AR, VR and MR Driven Student Engagement

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Quick Take: Introduces how to integrate AR, VR and MR technologies and applications to increase student engagement. Look at each technology separately and how it can be applied to modern education. . Could adding interactivity to the classroom enhance student engagement?

7 ways you can remix your classroom and teach like a DJ

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Guest Blog Student engagement Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology remixing education student engagement teach like a djHave you ever seen an amazing DJ who can rock a crowd of hundreds, even thousands of party-goers? What is it that makes that DJ so amazing and so darn cool?

New Research: Schools Using Technology for Greater Student Engagement

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The majority of school districts are excited about what they are accomplishing with technology. While there’s still a technology gap in many schools, it’s a gap that up-to-date projectors, large displays, better networking/connectivity solutions, and teaching software can fill.

10 ways to use emojis in the classroom

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In fact, our students are sharing complete thoughts and complete stories in, get this…PICTURES. using emojis edtech educational technology emojis in the classroom student engagementEmojis are the modern-day hieroglyphics. It’s true! Take a peek at the phone of any tween or teen. They’ve traded words for icons. Something’s drop-to-the-floor funny? ?? will do. Their parents are looking over their shoulders? Insert ??. Emojis can […].

How Smart UX Design Turbocharges Student Engagement

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Many of them have been immersed in apps and digital games featuring engaging user experience, or UX, since before they could read. To captivate these students, educational technology has to be more than just a container for instructional content—it has to offer the same level of engagement as the consumer apps they’re used to—in other words, a seamless and enticing UX. How will special needs students interact with this product?

5 Tips for Student Engagement and Concept Retention

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In today’s world, students need even less than 8 seconds to access information or find an answer to their question with search engines and online databases. But how can we keep students learning and engaged amidst so many other distractions of 2016? Connect with your students.

Tech Access in Schools: Making Edtech Accessible to All

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Access to technology for all students is a major goal for many schools, companies, and organizations—yet access is only part of the equation. Foundry10’s 2018 study focused on technology usage in U.S. middle and high schools for 1,700 students across 22 schools.

How to Build Strong Relationships During the Edtech Purchasing Process

Digital Promise

This blog post is the first of a two-part series discussing relationship building in edtech selection and purchasing. In this first blog post, we’ll address how educators can build and maintain good working relationships with edtech developers. Update developers about student outcomes.

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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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9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

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A Siri for Higher Ed Aims to Boost Student Engagement

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When third-year students in strategy classes at BI Norwegian Business School have a question about their assignments next semester, odds are a robot will provide their answer. A chatbot—a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation—will respond to routine student inquiries and prompt students to complete assignments, mimicking some of the tasks of a teaching assistant. Students have a lot of the same questions over and over again.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

ALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching. A one-size-fits-all classroom is not practical for any group of students. Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […].

How educators can use edtech to teach students essential real-life skills

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Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. Edtech doesn’t just enhance current curriculums, though; it can help students learn essential real-life skills. The value of edtech.

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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. The post How Can We Make Edtech More Effective?

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Bringing Art Back With Technology

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With the use of technology, educators can bring arts back to the classroom. The post Bringing Art Back With Technology appeared first on Edudemic. Cuts to arts programs have shown a detrimental effect on learning motivation.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

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Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementCompanies are starting to flock to Snapchat. McDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. 5 New EdTech tools to watch.

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Reaching the Quiet Kids in Class

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As a student, my mindset was that everything needed to be perfect; anything less was unacceptable. As he lectured, he would randomly pick names from the stack to call on students. I understand the importance of engaging every student and making sure each child is actively listening.

Student Engagement Platform ClearScholar Raises $1.25M in Seed Round

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How do you engage university students, hear their concerns, and give them both the information that they need and want? ClearScholar , a student engagement platform where students can receive notifications, store information and virtually interact with their university, today announced it has received $1.25 We’re providing a student engagement platform that helps nudge students to get more engaged in meaningful relationships and staff.”

Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017?

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Cutting edge teachers will want to ensure that they're up to date on all the latest innovations so their students learn with the best technology of 2017. The post Classroom Technology: What’s New For 2017? Articles Featured For Students Trends classroom technology edtech featured online tools student engagement technology

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

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Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What hardware do students use?

Early Learning Faces Obstacles and Inequities—Here's How Edtech Can Help

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Edtech for early learners has come a long way since then, but our just-released compilation of research—what we call a Market Gap Snapshot —makes clear there is still a lot of room to expand and improve edtech solutions to address obstacles facing our youngest students. early childhood practitioners are quite comfortable using technology. Market Gap Snapshot —a just released research compilation highlighting the need for expanded edtech solutions for young learners.

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How technology can cultivate creative art skills in students

Neo LMS

You don’t have to be a fortune teller to predict that Educational Technology is the future of our learning and education system. The Edtech boom has led to improved results in student engagement and better understanding of difficult concepts. How Edtech can help.

10+ tech-free ways to Ditch That Textbook

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Technology has revolutionized the way we teach. We can find ourselves depending on technology for our lessons. DitchBook Twitter chat creative teaching creativity edtech education student engagement teachingFor most of us, we can’t imagine our classrooms without it. And then there are times when tech fails us. Have you ever been teaching a tech-dependent lesson when the wifi goes down? Suddenly you have a block […].

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

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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. . Alignment with Student Learning Goals and Standards.

Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

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Teaching creative teaching edtech educational technology student engagement video youtubeAdmit it: You watched Charlie bite his brother’s finger. Or you watched the double rainbow guy.

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5 tips for getting over your #edtech fears to engage and empower students

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This is probably like today’s student playing Fortnight until the sun comes up. I don’t remember using technology in school but think about how powerful my learning experiences would have been with simulations and the ability to create. I have been lucky.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

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It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes.

Educator and Student Voice: Following a School District’s Edtech Pilot Journey

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When considering the benefits to using edtech, an eighth grade student at Elizabeth Forward School District said, “When we started in first and second grade, everything was on paper and it was just a lot more difficult because if you forgot something, you can’t go back to school and get it.

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Pros and Cons of 1-to-1 Computing

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One-to-one computing is an educational practice where a school or institution gives every student a laptop, tablet or mobile device. What are the pros to this approach? The cons? The post Pros and Cons of 1-to-1 Computing appeared first on Edudemic.

10 TED Talks for Educators in 2017

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Articles Tools Trends Updates Videos edtech featured student engagement technology tools web toolsTED Talks are short, informative, and often eye-opening talks given by leaders in their fields addressing all kinds of challenges.

Sneak peek: 9 ideas from the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit

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DTT Digital Summit ditch that textbook digital summit ditchsummit edtech educational technology global learning online learning professional development student engagementAs I’m writing this, it’s Monday, and the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit kicks off on Friday. I couldn’t be more excited. Wait, that’s probably not true. I’ll probably be even more excited on Thursday.) So … what is the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit?

How do you ditch “safe teaching” when prepping for THE test?

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— are easy for students to ignore. Teaching Uncategorized creative teaching edtech educational technology high-stakes testing student engagementIn a recent blog post, I suggested that what we consider “safe teaching” might be risky teaching after all. In this post, I talked about how all the traditional, overused teaching techniques — lectures, worksheets, etc.

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

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Yet it can be tedious to manually keep track of how students interact with different pieces of software—or whether these tools are even being used. You run around to a bunch of different places to get information about whether students are actually making progress through the tools.” Teachers can also set weekly usage targets for individual students and track their progress against those goals. The company already shares student login data with district administrators.

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4 EdTech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

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Co-Written with my friend and business partner Shaelynn Farnsworth In all the work that Shaelynn and I do with teachers across the US and beyond we see educators creating amazing learning environments for students. Technology isn’t necessary to do any type of formative assessment.

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What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

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Another 200 students and their families visited later in the evening. Although the grand atrium of the Kennedy Center more typically hosts ball gowns and Mozart fans than students with VR goggles swiping at invisible objects, the center is keen to show its appreciation for learning. Teachley , built by three female PhDs from Columbia University, offers math apps for grades 2 through 5, and uses visual models to help students learn math strategies.

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4 ways that better edtech management empowered our district

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Billings Public Schools is the largest school district in Montana, supporting more than 16,800 students across 33 schools. With the support of technology levies, we have invested $1 million into new technology for both the high school and elementary levels.

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Four Ways to Redefine Parent Teacher Conferences—With a Little Help from Ironman

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In contrast, my own parent-teacher conferences were student-centered—creating space for meaningful discussion about things other than grades. I credit technology—and superheroes. I provided students with a superhero’s historical financials and challenged them to figure out a way to redirect more cash towards their characters’ “superhero needs.” Mom, this is the project I want to show you,” said one student. Kiddom's student experience.

The One Thing You Must Have to Compete in Today’s Edtech Market

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Many times, products don’t even record student or achievement data in the same format, which can make it difficult for educators and school leaders to know how well a student is doing. Or perhaps they want to see how long students engage with content and work through the activities.

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