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. None require any technology!

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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.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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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. Dotlearn’s technology reduces file sizes to the point where they require only 1/100th of the bandwidth.

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How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

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.

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6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students

Neo LMS

And so I have realized that, relative to abled communities, technology has improved accessing information, entertainment and education for differently abled students and seekers to the point of being a quantum leap. 6 Awesome examples of EdTech for the visually impaired students.

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

Neo LMS

Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech. How edtech can teach life navigation skills.

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Edtechs Build Alexa Skills That Deepen Learning in AWS Challenge. Which Gets Your Vote?

Edsurge

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SXSW EDU collaborate to issue a challenge, the edtech world answers. In July 2019, the Amazon Alexa EdTech Skills Challenge gave developers a chance to make cutting-edge Alexa skills for creative educational improvements.

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Technology is Overwhelming Education: That’s Why We Need More

EdNews Daily

They are going through a very difficult time, trying to modernize and keep up with the technological world around them. Other pressing concerns included increasing technology complexity and a growing sense of educational disequilibrium. By Charles Sosnik.

6 Building blocks for a successful edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Building a successful edtech strategy boils down to goal setting and finding the right foundations from the beginning. Even if that sounds simple, there are some barriers that technology specialists and school leaders face when working with edtech. What’s your edtech plan?

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. It also offers a programming interface where students can do coding exercises and even control bluetooth-connected devices that are integrated with the platform. This marks just the second “edtech” acquisition by Google in its history. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

Iterating Toward Openness

There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. However, I’m positive that in the updated version of the EdTech Bible, Corinthians 13:13 ends “the greatest of these is charity scale.”

Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift

Edsurge

This backdrop is essential in considering the role of technology in education for building peaceful and sustainable societies. This is further perpetuated through technological determinism; the idea that the technologies implemented in a society, shape the social norms, values and functions of that society. Technological determinism, globalization and neoliberalism cannot be separated. One answer I hear is that technology must be “adapted to local context.”

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

But the reality is that there are not enough people with this background in the edtech industry. The journey into the edtech industry is different for everyone. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar.

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Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. If students missed class or needed additional help, they could go to my website and access the day’s lesson as well as videos and digital exercises from YouTube and Khan Academy. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do?

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Founded in 2013, the New York City-based organization offers web-based exercises that asks students to fix and improve sentences.

EdTech: Giving the ONE the power to dream

Fractus Learning

As the Director of Green Shoots , a Cape Town based education organisation that utilises EdTech, I am often asked about the benefits and impact of EdTech within a South African context. We start to tackle these issues by using EdTech to help make a change in ONE life at a time….

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How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Most of all, have a mission that reminds everyone they are working in an edtech company to build a better world by educating the next generation. Meeting your peers on a periodic basis can be an invaluable exercise.

Building Education Technology for the Developing World

Edsurge

My move to India was driven by my desire to see the impact of technology in education in the Indian context,” Parida says. As Director of Growth at Zaya, Parida is learning how developing edtech for low-income India slums is quite different than working with American schools. As edtech moves into the developing world, there are new challenges when attempting to reach students in the lowest economic rungs. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

A Quick Return to My #EdTech Foundations

The Playground Advocate

A good friend of mine asked me to share my five best arguments for why technology should be integrated into the curriculum or a teacher's practice. A short-hand version might be: EdTech makes learning-design more impactful and engaging. EdTech empowers future-ready skills development.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 34 Edition)

Doug Levin

Yet, from my vantage point in the education policy arena (in leadership roles, for instance, at the National Association of State Boards of Education and the State Educational Technology Directors Association), the book and prediction drove widespread advocacy for changes in policy and practice. In the mean time, my “take home” point is that skepticism of claims about the future of technology in education deserve a greater voice. EdTech News News news

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Instructure Co-Founder Goes After Digital Courseware With His Next Edtech Startup

Edsurge

For Devlin Daley’s next act, he’s employed a strategy that worked for his previous education business: visit college campuses to see what technologies made students’ and instructors’ lives harder. Education Technology Assessments Startups

The Next Edtech IPO Might Be This London-Based Language Learning Company

Edsurge

Of all the education technology startups that could go public next, there’s one that’s likely not on your radar: Busuu , a London-based developer of a language-learning platform. There are so many players out there—and a few emerging winners” in edtech, says Niesner, 40. “We

Y Combinator’s Newest Batch of Education Technology Startups

Edsurge

Eight education startups are among them, and all but one are focused on helping learners develop chops in programming and artificial intelligence technology. Brady has now overseen 11 cohorts of education technology startups over the past seven years. The curriculum is built by the company, and programming exercises span the gamut from making games in Scratch to working with APIs and large data sets using Python. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

When Teachers Build Edtech, Awesomeness Ensues—and Here’s Why

Edsurge

Personalizing with technology isn’t easy—especially when the user has to adjust to the product, rather than the other way around. In fall 2014, Khan Academy quietly released a PDF document that told teachers which Khan Academy exercises are most relevant to students based on their MAP scores. Kamal Pannu, who was a 5th grade math teacher back then, began manually assigning Khan Academy exercises to students using this guidance. “I

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school.

News from the Y: The Latest Edtech Startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Class

Edsurge

Over Monday and Tuesday earlier this week, entrepreneurs from 189 startups took the stage for Demo Day, the de-facto graduation ceremony for Y Combinator, one of the technology industry’s most recognizable startup accelerator programs. Among the graduates were a half dozen education technology companies. That also applies to “bootcamp” models of online learning, which made up half of the six edtech graduates. Here’s a glance at the newest players in the edtech industry.

Introducing: The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast

Ditch That Textbook

I’ve listened to hours of them while driving, exercising or cutting the grass. Ed Tech Google Teacher Tribe edtech educational technology g suite edu gafe google apps for education google teacher tribe podcastsI love listening to podcasts.

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4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways K–12 Can Maximize the Impact of Immersive Technology in the Classroom. Immersive technologies such as virtual reality and 3D scanning are becoming so hot that educators across the country are beginning to roll them out for students of all ages.

What is a digital classroom?

EdTech4Beginners

We are not yet at the stage where we can ditch the pen and paper however we need to be mindful that we are teaching children whose digital futures are uncertain – we simply don’t know where technology will go. “If In my class we definitely have a balance of technology and ‘non-technology’!

School’s Out for the Latest Y Combinator Batch, and Here’s What Its Edtech Graduates Are Up to

Edsurge

Since the previous Demo Day in March, Tim Brady, a partner at Y Combinator who advises edtech startups, says he hasn’t noticed much in terms of changes in the education landscape. In this latest cohort of edtech companies, only one is aimed at being used in classrooms. Here’s what that one classroom-facing company is offering, and what the other six edtech startups hope to accomplish off the school campus. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Grill That Edtech Company With These 6 Questions Before Buying Anything

Edsurge

Education technology providers dangle the promise of transforming classrooms and equipping previously disengaged students with the skills to become lifelong learners. In the case of education technology, this misguided approach rarely addresses the real needs of students and teachers. When it comes to good decision-making about purchasing technology, it’s a shared responsibility between adopters and providers to make sure tools are the right fit and deliver results.