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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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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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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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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The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

edWeb.net

At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. Later, schools used spreadsheets and written reports to determine usage, and developers had to wait months, possibly years to get and analyze efficacy data.

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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.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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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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Form+: A Data Collection Tool For Educators.

EdTech4Beginners

With an intuitive and user-friendly form builder, Form+ is a service that allows you collect data (including files) easily using web forms. Data is stored in your Google Drive and you always have access to it. You can also easily share this data with other collaborators easily.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. Smart use of data. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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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 Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. Data Analytics. Data empowers school districts to make informed technology decisions that impact student success, Draper explains. Data Privacy.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

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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5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Edtech has the potential to create powerful learning environments that meet each unique learners’ needs and to foster highly motivated and engaged learners.

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

Edsurge

The data privacy landscape looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago. 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.

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3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration

EdTech Magazine

3 Keys to Achieve Data Center Collaboration. The school’s long-standing data center was housed in a renovated office building , a location not designed to support core technology infrastructure. . In this scenario, the county took the lead on the data center facility renovation.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments. When it comes to assessing student knowledge levels, data has empowered more schools to choose formative assessments versus summative assessments. .

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Learn how @LearnPlatform is Helping Thousands of School Districts make Data Driven Decisions about Instructional Technology for the Classroom.

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we learn how LearnPlatform is helping school districts of all sizes make data-based decisions about the technologies that are implemented in classrooms.

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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Dotlearn’s technology reduces file sizes to the point where they require only 1/100th of the bandwidth.

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How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Schools Can Safeguard Student Data Beyond Graduation. So, what happens to the pile of data high school students leave behind when they graduate? You can’t protect data after students graduate if you don’t know what data you’ve been collecting and where it is,” Tebbenkamp says.

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What Data Will Show That Edtech ‘Works’?

Edsurge

They’re look for data—but which numbers are the most useful to collect and analyze? Research organizations and universities have long examined the impact of technology products in the classroom. Recognizing the need for research to keep pace with technological development, a few organizations aim to help schools seek answers about product efficacy more quickly. To do so, they seek to help schools figure out how ask the right questions—and what data to collect and analyze.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?

Edsurge

Specifically, he tried to get into some of the learning and student management systems built by Blackboard and Follett, which are two of the most widely used edtech systems in the country. He says he probably could have accessed more data.

Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

Some things on sailboats haven’t changed much in thousands of years, others are recent, and every new technology gets tested by the same strict rule about purpose. A sextant was revolutionary analog technology. Technology and Learning. By Mac Bogert.

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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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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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

A Real and Present Student Data Privacy Threat

Doug Levin

Perhaps most concerning of all: According to the study authors, there are no empirical data linking high school disciplinary infractions to safety on college campuses, presumably the rationale for requesting high school disciplinary data by colleges and universities in the first place.

The Challenges of Easy Data Access

edWeb.net

Tactical student data privacy questions like “What can I do right now?” should be asked by all CIO’s, teachers, administrators and policymakers in this changing landscape of data access, student privacy and interoperability. edWeb Blog edtech Student Data student data privacy

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Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? Start Here

EdTech Magazine

Looking for Ways to Improve Data Privacy in Schools? In many cases, this conversation is happening after the technology is deployed. But there are crucial steps to take to get a better handle on the status quo of data privacy in your schools and to develop a data governance strategy. .

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Is Coaching About Data?

Where Learning Clicks

The National Education Technology Plan (2016) asserts that “across the board … professional development programs fail to prepare teachers to use technology in effective ways” (p.5). The post Is Coaching About Data?

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Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? In this webinar, Patti Constantakis and Christina Luke from Digital Promise discuss the ways the Digital Promise Edtech Pilot Framework can be used when piloting new technology products.

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INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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The 3 things edtech can’t do illustrate why teachers matter now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

We’re swimming in a world of technologies that have huge implications for the future of schooling. To illustrate this point, consider these three things educational technology can’t do. Technology can’t … provide higher-order feedback. Technology can’t … get to know a student.

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