Year: 2017

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Top 10 best EdTech articles of 2017

Top 10 best EdTech articles of 2017 2017 was a huge year of transformation. According to the Guardian, the rapid evolution of technology means there’s a need to advance how education is delivered to young people. Schools now spend £900m on education technology every year, and it is estimated the global market will be worth…
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LittleBits, but Big Thinking – Edtech in the Library

LittleBits, but Big Thinking   Written by: Savannah Wood   Because technology is so prevalent in our schools and world today, our media centres have a huge role to play.  It’s our job as library media specialists to put the newest gadgets and gizmos in the hands of our learners. We are considered the “new”…
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Technology as Process, Not Product

Technology as Process, Not Product Written by Thomas Tran   When is technology, not technology? From my observation, technology in education has been generally viewed in a specific way, often being defined or tied to products, devices, apps, electronics, robotics, etc. So when we ask teachers to explore the consideration of integrating technology into the classroom,…
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Are Teachers Afraid of Edtech?

Are Teachers Afraid of Edtech?   As our lives and classrooms become increasingly technological, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the array of EdTech opportunities that promise to improve our teaching. Implementing new technology can be frightening on so many levels. Whether it’s a fear of letting go of control or a sense that one…
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Coding and Technology in First Grade

Coding and Technology in First Grade   With the push to be more innovative and the constant drive to use more technology, teaching can easily become overwhelming.  Every day it seems like there are newer and better gadgets or devices being introduced before I have even had a chance to learn the “old” technology. However,…
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Is Homework in Secondary a Good Idea?

Is homework in secondary a good idea?   Homework is a very contentious issue in education. There are debates surrounding how much and how often it should be given, if any at all as well as what the purpose of homework is. It is my belief that in secondary school homework does have its place…
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An Introduction to Edtech

An Introduction to Edtech     What does Edtech mean?   Edtech – short for Education Technology, uses computing hardware or software to revolutionise pedagogy. The tradition of teachers using physical  textbooks, supplemented with handwritten homework is becoming a thing of the past as pupils learn to access course materials, fulfil homework, take exams and…
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Wonderhub are building a team of Edtech experts

WonderHub is building our team of Edtech experts     Thank you, everyone, who has offered to write reviews and summaries of your experience with Edtech! We’ve been experimenting with a Typeform-style review generator to help guide teachers and schools leaders in creating structured reviews. This way we can help make every product comparable and make…
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The DfE visits Edspace to talk Edtech and School Funding

The Department for Education visits Edspace          Edspace – The Education Specific Co-working Space   Edspace is a co-working office based at Hackney Community College in Hoxton, East London. Edspace special and unique because it is the UK’s only co-working space dedicated specifically to the education sector. Everyone that works there is working…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Edtech – The Free eBook

A Beginner’s Guide to Edtech – The Free eBook     The rapid introduction of education technology (Edtech) means that there is a wealth of knowledge out there but that it sometimes isn’t that easy to find. As part of Wonderhub’s mission to help teachers and schools discover the best Edtech, we will be publishing…
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