10 creative alternatives to research reports and papers

Ditch That Textbook

In high school and college, I suffered through quite a few research reports and papers. Ed Tech audioboom edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps piktochart research papers research reports thinglink

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Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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Closed Schools Shine Light on the Value of Edtech Coaches

Digital Promise

Multiple surveys (for example, this 2018 survey from PWC ) report that many teachers in the United States do not have enough experience, resources, or training to use technology in the most effective ways, especially in low-income schools. Edtech coaches know your district goals.

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Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review

ProfHacker

Justin Reich and Mizuko (Mimi) Ito have recently published a report entitled From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies. The report is available for download without monetary charge and without collection of your personal data.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

While we’ve come a long way from the “grasping at straws” syndrome, educators continue to ponder the worth of many educational technology (edtech) products and struggle with the best and most efficient means of choosing these products. Use a search engine dedicated to edtech products.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years conducted interviews with my toddler, Savvy. Conference Highlights ISTE #ISTE2019 #NOTATISTE #NOTATISTE19 #PassTheScopeEDU edtech

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New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

CUE

In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning. The post New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning appeared first on OnCUE. Learn CUE Spark digital learning edtech research Schoology

New Horizon Report K-12 2016

Kevin Corbett

Educational Change Future Tech Online Learning Virtual Reality (VR) edtech Horizon ReportWhat’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change?

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). Differing Perspectives on the Edtech Marketplace.

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How edtech is improving special education

Neo LMS

Edtech gives students with physical disabilities a voice. Edtech helps alleviate attendance issues. Edtech allows students to pace their work. Edtech expands access to specialty services. Edtech encourages parental partnerships. Technology has transformed the world.

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Writing papers and research reports the Google way

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t use formal academic papers and reports that much in real life. Ed Tech digital writing edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google keep research papers research reportsThe traditional research paper has been around a long time. We all likely have a memory of sweating over one at the last minute. They’re still a staple in K-12 schools and in universities. Often, they’re sources for more academic papers and [.].

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

That is why schools should be prepared for these situations and act accordingly, whether it is by translating some school materials or by adopting edtech tools that enable multiple language use. 4 Great ideas for boosting parent engagement through edtech. Being a parent* is hard work.

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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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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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Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

Digital Promise

Unfortunately, too many of our investments in educational technology (edtech) have fallen far short of our civil rights aspirations. Taking a more critical look at edtech. Shouldn’t we collectively hold the edtech market accountable for failing our diverse learners?

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Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

Digital Promise

Once an educational technology (edtech) tool is in a school, the hard work is just beginning due to a number of potential hurdles and challenges that leadership and educators need to overcome. Evaluating Edtech Quality and Use Matters.

Report: MassNET Reports on ELA Edtech Tools

Edsurge

The Massachusetts School Support Network (MassNET) Edtech Testbed research aims to improve schools’ abilities to implement edtech tools. The report, Insights on Software Piloting in an Urban School District , released in December 2016, suggests key factors that influence successful adoption of edtech products. One observation from the report: “A key finding is that even among this group of volunteers, teachers’ actual usage of the software products carried greatly.”

Challenges Facing Edtech Procurement and Possible Solutions: Part 2

Digital Promise

Despite the challenges educators face when trying to purchase edtech tools, new procurement tools have emerged that support evidence-based decision making when choosing and buying edtech products. Start with a Needs Assessment to Prioritize Students when Purchasing Edtech.

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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Mitigating edtech related issues rests on authentically engaging as many learners as possible. edtech educational technology instruction instructional design pedagogyWith all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators.

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DEN Trend Report: 8/16/17

Discovery Education

EdTech Digest) By Melissa Maypole. Dive Brief: As personnel costs tend to increase when most school district budgets do not, administrators are looking for ways to reduce personnel without affecting educational quality, District Administration reports.

Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Neo LMS

Many teachers report that rather than dedicating time to SEL, it is more efficient — and effective — to adopt SEL techniques into all lessons, whatever they may be teaching, be it History or Math. Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Challenges and Possible Solutions for Edtech Procurement: Part 1

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech) companies have capitalized on technology’s potential to personalize learning experiences for students, which can result in content that is layered with mechanisms to support the needs of diverse learners. 5 major challenges surrounding edtech procurement.

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10 challenges facing edtech leaders

eSchool News

A new report from CoSN builds on a survey of more than 500 school systems to gauge the top challenges edtech leaders grapple with each day. Cybersecurity, tight budgets, and much-needed infrastructure updates are among edtech leaders’ the top concerns and challenges.

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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Reluctant writers in your class? Engage them with Pokemon character reports.

EdTech4Beginners

Here is an example: This inspired me to set a homework challenge for my students to create their own Pokemon character non-chronological reports. Tagged: edtech , education , English , learning , lessons , literacy , reluctant writers , teachers , teaching , technology , writing.

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The Post-Pandemic Outlook for Edtech

Edsurge

Soon, schools would be inundated with sales pitches from edtech companies, and it didn’t take long before they started pushing back against those that seemed predatory. For the edtech industry, the pandemic poses a paradox. The pandemic came early to Seattle.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

Here is the full report.) Not surprisingly, those who rely on cell phones to do so report having the hardest time. The survey found that students report being less likely than teachers to have a consistently quiet place to work.

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Report from ASCD, Part 2: Next Wave of EdTech Resources

techlearning

Get to know these education technology tools because they will help your instruction, student learning, and growth

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement. But, how does the 2010 vision for edTech match what’s actually happening today? The cost, plus it’s easy manageability and durability, made Chromebooks a main player in the edtech game.

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2019 State of Education Technology Report: Teachers, Administrators Say EdTech Accelerates Learning

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State of Technology" survey and report analyzing education technology trends and usage.  More than 80 percent of teachers and administrators agree education technology accelerates student learning according to Promethean's® 2019 "U.S.

Reach Each Student: Design Edtech for Learner Variability

Digital Promise

Edtech has the potential to ignite the power of learning by helping teachers tailor learning environments and instruction to reach the full diversity of learners. To read our full research report, click here.

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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. A different approach to discovering and vetting edtech.

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5 Reasons You Should Read the Free Cyberlearning Community Report

EdTech4Beginners

As a computer science teacher who likes staying current with the best ways to integrate useful technology in my classroom, I found the recently published Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology full of great ideas!

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Demystifying the Adult Edtech Market

Digital Promise

Watch this webinar to learn about untapped potential of the the adult learning edtech landscape, including specific customer segments to target. To learn even more, read our report, Accelerating Change: A Guide to the Adult Learning Ed-Tech Market.

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