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6 Must-See EdTech Innovators Attending the EdSurge Los Angeles Summit

This weekend we're headed to sunny Los Angeles for the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. If you're an educator in the LA area, this free event is a fantastic opportunity to find edtech partners for your classrooms, schools, and districts.

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Topics: Event, Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, edtech

The Instructional Leadership Challenge Hits 3,000 Participants!

Last night, the Instructional Leadership Challenge hit 3,000 participants, representing roughly 1% of school administrators in the English-speaking world!

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, ILC, TeachBoost, edtech

Improving Educator PD: U.S. Department of Education Guidelines

"The same personalized, collaborative, anytime/anywhere learning that technology can enable for students should be available for educators and administrators."

Wise words from the U.S. Department of Education, who this month released their EdTech Developer’s Guide.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Personalized Professional Development, edtech

What Does Good PD Look Like?

Change is in the air . . . that’s a lot of hot air.

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Topics: Instructional Leadership, TeachBoost, Personalized Professional Development, edtech

4 Tips for Instructional Technology Specialists

Ben Stern, TeachBoost's manger of educational partnerships, responded to a recent EdSurge piece penned by Jin-Soo Huh about an administrator's return to teaching. Jin-Soo is KIPP Chicago's director of technology, and he put his teaching hat back on for a middle school math class.

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Topics: News, TeachBoost, edtech

TeachBoost Signs the Student Privacy Pledge

Last week TeachBoost signed the Student Privacy Pledge.

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Topics: News, TeachBoost, edtech

Responding to Jin-Soo Huh's Return to Teaching

Our friend Jin-Soo Huh of KIPP Chicago wrote an insightful piece for EdSurge about his return to the classroom. You should read it. He is the Director of Technology, but he put his teaching hat back on for a middle school math class.

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Topics: News, TeachBoost, edtech

On Joining the #cem14 Connected Educator Community

In the spirit of Connected Educator Month, we invite our colleagues in edtech to share how they’ve given back, whether personally or as a company, to the community of connected educators. Just use hashtag #cem14 and mention us so we can catalog it for a future blog post!

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Topics: edtech

Responding to "5 Reasons Why Great Edtech Products Don't Succeed"

Colette Coleman had a great piece in EdSurge recently: "5 Reasons Why Great Edtech Products Don’t Succeed." Her argument boils down to edtech companies not fully grasping the realities of life in our schools: overworked teachers, in underfunded classrooms, assaulted by a panoply of demands on their time and attention, are introduced to a dozen new products every day that don’t always align with their instructional style. Products fail because they make life worse, not better.

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Topics: edtech

DILA Listen & Learn Awards Nomination

A number of educators recently nominated Kate Cohen and me for Digital Innovation in Learning Awards, in the Listen & Learn category, and that really made our day. We were asked to make a brief video for the DILA panel judges to review, and we'd like to share that with you here:

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Topics: edtech, Awards

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