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?

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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Digital Equity: How to Understand The Problems Facing #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

EdTech Leaders’ Beliefs: How are K-5 teachers supported with the integration of computer science in K-5 classrooms? Technology, Knowledge and Learning. Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 23(2), 1-3. Nicol is the outgoing co-chair for ISTE’s Digital Equity Network, and she is the past chair for the American Educational Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning SIG. Nicol Howard on episode 482 Dr. Nicol R.

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50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology hashtags social media twitter

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science.

5 Ways To Bring SEL Into Edtech Classroom Use

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Mark Sparvell cites current research about what students really want in their classroom and how social-emotional learning relates to education technology.

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Tech tip smackdown! 70+ edtech tips from fellow educators

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat G Suite Gamification Google Classroom Google Drawings Google Forms Google Slides Teaching flipgrid tips g suite gamification gimkit google tips kahoot quizlet live technology tipsWarning! This post contains SO many great tips, tricks, links and ideas that you may end up with a case of “too many open tabs” That’s OK, it’s totally normal.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Twitter handle: @rmbyrne.

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Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. The 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology from Jennifer Gonzalez is here!

Effective Ways for Educators to Use Twitter

Indiana Jen

I am a big fan of using Twitter to share, collaborate, and learn. This infographic highlights many ways that educators can use Twitter in their practice. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics.

Effective Ways for Educators to Use Twitter

Indiana Jen

I am a big fan of using Twitter to share, collaborate, and learn. This infographic highlights many ways that educators can use Twitter in their practice. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics.

8 Cool Twitter Tools for the Wannabe Power User

Brilliant or Insane

Twitter tools are popular and plentiful these days. If you’re using Twitter in the classroom, why not help your students become power users with help from some 3rd-party applications? 8 Twitter tools for […]. Featured Social Media Technology twitter #edtech

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999.

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. talks about the educational technology that educators around the world carry in their bags and pockets. The Really Useful #EdTech Book.

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Special Needs #edtech treasure chest with Jennifer Cronk

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jennifer Cronk on episode #62 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In today’s show, we’ll discuss special needs edtech with Jennifer Cronk and: Why speech recognition empowers students.

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40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

Ditch That Textbook

We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students. We don’t want “one more thing” Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Bethany Petty on episode 302 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning.

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Making Music with iPads and #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

A Conversation with Justin Kamp on the 10-Minute Teacher #42 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Justin Kamp @kampmiltonmusic Kids can learn to make music with iPads and technology. Want to hear another episode about iPads and edtech.

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The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database

Shake Up Learning

The post The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting information about educational hashtags and related Twitter chats to create a searchable and filterable database. (

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology.

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How can SEL & EdTech Work Together?

EdNews Daily

In our world today, we understand the needs of the whole child include social-emotional learning, and we also know that technology is a ubiquitous, essential, and powerful part of education. They need to be taught the consequences, positive and negative, of their interactions with technology.

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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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Summer Learning Series-Twitter Chats For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Today we are diving deep into Twitter chats, looking at #edchat and other chats worth your time. That means there is an actual Twitter chat that goes along with that hashtag. What is a Twitter chat? You could spend just about every waking moment on Twitter engaged in a chat.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Phill and Graham had a wonderful conversation on the topic of e-learning and explored six key digital learning trends that are reshaping the EdTech landscape. Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech. Twitter automatically knows what your interests are.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya on episode 145 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. Twitter: @froehlichm.

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Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Professionally, I am a Technology Integrationist Lead Teacher at a Middle School (Sudlow, Grades 6-8) in Davenport, Iowa.

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EduGems: Edtech Updates, Google Tools, & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

You may not know that I regularly share my education discoveries, resources, education technology updates, free apps, web tools, and tips on Twitter (@ShellTerrell). I do this every day and will be sharing these education finds on my blog in case you missed them on Twitter. Scroll for the sections- Google Tools, Technology Updates, Resources, and Smart Tools. If you’re on Twitter, follow these educators!

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EdTech Magazine's Must Read K-12 EdTech IT Blogs

Educational Technology Guy

EdTech , Focus on K12, magazine has announced their 2018 edition of the 50 Must Read K-12 IT Blogs. The site is an awesome free resource itself with articles, interviews and videos about Edtech. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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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. .

Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now. During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X.

Today’s #ETCoaches Twitter chat

Dangerously Irrelevant

I had the pleasure of moderating the #ETCoaches Twitter chat today. Welcome to our #ETCoaches Twitter discussion. Our topic today: Confronting some hard truths about our own #edtech coaching. After we do an #edtech PD session, what percentage of teachers actually implement what we showed them? Should we judge our success as #ETCoaches by teacher #edtech use or student #edtech work products? ETCoaches #edtech. ETCoaches #edtech.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 119 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech?

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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. …Perform basic technology functions (e.g. twitter, tumblr, reddit.

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EduGems: Edtech Updates, Google Tools, & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

You may not know that I regularly share my education discoveries, resources, education technology updates, free apps, web tools, and tips on Twitter (@ShellTerrell). I do this every day and will be sharing these education finds on my blog in case you missed them on Twitter. Scroll for the sections- Google Tools, Technology Updates, Resources, and Smart Tools. If you’re on Twitter, follow these educators!

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A new framework to unlock edtech’s potential for teachers

The Christensen Institute

Fortunately, technology can improve these circumstances. When we consider the long march of progress across human history, our common story is interwoven with advances in technology. As illustrated in the diagram below, technology can play a similar role in our education system.

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Goal: Share Your Edtech Success Story

Teacher Reboot Camp

“We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher’s hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.”-David Goal: Share your edtech success story.

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The Iceberg: Getting beneath the surface of #edtech fears (#DitchBook)

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat ditchbook edtech educational technology growth mindset reluctant adoptersAbout 90 percent of an iceberg is underwater. Like an iceberg, what reluctant adopters say may only be 10 percent of what they’re feeling.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley on episode 232 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. What To Do When Technology Fails?

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