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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

Posted by Julie Davis - Guest Author

Jan 13, 2016 6:30:00 AM

We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS). Julie first published this piece on her blog, Thoughts on All Things Edutechie Oriented.

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Topics: Teaching & Learning, Innovation, Connected Educators, Educational Technologies, EdTech Insights

Padlet: One of the Best All Around Tools for Technology in the Classroom

Posted by Julie Lyle - Guest Author

Nov 6, 2015 7:00:00 AM


For the worlds of technology and education to come together, a teacher really needs something that will work on any device, that is quick to learn and easy to use.  For a tool to be effective and long lasting, it has to be versatile.  

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Topics: Teaching & Learning, Innovation, Educational Technologies, EdTech Insights

The Tech Buy-In: 4 Must-Dos to Get Your Students on Board

Posted by Chris Brida

Oct 22, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

If you’ve seen a kid lately, you probably haven’t seen their face. It’s been buried into their phone or tablet or computer for going on the last six hours. Their thumbs move at an incredible pace as they rattle off text after text, win the next level of the mobile game that’s most current, and scour Instagram for pictures.

Let’s face it, technology has changed the way we interact with the world (and it’s not just our students, as you read this on your device…).

What is interesting, however, is that despite kids’ willingness to constantly be on their mobile devices, it’s sometimes a more difficult sell in the classroom. In my own experience, kids have told me that they would rather “learn on paper” than utilize the technology at their disposal. So here I am thinking: when did our math classes become so old-fashioned? Do they have to be?

The answer is no, but in order to drive your class down the tech route, it is very important that we get the students to buy-in to technology as a method for becoming better math students. I’ve come up with a list of must-do’s in order to get this paradigm shift to happen.

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Topics: Teaching & Learning, STEM, Innovation, Inspiration, Educational Technologies, EdTech Insights

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