Education Technology

The Elephant in the Room With EdTech Data Privacy

<i>This piece was co-written with Guido Kovalskys, CEO and co-founder of</i> <i>Nearpod</i><p>Imagine that it’s the year 2025 and 22-year-old Dede, a recent college graduate, is looking for a job. She believes that she has a strong cover letter and resume for the entry-level positions to which she is applying, but …


Moving mobile support to the cloud

With your users spread all over the world, it's time to consider a cloud-based mobility management solution.<p><i>If users are traveling all over the</i> …


Education Technology – Step out of your comfort zone, by Natalie Burgess

<i>This latest extract from Education Technology is written by Natalie Burgess, Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, who discusses the best way to grow as a</i> …


Come for the Computers, Stay for the Books

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, is all done with shushing. “When my library is quiet, that’s a red …


Setting a Standard for Explanations in Learning Science and Ed Tech

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1107)Via John Gruber, I was struck by this quote from David L. Goodstein in his book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i>:Feynman …


Schools turn to teachers and snub DfE for education technology advice, survey finds

<b>Primaries want education technology to help with parental communications, while secondaries want it for classroom content</b>Teachers are seen as the …


Making the Grade With Educational Technology

Today’s K-12 students arrive at school with digital devices in their pockets and backpacks — and years of experience using them. As a result, …


A lesson, focused on character description, using an excellent app

EdTechTeam<p>The 2016-2017 school year is officially over for us! We are so beyond ready for summer. For weeks we’ve been fighting the “fidget spinner …


10MT | The 10-Minute Teacher Show | The 5-day a week podcast for remarkable but very busy teachers.: #102 iPads in Kindergarten (Encore Episode: 10MT Best of Season1) #edtech

<b>Preview Mode</b> Links will not work in preview mode<p>#102 iPads in Kindergarten (Encore Episode: 10MT Best of Season1) #edtech<p>Produced by Vicki Davis, …


Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …


Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – 12 Sites & Apps for Learning to Program

Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. I also mentioned that people going to ISTE should plan …


Monitor Classroom Noise -

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Ed Tech Digest

Three years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …


Save With Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp Group Discounts

The first of this year’s two Practical Ed Tech Summer Camps is just six weeks away. Group discounts are still available to school districts that are …


Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen:An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the …

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Android Security Apps for BYOD Users

A look at 8 security apps that experts recommend for Android.


Hack Education Weekly News

“More than 150 House and Senate Democrats sent Education Secretary <b>Betsy DeVos</b> a letter Monday that objected to her department’s recently announced …


6 Key Trends in Educational Technology

Learning Tools As schools and teachers continue to adopt a growing number of technology tools and solutions, it’s important to think about new trends …


'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

Indeed, last week I was on stage with someone from Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank co-founded by Ray Kurzweil, who insisted that …

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These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

With the shift in education towards data-driven instruction, teachers spend inordinate amounts of time on assessments: checking for understanding, …


Wave of New Ed Tech In K-12 to Usher In Classroom Redesigns, Survey Finds

School leaders are getting ready to make a case for renovated or new classroom designs that will accommodate how students learn with technology.The …


The Top 5 Reasons EdTech Startups Fail And How To Avoid Them

Every startup faces challenges, and education technology startups are no exception to the rule.<p>In 2016, Jawwad Siddiqui wrote an article for <i>EdSurge</i>, entitled: “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup: Here’s What We Learned.” In this piece, Siddiqui shares his journey about his edtech startup, …


BlackBerry joins UK start-up to monitor WhatsApp chat

Technology allows banks to record trader messages before they are encrypted


Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

ISTE | Keynote<p>Interview with the CEO of the world’s biggest nonprofit ed tech organization.<p>Richard Culatta is the new chief executive officer of the …

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The top 5 trends in K-12 ed tech — and where they're headed

As technology becomes a mainstay for the classroom, K-12 administrators should consider these trends to ensure they are building solid ed tech …


3 tips for identifying what's useful in ed tech

What should K-12 administrators keep in mind when navigating the flood of pitches from vendors?

K-12 Dealmaking: Apptegy Raises $5.7 Million; BookNook Raises $1.2 Million

Last week, a handful of ed-tech startups including digital framework developer Apptegy and BookNook, an instructional technology company. In …


HR and the Legal Ramifications of a Mobile Workforce

The world is on the move. And, working from multiple locations. Today’s mobile workforce answers emails during dinner, writes reports on airplanes, …

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