Al’s #EdTech Blog

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What Is Digital Poverty and Why EdTech Is Responsible for Driving Change?

What Is Digital Poverty and Why EdTech Is Responsible for Driving Change?

The shift to remote and hybrid learning catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many challenges and inequities in our current education system. One such challenge that has recently been at the forefront of my mind is digital poverty, the inability to interact fully with the online world — when, where and how an individual needs.

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Ignore NAEP. Better Yet, Abolish It

Ignore NAEP. Better Yet, Abolish It

All year long, important data is published in the United States. Next up is the biannual math and reading results from “the nation’s report card.” When it’s released, you should completely ignore it.

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Digital divide

Digital divide

If the gulf in educational opportunity wasn’t wide enough, ‘digital poverty’ will only get worse unless more children get access to the internet, says Al Kingsley.

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EdTech confidence leads to bigger things

EdTech confidence leads to bigger things

With technology becoming increasingly present in classrooms, it’s an exciting time for education. Teachers everywhere recognise its possibilities for innovation, communication and learning, but it is still the case that some feel daunted…

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Is Knowledge Obsolete?

Is Knowledge Obsolete?

I have long thought about the interplay between knowledge and skills. I can’t help thinking that, with all the technology around us, aren’t we now living in a world where we’ve moved past this?

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Can Technology Drive Parental Engagement?

Can Technology Drive Parental Engagement?

Teachers know that the more parents and carers participate in their children’s learning from an early stage, the more effective that learning will be. What’s more, a parent’s engagement with their first child’s learning also brings benefits for siblings.

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How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff

How to Meet the Social-Emotional Needs of Students & Staff

As the pandemic swept through the country, school leaders understood two things: they needed to make sure students had the technology needed to learn remotely and, because of all the upheaval Covid-19 caused, they needed to pay attention to the social emotional needs of their students.

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EdTech confidence comes with practice

EdTech confidence comes with practice

With technology becoming increasingly present in classrooms, it’s an exciting time for education. Teachers across the board recognize its possibilities for innovation, communication, and learning, but it is still the case that some feel daunted by its complexity and anxious about using it with their students.

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