Motivation and Substance: The Yin and Yang of EdTech

My observations about edtech tools and their effectiveness in education are quite valid and reflect ongoing discussions in the field of education technology. Here are some key points to consider based on your comments: Ultimately, the effectiveness of edtech tools in education depends on how well they align with research-backed learning principles, their ability to … Continue reading Motivation and Substance: The Yin and Yang of EdTech

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Six Degrees of Professional Development

Many years ago, a play called “Six Degrees of Separation” so titled because of a theory popularized in a story

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Increasing Teacher Technology Adoption After Trainings

Educational technology presents a unique opportunity and challenge for educators. When designed and used well, technology can streamline some of the most time consuming aspects of education, engage students in learning, and increase opportunities for exploration. However, none of the positive aspects of educational technology are of any use if the technology gathers dust (virtual […]

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Can I Speak Freely?

We all have different ways of expressing ourselves. Some choose to fashion, dressing in various ways that stand out. Others

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Build Me Up (Buttercup)!

     Usually, I would share a story to build on my reason for my post this week. I won’t

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Evaluating Inclusive Ed Tech

it can be difficult to determine which assistive technology tools have solid value for educators and students. Having a robust system in place for decision making is essential.

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Tech Tools & Digital Citizenship

Do the most commonly recommended k-12 student learning focused technology tools include built in capabilities that promote responsible digital use and citizenship? “The crisis caused by COVID-19 has facilitated the creation of alternative and varied environments to search for information, consume content, and create and share content, as well as

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Distance Collaboration

The unique stressors and situations educators faced this year resulted in a rapid culling of digital collaboration tools, leaving only the best tools in use among each collaborative group. Her are some of them.

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Empowering students through Technology

Beyond the medical disparities affecting youth in under-served populations, social changes due to the pandemic such as the move to remote learning have a disproportionate affect. How can student choice and empowerment help students learn?

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My First Attempt at Coaching

This semester for our big project we worked with a teacher from our schools to create a coaching relationship. The goal was for us to […]

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