Blended Learning & Technology

Evaluating EdTech: A Few Good Reasons You Need More Than One Good Study
Monday, September 16, 2019

In the digital age, purchasing decisions big and small tend to result from a great deal of research. After all, we spend hours researching potential new cars, upcoming vacations, and even places to eat this weekend, painstakingly scrutinizing reviews for hours until we feel we’ve garnered enough insight to make...

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Trust the Artist, Not the Tool: Why Ed Tech Is No Replacement for Educators
Monday, August 5, 2019

There’s no question that the digital age has transformed the world of education. Educational technology that was once a novelty, such as blended learning and online classes, is now commonplace across much of the United States; in fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, 48 states and the District...

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Twitter 101: The Home-School Connection
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Twitter 101: The Home-School Connection

Educational technology has revolutionized nearly every aspect of classroom teaching. Students now use technology to do research, collaborate, and share their work, while educators turn to tech tools for assessment, tracking progress, and even their own professional development. Social media has proven useful for students and educators alike, giving both...

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What Makes EdTech Most Useful? Hint: It’s About Teaching
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
What Makes EdTech Most Useful? Hint: It’s About Teaching

The presence of educational technology—or edtech, as it is often called—is a given in most public-school classrooms. Whiteboards, laptop carts, and even students’ personal smartphone devices (when used for educational purposes!) are undeniable components of schools today, a state of affairs that may lead to the assumption that technology is...

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Twitter 101: Joining Twitter Chats
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Twitter 101: Joining Twitter Chats

In the education world, social media has emerged as a surprising source of professional development. More and more educators are going online to share ideas, ask questions, and stay up to date on the latest education news. For many teachers, Twitter is a popular platform for quickly engaging with colleagues...

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Are Social Networks and Relationships Actually the Key to Student Success?
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Are Social Networks and Relationships Actually the Key to Student Success?

When it comes to preparing students for success after high school, we often hear of the importance of academic content, including advanced college prep work. But there is another equally important facet of post-secondary success: relationships. Some might argue, in fact, that relationships and community connections are actually more important...

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Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2019

What’s next in the world of educational technology? For educators, administrators, and education stakeholders, there’s one place to find out: the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. The ISTE is a nonprofit organization committed to working with the global education community to spark innovative uses for technology in...

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Twitter 101: Do's and Don'ts of Sharing Classroom Information Online
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Twitter 101: Do's and Don'ts of Sharing Classroom Information Online

Where do educators go for teaching tips, ideas, and advice? In the digital age, social media has emerged as a surprisingly effective avenue for educators to connect with each other and learn more about their craft. In particular, Twitter allows educators to ask each other quick questions and receive almost...

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3 Things Mobile Device Programs Can Teach Us About Educational Equity
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3 Things Mobile Device Programs Can Teach Us About Educational Equity

In today’s digital age, nearly every aspect of our lives requires working with technology. Among social apps in our personal lives, digital devices in our workplaces, and educational technology in our schools, we find ourselves using tech skills every day. For educators, this technological revolution has led to concerns about...

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