Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

Today, most youth use phones, tablets, computers, and smartwatches. But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively.

Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets – How Do We Select The Best EdTech For Our Students?

TeacherCast

On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." On this weeks episode of the TechEducator Podcast we offer the great device debate: "Chromebooks vs iPads vs Surface Tablets." The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. TechEducator Podcast Chromebooks iPad Surface Tablets

Good news stories about EdTech from across the globe

Neo LMS

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how EdTech has transformed schools, students and education this year – in countries across the world. Dotlearn’s technology reduces file sizes to the point where they require only 1/100th of the bandwidth.

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Effective Uses of EdTech: Practicing Spaced Repetition for Improved Memory

EmergingEdTech

The best uses of education technology are not about the technology – they're about teaching and learning. Technology can be a powerful tool, but it's all about how its used.

Tablets and the Classroom

Saving Socrates

Over the past few years, Ipads and other tablets have been advertised as great educational tools in the classroom. This is why: 1) most tablets do not come with a standard computer size keyboard. Most keyboards that work with tablets are in fact much smaller and do not lend themselves to proper typing for long term use. In addition, note taking itself is a burdensome task on a tablet. It is for these reasons, that I veto purchasing tablets for schools en masse.

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. Using EdTech and AI to tackle the problem. Using EdTech has big advantages in relation to regular books. This is another advantage of EdTEch.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life. Students have to learn how to properly use technology at an early age for it to be eloquent in its language.

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Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction

EdTech Magazine

Blending in Technology Boosts K–12 Instruction. Technology is an ideal vehicle for teachers to better blend classroom instruction with learning opportunities occuring outside of the traditional school day — and outside of the brick-and-mortar school building. .

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. iPad/iPad Mini, Nexus 7 , Nexus 9, Microsoft tablets (e.g., tablets.

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More. Date: Vicki: How can we engage kindergarteners with technology?

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Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year

EdTech Magazine

Technology Underscores the Promise of a New School Year. Many will also have new laptops or tablets through one-to-one computing programs , upgraded classroom technology for blended learning , and teachers trained to more effectively use technology to personalize instruction.

Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? iKross Tripod with adapters for smartphones, tablets, GoPro, and DSLR Camera – [link]. 10-minute Teacher Show Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools

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Digital Transformation in the Education Sector - A Guide to Education Technology

ViewSonic Education

Can you think of an aspect of life that has not yet been influenced by modern technology? In that regard, from interactive whiteboards to front-facing projectors, the digital transformation in the education sector has yielded its own technological industry - EdTech.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

This conversation is so much fun and will give PE teachers and coaches lots of ideas for using technology to improve sports performance and get fit. I travel the world helping #physed teachers use technology more meaningfully in their classes. So Jarrod, technology in P.E.,

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Microsoft Hopes to Revive Its Education Tablet Efforts With the New $399 Surface Go

Edsurge

based company continued its streak of education announcements with the launch of the Surface Go , a version of the hybrid tablet that Microsoft aims to sell to schools. That same month, Google announced that it was working with Acer to create an education tablet made for Chrome OS, which starts at $329. Resurfacing the Microsoft’s Education Effort The education tablet was once the domain of Apple, whose iPads won headlines and statewide adoptions at the start of this decade.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Technologies can transform; even simple technologies can make a significant impact. Set EdTech Class Procedures.

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Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Now the school has about 20 models, along with apps students can use on their tablets or Chromebooks to learn the basics of programming. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:36.

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Mainstream Technology to Boost Special Education. Assistive technology may be the best option. said Christopher Bugaj, assistive technology trainer for Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools and author of The New Assistive Tech: Making Learning Awesome for All!,

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Strategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software. Similarly, Ann Linson, Superintendent, East Noble School Corporation, IN, said that understanding the total cost also means having a focus for the edtech initiative.

?Ohio State Will Give Incoming Students iPads. But Do Tablet Programs Work?

Edsurge

It’s part of a larger collaboration between Ohio State and Apple, which also seeks to “integrate learning technology throughout the university experience,” an iOS design laboratory and opportunities for students to learn coding skills to make the ready for a career in the “app economy.” But do big tablet programs make sense nowadays? Phil Hill, an edtech consultant and blogger for eLiterate, doesn’t think so. A smaller percentage own tablets.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. If you have a passion for teaching with tablets, Chromebooks, or setting up a digital station then you have many ways to afford that dream. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? Tablet, Laptop, Chromebook, MP3 player.

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AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. Technology helps educators give each student the attention he or she needs, through tools such as online learning modules, personal tablets and, now, virtual and augmented reality. .

Transitioning Edtech to the Cloud

edWeb.net

At the beginning of the edtech wave, superintendents saw many benefits from using digital resources in the classroom. For administrators looking to take the focus of edtech away from upkeep and back to learning, moving to the cloud could be the answer.

Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve

EdTech Magazine

Technology Inside Next-Gen Learning Environments Continues to Evolve. While it’s impossible to accurately predict the layout of the future K–12 classroom, it’s easy to imagine it incorporating active-learning technology at every possible turn. .

Supporting ELL Students with EdTech

Class Tech Integrate

As I have seen the boom in EdTech over the recent years in our district, I have really paid attention to the technology tools that are available to help our ELL students succeed.

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Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In recent years, the way we communicate, order food, exchange money, and more has all been reimagined to include technological advances. And, technology has reached the education sector. The inclusion of technology in classrooms is constantly increasing.

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 - the first Chrome OS tablet is here, and it's great!

Educational Technology Guy

Acer and Google have just announced the first Chrome OS tablet , the Acer Chromebook Tab 10. Works and managed like a Chromebook, but in tablet form. This is a great device for schools looking for a tablet device, with a stylus and Android apps, that is easy to deploy and manage.

How Edtech Developers Design Around ‘Screen Fatigue’

Edsurge

When I think about education technology, images of engaged students in front of computers and tablets come to mind. I imagine wide-eyed kids with big smiles, just like the ones I see on edtech product pages. Not only do I want to know what is—and isn’t—working with my product, I also want to stay up to date on edtech trends overall. The trend I’m hearing about from every corner of edtech today is “screen fatigue.” Edtech should engage, but not addict.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). But the company’s most compelling case for reclaiming pole position in the education market isn’t the tablet, argues EdSurge columnist Jin-Soo Huh.

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EdTech: Giving the ONE the power to dream

Fractus Learning

As the Director of Green Shoots , a Cape Town based education organisation that utilises EdTech, I am often asked about the benefits and impact of EdTech within a South African context. We start to tackle these issues by using EdTech to help make a change in ONE life at a time….

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

techlearning

While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come.

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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. Districts looking for long term sustainability by purchasing high quality devices at an affordable cost should take a hard look at both laptops and tablets for solutions. Quite often districts find themselves buying incredible amounts of educational technology, deploying these tools throughout their district, and essentially are left asking, “ Now what? This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Can Edtech Behind Bars Help Keep People Out?

Edsurge

Communication and Education, Hand in Hand One of the newer entrants to this market is Edovo , which offers a tablet-based educational platform for prisons with the explicit goal of combating recidivism and helping inmates obtain employment after their release. It lets users access music, movies and other entertainment on their tablets as an incentive to view an equivalent amount of self-improvement programming. million in 2017 to expand its own tablet-based educational services.

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019

EdTech Magazine

New Global Survey Offers Snapshot of Technology in the Classroom in 2019. The survey found that use of technology in schools worldwide continues to grow, with 48 percent of students reporting they use a desktop computer in the classroom.

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Using Edtech for Small Group Reading Instruction

edWeb.net

“While we (teachers) are not always comfortable with technology, we need to think about students first and work through our challenges to make things better for them,” said Sharon Plante, Director of Technology for the Southport School, Southport, CT, during a recent edWebinar.

Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access

edWeb.net

Finally, as with all new edtech, a successful rollout depends on having a well-thought-out plan. Dr. Nesbitt has been a teacher, instructional and technology coach, consultant, coordinator and director. The post Using Single Sign-On to Streamline Edtech Access appeared first on edWeb.