Tag Archives: teachers and technology

The Technology and Learning Conversation Has Shifted

From transactional use to transformational learning experiences, 6 critical factors for teacher success. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss In a previous article, I shared a framework we’ve engaged to guide our digital transformation over the past seven years. During … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Alice in Jakarta

An international school educator rekindles a passion for exploration in her students and herself. GUEST COLUMN | by Stephanie Mathews After starting the British School Jakarta, with an Apple one-to-one student laptop program, I wondered how I would manage to … Continue reading

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Sharing the Genius

Chalkup founder Justin Chando talks growth, struggle, success – and students. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero They do everything a Learning Management System does, but “we hate learning management systems” says Justin Chando, Chalkup founder and CEO (pictured, left). “We … Continue reading

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Trends | Blended Perspectives

Educators integrating technology into their classroom practice experience some common benefits and challenges, identified in a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group. In Teaching with Technology, a survey of teachers from 38 … Continue reading

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Powerful Models for EdTech

SAMR too complicated? Try “learning how vs. learning about”. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Harris The SAMR model has been around for a while now. It is a model that helps teachers understand to what degree they have impacted their … Continue reading

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Trends | Digital Learning Day 2017

Digital devices, educational software, and mobile apps keep coming out! How does one keep up? There’s also a lot of success out there in classrooms nationwide. Amazing things are happening. Spotlighting the innovation, Digital Learning Day was started back in … Continue reading

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Lounge Lessons

Clearing up persistent teacher misconceptions on blended learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Juliana Finegan Having taught high school and middle school for almost ten years, I still have many friends who are educators and administrators throughout the country. Recently I visited … Continue reading

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Trends | DonorsChoose Teacher Survey Results

When classrooms lack basic supplies such as books and pencils, advanced technology such as laptops and tablets can seem like a luxury. Yet “luxury” is far from the way many DonorsChoose.org teachers would describe the technology they use in their classrooms. … Continue reading

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Personalized Perspective

Delivering the best learning experience to each and every student. GUEST COLUMN | by Dave Saltmarsh Technology programs in the classroom have opened the door for teachers to offer a more engaging, interactive, and individualized learning experience for students. Often … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution Number 1

Making time to continue my own professional learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Scott Kinney As I rang in 2016 with my family, like many others, I made some resolutions for the New Year. This year, I am going to make sure … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers Know Best

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Trends | Survey on Teachers and Technology Use

Front Row Education, Inc., providers of adaptive, gamified and data driven education programs, recently released a survey looking at the use of technology in the classroom for the current school year. Questions addressed by the thousand K-8 grade teachers surveyed … Continue reading

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Keeping It Simple

Advice on creating something that truly influences the edtech world. GUEST COLUMN | by David Tobin The challenge facing students, parents and educators when it comes to technology is, where to begin? It seems as though there is a never-ending … Continue reading

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Capable Creators

Preparing students to produce digital content. GUEST COLUMN | by Joseph Sanfilippo With technology becoming more prevalent in schools and the need to prepare students for the 21st century workplace becoming more pressing, understanding how to prepare students to create digital … Continue reading

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Trends | Teachers Want More Tech Training

A nationwide survey of K-12 teachers revealed that while schools are taking steps to bridge the digital divide by putting more technology into classrooms, more action must be taken to ensure that teachers know how to integrate it into their … Continue reading

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Education Technology is Nothing — without People

Putting purposeful tools in the hands of teachers we support and believe in. GUEST COLUMN | by Renny Monaghan There are some teachers and administrators who are so smitten with education technology, they believe there’s a technological solution for every … Continue reading

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Even in the Summer

Working overtime to bring you workable classroom technology for the upcoming school year. GUEST COLUMN | by Danielle Hegedus Around this time of year, educators undoubtedly begin hearing well-meaning comments from those outside of their field about how “lucky” they … Continue reading

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Beyond Walls

A superintendent moves into the edtech world to redesign education.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With more than 20 years experience as an educator, Robert-Wayne Harris has excelled at building teams and leveraging technology to drive teacher effectiveness and improve … Continue reading

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EdTech’s Next Phase

Empowering teachers to achieve learning success. GUEST COLUMN | by Crystal Hutter Edtech is on fire. So much buzz, so much energy (investment and otherwise), so many ideas, and one of the last sectors to be fundamentally transformed by technology. … Continue reading

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Trends | Getting Your Tech On

Teachers looking to build their digital classrooms this fall have an easy way to “get their tech on.” PBS LearningMedia, the free service that provides more than 30,000 digital resources to connect students and educators, has kicked off a new effort … Continue reading

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Interview | Rob Lippincott on Teaching and Technology

Some fascinating stats and interesting views from Rob Lippincott, Senior VP for Education at PBS, in this interview. Rob is responsible for the development and implementation of effective public media educational services for PBS, local public television stations, students, teachers … Continue reading

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Teachers Use Technology to Evolve Beyond the Traditional Lecture Model

GUEST COLUMN | by Julie Smith Each day, we send more than 294 billion emails and we make more than 6 billion cell phone calls. We own more than 63 million tablet computers. Clearly, technology is a huge part of … Continue reading

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