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Education Tech

A Free Online Certified Program to Help Educators Make Better Use of Technology in Class

September 1, 2017

Via: Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The popular CK-12 platform is offering a free online certified program. CK-12 Certified Educator Program is designed to help educators make better use of technology in the classroom. It offers educators a variety of online sessions to learn key skills […]


Education Tech

Survey shows room for STEM ed improvement

September 1, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Many STEM supporters, in both the private and public sectors, fear that shortages of qualified potential STEM employees is only going to grow in the years to come. The Smithsonian Science Education Center found that “STEM-related jobs grew at three […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

July 7, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views formed about vendors during the process of procuring tools to support teaching and learning. Company representatives are anathema to some, […]


Education Tech

These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

June 15, 2017

Via: eSchool News

With the shift in education towards data-driven instruction, teachers spend inordinate amounts of time on assessments: checking for understanding, formative assessment, summative assessment, quizzes, tests, essays, research papers, projects and any other way they can think of to not only […]


Education Tech

How should educators begin building the schools of the future?

June 5, 2017

Via: Education Dive

The transition of classrooms into learner-centered spaces is illustrative of a range of innovations taking place in schools throughout the country. K-12 classrooms and college campuses are drawing inspiration from Silicon Valley, favoring “communal spaces,” while some schools are working […]


Education Tech

How Edtech Companies Blur the Lines Between Commercial and Research Data

June 1, 2017

Via: Ed Surge

Edward Snowden’s revelation about the National Security Agency’s information-gathering practices alerted the public to the nefarious uses of data collection. Stories pointing to secretive consumer tracking policies and privacy violations from companies like Facebook and Google have stirred further outcries, […]


News

Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

April 28, 2017

Via: eCampus News

In an age of technological advancement, it’s easy to feel obsolete.  I feel confident that education will always be needed; but, occasionally I wonder if writing education has value in a computer-driven world. Students enter my English classrooms and see […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Indiana weighs virtual preschool program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Research has confirmed that the achievement gap starts as early as kindergarten. Students who don’t have access to formal early childhood programs — typically low-income students — often enter school behind their peers in literacy and math skills and other […]


Education Tech

5 tips for new, easy and affordable school edtech upgrades

April 5, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Waiting on a slow computer to load or update wastes valuable time and can detract from lessons and class time. However, shrinking budgets make it hard for schools to offer reliable computers and technology to students and teachers. Many school […]


Education Tech

Teaching Math Without Words

April 3, 2017

Via: TeachThought

Now here’s an idea: teaching without words. That’s not such a stretch really. Modeling–demonstrating how to saw a board, shoot a free throw, or use a paintbrush–don’t require words at all. You can watch it done, and then attempt to […]