Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. Nicol is the outgoing co-chair for ISTE’s Digital Equity Network, and she is the past chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG. Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R.

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Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. Therefore, we believe that schools should move from “acceptable use” to “responsible use” policies.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part II)

Doug Levin

The Layers of ESSA: Educational Technology in Title IV – 21st Century Schools, Part A. K-12 educational technology policy. educational technology policy should be over the coming four years (when the law will next come due to be reauthorized).

The right policies for virtual schools

The Christensen Institute

The report is especially noteworthy for its analysis of how the incentives created by policy have shaped the priorities and business models of the virtual school ecosystem. Low-quality virtual schools exist today because current policies hire them to merely enroll students.

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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U.S K-12 Educational Technology Policy: What is the Federal Role? (Part I)

Doug Levin

What should the federal role be in promoting access to and use of technology for K-12 education (AKA ‘educational technology policy’)? This post is the first in a series on the topic of the federal role with respect to access to and use of technology in U.S.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. AUP – Acceptable Use Policy. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching.

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U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech? Point A: We need to be asking what works because we’re spending a lot of money on education technology.

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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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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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The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

Securly

By the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) , schools are required to 1) employ technology protection measures and 2) educate students on appropriate online behavior. Outline rules and ramifications of violating the online safety policy. 70.3%

Parent Questions About Edtech

Ask a Tech Teacher

I love hearing a parent’s perspective on technology in their classrooms so I reached out to efriend, Joe Peters for his thoughts. And most of all, technology has invaded the classroom in the form of equipment, tools and video educational lessons. .

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New Website Details State Policies for Acquiring Digital Learning Content

Marketplace K-12

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has launched an online tool to help ed-tech companies, states, and districts learn about digital instructional material procurement. Ed-tech Procurement State Policy acquisition digitalresources edtech procurement

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. Try this : Where possible, take action at the public policy level to address digital inclusion.

Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech.

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How Crowdfunding Is Matching Teacher Requests to District Tech Policies

Edsurge

Policies, technical guidelines and even legal fine print can occasionally throw monkey wrenches into school requests for resources, particularly on the technology side (imagine requesting a Windows tablet only to find the district doesn’t support that operating system). Sarah Kyriazis, who works in instructional technology for Massachusetts’ Worcester Public Schools, agrees that dealing with potential problems before supplies arrive is a great idea. “We

Do You Know the Edtech Adoption Rules in Your State? SETDA’s New Guide May Help.

Edsurge

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) aims to clear up the murky waters surrounding the adoption of digital learning materials, a process that varies wildly between states. All four are profiled in case studies that detail their policies, funding allotments, adoption processes and notable challenges. SEDTA maintains a state-by-state database with information about procurement policies, and links to resources from those 27 states.)

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5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . When comparing technologies, it’s not about what is the newest and most modern.

10 EdTech Questions You Might Be Asked At Interview (Answer Tips Included!)

EdTech4Beginners

Here are 10 questions you may be asked along with some tips on how to answer them: 1) How do you use technology in the classroom? 2) How would you deal with technology failure during a lesson? Also stress that technology should not be used just for the sake of it; purpose is needed.

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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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The Evolution of the New York City Edtech Scene, Empowering Parents and Tax Policy

Edsurge

Every week, some policy maker, some legislative vote or confirmation hearing is trending on Twitter and Facebook. But Jeanne Allen, founder of the Center for Education Reform has been closely monitoring and evaluating education policy for over 30 years. EdSurge recently talked with Allen about the changes she sees in public schools, and how those changes are impacting education technology. Jeanne Allen speaking at NY Edtech Week.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Set EdTech Class Procedures.

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"Teachers Talk Technology" Report Creates Snapshot of Classroom Technology Use

techlearning

Today, MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, released the second in its State of the K-12 Market Report 2018 series, Teachers Talk Technology , creating a snapshot of how teachers across the country are using classroom technology. News Research edtech Ed Tech Ticker Policy

What the World Can Teach the US About Education Technology

Edsurge

Some of the conclusions may not come as a surprise in the Omidyar Network’s report on what works in scaling education technology in different regions worldwide. But what may surprise some readers of the report, released Monday, is what the United States can learn from developing nations when it comes to bringing together all parties interested in edtech. By many measures, the country’s education technology ecosystem is small.

FBI Warns Educators and Parents About Edtech’s Cybersecurity Risks

Edsurge

The FBI has released a public service announcement warning educators and parents that edtech can create cybersecurity risks for students. Specifically, the organization notes that the “widespread collection of sensitive information” by education technology vendors, such as web browsing history, biometric data and students’ geolocation, could “present unique exploitation opportunities for criminals.” Education Technology Data Privacy Policy

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. You know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing

Doug Levin

Most mornings, over a cup of coffee, I do my daily reading of news about trends and issues related to education and technology – a practice I have more or less followed for at least the past 20 years. All kudos to the edtech PR flacks who get their stories covered.

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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy

Edsurge

For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. This included guidelines for curriculum and edtech.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Commit to Student Privacy and Clearly Articulate Policies to Stakeholders. Districts leading the way in this area have clear privacy policies in place, carefully review terms of service and contract language, have teachers that are educated on their responsibilities, and communicate well with families. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. To stay up-to-date, I recommend that you subscribe to SmartBrief’s Edtech Newsletter. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights.

Experts Look Into the Crystal Ball of the Next Administration’s Ed Policy

Edsurge

the experts agreed that equity, access and accountability will define the next four years of education policy. Where policy might differ is in the regulation of such programs, Robinson added. Purdue compared the future of ESSA to looking into a crystal ball, since the proposed rules for the K-12 education policy have yet to take effect. Edtech companies can help us think smartly and differently about delivering education.”. Education Technology Government Policy

A Supreme Court Justice’s Legacy in Edtech

Edsurge

Since that day—whether timed with O’Connor’s announcement or in anticipation of the midterm election is unclear—several edtech organizations have taken up the mantle on civics education. Education Technology Government PolicyWith the contentious Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh still weighing on many Americans’ minds and a closely-watched midterm election just days away, now seems as good a time as any for educators to teach their students some civics.

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What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

Edsurge

Some education technology vendors are eager to get their wares in front of school and district decision-makers. I have also been in organizations that are very grassroots-based, where teachers brought much of the innovation and change around the adoption and use of technology.

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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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10 Must-Attend EdTech Conferences in 2016

Where Learning Clicks

This year promises to be an exciting one, with some of our favorite annual edtech conferences and summits coming back bigger and better than ever. The post 10 Must-Attend EdTech Conferences in 2016 appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Seeking Integrity in EdTech Research – Again

ProfHacker

Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. This post was co-authored with Autumm Caines (primary author).

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Today's Newsletter: Technology is not the Messiah

techlearning

Technology has provided instructional tools, not the instruction itself. An article I have continued to reference is Charles Breinin’s “Technology as Messiah” (published in September 1993 in Education Digest, available via ProQuest). edtech Policy TL Advisor Blog

A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)

Edsurge

Dubbed “Clever Goals,” the tool lets educators, students and parents see how long a pupil spent on different digital learning programs, along with their “progress,” which is defined differently depending on the kind of edtech software. (It They can also create reports for parents to see their child’s usage of and progress through different edtech tools. Like medicine, some edtech products recommend a certain level of usage before users can expect to see improvement.

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AUP/Policy Discussion

EdTechSandyK

Better to build a policy around doing the right thing. Set an expectation that the students and teachers will use technology responsibly Bud Hunt from Colorado - [link] What about CIPA? A district committee with instructional tech, admins, technology staff to decide blocking policy might be beneficial for creating filtering policy How to make things better? Share the ISTE Nets with them to start - national technology standards for our kids!