EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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10 engaging ways to use mobile devices in the classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Mobile devices are everywhere. More people interact with digital media through mobile now than through desktop computers, and that number continues to grow. Seventy five percent of kids under eight have their own mobile device. [.].

Offline Activities with Mobile Devices

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology in the classroom does not mean you need an Internet connection. Even without an Internet connection students learn a lot with mobile devices, laptops, and other technologies. This summer I will be publishing my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom , which describes the process of teaching with learning missions in more detail.

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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Mobile Learning with Google (GTT032)

Ditch That Textbook

The mobile devices so many students are equipped with have plenty of processing power — and plenty of potential to amplify learning. Google Teacher Tribe cell phones edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google teacher tribe googleedu gsuiteedu gttribe mobile learning

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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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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Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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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 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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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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Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

EdTech4Beginners

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. Technology Training and Certification for Teachers: A look into Different Professional Development Programs for Teachers. Tech for Kids: Blending Pedagogy and Technology.

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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. Will more schools embrace student-centric mobile devices?

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Top 3 EdTech Predictions for 2016 and Beyond

Waterford

The year is well under way and we have been anxiously watching the Internet to see the latest edtech predictions for 2016. Based on the numerous articles we’ve read, we’ve compiled our top 3 list edtech predictions for 2016. Mobile Learning.

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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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EduGems: Edtech Updates, Google Tools, & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

You may not know that I regularly share my education discoveries, resources, education technology updates, free apps, web tools, and tips on Twitter (@ShellTerrell). Scroll for the sections- Google Tools, Technology Updates, Resources, and Smart Tools. If you enjoyed these finds, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go , which has digital and mobile activities and handouts. Vol 1:1, click here to read the other EduGems issues !

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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.

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Mobile Nations - great resources for all mobile OS's and devices

Educational Technology Guy

If you own a smartphone or tablet, you should be using Mobile Nations. Mobile Nations is a group of web sites that each focus on a mobile operating systems. These sites are great for anyone who uses a mobile system, including teachers, students, and others.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds. Mobile AR, Voice and Future Interfaces.

Mobile Storyteller, and how your students can tell stories, too

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech creative teaching edtech educational technology storytelling video video projectsAnyone can tell stories. They’re powerful and compelling. It’s how humankind has passed information down from generation to generation.

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.

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Effective Technology Integration digital literacy digital research edtech education technologyEnjoyed these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

How to use Google Classroom’s secret productivity tool: the mobile app

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech edtech educational technology feedback g suite for education google apps for education google classroom googleedu mobile app notificationsThe education world is starting to get used to Google Classroom. It was released in August 2014 to much fanfare and basic features. Since then, the updates have come fast and furious, and as of January 2017, Google Classroom has more than 70 million users: students, teachers and others.

EdTech that transforms access for physically disabled students

Neo LMS

Undoubtedly eye-gaze technology has created the greatest advance in access for people with serious immobility such as those suffering paralysis or ALS. In fact eye-gaze technology is now being preferred even by students with limited mobility due to its increasing accuracy and ease-of-use.

Educators Want More Mobile Technologies for Classroom Use, Better PD

Marketplace K-12

The SpedApps project , created by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio, also features a website that reviews apps developed to reach special education students, as well as two apps created by researchers working on the initiative.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I have provided several templates, handouts and activities to motivate students to brainstorm in different ways for each digital mission. Lucid Chart is a fantastic tool for web and mobile graphic organizers!

How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12

EdTech Magazine

How Technology Can Improve Digital Citizenship in K–12. As technology is further integrated into the classroom, digital citizenship is an essential skill all students need to possess. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how digital literacy programs prepare students for a tech-enabled future.

Mobile Learning in Georgetown ISD

EdTechSandyK

Over the past year, the school district I work for has made tremendous strides in the realm of mobile learning. High school Latin teacher Mark Warren and his students were featured, as was our EdTech Coordinator Kim Garcia (my boss).

EduGems: Edtech Updates, Google Tools, & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

You may not know that I regularly share my education discoveries, resources, education technology updates, free apps, web tools, and tips on Twitter (@ShellTerrell). Scroll for the sections- Google Tools, Technology Updates, Resources, and Smart Tools. If you enjoyed these finds, you may want to get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go , which has digital and mobile activities and handouts. Vol 1:1, click here to read the other EduGems issues !

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Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”-David Goal: Share your edtech success story.

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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. These include impairments in hearing, vision and mobility. EdTech and the Challenges of Special Needs Learning. Referred to as assistive technology (AT), these devices are often decidedly low tech.

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Mobile Printing at Los Angeles Magnet School Enabled

techlearning

Toshiba America Business Solutions ’ technology initiative is enabling students, teachers and administrators at King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine & Science in Los Angeles to print from anywhere on campus using a mobile device. [ Printers edtech News Ed Tech Ticker

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location. Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning Curiosity edtech mlearning mobile learning qr qr codes STEAM STEM

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? DJI Phone Camera Gimbal from OSMO Mobile [link] – the price has dropped from $399 to $299 from when I bought it so the price I stated in the podcast is actually lower now – a handheld “tripod” for smartphones.

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Assessing the evidence for edtech

Ed Tech Now

The widespread criticisms of the recent LSE and OECD reports are poorly founded and do nothing but undermine the argument for serious edtech Continue reading → Academic research BYOD edtech education technology Louis-Philippe Beland LSE mobile phones in schools PISA Richard Murphy

Infographic: Why mobile technology is hurting some students

eSchool News

[ Editor’s Note : Read “ Infographic: The edtech challenges faced by immigrant students” here.]. More than half (52 percent) of those with home broadband said they internet service is too slow, and 29 percent with mobile-only access exceeded their plan data limits.

Can new EdTech tools combat economic despair?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent Brookings paper on social mobility, Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine illuminate an intangible, yet severe, consequence of income inequality: economic despair.

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Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. Thanks to the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE , more than 100 teams embarked on the challenge to create mobile apps designed to increase literacy levels in low-skilled adults.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.