The latest news and information about startups and innovations in education.
We had a blast meeting so many amazing educators and playing with lots of interesting new edtech tools at the International Society for Technology in Education conference. ISTE’s new opportunities, classes, personal learning networks, events and products for members are definitely worth checking out!
- ISTE U: An online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world.
- ISTE Standards for Education Leaders: An updated framework to help focus on digital leadership.
- Edtech Advisor: A communication tool and platform that provides ISTE educators with insight into which tech will best meet their learning needs and objectives. Entrepreneurs will be able to list their product or service, network with teachers, garner feedback, and make changes to their products or services based on professional guidance.
“We in America believe in starting over — and over and over.
Take Sheri, who was a 47-year-old stay-at-home mom […] In midlife, she decided to retrain in the hopes of making a better salary to help cover her kids’ college tuition. She said that she was easily lured by the promises of a for-profit college offering an advanced degree in health care management.
“They sucked me in, telling me I could study in my own time, when my kids were asleep,” Sheri told me. “They said that I didn’t have to pay money up front. It was very appealing.”
Unfortunately, what was promised was not what Sheri experienced, and Sheri is not alone.
Effective implementation of education technology tools within the classroom relies on supporting teachers with pedagogy and implementation training. Joseph & Fisher reflect on 6 steps they recommend to support educators in technology implementation. Make sure to check out their questions for your planning meeting agenda!
Form Connections with Teachers to Learn About Tech
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. firstname.lastname@example.org
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