Better book reports: 10 techy alternatives

Ditch That Textbook

Book reports, however, can be a drag. Use technology to your advantage! Books are amazing. They transport students to a different time and place. They boost vocabulary and improve achievement. They can suck the fun out of reading. They can turn it into a chore. There has to be a better way, right? Here are […

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10 creative alternatives to research reports and papers

Ditch That Textbook

In high school and college, I suffered through quite a few research reports and papers. Ed Tech audioboom edtech educational technology gafe Google Apps piktochart research papers research reports thinglink

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2019 State of Education Technology Report: Teachers, Administrators Say EdTech Accelerates Learning


More than 80 percent of teachers and administrators agree education technology accelerates student learning according to Promethean's® 2019 "U.S. State of Technology" survey and report analyzing education technology trends and usage. 

When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule


With increased attention on technology-related subjects during the past few years, how are U.S. Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card. students’ grasp of technology and engineering concepts.

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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?

Why ‘Poor’ Should Never Be a Report Card Grade


Common grading scale for a typical report card Which is why I find it striking that on progress updates and report cards, many K-12 schools still use “poor” in one of the most potentially destructive ways—to imply that a child isn’t meeting expectations. “Grandma, are we poor?”

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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.

Teaching students financial literacy with education technology


News reports. Fortunately, education technology makes it easier for both teachers and parents to teach financial literacy and better prepare students for the financial responsibilities of adult life. One in five 15-year-olds in the U.S. lack basic financial literacy, U.S.

Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists

Teacher Reboot Camp

That’s why I love when teachers get students to act as reporters and regularly produce podcasts, vodcasts, ezines, digital newspapers, or radio shows. In my book, Learning to Go , I include a lesson plan, rubric, script template, and handouts for reporting the news. Learning as a Digital Reporter for a Class News Site from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Challenge: Get students to report the news around them regularly or as a project for a unit. Reporting the News.

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DEN Trend Report: 8/16/17

Discovery Education

Educational technology continues to open up a world of possibilities for both teachers and students, but let’s be honest—it can be intimidating. The thought of adapting curriculum to include new technologies can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be.

Report: Declining Community College Enrollment Worries Workforce Experts


Sometimes called “ new-collar jobs ,” many of these occupations are in the health care and technology sectors. Education Technology Future of Work Workforce Training Higher Education

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Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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New Cyberlearning Community Report: Five Great Reasons to Read It

Digital Promise

NSF uses the term “cyberlearning” for its portfolio of research projects that investigate emerging technology and emerging learning sciences. We worked together intensively for over a year to write a “community report” in which the authors would help us to report on the designs, ideas and progress in the cyberlearning community. These designs shed light on how the next two decades of learning with technology may be very different from the last two decades.

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Report: Educators Believe Educational Technology Improves Student Achievement


Educators overwhelmingly believe educational technology is an effective tool for improving student outcomes, according to a new national survey from DreamBox Learning ® and PBS. To download the full survey report, visit: [link].

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.

16 Ways the 2016 Horizon Report Indicates That Higher Ed is Undergoing a Seismic Shift


Education Technology Success Stories Future of Education Technology Making the case for Education Technologies 2016 horizon report for higher ed focus on change higher education undergoing major changes NMC Horizon report findings report details major changes for higher education

Writing papers and research reports the Google way

Ditch That Textbook

We don’t use formal academic papers and reports that much in real life. Ed Tech digital writing edtech educational technology g suite Google Apps google keep research papers research reportsThe traditional research paper has been around a long time. We all likely have a memory of sweating over one at the last minute. They’re still a staple in K-12 schools and in universities. Often, they’re sources for more academic papers and [.].

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The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. economics education and technology futures

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


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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Reluctant writers in your class? Engage them with Pokemon character reports.


Here is an example: This inspired me to set a homework challenge for my students to create their own Pokemon character non-chronological reports. Tagged: edtech , education , English , learning , lessons , literacy , reluctant writers , teachers , teaching , technology , writing.

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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.

Equity in #EdTech: A Report Review


Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she is passionate about the use of technology in higher education and the many differing facets of how technology impacts society and culture. Having said this, we will note that the report seems to be trying.

2016 EdTechTeam Impact Report


Many employees volunteer with local schools , sharing their expertise in education technology, including providing experiences with coding and computer science to young students from low socio-economic backgrounds. View this Impact Report (and other years) at

EdTechTeam Impact Report: Programs


The Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) seeks to improve educational equity and student learning by supporting teachers with classroom coaching to better leverage technology in powerful and meaningful ways. the DLP engages full-time coaches to provide personalized support for helping educators use technology in transformative ways. The post EdTechTeam Impact Report: Programs appeared first on EdTechTeam. Impact Report

New Horizon Report K-12 2016

elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more

What’s on the five-year horizon for K-12 Educational Technology & which trends and technologies will drive educational change? This publication charts the five-year horizon for the impact of emerging technologies in school communities across the globe.

5 Reasons You Should Read the Free Cyberlearning Community Report


As a computer science teacher who likes staying current with the best ways to integrate useful technology in my classroom, I found the recently published Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning With Technology full of great ideas!

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Report: Gates Foundation’s College Advising Initiative Had Little Impact on Students


Over the years, higher ed institutions have deployed data analytics and technology tools to help advisors in their work. But when it comes to achieving that goal, iPASS efforts have yet to pass muster, according to a new report examining these efforts at three institutions.

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Few preschool apps are developmentally appropriate, report finds

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Those are the findings of a report recently released by researchers at the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Related: Can technology improve preschool? K-12 News online learning Technology access

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New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning


It isn’t all about the technology. In a new report released by Schoology, researchers made three key findings that have significant implications for digital learning. The post New Report Released by Schoology on Digital Learning appeared first on OnCUE.

Newsworthy! Learning as Reporters & Journalists

Teacher Reboot Camp

That’s why I love when teachers get students to act as reporters and regularly produce podcasts, vodcasts, ezines, digital newspapers, or radio shows. In my book, Learning to Go , I include a lesson plan, rubric, script template, and handouts for reporting the news. Learning as a Digital Reporter for a Class News Site from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Challenge: Get students to report the news around them regularly or as a project for a unit. Reporting the News.

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EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report


The team works toward a vision of the future where students become compassionate citizens who understand that they can solve real problems in the world, and where their education and access to technology make this possible. The post EdTechTeam 2017 Impact Report appeared first on EdTechTeam. Community Featured Impact Report Professional Development

To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds


A new report on the effects college programs have on student retention attempts to answer that question. For its new report, Civitas dug into the data it helps colleges collect on students’ daily activities to figure out which programs most correlate with better retention from year to year.

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Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. We darkly predict that the day will soon arrive when technology erases the need for teachers.

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Rather than taking a traditional multiple choice test at the end of their unit on weather, sixth grade students at Gilbert Middle School in South Carolina created their own live weather reports—complete with green screens and fake snow.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor.