Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

How ideas from the Nonprofit Technology Conference can positively impact adult learning and workforce development initiatives. In the past decade, organizations have turned to online learning to create informed trainings and reach more people.

SmartBrief: The Newsletter for Informed Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

SmartBrief has a free EdTech newsletter that will keep you informed. The SmartBrief on EdTech newsletter provides a daily snapshot of education technology insights. Their editors read thousands of articles each day and condense the best into just a 2-minute read.

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information

EdTech Magazine

5 Ways to Safeguard Student Information. Schools handle a wide variety of sensitive information concerning students and their families. Laws, regulations and ethical obligations require administrators to take active measures to protect that information from unauthorized disclosure. .

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Beyond Finding Information

The Principal of Change

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it.

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A New College Program Inspired by Coding Bootcamps, Informed by Liberal Arts

Edsurge

Shireen Campbell, chair of Davidson’s English department, is one of the professors who will teach in the program in the spring, leading a course called Science Fiction & Technology. Education Technology Bootcamps Higher Education

3 Research Findings to Inform K-12 Technology Investments

EmergingEdTech

Using Evidence-Based Strategies to Drive the Deployment of Next Generation Learning Techniques Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

How User Experience Research Informs Edtech Design

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

Illuminate to Sunset Student Information System in 2021

Edsurge

Illuminate Education will stop support for its student information system in two years, before the 2021 school year. In an email sent Tuesday morning, the company notified customers to plan for a replacement for the Illuminate Student Information product, also known as ISI.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Thankfully technology came to the rescue and I wised up by saving it on my computer. Now don''t get me wrong, this service is great, but like anything in life it is not full-proof or the preferred way to receive the information. In my opinion the "Information Age" demands this now.

Scaling Up Classroom Coaching for Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Two years ago, we set out to better understand how technology coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom. What do we know about classroom-based technology coaching after two years?

#79: Excel Turns Data Into Information

Ask a Tech Teacher

from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Using Neuroscience to Launch a Research-Informed School Schedule

Edsurge

Elevating time for research-informed professional development and student passion and curiosity pursuit. As a research-informed school and faculty, we also recognized the importance of testing our ideas. Education Technology Practice and Implementation Strategies Learning ResearchIt is 8 p.m. and Sam is sitting down for the first time in hours after a long day at school, which was followed by play practice; she is Liesel in the upcoming performance of “The Sound of Music.”

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

NeverEndingSearch

The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week. A collaborative approach by the librarian and the classroom teacher is by far the most effective way to teach information fluency/inquiry skills and strategies. .

5 Steps to Ensure Inclusive Technology for All Learners

Digital Promise

“All learners should have equitable access to powerful, research-based education technology. However, when edtech products are not designed or developed with diverse learners in mind, technology can accelerate and deepen existing inequalities in our education system.

What is Kiddom? Why is it right for you? And free resources to inform your teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are details you’ll like: All relevant teacher information is included on the teacher dashboard with links to dig deeper into standards, students, assessments, assignments, and more. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

How Districts Can Inform EdTech Companies to Make Better Products

Education Elements

Innovation often requires leading, not following, in technology advancement. First, needing a new Director of Technology to help us advance technology into an essential role to improve learning, I hired a talented young man named Dr. Hank Thiele. I was involved in two important decisions in 2007 while serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Maine Township High School District 20 in Illinois.

Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ). The post Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy appeared first on Digital Promise.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine.

How Access to Technology Can Create Equity in Schools

Digital Promise

When used effectively, technology can greatly contribute to creating equity in schools. However, we can only realize these equity-centered benefits when we use technology in innovative and powerful ways. Three ways technology can help increase equity in schools.

Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

Some things on sailboats haven’t changed much in thousands of years, others are recent, and every new technology gets tested by the same strict rule about purpose. A sextant was revolutionary analog technology. Technology and Learning. By Mac Bogert.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

Each startup had five minutes to pitch their product and then answer questions from a panel of five judges who are experts in the fields of venture capital, information technology, and education. How can jobseekers better connect with employers looking to hire?

Five Dangers of Data-Informed Student Nudging

Edsurge

Lead by vice president of student affairs Michael Chavez, the college was using a predictive analytics platform from Civitas Learning to inform a. These examples are two sides of the same coin: two institutions employing the use of data-informed nudging—the behavioral economics practice of implementing minor design changes that affect individual behavior—to address retention and student success. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning Data and Research

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‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

Edsurge

Behind the scenes, there’s accreditation reporting, tracking and organizing work around tenure, plus managing and supporting students while staying on top of new technologies and instructional practices. based Interfolio aims to help simplify the workflow for faculty with software it dubs “faculty information systems.” In December 2016, Tufts launched a project to centralize that information, and now offers faculty and staff free Interfolio accounts.

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Teaching Digital Literacy: Resources to Help Students Validate Online Information

Class Tech Integrate

Also known as Information Literacy, Digital Literacy is an important component of what is known as Digital Citizenship. I often hear teachers say, "kids are so lucky now, they can just search for the information they need on the internet.

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. There was an emphasis on describing in detail what effective use of technology meant to them. This is why I always say that pedagogy trumps technology.

The Experience Gap and Informal Learning

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.

The Future of Classroom Technology Tools

Education Elements

Predicting the future of classroom technology trends empowers teachers and school districts to stay at the forefront of “the next big thing” in education.

3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Education and cutting-edge technologies are core to the many programs at NYC Media Lab , where we lead university-corporate partnerships, communications and events. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

Can a New Approach to Information Literacy Reduce Digital Polarization?

Edsurge

Plenty of people are talking about the importance of information literacy these days, and many educational institutions see it as part of their mission. Those situations are hardly equivalent, he says, but can make it easy for information consumers to simply throw up their hands. He stresses that the goal is not to just establish that some experts are always right and others wrong, but to give students the tools to judge information on a case-by-case basis.

Innovating Pedagogy Report released - some great information included

Educational Technology Guy

It has some interesting information and insight into some technology trends, including Flipped Classrooms, BYOD, storytelling and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech educational technology pedagogy

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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. Who are the stakeholders making the decisions or informing them?

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Instant access to information – (18%). The role technology has played in today’s schools is quite significant.

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable.

The 2016 Student Technology Conference

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2015, Marymount School of New York’s Student Technology Team pose the question: what if students and teachers from around the world could share ideas about using technology in the classroom? As a result, the Student Technology Conference was born.