Tag: technology

Article Feb, 2018

5 Steps to Creating Truly Engaging Personalized Learning Environments

Keys to student engagement and personalized learning include giving students freedom, tapping into curiosity, not directing, establishing sense of belonging, and giving teachers agency.

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411 on mobile learning
October, 2016

The 411 on Mobile Learning

I discussed the need to review software requirements, software user agreements, and classroom readiness in order to prepare for a mobile learning initiative in my webinar.

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October, 2016

Infographic: The Use of Social Media in School

With Digital Citizenship Week approaching, we thought we would shed some light on the benefits social media can bring to the classroom.

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October, 2016

20 EdTech Facts Learned from Deloitte’s 2016 Digital Education Survey

Deloitte released the 2016 Digital Education Survey, which analyzed over 2,800 responses from demographically diverse teachers, parents, and students. The survey dove into the way learning occurs inside and outside of the classroom. The survey discovered many interesting facts about how technology plays an evolving role in education.

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innovation
October, 2016

4 Keys to Effective EdTech Innovation

In Pennsylvania’s Central York School District, learning looks different than in most other districts: Students learn standards-based skills by designing and completing projects that solve real-world challenges—and they aren’t held back by traditional grade-level restrictions. This highly personalized model of instruction, which the district calls “Mass Customized Learning,” didn’t come about by accident.

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edtech
September, 2016

CTO Round-up: Educating on Ed Tech

This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is educating teachers on ed tech.

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August, 2016

Infographic: Closing the Gap in STEM Education

Between 2014 and 2024, the number of STEM jobs will grow 17%, as compared with 12% for non-STEM jobs. But only 36% of all high school grads are ready to take a college-level science course. And while 74% of girls express interest in STEM courses, only 0.4% of high school girls select computer science when choosing a college major. Cengage created an infographic to show how schools can adopt the use of technology to appeal to their students in the classroom.

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Lead Change
August, 2016

How to Lead Change Effectively in Schools

Introducing change of any kind makes people uncomfortable—and that’s especially true when the change involves technology use. Effective edtech leaders are able to convince staff to buy into the change by coaching, motivating, and inspiring them.

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August, 2016

Most Students Aren’t Using Technology in the Classroom

Educators are encouraged to incorporate technology and digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement. Many studies and news outlets have reported on the proliferation of tablets, laptops, and digital content in schools across the country. However, students are rarely users because technology is not incorporated into instruction.

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5 edtech tools
August, 2016

Five EdTech Tools to Make Thinking Visible

What are your students thinking, and how do you know? That was a key question explored in July during the 2016 Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference in Boston. Here are five tools that conference speakers highlighted in particular.

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