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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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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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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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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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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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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.”

How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

Teachers need to choose and use the right educational technology — or edtech — to elevate teaching as well. Therefore, the use of edtech in one form or another in the classroom is a must. How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom.

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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.

New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning

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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

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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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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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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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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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Neo LMS

Worldwide there’s a growing number of initiatives to include education technologies — or edtech — in the classroom. Edtech surely seems a win-win solution for both students and teachers. Students win with edtech. Educators also win with edtech.

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. Edtech companies may even seek out these schools because they have a very clear mission and framework for implementation. Implement the long-term, matchmaking type of approach to edtech decision making.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

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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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New Horizon Report K-12 2016

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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?

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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10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

EdTech4Beginners

The EdTech industry continues to grow with new products. These edtech products are available to educators and school administrators. Here’s a complete list of must-try Edtech Resources and Technology Tools for Teachers: BOOK CREATOR. This EdTech tool is so easy to use. education edtech new edtech new technology teaching teaching ideas technology in the classroomEach one can make a big difference in your teaching and your students learning.

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Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch. In other words, EdTech and AI have the potential to truly make a difference and reduce social inequality. The UK Educational Gap.

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Rapid Cycle Pilots: Using Edtech to Support English Learners

Digital Promise

Education leaders seeking to improve learning outcomes for English Learners have started exploring ways to leverage edtech tools to meet students’ diverse cultural and linguistic needs. Research suggests this approach has promise, but with so many edtech options and limited evidence on their impact, many district leaders need help determining which tools best meet the needs of their particular English Learner population.

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Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. Stupid EdTech ideas and why you should use them #ISTE19 #notatiste19 #PassTheScopeEdu [link]. —

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