COVID-19 Calls for Edtech Accountability

Digital Promise

Educators often tell Digital Promise that figuring out which edtech tools will support their learners and sifting through the enormous marketplace without any criteria has felt like an impossible task. Creating Edtech Accountability.

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Tips and Guidelines to Help You Integrate YouTube In Your Remote Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Since the outbreak of the pandemic we started a section here in EdTech and mLearning devoted for distance education. Our goal is to provide teachers with readily accessible resources to help more. 2020 Distance learning

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Pandemic Pivots: Edtech Edition


Here are some edtech pandemic pivots to watch. But on July 17, Gavin Newsom, governor of California, where Swing is based, announced strict guidelines that mean most schools will likely stay closed for the fall. “I

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools


Here are some basic guidelines for effective parent-teacher communication: Clarity. That is why schools should be prepared for these situations and act accordingly, whether it is by translating some school materials or by adopting edtech tools that enable multiple language use.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year


5 Edtech tools to try out this year. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? Read more: 7 digital portfolio guidelines for outstanding learning performance. The post 5 Edtech tools to try out this year appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Four Guidelines for Innovating and Designing a Book Unit


I offer four guidelines that I use when designing book projects for my junior high students: STUDENTS MUST HAVE CHOICE - not all students learn the same, and not all students create the same, so we need to give them a choice in demonstrating their learning.

Limited Evidence in Edtech: Everyone Agrees – It Isn’t Their Fault

Digital Promise

to address an essential question: How might we collaborate to ensure evidence of impact, not marketing or popularity, drives edtech adoption and implementation? How might we develop a mechanism for funding research on edtech products? Create a type of “Consumer Reports” for edtech.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy


For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.


The truth is edtech products that foster more learning than would happen in analogue settings can be difficult to find. So naturally, one of the big questions we face is, how can we help ensure effective edtech happens more often?

Education Is the New Healthcare, and Other Trends Shaping Edtech Investing


A recent study by the University of Pennsylvania, only 30 percent of edtech licenses are actually used. Recently updated federal guidelines have also raised the bar for efficacy evidence that educational services should demonstrate before public funds can be used to purchase them.

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How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’


I imagine wide-eyed kids with big smiles, just like the ones I see on edtech product pages. Not only do I want to know what is—and isn’t—working with my product, I also want to stay up to date on edtech trends overall. The trend I’m hearing about from every corner of edtech today is “screen fatigue.” Fast forward to this June, when EdSurge shared the “ tired edtech trends that teachers wish would retire. Here are a few guidelines I’ve come up with.

Conducting Edtech Impact Research in the ESSA Era

have recently released the Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Inside Our MIND Podcast: A New Paradigm for EdTech Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

In our inaugural episode, host Brian LeTendre sits down with MIND's Chief Data Science Officer Andrew Coulson to talk about edtech evaluation. In the discussion, Andrew discusses the subject of his recent blog post on the need for a paradigm shift in edtech evaluation, and why multiple field studies are more valid than single gold standard experiments when gauging program impact. Ed Tech Industry Network: Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S.

The Value of Usage Data as the First Step in Edtech Research

At first, educators could count the number of edtech programs in their school on one hand—and the number of users wasn’t too much more. During their edWebinar, “ Edtech Usage Data: Key to Planning Efficacy Research,” Dr. Denis Newman, Co-founder of Evidentally, Inc.,

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Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech


Another recent survey found that, on average, districts saw more than 700 different edtech products used each month during the last school year. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies. When teachers use tools they find online, they can inadvertently run afoul of privacy and security guidelines. Education Technology Edtech Business Startups

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). This is an area where it would improve the job of edtech developers if we said, 'Here’s what you’re allowed to gather and share.' She said the age of 13 was related purely to the federal regulation, not safety or childhood development guidelines.

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Sharing My Full Online AP Calculus AB Curriculum + Honors Algebra 2 #FlipClass Videos #RemoteLearing #OnlineLearning #HybridLearning #edtech @YouTube @ytcreators @Flipgrid @PearDeck @Edpuzzle


I would greatly appreciate it if you considered checking out my book, Tech with Heart , which will walk you through my teaching philosophy and provide guidelines on how I run my courses. I have received many messages and emails from math teachers who have recently learned they will be starting the school year online. I want to share my experiences and the resources I’ve built over the years, as both a flipped classroom and purely online AP Calculus AB teacher.

Edtech Still Doesn’t Get Diversity and We’re Tired

Welcome to the world of being black in edtech! The reality is that until there are REAL discussions/guidelines and not simply people who speak on diversity for a given time to deaf ears, this will continue to happen. EdTech Professional Growth diversity

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What Every Edtech Company Needs to Know About Schools and Data Privacy


New federal and state laws —and a greater focus on the issue by districts—are giving edtech companies a lot to consider. As a general guideline, make it clear that PII is never to be sold or used for marketing, commercial or political purposes (most states and institutions prohibit this type of use of PII), and should be limited to uses within the agreement for the purpose of carrying out services. Education Technology Edtech Business Data Privacy

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8 great ways to STEAM up your class with Sphero (and other edtech)

eSchool News

Rather, give students guidelines on activities that allow them to think outside the box and learn to problem solve on their own. Jobs in the computer science field are the top source of new wages in America, and a quarter of all jobs are now “highly digitalized.”

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9 App Features That Developers Should Consider When Creating EdTech Apps By @SamPatue


Here are 9 suggestions for #EdTech App Developers to help them get their apps into our classrooms Click To Tweet. Guidelines for meaningful learning both at home and in a classroom, what can parents and teachers do to support learning and reflection. Tweet.

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Click Yes to Invest: Equity Crowdinvesting an Option for Edtech Startups


The Securities and Exchange Commission finalized guidelines in May 2016. Alan Aspera first learned he could go online to buy equity in private companies through, of all things, a book he read about a year ago.

@Flipgrid Collab with @ADickie601 — AP Calculus Final Review @AP_Trevor ?@CollegeBoard #mathchat #mtbos #edtech


To all of my fellow AP teachers out there, you know that feeling the weeks leading up the AP Exam where you know the importance of drilling in on practice tests and reviewing scoring guidelines, but you want to spice it up so that it doesn’t just feel like you’re prepping for this massive test.

3 Innovative Solutions to Combat #EdTech Issues #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

Problem - Need for Friendly Tech Guidelines Solution : Engage students, teachers, and parents in a participatory design process to create user-friendly social media guidelines.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Why Our Obsession With Edtech and Workforce Prep Concerns Parents and Public Educators


She pointed to the state of Maryland, where advocates like Cindy Eckard of Screens and Kids pushed to pass a bill that would develop health and safety guidelines and procedures for digital devices in public schools. An upcoming webinar titled “The Future of Work and What It Means For K-12 Schools” has Carolyn Leith concerned about career-readiness. They’re talking about today’s sixth graders and where they’re gonna be in the workforce.”

When Short Term Thinking Is Key To #EdTech Success

The Innovative Educator

Update Outdated Policies and Guidelines This is true whether discussing furniture, equipment, software, or policies and guidelines. Update the guidelines to embrace the use of these tools and change filtering policies. Schools and districts usually simply accept the fact that they are bound by antiquated rules, policies, and purchasing requirements that keep children stuck in the past.

Human Geography Cornerstone Assessment @BullisSchool: Megacity Project Using @Weebly, @SutoriApp, @GoogleMaps #edtech


What we learned – and will do better in the future – is that students need detailed guidelines on what this documentation process should look like. If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about the Megacity Project that all 9th grade students complete in their Human Geography course. This final cornerstone assessment engages students in an extended study analyzing how megacities are transforming the world.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


The piece from Natasha Singer examines the murky relationship between edtech developers and the educators who tout their products. For educators like Sean Arnold, who lists more than a dozen credentials and awards from edtech companies on his personal blog, that relationship can be a “double-edged sword,” as he described in his response to the article. “My I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?”

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to to download artwork guidelines, an entry form, official rules, and the lesson plan today. Edtech Tool Tuesday Education High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers

How Some Edtech Companies Are Addressing a Lack of Employee Diversity


A few edtech companies are now using resources to document—and potentially address—disparities in their ranks. Combating Disparities In the space of public education, where K-12 students of color make up a larger percentage of the population than white students, and students are 50 percent female, there’s a fundamental disconnect between creators and users when edtech companies are homogenous. Edtech companies aren’t the only ones creating inclusion surveys.

Three Ways That Rural States Can Become the Hotbeds for School Edtech Innovation


I argue that rural states are where edtech companies, investors, and media outlets should be looking to to see truly innovative implementation of technology. Lachelle Brant) Creating Guidelines for Distance Education The Problem: Sometimes, the greatest solution stems from the greatest need. The future of tech in schools isn’t suburban or urban. It’s rural.

Trimester Project: Documenting Growth & Reflecting on Connections Using @SutoriApp with Embedded @Flipgrid Responses & @Desmos Graphs #edtech #mathchat


If you are interested in seeing the full project guidelines, along with the rubric I used for grading, you can find that information here: Trimester 1 Sutori Project Details. My school has always administered exams in the first and third trimester (meaning that students usually are taking their trimester exam right about now). However, this year, we moved to a one exam model, which will be given at the end of trimester 2.