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. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

Meet NEO at BETT 2020 in London!

Neo LMS

Established teaching practices are being transformed by the continuous advancements of education technologies. Meeting with like-minded people and sharing ideas of what’s currently happening in the educational sector and also of what will happen — because the future is never that far away.

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Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

Moving instruction online and preparing teachers to use technology in their teaching is a massive undertaking. As district leaders look for ways to minimize disruption to children’s learning, edtech coaches can be great assets. Edtech coaches know your district goals.

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10 #RemoteLearning Ideas.No #Edtech Required

The Web20Classroom

Nor will it meet the differentiated needs of our students with special needs. Here are 10 Remote Learning Ideas that require no technology. 10 Remote Learning Ideas, No Edtech Required Read- Reading is foundational to all learning. None require any technology!

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Meet NEO at ISTE 2018!

Neo LMS

ISTE — or the International Society for Technology in Education — is just around the corner. The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. We’re looking forward to meeting you at ISTE 2018!

Meet NEO at BETT 2018!

Neo LMS

Considering how fast education technology is evolving, this could remain true when today’s students become grandfathers themselves. Bett or The Bett Show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is an annual trade show that goes back to more than 30 years.

How an LMS can support a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Education technology can assist schools in many aspects, but especially on the data management front. However, the mere presence of edtech in a school setting doesn’t guarantee any results. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy.

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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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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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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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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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Be Transparent: Share the Research Behind Edtech

Digital Promise

The goal of Digital Promise’s Marketplace Research work has been to create smarter supply and smarter demand in the education technology (edtech) marketplace. We have consistently heard from educators that they are wary of claims made by edtech product developers.

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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.

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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The online edtech that helps educators make distance learning less distant

The Christensen Institute

One of the keys to success for any effective distance learning program is taking into account students’ personal circumstances, such as their home life, home resources, and access to technology.

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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.

Meet Google Keep, and 6 ways it can help schools

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google keep organization For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It’s littered with them.

Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge

Edsurge

Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. Education Technology Enterprises Nonprofits Financing

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.

Helping teachers and admins see the value of edtech

Neo LMS

Thinkers, authors, teachers, and school leaders have been saying it for many years, citing areas such as curriculum, pedagogy, school restructuring, and of course, technology. Helping teachers and admins see the value of edtech. Seeing how technology enriches learning.

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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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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

Edsurge

It was an edtech entrepreneur’s dream on Wednesday at Intel’s Education Accelerator Demo Day. KiraKira : The all-female team at KiraKira has a big goal in mind: get more girls interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Comprend.io : Even as new technology and tools trickle into classrooms across the U.S., Using a patented scanner technology, the tool allows teachers to grade assignments in seconds using a mobile device or tablet.

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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How Can We Make Edtech More Effective? Focused Content

Digital Promise

Despite all we know about the inherent complexities of teaching and learning, a desire for coverage still rules many educational technology (edtech) selection and procurement decisions. The problem with broad coverage in edtech. The post How Can We Make Edtech More Effective?

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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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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.

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Technology was the answer. Click here to see my tutorial on how to use Todays Meet.

How an LMS can supports a school’s edtech strategy

Neo LMS

Education technology can assist schools in many aspects, but especially on the data management front. However, the mere presence of edtech in a school setting doesn’t guarantee any results. 7 Ways an LMS supports a school’s edtech strategy.

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Can ‘Equity-Based Pricing’ Make Edtech Products More Accessible?

Edsurge

Certain districts that largely serve poorer communities have been able to provide technology and other resources. There could also be grumbling from districts that don’t meet the criteria” for the equity-based discounts, she adds. In Finland, a speeding ticket can cost six figures.

The best edtech PD isn’t about technology

eSchool News

Schools and districts spend billions on edtech, even while questions continue to swirl around whether such investments yield solid returns. Barriers to successful implementation often have little to do with the technology itself or teachers’ comfort with technology overall.

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5 Ways EdTech Helps Students with Special Needs in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

EdTech helps make a massive difference in their success. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech. Increasingly, edtech means technology that finds its way into the classroom.

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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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Rocket Mortgage Classic: Esports Meets Traditional Athletics in STEAM Learning

EdTech Magazine

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Esports Meets Traditional Athletics in STEAM Learning. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read about why more than 1,000 schools have added esports clubs. . I think it’s cool to see how far you can take this technology as you continue to go down this field,” said McInerney.

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.

Building an Effective EdTech Strategy - Bring together workload, collaboration, and education

ViewSonic Education

After a long wait, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its EdTech strategy in early April. The strategy laid out the government’s expectations of a closer relationship between schools and the EdTech companies who supply them. Tackling Education Workload with Edtech.