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I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Please take a moment to explore their sites and see for yourself how they''re transforming the landscape of #edtech today.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. A big shout out to EdTech Magazine for recognizing this blog on its 2017 Honor Roll.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

The role of technology in the PYP


This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

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.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. 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.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. MORE FROM EDTECH: See why educators embrace the benefits of esports. Esports Equipment Can Support Other School Initiatives. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students.

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Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech


This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. Implementing school or district technology programs with fidelity is hard enough with one, consistent group of teachers.

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


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? Starting the Year With EdTech appeared first on CUE Blog.

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K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

Confessions and Learnings of an EdTech Enabler


Photo Used Under a Creative Commons License Some Typical EdTech Scenarios Ms. These stories are probably very familiar sounding if you are a technology specialist or even a tech savvy instructor on your campus. First of all, teachers need technology support.

FETC session offers strategies to incorporate educational technology in the classroom for ELs

FETC Converge

By Claude Bornel, English learners should have the same opportunities to be exposed to STEM classes as any other student, and the language proficiency shouldn’t be a barrier to attend any kind of class, says Lori Menning, who discussed technology supporting English learners at the national Future of Education Technology Conference. More… Uncategorized edtech ELs FETC Workshop


Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources: Consideration 4

The Innovative Educator

Read more at What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology _ This is part of a series in my conversation with author and professor Liz Kolb , who is teaching a course at the University of Michigan that addresses ways technology supports modern teaching and learning.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology,f many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology.

Essential Guide to Modern Learning: 10 #EdTech Considerations

The Innovative Educator

The 10 considerations: Understanding The Role of Tech in Education Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech Avoiding Ineffective #EdTech Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources Selecting High-Quality Digital Learning Resources Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration Assessing Learning Through #EdTech Tools Addressing Challenges to Effective #EdTech Use Combating Digital Inequity Creating Sustained Professional Learning Opportunities Want to know my thoughts?

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.


Technology or pedagogy? I would argue that technology is not the tool that makes children creative, instead it is a support. The learning is the priority when planning lessons; the technology is merely a dynamic aid. So can technology support higher order thinking?

Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech: Consideration 2

The Innovative Educator

You understand the important role technology plays in teaching and learning but want to make sure you are getting off to a good start. Fortunately, Angela Maiers has written a guide that supports teachers in doing just that and gets you started with the first 20 days.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering


That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

Eyeing More Deals, 2U Raises $331 Million From Latest Public Offering


He was vague on what the company is eyeing next, only saying that “technologies and services that support our students and improve our core business is critical.” Both business lines support the company’s goal to create what Paucek calls a “long-term, sustainable engine of social mobility.” “A The effort is resource-intensive as 2U provides a wide range of services, from working with faculty to develop the content, to providing marketing and technology support.

Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. A recent report from SRI also found that educators see great potential for edtech while learners enjoy using edtech tools. Support the evolving role of the instructor.

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Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. House of #EdTech Podcast from our Producer, Christopher Nesi. gttribe #SUL #DitchBook #edtech.

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

Learning with 'e's

Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy

Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Last Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration. I believe our teachers do a great job on a regular basis at integrating technology into the curriculum of our lower school. It was more a stand alone class for technology.

1:1 Reflections of a Fifth Grade Teacher

Tech Helpful

As a 5 th grade teacher I would describe myself as someone who embraces technology and sees the benefits of its use in the classroom and who can also see how it can be used to help enhance the educational and learning experience for our students.

Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects


But after talking to a number of different educators and reading their various accounts, what I can tell you is that your peers have discovered creative, technology-supported ways to approach teaching reading, writing and vocabulary in their multi-subject classrooms—and they were willing to share it to help you out. For further support, AMNH also provides a rubric that science teachers can use to evaluate the proficiency of a student’s written explanation.

Taking Personalized Learning Personal

Tech Helpful

I was asked to be a part of this pilot as technology support. We turned it into a blended learning station rotation class with the use of technology to fill gaps. blended learning contemporary edtech math personalized learning pilot prototype school culture traditional

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education

EdTech Magazine

When technology fails in the classroom, it takes away from valuable instructional time and hinders student learning. Rather than instructors pointing fingers at IT staff (or vice versa), Antwon Lincoln, instructional technology coordinator at Chula Vista Elementary School District , says that collaboration and communication are the keys to success. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! How to Marry IT and Instructional Technology.

3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers


That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON , an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. billion in 2014, but the proportion of total dollars allocated to technology reached only $2.9 Government officials and investors, he argued, must push research agencies and edtech companies to develop well-designed, evidence-based products that can scale quickly to all students. Education Technology Events Community

The Writing Process that Utilizes Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

I've been thinking about ways to utilize the efficiencies of edtech and create consistencies for our students lately. I can't help but wonder how does technology support that well-oiled process because well.that's what I do.wonder about technology.

#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

Simply adding technology to a classroom doesn’t make it an innovative space. How does the technology actually improve on what we’ve done in the past?” They took some time to talk with EdTech prior to the conference. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! EDTECH: When you talk about the “modern learning environment” in your book, what do you mean? EDTECH: How can educators get around these roadblocks?

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! In fact, two-thirds of responding parents from diverse communities (rural, suburban and urban) say in the Speak Up survey that classroom technology, when used properly, helps their children develop college and career readiness skills. Technology impacts instruction in a positive way, the report states. Technology leaders are sometimes met with opposition.

With $14M Fundraise, Noodle Wants Colleges to ‘Pick and Choose’ How They Build Online Programs


One of the newer players to step into that online program manager (OPM) space, Noodle Partners , got a boost this week: $14 million in Series A funding led by edtech venture capital firm Owl Ventures. In those days, he says schools often lacked the in-house expertise to create and sell an online program from scratch, and looked to OPMS to provide, among various services, technology support, recruiting and marketing, and instructional design.

#cuechat Spark- A Note About OneNote


It’s nice to see technology supporting all learners and their specific needs. It sounds like OneNote is something to look into, especially if that other big edtech player isn’t an option in your school or district.

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits


The two days are always action-packed (Keynote, 4 Sessions, Lunch, Demo Slams (see below), Breakouts, and other EdTech Partners to entice you). There is a constant network or support, encouragement, and sharing. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support.

Learning Revolution Events - Future of Museums Events Are This Week - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschooling - Gaming in Ed

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday: The Future of Museums Conference will be a free, online, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. ANBPR is interested in e-inclusion services for people with low & basic skills and is committed to widening participation in democratic education through links with local communities and has experience in providing support needed in small and medium towns areas. Udacity’s Nanodegrees: Edtech’s Challenge To College Credentials?