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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Building Education Technology for the Developing World


Last July, however, Parida felt an itch to tackle educational needs in her native country, India. My move to India was driven by my desire to see the impact of technology in education in the Indian context,” Parida says. Yet these difficulties have not deterred efforts from gritty entrepreneurs to improve educational opportunities through technology. The company also reduced the size of the app and redesigned math exercises to work better on phones.

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Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

What are the best apps for education? What can their selection tell us about the evolution of technology? Nearpod – for classroom presentation and interactive exercises. We shared apps for education (on several levels), personal productivity, and mental health aids.

Are We Designing Girls Out of Education Technology?


In one experiment, auto mechanics charged a wheelchair-bound person more for repairs—not because of implicit or explicit bias, but because they assumed someone with limited mobility would be less likely to shop around. When the same exercise was carried out in the matrilineal Khasi tribe, 54 percent of women chose to compete, while only 39 percent of the men did. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Community

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

The fear was, and is, that technology might cause achievement gaps between rich and poor students to grow if it’s easier for rich kids to use educational software, practice computer coding or learn about the world online. They need exercise and free play.

Meet the 5 Education Technology Startups From Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Class


Of this group, five teams are building education technology tools with support from mentors from Imagine K12, the local edtech accelerator that Y Combinator absorbed last February. Here’s what they’re working on: Lambda School The San Francisco-based startup combines some of the hottest trends in the edtech industry: computer science education, small classes, and income-share agreements. Each course is made up of 70-odd short lessons and exercises.

Our favorite mobile apps: Appy Hour on the Future Trends Forum

Bryan Alexander

What are the best apps for education? What can their selection tell us about the evolution of technology? Nearpod – for classroom presentation and interactive exercises. We shared apps for education (on several levels), personal productivity, and mental health aids.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

As I look at my job as an instructional technologist I see this as a way to use technology for a greater good. Are we as educators truly teaching our students to add value to the digital world if we don't embrace mediums to do this?

The economics of educational nonconsumption in the developing world

The Christensen Institute

Many of the conversations around education technology focus on improving classrooms in the developed world. Yet the greatest gains in improved education and the greatest opportunities for disruptive innovation likely exist farther down the economic ladder. There are roughly one billion children across the world living in poverty—from Malawi to Madagascar to Mongolia—who are nonconsumers of the types of education available to children in developed countries.

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years


In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms.

Are eTextbooks The Next Big Thing in K-12 Education?

Kitaboo on EdTech

Basically, there’s interaction happening, and that is what attracts them towards a mobile phone. Schools and universities understand the power of digital technology that kids find so appealing. Here’s more on Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


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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When Learning Goes Nomadic


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? After that shock, discussion began by exploring the full range of mobile technology available in 2019.

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. If education is automated. Whose education is automated.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Send pictures and videos called “snaps” to your friends from your mobile device. Depending on how much you plan ahead, you can prepare questions about each snap for students to answer aloud or jot down quickly as an engagement exercise.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

I teach technology to 450+ second to fifth graders. Although the article only mentions computers, I let students know the information also applies to using mobile devices, game consoles, iPads and tablets.

Guest post: Biggest eLearning content trends of 2020 and beyond


Be it for basic education or for corporate or medical training, technology has made its place in among people as a reliable form of learning and development. . And as the time progressing in every scientifically, the learning (rather, eLearning) community is witnessing substantial changes in the ways that education has been adopted till now. By next year and beyond, some of these content design methods and advanced technologies would have taken the mainstream seat in L&D.

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New iPad App Takes An Artist's Approach to Early Literacy Education


Created with input from parents and educators around the world, the app combines a uniquely compelling visual style with a rigorous approach to literacy education, providing parents with a detailed dashboard that helps them track their child's progress.

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Meet the Edtech Grantees of Google’s $25 Million AI Impact Challenge


Seven years ago, Google’s artificial intelligence technology was barely able to identify cat videos with passable precision. along with a handful of nonprofit organizations building education software for teachers, students and parents.

10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.


They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. A pointless exercise. Tagged: byod , classroom , edtech , ipads , learning , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology , tools.

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Make P.E. great—for the first time?

The Christensen Institute

When I first began researching the field of online learning in K–12 education, I was surprised to learn that one of the most popular online offerings was physical education (P.E.). Education Blog

With a Virtual Reality Assist, Video Games Get K–12 Students Moving

EdTech Magazine

An often-heard lament from parents and teachers is that kids these days don’t get enough exercise, tethered as many are to their handheld electronic devices and video games. . Video Games as Physical Education. VR Exercise Games Tackle Obesity and Aid the Disabled.

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

He is not only a national and international voice for computer science education, but he teaches in the classroom. Then we have next level we’ve got an honors programming class and a mobile applications class, also both one-semester courses.

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Can You Say Unicorn? Duolingo Raises $30 Million at $1.5 Billion Valuation


For the third time this year, an American education technology company is laying claim to the magical “unicorn” status. The language exercises include a mix of multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions, along with digital flashcards and oral speaking practice.

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions


About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. I decided to call the book 'Digital Learning in Organisations' from the outset because my expertise lies in learning technologies.

Differentiation Is Hard But Necessary. (Don’t Worry, There’s Help.)


Rachel Lynette , a curriculum developer and former K-8 gifted education teacher, captures the dichotomy perfectly. Educators review student data and discuss appropriate resources.

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Apple Shows What Chicago Students Can Do With Just 6 Weeks of Code


Two hundred of them participated in Everyone Can Code, an Apple-led education initiative done in collaboration with the mayor’s office, CS4All, Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago. Education Technology Enterprises Events Coding

5 Ways Online Teachers Can Manage Stress

EdNews Daily

And, without the support an educator can receive from his or her colleagues in a live classroom, teachers can find navigating the online roadmap to be a bit more bumpy. Regular exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Education News ESL Featured Technology

A Tiny Thanks Goes a Long Way — in Helping Students Forge Social-Emotional Connections


The mobile and web platform is straightforward: students log in and write a short thank-you note for one of their classmates. GiveThx screenshot (Source: GiveThx) GiveThx offers teachers guidelines for running gratitude exercises, all of which are designed to take less than 5 minutes, 3 times per week. Educators can view a dashboard that shows the distribution and frequency of thank-you notes that have been sent. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

How Machine Learning and the Cloud Can Rescue IT From the Plumbing Business


Many educational institutions maintain their own data centers. But to Jeff Olson, chief data officer and senior VP of technology strategy at the College Board, all those humming racks of servers are just plumbing—and he doesn't want to be in the plumbing business. He would rather focus on how the College Board, which administers the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Tests, can help students reach their educational goals. "We

Learning technology teacher development blog: Online Video: For Language Development

Nik Peachey

Learning technology teacher development blog. These include gapfil exercises, comprehension questions and vocabulary building tests. Quick Shout Technology News. Im a learning technology consultant, writer and teacher trainer. education. (3). mobile learning. (5).

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6 Reasons why drones are landing in schools


As this type of technology becomes more budget friendly and accessible, some schools have taken a particular interest in its potential uses in education. Technology can’t replace the actual field trips – yet.

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New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. There are all sorts of possibilities thanks to new technologies. And what new skills and knowledge do educators need?