Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

Alexa Goes to ISTE: Edtech Companies—and Teachers—Debut New Skills for Learning

Edsurge

Four-and-a-half years after Amazon first released Alexa, its voice-activated virtual assistant, the technology is finding its footing in education. Kahoot, a game-based learning company with a trove of millions of educational quizzes, also announced its first Alexa skill this week.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Education Technology News, Tools, & Updates. The ISTE Conference is famous for featuring so many incredible education technology tools, devices, apps and startups. This year’s conference was filled with so many exciting announcements by technology companies.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Find edtech that includes parent accounts.

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6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

Check out these great Educational Technology Companies at the ISTE 2019 Conference in Philadelphia PA! The post 6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference! Welcome to the TeacherCast Educational Network.

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

Edsurge

Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool. My former company, Big Universe ( now acquired ) was a fully-virtual operation.

Where Are the Black and Latinx People in Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

If you go to the “About Us” page on most websites of education technology companies, you will see many white faces, quite a few female ones and a good scattering of South Asian and East Asian staff. It’s likely they were priced out of university, not encouraged to consider technology careers, or they encountered real or unconscious bias during the application stages. This is an education technology problem. But remember why you’re in edtech in the first place.

Best Tips For EdTech Companies Looking To Sell To School Districts

EdTech Authority

[Transcription] Today we're going to talk about education technology companies and the importance of finding your target audience at schools. EdTech Companies EdTech IT Dept.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech).

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? After a summer of market research and competitor analysis, the company eventually signed off on a collaboration with a Chinese partner, TAL Education. company that has eyed Asia as the next big market. edtech companies.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

Should Teachers Take Cash from Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

When she was in the classroom, Jenny Herrera remembers feeling resentful whenever the school principal would email teachers telling them they needed to stay after school to give feedback to edtech companies. The ethics of teachers advising and working with edtech companies received a lot of attention when the New York Times published a piece on the subject last fall. So from a company side, pilots can work, but I think it needs to happen much earlier.”

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Technology has become so pervasive in our lives that we have grown reticent to question its value when its use may not support evidence-based practices. Taking a more critical look at edtech.

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Classrooms are evolving as technology influences the way students learn and educators teach. Technology’s capability to reach all learners at their individualized level has caused schools across the nation to acquire digital resources at accelerated rates.

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What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy

Edsurge

New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. Specifically, companies may run into roadblocks with legal or data privacy officers if they don’t meet key criteria regarding legal terms, data privacy and security that districts and schools need to see based on local, state and federal legislation. Education Technology Edtech Business Data Privacy

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Breaking into Japan’s Ed-Tech Market Is an Education for Companies

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Japan brought us Nintendo and Sony, among other well-known technology companies. So it was with high expectations that I went to Japan to visit our sales distribution partners to learn more about the Japanese market for education technology.

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets. The Really Useful #EdTech Book. 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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What happens when your favorite edtech company goes from free to premium overnight? | @FlippityNet

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we welcome Steve Fortna, educator and creator of Flippity.net on the program to discuss the recent outcry from educators who recently learned that their favorite edtech tool decided to introduce a paid platform for their application.

Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Social-emotional learning company Move This World began as a non-profit. But the designation was holding the company back. The post Transitioning to a For-Profit Model, but Keeping Your Company’s Soul appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech Education Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship For-Profit Education SEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) social innovation Startups

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. He is an Adjunct Professor for Long Island University’s Master of Education (M.Ed) in Education Technology.

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21 AWESOME EdTech Companies To Connect With At ISTE | #ISTE15 #ISTE2015

TeacherCast

From June 29-July 1 the Educational Technology world will be centered around the ISTE Conference happening in Philadelphia. ” TeacherCast is proud to announce the ISTE2015 EdTech Companies that are a MUST to meet up with during the conference this year.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution?

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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. As Alpha Public Schools administrator Jin-Soo Huh told EdSurge this past summer , “Edtech companies have a responsibility when putting out studies to understand data clearly and present it accurately.”

How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

As cofounder of Teachley , a small company developing research-based math software for K-6, this question demonstrates a problematic market preference for products that “ cover ” a lot of content, but do not support deeper thinking. The problem with broad coverage in edtech.

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Google Aquires Baltimore-Based Educational Technology Firm Workbench

Wisewire

Workbench, a Baltimore-based education technology firm, has been acquired by Google , the companies announced. Sleat told The Baltimore Sun at the time that the idea for the company came from observing the type of lessons his own children, then ages 11 and 14, were receiving at school.

What Happens to Student Data Privacy When Chinese Firms Acquire U.S. Edtech Companies?

Edsurge

Between the creation of a social rating system and street cameras with facial recognition capabilities, technology reports coming out of China have raised serious concerns for privacy advocates. These concerns are only heightened as Chinese investors turn their attention to the United States education technology space acquiring companies with millions of public school users. companies seeking to expand overseas. edtech startups,” Carter explains. “I

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. SEL Observation #2: Using Cross-Age Mentoring with Technology. Even technology – computers in the classroom – can.

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IMMERSION: Our Hands-on, Info-Packed Event Just for Edtech Companies

Edsurge

On April 7, EdSurge will host a one-day clinic on building your edtech business called EdSurge IMMERSION. This is the most hands-on, info-packed session we’ve created for edtech entrepreneurs—and we hope you’ll consider joining us. Here’s the plan: MORNING: We’ll get an in-depth look at running an edtech company from startup through growth from the cofounder of Remind, Brett Kopf, and the company's CEO, Brian Grey. Education Technology Entrepreneurship

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

Edsurge

No matter the product, edtech entrepreneurs share one bottom-line goal: sell their stuff. An answer to that lies in the partnerships between companies and the schools they sell to. At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. FlipGrid is another edtech company trying out the ambassador approach.

?5 Things Community College Administrators Wish Edtech Companies Would Do

Edsurge

If you could make an education technology wish list, what would it be? We asked community college administrators around the country what they think edtech CEOs and entrepreneurs should work on next. There’re a lot of edtech ideas and innovations out there, but little directly aimed at solving problems faced specifically by community colleges. So many edtech products are designed for the K-12 market, but we are a college; the needs aren't necessarily portable.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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