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Category: Education Tech


Education Tech

Are you sure your edtech tools are working?

August 19, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Elkin City Schools (ECS) is my home. It’s a small district, located near the North Carolina border, with three schools and about 1,200 students. It’s a small, tight-knit community full of passionate leaders, dedicated teachers, and inspired learners. We rank […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Secondary Education

More states are making it easier for schools to innovate

August 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

There was a good example of this trend in Minnesota a few years ago. As reported in 2017, a group of elementary school teachers in Lakeville assumed they’d have to start a charter school to get the type of innovative […]


Education Tech

Strong communication key when implementing ed tech

August 15, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While teachers who have experienced a lot of “fad” programs tend to be wary of new technology implementations, they’re are also more likely to embrace changes that they contributed to or had a say in. New initiatives that build upon […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Education Tech

Studies indicate students retain more reading printed text

August 14, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Moving textbooks from print to digital formats makes sense financially. Many districts are moving towards a “paper-free” environment and that includes curriculum materials. Unfortunately, mounting evidence indicates that performance drops when students learn on a screen. Though there are economic […]


Education Tech

Just crowdsource it: Not so fast when it comes to school data

August 9, 2019

Via: Education Dive

I’m expecting my first child in September and I have to admit I’ve already joined a Facebook group for moms in my area. It feels like another Facebook rite of passage! Communities like this, when used appropriately, can bring us […]


Education Tech

Change management strategies can make or break ed tech initiatives

August 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When implementing change at any level in a school or district, administrators must also consider that veteran educators who have been doing something the same way for decades may be especially resistant to new tools or platforms. Including educators in […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

4 applications for VR in higher education

July 26, 2019

Via: eCampus News

Virtual reality (VR) is continuing to grow in both popularity and accessibility. And more and more higher education institutions are embracing VR technology. According to Internet2’s 2018 VR/AR in Research and Education Study, 28% of higher education institutions are integrating […]


Education Tech

Making the professional development-student safety connection

July 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When our district implemented a new student safety platform last year, I knew it wasn’t going to be enough to simply roll out the new technology and expect administrators and teachers to embrace it and engage with it. Like any […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Higher Education

7 examples of digital transformation in higher education

July 15, 2019

Via: eCampus News

Everything around us is rapidly going digital. Once manual processes are now handled by intelligent and efficient machines, while phone operators and secretaries are being replaced by computers and digital means of communication. You can book a trip, order dinner, […]


Education Tech

5 steps to closing the homework gap

July 5, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Schools are facing new challenges now that most learning involves the web—chiefly, the ability to do work at home or anywhere away from school grounds. While many are looking for ways to provide all students with a device, just having […]