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 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. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

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

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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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.

20 tools for a more accessible classroom

Ditch That Textbook

Luckily with the technology available to us, we can create a learning environment that makes the content accessible to all of our learners. Matter of fact many of the technology […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Ed Tech Student engagement Teaching accessibility accessibility features accessibility tools accessible classroom edtech immersive readerALL of our students deserve to have access to the content we are teaching.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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. Is there a misunderstanding of the purpose of the technology?

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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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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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?