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Become an edtech advocate!

Become an edtech advocate!

02/21/2019

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No matter where you teach or who your students are, as an educator, you must have access to technology and the ability to use it to augment all facets of instruction. Sometimes, however, access to the appropriate edtech for our students isn’t equitable, available or within our expertise — that…

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What school leaders need to drive change in schools

What school leaders need to drive change in schools

12/28/2018

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The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education. This post was provided by …

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MIA in school: Instilling a sense of purpose instudents

MIA in school: Instilling a sense of purpose instudents

12/28/2018

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“Dad, I want a narwhal cake for my birthday.”

“A narwhal cake?”

“Yes, a narwhal cake.”

I have a 10- year-old who knows exactly what he wants.

“So you want a cake with a picture of a narwhal on it? The whale with the…

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Edtech impact guide is a resource for vendors — and school decision-makers, too

Edtech impact guide is a resource for vendors — and school decision-makers, too

12/28/2018

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Today’s education decision-makers face many challenges when it comes to procurement, not the least of which is determining a product’s effectiveness — that is to say, the likelihood that…

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Speak Up Survey shows mobile learning on the rise

Speak Up Survey shows mobile learning on the rise

12/28/2018

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Students have long said they use different devices to do different things – from research, watching videos and taking notes to emailing teachers, checking grades and accessing textbooks.

In the 2016…

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Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning

12/28/2018

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Find, vet and implement edtech  painlessly!

Find, vet and implement edtech painlessly!

12/13/2018

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Protecting student data online can be difficult in a district with 8,500-plus students — especially when teachers can easily find their own free apps for classroom use, bypassing the official procurement process and potentially putting students’ privacy at risk.

But Sun Prairie Area…

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How a schools culture affects edtech

How a schools culture affects edtech

12/12/2018

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Boni Hamilton has been evaluating how technology works in the classroom for more than two decades.

She has written two books about integrating technology in schools and wrote a doctoral dissertation about how computers are actually used in classrooms and the…

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Digital equity starts with teachers-in-training

Digital equity starts with teachers-in-training

11/13/2018

Topics: Standards, Teacher prep

For teacher educator Nicol Howard, addressing digital equity issues starts long before K-12 students ever get close to a classroom.

One of the key starting places is the training those students’ teachers receive in their degree programs. But it’s not as simple as…

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Digital equity: Don' 't leave mobile-only families behind

Digital equity: Don't leave mobile-only families behind

11/06/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship

A few years back, I was chatting with a dedicated and passionate third grade teacher who was showing me her fully developed website and her beautifully designed weekly newsletters. As the…

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