Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When teaching a course on edtech, it’s logical to start with a look at how professors can select the best tech tools for their courses. There are more edtech tools to choose, from. I wanted students to study edtech while using it, so every week will feature some hands-on work. For that matter, what is technology?

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Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?

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This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Bryan Alexander Audio has a long history that is important for edtech folks to understand. We didn’t conclude that digital audio was a universal tool for all learning, but found it one powerful strategy in the edtech ecosystem. Education Technology Higher Education

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Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Socratic Seminar Pros: Students really enjoy Socratic seminars.

Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Socratic Seminar Pros: Students really enjoy Socratic seminars.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side.

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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. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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Video: How edtech connects

eSchool News

Julia’s current research focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know – their stock of “social capital” – by enhancing their access to, and ability to, navigate new peer, mentor, and professional networks.

How to Build a High-Functioning Remote Team for Your Edtech Company

Edsurge

Most of all, have a mission that reminds everyone they are working in an edtech company to build a better world by educating the next generation. Attending sessions and seminars at these events can also provide valuable professional development.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments

Edsurge

To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 edtech startups raised last year. Investors, particularly in China, are looking across the Pacific to check out innovative tools and models that they haven’t explored or implemented back home,” observes Victor Hu, Global Head of Education Technology and Services at Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division. edtech investor, including.

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Video: How edtech connects

eSchool News

Julia’s current research focuses on emerging tools and practices that leverage technology to radically expand who students know–their stock of “social capital”–by enhancing their access to, and ability to, navigate new peer, mentor, and professional networks.

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NYC Keeps Its Edtech Accelerator Revving With New Funders and Markets

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New York City never sleeps and, apparently, neither does its effort to galvanize the education technology startup ecosystem. Today, the Big Apple’s edtech accelerator—a collaborative effort by New York University, venture capital firm Rethink Education, and StartEd, an industry network—announced the next dozen startups for its three-month program. Something that’s fundamentally shifted in the last decade are the private equity firms and their interest in edtech companies.

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Highlighting #EdTech Projects, PD, & Reviewing Quick Tips!

techieMusings

Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication. Using TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment. Existentialism Through Technology in Honors English IV. I also wanted to share a couple edtech related readings/PD for over the summer.

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

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A pair of consultants who run a popular edtech blog plan to start offering events—in hopes of getting people at colleges and companies who don’t usually talk to each other to join forces on innovative teaching efforts. The consultants—Michael Feldstein and Phil Hill—are best known for the blog they co-publish, e-Literate , and for their coverage of the many existing edtech meetings held by vendors and associations. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Students Talk Back – A Pathway to Student Voice & Critical Analysis Using @Flipgrid #edtech #edtechchat

techieMusings

Kerry team teaches an American Humanities Seminar that combines AP Language and Composition and AP US History in a double-block format. As technology coordinator, projects like these – that emphasize a shift in lesson design & empower students with a stronger voice in the classroom – are what it’s all about for me. My American Humanities Seminar was midway through Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and I felt the predictability of the class cycle.

Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

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Many leaders spoke about the importance of collaborating across districts for a variety of initiatives—from planning a technology implementation to creating buy-in from teachers and providing professional development opportunities. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

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It's using technology and social media for social good, for solving real problems in local, global and digital communities. And I was a faculty member on record for the edtech program, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. What does it mean to be a good citizen?

When Learning Goes Nomadic

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This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? After that shock, discussion began by exploring the full range of mobile technology available in 2019.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

Edsurge

The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (MEITE). For example, alongside content creation technologies are the emergence of digital marketplaces where creators can sell their work.

5 Reasons You Should Attend #GAFETalk

Shake Up Learning

Below are five reasons to attend GAFE Talk : 1 - FREE Event Did I mention the GAFE Talk seminar is completely FREE? The GAFE Talk seminar will focus on easy-to-use tools and strategies that teachers and students will love.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

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One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. The move may seem unusual particularly as Thille, a frequent speaker at education conferences, has openly questioned the role of technology companies in developing learning technologies. Large technology companies have hired former educators to lead training and education efforts.

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

For many teachers, edtech conferences are a major highlight of the school year and a great opportunity to connect with fellow educators. Think of it like speed dating, but with technology. Speaking of edtech conferences, The Bett Show is just around the corner.

Heading into my new class

Bryan Alexander

Readings cover education (of course), economics, demographics, technology, and futures work, along with science fiction visions of the future. Classwork will be discussion heavy, since it’s a seminar. Our current information and technology practices.

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7 Days of Education Conference Fever Across the Pond

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Bett is primarily about the business of education; this means that outside the keynotes, presentations and seminars (of which there are many), most of what goes on are meetings and events for vendors and their distribution partner ecosystems. Bett’s show floor includes a “Futures Zone” spot, typically reserved for early-stage edtech companies (although older ones like Manga High, founded in 2008, were there.) Education Technology Events

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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The edtech entrepreneurs, educators, investors and other education professionals that share their opinions and practices through storytelling on our site are invaluable to this industry, and we celebrate them. Investors and Entrepreneurs—From the 'Innovate' Newsletter This year was a busy one for the edtech industry from the standpoint of our AT&T State of Edtech report, which delved into funding deals and product development. Education Technology Fun Stuff Community

It is Not a Project to Get Students Talking: Two Tools

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

In structured Socratic Seminars , students in the outer circle communicate via TodaysMeet, while those in the inner circle speak aloud. Here is a transcript of a Socratic Seminar on Steinbeck''s Of Mice and Men.

Coming This Summer: Powerful, Peer-Led Professional Development That Won’t Bore

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For us, it was at EdFoo 2017 , an un-conference of teachers, edtech gurus, funders and others gathered at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters for three days of spontaneous learning. Technology and new theories of learning have led to groundbreaking shifts in how we define and support great teaching, with educators themselves leading the charge. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

Ed Tech and Info Tech Doesn't Have to Be "Us vs. Them"

EdTechSandyK

Yesterday, @socratech , one of the people in my Twitter network, posted to his blog some interesting thoughts on the experience/skill set the leader of a school technology department should have. Coincidentally, today another member of my Twitter network, @hdiblasi , posted a link to ideas for aligning instructional technology and information technology. I thought the information there complimented the conversation going on at the Socratech Seminars blog.

Why all screen time isn’t created equally

The Hechinger Report

The thought is so alluring that parents often ask early education teachers what the best apps are, said Lisa Guernsey, speaking at the national seminar of the Education Writer’s Association in Nashville this week. Knowledge pills, robo-graders, brain implants and other dystopian edtech.

How Students Running ‘EdSurge Independent’ Say Colleges Should Change

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Our live discussion seminars are planned to the minute. EdSurge covers edtech, but we’re focused on the bigger challenges of education and the problems and solutions—not just to be a tech-for-tech’s sake. Wahlstedt: I think technology is a tool, at the end of the day. But I’m not sure that right now at our current position, or in the very, very near future, we will be able to use technology to completely take over learning as we know it.

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

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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.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Seminars held online, are called webinars. Vivek Singh is a Content Specialist at WizIQ, an EdTech company that offers an LMS and Virtual Classroom platform to educators. . Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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A Summer of Student Voices

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“But adaptive-learning technologies are bullsh*t, c’mon,” one of us would say. Adaptive technologies aren’t ideal, but they’re a stepping stone.”. We argued about adaptive-learning technologies or interviewed senior advisors in the Department of Education, and wrote essays asking, “ Do virtual environments hinder democratic participation? ,” “ Why adaptive learning? ” Our self-assembled seminar now has inside jokes and latent debates.

5 Higher-Ed Innovators Share Challenges, Ideas for the Future of Digital Learning

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Thille emphasized starting with the learner when we consider edtech research and products. Katzman discussed the unique advantages of designing a pedagogy from the ground up, including building the technology that will be utilized. Minerva prefers the more intimate approach of small seminars with 15 to 20 students, Katzman says. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningIn a Meetup hosted by EdSurge on Aug.

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

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What was less certain then was that flipped would still be going strong a decade after those first bite-sized chemistry lectures appeared online, and that it would spawn a global movement, picking up devotees in dozens of countries around the world, or that edtech companies from EDpuzzle to PlayPosit and Schoology would still be making money off it long after that first news cycle came and went. Education Technology Flipped Classroom Learning Strategies

4 Ways to Get Started with Security

EdTech Magazine

Given the expanded threat landscape and the open IT environments schools strive for, here are some tips that will sharpen up IT security at your district : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! IT people at school districts are typically stretched thin and don’t have time to attend workshops and seminars. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.