Category Archives: edtech

AWS EdStart

The EdStart program by Amazon Web Services, known for “giving EdTech startups a head start,” helps grow and scale innovative and up-and-coming edtech companies. After a selective application process we are pleased to announce that Eduspire Solutions has been accepted into AWS EdStart program. Because technology plays a key role in many learning environments, AWS EdStart helps EdTech entrepreneurs build solutions that are secure, smart, scalable, and cost-effective. This makes AWS EdStart a great fit for delivering on Eduspire Solutions’ mission statement of ‘transforming education through technology.’ We are excited to cultivate our solutions on a scalable platform used by many other leading EdTech companies. We look forward to leveraging the AWS platform to raise more awareness of our software solutions so that we can continue to transform education through technology.

teachers and tech

Should Teachers Use Tech to Teach?

In this blog post from We Are Teachers, there are some great tips about teaching with technology. The main takeaways are to use EdTech tools to enhance student learning, not replace traditional teaching.
Many modern teachers have the goal of engaging students with learning activities that are fun as well as educational.  The struggle is finding the balance between integrating technology to enhance instruction versus letting tech take over. This article does a great job of illustrating that fine line teachers should walk with five key steps:

  1. Pre-Teach
    Finding EdTech tools that are relevant to classroom lessons can be an excellent way to prepare and excite even the most apprehensive of students. Apps, games, and other tech tools are a fun way to break the ice and introduce new topics.
  2. Enrich
    Tech tools make great building blocks that can connect the dots between lessons and concepts for students with a variety of learning styles, and they can replace more traditional, sometimes tedious classroom materials such as worksheets and one-size fits all activities.
  3. Support
    EdTech tools make great facilitators of extra attention and support that struggling students need.
  4. Engage
    Igniting students’ natural curiosity about what they’re learning brings an element of motivation to lessons. Teachers can solidify their instruction by incorporating tools that introduce an element of inquiry to an upcoming unit.
  5. Make it fun
    Attention and retention both increase when students enjoy what they’re learning. What better way to make learning fun than by introducing current tech tools?

Change the landscape of learning in your classroom by integrating technology according to these guidelines, and own your teaching!