Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. These efforts, however, may be thwarted by how EdTech companies go about building software tools and by the current compliance-driven attitude that many curriculum providers take toward meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , which ensures software and website accessibility to people with disabilities.

Half of school leaders expect significant impact from ESSA

eSchool News

New survey reveals how school leaders feel about policy, tech-supported learning. The overall results of the inaugural survey reflect school leaders’ focus on meeting individual student needs and building teacher and leadership capacity within schools.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

There was a limited amount of follow-up support, and that support had to be initiated by the teacher’s request. It was a short sighted direction to meet the immediate needs of their administrators to check off that box indicating that they offered PD to their teachers in terms they have come to understand after decades (maybe centuries) of the same old PD. They provide the technology, systems, applications, programs, and consulting that schools purchase throughout the year.

Activate Instruction migrates content to Gooru

eSchool News

As the public education system evolves toward supporting students’ personalized needs, online learning tools have emerged that allow teachers to customize instruction. Often the tools available either meet some of the teachers’ needs or are prohibitively expensive.

Migrating to Cloud-Based Online Tool Suites Is a No-Brainer for School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Would your school district like to save money and cut down on technology-related and technology support costs? Our district''s use of Google Docs has meant using the online tools to share things like meeting agendas, schedules, and address lists. However, if the truth be known, companies like Google have much better resources for maintaining the security of data than school districts.

10Q: David White

Learning with 'e's

Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s EDEN conference , to be held in Porto, I asked him some questions about his life, his passions and what he believes about technology supported education. In the course of these meetings, I met a lot of young officials.