Digital educational materials have provided many benefits for K-12 educators and students from computer adaptive assessments to tools that allow students to collaborate and communicate 24/7. At the same time, the myriad of tech programs also have their own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to logging on. For years users have needed to create and memorize a username and password for every system and app. During the edWebinar “Simplify Digital Access in K-12: Learn How District Leaders Eliminate Barriers,” the presenters discussed the importance of adopting a single sign-on program to manage digital access, the questions to ask when choosing a vendor, and tips for rolling out the new system.
Augmented reality is emerging in the education space as a tool for motivating children to learn. Using this 3D technology can help students significantly whether they’re struggling to learn reading or math, or just to engage. Cynthia B. Kaye, CEO and Chief Zoo Keeper at Alive Studios, discovered this technology while in search of a way to support her own two ELL children. She discussed the benefits of using augmented reality in the classroom in “Engaging Early Learners with Augmented Reality.”
edWeb.net and Digital Promise have launched Research and Evidence in Edtech, a free, professional learning community on edWeb. This new community will bring together researchers, educators, and product developers to share best practices related to edtech research and evaluation.
edWeb.net and Digital Promise are working together to help all stakeholders in education—educators, researchers, and product/service providers—move forward faster with new tools and technologies, but also to ensure that there is solid evidence to support these innovations.
If you are a novice teacher looking to make your class more engaging, new technology may be the solution you are looking for!
Educators, administrators and faculty members from K-12 and higher educational institutions around the globe have the opportunity to take a short, online survey to evaluate their use of online professional learning.
I “test drive” each of the featured apps so that teachers can make a determination about whether or not to download and try them. Researching, downloading, and sampling these apps can take a LOT of time – I show you ten awesome apps in one hour or less!
The Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA, the principal trade association representing the software and digital content industries, announces the new members of its ETIN Board of Directors.
edWeb.net has been named a finalist for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Awards for two categories: “Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators” and “Best Professional Learning Solution for Education.”
Calling all educators! This is a chance to cast your vote for the best education technology innovation. The competition is hosted each year by the Education Division of SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association). You are invited to participate in the evaluation process and cast your vote for the Educator’s Choice Award. There are 10 finalists (a company, product, or service) competing to win the award. To participate in the… read more →