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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs


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. However, things are not as rosy as they seem.

Classroom tech: Should I use it? 10 considerations

Ditch That Textbook

Classroom tech CAN be transformational. But when should we use it? And what does that look like? Here are some ideas.When schools provide technology for students, many teachers find themselves asking, "What am I going to do with all these devices?" One might think the "Should I use classroom tech? And how?" is a one-time, "yes/no" […]. The post Classroom tech: Should I use it? 10 considerations appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.


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The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


In almost any school in the country today, you can find an app or program that claims to change education as we know it. Yet schools are littered with products that have not changed anything beyond teachers’ desktop screens.

Essential Technology For Project-Based Learning


Here are digital classroom tools to help support project-based learning

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

The 9 elements of Digital Citizenship your students need to know


With the rise of the Internet, we have become more and more present in the online world. This has come with its own sets regulations which we have to abide by.

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How Can Technology Coaches and Content Coaches Work Together?

Digital Promise

As classroom coaching grows rapidly as a form of teacher professional development, districts are increasingly outfitting schools with not just one, but multiple coaches, with each playing a different role.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! He has a Masters in Ed from Penn State University (any Nittany Lion fans out there?) and is working on his EdD.

Drive Deeper Thinking in Math: Designing an Error Analysis Station

Catlin Tucker

Too many students view mistakes as a bad thing to be avoided. The truth is that mistakes are inevitable. We need to start treating these moments as opportunities to learn instead of something to be ashamed of.

Misconceptions About Kids With Learning Differences in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Rebekah Dyer helps us understand how to reach all learners From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As students with learning differences are put into general classroom spaces, many teachers have misconceptions about including these special students in their classrooms.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Co-designing Powerful Innovations with Teachers and Families

Digital Promise

In order to build a safe and useful house, we rely on the knowledge and experience of many: architects help design spaces that are functional and aesthetically pleasing, engineers ensure the designs are structurally sound, and contractors coordinate construction so that plumbers, electricians, and many others work in coordination.

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What You Might Have Missed in January

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of January: #WorldReadAloudDay February 5. Ways to Use AI-Powered Quillionz to Assess Student Understanding. 5 Ways Edtech Enhances Social Studies Lessons. 100th Day of School — Make it about Learning. How to Talk to a Tech Teacher (humorous).

3 Ways To Encourage Creativity

The Web20Classroom

A while back I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning. We debated back and forth about what creativity looked like and could you really teach creativity. All this stemmed from a comment I made about me not being creative.

How Parents Can Help Kids with Math: 5 Tips that Work

The CoolCatTeacher

Math teacher Jon Orr shares tips for parents From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Parents can encourage math success just like reading success. Parents can help kids with math!

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Increasing Equity and Access: A Canvas Case Study of Virtual Arkansas K-12

Virtual Arkansas, a fully online school, had a mission to provide high-quality courses in rural and urban areas throughout the state. How would they simplify content creation while enhancing learning? Discover 3 key insights to transform your classrooms.

Flipping Formatives and Structures in your New Personalized Learning Classroom

Education Elements

As we count down to this year's Education Elements Summit, we asked presenters from last year's Summit to share more of their innovative thinking with us.

Random Acts of Kindness Day is Coming. How Will You Celebrate?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ll never forget the day years ago when I stood in a donut shop, half asleep, bed head, with a monster sugar deficit. As I got to the front of the line, the man before me said, “I’ll pay for hers, too.” ” I didn’t know him.

Design for humans

Dangerously Irrelevant

A Washington Post article on the recent Iowa Democratic caucus fiasco states: Every aspect of election administration should be designed around all the ways that we, as humans, fail, and all the ways technology fails us.

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Student Leadership Through a Student-Led Podcast

The CoolCatTeacher

Hans Appel with the Award Winning Culture Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Award-Winning Culture is a student podcast led by teacher Hans Appel.

Keeping Students Safe and Productive on Devices

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, we’ll explore the full range of Jamf education products to protect students, including quick and easy tools for IT admins, powerful apps for teachers to ensure student safety anywhere, and parental engagement tools.

When Empowered Teachers Drive Their Own Development

Education Elements

There’s a school in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, TX that brings a one-size-fits-one approach to every learner in their community, including their teachers.

Project Based Learning and Ground Hog Day… A PBL Connection Beyond A Shadow of A Doubt

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to my Groundhog Day Posting. As you know this last weekend was filled with Ground Hog Day and Super Bowl, and the amazing TCEA conference is this past week. All of you in Austin… enjoy your week. If you are a fan of PBL, I think you will enjoy my story.

Books I read in January 2020

Dangerously Irrelevant

Books I finished reading (or rereading) in January 2020… You Gotta Have Wa , Robert Whiting [baseball]. The Apocalypse Troll , David Weber [sci fi]. Lucifer’s Hammer , Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle [sci fi]. Building School 2.0:

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The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

The CoolCatTeacher

Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sharing and reflecting make us better educators. Today the founder of #pln365 gives us a transparent look into his journey and encourages us to take one of our own.

Unlock the Power of Formative Assessment

Learn how a thoughtful formative assessment approach can help teachers understand where students are in their learning, inform instruction, and in turn, positively impact student learning outcomes. Get the guide today!

Reflections on School Leadership Inspired by the GOATs

Education Elements

In a world hyper-focused on influencers and celebrities, it is no surprise that professional athletes are often a top feature of our news or social media feeds.

Classroom Observation Seen as Barrier to Real Change in Education

EdNews Daily

By Charles Sosnik. The Learning Counsel conducts Digital Transition Discussion events regionally.

Affiliates Are Bringing CUE to the Masses


I first became involved with CUE only a few short years ago. At the time, I was still teaching in my special day class (special education classroom) and had seen a post on social media that CUE Los Angeles was having their affiliate board nominations.

Tech Tools for School Counselors

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Sharp talks about tools schoolcounselors can use. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter School counselors are unique. They have unique needs as they help guide students and perform duties at their school.

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The Best Ways to Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School

Speaker: Aaron Webb, Jamf

In our webinar, How to Best Use Managed Apple IDs at Your School, hear the real-world experience of Steven Palomo, IT Director at Beverly Public Schools, regarding how he successfully managed his entire tech stack.

Newburgh Schools Prepare to Go Beyond 2020

Education Elements

Who will Teach the Children?

EdNews Daily

By Franklin Schargel. The United States faces a serious educational crisis. Teachers are leaving the classroom almost as quickly as colleges and universities prepare them.

Play Is Disappearing From Kindergarten. It’s Hurting Kids.


I still remember the first time a student refused to step into my classroom. Initially ecstatic to start school, Truman was now red in the face from crying while my teaching assistant and I practically pried him off his mother’s leg.