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SmartBrief education editors are attending FETC 2013 this week in Orlando, Fla. Here’s a look at some cool, new tech tools that experts — eduTecher founder Adam Bellow, Leslie Fisher of LeslieFisher.com, John Kuglin of Kuglin Consulting and educational technologist Kathy Schrock — highlighted during the pre-keynote session Technology Smackdown 2013.
It can be a challenge shifting through all of the educational technology tools available to educators and students today. What’s more, educators sometimes feel like they must compete with students’ tech devices for attention in the classroom.
“While many argue that we have to create a quiet and distraction-free work environment, we also must acknowledge that our students are trained to check-in to their devices on very regular intervals,” says Sam Patterson, dean of student advising and outreach at Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto, Calif.[…] Continue Reading »
September is National Literacy Month, and what better way to celebrate and promote literacy than focusing on the tools that students own and love: their cellphones! Using cellphones to enhance learning does not require that they be used in class. If you are in a school where cellphones are banned, the ideas shared here are also applicable outside of class.[…] Continue Reading »
I recently moved into a new position with my district. As the director of instructional technology, I am responsible for the vision and direction of the technology program for a district made up of 80 schools and 57,000 students. It is an incredible opportunity that I am thankful for every day.
As I have been transitioning into this technology leadership role, I have been thinking a lot about how to lead and drive real change in an environment where the pressures are clear.[…] Continue Reading »
This question has been bouncing around my brain since I left the International Society for Technology in Education conference. When people say that I’m an ed-tech leader, I am always shocked. I don’t think of myself as a leader in this area — just someone who really likes what he does.
So, what makes someone an educational-technology leader?[…] Continue Reading »