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ISTE 2014 broke records this year, with more than 16,000 people registering for the event, and nearly a half million tweets using the #iste2014 hashtag floating around the Twittersphere during the four-day conference recently held in Atlanta, Ga.

Imagine the expo hall with thousands of educators — and others — visiting booths, learning about new products and trends.[…] Continue Reading »

Reflecting on the 2013-14 school year, SmartBrief on EdTech polled readers to explore how well technology was used to improve outcomes in student learning and teacher collaboration and find out in what areas schools are making the most progress in effective technology use overall.

Regarding student learning, the results were mixed with just over half of respondents reporting that their school or district used technology either “very well” or “somewhat well” to improve outcomes, while the remainder gave their school or district lower ratings.[…] Continue Reading »

In order to celebrate Digital Learning Day last month, I racked my brain to come up with something that would be both manageable and meaningful for me and my colleagues. The staff where I teach and provide technology coaching spans the spectrum when it comes to technology integration in the classroom.

There are roughly 70 teachers at my site and due to the nature of our campus, student population, master schedule and limited prep time, it is virtually impossible to arrange time for meaningful, authentic collaboration, outside of various mandated monthly meetings.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief Education has been on the ground this week, bringing readers coverage of the 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival, held in Austin, Texas, March 3-6. Here’s a roundup of our top stories.


SXSWedu keynote: Closing the achievement gap begins at the ground level

Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education and 2014 SXSWedu keynote speaker, developed early in his life the belief that education was a pathway to solving the world’s problem.[…] Continue Reading »

The 2014 SXSWedu Conference & Festival kicked off Monday in Austin, Texas. SmartBrief Education is on the ground, bringing readers regular coverage of the event.

Educational technology should not be intrusive in the classroom. It should be designed in a way that makes the most of the real world of teachers, families and students, according to SXSWedu keynote speakers Vivienne Ming and Norma Ming, co-founders of educational technology startup Socos.[…] Continue Reading »