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. We offer both online and hybrid Master Degrees in Educational Technology.

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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”.

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

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. In June 2018, education technology investors enjoyed a record-breaking $9.5

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.

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. Note: this is not intended to be a vision for technology, nor a general vision for school.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Find the Right Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

With web tools and apps students can demonstrate their learning by creating videos, podcasts, digital stories, multimedia posters, ezines, ebooks, comics, games, interactive images, infographics, and so much more. But before students embark on any digital project, you need to find the right tools. Edshelf is my favorite website for discovering educational web tools and apps. Edshelf is a search engine for web tools and apps and many have teacher reviews.

This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The founder of Move This World realized that videos and technology allowed her to share her social-emotional learning products and strategies with more schools and students. The post This CEO Was Anti-Technology. Now She Runs an Ed-Tech Company that Relies on Digital Tools.

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. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” The message of my education technology keynotes is to get students to show students the possibilities of technology, test their potential , give them a meaningful purpose for using technology, and have them take on the responsibility of bettering their world with their technology use. Technology Tidbits.

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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. 5G technology and edge computing will reshape education with lightning speeds.

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. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

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. My issue is how this tool, and many others, are utilized in the classroom.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. There is no better time than now to reflect on the ways tutors can leverage technology to enhance and scale their tutoring business.

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool

Brilliant or Insane

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool By Beth K. You have an idea and are enthusiastic about trying a new technology tool with your upcoming unit. Strategy Technology edtech Brilliant or Insane.

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

With web tools, students can layout their writings, pick from hundreds of cool fonts, and add their own images or choose from a library of stock images. Some web tools allow students to embed video and audio. Here is a review of this cool tool.

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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.

Finding the Right Tools

A Principal's Reflections

For technology to have an effective impact on student learning a solid pedagogical foundation needs to be in place. In my mind, pedagogy trumps technology and the importance of instructional design cannot be overstated. As Donald Norman stated, “I'm not a fan of technology.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Greg Smedley Warren @kindersmorgie shares his tips and tricks for using technology in kindergarten. Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology.

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. From video tools, creation tools, to app creation, you’ll hear lots of ideas. This episode, blog, and webinar are sponsored by Bloomz , my favorite tool for parent communication.

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13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About

Wisewire

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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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. Tech plays well as a support tool.

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. Access to learning resources and tools – (29%). The role technology has played in today’s schools is quite significant.

9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

The following web tools will help students design awesome infographics. Web Tools and Apps. Genial.ly is a web tool for creating infographics and interactive visuals. Canva is a web tool and iPad app with infographic templates and lesson plans.

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5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

Professionally, I am a Technology Integrationist Lead Teacher at a Middle School (Sudlow, Grades 6-8) in Davenport, Iowa. I teach Language Arts and Computer Applications, in addition to assisting all of the teachers in the building integrate technology into their curriculum.

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5 Technology tools that will keep your students engaged in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students are obsessed with technology and gadgets nowadays, so why can’t we use technology to keep them engaged while learning? The traditional methods of education are being replaced by more interactive methods which are influenced by technology.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Innovation is More Than an Idea or Tool

A Principal's Reflections

Each in their own right came up with a new and different idea aligned to technology with the goal of creating something that consumers would embrace while making money in the process. The convergence of an idea, tool and strategy have led to ultimate success for both Uber and Airbnb.

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7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator

The CoolCatTeacher

Become more productive today with these seven tools from Dr. Frank Buck. 7 Productivity Power Tools for the Busy Educator. We’re going to talk about seven productivity power tools for the busy educator. So Frank, what is your first tool? Tool #1 Toodledo.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. ACMI Generator and Storyboard That are great tools for creating digital storyboards. Lucid Chart is a fantastic tool for web and mobile graphic organizers! Popplet is a collaborative online tool and free app on the iPad to get students creating digital mind maps with links, videos, and images.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies.

8 Web Tools for Creating Multimedia Timelines

Teacher Reboot Camp

The following free web tools will help learners design multimedia timelines. Tiki-Toki is a web tool for creating beautifully animated 3D timelines with images, text, and colorful backgrounds. Timetoast is a web tool for creating timelines with images and text description.

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Invisible Technology

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Technology should be present but ‘invisible’ When we pick up a pen or pencil, we don’t call it a ‘pencil activity’, the same goes for any other technology. When the technology becomes invisible, we can focus more on the learning.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher.

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How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

Down the hall, seventh graders used digital tools to design memes based on quotes from a novel in their English/language arts class. Through instructional coaching, the DLP aims to increase powerful and impactful use of technology and improve educational equity.

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively

EdTech Magazine

How Primary Students Can Use Technology Effectively. Like any classroom tool, the youngest learners need good guidance and examples when it comes to engaging with technology in the classroom. It’s well-established that educational technology has a place in the lowest grades.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons. Tool #1: Make Bookshelves in Google Books.

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5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, technology guru Jennifer Gonzalez shares ideas for increasing engagement and making teaching easier with technology. How can we increase student participation with technology? What are the tools you should put in your online Makerspace toolkit?

Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Every teacher should have one or two formative assessment tools that are part of their lesson flow. I would go so far to say that formative assessment is one of the greatest gifts of education technology to the classroom.