7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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Why Moodle’s Mastermind, Martin Dougiamas, Still Believes in Edtech After Two Decades

Edsurge

Moodle , one of the most widely used learning management system across the world today. Moodle’s “flexible modularity” allows anyone to “build the perfect LMS.”. Key to its growth, he shares, is the ability to nurture a global community of partner businesses (which make up a “major source” of Moodle’s revenues) and staunch loyalists who volunteer their time to improve the open-source platform. As a platform Moodle allows everybody to make their own LMS.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

Now Introducing! EdTech Team Mexico

EdTechTeam

We are beyond excited to present our new team members who seek to improve education in the country (and beyond) through the use of innovative technology in the classroom. Gabriel Muñoz is passionate about education and technology. EdTechTeam Mexico is growing!

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll.

A Beginner’s Guide to #EdTech Open Source Software

Fractus Learning

For example, the web browser Firefox and the Learning Management System Moodle are both open source. Computer technology and the internet created an information revolution similar to that which happened when Gutenberg began printing books.

From Tech Newbie to Ninja to Sensei

Teacher Reboot Camp

Technology is just a tool. Recently, I conducted a webinar for SimpleK12’s technology day, Technophobe to Technoninja. I had a fun time creating the presentation, The Tech Ninja Guide , which is full of tips for integrating technology effectively. Send your student ninjas on learning missions with technology. Try Edmodo , Google Classroom , Schoology , Moodle, Edublogs , Haiku Learning, Wikis , or Google Apps for Education.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

It doesn’t matter because the changes to higher education are happening because of economics, demographics and, most of all, technology. Canvas and Moodle will continue to make inroads. On-campus Edtech. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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Reflecting Upon Teaching With Technology

EdTechSandyK

The following post was written as a reflection on my learning during the fifth and final week of a Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I pursue a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. edtech educational technology lamar pedagogy standardized testing teachin

Collaborative & Creative Online Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. Platforms like Moodle require server space. For more lesson plans and ideas, check out these hashtags- #Edchat, #ELearning, and #Edtech. You need to get parents on board with your technology integration. Byte-Sized Potential Effective Technology Integration Tech Tips collaboration digital pedagogy edtech elearning online teaching peeragogy vle

LinkedIn’s New Learning Platform to Recommend Lynda Courses for Professionals

Edsurge

Users will see courses in business, technology, creative and leadership skills. It is marketing the solution as a professional development tool that can help faculty learn how to use classroom tools such as Moodle, Adobe Captivate and learning management systems. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessLinkedIn loves to learn. Today the social media site for professionals.

A Timeline of Google Classroom’s March to Replace Learning Management Systems

Edsurge

While many schools and districts continue to use existing learning management systems, such as Blackboard, Canvas , Moodle and Schoology , Google’s Classroom platform is increasingly catching teachers’ eyes. Remember that Google is a technology-vision company that is comfortable putting out new tools before they understand how the tools will be used. It is still worth watching and an important edtech tool.”. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns?

Edsurge

While the emergence of “edtech” and the growing tide of investment towards this industry has led to a seemingly endless proliferation of new startups claiming to be in service of education, the perception of many educators, including some of my professors at Penn, is often one of skepticism. Or it may be that even some of the most well-funded and hyped edtech efforts have flopped or pivoted , leaving students and teachers scrambling.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

techlearning

Moodle? The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

It doesn’t matter because the changes to higher education are happening because of economics, demographics and, most of all, technology. Canvas and Moodle will continue to make inroads. On-campus Edtech. TL;DR. Wizard by seanmgrath.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Understand how Boyer integrates technology into his course design. For undergraduates in World Regions, the road to an A is paved with: 1) Weekly book reading quizzes —Each week a quiz is posted on Moodle —a free LMS—with questions arising from the two assigned chapters from The Plaid Avenger’s World.

An LMS for Everyone?

Tech Helpful

Through this process over the last 5 years we have implemented in both large and small ways 4 different LMS solutions- Moodle, Edify, Google Classroom, and Canvas. As a technology coordinator there are some moving parts that I think about that don't really impact the individual teachers: Cost.

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Meet the All New Flipgrid! #flipgridfever

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Flipgrid now integrates with multiple platforms including Google Classroom, Canva, Edmodo, Blackboard, Moodle, Sway, WordPress, Powerschool, Schoology, Brightspace, OneNote, and Teams. technology #edtech collaboration flipgrid flipgridfever iPad mobile app new features student voice

Not Just About Students: The Importance of Personalizing Learning for Teachers

Edsurge

Summer edtech camps with Tri-City United educators facilitating the sessions led to pilot projects with digital learning and instruction with this past summer’s professional developing moving truly into personalized learning. The target goals were to provide project-based, blended learning opportunities for teaching staff to—first off—gain tools which are useful when incorporating technology in the classroom. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

Overcome Your Nightmares

WJU EdTech

I teach a Technology for Teachers course in the School of Education – but today… I forgot our syllabus. I couldn’t log in to Moodle. EdTech Ideas poll poll everywhere word cloud Today was the first day of a new semester at our university.

Edmodo: My LMS of Choice

Rebecca Davies

Edmodo, Schoology, Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Docebo…and that is just a handful! In every school I have worked in there are a large number of staff and parents who ‘don’t do’ technology. edmodo edtech

Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter

EdTechSandyK

The Personal Learning Network (PLN) that I''ve built on Twitter over the past couple of months has become an amazing resource for learning about what''s going on in the educational technology world. I changed my email account to a new one I created just for edtech stuff.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

One of my teacher credential students asked me recently why our course, Teaching in the Age of EdTech , had focused on theoretical concepts through the first third of the course and seemed to ignore the more practical, toolkit uses of technology.

Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

The Electric Educator

Moodle? The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger By Jeff Bradbury, Teachercast.net A Teacher’s Take: Canvas vs. Google Classroom By Misty Joaquin, posted to Canvas LMS blog Seesaw vs. Google Classroom: What's the Best Management App for Your Classroom?

How Many Days Out Of The Classroom Is Too Many?

There is no box

I was out of the classroom at least once a month for County Office edtech meetings. Thanks to Moodle and Google Docs for that. While a part of me missed being at school (and not because I didn’t want to make lesson plans for subs, I didn’t need to with Moodle!),

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Edsurge

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. The best way to ‘prepare’ for future technological changes is to go with an LMS that plays well with external tools.". Michael Truong, Executive Director of Innovative Teaching and Technology at Azusa Pacific University #5: Does this platform plug in with all of the other platforms we have?

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Looking Back At 2011 And Looking Forward To 2012

The Web20Classroom

For the past few years ( here and here ) I started a tradition (if we can call it that) where I look back at the year in #edtech and try to make predictions as to what''s going to take hold in the coming year. But that is what makes working in Educational Technology so exciting right?

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Simplify Project Based Learning With Biteslide - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Planning the project The Entry Event Researching the project Creating the project Presenting the project Conclusion Introduction In this article I shall give you a brief introduction to Project Based Learning (PBL) and show you how Biteslide can be used as an end-to-end technology solution for PBL projects. There is a dizzying number of EdTech tools on the market today. Thanks goes to Manor New Technology High School for sharing these excellent sample documents.

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My Twitter Journey So Far: Using Twitter as a Personal Educational Resource

EdTechSandyK

Technology gurus. The main way I am using Twitter is to find edtech resources. So I started seeing who other good edtech resources were based on re-tweets and learning how to do Twitter searches for other edtech posters and followed them. I''m tracking some folks who work with Moodle like Mary Cooch and Moodlerific as that is an initiative our district is just starting. Like many of you I started hearing buzz about Twitter this year. Everyone was on it.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Via Education Week : “Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology’s Effects on Children.” “ Is The LMS A Distraction In EdTech Futurology? ” asks Moodle News. “Here’s What Happens When We Allow Facial Recognition Technology in Our Schools ,” says the ACLU.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via Edsurge : “Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA ’s New Privacy Rules.” Via the MIT Technology Review : “ Walmart will use VR headsets to train all its US employees.” ” “ University of Oregon to Launch Coding Bootcamp,” says the Campus Technology headline.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” ” Via Edsurge : “Behind Closed Doors: Edtech Entrepreneurs’ Biggest Challenges in 2018.” ” Shocking, I know, but apparently “technology” is a “megatrend.” Via Wired : “How Technology Shapes the Way We Read.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” ” Via Education Week : “In hurricanes ’ aftermath, technology eases return to school.” ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.” Via Edsurge : “NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The MIT Technology Review : “Finally, a Useful Application for VR: Training Employees.” ” “ Coding Boot Camps Are in Trouble, but New York City Has a Plan to Shape Them Up,” says MIT Technology Review. (“The Plan” is really more of “ a report.”). Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein continues to fight the LMS fight: “Fear and Loathing in the Moodle Community.” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Education Week : “ Minecraft Party to Raise Money for Technology in Philly Schools.” ” Campus Technology rewrites the press release that Examity will be used for identify verification and proctoring in edX classes. “ Credly Receives Open Badges Certification ,” Campus Technology reports. “ Is gender inequality in technology a good thing ?” Escape Technology has raised an undisclosed amount of money from Alpine Investors.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Cory Reid , who previously ran two edtech companies – Instructure and MasteryConnect – as their chief executive, has landed a new gig at Tyton Partners,” says Edsurge , failing to disclose that it shares investors with MasteryConnect. ” “A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin ” by Sean Michael Morris and Jesse Stommel. ” “Whither Moodle ?” (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

“ Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views,” says Campus Technology. ” And in other predictive analytics news, from The Intercept : “ Taser Will Use Police Body Camera Videos ‘to Anticipate Criminal Activity’ ” (If you think these stories are not relevant to education and education technology, you are not paying attention.). Techcrunch lists 11 technologies that “want to hack your brain.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Bloomberg Technology : “How Thync , Startup Behind Brain-Zapping Gadget, Almost Died.” ” Via the BBC : “ Microsoft accused of Windows 10 upgrade ‘nasty trick’ ” Via Campus Technology : “ Moodle Intros Full Support for Competency-Based Ed.” Its Crunchbase description is great : “TX-based edtech company.” Via Edsurge : “Edtech’s Next Significant Impact: Health and Wellness.”

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