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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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.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers.

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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.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. Edutopia: Making Technology Work.

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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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. Parents couldn’t really look at it unless they were in the library for parent-teacher conferences or whatever.

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

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch. Digital libraries.

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

Neo LMS

All because of technological advancements. As such, the lives of many people have become so intertwined with technology. Therefore, a question arises about whether technology has a part it can play in classrooms? The best free EdTech tools.

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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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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.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

EdTech4Beginners

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. 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!

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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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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

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.

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.

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. Interested in the latest ideas and technologies to improve adult learning and workforce development?

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

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery. Second, the regular classroom teacher or librarian may be intimidated with these advanced tools and technologies.

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.

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?

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Legos, scented markers, handstands, books, and mud puddles. They also love technology, but we must ensure that children learn early on balance and digital safety. Using Technology with Young Learners.

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Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Sixth-graders get acquainted with the Sphero at the library during lunch or after school. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how tinker–fests and hackathons can rev up STEM interest in K–12 students.

Digital Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom

Tech Helpful

Using digital technology in the music classroom can be very rewarding, giving students ownership over their own creativity with the vast array of free music technology that is currently available.

e-Library A Great Source for Digital, Audio Books

techlearning

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

There are at least two truisms when it comes to education technology: 1. That gung-ho initiative is something that Mark Racine, director of technology at Boston Public Schools, applauds. 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. With the Clever Library, the company aims to give teachers more agency in finding and trying new products.

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6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential

EdTech Magazine

6 Assistive Technologies That Can Help Students Reach Their Full Potential. Assistive technologies can meet the needs of students at all grade and skill levels. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how schools are using virtual and augmented reality for assistive learning.

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.

5 ways to promote & share edtech success

eSchool News

As a school or district leader, don’t let your shyness stop you from sharing successful stories, especially those that include the use of academic technology. In this blog entry, we’ll explore five ways you can promote and share successful edtech success. Libraries represent literacy.

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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.

Featured Article: Math Teacher Uses New Technology to Reduce Student Anxiety & Build Confidence #mathchat #edtech

techieMusings

We asked her about the integration of technology in her lessons, and her thoughts on engaging students with video. VideoScribe has a large library of sketched drawings and you can pull any image into your project.

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

Doug Levin

Two news stories this week have turned my attention (again) to the issue of conflict of interest in education, technology, and public policy. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. This marks just the second “edtech” acquisition by Google in its history.

What are your edtech resolutions?

eSchool News

Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer, Cypress Fairbanks (TX) Independent School District. Esra Murray, library media specialist, Cider Mill Elementary School, Connecticut. Tina Coffey, instructional technology resource teacher, Roanoke County (VA) Schools.

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.

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. US Office of Educational Technology RCE framework. Education Technology

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

While the Wild West era of edtech may be over, there’s still some mystery over how schools decide what digital materials to buy. In the edWebinar, “ Building Authentic Need and Research into Edtech Development,” representatives from a large school district, a small district, a developer, and the research community answered burning questions about edtech procurement. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools?

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. 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.” Edtech should engage, but not addict.