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50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Tanner Higgin, Ph.D., Director of Education Editorial Strategy, Common Sense Education
Hosted by Jennifer Ehehalt, Education Regional Manager, Common Sense Education
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Since 2013, Common Sense Education has been teachers’ trusted source for in-depth, independent, and unbiased ratings and reviews of edtech tools. They’ve rated over 3,000 products for learning, and the Common Sense Privacy Program has evaluated over 500 products for privacy. After all that time—and all those reviews—what’s stood the test of time?
This edWebinar highlights 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and librarians.
About the Presenter
Tanner Higgin is Director, Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education where he leads the editorial team responsible for edtech reviews and resources. Previously, he taught writing and media literacy for six years, and has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. His research on video games and culture has been published in journals, books, and online. Prior to joining Common Sense Education, Tanner worked as a curriculum developer and researcher at GameDesk, helping to design and launch Educade.org and the PlayMaker School. While at GameDesk, he co-designed the United Colonies alternate reality game (ARG) with Mike Minadeo. This ARG is to date one of the most sophisticated to be implemented in a K-12 environment. Outside of education, Tanner has been a technical writer-editor for the Department of Defense, a web designer, and co-editor and co-creator of a print literary journal.
About the Host
Jennifer Ehehalt is the Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education. She is responsible for helping school districts build a culture of digital citizenship among educators, students and their families. She designs and delivers professional development for preK-12 educators that focuses on the implementation of Common Sense’s K-12 digital citizenship resources along with how to integrate technology into the classroom. Through her work she had the opportunity to share best practices by presenting at ISTE, ASCD, PETE & C, TRETC, ICE Illinois and GAETC.
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