Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

parents are the most underserved group in education. Is it solely a school district’s job to educate parents about technology, social media, digital citizenship, etc.? This is all called being proactive instead of reactive about #edtech.

Top EdTech Conferences for 2018

Where Learning Clicks

With the transformation from traditional, lecture-led instruction to more blended and online learning, many educators have unanswered questions and/or ideas brewing about these changes. The post Top EdTech Conferences for 2018 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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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.

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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Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

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

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.

Our Year in Review: 2017 EdTech Trends

Where Learning Clicks

It’s been quite the year for American education, and it seems that we’re quickly approaching the point where education technology is the norm, rather than a luxury. EdTech edtech trends technology in the classroom year in review

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech? Point A: We need to be asking what works because we’re spending a lot of money on education technology.

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” is a Leadership Position

The Principal of Change

So some quick thoughts on how to help others move forward with educational technology: Don’t just show people tools…discuss the thinking and learn to make a direct connection to deeper learning.

Classroom by Securly – helping teachers manage EdTech for free.

Securly

EdTech is booming. This will provide educators the ability to whitelist websites that are relevant to their class and block all others. Ultimately, this tool will help teachers keep students on track to maximize the benefits of EdTech. “We Background.

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.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxer

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

billion on education software each year, according to estimates from the Software and Information Industry Association. Since last fall, Raimondi, along with technologists at 19 other school districts, have piloted a new service that automatically provides data in how students engage with different online education programs. On top of that, more than 300 education applications are connected to its ecosystem. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). Looking ahead, these platforms could serve as an architectural backbone to an education system that optimizes not only for what students know, but also their access to networks and power.

Virtual Worlds For Higher Education: The New Real-World Classrooms

EdTech4Beginners

When you think of virtual reality the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t education, it’s more entertainment! Well, one of the fastest growing industries in the world is trying to reach a wider audience one of which is Education, and higher Education.

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.

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.

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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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 […].

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. Profession EdTech hybrid pedagogy plagiarism plagiarism detection software study surve

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.

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?

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.

Keeping Our Eyes on The #EdTech Horizon

Kyle Pace

From my own experience, as well as something that can be quickly deduced by chatting with any educator interested in edtech, keeping up with it all is a never-ending challenge. ” We now have the power to keep ourselves at the forefront of educational technology.

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.

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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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.

20 Excellent Education & EdTech Books for Your Essential Summer Reading List

EmergingEdTech

Image Source These Books Would Make Outstanding Additions to Every Educator’s Book Shelf Books have been one of the enablers of lifelong learning that have existed since long before the Web. Book Reviews Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies Professional Development best education and technology books curated education technology books edtech summer reading list

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free

Educational Technology Guy

Teacher Resources - education and edtech - all free and very useful General: Welcome Back to School - great resources for teachers (new and veteran) [link] What Makes a Great Teacher [link] What Makes a Great Teacher, created by students [link] New Teacher Advice and Resources [link] Create a Personal Learning Network [link] Resources from Teacher Prep program [link] Effective Classroom Management [link] Summary Of Major Concepts Covered By Harry K. edtech free resources

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.

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.

The Top Gun of EdTech Conference

Two Guys and Some iPads

That is why I call the CUE Rock Star Camp the Top Gun of EdTech conferences. He cares about education and will go out of his way to help others. John is knowledge about education and helping students succeed in and out of the classroom.

6 reasons you should ditch your edtech

Ditch That Textbook

Technology in education is transformational. But it’s not the be-all, end-all in education. Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology engagement learning experiences relationships Revolutionary.

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.