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?

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 Richard Byrne – Bio as Submitted Richard is best known for his award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers.

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

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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.

Help Us Help You: How Schools Can Give Useful Feedback to Edtech Companies

Edsurge

But around this time, something happens that instructional technology administrators are familiar with. This is an all-too-common scenario for those who support schools in their technology implementations. But I was curious: What do the companies do with that feedback?

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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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. Nicol is the outgoing co-chair for ISTE’s Digital Equity Network, and she is the past chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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.

5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post 5 Ways Company Leaders Should Look to ‘Abundance’ to Improve Productivity appeared first on Market Brief. The Startup Blog edtech education tech Educational Technology/Ed-Tech Entrepreneurship Innovation management office culture school culture SEL social-emotional learning thought leadership wellbeing women in tech

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.

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.

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.

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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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

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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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 to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers.

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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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.

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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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 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.

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.”

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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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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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.

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

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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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