Is there such a thing as the “perfect” EdTech tool? As a classroom teacher, I was always on the hunt for new iPad apps or websites. I hoped they would address different goals I had for students. In these early days of curating resources, I tried to filter out the fluff. I knew I needed to focus in on high-quality EdTech tools that could be used in many different ways.
If you’re a regular follower of the blog, you’ve probably heard me reference the “tasks before apps” mindset. It’s also referenced in my book with the same title. When we place tasks before apps as educators, we make sure that the learning stays front and center. Well, I’m very excited to host a webinar in partnership with Netref. This webinar will tackle the question of how to best evaluate EdTech tools.
Evaluate EdTech Tools
On February 20, 2019, at 4 PM EST, I’m hosting a webinar all about finding out which tools are worth investing your time and energy in this school year. Here is the official description:
How do you know if technology tools are truly impacting teaching and learning? This webinar will focus on ways that school leaders and educators can evaluate EdTech tools to make sure they are using the very best with their students. Join EdTech Curriculum Consultant Dr. Monica Burns for this special event. She will discuss:
- The “tasks before apps” mindset
- Frameworks that support EdTech decision making
- How to identify key goals for the school year
- Strategies for building your EdTech toolbelt
Tasks Before Apps EdTech Book
Although anyone who signs up for this free webinar will receive an email with the recording link, there is something special for those who tune in live. Attendees who join the webinar live will be entered to win a copy of my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom. My book includes research and classroom activities that connect to some of the concepts you’ll hear me discuss in the webinar too!
Join me on February 20, 2019, at 4 PM EST for “Tasks Before Apps: Evaluating and Using the Best EdTech Tools.” Use this link to grab your spot for this live webinar!