21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school.

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This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools. The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology.

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Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

Recruiter.com: Ten Tech Tools Your Staffing Company Should Adopt

EdTech4Beginners

SkillSurvey’s online reference checking makes the list of top technology tools staffing companies should have in their arsenal to stay ahead. News hiring managers hiring trends reference checking staffing and recruiting

Earnings Roundup: How Public Edtech Companies Fared Following the Outbreak

Edsurge

For instance, education companies that rely on corporate customers may take a hit, as those clients look to cut costs. While COVID-19 hit at the tail end of the first quarter, some publicly traded education companies already reported an impact on their Q1 2020 earnings.

Ed tech companies promise results, but their claims are often based on shoddy research

The Hechinger Report

Examples from The Hechinger Report’s collection of misleading research claims touted by ed tech companies. Website traffic to the homepage for IXL, a popular tool that lets students practice skills across five subjects through online quizzes, spiked in March.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. Varsity Tutors is a nationally recognized company that connects students with personalized tutoring services in both academic and test prep subject areas.

The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

For companies that target teachers, this is a good time to do some contingency planning as well—to be ready to assist educators no matter what scenario they find themselves in come fall. Companies that provide this assistance to teachers directly will be rich in prospects.

ParentSquare Becomes a Parent Company After Acquiring School Communication App

Edsurge

His company has acquired Signal Kit , provider of a competing school communications app. The combined company will reach two million students nationwide across 44 states, including about 20 percent of California students, claims Wadhwa.

How Tech Companies Are Selling Colleges on Mass Data Collection

Edsurge

Versions of that sales pitch echoed through the cavernous exhibit hall this week at one of the largest trade shows for tech companies selling to colleges. We walked the exhibit hall here looking for new ways that companies are offering this Big-Data-driven transformation.

Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool

techlearning

“Whether educators are using smartphones or tablets for filming, the paper tripod is designed to work for most mobile devices popular today,” said Adam Geller, founder and CEO of Edthena

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Online Tutoring Companies Take Small Steps to Protect Student Safety

Edsurge

Some online tutoring companies have recently made changes to their platforms to better protect and promote students’ safety, especially as it pertains to online privacy, behavioral issues and parental discipline. However, teachers who contract with the company shed some light on the process.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom.

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Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

Students who have learning disabilities can be more comfortable using technology tools than their classmates as they often already rely on digital aides for their everyday learning, says Stephanie Del Tufo, an assistant professor specializing in literacy education at the University of Delaware.

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

Edsurge

The digital tools that one’s school or district had selected after a rigorous, months-long process, which had such a promising pilot earlier, is starting to lose some of its shimmer. Over the years, I have taken what teachers have requested and sent a ton of feedback to companies.

7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Become more productive today with these seven tools from Dr. Frank Buck. 7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator. We’re going to talk about seven productivity power tools for the busy educator. So Frank, what is your first tool? Tool #1 Toodledo.

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Layoffs Hit LearnZillion as Company Shifts Focus to Core Curriculum

Edsurge

For venture-backed education companies, the path to sustainability—and profitability—can be full of difficult twists and turns. Most of the people affected were part of the company’s professional development team, which worked with educators to implement its supplemental curriculum offerings.

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

Edsurge

It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. Employees report higher productivity , greater efficiency and less stress , while companies can benefit from lower real estate costs and an expanded talent pool.

Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo. All Grades All Subjects Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

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That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year.

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. But, it’s a “pretty big district,” and implementing a tool system-wide requires making sure it works.

For the Edtech Innovation Today’s Learners Need, Look Not to Companies, But to Campuses

Edsurge

When we focus our attention with laser precision on the edupreneurs who start new companies as the primary source of change, what do we miss? Much like with the entrepreneurs who build companies, these intrapreneurs see a need and find a way to solve for it.

Pearson Sells Mixed Reality Learning Unit to a New Company, GIGXR

Edsurge

million in two companies: online bootcamp Springboard and Knowledge to Practice, a medical startup. Now, the publisher confirmed that it has spun off its Immersive Learning team, selling its assets to a new company, GIGXR , based in Venice, Calif.

Don’t Call Them Test Companies: How the College Board and ACT Have Shifted Focus

Edsurge

The group calls the new tool the Environmental Context Dashboard, and its goal is to help college admissions officials put an applicant’s SAT score in perspective by showing whether the students come from a place of hardship or relative advantage.

Thinkster Sought an Investment From an Adviser. Instead, It Bought His SAT Prep Company.

Edsurge

This is the basic premise of Thinkster Math, a New Jersey-based company that marries replay technology with a tutoring service. The company charges $79 a month for access and one practice test, or $249 for six months of access and five practice tests.

Free Resources and Tools to help Educators Teach Remotely (Coronavirus)

EmergingEdTech

In these challenging times, many companies are making their tools and resources free to educators and students. Free Tools & ResourcesI'm collecting resources here to share and will add more as I come across them. This is.

Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools

Marketplace K-12

The post Top Posts of 2018 Focus on Big Education Companies and Popularity of Digital Tools appeared first on Market Brief. What were the biggest news stories about the K-12 market in 2018? Check out Marketplace K-12's 10 most popular blog posts over the past year.

3 Ways a Company Can Personalize Its Support for Teachers

Edsurge

But what does it mean for a company to personalize its support for the teachers who use its product? School leader, Jordan Silvestri and Kiddom representative, Melissa Giroux, describe what it takes for an edtech company to deliver the kind of personalized experience to its customers that teachers give to their students. Companies, too, need to build that kind of inquiry into every step of their work with educators. Education is awash with efforts to personalize learning.

Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. Tool #1: Read and Write for Google Docs.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A special Valentine's Day Episode of 10MT with Links to Tools and Tech I Use From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m showing love to my dear teacher friends by just sharing all the tools and tips that have me excited right now.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons. We’re talking about five free tech tools to try in social studies lessons! Tool #1: Make Bookshelves in Google Books. Free tool.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. 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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