SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights.

Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people. The post Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. Leaders

Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board. AI artificial intelligence edtech

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5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. .

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Article for the online journal, Globally Informed

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: collaboration , connecting learners , edtech , education , mystery skype , teaching ideas , video-conferencing. education collaboration connecting learners edtech mystery skype teaching ideas video-conferencingI recently wrote an article for a journal.

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Who Does the Edtech Marketplace Benefit, Anyway?

Digital Promise

“There is definitely something wrong, something broken, with the edtech marketplace. Over the past three months, Digital Promise had conversations with nearly 50 stakeholders who purchase, use, or develop educational technology (edtech). Differing Perspectives on the Edtech Marketplace.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues. Edtech allows students to pace their work. Edtech expands access to specialty services. Edtech encourages parental partnerships. Technology has transformed the world.

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Alan November to Present at #CUE19 on Media & Information Literacy

CUE

Author and international EdTech leader Alan November will take Palm Springs by storm later this week at this year’s annual Spring CUE Conference. The post Alan November to Present at #CUE19 on Media & Information Literacy appeared first on OnCUE.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Related Information: Why I Use Edpuzzle: An Edpuzzle Review by Vicki Davis. Bethany’s blog has been listed as one of EdTech Magazine’s 50 K-12 IT Blogs to Read (2016 and 2017).

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How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers.

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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. The body of research on how people learn is full of tips that edtech developers can use to make learning more effective.

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Keeping parents in the loop with edtech

Neo LMS

Using edtech can help teachers access tests, set objectives, and create lesson plans for students. Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education. Provide edtech support.

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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

ICT – Information Communications Technology. SIS – Student Information System (the software used in a school to manage data such as scores, attendance, medical issues etc.). Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms.

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

Keeping it simple and to the point makes it easier for parents to cut through the noise of information overload. For example, if you need to communicate factual information , do it via email. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech.

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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

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. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech human tech LeiLani CauthenBy LeiLani Cauthen.

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Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Have you seen some other edtech tools besides Minecraft that can have this kind of social emotional impact?

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Building Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the second of a two-part series discussing relationship building in the edtech purchasing process. In our first blog post , we addressed how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. As an edtech vendor, you should do the same.

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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?”

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Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution? Edtech promises to bring learning from chalkboards to slick computer screens and more.

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Developing Edtech Products to Support Learner Variability

Digital Promise

So, we are working with edtech product partners to help create research-based supports for teachers to turn to as they tackle this formidable challenge. Creating edtech products to help teachers support individual learners.

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6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs

Neo LMS

The global edtech market will see a rise in global spending of $342b by 2025. For teachers, that means edtech is here to stay, as more and more schools and universities are moving towards partial or complete digitization. 6 Ways in which edtech shapes teacher training programs.

Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

In most cases, parents have welcomed this new leaning phenomenon known as EdTech. Of those parents voicing a positive opinion on EdTech, 64% said they were happy with their child’s school and thought it was doing a good of utilizing technology effectively. .

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14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

Neo LMS

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech. I try and separate the wheat from the chaff, in what I hope is a quality selection of Critical Thinking EdTech. The post 14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech appeared first on NEO BLOG.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)? In this context it may be hard to imagine that EdTech can add to or even improve SEL teaching — as it seems to be a wholly “human-human” interaction. The post Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.” In December 2016, Tufts launched a project to centralize that information, and now offers faculty and staff free Interfolio accounts. It was also an investor in edtech gaming startup Yogome, which recently shut its doors after allegations of fraud.) Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

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? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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A New College Program Inspired by Coding Bootcamps, Informed by Liberal Arts

Edsurge

Scaling Up To get the program off the ground quickly, Davidson teamed up with Entangled Group, an unusual company that does a mix of consulting work and investing in edtech ventures.

The way people think about edtech misses the mark

The Christensen Institute

Questions like these are regulars in debates about edtech. But whether you’re an edtech advocate or a critic, if you’re asking questions like these, you’re missing the mark. In truth, edtech’s indirect impact in most school settings likely dwarfs its direct impact.

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How Do Edtech Developers Use Research?

Digital Promise

Though many edtech companies claim their products are research-based and effective, some educators say they have trouble believing these claims when targeted students and school contexts are ambiguous. What specific decisions are informed or influenced by research?

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. Who are the stakeholders making the decisions or informing them?

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. I’ve also seen it used as presenting a business and marketing plan for everything from graphical advertisements and kids making commercials and embedding that information.

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