96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019. Integrating principles of learning into instructional classroom practices will challenge traditional thinking; however, there will be early adopters who will be willing to test new approaches—especially to help their most challenged learners. In 2019 and beyond, interoperability will be an extremely important point of emphasis for edtech leaders.

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

From cutting-edge computing and cloud services to data-driven instruction and adaptive learning, K-12 edtech solutions are abundant. Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. Let’s explore the four principles that schools and districts should follow in order to maximize the potential of new classroom technology.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech

techieMusings

One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year. I typically use Pear Deck to do a quick warmup with my class. Using the timer feature is a great way for me to make sure that the warmup stays quick! Using Pear Deck, you can set a timer (for 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 3 minutes).

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.

techlearning

Google has added some new features to Classroom. Like any edtech tool or feature, these new Classroom additions can be abused, focusing not on historical thinking skills but low level learning. Soon you’ll be able to keep your students focused by creating locked quizzes using Google Forms while in Classroom. 7 Free Edtech Things. Use it to measure basic understanding of content knowledge. It could even be a response based on small group discussions.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. We sat there on laptops in a classroom, and I tried to get all 25 students online at the exact same time.

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. Why Use Technology in the Classroom? How Do We Use Technology in the Classroom to Maximize Learning? Buried under an avalanche of edtech resources, where do we start with tech-integrated instructional planning? Dr. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, researchers at Michigan State University, developed TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge.

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How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. MORE ON EDTECH: Discover what questions administrators are asking about remote learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. MORE ON EDTECH: Discover what questions administrators are asking about remote learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. MORE ON EDTECH: Discover what questions administrators are asking about remote learning.

How IT Staff Provide Tech Support During Remote Learning

EdTech Magazine

While the district had been a strong proponent of using technology in the classroom, it still had numerous hurdles to overcome to continue teaching and learning online. IT teams had to teach staff how to use videoconferencing tools and walk them through online learning platforms, such as Google Classroom. MORE ON EDTECH: Discover what questions administrators are asking about remote learning.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

When given agency, teachers understand the what, why, and how so they can genuinely embrace what they are learning and put those skills to use in their classroom instruction. Professional learning opportunities are puzzles that include establishing knowledge bases, developing skills, instilling trust, and belief in the process and, most importantly, allowing time for practice. “Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.”

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

techlearning

Edtech tools are helping educators everywhere discover new possibilities for writing instruction. All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale. The district is seeing great results from its investment in technology-based tools and in training teachers to use them.

What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

Their stances on education policy differ, but they all have at least one thing in common: classroom experience, which Biden has promised would be a prerequisite. Teaching experience. An advocate for programs supporting underserved learners.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

Edsurge

What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)” – according to Edsurge and SNHU’s Paul LeBlanc , that is. “ Are Edtech Companies Doing Enough to Protect Student Privacy? Via GeekWire : “ Project Unicorn signs first companies to help schools handle the hairball of edtech data.” “ AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum,” Schools Week claims.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people. He didn’t invent the idea of video-taping instruction to watch at home and doing “homework” in the classroom instead; but history don’t matter in Silicon Valley. Do Voice Assistant Devices Have a Place in the Classroom?”