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7 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at TCEA 2020

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Another one of the industry’s biggest events of the year, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention & Exposition, is coming up in just a couple of weeks on February 3–7. With thousands of educators, EdTech leaders, and technology enthusiasts slated to attend, you won’t want to miss TCEA 2020. Being held in Austin, Texas, this year’s conference and expo will offer dozens of opportunities for both professional development and pleasure.

Whether you’re looking to network with some of EdTech’s greatest innovators, discover this year’s best EdTech trends, or gain professional development at the conference, TCEA 2020 will be a valuable opportunity for all who attend.

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Topics: education industry

AI Is Supporting Teachers in Today's World: Here's How

Posted by John William on Tue, Jan 14, 2020

While so many educators, parents, and even psychologists are concerned regarding how much screen time is appropriate for children, the emerging innovating technology of machine learning and artificial learning has begun to alter educational and institutional tools toward a better future of education.

According to the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report, the expected growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in this sector is 47.7% from 2018 to 2022. However, most experts believe that the presence of qualified and experienced teachers is irreplaceable. Still, there are many advantages AI can bring to teachers’ educational best practices.

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Topics: education industry

Eight Things to Look Forward to at FETC 2020

Posted by Lori Page on Fri, Jan 10, 2020

With the turn of another new year comes another round of EdTech conferences and expos. First up on the docket for 2020 is the 40th annual Future of Education Technology Conference, better known as FETC, being held this year in warm and sunny Miami, Florida. The conference—held from January 14–17—is right around the corner, and we’re getting excited for all of the opportunities the event has in store.

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Topics: education industry

6 Easy Reads for Winter Break

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Dec 18, 2019

As the first half of the school year is coming to an end, your life is likely full of grading final papers, administering end-of-course tests, and conducting evaluations. You probably haven’t touched a book for your personal reading pleasure in weeks, if not months. But something exciting is around the corner: winter break! Although your school’s winter break may only be a week or two long, you’ll finally have some downtime when you’re free of your teaching duties so you can actually read a book for fun.

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

The End of a Decade: An Overview of 2019 Before We Jump Into 2020

Posted by Mark Elliott on Mon, Dec 16, 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are closing in on the end of another year—and that the start of a new decade is right around the corner!

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Topics: education industry

Why Not Teach?

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, Oct 15, 2019

A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook that he was looking for a life change. He wanted a new start in a new place with a new career. He just threw it out there for people to tell him what they thought about his future plans.

Of course, there were some funny and non-serious comments, but there was also a wide variety of serious suggestions. From stand-up comic to running a small business, the ideas were very wide and diverse. My question to him was, “Why not teach?”

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

Five Emerging Trends in EdTech

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Oct 8, 2019

As we inch closer to 2020, we can look back at the significant strides and innovations in educational technology and the ways EdTech has redefined traditional education in the first two decades of the 21st century. Technology has become an integral part of the everyday learning process, with students, teachers, parents, and administrators all using important devices and software each day to increase efficiency and improve learning outcomes.

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Topics: Education Technology, education industry

10 Highly Rated Podcasts for Teachers

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Oct 2, 2019

As a busy teacher, it can be hard to find the time to sit down and read teaching blogs, articles, or books for motivation and professional development. Luckily, we live in the golden age of the podcast, making it possible to listen to this same motivational and educational content while you’re doing something else, like commuting to school, organizing your classroom, or making dinner at home.

Because podcasts are easy to record and publish, there’s an extremely rich market of content to choose from. Weeding through all this content can take time, but we’ve done the research for you and found 10 inspiring and interesting podcasts with great reviews and ratings. All of the podcasts on this list are rated 4.5 stars or higher on Apple podcasts, so you know they’ll have great content!

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Topics: education industry, Educational influencers, tips for teachers

Five Change-Makers Shaping the Education Space

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Aug 22, 2019

Industry Influencers Leading the Way

As we enter a new school year, we thought it would be interesting to look at the change-makers leading the way in EdTech this year. Previously, we created a comprehensive list of the top 20 influencers in education technology, and earlier this year, we shared 10 more industry leaders. The EdTech industry is constantly growing and changing, so today we're sharing five more innovative influencers making active change to shape education for the future.

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Topics: education industry, Educational influencers

Supporting Transitioning Teachers

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Jul 18, 2019

In some areas of the country, qualified teachers are harder and harder to come by for certain content areas. Some states and districts have had to use creative means to find teachers. One of these avenues is using transition to teaching programs in order to find teachers. In these programs, individuals usually have a degree in a content area, such as science or math, but lack the credentials or experience necessary for teaching.  

As with most things, there is an upside to these teachers as well as some drawbacks. It does allow your school to think outside the box to fill positions, which is a major advantage. At the same time, it is good to consider what the possible potholes will be of hiring one of these teachers.

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers


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