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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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates. However, definitions are not agreed upon.

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5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before I get into how edtech enhances social studies lessons, let’s ask a foundational question: What the heck is Social Studies ? Here are five ways edtech can kick up your social studies program: Simulations and games.

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Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy? EdTech that sparks joy.

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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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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.

Nobody Designed Edtech Tools for This Crisis. Here’s Why Yours Must Evolve.

Edsurge

In spite of the effort, the creativity and the money that we’ve poured into education technology over the past decades, we, as an industry, must acknowledge a powerful if vexing truth: Not even the best among us designed products to be used under these conditions.

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Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. The videos are very fun to watch, so they definitely get the interest of young students. There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried. education edtech educational technology teachers teaching technology

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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.

Are Curriculum Specialists in Edtech Denial?

techlearning

Curriculum is the what, education technology (aka edtech) is the how. Edtech Defined Recently I was asked to define edtech. Edtech can be used in traditional classrooms, at home, and as part of learning in almost any setting." TL Advisor Blog curriculum edtech blo

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The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). As I’ve written about previously, somewhat ironically the EdTech industry is so focused on content delivery and assessment that we rarely see technology tools designed to connect students to peers, mentors, or industry experts.

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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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Losing STEAM: When Technology and Curriculum Collide

EdNews Daily

Educational approaches that use Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) are pushing the learning capacity of students by focusing on inquiry, problem-solving, and innovation. . Featured How Learning Works Technology Curriculum EdTech STEAM

The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing

Doug Levin

Most mornings, over a cup of coffee, I do my daily reading of news about trends and issues related to education and technology – a practice I have more or less followed for at least the past 20 years. All kudos to the edtech PR flacks who get their stories covered.

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3 stories of how educational technology can improve relationships

The Christensen Institute

Although some poorly-designed classrooms that resemble the setting described above technically fit within the formal definition of Blended Learning, this image should not define the popular conception of the term. Recently I’ve witnessed inspiring examples in which teachers use technology to empower, rather than diminish, their relationships with their students. Roshan turned to technology.

Demystifying Edtech Research With Dr. Molly Zielezinski

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. Zielezinski to the show for a discussion on demystifying edtech research.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

Dubbed “Clever Goals,” the tool lets educators, students and parents see how long a pupil spent on different digital learning programs, along with their “progress,” which is defined differently depending on the kind of edtech software. (It They can also create reports for parents to see their child’s usage of and progress through different edtech tools. Like medicine, some edtech products recommend a certain level of usage before users can expect to see improvement.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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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. We first asked how often he finds security flaws in edtech products.

What’s Your Edtech Business Plan Worth?

Edsurge

For the past decade, the most esteemed business plan competition for edtech entrepreneurs has been held by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and sponsored by Milken Family Foundation. We’re definitely upping how we support entrepreneurs for our tenth competition. Since its debut in 2010, the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition (EBPC) has awarded about $1 million to edtech entrepreneurs. Technology in Grades K through 12.

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The New Research Competition That Could Spark an Edtech Revolution

Edsurge

Another school year has kicked off, and school officials will spend more than $13 billion on technology solutions that claim to work but often fail to generate the desired outcome. Educators want to see why a program or technology works in one setting and not another.

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Some pointers for teachers in choosing technology for classrooms

Linways Technologies

We have previously written about choosing the right technology for classrooms. Learning from what we have learned since, we are coming up with yet another edtech blog to help teachers assess and choose the best edtech solutions for their classrooms.

How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

In the same classroom, Calvin has deeply ingrained misconceptions about the definitions of shapes and measurements that impede his learning geometry. The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

to address an essential question: How might we collaborate to ensure evidence of impact, not marketing or popularity, drives edtech adoption and implementation? How might we develop a mechanism for funding research on edtech products? Create a type of “Consumer Reports” for edtech.

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What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

Some education technology vendors are eager to get their wares in front of school and district decision-makers. I have also been in organizations that are very grassroots-based, where teachers brought much of the innovation and change around the adoption and use of technology.

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The Missing Tech Giant in Education Technology

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. Is Amazon a sleeping giant of edtech? But now I can definitively answer yes. As someone who lives in Seattle and has both worked in education technology as an executive and analyst, and observed the tech sector as a columnist, Amazon is inescapable.

The FTC Has Its Sights on COPPA, and Edtech Providers Should Take Notice

Edsurge

7 to explore potential changes—particularly with regards to education technology and data security. Privacy advocates have long been urging the FTC to pursue the findings and send a message to the education technology industry. What about edtech companies contracted by schools?

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11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Set EdTech Class Procedures.

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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? ThinkCERCA is definitely not the first U.S. Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. When I asked if she uses any technology in class, I got a blank stare in return. edtech companies.

Top EdTech Picks of 2018

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

My most popular EdTech Picks of 2018: choice boards, pineapple charts, backchannels, virtual field trips, great Google slides templates. The post Top EdTech Picks of 2018 appeared first on Nick's Picks For Educational Technology.

Chinese Edtech Sees $1.86B in Q1 2019, Bucking Plummeting Venture Trend

Edsurge

In China, the edtech industry appears to be immune to the whiplash that has hit venture investing across other sectors. From January through March 2019, 131 China edtech ventures raised more than $1.86 Education Technology Startups Financing Market Trends

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Using Technology to Support English Learners in the Classroom

EdTechTeacher

The integration of technology allows for great possibilities in meeting the needs of this diverse group of students while providing options for personalizing the user experience. There are many apps and edtech tools available today, but very few are made specifically for EL students.

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. Note that the definition of PII is broad, often including free and reduced lunch status. Education Technology Edtech Business Data PrivacyThe data privacy landscape looks a lot different than it did even a few years ago.

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