Wednesday, April 23, 2014

#EdTechBridge chat #4: Wednesday, April 23, 6pm ET: What is working (or not) with edtech in the classroom?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation published a report recently that focused on research with teachers in terms of what they are looking from with regard to EdTech Tools.  I encourage everyone, especially EdTech developers to read the report as it will provide great insight as to what Teachers are looking for in order to enhance student learning through the use of digital tools.

The timing couldn't be better in regard to tonight's #edtechbridge chat.

Tonight, we will be discussing What is working (and not working) with #edtech in the classroom.

#edtechbridge chat
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6pm EDT, 3pm PST, 11pm GMT
Please join us by following and tweeting to #edtechbridge

Our tentative questions include:

  1. Where is #edtech effective for schools/teachers/students?  Where is it ineffective?
  2. What specific types of #edtech (content delivery, student tracking / assessment, communication) are working / not working in your environment.
  3. What #edtech do you wish existed?
  4. Where do teachers and developers differ in thoughts on what #edtech is doing well in the classroom?
  5. What do you feel is the MOST urgent need #edtech should address with today's technology capabilities (content, tools, assessments, analytics, growth measures, other)?
  6. Which needs are being overlooked by #edtech devs? (lack of digital literacy among teachers, learning curve, teacher time constraints, etc.
  7. How difficult is it to get colleagues to embrace the use of #edtech in the classroom?
  8. How can #edtechbridge help #edtech work better in the classroom?

The following chart illustrates the findings from the 'Teachers Know Best' study in terms of how teachers use and value #edtech in the classroom.

We invite you to share your thoughts on our topic and posed questions as comments to the blog post as well as through your contribution in the #edtechbridge chat.

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