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?

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4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

The infusion of technology into our culture is the greatest change that our educational system has ever experienced. 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.

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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).

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Teaching soft skills, commonly referred to as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is increasingly important in an educational environment, determined that students are graduated from both K12 as well as higher education primed and ready for a dynamic and changing future job market.

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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Neo LMS

Critical thinking is a part of the much celebrated 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking) — skills which many futurists, pedagogues and educators believe will be critical in navigating the world, economy and environment of the future. Educational web apps.

How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. The post How Can We Make Edtech More Effective?

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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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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets. The Really Useful #EdTech Book. ” The post What’s in Your Edtech Bag?

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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder of TakingITGlobal ( www.tigweb.org ), which provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Learning through video has been shown to be an exceptionally effective online educational tool.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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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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INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Bethany Petty is a Christian, mother, wife, full-time high school Social Studies teacher, educational technology enthusiast, reader, runner, blogger, and more!

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The 3 things edtech can’t do illustrate why teachers matter now more than ever

The Christensen Institute

To illustrate this point, consider these three things educational technology can’t do. Any edtech aimed at replacing teachers sets a low bar for quality education. This is why edtech is so important for teachers, in spite of all the things it can’t do.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Our goal with the Learner Variability Project (LVP) is to help educators support each of these individual learners—a task that we know is enormous, if not impossible, for a teacher to do alone. Creating edtech products to help teachers support individual learners.

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EdTech Magazine's Must Read K-12 EdTech IT Blogs

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech , Focus on K12, magazine has announced their 2018 edition of the 50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs. The site is an awesome free resource itself with articles, interviews and videos about Edtech. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. In today’s show, Jarod Robinson geeks out Physical Education Class: Replay apps to help kids see what to improve.

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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.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

The UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system. A professor of Work and Education Economics at University College London believes that private schools have three times more resources than the public ones.

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The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. What is your favourite educational app? What is your favourite educational website? Do you think educational technology accelerates learning?

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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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?”

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Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

EdTech4Beginners

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. I have no doubt that it will be an excellent event – topics include: Digital Transformation In Higher Education. The Future of Educational Technology.

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How to use Padlet as a collaborative edtech tool

EdTech4Beginners

Let me know what you think Tagged: collaborative technology , edtech , education , padlet , teaching ideas , teaching with technology , tutorial. education collaborative technology edtech padlet teaching ideas teaching with technology tutorial

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The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

Can technology improve the education process or the learning environment of classrooms ? It has therefore become imperative for teachers to be conversant with EdTech tools and websites in order to be truly effective in passing down knowledge. The best free EdTech tools.

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9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

The message of my education technology keynotes is to get students to show students the possibilities of technology, test their potential , give them a meaningful purpose for using technology, and have them take on the responsibility of bettering their world with their technology use. Check out my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , to discover digital projects where students make a meaningful impact on their communities and the world.

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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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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.

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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. educators, students, families, and organizations in more than 150 countries! Edmodo is a platform where parents, students, and teachers, where they can all be involved in education. This EdTech tool is so easy to use.

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An Interview About EDTECH 4 BEGINNERS

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: edtech , edtech 4 beginners , education , neil jarrett , teaching. education edtech edtech 4 beginners neil jarrett teachingI was recently interviewed for the Bookwidgets Blog. Questions centred around my career and why I set up the blog.

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My Article For Google & TES: The top edtech tools for teachers to try in 2017.

EdTech4Beginners

I recently wrote a new year themed article for a joint project between Google and the Times Educational Supplement (TES). Tagged: edtech 2017 , education , educational technology 2017 , future edtech , future tech , teachers , teaching , tech tools 2017 , top edtech tools.

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Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story

Teacher Reboot Camp

Goal: Share your edtech success story. Bio - Sylvia Guinan is an online English teacher, teacher-trainer, educational technology facilitator, and blogger. 30 Goals 30 Goals Cycle 6 Interviews 30 Goals #30Goals #30GoalsEdu edtech teacher goals The 30 Goals Challenge

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Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Google Education Trainer.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Milford Public Schools, MA, talked about why they wrangled their technology and how having a defined edtech toolbox improved teaching and learning overall.

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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Educator and Student Voice: Following a School District’s Edtech Pilot Journey

Digital Promise

When considering the benefits to using edtech, an eighth grade student at Elizabeth Forward School District said, “When we started in first and second grade, everything was on paper and it was just a lot more difficult because if you forgot something, you can’t go back to school and get it.

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Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a Google Certified Trainer, Flipgrid Certified Educator Level I and II as well as an Ambassador, and a proud member of the #Ditchbook Ambassadors. Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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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