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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

| April 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Those “5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech” posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks — Tech isn’t the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who’ve heard and read it all before, here’s a completely different take on that headline.

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Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

Tech Companies Angle for Big Bucks in Education

| August 12, 2013 | 12 Comments

No one knows which product or model will ultimately strike it big. In the meantime, investors keep pumping money into products that seem promising because “everybody is waiting for the Facebook of education to come along,” says one industry analyst.

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Is It Worthy? How to Judge the Value of a Tech Product

Is It Worthy? How to Judge the Value of a Tech Product

| June 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Many of the new products and teaching methodologies claim that research backs up the product or claim, but how can interested educators separate self-promotional claims from effective tools?

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

| February 13, 2013 | 43 Comments

Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there’s a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-training and what they’re actually learning in school. A new Project Tomorrow report surveying principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with creative ideas about how technology can be leveraged to create authentic […]

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Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies

Teachers Embrace Digital Learning Strategies

| February 6, 2013 | 4 Comments

Today is the second annual Digital Learning Day, designated to bring attention to the benefits of technology for learning. As part of the effort, PBS LearningMedia has released a survey showing that 74 percent of teachers say educational technology benefits their classroom in many ways, including the ability to reinforce and expand content, motivate students, and […]

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What Works in Tech Tools: Spotlight on ClassDojo

What Works in Tech Tools: Spotlight on ClassDojo

| October 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

ClassDojo With the thousands of ed-tech tools available to teachers, it can be difficult to find those that work well and complement teaching strategies. It takes a lot of time to research and integrate, and for teachers in cash-strapped schools, access to some technology is completely out of their reach. Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don, […]

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