Technology Trends

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.” But what if we took that to its logical conclusion and also made it the goal of our education technology predictions?We’d need to consider not just what technology products students are exposed to in the classroom, but also across the rest of their lives. Especially if those students are teens, within sight of leaving K-12 and moving into higher education.

The Edtech Buying Process Is Broken. ISTE Says Teachers Can Fix It.

At North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury Schools, a room in the central office showcases 3D printers, virtual reality headsets and a variety of iPad apps. Educators can stop by at their leisure to experiment with the tools, which have been vetted and approved by the district’s technology department.This is Rowan-Salisbury’s “edtech playground,” where teachers can try out the latest technology, offer feedback to district leaders and determine whether the products would be a good fit for their classrooms.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

It was an unanticipated scheduling issue that challenged Dr. Bruce Robertson to completely redesign a classroom course to fit an online/in-class hybrid format—in just two weeks.

Big Tech Needs to Treat Our Children Better

I invest in education technology, but decades before I knew what a venture capitalist was, I was a history teacher in a small town in America’s heartland where I started my school’s first “Internet club.” I’m a believer in the merits of technology and have written about how technology can be used to broaden access to knowledge, connect people and even

Is Education Entering the ‘Age of Alternatives’?

Has anyone else noticed that some of the new schools being built, including much-celebrated “schools of tomorrow” resemble Google headquarters, as well as each other?Without ignoring that much of what differentiates one school from another takes place below the surface, the desire to make schools look like high-tech office spaces might be just the latest demonstration that education has historically followed and reflected—rather than led—technological, political and economic change.

How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden

Data integration baffles even the most edtech-savvy districts.Translating and sharing data between your student information system (SIS) and a multitude of tech applications is complex, costly and time-consuming. But with easy access to data comes visibility into students’ successes, struggles and—most importantly—their needs.

How Machine Learning and the Cloud Can Rescue IT From the Plumbing Business

Many educational institutions maintain their own data centers. But to Jeff Olson, chief data officer and senior VP of technology strategy at the College Board, all those humming racks of servers are just plumbing—and he doesn't want to be in the plumbing business. He would rather focus on how the College Board, which administers the PSAT, SAT, and Advanced Placement Tests, can help students reach their educational goals. "We need to minimize the amount of work we do to keep systems up and running, and spend more energy innovating on things that matter to people," he says.

Four Tips for Choosing the Right Edtech Resources

With the continued funding challenges educators face, it’s crucial to pick an education resource that will yield the best return on investment and support learning outcomes for your district. Yet, with with the wide variety of edtech resources available, it can be difficult to know where to begin.

Myth vs. Fact: How Much Do You Know About Edtech Usage in Schools? [Infographic]

There's a lot of amazing edtech software out there these days, but is it actually being used effectively to make classrooms more productive? As you'll see below, many school districts across the U.S. are not getting the most from their edtech investments. Discover how Clever Goals is helping districts turn learning software into student achievement.

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