Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. Department of Education’s National Education Technology Plan (2017) calls for “thoughtful intervention and attention” to close this digital use divide, namely by enabling educators to “design highly engaging and relevant learning experiences through technology.”

4 Creative Projects to Make Using Google Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric is author of the new book Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects and we give an overview of what you can do with Google tools. All Grades All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Overcoming in Covid19 Project Based Learning Students Technology Tool

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21 Tools I Use to Manage Distance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I share the tool kit and tips that have helped streamline distance learning at my school. Vicki Davis is a classroom teacher and an Instructional Technology Director.

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Tech Tools for School Counselors

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Sharp talks about tools schoolcounselors can use. Today, guidance counselor, Steve Sharp helps guidance counselors know the tools that can help them level up. Stephen frequently presents on technology, emerging career skills, mental health and race in education.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. Dr. Joshua Elliott Director of Educational Technology Fairfield University I am the Director of Educational Technology at Fairfield University. We offer both online and hybrid Master Degrees in Educational Technology.

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2020 School Technology Budget Tips

Kajeet

Between shrinking budgets and increasingly IT-dependent school systems, budgeting for the cost of technology in education can be tough. Tools and Tips Data and Trends 1 to 1

10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Classroom Management New Teacher Student Engagement Tools

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The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation. Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

There are growing concerns about students' mental well-being as well as inter- and intra-personal skills, which have only been magnified by not only the pandemic but also advances in technology as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

5 Technology Tools For Educators

EdNews Daily

Advances in classroom technology are making it easier than ever for educators to design engaging, interactive lesson plans, while also streamlining the administrative work that has become such a large part of their job. New types of technology are being utilized in the classroom every year. These five tools are some of the most popular. . Most interactive whiteboard systems include lesson planning software and access to a library of educational tools. Web-Based Tools.

8 New Productivity Tools & Tips for Working from Home

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are the 8 Productivity Tools and Tips I’ve started using while working from home. Listen to Vicki Talk about the Top 8 Tools for Working from Home Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Technology Beyond the Tools

My Island View

I recently read a blog post about how teachers will never be replaced by technology. The author stated that technology was just a “tool for learning”. Today, however, I am not so sure that technology in education hasn’t grown into something beyond a “tool for learning”. The tools for each of these components are constantly evolving at a pace we have never before experienced in history. This technological paradigm shift has created its own literacy.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. ” Against that backdrop, Education Week canvassed the field for insights on new developments in the use of technology to support special education. Some promising technologies, such as virtual reality, are still very much in the experimental stage.

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How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

Digital Promise

We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation. Trying something new can be intimidating, especially when teachers are concerned about how to salvage a lesson if use of a new technology tool fails.

Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology …

Ditch That Textbook

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the apps and sites and digital tools. New digital tools. The post Dear teacher overwhelmed by technology … appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Here are some tips to getting control and moving forward. New apps. New websites. Tech companies keep creating new stuff for us to use. They add new updates to the stuff we're already using. It's helpful. Until it isn't. Teaching is […].

3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

” The post 3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

5 Awesome online tools for game-based learning

Neo LMS

I have long believed that spring presents an excellent time for educators to explore new ideas and try some new digital tools in the classroom. About five years ago, I was traveling across the state of Pennsylvania taking students to a student technology showcase.

Tech Tip #105: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s tip: Create Shortkeys for Windows Tools. Q: I love the Windows snipping tool, but it takes too long to activate. I discovered how to create a shortkey for Snipping Tool—or any Windows program: Right click on the program icon.

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How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. I mean the basics of how to use the tech tools that are driving learning.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. Below I’ve listed free design tools teachers and students can use to create digital graphics and publications. Web Tools for Creating Awesome Graphics.

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5 Technology Tools Perfect for ELA Online Learning Stations

Catlin Tucker

English teachers frequently ask me which technology tools I use to design my online learning stations. Below are my 5 favorite technology tools and online resources for designing the online learning stations in my English classroom. #1 All 5 of these resources are worth checking out for any school looking to incorporate meaningful technology into its English classrooms.

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. Implementing new technologies allows organizations to explore virtual and blended models that reduce or eliminate hurdles, which can impede an individual’s momentum toward reaching their desired education and employment goals. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

Top edtech tools for digital differentiation

Neo LMS

However, there are many tools that are out there that can be helpful, especially if the teacher and students have access to technology. It’s helpful to leverage technology for these because most online tools will automatically grade and give data reports.

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Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

Teacher Reboot Camp

The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others. Collaborative Discussion Tools. Flipgrid is a video response tool and app designed for schools.

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Foster student agency with these online tools

Neo LMS

Foster student agency with these online tools. With the widespread use of Internet tools and resources, embracing such an approach has never been easier. Next, I’ll share some tools I’ve used successfully with my students. Class tools.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

There are many different types of digital assessment tools and apps that allow teachers to quickly see what their students understand in a variety of ways through exit and entrance tickets, quizzes, student response systems, peer feedback, self-evaluation, graphic organizers, polls, and games.

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology is a natural education fit in everything from math to Spanish to literacy. But kids love technology’s apps and software. But, how can teachers use the technology students love to encourage physical education? Technology is changing every part of education, including PE. What are your favorite tools? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. Health High School Web Tools lists

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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. The goal is to merge engineering and design research happening at the city’s universities with resources and opportunities from the media and technology industry—to develop new prototypes, explore applied R&D projects, launch new companies and encourage the latest thinking.

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. But truthfully, technology is less a magic wand than a unicorn. The attention and care provided by a teacher — technology may measure it but can’t provide it. Tech plays well as a support tool.

Spring into creativity with these 5 digital tools!

Neo LMS

As a language teacher, I am always looking for new ideas or tools for my students to try in our classroom that enables them to create something more authentic and personalized. I’ve also been offering some tools in my Spanish classes that are for Augmented and Virtual Reality.

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Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The Framework is intended to support teachers, tech leads, librarians and other school leaders in their efforts to leverage technology to improve student learning experiences related to learning targets and outcomes. How they are applying their technology to improving accessibility for students.

Curriculum-based Assessments–A Powerful Diagnostic Tool

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the heart of CBA is the change to a quantitative mindset rather than adopting the latest educational wonder tool. Use the data collected over time and apply it to decisions about the efficacy of your teaching, strategies used, and tools employed.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

The 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology from Jennifer Gonzalez is here! I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. 2019 Guide to Technology He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept. Even though he taught a lesson with 100% engagement and the use of technology, Tom realized that he had failed. If we cannot learn this lesson, it is going to be difficult to progress with our use of technology.