.

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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. 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). 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. 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). EdTech News News news

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

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition). Pretty much everything that is NOT covered by the edtech trade press.

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

Edsurge

For many schools and districts, it refers to a long, laborious process of finding and selecting technology, curriculum and other resources—oftentimes spending millions of dollars in the process. Katrina Stevens, Deputy Director of the Office of Edtech Last year, Richard Culatta and his team at the U.S. Fast-forward to now, and the Office of Edtech is unveiling a solution that policy research organization Mathematica created with support from the government. “Procurement.”

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Beyond Build or Buy: The Case for Co-Designing Edtech

Edsurge

All too often, the connection between teachers and technology tools falls flat. Pioneering schools and educators search for technology to support teacher-led instruction, only to find that existing technologies do not meet teachers’ needs. The alternative to off-the-shelf technology is build-it-yourself, but most schools find they lack the scale, revenue sources or expertise to support a software development department.

The Hard Truths and False Starts About Edtech Efficacy Research

Edsurge

That is how Dr. Robert Pianta, Dean of University of Virginia’s (UVA) Curry School of Education , described the current state of efficacy research in education technology, kicking off two days of discussion, debate and collaboration on the topic. The event provided a call to arms for those who believe that the efficacy of an edtech product should be the basis for educators’ purchasing decisions. Why should edtech be any different?”. Education Technology Efficacy Research

What Federal Education Budget Cuts Mean for Edtech

Edsurge

Selling an education technology product to public school districts in the United States has never been easy. A lot of schools want to make their technology purchases by the end of the year so that products come in time for the next school year and news of a possible $3 billion in cuts is devastating,” House explains. This could really truncate a lot of decisions about buying technology, software or subscriptions.” Get some case studies really fast.

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.

Obama’s Education Dept Issues Last Hurrah: A National Edtech Plan for Higher Education

Edsurge

Just days before a new administration moves in, the Obama Administration’s Education Department today released a supplement to its National Education Technology Plan that focuses on higher education. The report weighs in at about 60 pages, and provides more than a dozen short case studies of schools and tools on the cutting edge of innovation. National Education Technology Plan , which focused on K-12 institutions, that was released in Dec.

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

Edsurge

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.” Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Business

From the NBA to Edtech Investing: An Interview with NewSchools’ Tonika Cheek Clayton

Edsurge

It was amazing to see an actual school district that was making money on edtech. That missing textbook has propelled Cheek Clayton into her current role as a managing partner at NewSchools Venture Fund , where she oversees a team responsible for finding, funding, and helping to develop new technology tools that can level the educational playing field. I worked for three years doing case studies on different school districts.

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How Pampa ISD Got Student Email, an LMS and an EdTech Partner

Gaggle Speaks

In this new case study, you will learn how: Gaggle has become an extension of the Pampa ISD technology department and administration.

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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.

Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

This case study was featured in Chapter 4 of EdSurge's "State of Edtech" report. To the other 13 school/district case studies, click here. Several Yuma students with pieces of technology. In Sheppard’s eyes, every student should be equipped with a piece of technology so they can access their digital content whenever they need it. million) the district received for technology, $4.1 To the other 13 school/district case studies, click here.

The real state of AR in education today

Neo LMS

AR is one of those EdTech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves. In other instances the technology is breathlessly promoted , without very much rigour by way of hard facts. However, technology is not the panacea.

30+ YouTube Channels for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

edtech #edchat #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet. Here you will find lots of great information on Google products, tutorials, and case studies from other Google schools; AND they do a semi-weekly Edu in 90 Show which is AWESOME, and includes updates to Google Apps, tips, and tricks.

Our 4 Do’s and Don’ts for Companies Selling to Schools

Edsurge

A one-size-fits all approach will not help a school implement the technology or foster buy-in. Do not use statistics or narrow case studies to justify a school’s rationale for considering your product. Education Technology Edtech Business

Ed-Tech Product Implementation in Schools Critical to Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

My fellow entrepreneurs and I were there to learn how districts use technology, which tools they use, and how they decide what to buy. This implementation week includes periodic emails about use case studies and links to recently published stories. The Startup Blog Ed-tech edtech implementation lean startup Listenwise PD professional development startup

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

Challenge: Edtech Procurement and Adoption | Response: The Educators’ Playground in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. As an in-house resource, educators have the time and space to thoughtfully consider if the edtech products will work for their specific classroom needs.

3 Ways to Ensure New K–12 Digital Infrastructure Fits

EdTech Magazine

Limited space means schools are often forced to store essential technology alongside other items, such as physical education equipment and janitorial supplies. . Below are suggestions for optimizing technology space and storage in schools.