Blended Learning & Technology

Practical Tips for Vetting Educational Technology
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Practical Tips for Vetting Educational Technology

Educational technology is an impossible-to-ignore phenomenon. However, trying to find an official definition for it is not easy, as you're likely to quickly get bogged down in potentially cumbersome terms. Consider this offering from EdTechReview, an online community devoted to supporting and nurturing the advancement of educational technology, which contends...

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Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech
Monday, August 20, 2018
Is it Worth it? The True Price of Free EdTech

“Free” edtech products can be a great resource for cash-strapped schools and parents—but what is their true cost? Let’s examine some of the models used by edtech developers that release their products for free, as well as how to get the best bang for your (lack of) buck.  Just remember...

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Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Anticipating and Answering Parent Questions about Edtech

Educators and school technology staff across the nation spend hours planning, fundraising, and designing innovative curricula that incorporate edtech, and they are often excited to start implementing programming as soon as they receive the tools to do so. While the benefits, processes, and outcomes associated with edtech may seem second-nature...

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Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: Top 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Preparing for the Ultimate EdTech Conference: Top 5 Tips for Attending ISTE 2018

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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4 Emerging Trends in Educational Technology for 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
4 Emerging Trends in Educational Technology for 2018

Each year, it is exciting to take a look at the emerging trends in education and speculate on how edtech will continue to impact student learning in the future. Across the country, students often arrive at school armed with their own devices and proceed to create simulations and track experiments...

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Not So Quiet Anymore: The New Role of Libraries
Friday, April 27, 2018
Not So Quiet Anymore: The New Role of Libraries

Once, libraries were the main—and sometimes the only—repository for information. With today’s technology, however, an abundance of digital information is available anywhere there is an internet connection. Faced with this movement toward more universally accessible information, libraries must make the shift from being perceived as places that only house books...

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The 5 Ws of Digital Citizenship
Thursday, April 5, 2018
The 5 W's of Digital Citizenship

There’s no denying that technology has shaped this generation of students. Growing up in the midst of the technological revolution, 21st-century students have been exposed to new devices and applications every year of their lives. New technology is being developed nearly as fast as educators themselves can learn to use...

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Making the Case for EdTech: What Administrators, Parents, and Students Should Know
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Making the Case for EdTech: What Administrators, Parents, and Students Should Know

A growing number of educators across America are embracing educational technology in the classroom—and loving the difference it makes for their students. In a survey by PBS, researchers found that 74 percent of teachers said technology allowed them to reinforce and expand on content, 73 percent found that ed tech allowed them...

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