Tag: edtech

Teacher, Influencer, Developer

Diversity has become a more common topic, especially at work. It is looked at not only in terms of race and gender but also in terms of background. Everyone has different experiences throughout their...

Challenging the Neutrality Myth of EdTech

Media technology has been introduced into classrooms at least since the time of educational filmstrips. Later, private media companies began providing schools with “free” equipment that could broadcast their content, introducing commercials into one...

‘Shark Tank’ for Language Apps

Next weekend, the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (Tech Center) in the College of Arts, Languages & Letters at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be hosting its own virtual version of the...

Introducing ‘School’

Q1: What activity can’t parents get kids to sit still for? Q2: What activity can’t parents get kids to stop doing? A1: Online school. A2: Video games.This juxtaposition is particularly powerful considering linguist James...

Solutions-Based Nonprofit Provides Tools and Community

mindSpark Learning's free Online Toolkit contains:  A unique series that focuses on creating robust strategic plans for your school or district for the upcoming school yearRecurring, short how-to videos with quick tips and tricks for...
Little girl studying and doing homework at home with tablet.

California Moves to Narrow Digital Divide

California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today the creation of a new task force to close the digital divide for California students who lack access to resources such as internet connectivity and...

EdTech for English Learners

U.S. Department of Education data show that English learners in grades K–12 in U.S. public schools in the 2015–16 school year numbered over five million students—about 10 percent of all enrolled students—and that roughly...

New Study Finds Virtual Schools Underperforming

School performance measures for both virtual and blended schools indicate that they are not as successful as traditional public schools, according to NEPC’s Sixth Annual Report on Virtual Education, Full-Time Virtual and Blended Schools: Enrollment,...

Busting Myths, Telling Truths

Matt Renwick recommends a grounded approach when it comes to technology in the classroom In a first-grade classroom, two teachers co-facilitated a literacy lesson. It was a shared reading experience that transitioned into a shared...

How Repealing Net Neutrality Could Affect Schools’ Internet Access

Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the potential impact on classrooms if net neutrality is repealed.
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