Microsoft awards $125,000 to Miami EdTech

EdXpert Powered by Microsoft

The EdXpert, powered by Microsoft program provides Miami-Dade County public school K-12 STEM teachers with computer science based professional development opportunities, and focuses on Title I schools and those scoring low in Teacher Professional Development. EdXpert, powered by Microsoft is a “train-the-trainer” program which builds capacity for teachers to deliver computer science and technology-enabled lessons […]

New Keynote Features Allow for Endless Creativity

One of my favorite things about having 1:1 iPads at my school is that there are so many opportunities for students to create. Over the course of the year, they use GarageBand to make raps about science and iMovie to produce environmental PSAs (among many other things). Now, with new Keynote features, students can even […]

New Year, New You? New Edtech Tools to Try!

The New Year can bring new resolutions both personally and professionally. If you are a classroom teacher, is one of your resolutions to try out some new technology? One of my education heroes, Jennifer Gonzalez, of Cult of Pedagogy, wrote a blog post to give us some guidance (because I must not be the only […]

What HyperDocs can do for You (and more importantly, your students)

I first learned about HyperDocs at the International Society for Technology in Education earlier this year. They were new to me, but they have been around for a little while. The HyperDoc Girls coined the term and published a book in 2016.  So, what exactly is a hyperdoc? Basically, it is a hyperlinked document.  Hyperlinks […]

The Importance of Formative Assessments

Formative assessments are a powerful tool that not only allows a teacher to  to gauge where his/her students are and aid in personalizing learning, but also allows the student to reflect on what and how they are learning. Thinking about thinking is one of the 16 Habits of Mind that help us navigate situations when we […]

What’s Your Digital IQ?

In the article, How Educators Can Raise Their Digital IQ, Matthew Lynch says,  Just as we strive to make advancements in other areas of our schools, educators should be working to raise their digital IQ. Setting a higher standard for teacher development in this area could have a major benefit to the students they serve. […]

Preparing for an Unknown World

When I was in school (not that long ago), my teachers prepared me for a known world. People went to school, got jobs with companies who offered insurance, worked for forty years and then retired with a pension.  Today, teachers have to prepare our students for an unknown world. In the book, Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom, […]

How Educators can Prepare for the Future (which is now)

Technology has changed pretty much every facet of our lives – including how we learn and therefore how we teach. Some have started to question what the role of the teacher is going to be in the future. Will we be replaced by artificial intelligence?  In the post, “The Future Proof Educator,” Chris Young argues […]

And the Winner is…

The 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards have been announced!  The education market is currently worth around $5 trillion globally, and it is forecasted that edtech investment alone will reach $252 billion by the year 2020,This growing investment into edtech start-ups has created some exciting changes in the world of education. Naturally, with increasing capital, the number […]

Learning: Always the Goal

In the classroom, it can be easy to get lost in the technology – it’s new and exciting and pretty and there’s always something new to try.  Teachers often need support and training to effectively use technology, and that’s where instructional technology coaches come in. In the article, How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create […]