SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people.

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

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Who are the stakeholders making the decisions or informing them?

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.

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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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Find edtech that includes parent accounts.

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How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. 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. 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.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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).

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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. Technology has also assisted to teach students on the autism spectrum.

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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 isn’t just helpful for teachers, though. Technology in a school can play a significant role to keep parents up to date and informed about their children’s education.

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Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Today’s guest, Bethany Petty gives us pointers and shares a common pitfall of those implementing new technology in the classroom. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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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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The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By 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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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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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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

Digital Promise

We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure. Technology has become so pervasive in our lives that we have grown reticent to question its value when its use may not support evidence-based practices. Taking a more critical look at edtech.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

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. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution?

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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. Education Technology Bootcamps Higher Education

5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. Edtech has the potential to create powerful learning environments that meet each unique learners’ needs and to foster highly motivated and engaged learners.

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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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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Top Edtech Classroom Tools

edWeb.net

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. And to help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, Director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “ 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.”

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

Edsurge

Behind the scenes, there’s accreditation reporting, tracking and organizing work around tenure, plus managing and supporting students while staying on top of new technologies and instructional practices. 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.

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How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

The success of educators nowadays is based on the interrelation between mastering their subject matter, pedagogy and the technology that supports teaching. Teachers need to choose and use the right educational technology — or edtech — to elevate teaching as well.

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New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

These were just some of the challenges addressed by innovative startups from across the western United States in the semi-finals of the 2018 Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA), co-sponsored by Digital Promise and GSVlabs, and the Michelson Foundation on November 15.

Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

Some things on sailboats haven’t changed much in thousands of years, others are recent, and every new technology gets tested by the same strict rule about purpose. A sextant was revolutionary analog technology. Technology and Learning. By Mac Bogert.