Engineering the  Environment for AAC Users

As an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country. Recently while in California,  working with special education teachers, we were exploring how the physical environment impacts student learning. Through our discussion of  the …

Can SEL Spark the Shift to Student Agency? – From Tom Driscoll

More than any other idea in education, the idea of student agency suffers from the greatest disconnect between intentions and outcomes. As I referenced in a recent post, emerging student-centered instructional models attempt to shift much of the ownership and control (agency) of the learning process …

NEW Book Creator Updates for a New School Year

With the start of the new school year, Book Creator for iOS has launched an incredible update to an already versatile app. Students and teachers can now add just about ANYTHING into a book. In addition to creating multimedia books with text, …

EdTechTeacher Interview with Seesaw Ambassador Cara Pavek

Many teachers innately understand that technology should functionally improve students’ learning experiences in order to be considered worthwhile.  Conversely, some teachers struggle to discover authentic ways to utilize technology in the elementary classroom. Over the past few years, we have discovered that …

4 Ways to Differentiate the Self Editing Process in Google Docs  By Avra Robinson & Rosey McQuillan

Differentiating instruction is giving students multiple options for taking in information, for making sense of ideas, and for expressing what they learn. In other words, a differentiated classroom provides different avenues for students to acquire content, process ideas, and demonstrate their understanding …

Three Ways to Differentiate the Writing Process with Google Docs

By Avra Robinson & Rosey McQuillan for more from Avra and Rosey follow them on Twitter: @avrarachel & @romcquill Differentiating instruction gives students multiple options for taking in information, for making sense of ideas, and for expressing what they learn. In other words, a …

Get Started with Google’s Applied Digital Skills Curriculum!

Over the past several years, Google for Education has become a mainstay in classrooms across the world. As these schools integrate the G Suite of tools in their classrooms they have a unique opportunity to really prepare their students for the future …

Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning.  Despite the vast amount of resources out there that describe …

Real Change From Within, Not From Above

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Lately, I’ve been reading Peter Block’s The Answer to How is Yes and Robert Evans’ The Human Side of School Change. While Block’s musings are mostly philosophical and Evans’ primarily psychological, …

Fostering Mathematical Mindsets with iPads in the Classroom from Mason

Follow Mason on Twitter: @edtechmason All students can learn math. Better yet, all students can love math. And even more importantly, all students can excel at math. And when classrooms go one-to-one with iPads, this enhances opportunities to foster the mathematical mindsets …

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

Learn more about what Tom is doing with teachers by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll Although Personalized Learning has gained considerable traction in education, there is still much confusion and, at times, heated debate regarding what this set of ideas actually means …

Teaching History with Technology: Reflections on 16 Years & Counting – from Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. In a few weeks, I will be instructing the EdTechTeacher “Teaching History with Technology Workshop” for the 16th straight year.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about changes in technology …