20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers.

Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach. Due to the edtech industry’s rapid expansion, little is known about the effectiveness of individual applications and programs. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Thanks to this website, however, you get all types of educational content from National Geographic that safe to be shown in the classroom. They can make gorgeous boards to collect documents and web pages they would like to access later. It’s a great website for students at all levels; you just need to find the right video to show in the classroom. The Internet gives you opportunities to connect your students with classrooms from all around the world.

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Turn Your Word Documents Into Dynamic Websites Using SWAY!

TeacherCast

In the classroom, this is a great opportunity to take the traditional 5 paragraph essays and create multi-media featured projects and presentations that will impress any college recruiter. How Can You Use This in your Classroom? EdTech News Microsoft Eduation Microsoft

Sutori: Documenting Student Process & Work Through a Timeline @SutoriApp #edtech

techieMusings

In this post, I wanted to share how Sutori can be used to help students document their work throughout a project, to create a final presentation, or to create a timeline of events. Classroom Ideas – by subject.

10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

EdTech4Beginners

The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Do you want to introduce a new product in the classroom? Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. You can also grade your students right inside the app with a special code through Google Classroom. This EdTech tool is so easy to use.

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3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

techlearning

Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

EdTech for Struggling Readers

Class Tech Integrate

Speechify - Chrome OS & iOS app I was introduced to Speechify in Episode 99 of The House of #EdTech Podcast by Chris Nesi. Send multiple multi page documents to your phone and have them read to you. Think of how this can support your students that struggle reading classroom content.

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Innovating Beyond the Classroom

CUE

Educators across the nation are doing some amazing things in their classrooms. I first came across Liz’s Twitter page when looking for meaningful ways to leverage EdTech in the classroom. The post Innovating Beyond the Classroom appeared first on OnCUE.

6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

What are hyperdocs and how can they be used in the classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

HyperDocs are basically online documents but rich in hyperlinks to other documents, images, websites, text and video. How are they different to document with hyperlinks? How can I use HyperDocs in the classroom?

Who Should Truly Have the Power in K-12 Edtech Adoption?

Edsurge

Because teachers typically lack purchasing power, edtech companies often hesitate to target them in marketing efforts. Because teachers typically lack purchasing power, edtech companies often hesitate to target them in marketing efforts. Technology administrators are very busy people.

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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. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. As I have said over and over, I truly believe that pedagogy trumps technology, especially in the classroom.

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8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He ” The post 8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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The race is on for the AI-powered classroom

Neo LMS

In my previous post I explored the subtle, yet significant, difference between brute force computing and ANN (Artificial Neural Networks), and how that distinction is slowly producing what one would call “true” AI products in the classroom.

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.

Edsurge

The truth is edtech products that foster more learning than would happen in analogue settings can be difficult to find. So naturally, one of the big questions we face is, how can we help ensure effective edtech happens more often?

Cloud QR: A classroom friendly app to create QR codes

EdTech4Beginners

Working with QR codes in the classroom can be both fun and powerful. Record audio , narrate images , upload video from your device, create slideshows , upload documents and files. Cloud QR also includes a classroom friendly QR reader. Tagged: apps , edtech , qr codes , teaching.

How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. Purchasing decisions happen at all levels from districts to schools to individual classrooms to parents.

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22 Digital Tools You Must Have in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Those geeky tech tools that we adults like to avoid are taking over the classroom. Here are the top 22 digital tools your colleagues are using in their classrooms: annotation tool. flipped classroom. The classroom backchannel makes that happen. Flipped Classroom.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

The disconnect between what school leaders buy and what teachers actually use is well-documented. Meanwhile, the number of tools in classrooms today has ballooned. Another recent survey found that, on average, districts saw more than 700 different edtech products used each month during the last school year. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies. Education Technology Edtech Business Startups

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Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark

Edsurge

In three years as an investor at Reach Capital, an edtech venture fund, I’ve watched public, private and philanthropic dollars pour into school operations, adaptive software, data analytics, teacher development, and teacher tools in worthy attempts to improve education. This conviction is born out of my 30 years in and around classrooms, first as a social studies teacher at Milpitas High, and then as co-founder of Teachers’ Curriculum Institute (TCI).

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Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

And with online assessments now being required in many states, reliable broadband access is also essential so that students’ knowledge and skills are accurately represented, and technology is not a barrier to achievement and its documentation.

4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 4 Ways to Give Meaningful Feedback with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Google Classroom + Meaningful Feedback = Winning Combination! In this post, we will explore ways to give meaningful feedback in Google Classroom.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. When they talk to schools, their focus is on the classroom teachers and getting them to understand the value.

Book Creator – A Brilliant Tech Tool To Use In The Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

Here’s a few lessons that I have successfully carried out: Moreover, here is an article I wrote a while back, about my experience of using Book Creator to document a science lesson. In particular this article stands out: ‘ 50 ways to use Book Creator in the classroom ’.

Teachers in EdTech: Trading the Classroom for the Boardroom by @hejames1008

My Paperless Classroom

After I left teaching, I remember working with myriad technologies in my document management and records analysis job. The same can be said for the technology in my classroom.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Just like every book has a cover and every pair of scissors has a blade, every device in your classroom setup has an intentional design that serves a specific purpose. Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . edtech #shakeuplearning. How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom. [07:18]

Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Differentiate Assignments in Google Classroom. I am often asked about differentiation strategies that will work in the Google Classroom application.