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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Educational Technology News. Think Again Before Tapping the Install Button for That App Oct. 17, 2015 — Multitasking when using mobile devices creates stress and increases the potential for choosing unsafe apps, new research shows.

Educational Technology News

A new study examined the conditions under which mobile device users are ... read more Math and Me: Children Who Identify With Math Get Higher Scores Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more Sep. 30, 2015 — Mobile apps are changing the way brands connect with consumers and have the potential to boost a company's bottom line. Aug. 25, 2015 — Students heading back to school can always count on one thing: Technology will be a little bit more advanced than it was last year. 'Machine Teaching' Holds the Power to Illuminate Human Learning Aug. 11, 2015 — Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Friday, July 3, 2015. Education technology: Your cheat sheet to 10 fads, trends, and WTFs. It’s been a most-frenzied spring of conferences in the new hotbed of startup and investor tech opportunity, education technology.

Education technology: Your cheat sheet to 10 fads, trends, and WTFs

And “frenzied” isn’t too strong of a description. At one point in early May, three different edtech conferences overlapped in the San Francisco Bay Area in the same week: NewSchools Venture Fund’s invitation-only NewSchools Summit, the Software and Information Industry Association’s annual Education Industry Summit, and the U.S. Educational Technology Research and Development. Ethics are embedded in educational technology encouraging researchers and practitioners to commit to the individual, society and profession while designing and performing research in the field.This special issue will be the forum for scholarly research on ethical principles in design and learning analytics. It will provide an opportunity for empirical evidence as well as practical implications for the field. 5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015.

Pressure continues to increase on education budgets around the globe.

5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015

Yet despite this fact, the education sector is continuing to increase its investment in technology related to learning. Ed tech funding jumped 55 percent in 2014 with no signs of slowing down, according to CB Insights. A report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) predicts that the global e-learning market will reach $107 billion in 2015, propelled by technological advancements and demand for additional skills. With that in mind, here are five top trends in ed tech to keep on your radar screen in 2015 and beyond: Online corporate learning. In contrast to the academic Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that are still struggling to find the best path to a reliable revenue stream, businesses focused on corporate e-learning have found a business model that works--and works well. Skills measurement. Alternative learning styles. Online competency-based training. Flipped-learning tech. Educational Technology.

Get Your Tech On. Back by popular demand, PBS Education’s Get Your Tech On provides tools, support and professional development to help you navigate and succeed in the digital age of learning.

Get Your Tech On

We’ve compiled our favorite technology-themed resources to enhance your lesson plans and drive student achievement. Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools. For about a month in the spring of 2013, I spent my mornings at Lakeside School, a private school in Seattle whose students are the scions of the Pacific Northwest elite.

Why Technology Alone Won't Fix Schools

The beautiful red-brick campus looks like an Ivy League college and costs almost as much to attend. The school boasts Bill Gates among its alumni, and its students come from the families of Amazon and Microsoft executives. Unsurprisingly, there is no dearth of technology: Teachers post assignments on the school’s intranet; classes communicate by email; and every student carries a laptop (required) and a smartphone (not). In this context, what do parents do when they think their children need an extra boost? I was there as a substitute tutor for students spanning the academic spectrum.

All of the content I tutored is available on math websites and in free Khan Academy videos, and every student had round-the-clock Internet access. Problem loading page. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.