Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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From EdCamps to Google, 11 Professional Development Offerings for Teachers This Summer

Edsurge

Grab Your Tents: Time to Go Ed-Camping Okay, so for most of these edcamp events you probably won’t need a tent, but they are often full of multi-day events (so pack snacks). If you are looking to dive deep into early education topics this summer, PBS is hosting a free edcamp event in New York City where educators are encouraged to collaborate with other schools and home-based teachers to share practices and develop skills.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

Whether you are a teacher trying to figure out how to invest your limited class resource budget, or an edtech company trying to secure your place in the market, customer service is something to look at closely. I clearly remember the first company I chatted with on Twitter.

Disintermediating IT: The Secret Sauce To Small School EdTech Success

There is no box

Prior to my arrival, they had been contracting with a local tech services company for their onsite break/fix tech needs. While local IT services companies may do an ok job of break/fix, contracting with them is a ticket to status quo at best and sometimes serious frustration at worst.

Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

Edsurge

While device penetration is increasing and edtech products are proliferating, adequate infrastructure in schools lags behind. Additionally, educators and school leaders need further support in identifying the best technology solutions, effectively integrating edtech in the classroom, and ensuring edtech helps, not hinders, the development of social, collaboration and teamwork skills.

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

It had Dan Callahan on from — at that time, he was kind of working with the EdCamp Foundation and founders, and we just did a show on, “What Is EdCamp?”. The reason that we’re at EdCamp Buffalo is that I’ve heard your show, and it inspired me to create my own EdCamp.

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Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you are in Denver, I’d love the chance to meet you face-to-face and if not we can still enjoy each other’s company virtually. Lisa Dabbs, Tanya Avrith, and Erin Klein will be presenting about edtech tools, social media in education, #NTChat, and connected classrooms.

App Overkill: Going Beyond the Buzz Words #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

There's a huge gap between what's being designed by edtech companies and what is happening in classrooms and what classrooms need. Closing Thoughts: Consolidation is happening rapidly in the EdTech market. apps edtech sxswedu SXSWedu17 SXSWedu2017

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Often a life coach doesn’t even work for the company of the person they are coaching. However, with a few exceptions, edtech seems to dominate the teaching videos available on YouTube. At Edcamps across the world, teachers show up on a Saturday morning to an unconference location.

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The 2013 Highlights from Kleinspiration!

Kleinspiration

Happy New Year ~ from Kleinspiration This year was filled with many joyous moments. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family and caring friends. I''m lucky to have a job that I adore and hobbies that support what I enjoy doing. Thank you all for being so supportive over the year.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The parallels between the early days of the world wide web and today’s edtech scene are surreal. Companies] are trying to cut and paste solutions they built for one industry and sell them to teachers and administrators because they feel the market is hot. Virtually all of those companies, along with thousands of other venture-backed outfits during that time, turned into doo-doo.

50+ Can’t-Miss K-12 Education Technology Events for 2017-2018

Edsurge

How to stay posted on the latest edtech events. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights,” wrote the late Miriam Beard. “It It is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.

Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

Edsurge

It seems like every single city we go, there’s an edtech rodeo—and no matter where we go, we’ll find a good show. They offer plenty of opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, make new acquaintances, and learn new ideas that could change your career or company’s fortunes. (Or There are also recurring events—such as EdCamp and Maker Faire—that take place year-round across the country. For lifelong learners and writers, the travel bug bites hard.

How Kristen Swanson Applies Her Classroom Experience to Lead ‘Professional Learning’ at Slack

Edsurge

Before she landed at Slack, Swanson was already a well-known figure in edtech. But she’s probably best known as founder of the Edcamp Foundation, which helps teachers run free, grassroots professional-development workshops. Swanson says she was drawn to Slack because of the role the company is playing in changing how people communicate with technology. Companies are seeing the impact that a strong culture can have,” she adds.

From Playgrounds to Programmers: How Sharing Shapes Schools

Edsurge

The Edcamp movement is another example of educators organizing themselves for the simple purpose of sharing practices, successes, and miscues. Edcamp events are free, generally locally organized “unconference” meetings where the agenda is decided by those in attendance. According to the Edcamp website, since 2010 there have been over 700 events in 25 countries. Arguably the most powerful leadership tactic we know is one of the most subtle.

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

MindShift

In order to stay relevant to the changing demands of the consumer, companies and organizations invest in research and development. There are schools where administrators are experimenting with models of teacher-led professional development like EdCamps.

My Journey Towards Innovation- A Google Certified Innovator Story

MSEDTechie

Although the academy was held in Mountain View at Google Headquarters, and Google is a tech company, this academy was very little about tech, in fact it was more about mindset. “Life's a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The New York Times : “ Edcamps : The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves.” Via the Getting Smart blog : “Incubating EdTech: AT&T Announces 4th Aspire Accelerator Class.” See also, from the press release : “ ETS and LearnLaunch to Fund Edtech Startups.” Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools. The company has raised $15.7

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“Is Your Edtech Product a Refrigerator or Washing Machine?” Via CMX : “ How Edcamp Scaled Up 1,500 Community Events Connecting Educators All Over the World.” “Why Fixing the Pipeline Alone Won’t End Edtech’s Diversity Problem ,” says Edsurge. The adaptive learning company has raised $16 million total. The learn-to-code company has raised $1.19 TakeLessons has acquired digital sheet music company Chromatik.

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Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

” May also brought the 3rd annual Edcamp Philly unconference , which I helped organize. We had an amazing group of girls who came up with some really great companies and did some inspiring presentations. As 2013 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year.

Looking Back on 2013

Philly Teacher

” May also brought the 3rd annual Edcamp Philly unconference , which I helped organize. We had an amazing group of girls who came up with some really great companies and did some inspiring presentations. As 2013 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. And we also organized India''s first edcamp, EdcampMumbai.