by: Tom Daccord A screencast is typically a short video recording of something transpiring on a computer screen or a mobile-device screen. It frequently includes audio narration and may also include text, music, images, and graphics. Screencasting can be helpful in nearly every curriculum and grade level as a useful means of providing opportunities for […]
by Greg Kulowiec In these increasingly challenging times for educators, students and families, there has been an understandable focus placed on distance learning. While it is safe to say that this is not an ideal time to introduce new edtech tools to students, educators may want to consider the role that audio can play in […]
by Tom Daccord As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., schools and districts are looking for ways to administer remote learning in an effort to keep their community safe. To that end, we at EdTechTeacher have compiled a brief list of resources below: General information: Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs from the Center for […]
by Greg Kulowiec It appears that there are countless options emerging, practically on a daily basis in the Virtual Reality space in education. Yet, there is also a clear disparity between the quality and equitable access to certain types of virtual reality experiences. At scale, schools that have access to virtual reality class kits for […]
by: Thomas Daccord A few weeks ago I attended one of Greg Kulowiec’s Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (ARVR) workshops in the Boston area. Greg did a wonderful job of highlighting ARVR’s educational benefits and I was struck in particular by VR’s implications for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Greg drew our attention to a […]
A post by EdTechTeacher CEO Tom Daccord Recently I had a conversation with a school director of technology who was wondering how to help teachers identify “entry points” for innovation in their classroom. It made me think of conversations I had on this topic years ago with Dr. Justin Reich of the MIT Teaching Systems […]
I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people in my 24 years as an educator. As a classroom teacher, I always enjoyed collaborating with other teachers, learning from one another. It warmed my heart to teach a colleague something new, and I loved the support of other teachers as they shared […]
By Tom Driscoll (@TomDriscollEDU) I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. We capped off our PBL workshop by designing project sketches that the teachers would implement later this school year. They were so great, I asked the group if they could share […]
Each environment, be it a jungle or a classroom, values certain behaviors and skills over others. So what does the classroom environment that effectively teaches these skills look like? For many, the answer is a classroom built upon the principles of Project Based Learning.
Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Understanding the tools that can support the creation of a personalized path for each student is a key part of making it work. The article focuses on an often overlooked feature in Google forms that can help teachers do just that.