Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

How can we help? Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? This means that if you choose to buy I will be paid a commission on the affiliate program. However, this is at no additional cost to you. Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R. Howard champions digital equity issues for children. What are those issues?

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16 Free Resources for Schools Who are Closing Due to Coronavirus

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As we struggle with the coronavirus COVID-19 health crisis, many of us educators are figuring out how to prepare to teach online. Whether you want to or not, go ahead and set up now.

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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 to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

The right policies for virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

All too often, debates about virtual schools tend to extremes. Critics point to low achievement scores and high turnover rates, decry the prevalence of for-profit operators, attack the online instructional model, and then call for virtual schools to be wiped from the public education system.

Guest Post: How to provide a successful remote learning experience during school closures

EdTech4Beginners

How can educational technology help bridge the gap between all of these concerns? Is it possible to create a distraction-free “learning zone”, and find a balance between play, rest, and work each day? How do you set up a remote classroom ?

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Guest Post: Raising Expectations and Addressing Inequities in Edtech

Digital Promise

Following nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, I have received a slew of emails from edtech companies containing statements of solidarity and inclusion, explaining that the company supports diversity and does not tolerate racism.

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How to Integrate Google Classroom with Google Meet

Shake Up Learning

prepare for online and blended learning, more and more schools are relying on Google Classroom and Google Meet to deliver online lessons and assignments. In this post, I will share how to integrate Google Classroom with Google Meet. Click To Tweet. See: Copyright Policy.

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. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz to find out why Bloomz is the best parent-teacher communication system out there. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. Joe’s not only a parent, but a freelance journalist and tech enthusiast, so he knew exactly how to get his ideas across on the printed page.

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The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

Securly

ALL of the students we interviewed were unaware as to what sites were prohibited on their school’s network. Teachers themselves are often surprised and irritated by blocks to YouTube clips planned for class lecture. Teach students and teachers how to handle cyberbullying.

The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

Edsurge

The pandemic came early to Seattle. By mid-March, schools closed, sending students home to figure out how to keep learning from their kitchen tables. But how to make the most of the moment? For the edtech industry, the pandemic poses a paradox.

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How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations. Describe what platforms are being used, where, when, and how.

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

Edsurge

It’s no secret that remote work is growing rapidly, thanks to advancements in communication and productivity tools. Here’s how we did it. Key to assembling a high-functioning distributed team is hiring the right people and equipping them with the right tools and processes to succeed.

How to Use Google Templates and Assign in Google Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Use Google Templates and Assign in Google Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This video will show you how to use Google templates and assign in Google Classroom. My inbox is full of “request to edit access” emails EVERY.

How to Help Kids in Poverty Succeed in Life and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Click here to download the transcript or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Subtle bias of educators and how to address it. Want to hear another episode on helping kids in poverty?

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How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! – SULS059

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! Working and teaching from home is a whole new ballgame, but it is possible to do it productively. But working from home does give you more flexibility to organize your day in a way that works for you in the home environment.

Why this IT function is a K-12 edtech savior

eSchool News

K-12 IT teams have many challenges unique to their environments, including typically locally-funded public schools, and very rarely do IT budgets increase. The increase in device purchasing and implementation is so schools can achieve an ideal 1-to-1 student-to-computer ratio.

How to Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post, I will show you how to edit Microsoft Office files in Google Drive! My eyes usually roll when I see a giant.pptx file attached to an email.).

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations. Describe what platforms are being used, where, when, and how.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations. Describe what platforms are being used, where, when, and how.

Free edtech won’t lead to lasting change in schools—but here’s what could

The Christensen Institute

A lifetime ago in March, it made perfect sense for edtech companies to make their products free. Schools were thrust into an emergency where their typical instruction was rendered impossible, so companies made it easier for them to grasp new resources in the void. Click To Tweet.

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How to Access Files Offline in Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Access Files Offline in Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Sometimes we need to work on our Google Drive files when we don’t have an Internet connection. How to Use #GoogleDrive Offline. Click To Tweet.

How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Podcast with Your Students – SULS014 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this post and podcast episode, you will learn How to Podcast with Your Students, what tools to use, and how easy it is to get started! Click To Tweet.

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

Fractus Learning

For that matter, if you’re also the designated ed tech “go-to person,” there are a LOT of tasks for you (and the IT team) to consider. To help your student-centered tech program get off to a fulfilling start, we have put together this checklist. Add apps to your tablets.

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How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience appeared first on Shake Up Learning. How to Create a Dynamic Reading Experience with Read&Write for Google Chr ome ! Use digital tools to do NEW THINGS, things that are not possible without technology.

How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Insert Audio in Google Slides (Step-by-Step) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We can now insert audio in Google Slides–this can be voice, music, narration, sound effects, any type of audio you have access to or want to create. Click To Tweet.

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. Many of the barriers that Alison faces each day are likely similar to yours.

How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! Carlos Garza has made a tracker to record your professional learning.

How to Design Google PD That Works!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Design Google PD That Works! So to help other trainers, I put together a framework for Google PD that I hope others will benefit from. Feel free to peruse the slides from my presentation , which contains much more than I can cover in one blog post.

How to Cite Sources in Google Docs

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cite Sources in Google Docs appeared first on Shake Up Learning. This is just one of those amazing features of Google Docs that you have to see! You have to try it! How to Cite Sources in #GoogleDocs #SUL #gttribe #gsuiteedu Click To Tweet.

How to Make a Copy of Google Files

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make a Copy of Google Files appeared first on Shake Up Learning. See a great Google Doc or Slide deck that you want to use? How to Make a Copy of Google Files IS A MUST-HAVE GOOGLE SKILL! How to Make a Copy of Google Files! (A

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

From Providence, Rhode Island to Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve had the privilege to travel and work with over 2,300 district leaders from almost 500 school districts over the past year through the Future Ready Initiative. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity.

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The New Research Competition That Could Spark an Edtech Revolution

Edsurge

Another school year has kicked off, and school officials will spend more than $13 billion on technology solutions that claim to work but often fail to generate the desired outcome. Consider how education research typically works.

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How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan for Technology Integration – SULS005 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I know, I know, this isn’t the most exciting thing to talk about… but it’s so important! And, to do that, you need to plan lessons! (By Click To Tweet.