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.

EdTech Resources

Blogs/Vlogs/News

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 inventorHelp to create an app

Podcasts in the ClassroomHow 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)

Conferences 

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

General Resources

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

US Dept of Education 

Research.com  Online Education Statistics

2022 EdTech Industry Statistics  

Learning Policy Institute

Education Data:

CaliforniaAssessment plus many other topics

Texas Assessment 

Common Core

CA Esser Funds

US Department of Education Assessment

Books

Failure to Disrupt 

Tech Like a Pirate

Weapons of Math Destruction

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