Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. Now, while computer labs still exist, there are many more opportunities for students to use technology in their own classrooms. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Ever keen to catch a trend on the upswing, I’ve curated a list of EdTech tools, apps and programs that are not only effective, but teach through joy. EdTech that sparks joy. But what of the more complex arena of senior appropriate EdTech — can it too be joyful?

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How edtech boosts parent engagement in schools

Neo LMS

To answer this question, schools need to take into account the various challenges that parents face, including busy schedules, struggles to keep up with new technology, or even speaking a different language than the main language of instruction. Find edtech that includes parent accounts.

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K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology. Getting teachers up to speed on how to effectively teach with technology isn’t just about teaching them how to use tech tools, however. Three Steps to a Successful Technology Integration Plan.

Artificial Intelligence in EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech is an area where the use of AI has flown largely under the radar thus far but has the potential to reimagine the student/teacher relationship and improve student outcomes across the board. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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12 Tips for training older teachers to use technology

Nik Peachey

There is an assumption that persists in the educational community that more mature teachers are much more difficult and reluctant to be trained on the effective use of educational technology. More critical and sceptical about the way technology is used in the classroom.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

Technology dominates the education landscape discussion. To teach when surrounded by technological innovation, it is more necessary than ever to understand what life is doing in order to enhance it to survive among machines and even compete with machines. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

Neo LMS

Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary. Adopting the training routine of a top runner. Here are two more ways to integrate technology when working on this higher-level skill.

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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4 Steps to Successful EdTech Training & Adoption

Gaggle Speaks

No matter how useful, innovative or exciting new technology is, training your entire faculty can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few tips to keep in mind in order to be successful when training on new technology for your school or district. If everyone feels more involved in the process, they’ll be more invested in everything required to adopt new technology. Use outside training resources.

Gig’s Up: CreatorUp Raises $1 Million to Train and Match Creative Professionals for Work

Edsurge

To support that effort, the startup has raised $1 million in a seed round from a group of investors that include Metallavon VC, an early-stage investment fund based in Greece, and LearnStart, the seed fund affiliated with edtech investment firm Learn Capital.

Your Educational Digital DNA - Get Ready for EdTech Innovation

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Getting an accurate view of where your school is in terms of readiness for EdTech innovation is important. Understanding your school’s Digital DNA will help you identify the technology you need today and for tomorrow. Is your school ready for the EdTech revolution?

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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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Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros

EdTech Magazine

Schools Can Train the Next Batch of Cybersecurity Pros. These classes are growing ­exponentially,” says Davina Pruitt-Mentle, lead for academic engagement at the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) , a division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

5 Tips on how to train teachers to use an LMS

Neo LMS

The success of any technology initiative in any school will be acknowledged based on whether or not it has had a positive impact on educational outcomes. But teachers can be reluctant to technology and not very fond of training programs either. Put a face on the training program.

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How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. How edtech supports everything: EDUDigi.

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12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Instructional Technology Coaching (ITC) is a prevalent method of deploying on-going professional development for teachers , with a specific focus on the integration of technology into both the curriculum, as well as the method of instruction. Edutopia: Making Technology Work.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

Neo LMS

EdTech definitions every teacher should know. So, with apologies to our regular readers, who no doubt have mastered the EdTech shorthand and specific phrases, let’s develop a quick terminology with the help of key and quality online sources.

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Edtech News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! Education Technology News, Tools, & Updates. The ISTE Conference is famous for featuring so many incredible education technology tools, devices, apps and startups.

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5 Tips for schools to harness the power of edtech in the classroom

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 4th, 2019 on Education Technology. Technology has the power to harness real change and bring education to life. Edtech needs to be cost-effective and help reduce overall costs to schools. Train the teachers.

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EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Welcome to Part 2 of our EdTech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear in discussions and debates.

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The EDTECH Survey 2018 – Results Are In!

EdTech4Beginners

Recently, I set up a survey to find out about EDTECH & its use in schools around the globe. The questions asked were: How much do you use technology with your class? Do you think educational technology accelerates learning? Does your school have enough technology?

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INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech.

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Q&A: Fran McTigrit on Training, Teacher Input and Parent Support

EdTech Magazine

By Dan Tynan EdTech interviews the director of Katy Independent School District’s technology customer services about the challenges to achieving digital equity.

Effective Edtech Pilots with Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Do you struggle with how to get started with technology in your adult learning program? In this webinar, Patti Constantakis and Christina Luke from Digital Promise discuss the ways the Digital Promise Edtech Pilot Framework can be used when piloting new technology products.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com !

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training

EdTech Magazine

K–12 IT Leaders Can Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks Through User Training. Hackers can send malware and phishing emails, but users need to be trained how to recognize and report them — and not click. . This should be an essential component of any training module moving forward.

Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection

Teacher Reboot Camp

Margret Atkinson’s recording of the ISTE session, More Stupid Ideas in Edtech (and Why You Should Totally Do Them) with @adambellow @leobrehm @smartinez @teach42 @jamiedonally and @andrewtwallace. The audience left with great technology integration ideas, tools, and laughs.

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Adult Learners Need Their Own EdTech Tools, Ed Department Report Finds

Edsurge

To help adult learners, edtech tools should be designed for their needs and goals, support them in virtually communicating with instructors and classmates and offer them a smooth mobile experience, according to a new report published on behalf of the U.S.

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US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

Edsurge

education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. The U.S.

The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017

Securly

In December 2010, The Journal –“t he leading Technology based education publication for K-12 and higher education”– published an article with a 5-prong prediction for the following year. Now, we know that edtech has been proven to improve test scores and overall classroom engagement.

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Speaker at the Global EdTech Summit 2017

EdTech4Beginners

I am very happy to have been asked to present at the Global EdTech Summit 2017. Technology Training and Certification for Teachers: A look into Different Professional Development Programs for Teachers. Tech for Kids: Blending Pedagogy and Technology.

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4 Organizations that Support Technology Integration

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff To make the most of classroom tech, educators need training and professional development. Management Professional Development TrainingThese four organizations can help.

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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9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” The message of my education technology keynotes is to get students to show students the possibilities of technology, test their potential , give them a meaningful purpose for using technology, and have them take on the responsibility of bettering their world with their technology use. Technology Tidbits.

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