Living in a GAFA World – Google Apple Facebook Amazon

  by Guest Blogger John Mikton Think of what Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon services and products you use daily. How much are they a vehicle for communications, work, social life, purchases and tasks? How often do you connect to them? Count the number. How many? Surprised? Now, out of the 4 companies, how many […]

Upcoming EdTech PD Events in 2016

There are some great EdTech conferences coming up this semester, and some already planned for the 2016-17 school year.  Are there any that you love which are missing from this list?  Let us know in the comments, hit us up on facebook or twitter, or email admin@internationalschooltechnology.com EdTech Staff Job-A-Like Hong Kong – 17 February 21CL HK […]

Disrupting Education

Today’s post on disrupting education (and disrupting professional development!) is another from our guest blogger John Mikton.  John is a much-respected member of the international school technology community, having held tech leadership positions at IS Prague, American School in Japan, and Western Academy Beijing.  He is currently the Director of eLearning at Inter-Community School Zurich.  You can read more of John’s […]

How might we leverage digital technology to create a more connected society?

How do we move children from consumers of technology to creative critical thinkers who use technology to solve problems? Today’s post comes from our guest blogger John Mikton.  John is a much-respected member of the international school technology community, having held tech leadership positions at IS Prague, American School in Japan, and Western Academy Beijing.  He is […]

Hour of Code is coming up! What are you doing with your students?

From December 7 to 12, millions of students will spend an hour learning to code.  Hopefully, some of them will keep programming in class or at home.  Here are some resources and links to help teachers code with their kids. How to run an Hour of Code (video) In the Oct 2015 Design Issue, Wired […]

Future Ready Schools

Upcoming Technology Professional Development Opportunities

Here are a few upcoming EdTech-related conferences, training sessions, workshops, and summits. Future Ready Schools Summit – Jan 23-26, 2016 International School of Prague A weekend of Courageous Leadership, Empowered Teachers, Student Agency & Inspiring Spaces. European Conference on iPads in Education – Feb 4-5, 2016 International School of Amsterdam This two-day event is designed […]

Startup:Education donates $120M to help education

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan committed $120 million to support education.  Their recent blog post gives an update about where the money has gone, including this emphasis on personalized learning: We have also heard from countless parents and educators that our schools need to continue to evolve to truly prepare students for our changing world. There is […]

Blackboard Acquires Nivel Siete

From the press release Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. By joining their forces, the two companies will be able to offer more services and solutions to organizations that leverage Moodle, one of the most widely used learning management systems LMS in the world. . […]

Diversity within and between international schools in Japan

Diversity within and between international schools in Japan. The Japan Times takes a look at the British School in Tokyo, the American School in Japan, the India International School of Japan, and the Osaka International School. Another exciting trend in global education is the move away from cookie-cutter classroom instruction and toward “design thinking” — […]

Google Cardboard Is VR’s Gateway Drug | WIRED

Cardboard for iPhone is finally here!  Are you using VR in the classroom already?  Leave a note in the comments if you have ideas for using Cardboard in the classroom. This from Wired: Google announced a new version of Cardboard today at its I/O developer conference. The new version doesn’t come with lots of new […]