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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

At the ending keynote for the Tennessee Education Technology Convention (TETC) this week, Kathy Schrock left me thinking about the four P's that she said might exemplify the future of educational technology. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc).

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EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

Summer Cox is an exceptional student education coordinator at Henry County Public Schools in Georgia. That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. In some ways, personalized learning is catching up to what special education advocates have long believed. As Cox explained: It’s my opinion as a special educator that not all students are the same.

3 reasons edtech ignores social capital

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs around the world have keyed into the enormous potential for edtech to disrupt the traditional content and assessment market.

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. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard’s work is focused on sharing free resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences.

What's on Our EdTech Bookshelf: 15 Books for Educators

Chalkup

There are a handful of edtech reads on our holiday wish list, as well as several old standbys we always recommend to edtech enthusiasts. Sounds like a blog post to me, gang!). Here’s a preview of what books are lining our shelves at Chalkup.

More than One Metric Matters in EdTech

Education Elements

When it comes to edtech I agree with the recent Forbes magazine article that student outcomes matter. Making a difference for students is why I first became an educator, then a school leader, and why I work in an edtech start-up.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. Yet these student growth gains are not reflected in most edtech implementations.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

Educational Technology Guy

K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education. There are even free downloads of 3 different books on edtech and education: Here are the list of toolkits: There are a ton of resources and information on this site - take a look around and see what it has to offer.

15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017.

Singapore: World Class Education Embraces EdTech and Skills Based Learning

EmergingEdTech

Small Country Embraces Education Technology at a National Level In a little-known city state in South East Asia lies the world’s top performing primary and secondary school students in maths and.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. Justin Kamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2013 with a degree in Instrumental and General Music Education.

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There’s an emotional side of edtech—and it’s affecting school innovation

eSchool News

[ Editor’s note : This post by Alan November, written exclusively for eSchool Media, is part of a series of upcoming articles by this notable education thought leader. Learn from the best innovations in education!

What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

In many circles, edtech and the future of learning have become synonymous. Yet, with excitement over new gadgets and possibilities, schools and edtech entrepreneurs alike often miss a key step: defining what the ideal student experience should look like absent technology.

Ten EdTech Conferences to Attend before the End of 2015

Where Learning Clicks

Attending a conference is a great way to network and learn about what’s going on in the education industry, especially when it comes to edtech. Conferences give educators the opportunity to speak […].

8 Top Influencers in Edtech

Gaggle Speaks

As new technology continues to emerge, the positive benefits it has in K12 education expands to more people who share their unique insights and expertise. Here’s a short list of leading edtech influencers. Do you have any edtech influencers who you know and follow?

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April, 2015 Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? educational web tools This Symbaloo web mix created by Amy has you covered. The collection has.read more.

12 Awesome Edtech Apps

Edutopia

Photo credit: US Department of Education via flickr (CC BY 2.0) Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Apps An edtech teaching toolkit should include reliable tools for your needs and circumstances.

Got an Idea for an Edtech Tool to Support Special Education? NewSchools Ignite Might Fund it!

EdNews Daily

Million in New Funding Opportunities for Edtech Entrepreneurs! NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce the launch of its next ed tech funding opportunity: the NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. NewSchools Ignite Special Education Challenge. Announcing up to $1.5

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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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How To Save a Periscope. #edtech

Kleinspiration

As an educator, there are a variety of ways to use Periscope in the classroom. When doing so, I was careful to only capture the educational content. After all, that is what I was showcasing: educational artifacts and technology integration in real time - not my adorable students.

3 tips for finding the best teacher-helpful edtech

eSchool News

Learning how to effectively use and implement new classroom edtech requires educators to spend their most valuable currency: time. Time spent troubleshooting technology in the classroom is wasted, and it can make educators skeptical of new technology.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent. Today’s most hyped phrase, personalized learning, is nearing Gartner’s peak of inflated expectations among the chattering class of education thought leaders and philanthropists. Education Blog

Four EdTech Resolutions for Educators in 2016

Chalkup

At the stroke of midnight on January 1, plenty of educators will set resolutions to boost organization or experiment with new methods in the classroom.

3 Ways for #EdTech Coaches to Communicate with G Suite for Education

Kyle Pace

In my previous post , I shared some thoughts about the importance of edtech coaches to be an effective and efficient communicator. Technology coaches can create “classes” for different buildings that are focused on edtech PD, ideas, and resources for teachers to access.

7 big Google changes and how they help educators

Ditch That Textbook

When new features or changes happen with Google products that affect education, it’s a big deal. Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google calendar google classroom google keep

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

eSchool News

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of apps and online edtech tools for that! Information technology has already changed the way education is provided and it continues to make even more impact with new apps that are designed every week. Next page: Edtech tools 5-8).

Can new EdTech tools combat economic despair?

The Christensen Institute

One clear public policy solution to this phenomenon would involve bringing more jobs to areas with higher rates of income inequality—not only to increase opportunities in those neighborhoods, but to send the message to young people in those neighborhoods that investing in education will pay off.

5 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

January 9, 2017 Below is a collection of some good educational web tools we are featuring here in EdTech and mLearning for the first time. educational web toolsSome of the things you can do with these tools.read more.

Tech&Learning - free Edtech magazine, website and resources for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Tech&Learning is a great resource for educators. They also produce TechForum educational conferences and Virtual TechForum. Tech&Learning is an excellent resource for all educators. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

10 add-ons to Google Classroom you MUST try

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech add-ons coding edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom gsuiteedu

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March’s 11 buzzworthy edtech tools

eSchool News

note : Common Sense Education’s Edtech Eleven is chosen by Common Sense Education every month and helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. ].

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Highlighting #EdTech Projects, PD, & Reviewing Quick Tips!

techieMusings

I also wanted to share a couple edtech related readings/PD for over the summer. These are just a few general recommendations: Google specific — Google for Education: Training Center. free, online training courses designed by Google for Education.