Key Takeaways: EdTech Expo 2018


Simple and reliable. This was Abdul Chohan’s guiding principle for how tech should be to allow it to be integrated into the vision and plan for his school. It was a powerful message to send as part of the opening of EdTech Expo 2018 and certainly struck a chord with everyone there.

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EdTech tools supporting learner agency in New Zealand


Earlier this month, 85 committed teachers from schools across New Zealand joined us for our “Personalising Learning with Inclusive Technologies” workshop.  Over the course of the information-packed day, presenters from Texthelp, the EdTechTeam and Hobsonville Point Secondary School in Auckland, shared valuable insights about how to use edtech tools to empower students to be able to show what they know. Here are four key takeaways from the day.

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The Three Cs - Texthelp @ MathsConf 15, June 2018


Collaboration. Creativity. Critical thinking. Essential skills for today’s students, and it’s important that we include opportunities within learning to encourage and develop these skills. Technology in our classrooms has provided us with new ways to engage pupils in learning; new ways to allow them to explore their subject and new ways to work together. Our pupils are living in a digital world and classrooms are adapting.

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Kid-Friendly Tips to Prevent the Summer Slide


This week we have another guest blog post from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

Summertime learning does not have to look like school learning to be valuable. Instead of working through a packet of worksheets, kids can spend time doing activities that they are interested in while developing literacy in authentic ways. The freedom and flexibility that summer brings opens up added possibilities for informal, exploratory, and playful learning. Here are suggestions to encourage students to continue reading and writing while in “summer mode”.

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