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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Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. Educators can help students experience learning all around them by sending students on learning missions. This summer I will be publishing my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , which describes the process of teaching with learning missions in more detail.

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10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.]. Ed Tech byod byot cell phones edtech educational technology mobile devices mobile learning samsungAdults and children are using smartphones, tablets, e-readers and more to interact with each other and the web every day.

How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

In the realm of education, devices and e-learning technologies enable students with special needs to take greater ownership of their learning experience. Educators benefit from embracing the use of computers and tablets with all students. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues.

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Mobile Learning with Google (GTT032)

Ditch That Textbook

The mobile devices so many students are equipped with have plenty of processing power — and plenty of potential to amplify learning. Google Teacher Tribe cell phones edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google teacher tribe googleedu gsuiteedu gttribe mobile learningStudents carry these high-tech devices to school in their pockets all the time. Cell phones.

Aperture Education Wins 2021 EdTech Breakthrough Award

eSchool News

Aperture Student Portal, which supports social and emotional learning in high school, is named “Best Competency-based Education Solution”. About Aperture Education. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress. Mobile Devices Encourage Further Classroom Equity.

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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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). LMS – Learning Management System (software that runs and manages educational programs). MLD – Mobile Learning Devices. MLearning – Mobile Learning.

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Mobile Storyteller, and how your students can tell stories, too

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology storytelling video video projectsAnyone can tell stories. They’re powerful and compelling. It’s how humankind has passed information down from generation to generation. Students at Hoover High School of North Canton City Schools (North Canton, Ohio) get to tell stories with some impressive equipment. They use industry-standard digital video cameras. They edit video using Adobe Premiere and Avid, both powerful [.].

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. Of particular interest, I thought, was Finland’s focus on early childhood learning — what they call ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care). It should also be noted that most education administrators, are in fact ex-teachers themselves.

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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?” Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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How Effective Is Your Edtech Tool? Five Questions to Ask

Digital Promise

When it comes to education technology (edtech), school leaders and developers alike want to provide the best tools—ones that truly make a difference. Like good teachers, the best edtech designers really understand what’s hard about learning, whether the goal is to grasp fractions , solve algebra problems , understand HIV , spot fake news , or interpret literary texts. Mobile devices can help connect people and places. Efficacy Matters in Edtech.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

Edsurge

The sudden shift gave leaders at DreamBox Learning, a math education company headquartered nearby, an early glimpse at the upheaval to come and an inkling that digital teaching tools would soon be in high demand around the country. For the edtech industry, the pandemic poses a paradox.

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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. She designs educational materials and develops courses, as well as organising and moderating professional development initiatives online. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. .

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How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy.

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Brightwheel Acquires MyChild, Targets Early Education With Mobile App

Edsurge

million in seed funding to build a free mobile application for parents to stay updated with their little ones at daycares and classrooms — everything from what they ate at snack time to what number they counted to that day. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech BusinessSan Francisco-based startup Brightwheel today acquired MyChild, a Lisbon company making an engagement system for parents and schools. Last year, Brightwheel raised $2.2

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. Mobile Learning: Portable Classroom Interaction. The Future of Educational Technology. Hope to see you there Tagged: edtech , edtech conference , edtech CPD , edtech summit , education , global edtech summit , global edtech summit 2017 , professional developmeny , teaching.

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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. 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech. The online world has a vast number of web and mobile applications and programs that claim to enhance critical thinking. Educational web apps.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. Diversity in education recognizes the need to create learning environments that are safe, inclusive, and equitable for as many identities as possible through increased understanding, sensitivity, reflection, and language. EdTech that pretests for Lexile level then offers a range of books and monitors page progress has the ability to pinpoint possibly misunderstood material using such algorithms. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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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. Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices? Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today?

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Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. These sites are great for anyone who uses a mobile system, including teachers, students, and others. Education apps and uses for the systems are often featured on the sites. EdTech and IT personnel can find help information, reviews, and more to help them use these devices.

5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. These include impairments in hearing, vision and mobility. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Barriers to educating students with special needs include: Negative opinions and stereotypes. The term “edtech” encompasses a narrower scope of assistive technology tools. Which by no means to say there’s a narrow range of assistive edtech tools out there!

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Ed-Tech Startups Win Big Money at Education Business Plan Competition

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

A handful of ed-tech startups won $140,000 from the Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition Wednesday. Education Market Product Startup Life app coding competition edtech edtech entrepreneur entrepreneurship milkenpenn mobile startupClick the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org.

29 K-12 edtech predictions for 2021

eSchool News

education system. We asked edtech executives, stakeholders, and experts to share some of their thoughts and predictions about where they think edtech is headed in 2021. There is also a growing need for quality SEL data to ensure that educators are serving students’ SEL needs.

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Assessing the evidence for edtech

Ed Tech Now

The widespread criticisms of the recent LSE and OECD reports are poorly founded and do nothing but undermine the argument for serious edtech Continue reading → Academic research BYOD edtech education technology Louis-Philippe Beland LSE mobile phones in schools PISA Richard Murphy

How to ensure your edtech tools support equity goals

eSchool News

As we discovered in the spring, some families still lack the devices or broadband connectivity they need for remote learning, despite mobile computing being a ubiquitous facet of our lives.

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. It is most pleasing to see the strides made improving educational standards in developing countries using appropriate, well-designed educational technology. Learning through video has been shown to be an exceptionally effective online educational tool.

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Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT. Educators are utilizing education technology to repurpose old trailers and buses to create mobile education spaces , classrooms on wheels where students are able to experience what STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has to offer. SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Future Teachers Are On Board for Mobile Classrooms.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Vicki: And I just want to stress — also as a fellow technology educator — that sandboxing is so important. Like our mobile devices, especially in science, is using that camera feature and having the students like capture a photo and annotate over the top of it. Leah is a 20-year veteran educator.

Can Edtech Close the Talent and Workforce Gap in Cybersecurity?

Edsurge

Just last month, the FBI, CISA and MS-ISAC issued a joint warning about attacks on educational institutions. What It Takes to Get Hired in Cyber Burning Glass (one of our portfolio companies at Rethink Education) has compiled detailed data on hiring trends in the cybersecurity industry.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

It occured to me that not only are the wide variety of acronyms found in the world of EdTech confusing ( I did a post on organizations in that regard ), but indeed there is quite a bit of overlap — as well as misuse — of terms that can make navigating the literature (in particular online literature) on the subject of EdTech confusing and unhelpful. EdTech definitions every teacher should know. Where possible I will define general tech terms in an educational context.

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Can new EdTech tools combat economic despair?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent Brookings paper on social mobility, Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine illuminate an intangible, yet severe, consequence of income inequality: economic despair. 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.

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How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Poor student data management makes it harder for educators to form a complete picture of each student’s learning progress and provide timely and personalized recommendations to boost student achievement. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy.

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When the Pandemic Hit, Edtech Companies Threw Out Their Roadmaps and Changed Course

Edsurge

Over the last year, EdSurge Research has been working on a project to understand how K-12 educators and edtech product developers are leveraging research to shift practice and development processes. Education Technology Startups Coronavirus Edtech Business