Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

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Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. The post Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Have you seen “What Works” for your schools? Amplify success with a video library of teaching

Edthena

New toolsets from Edthena allow any district to curate a video library of searchable lesson segments, tagged to teaching standards, and shared securely to all staff members within the district. We’ve made each organization’s library searchable by grade, subject, and tags.

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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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Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. The library is searchable by topic with preview features for selections. How to use the library.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. The post Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability appeared first on Digital Promise.

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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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10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

EdTech4Beginners

The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. They can create books and put them in a private library or a shared library for you and your students. This EdTech tool is so easy to use. Each one can make a big difference in your teaching and your students learning.

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Conquering the EdTech World with GoConqr.

EdTech4Beginners

Unlike other platforms, our tools are designed to put learners at the heart of learning, empowering them to create their own study resources or find what they need in our vast library of user-created resources covering every topic imaginable. What exactly is GoConqr?

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Veative Wins Best EdTech Solutions For K-12

Veative

Veative exhibited its extensive educational VR STEM library at EdTechReview, held at Vivanta By Taj, Dwarka New Delhi. Veative won the best EdTech Solutions for K-12 at EdTechReview Summit Expo 2018. The post Veative Wins Best EdTech Solutions For K-12 appeared first on Veative.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools.

littleBits Updates Pro Library Collection

techlearning

littleBits today announced updates to its Pro Library, a giant collection of Bits and accessories meant to fuel young inventors’ imaginations as they gain science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. News Ed Tech Ticker Steam edtech

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. The EdTech sphere is obviously developing quickly, so some things that seemed impossible only a few years ago have become a standard in the meantime. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. Director of Digital Learning and Innovation at Milford Public Schools, MA, talked about why they wrangled their technology and how having a defined edtech toolbox improved teaching and learning overall.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

International Children’s Digital Library. There are plenty of EdTech resources to explore, and you couldn’t test them all even if you tried. Hopefully, this list of 15 EdTech resources inspired you to make your classroom more fun! education edtech educational technology teachers teaching technologyIf you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it.

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The best 10 free EdTech tools and websites every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

It has therefore become imperative for teachers to be conversant with EdTech tools and websites in order to be truly effective in passing down knowledge. Reasons why teachers should embrace the use of EdTech tools and websites. The best free EdTech tools.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

A Digital Library Website for Young Readers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Epic is a popular digital library for kids. It has been featured in Common Sense best EdTech of 2017. Epic provides access to thousands of high quality books, audiobooks, read-to-me books, and.read more

e-Library A Great Source for Digital, Audio Books

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Raz-Kids Solid choice for leveled readings and progress-tracking Pros: In addition to the huge library of leveled texts, teachers get a detailed view of students' progress, even as they read independently.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

Edsurge

Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. According to a recent Pew Research Report , millennials are most likely to have visited a public library in the past year compared to any other generation. But what would make a generation that grew up with internet so reliant on libraries—spaces traditionally known to be filled with shelves upon shelves of books? Cut through edtech market noise by crowd-sourcing Concept?

Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable

Edsurge

Users who upload class materials can access the full library for free. These quizzes can then direct users to study materials from Course Hero’s resource libraries. Another U.S.

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

eSchool News

A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning.

First-ever online library of edtech pricing data launches for school districts

eSchool News

The Technology for Education Consortium (TEC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 edtech procurement, today at FETC 2017 launched the TEC Data Platform. Currently, the platform’s library provides a sample report on iPads and Chromebooks.

Making Edtech Efficacy Actionable

Edsurge

Edtech is an investment, but how do you know if the investment you made is actually getting results? In this webinar we will focus on the key criteria you need to think about when evaluating the efficacy of edtech products before, during and after a rollout. This online panel discussion on how districts can set themselves up for edtech success was originally recorded on June 20th, 2018. CT LearnPlatform Product Library.

Here Is A Very Good Digital Library for Kids and Young Learners

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Epic is a popular digital library for kids. It has been featured in Common Sense best EdTech of 2017. kids librariesEpic provides access to thousands of high quality books, audiobooks, read-to-me books, and.read more.

Free Online Video Library Ideal for Flipped or Traditional Classroom

techlearning

Check123 Free online video library keeps it short and sweet Pros: Pulls videos from all over the world into a safe, filtered, made-for-education environment.

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). Beyond this initial offering, the installation will move on to the library and other locations over the next 18 months, until the campus becomes what its promoters are calling a “data-gathering laboratory”.

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The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. This is not just a call for open textbooks, but for awareness of all library resources, and reimagining the role that the library will play in the 21st century university.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. District Management Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning edtech goals resolutionsThis year, I resolve to … Support high-quality learning.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

To continue encouraging teachers to find tools while still keeping tabs on what they’re using, Racine has asked them to turn to another destination: the Clever Library. Soft-launched last summer, the library currently houses more than 100 educational apps, which teachers can browse by subjects or categories (like assessment or presentation tools). With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products.

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How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

I imagine wide-eyed kids with big smiles, just like the ones I see on edtech product pages. Not only do I want to know what is—and isn’t—working with my product, I also want to stay up to date on edtech trends overall. The trend I’m hearing about from every corner of edtech today is “screen fatigue.” Fast forward to this June, when EdSurge shared the “ tired edtech trends that teachers wish would retire. Edtech should engage, but not addict.

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?Kahoot Pulls Back the Curtains for Studio, a Library of Ready-Made Learning Games

Edsurge

So the company set out to make Kahoot Studio, a curated library of ready-to-play kahoot games for K-12 educators and their students. The company will be adding more to the library over time, and plans to have at least 300 kahoots spanning math, science, ELA, history and geography kahoots for K-12 by the end of the year. Kahoot already offers a public library of more than 20 million games and quizzes created by its users. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar , edtech experts provided an overview of the E-Rate program, state matching funds, and ways to obtain grants for technological development. In 2010 the FCC appointed her to the USAC board representing the nation’s schools and libraries on ERATE.