8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He Richard Byrne – Bio as Submitted Richard is best known for his award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers.

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4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation

Brilliant or Insane

The post 4 Tech Tools for Photo Documentation appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Assessment Technology edtechBrilliant or Insane. I fell in love with photography the year we took our kids to Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.

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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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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

EdTech4Beginners

The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. Powered by Microsoft, you start by selecting a template, a topic, or a document you already have on your computer. This EdTech tool is so easy to use.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. …Perform basic technology functions (e.g. Learning Technology #edtech technology

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Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

techlearning

Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. edtech Google Apps TL Advisor Blog Assessment

Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More. Date: Vicki: How can we engage kindergarteners with technology?

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Why Does Your School District Need an EdTech Integration Plan?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan. If you are in a school district and are interested in creating your own EdTech Integration Plan, please contact us today by email or voice.

Why Does Your School District Need an EdTech Integration Plan?

TeacherCast

In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick bring in the new year by discussing extremely important, EdTech Integration Plan. If you are in a school district and are interested in creating your own EdTech Integration Plan, please contact us today by email or voice.

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?

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

EdTech for Struggling Readers

Class Tech Integrate

The reason we use technology in education is to support student learning by helping teachers meet the needs of their learners. Speechify - Chrome OS & iOS app I was introduced to Speechify in Episode 99 of The House of #EdTech Podcast by Chris Nesi.

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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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How Edtech Can Help Build a Blueprint for Real Change in K-12

Edsurge

Meanwhile, billions of dollars have been spent on edtech by these same school communities. Today’s edtech market is radically fragmented. And edtech companies cater to this fragmentation in their product design and marketing. Edtech can enable and house the holistic blueprint.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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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 are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. Tina Coffey, instructional technology resource teacher, Roanoke County (VA) Schools. My hope is that we can get technology in the hands of students of all ages and abilities across the globe.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

There are at least two truisms when it comes to education technology: 1. That gung-ho initiative is something that Mark Racine, director of technology at Boston Public Schools, applauds. The San Francisco-based company is best known for its rostering technology that provisions user accounts for software, and a single sign-on service that makes it easy for students and teachers to log into and use tools purchased by district officials.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. The successful digital transformation that took place at my school is well documented.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools?

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.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. There is no better time than now to reflect on the ways tutors can leverage technology to enhance and scale their tutoring business.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools.

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Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. Others stipulate publishers complete special checklists or tweaks to Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. Publishers and other companies in the edtech space often have difficulty navigating the regulations, which vary so drastically from state to state.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come.

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The Uphill Battles Facing Asia’s Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

In technology, Sony and Nintendo are among the most internationally recognized brands. But when it comes to the education technology industry, few people outside the country can name Japanese companies off the top of their heads. And for Norihisa Wada, an education investor who treks the globe in search of promising edtech startups, that lack of exposure is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the Japan’s education technology industry.

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Where Edtech and Its Investors Miss the Mark

Edsurge

In three years as an investor at Reach Capital, an edtech venture fund, I’ve watched public, private and philanthropic dollars pour into school operations, adaptive software, data analytics, teacher development, and teacher tools in worthy attempts to improve education. It was fueled by primary source documents and photos about the horrors of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and the rise of industrialism. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication #edtech @Zaption @VoiceThread

techieMusings

The below was originally posted on the Bullis Tech Blog , where I highlight some of the projects that I am able to work on in my role as technology coordinator. Andrea Martin carefully infuses technology into her classes to deepen understandings and create authentic learning tasks.

Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication #edtech @Zaption @VoiceThread

techieMusings

The below was originally posted on the Bullis Tech Blog , where I highlight some of the projects that I am able to work on in my role as technology coordinator. Andrea Martin carefully infuses technology into her classes to deepen understandings and create authentic learning tasks.

Hindsight: How I *WISH* I had Supported Our Technology Rollout

Tech Helpful

Over the last few years, we have created a Technology Integration: Goals and Outcomes for Students document. Heck, it is hard for technology leaders to discern how best to move forward in creating these opportunities for all students!

10 Examples Of ‘Old’ Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

At One Point An Abacus Was Considered ‘Education Technology’ By: Tess Pajaron, Open Colleges. When you think of Edtech, mobile devices and learning apps are probably some of the first things that spring to mind. 10 Examples Of ‘Old’ Education Technology.

How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Kasey’s Dynamic Learning Experience Planning Document should help! Kasey walks listeners through the six steps on this document. [30:04]