36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools. Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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Pear Deck Raises $4M to Jazz Up Digital Presentations in the Classroom


Prior to this venture, Eynon-Lynch and two other co-founders developed an online gradebook that was acquired by Haiku Learning in 2013. Haiku Learning, in turn, was bought by Powerschool in 2016.) Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessA crop of startups have embarked on the laudable task of ridding the classroom of stale PowerPoint slides. One of the latest is Pear Deck , which just closed a $4 million Series A round led by Growth Street Partners.


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PowerSchool Buys Chalkable, Tops $200 Million in Acquisition Spending


The once venerable publisher axed several high-profile (and profitable) businesses in the Financial Times and The Economist as part of efforts to transform itself into a digital learning business. Gulati gushed about another Chalkable asset, Learning Earnings , that allows teachers to offer rewards (such as hall passes and lunch) to incentivize positive student behavior. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Develop a Professional/Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLNs). Send your student ninjas on learning missions with technology. You will need ninja learning community (a VLE/LMS ). Try Edmodo , Google Classroom , Schoology , Moodle, Edublogs , Haiku Learning, Wikis , or Google Apps for Education. Have students learn the tools, then train others. “Technology is just a tool.

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ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

They also bought Haiku Learning and have since created PowerSchool Learning, the best learning management system (in my opinion.). 11:00 – 12:00 ISTE Edtech Influencer Panel to be live streamed from SMART on their Facebook and Twitter accounts – I’ll be on the panel with Jeffrey Bradbury, Angela Maiers, Lord Jim Knight, and Jeff Lowe. My 50+ tools and blended learning presentations are popular at conferences. Hope to see you there!

5 Tech Tools, Innumerable Possibilities -- from the Hawaii #GafeSummit

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

I learned about them at the Hawaii #gafesummit, which was a delightfully surprising experience. PearDeck I learned about this very promising now-in-private-beta tool from +Chris Bell ''s demo slam. It''s a start-up by 3 Iowa City teachers whose web-based gradebook ActiveGrade, LLC , was acquired by Haiku Learning. Photo Sphere I learned about Photo Sphere for Google Maps '' Up, down, and all around. Five tech tools -- innumerable possibilities.