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Susannah Holz

Susannah Holz

Susannah would have liked to be a student forever, but life had other things in mind. Writing is the perfect medium for keeping up with the world of e-learning and edtech.

Digital literacy vs. Computer literacy: Students need to develop both

Computer literacy training: many teachers, and adults, assume this to be a non-critical issue - haven’t students these days more or less grown up in front of screens, and behind computers? In my last ...

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

I am guilty of assuming that the younger a person is, the easier it is to teach them digital literacy. Recent reports have found that - not surprisingly - digital natives who have mastered Fortnite an...

Edtech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our edtech terminology post — where we hope to give you a relatively simple roadmap to help navigate the thickets of education technology buzzwords and phrases that tend to appear...

Edtech definitions every teacher should know: Part 1

A while ago we received a comment on a post about Augmented Reality. I had erred by not at any point in the blog referring to Augmented Reality, but only AR. Our reader asked us simply to clarify what...

Can edtech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Teaching soft skills, commonly referred to as Social Emotional Learning (SEL), is increasingly important in an educational environment, determined that students are graduated from both K-12 as well as...

Time-saving tips and tricks for teachers to use in the New Year

As we start a new year it’s often helpful to sweep away the metaphorical cobwebs of the last year, set goals and priorities and plan ways to meet whichever resolutions we have made. Very often we deci...

Our favorite teacher memes for 2018

For our final post of the year we decided to have a bit of fun. So kick back and enjoy our collection of the best teacher memes of 2018. Full disclosure: Some of these are not from 2018, but we love t...

The fallacy of the paperless classroom

I write to you today from a desk littered with notebooks and bits of paper — and I’m a tech blogger. The main reasons my desk is piled with paper: I’ve yet to process my receipts into the requisite sh...

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking edtech

Critical thinking is a part of the much celebrated 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking) — skills which many futurists, pedagogues and educators believe will be critical i...

Good news stories about edtech from across the globe

As the year draws to a close I thought we could take a look at how edtech has transformed schools, students and education this year - in countries across the world. It is most pleasing to see the stri...

What can parents do to keep their kids safe in the context of cyberbullying?

There can be no doubt that the Internet has a dark side, in some cases quite prevalent and noticeable and in others nuanced and unapparent. From Silk Road-style dark websites trading in drugs, arms an...

Edtech that transforms access for physically disabled students

In this second (and last) post in our mini-series on edtech that revolutionizes access for differently abled communities (last time we explored tech that enabled visually disabled students) we’ll expl...

6 Awesome examples of edtech for the visually impaired student

A good friend of mine’s son is a software engineer for one of our largest banks; she’s immensely proud of his achievements which include a master’s degree in computer science from a prestigious univer...

The real state of AR in education today

AR is one of those edtech products that has received a lot of hype — primarily from AR-based companies themselves. We all know edtech is a burgeoning market, and the media and communication landscape ...

Podcasting in the classroom: The digital tool you should be using

The thing about podcasts is that they have the same familiarity, immediacy and immersion as the radio programs of bygone days. Ask any person over 40 and they’ll invariably remember the radio programs...

Another 3 habits of effective e-teachers

This post has been updated on March 4, 2020. Some of us can distinctly recall a charismatic, persuasive or empathetic teacher - someone who cut through our teenage turmoil and managed to teach us some...

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