• EdTech

    Why do we still use PDFs?

    In 2017, technology plays a larger role in the classroom than ever, and as a result many schools are moving their whopping $2 billion, spent on paper each year, toward digital devices, and PDFs are replacing paper. Moving documents to the cloud saves not only the hours that are spent on copying and printing but also the copious amounts of paper; everything that the students would want to use is now at their fingertips because of the cloud. The Williams Compliance Act, an act wherein the students in the state of California are given the right to access the materials and resources outside of their classrooms, has added to the volume…

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    Squad Goals: Preparing Your Dream Team for FETC 2017

    Who wouldn’t get excited by the prospect of rubbing elbows with leaders in the EdTech industry? More so, how exciting is the idea of seeing all of the newest, most innovative educational technology under one roof, surrounded by like-minded people from across the world experiencing this for the first time with you? Every EdTech enthusiast knows that the 37th National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) is going to be bigger, bolder, and better than ever. So, how do you take advantage of the opportunity to collaborate and share ideas with the biggest names in EdTech through FETC 2017? Pull together a squad that won’t waiver, even under the strongest…

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    Why you need to be at FETC 2017

    While we will never be in short supply of amazing EdTech conferences around the world to attend, there are a few that stick out as a “must attend” for us each year. One of them being The Future of Education Technology Conference in Florida. In its 37th year, the Future of Education Technology Conference is a global forum where educators, chief technology officers, policy makers, administrators, and other specialists gather for the latest professional learning in the field of EdTech. What is FETC? The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), the largest, national, independent education technology conference, annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders from around the world. Delivering…

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    Engaging More Students in the Classroom with Podcasting

    The classrooms of 2016 are brimming with technology. Students save their books to their tablets, and homework is assigned and submitted through Google Classroom or other learning management systems (LMS). More often than not, students ask their teachers for quick ways to consult, and these are usually done through text, chat, or e-mail. Although it is still quite important to have time with the students in the classroom, there is, by far, no reason to completely deny the opportunities presented by technology. With that said, teachers will always be tasked with keeping students’ attention! New medium for new thinkers Studies have shown that the attention span of K-12 learners is…

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    What are the Hottest Topics in EdTech?

    Are you planning for upcoming EdTech conferences or Google Summits? You’ll want to stay on the lookout for some of the hottest topics in EdTech this year. Scanning through a schedule of events or flipping through a program of sessions is overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. This list of the hottest topics in EdTech is sure to help you focus some of your energy as you plan for upcoming conferences and tools for your classroom. Virtual Reality This year virtual reality has taken off thanks to the easy and inexpensive Google Cardboard. I love how this tool in combination with a few great apps makes it easy…