Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

Edsurge

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Yet all higher-ed institutions need and use technology, and most rely on external developers rather than develop their own tools. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms in 2017

Kitaboo on EdTech

However, like most aspects of educational technology, m-Learning is a rapidly changing field. w features, technologies, and apps have become regular in edtech that l?t’s Blogs and social media sites like Twitter ?r? REQUEST DEMO READ MORE. v????

Viva las Matematicas at CAMT 2019!

MIND Research Institute

Attendees can choose from a wide range of sessions, with topics covering technology, assessment, STEM, and working with bilingual students. You can come see us at Booth #212 all three days of the show, and get hands-on experience with a demo of our new ST Math Chats feature!

3 Free Apps That Connect My Kansas Classroom to the World

Edsurge

Now you can through the power of social media. I decided create videos to showcase how I use technology in my classroom for other teachers in my district. Check out her different social media channels here: Instagram: teachingwithappitude. There’s a limit to how much information I can get across in a 15-minute video so I’m using other forms of social media to augment each episode. Each of the social media apps I use comes with a set of tradeoffs.

Getting Creative With Buncee

A Principal's Reflections

We’re constantly immersed in media. We are learning about our world through these media, and we are drawn to them because of their quality, color, and creativity. We saw first hand how buncee’ing positively affected students during our last Google Hangout demo.

Sharalike

Technology Tidbits

Sharalike is a new service for creating slideshows that I just found out about from Free Technology 4 Teachers. They can then share their finished product via social media/link or embed into a site or blog. Below is a brief demo.

4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Edsurge

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation. Street Smarts VR demos are all under 10-minutes long.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. Social Media for Collaborative Learning: One cannot ignore the importance of social media.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class. Explore a demo of Frontier.

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What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?

Edsurge

The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. It’s a great example of finding a routine need many teachers have (providing students with relevant readings) and then using the affordances of technology (dynamic reading levels and daily publishing) to make things easier and materially better for teachers. and guided demo approach.

Curating Content with @appoLearning

The Web20Classroom

Each collection has its own unique URL that can be shared via email, messaging, or any social media channel. You can get started right away, or contact them for a personal demo so YOU can become that teacher everyone turns to for recommendations.

How an Ed-Tech Startup Can Rise Above the Noise at ISTE

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The large publishing companies ( Pearson , McGraw Hill ), technology players ( Google , Amazon ), and more well established ed tech ( Edmodo , BrainPOP ) all have a lot of real estate, including about a dozen people on the floor, and presentation theaters.

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Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few decades, the average classroom has seen a shift from analog to digital technologies. What’s more is that not only do these technologies keep students to par, but they also have the potential offer more opportunities than were ever possible previously.

Friday 5 — 9.25.2015

Perry Hewitt

This interactivity is terrific for all kinds of immersive experiences from tours to product demos, as well as myriad off-label uses. This bouncy animation uses Social Security data to calculate the likelihood you will live to see next year.

My favorite iPad case for kids!

Kleinspiration

Gripcase I recently had the pleasure of being a featured presenter at our state technology conference, MACUL. The great team at GripCase was very personal over social media and sent over my choice of color to try out. But first, CLICK HERE to watch their demo video on their site and see all of the amazing accessories and products they offer. Durable. Portable. Colorful.

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Technofy Your Vocabulary Instruction from Shaelynn Farnsworth

EdTechTeacher

Alicia wanted ideas for blending sound vocabulary instruction with intentional technology. I gladly accepted the challenge, it was a way to blend my passions in literacy and technology. __. Click here to experience a short demo I created with Google Slides.

Your 2017 ISTE Cheatsheet Is Here—and Jam-Packed

Edsurge

Starting June 24th, thousands of educators, entrepreneurs and edtech enthusiasts will flock to Alamo City for the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. This year will feature over 1,000 “personalized” sessions ranging from keynotes to campfires to interactive product demos. Technology-Infused Book Clubs in the Digital Age. He’ll explain how educators can use social media for good, not evil, in the classroom.

Why the Boldest Ideas in Education Come From Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Edsurge

At Camelback Ventures ’ latest showcase, there were no hackneyed “hockey stick” graphs boasting viral adoption—as one often sees at startup pitchfests and demo days. Hosted at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland, Calif., This was an energetic cohort, laser-focused on equity, social justice and what it means to support students holistically,” Walker adds. The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice. Education Technology Events Community

Free G Suite Training On Demand for Teachers and Students

Shake Up Learning

G Suite Training Demo. Check out the demo video below that shows teachers how to differentiate posts in Google Classroom. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Digital Textbooks Enable Collaboration: Keeping up with the social media trends, most digital reading devices are equipped with sharing features. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms. REQUEST DEMO READ MORE. The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students.

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology: Augmented Reality, iPads, QR Codes and More. Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. Technology is expensive. I demoed it. They had to include media in the review.

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!

Kleinspiration

How to share appoLearning Collections Each collection has its own unique URL that can be shared via email, messaging, or any social media channel. You can get started right away, or contact them for a personal demo so YOU can become that teacher everyone turns to for recommendations.

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Profile of Asbury Park (NJ) Superintendent Sancha Gray

techlearning

When we rolled out our classroom tech demos, parents were pulling me aside, saying how much these programs (Read180, System 44, iRead, Math180) would have helped, how they wished they had this tech as kids.

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10 Apps & Sites for Digital Storytelling & more!

Kleinspiration

Using technology can be engaging. All of your media, your life, your stories. Introduce technology in a fun way. factor to product demos, business presentations, social media clips, and much more. Have your Students Tell their Stories Digitally!

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10 Reasons Why Your School MUST Be using Telestream WireCast This Year! | @WireCast @Telestream

TeacherCast

As technology gets smaller and less expensive and the ability to use personal devices in the classrooms become more popular among schools, I have noticed a rise in school districts interested in starting their own public relations teams. Social Media Integration.

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Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. This is not a technology initiative.)

JOY SUN BEAR

Buncee

John: I think Buncee would be a great way for students to demo their ideas for spreading joy; mock up a plan to clean a park or put on a show, or just otherwise share tips or positive experiences with the world.

Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Students have access to new technology which helps them learn and retain information in a far better manner. More Social Interaction and Collaboration: The traditional education model allows students to interact with each other in and outside of school. With most students being active social media users, this kind of an interactive platform encourages them to share, like and comment on course contents. REQUEST DEMO READ MORE.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

Graphite Blog

Over the last five years, we've slowly been rolling out our 1-to-1 take-home technology program, starting with one school and moving across the district. During our 1-to-1 rollout, we've seen a little bit of everything, from an online clown scare to issues with students bullying each other on social media. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via GeekWire : “ Amazon Education GM leaves; company says it ‘remains committed’ to K–12 technology.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Also via Techcrunch : “ Parental control service ‘ Circle with Disney ’ to help with distracted driving, social media, kids’ chores & more.” Education Politics.

Develop Teacher Leaders with Digital Citizenship Academies

Graphite Blog

Over the last five years, we've slowly been rolling out our 1-to-1 take-home technology program, starting with one school and moving across the district. During our 1-to-1 rollout, we've seen a little bit of everything, from an online clown scare to issues with students bullying each other on social media. We also offered demo lessons and coaching around digital citizenship but didn't have a lot of takers.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

Today''s blog was inspired by the amazing Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University, columnist for American Libraries, lecturer at San Jose State University’s SLIS program, author, speaker and consultant on social media and managing change.