8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He Richard Byrne – Bio as Submitted Richard is best known for his award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers.

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Effective Uses of EdTech: Practicing Spaced Repetition for Improved Memory

EmergingEdTech

The best uses of education technology are not about the technology – they're about teaching and learning. Technology can be a powerful tool, but it's all about how its used.

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future. Students win with edtech.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? Olloclip Core Lens set for iPhone 7 [link] – be careful when you hook this on or you can crack the phone. You can’t have on a case when you use this attachment but it makes an iphone’s quality even better.

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EdTech for Struggling Readers

Class Tech Integrate

The reason we use technology in education is to support student learning by helping teachers meet the needs of their learners. Speechify - Chrome OS & iOS app I was introduced to Speechify in Episode 99 of The House of #EdTech Podcast by Chris Nesi.

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Google Maps vs. Apple Maps—important lessons for edtech

The Christensen Institute

As a general rule, one of the prime patterns of disruptive innovation happens when an industry shifts from proprietary, interdependent technology architectures to more modular and flexible architectures. Edtech developers should take note.

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Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) 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.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. When I Buy Edtech Products, Our Teachers Don’t Use Them… What Do I Do? Many education technologies are not interoperable. A K-12 school operating system is the next step in the evolution of education technology.

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What Do Edtech and IKEA Have in Common? Persuasive Design.

Edsurge

Technology shapes the way we interact everyday. The practice of intentionally guiding user behavior is known as "persuasive technology," and it’s making its way into our phones, our homes and our schools. This week on the EdSurge On Air podcast , we talk with three experts who study persuasive tech, behavior design, and the ways that algorithms behind technology and search engines can leave damaging effects on society and further exacerbate social inequalities.

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Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.

Educational Technology Support

Kleinspiration

I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Please take a moment to explore their sites and see for yourself how they''re transforming the landscape of #edtech today.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition).

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition).

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New Markets Venture Partner’s Latest Edtech Fund Closes at $68 Million

Edsurge

When New Markets Venture Partners first began fundraising for its second education technology investment fund, Barack Obama was in office, Brexit for up for debate and iPhones still had headphone jacks. And according to Palmer’s research, 21 of the 23 largest exits in the edtech industry have come from companies based outside of New York or the San Francisco Bay Area. It also gives the foundation a lens into the challenging realities of the edtech startup ecosystem.

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Meet the 83-Year-Old App Developer Who Says Edtech Should Better Support Seniors

Edsurge

But through learning how to code, she believes that experience offers an even more important lesson to today’s education and technology companies: don’t forget about senior citizens. Today’s education technology products overwhelmingly target young people. The perspective of senior citizens is that even if technology is good, it is hard to pick up and keep up with new technologies,” said Wakamiya in a speech at the Edvation x Summit this week in Tokyo.

Fantastic Apps I Use Every Day

The CoolCatTeacher

My students can use their iPhones/iPads or computers to follow along and see the slides. 10-minute Teacher Show All Subjects Assessment Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Gsuite and Google Apps Innovation iPads Mac Productivity Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Blog EdTech News News news OER

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Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning.

How To Save a Periscope. #edtech

Kleinspiration

After all, that is what I was showcasing: educational artifacts and technology integration in real time - not my adorable students. The broadcast should have saved to my camera roll; however, my storage on my iPhone was too full.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). EdTech News News news OER

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

You can quickly and easily scan QR codes with an iPhone camera. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning Curiosity edtech mlearning mobile learning qr qr codes STEAM STEM

As Technology Becomes Easier to Use, Our Depth of Learning Needs to Continue to Increase

The Principal of Change

If you have an iPhone, do you remember taking out the manual and going over how to use your new device? If you do, you are making up this experience in your head because the iPhone does not come with a manual. Technology is easier for this generation of students than it was for us.

Beware Edtech’s Equivalent of the Flashlight App

Edsurge

And with the sort of clarity that makes one feel a little dumb, it struck me: the great technology trend reversal of our times is hurtling at us. In June 2010, the iPhone 4—the first ever iPhone to have an LED flash—was released. This shift is happening in education technology as well, notably with the learning management system (LMS). Edtech products designed on the LTI standard can serve as “plugins” to these LMSs.

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Try Out Google Expeditions… WOW!

EdTech4Beginners

You need VR viewers for your students ( you can easily purchase them from Amazon ), mobile phones (fairly up to date iPhones or android phones work perfectly well) and the Google Expeditions app downloaded on to the devices. “Wow! Amazing! Ohhhhhh! Wooaahhh!”

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Non-profit to Crowdsource Effectiveness of Edtech.

Leadership Lounge

Non-profit to crowdsource effectiveness of edtech. The free five-month pilot program at Truman College and Kennedy-King College will provide the instruction and equipment necessary to create and publish iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps, and sell them on the iOS App Store. Blockchain's an opportunity to foster a more inclusive and diverse tech sector, ensuring our workforce, especially women, obtain the skills needed for the technology revolution.".

Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, & the end of Braille?

Indiana Jen

This is a fascinating look at the benefits and pitfalls of using technology in helping students with disabilities access educational tools. This week’s WNYC’s Note to Self focused on smartphones and their role in educating and. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Our responsibility to humanity: Teach less content

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t even have to type it anymore if we ask Siri on our iPhones or do an [.]. Teaching decision-making digital citizenship edtech educational technology social mediaFor generations, content has been king in the classroom.

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Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. Look at the most innovative technology we have today: iPhone, ChromeBook, Galaxy Note, iMac, or whatever your favorite tool might be. You are literally looking at the worst piece of technology our students will see in their lifetime. Technology will only get better, because we are constantly working to improve it and make it better.

Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, & the end of Braille?

Indiana Jen

This is a fascinating look at the benefits and pitfalls of using technology in helping students with disabilities access educational tools. This week’s WNYC’s Note to Self focused on smartphones and their role in educating and. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Guest Post: Connect Technology to Education by Tim L. Cooley

Kleinspiration

Connect Technology to Education Technology provides a clear advantage for teachers who are looking to educate, uplift, and instruct students. Today, brilliant minds continue to pioneer new areas by using technology to connect with education, creating a plethora of powerful tools. One of the common uses of educational technology is online resources for teachers and parents to communicate. Apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPad Touch have skyrocketed over the past few years.

?On-Air EdTech: How Audio Journalism Is Helping Students Build Digital Literacy

Edsurge

Their project, titled “Ears Wide Open,” was part of the organization’s recent dive into radio journalism—an unassuming edtech tool that’s now being used by educators to teach digital literacy, audio editing and journalistic storytelling. Radio Rookies was really interested in seeing how their program would play out with middle schoolers,” says Giffin, whose role is to integrate technology in Global Kids’ human rights and global issues education. Athina G.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

I kind of showed them this App called Google Street View [link] which is on iPhone and Android. Now what did they learn as they did this, besides all of the incredible technology?

Tech Solving the Intolerable Motionlessness of Reading

EdNews Daily

Digital Learning Featured Technology EdTech LeiLani Cauthen Reading ProgramsBy LeiLani Cauthen. Written words are motionless and unremarkable when approached by human eyes. They lie on paper in black and white, unmoving.

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