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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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.

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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).

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.

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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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: 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.

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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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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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%

The New Research Competition That Could Spark an Edtech Revolution

Edsurge

Another school year has kicked off, and school officials will spend more than $13 billion on technology solutions that claim to work but often fail to generate the desired outcome. Educators want to see why a program or technology works in one setting and not another.

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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.

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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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

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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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

The FTC Has Its Sights on COPPA, and Edtech Providers Should Take Notice

Edsurge

Short for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, the federal law requires certain websites, apps, and other online services to obtain parental consent and post a privacy policy before collecting personal information from children under the age of 13.

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What can we learn from 3 organizations’ approaches to integrate teaching and technology?

The Christensen Institute

It’s success hinges on both new technology and novel approaches to teaching—two discrete variables that are rarely controlled by the same players. States don’t give schools and districts big R&D budgets to do edtech development. Education Blog Blended learning Edtech teaching

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.

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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Understanding The Deep Fake: A Troubling Trend

The CoolCatTeacher

You can take courses on helpful topics like classroom management, teacher wellness, education technology, special education classes and more. He is the Director of Technology for the Casady School in Oklahoma City.

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Course Hero Joins the Edtech Unicorn Stable

Edsurge

education technology company has reached the billion-dollar valuation mark, and with that comes bragging rights to being a “unicorn.” But notes are still a gray area and the policies vary from school to school. Education Technology Entrepreneurship FinancingAnother U.S.

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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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

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. How knowledgeable are teachers about technology? Is it established by district policy or is each teacher encouraged to pick their own?

"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

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.

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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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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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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Checking Your Edtech Assumptions

Edsurge

This is the first in a series of articles chronicling how education leaders across the country understand the assumptions built into edtech products. They are present when we’re building relationships with our peers, policies for our schools, or lesson plans in our classrooms. And they are especially present when we build or implement technology to support teaching and learning. Discovering the right edtech is hard.

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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.

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.