9 EdTech Ideas to Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers are looking for easy and helpful resources, and right now with so much going on searching for the best solutions can be overwhelming, and Rachelle is a great resource to tap into for all things EdTech.

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Organic Edtech Coaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Juarez on successful edtech coaching From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Edtech coaching can be improved with “walkarounds” and interaction between edtech coaches and teachers. Adam Juarez talks about organic edtech coaching and how to cultivate those relationships. The post Organic Edtech Coaching appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post Wakelet and WeVideo: Powerful Distance Learning Edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Grades All Subjects Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web ToolsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teacher Bruce Reicher shares two of his favorite distance learning tools – Wakelet and Wevideo.

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Edtech Companies Need to Engage Families Now

Digital Promise

How can edtech shift from a focus on district administrators and classroom educators to better understand families’ needs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Provide Transparency About Edtech Products. Recommendations and Next Steps for Edtech Companies.

Leveraging Learner Variability to Elevate Equity in EdTech

Speaker: Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Learner Variability Project

In this webinar, Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer of Digital Promise, will share his insights into the modern boom in neuroscience and learning sciences research. You'll discover how much more we know now about how students learn - and how we can use that knowledge to create EdTech-enabled classrooms that can meet the diverse needs of all students.

COVID-19 and the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

As the coronavirus pandemic challenges schools around the world to keep students engaged in remote learning and to use technology in new ways, many have turned to instructional technology coaches (also referred to as edtech coaches) for support. A 2018 PwC survey reported that many U.S.

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Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

Read more: 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired student. The post Top edtech tools for digital differentiation appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Engagement & Edtech in Social Studies

The CoolCatTeacher

Dustin Harnish inspires social studies teachers From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You can blend old fashioned relationships with modern edtech if you know how. Let’s engage kids and use edtech in social studies. Listen to Dustin Harnish talk about edtech in social studies Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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What does an edtech coordinator do?

Neo LMS

One of those jobs is education technology (edtech) coordinator, a title that might not be the same in all schools and countries, but comes with similar tasks and responsibilities. What does an edtech coordinator do? Read more: 6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy.

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COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

Educators often tell Digital Promise that figuring out which edtech tools will support their learners and sifting through the enormous marketplace without any criteria has felt like an impossible task. Similarly, we’ve heard edtech developers explain their many challenges trying to differentiate their product from others on the market with no clear guidelines or third party indicators. Creating Edtech Accountability. At Digital Promise, we value educators’ work and expertise.

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EdTech at School

This E-book is designed to support educators with case studies of education technology use at school.

Pandemic Pivots: Edtech Edition

Edsurge

Here are some edtech pandemic pivots to watch. Education Technology Edtech Business Higher Education English Language Learning Coronavirus StartupsNecessity begets ingenuity, and for many businesses no test of survival has been tougher than the current one wrought by a global pandemic.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Administrators All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Policy Makers Society and Ethics Teachers TechnologyNicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues? How can we help?

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Families in Search of Edtech Tools: Start Here

Digital Promise

Remote learning is no longer a remote possibility: The number of edtech tools accessed is nearly 90 percent higher since school closures due to the onset of COVID-19, according to a recently published analysis by LearnPlatform. Helping Parents and Caregivers Select Edtech.

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US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the “2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year,” by EdTech Digest, the “2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year,” one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA in 2016, and the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

As district leaders look for ways to minimize disruption to children’s learning, edtech coaches can be great assets. Based on our research study on the Dynamic Learning Project , an edtech coaching initiative launched in 2017 by Digital Promise with support from Google and EdTechTeam, here are three reasons why edtech coaches can play a crucial role in helping districts meet the challenges of distance learning during this unprecedented time.

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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? We try not to make our blog “all about us”; our readers visit NEO Blog for objective insight into the challenges, trends and future of EdTech, not blatant self-promotion.

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19. Listen to the Stacey Roshan talk about 7 edtech trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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New Certification for Edtech Products has Unique Learners in Mind

Digital Promise

With many schools undergoing distance learning or operating in hybrid environments due to COVID-19, edtech tools are being used more broadly as a fundamental part of teaching and learning. Are the edtech tools designed to support learning differences? To help educators and families feel confident that the edtech products used by students support powerful learning, Digital Promise created a process to effectively certify products.

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Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech? Tagged: canva , edtech , education , educational technology , inspiration , inspiring quotes , learning , quotes , teaching , tech , tech tool , technology. education canva edtech educational technology inspiration inspiring quotes learning quotes teaching tech tech tool technologyI recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me.

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Lenovo EdTech Council

EdTech4Beginners

I am really excited to be part of the Lenovo EdTech Council! education edtech Lenovo teaching VRJust been sent my first goodie box full of tech to try out. I will keep you posted on how I use it in the classroom.

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

While we’ve come a long way from the “grasping at straws” syndrome, educators continue to ponder the worth of many educational technology (edtech) products and struggle with the best and most efficient means of choosing these products. So how does a teacher find new edtech products suitable for their classroom and determine their value? Tips for discovering the best edtech tools for your classroom. Use a search engine dedicated to edtech products.

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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. Salak has developed insights and predictions for the future of AI in EdTech and would be happy to share them. AI artificial intelligence edtechNew and creative uses of artificial intelligence are being developed every day.

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10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

Instead of focusing on the Edtech tools and ways to keep learning going (which is a valiant effort) let's instead look at the (perhaps more important) non-edtech ways to encourage learning and creativity during these times of isolation. 10 Remote Learning Ideas, No Edtech Required Read- Reading is foundational to all learning. Remote Learning.

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Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

Digital Promise

How can educators feel confident that an edtech tool supports learning? As an educator, I struggled to find reliable information about edtech tools as nearly every product I looked at claimed that it was based on research. The process of trying to vet edtech claims to find a tool that would actually support my students was time-consuming and often frustrating. The post Which Edtech Tool Should I Choose?

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. Both the math and reading sessions focused on how edtech could be used during independent work, formative assessment, and pedagogically-sound blended learning. edtech Mathematics reading Rigor Relevance Framework special education SPED

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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. Any of these edtech tools will turn traditional social studies programs into the most popular class in the school, engaging students enthusiastically with knowledge they will use the rest of their lives.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU edtechFor the past years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years conducted interviews with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have curated live interviews, resources, tips, and news with Wakelet , the great free curation tool.

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How to Build Inclusion through Edtech

techlearning

Topeka Public Schools is using edtech to close opportunity gaps and support remote learning

Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech). Like Ben Grimley, these stakeholders revealed myriad ways in which the edtech marketplace fails to fully support learners and learner variability. Differing Perspectives on the Edtech Marketplace.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms. education acronym acronyms edtech exxample learning tech technology termsThe amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. In fact, this list will be up to date for a few hours and then more acronyms and terms will come along!

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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. Part two will discuss how edtech vendors can return the favor to develop great working relationships with educators. 8 tips for educators to build strong relationships with developers during the edtech purchasing process.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues. Edtech allows students to pace their work. Edtech expands access to specialty services. Edtech encourages parental partnerships. Edtech improves special education in many ways. The post How edtech is improving special education appeared first on NEO BLOG. Technology has transformed the world.

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Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

The goal of Digital Promise’s Marketplace Research work has been to create smarter supply and smarter demand in the education technology (edtech) marketplace. We have consistently heard from educators that they are wary of claims made by edtech product developers. Opting out of communicating the research that drives edtech design, development, and improvement hinders consumers. The post Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

That is why schools should be prepared for these situations and act accordingly, whether it is by translating some school materials or by adopting edtech tools that enable multiple language use. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech. Schools have been using edtech for many years now as a way of improving the learning process. Here are some of the ways in which edtech can boost parent engagement: Streamline communication.

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