Parents as #Edtech Partners

Kyle Pace

A partnership with parents is critical to all success in our schools and classrooms; technology or not. Looking specifically through the lens of technology, however, we must pay careful attention to the partnerships we’re hopefully already forming with our parents.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. SEL Observation #2: Using Cross-Age Mentoring with Technology. Even technology – computers in the classroom – can.

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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). Current technology trends allow for real-time data, ease of assessment, and the ability to let a student move at their own pace. The future of edtech will be algorithm driven.

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What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech? Point A: We need to be asking what works because we’re spending a lot of money on education technology.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Inspiring Edtech Quotes

EdTech4Beginners

I recently compiled a list of quotes about educational technology that have really inspired me. Have you got any favourite quotes about edtech? education canva edtech educational technology inspiration inspiring quotes learning quotes teaching tech tech tool technology

“EdTech” is a Leadership Position

The Principal of Change

Spending a lot of time at technology conferences, one thing is evident; there are a ton of sessions on “stuff” As I write this post, people are scurrying around to find ways to connect “Pokemon Go” to the classroom.

EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

The amount of new acronyms in the educational technology world is staggering… and often overwhelming for educators. BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology. CREATE – Collaboartion, Resources, Educate, Apps, Technology, Enriching. ICT – Information Communications Technology.

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The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Next time you pick up or read about a new EdTech product, ask yourself a simple question: “Will this product expand or strengthen students’ networks?”

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.,

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

With new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. The smartphones that many students carry in their pockets are much more powerful than the technology [.].

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool

Brilliant or Insane

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool By Beth K. You have an idea and are enthusiastic about trying a new technology tool with your upcoming unit. The post 3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

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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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students. A full edtech treasure chest for special needs students.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Many school districts -- including mine in Middletown, NY-- are leveraging the power of technology with adaptive assessments and instructional software. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient.

K-12 Blueprint - tools, research, devices, best practices and more to support effective EdTech projects

Educational Technology Guy

K12Blueprint is a great, free resource for technology in education. There are even free downloads of 3 different books on edtech and education: Here are the list of toolkits: There are a ton of resources and information on this site - take a look around and see what it has to offer.

Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech. He is nearing the end of his fourth school year and has been an “iGuide” technology trainer for his building for the past two years.

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10 Emerging Education Technologies

Edudemic

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. The post 10 Emerging Education Technologies appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum?

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, a recent article in the Economist gets the narrative right, pointing out that “the potential for edtech will be realised only if teachers embrace it.”. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students. We need to start talking more about the best ways to integrate technology and teaching in order to amplify teachers’ impact.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

These efforts, however, may be thwarted by how EdTech companies go about building software tools and by the current compliance-driven attitude that many curriculum providers take toward meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 , which ensures software and website accessibility to people with disabilities. Increasingly, policymakers are suggesting or outright requiring that EdTech products support UDL requirements.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The technology I use in my classroom everyday? The post Cool Cat Teacher’s 31 Favorite Everyday Tools I’m Using Right Now #edtech appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

The EdTech Trends You Might Be Missing

Doug Levin

Most mornings, over a cup of coffee, I do my daily reading of news about trends and issues related to education and technology – a practice I have more or less followed for at least the past 20 years. All kudos to the edtech PR flacks who get their stories covered.

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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. 1:1 Technology. The post A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology appeared first on TeachThought.

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3 reasons edtech ignores social capital

The Christensen Institute

Edtech entrepreneurs around the world have keyed into the enormous potential for edtech to disrupt the traditional content and assessment market.

Resources to find Funding for Schools and Technology

Educational Technology Guy

Schools are always looking for ways to find funding for projects, especially for technology. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech financial fundingHere are some great resources that I have used in the past.

The Technology Trap: Can You Personalize Learning Without Devices?

Education Elements

I hear educators across the country telling themselves the same lie: “I would love to personalize learning for students, but I can’t because I don’t have the technology.” Or sometimes it’s phrased a little differently: “This initiative is great, but I’m behind the times with technology.” Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education School Districts EdTech communicationsI was lying to myself and didn’t even realize it.

9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

EmergingEdTech

As we Settle into Another new School Year, These Technologies are Poised to Make a Difference I find it fun this time of year to think about how things have evolved since we started the last school.

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom? Prevailing local technology use? What might be considered a kind of basic standard for education technology in 2016. Technology #edtech genius hour

Edtech’s Hidden Shortage: Women Directors

Edsurge

The scarcity of female directors in edtech is a striking contrast to the diversity that exists in the sector's day-to-day leadership. As much as one-third of edtech companies started during that time have a female CEO or founder. Deborah Quazzo Edtech observers have noted that a significant number of those companies have been started by women. Quazzo is a voting board member on three edtech startups and an observer on the boards of two others.

EdTech that connects: Learning relationship management systems

The Christensen Institute

Over the past few years, a new category of EdTech platform has popped up across K–12 and higher education called the learning relationship management system (LRM). As I’ve written about previously, somewhat ironically the EdTech industry is so focused on content delivery and assessment that we rarely see technology tools designed to connect students to peers, mentors, or industry experts.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Want to hear another episode on technology tools to try? Three teacher money-making opportunities using technology.

6 Pillars to Successfully Integrate Technology In Your 1:1 Classroom

Securly

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted a study on the correlation between test performance and technology usage in the classroom. Ask questions that assess how a leader integrates and dictates technology into his/her projects and to those he/she leads.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.) As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools.

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Rethinking “EdTech”

Philly Teacher

The missing element this week was that link between creativity and technology that Steven Johnson spoke about this morning. “EdTech” should not be solely about building fun toys that “trick” students into learning the same things they were learning before.

Challenging harmful stereotypes about edtech

The Christensen Institute

If you follow the popular press, you might have noticed the recent New York Times series by technology reporter Natasha Singer aimed to shed light on a dark underbelly of the edtech sector. In her latest piece , Singer scrutinizes the ethics of edtech companies that incentivize teachers to endorse their products. Many actors in edtech or philanthropy have noble aims and laudable results, as do teachers attempting to bring technology into their classrooms.

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.

18 edtech developments set to impact schools

eSchool News

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report. Next page: The top 6 challenges to K-12 technology adoption).

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

techieMusings

Here & Abroad: Technology to Promote Communication. Existentialism Through Technology in Honors English IV. I also wanted to share a couple edtech related readings/PD for over the summer. Everything else — Free Technology for Teachers | Richard Byrne.