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Be An Author Month - March 2024

March is Be An Author Month, and we’re proud to be partnering with Book Creator to help literacy come alive for kids.

AI in Edu Summit

The EdTechTeacher AI in Edu Summit is dedicated to exploring the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence in education. As we embark on this journey together, it is imperative to recognize that our discussion extends far beyond the realm of chatbots and digital tools. We encourage administrators, school leaders, and dedicated educators to join us in exploring the frontiers of AI in education.

MassCue 2023 Features Speakers

EdTechTeacher is excited to be back presenting at the MassCue Fall Conference at Gillette Stadium! One of the best edtech conferences in the nation, MassCue has always proven to be an amazing event that showcases the best in educational technology and digital learning strategies.

Google recently announced that Jamboard is winding down in 2024 (Details here) and educators across the world are now in search of viable alternatives. In this post, we provide suggestions and resources for three powerful white boarding alternatives that integrate seamlessly with Google for Education.

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We are thrilled to be hosting the “Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools” book launch webinar with author and EdTechTeacher co-Founder Justin Reich! Iterate reflects insights about design, collaboration, and improvement from educators around the world, and from colleagues at MIT.

Microsoft Quick Guides

Are you a teacher at a Microsoft School? Are you looking to get a better understanding of how to leverage Microsoft tools to help your students? A great place to start is with Microsoft Quick Guides. These concise resources show you how to make effective use of some of the more powerful, but often overlooked features of Microsoft Office such as Speaker Coach, Reading Coach, and Immersive Reader.

ChatGPT Teacher Tips Part 10 - Feedback

By leveraging ChatGPT, teachers can enhance the feedback process, provide personalized guidance, and support students in the learning process. Teachers can leverage ChatGPT to formulate feedback on student work or allow students to receive feedback from ChatGPT on their own. ChatGPT can generate feedback that is tailored to individual needs and teachers can input assessment criteria to target specific areas for feedback. 

5 Reasons To Use FigJam This School Year

FigJam is a collaborative whiteboard that students and teachers can use to brainstorm, ideate, and collaborate. From simple drawings to sticky notes and comments, FigJam is a fun and engaging way to engage students in the classroom. Here are five reasons FigJam will be your go-to edtech tool this school year.

ChatGPT can summarize thousands of words in seconds and can be used to summarize long texts such as news articles, academic papers, and even short books. ChatGPT can also be leveraged to translate and summarize articles in select other languages into English.

Becoming Active Citizens: Practices to Engage Students in Civic Education Across the Curriculum

As co-authors of Becoming Active Citizens: Practices to Engage Students in Civic Education Across the Curriculum, Shawn McCusker and Tom Driscoll accepted the challenge to keep America the beacon of democracy in a troubled world. We’re honored Shawn found the time to answer a few questions about the book, positive civic initiatives around the country, and whether he’s optimistic about America’s future.

ChatGPT can be used to generate writing prompts and writing suggestions that can provide ideas, inspiration and motivation for students working through parts of the creative process. It can serve as a brainstorming assistant that serves up a steady stream of ideas to provide students with more flexibility in story development and help move their writing forward.

Jonathan Rollins

onathan Rollins is a Science Teacher, Technology Coordinator, and Science Curriculum Coordinator at Ponaganset Middle School in North Scituate, Rhode Island. He has been teaching for over 18 years and has a passion for helping students learn. He is also an avid technology user and believes that technology can be a powerful tool for learning.

It is important that students are capable of engaging in conversations and confident in their beliefs and values while remaining open to listening to others who they may disagree with. Here is a helpful model to teach and encourage students to engage in dialogue, rather than debate.

As educational technology allows us access to more student learning data, how can we as educators use that data to create meaningful, differentiated activities? But more importantly how can we make the process of differentiating simple and diverse without making it incredibly time consuming?  One platform that offers hope is BookWidgets.

ChatGPT can provide personalized language instruction to students and can adapt to their individual needs, interests, and proficiency levels. So, students can leverage ChatGPT as a language practice partner.

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The rollout of new AI tools has been so fast-paced that it is hard to keep up with every one of the tools that enters the market. My personal list fizzled out once it reached 120 tools and when I had the realization that AI will be everywhere.

We are thrilled to announce that, “Becoming Active Citizens: Practices to Engage Students in Civic Education Across the Curriculum,” authored by EdTechTeacher’s Tom Driscoll and Shawn McCusker, has been honored with the prestigious 2023 Foreword INDIES Gold Award for Education!

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators utilize technology to enhance learning experiences. Lindy knows the educational technology market in and out as she has spent her career in various roles in the education field.

Sam Kary

Sam Kary is a keynote speaker, writer, and the dynamic founder of New EdTech Classroom, a popular YouTube channel that supports teachers with purposeful technology integration. 

When I tell people that my first graders could not only code, but explain to others how to code, people look at me with disbelief. But it’s true. My students, and I do mean ALL of my students, were successful coders. 

ChatGPT can quickly generate game ideas, content, and questions, saving teachers time in the process. ChatGPT can be also tailored to the specific needs and interests of a class, helping teachers create games that are relevant and engaging for their students.

Shawn McCusker is an author and Senior Director of Professional Learning at EdTechTeacher. He has 25 years of experience as a teacher and leader in public, private and alternative schools. 

One of the easiest ways to allow your students voice and choice in the classroom is to provide them with a variety of choices that provides the opportunity to express their learning in a way that allows them to feel successful. Cue Adobe Express!

Tom Driscoll is an author, keynote speaker and CEO of EdTechTeacher. Following his graduate research at Columbia University, Tom began writing and speaking nationally about his practical experiences teaching and iterating blended learning models.

Students can learn a variety of complex concepts and processes through examples. ChatGPT can generate many examples on numerous topics and do so within a matter of seconds.

We are excited to launch our new Spring Renewal Free Webinar Series! Choose any (or all!) of the free webinars and join our world-class instructors as they provide helpful strategies, edtech recommendations and answer participant questions. Learn more about each upcoming webinar below.

ChatGPT is a particularly useful writing generator and can also save teachers much time. Teachers can use ChatGPT to assist them in the writing of (among other things): curriculum materials, feedback on student work, rubrics, discussions questions, grammar or vocabulary lessons, and a mindmap of a course. 

Shawn O’Neill is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and presenter.  She has spent over 24 years teaching in the elementary-level classroom and is currently a professor at Bridgewater State University, teaching in the Elementary Education Department.

Google Workspace Offer 2023

We are excited to announce a new Google Workspace offer for 2023! If you purchased G Suite Enterprise for Education (GSEfE) on a promotional discount & you commit to transition to Education Plus in 2023, you are entitled to get FREE PD services from us at EdTechTeacher!

With ChatGPT, students can receive tailored support tailored to their learning styles. With its AI-powered platform, ChatGPT can provide an individualized learning path that ensures both engagement and comprehension for each student.

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When students have the tools to help navigate their learning challenges, it makes for a happier, more equitable classroom. Book Creator’s combination of simplicity, inclusivity, and powerful creativity is why it is a top go-to tool.  

Our friends at Book Creator have some fantastic webinars planned for May, including one with our very own Director of Professional Learning, Shawn McCusker on 4th May!

Catherine Atkinson is an instructor with EdTechTeacher. She is an experienced classroom teacher, curriculum designer, presenter, and technology coach.

You became an administrator to help kids learn and not to settle disagreements between your teachers and the IT department. However, so many of us find ourselves in the following scenario…

ChatGPT is particularly useful in building quizzes and tests for standardized content and it can also save teachers tremendous amounts of time.

EdTechTeacher is exited to offer a new 4-hour course on AI & ChatGPT in Education! (NEW COHORT ADDED) Join us for an amazing expert-led cohort experience about this rapidly advancing development in education!

In this exciting new series of posts, we are sharing practical ways that you can use ChatGPT to assist with your lesson design! Each post will focus on a practical strategy and will include ideas for both elementary and secondary school teachers.

As educators we know that incorporating STEM into our elementary classrooms has benefits that reach far beyond just science and mathematics.  When we provide our classroom with hands-on STEM activities, students are not only learning about science, technology, engineering, and math; they are learning many important skills that will continue to benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

The introduction of ChatGPT has resulted in tremendous public interest, but it also caused a great deal of concern in schools across the country. For most educators, ChatGPT is their first direct encounter with a powerful artificial intelligence system — one that writes essays, poetry, songs, code and more.

WHAT IS ChatGPT? How can teachers use it today? HOW ABOUT STUDENT USE? What about cheating? WHAT’S NEXT FOR AI IN EDUCATION?…. In this EdTechTeacher Webinar, our expert panel will be discussing this and more! Join us and ask your own questions to our experts!

Some features of Google Workspace are just hiding in plain sight, waiting to be discovered. EdTechTeacher’s Shawn McCusker shares 10 Google Workspace skills that are powerful yet overlooked.

Educational technologies, when carefully designed and thoughtfully applied, have the power to amplify the impact of high-quality teaching and learning. In this workshop presented at #FETC 2023, participants explored specific technology integration strategies that can help take Project-Based Learning experiences to the next level!

Project-based learning is all about student inquiry, collaboration, creation, reflection, and sharing with an authentic audience. Book Creator is design to enhance all of this, and more! Here are four reasons why Book Creator is so well-suited to PBL experiences.

We are excited to announce the all-new EdTechTeacher Summer Learning Pass for 2023! Educators familiar with our last 20 years of high-quality workshops can now access EVERY workshop held this summer with one low-cost membership of $195. We are conducting 12 amazing workshops over six weeks that consist of three live one-hour webinars and a host of helpful resources.

Artificial Intelligence is a fast-growing field attracting much educator interest. Much attention has been paid to ChatGPT, an AI assistant that can write essays, poetry, and code, roleplay, more. This post helps explain Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT in context and outlines how they are impacting education.

In this episode of the EduTechGuys podcast, David and Jeff interview EdTechTeacher’s Tom Driscoll to discuss a variety of topics related to civics education and how technology can amplify the impact of quality social studies instruction in a variety of powerful ways. Enjoy the episode!

Digital storytelling represents a path to happier, healthier students and a more equitable classroom while teaching the necessary skills to succeed in the modern workplace. That may sound boastful and hyperbolic, but current research bears it out. Consider these ways that digital storytelling can help.

We are excited to be attending FETC 2023 from January 24th – 26th in New Orleans!  We invite all of you in attendance to join us for several events that we will be a part of.   Also reach out if you’d like to connect and chat!  As is typically the case with edtech conferences, it is the conversations and connections that are made in between sessions that are often the most powerful.  Check out the events we will be leading below, we hope to see you there!

The global transition toward remote communication has been one of the most profound and lasting effects recent world events have had. Students and teachers, employers, employees, and even families have had to adapt to the growing need to interact wirelessly.

Check out the resources from our NCSS 2022 session “Enhancing Civics Through Games, Simulations, & Contests”

“Web 3.0” has been the center of much discussion this year. Advocates believe that Web 3.0 will unleash a radical and beneficial transformation of the Internet. Detractors claim that Web 3.0 is little more than a buzzword for marketing purposes. The following Q&A aims to introduce EdTechTeacher readers to Web 3.0 and outline how it may affect education.

Book Creator has dropped a couple of new updates recently. Find out how to bring your PDFs back to life in Book Creator, plus learn about a secret BONUS update that teachers have been waiting for!

We are thrilled to announce that EdTechTeacher is now a core member of Adobe’s Official Training Partner for Education Program! Adobe’s shared vision is for millions of educators to feel empowered to integrate Adobe tools into their classrooms as a result of trainings delivered by authorized Adobe Training Partners for Education.

We are excited to announce that Shawn McCusker is joining the EdTechTeacher team as our new Senior Director of Professional Learning! 

Historians credit Lotte Scharfman, a refugee who escaped with her family from Austria during World War II, with coining the phrase “Democracy is not a spectator sport.” 

Socializing students for democracy doesn’t belong to one subject area: It belongs to all of us. Here are three strategies that you can use to foster those skills in your classroom.

Agency through the lens of digital learning is the intersection and application of three domains of digital learning: Wellness, Competency, and Creativity. 

I believe that eventually, all schools will transition to mastery/competency-based programs that are student-centered and student-driven. It is inevitable…

Metaverse technologies are growing quickly and have enormous implications for the future of teaching and learning. Here are some of the possibilities…

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