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It’s Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?

ED Surge

COVID-19 was edtech’s big moment, and while digital tools kept learning going for many families and schools, they also faltered. A great deal of edtech purchases went unused , equity gaps widened , and teachers and students were burned out. For those of us that have been in edtech awhile, it feels like we’re stuck in a loop.

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Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

What resulted was a great resource that I plan to share below on specific edtech tools that can assist special education (SPED), math, and reading teachers. Both the math and reading sessions focused on how edtech could be used during independent work, formative assessment, and pedagogically-sound blended learning.

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Learning Designers Call for More User Testing of Edtech Products and Teaching Materials

ED Surge

These days there’s a wave of new edtech products hitting the market, and teachers and professors are increasingly making teaching videos and other materials for their classes. from the MIT Media Lab and has been working on design of educational materials for more than a decade, said it’s not that edtech companies don’t do any testing.

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How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work?

Digital Promise

The post How Do Education Leaders Know if an Edtech Tool is Likely to Work? appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Choosing an Edtech Framework

A Principal's Reflections

When it comes to technology in education, there is a natural tendency to see it as just another thing that somebody must do. In other cases, it is viewed as being more work. Let me tackle the second issue first. When we try implementing anything new, there is always a learning curve.

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Revised Federal Edtech Plan Calls for Closing Digital Divides

ED Surge

When the federal government released its revised edtech plan last month, it was laying down its hope for a future that delivers on effective instruction for students. If edtech is used and supported correctly, this can expand the number of students who receive a truly high-quality education, Chung argues.

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What's Really Getting in the Way of Teachers Embracing Edtech?

ED Surge

a math teacher and instructional coach at Brashier Middle College Charter High School in Simpsonville, South Carolina, has more than two decades of experience and spends a lot of time thinking about edtech. If a classroom has spotty Wi-Fi or a teacher has inadequate access to devices for students, it’s awfully hard to make the most of edtech.

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