4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares his thoughts From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Nikolaos Chatzopoulos shares four trends that are shaping how his schools teach with technology. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses.

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Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable

Edsurge

education technology company has reached the billion-dollar valuation mark, and with that comes bragging rights to being a “unicorn.” I am careful about that term being the focus,” says Andrew Grauer, who co-founded Course Hero in 2006. Course Hero is the first entrant in 2020. “I

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. But he uses far more than technology to engage students.

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3 Ways To Improve Student Success With Strong Course Design

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s clear to me that the course design–how I lay out the mix of resources, homework, classwork, and more–affects how students absorb and share knowledge. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors knows a lot about how course design impacts learning.

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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.

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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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry. The journey into the edtech industry is different for everyone. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar.

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The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For!

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For! The Google Slides Online Course You Have Been Waiting For: The Google Slides Master Class for Teachers. K-12 Teachers are going to LOVE THIS COURSE ! This is an intermediate to advanced level course.

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. Develop Pathways to Increase Female Students’ Engagement in “Tech” Courses.

How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Jump into my FREE mini-course, How to Create Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides and Drawings. How to Create Magnetic Poetry (FREE Mini-Course). edtech #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

Of course, we don’t live in an ideal world where it is possible to communicate with parents at all times. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech. Schools have been using edtech for many years now as a way of improving the learning process.

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Keeping parents in the loop with edtech

Neo LMS

Using edtech can help teachers access tests, set objectives, and create lesson plans for students. Technology isn’t just helpful for teachers, though. Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education.

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Recommended Hashtags to Discover Top Edtech Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many free resources to share on Twitter ( @ShellTerrell ) and on this blog. Below are awesome hashtags to explore on Twitter related to education technology. Top Education Technology #Hashtags. Edtech.

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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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A STE(A)M Professional Development Course

User Generated Education

I had the privilege of teaching a STE(A)M graduate course for Antioch University [New England]. I thought other teachers might benefit from access to a few of my project assignments and resources as well as example projects that teachers in the course produced. Course Description.

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The global phenomenon of e-learning courses.

EdTech4Beginners

In recent years, e-learning courses have grown in popularity at unprecedented levels. This has been greatly aided by the rapid development of technology and the mechanisms for the delivery of such courses. Increase access to e-learning courses with localisation services.

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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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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

Neo LMS

The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025. For teachers, that means edtech is here to stay, as more and more schools and universities are moving towards partial or complete digitization. 6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This subscription-based tuition model doesn’t limit the number of courses you can complete during each 12-week period, enrolling in up to two courses at once, for one flat tuition rate. Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses (CE credit or graduate course credit for a CSU Master of Education ) or check out my books. Education Technology News, Tools, & Updates. Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU edtech

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Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

EdTech4Beginners

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. Technology Training and Certification for Teachers: A look into Different Professional Development Programs for Teachers. Tech for Kids: Blending Pedagogy and Technology.

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All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th!

Shake Up Learning

The post All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! All Google Certification Course Open on May 28th! Many have been waiting for my Google Certification Courses to open for enrollment, and for the addition of the Level 2 course, and your wait is almost over!

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. In truth, edtech’s indirect impact in most school settings likely dwarfs its direct impact.

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Who Can Help Me Apply Learning Science Research to Course Development?

Wisewire

About the LPS initiative at Digital Promise Global: LPS aims to lead the way in translating the latest research on learner variability to support educators in their practice and edtech product developers in their product design with the ultimate goal of supporting the full diversity of learners.

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Conquering the EdTech World with GoConqr.

EdTech4Beginners

This way, teachers can create their own private groups and Courses to guide the efforts of their students while encouraging them to explore and create their own material. What’s more, our tools and technologies continue to evolve – because we know that’s what our users do.

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12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. Edutopia: Making Technology Work.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech? Point A: We need to be asking what works because we’re spending a lot of money on education technology.

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Increasingly, edtech means technology that finds its way into the classroom.

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Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment!

Shake Up Learning

The post Get Google Certified: Online Courses Open for Enrollment! Whether you are brand new to using Google in the classroom, or a seasoned expert, Shake Up Learning can help you reach you Google Certification goals with our online courses. There are three separate courses: Google Certified Educator Level 1. Each course is a self-paced, video course that will walk you through each step required to pass the exam and become certified.

Udemy - take or create your own online course

Educational Technology Guy

Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site. Students could also use it to create a short course as a class project.

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Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech.