What is Edtech?
EdTech (Educational Technology) is the hardware, software and modern learning theory that uses technology to facilitate education. It ranges from the simple Zoom classroom model that became ubiquitous during covid to VR and Augmented Reality training that is already used in healthcare and transportation. EdTech is being used in classrooms and training facilities all over the world and has been increasing exponentially since 2020. Here is a list of useful Resources that can help you make sense of this growing industry. This list will be updated weekly.
Ed Surge One of the oldest Edtech sites, good articles and great jobs board
Edutopia George Lucas Educational Foundation, interesting insights.
E3D News News site covering educational games, training, and Edtech.
Getting Smart Innovative education
Inside Higher Ed General information on higher ed with good Edtech articles.
Web 20 Classroom Great informative blog and newsletter
Common Sense Education A non-profit with a great educational reviews by parents and teachers
Useful Websites and Apps
MIT App inventor – Help to create an app
Podcasts in the Classroom – How to start a podcast
Scratch – drag and drop programing to make Educational games
ISTE Artificial Life in Education The Hands-On AI Projects for the Classroom , in 3 languages, for teaching AI in the classroom. (free)
FETC (Future of Education Technology) Jan 21 – 26, 2023, New Orleans, LA
SXSW EDU (South by Southwest Education) March 6 – 9 2023, Austin, TX
CUE (Computer using Educators) March 16 – 18, 2023, Palm Springs, CA
AWE (Augmented World Expo) May 31 – June 2, Santa Clara, CA
ISTE LIVE (International Society for Technology in Education) June 25 – June 28 2023, Philadelphia, PA
Offices of Educational Technology – The office of the Department of Education that oversees technology. You will find good articles as well as the National Education Technology Plan.
TeAchnology Free and easy online resources for teachers
Research.com Online Education Statistics
California – Assessment plus many other topics
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