8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Evaluating EdTech

8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Evaluating EdTech

It’s unlikely that you experience a dearth of options when you go online to search for tools and resources to supplement your curriculum, instruction, and assessment materials. Instead, you quite likely experience the opposite—there are so many options to choose from that it soon becomes overwhelming and difficult to parse which are worthwhile and which are better left behind. How do you know if a tool is high quality and truly germane to your purposes? The next time you go online in search of learning materials for your classroom, ask yourself these questions before making a decision about a shiny new offering: Continue reading “8 Questions Teachers Should Ask When Evaluating EdTech”

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Originally found on https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/292511

Educators are tasked with the necessary burden of preparing today’s students to shape tomorrow’s world as our next generation of thinkers, leaders and entrepreneurs — the tireless creators who are at the forefront of innovation and driving the world’s economy. Recently, we’ve seen the traditional learning models begin to evolve with the meaningful incorporation of technology, as we try to equip students with the digital literacy required of today’s employees. But, with technology constantly changing, can we actually predict what skills and knowledge today’s students will need to lead the future workforce? Continue reading “The 3 Education Trends Preparing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs”

Meet Julie: Math Learning Content Expert & (Literal) Rock Star

Meet Julie: Math Learning Content Expert & (Literal) Rock Star

In this new blog series we will be connecting you with the people who make Wisewire what it is, and showcasing their talent and expertise. Remember to share with your networks using #iamwisewire, and tell us “what makes you Wisewire” for a chance to be featured next!

To launch the series, we sat down with Julie Cymek, a Learning Content Expert in math to find out what makes her tick, her advice for teachers, and to learn more about her literal rock star status.

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4 Characteristics of a Good EdTech Investment

4 Characteristics of a Good EdTech Investment

From http://www.ecampusnews.com/

According to the panel’s investors, there are four characteristics of a good investment that ed-tech companies should consider–but these considerations can also apply to institutions:

1. It includes mass-market technology components: “A good question to ask is, ‘What innovations in other sectors are applied to this technology?’” noted Davis. “For example, does it include social media collaborative options, like Twitter and Facebook? It’s not about reinventing the wheel, but more applying other wheels to your wagon.” For institutions, take the example of an LMS: Does the LMS include tools and functionalities that allow for online collaboration within course units?

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Teachers Say Technology Is The Most Important Investment For Schools – Rebecca Klein

Teachers Say Technology Is The Most Important Investment For Schools – Rebecca Klein

Teachers want more technology in their classrooms — and fast.

A new study from DonorsChoose.com, a nonprofit organization that lets teachers request items for their classes so donors can fulfill their requests, found that teachers rank technology as the most important expenditure for schools, followed by school supplies and books.

In recent years, DonorsChoose says, teachers’ requests for tablets have increased dramatically on the site — and educators say they’re the piece of technology they need the most.

 

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Informative interview with BloomBoard’s CEO and co-founder Jason Lange featured on Classroom Aid’s blog

Informative interview with BloomBoard’s CEO and co-founder Jason Lange featured on Classroom Aid’s blog

This post was featured on Classroom Aid’s blog

Educators are the key to success of learning and teaching in classrooms, many cases of digital learning transformation failed because of teachers are not ready. Teachers need personalized learning before they can infuse personalized learning into their teaching practices. To prepare student’s competencies needed for future, teachers must become future ready first!

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Summer 2016: Conference Takeaways

Summer 2016: Conference Takeaways

The masses perceive teachers to have summers off, but anyone who specializes in the field of education knows that there really aren’t any breaks. Summer is often a time filled with many hours pondering and planning for the year to come.

At Wisewire, we understand that:

  • The business of teaching is on a fast-track to change, evolving at a pace not for the faint of heart.
  • For you, this likely means continually self-informing and researching new ideas that will excite your students and help keep them engaged in your classroom.

In keeping with our mission to engage, inspire, and improve learning experiences, one of the ways we have kept up with the latest and greatest in education is by doing some conference-hopping this summer; even better, we made it our special homework assignment to share with you what we learned. Read on for our insights and highlights! Continue reading “Summer 2016: Conference Takeaways”