#edtechchat Archive

#Edtechchat focuses on Education Technology. Co-founder Tom Murray says #edtechchat "connects us professionally with inspiring educators from all over the world, all of who encourage us to be better every day for the children and families we serve.”

Monday September 4, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Greetings all. Greg, elementary Admin. from Chattanooga, checking in. #EdTechChat
  • MHEducation Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    🎥 David Levin: Artificial intelligence in the classroom is here to stay. https://t.co/3bHeVFYPku via @CNBC #AI #edtechchat #backtoschool
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    That's the whole point of tonight! :) #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    I'm Staci, TL & tech integrationist at an Iowa elementary magnet school #edtechchat
  • CraftingHeroes Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    My name is Sean and I teach kids about comp sci and game dev in Colorado. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • participatechat Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #edtechchat by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/XQsYIa0dt7
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    My tweets for the next hour are related to #edtechchat. Chad from NY. Elementary Principal @SESIslip. First day tomorrow!
  • Clymer_Edu Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Evening #edtechchat - Justin from NJ here
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Hey #edtechchat! N checking in from 🇨🇦. #edtech cofounder, designer, and all around enthusiast. Looking forward to the discussion ahead.
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us - you picked a great night to start #edtechchat
    In reply to @momma_miller80
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Welcome everyone! Happy to be here tonight! #edtechchat
  • edtech_update Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Tips to Help Kids with Back-To-School Anxiety by @mindshiftkqed https://t.co/tkv3D53dDn #edtech #edtechchat
  • MsCaturano Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi! Emilia from CT. Happy to be here! #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi everyone-Bryan Miller, CEO #TopTechEDU, Educator, & Director of Strategic EDU Outreach at @WonderWorkshop from South Florida #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us again Eric! #edtechchat
    In reply to @EricAfterSchool
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    I'm Dani, a Latin & transitional English teacher in Winchester, VA. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hello! Kaylin Upah, 7th grade ELA, Colorado Springs, CO #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hi friend! How is your year so far? #edtechchat
    In reply to @Gregbagby
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Hey #EdTechChat! Sadie from St. Louis, Instructional Innovation Specialist...whatever, I help Ts help their kids.
  • kylelaurie Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Steve, Tech Integrator from Canandaigua, NY #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us Staci! #edtechchat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech
  • Screensandkids Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Looking forward to the discussion. Advocating for medically sound screen safety regulations for students. #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    Welcome! #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Great to have @teachintechgal $ @Gregbagby with me tonight! #edtechchat
  • bigtechcoach Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Keith George, Alabama Dept. of Education #edtechchat
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hey #edtechchat. Adam from NY. New Assistant Principal in CT. Happy to make it this week.
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Hi, John from friendly Manitoba Canada, a teacher of gr. 3/4s in a small rural school.
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Good evening #edtechchat Tech coordinator from NJ
  • ebrown0789 Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Emily here! Digital Learning Facilitator at @NHSChargers in NC. #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Welcome Emilia! #edtechchat
    In reply to @MsCaturano
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Fantastic! And how is your gig going? #EdTechChat
    In reply to @teachintechgal
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Welcome to #edtechchat Sean!
    In reply to @CraftingHeroes
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hello-Joan #EdTech Director from FL #edtechchat
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Laura from San Diego. Exec Dir of Innovation & Design for K-6 district #edtechchat
  • drjoelbgoodin Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    RT @MusingsOnEdTech: Hey #edtechchat! N checking in from 🇨🇦. #edtech cofounder, designer, and all around enthusiast. Looking forward to the…
  • drjoelbgoodin Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    RT @edtech_update: Tips to Help Kids with Back-To-School Anxiety by @mindshiftkqed https://t.co/h7Ikpji1SZ #edtech #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Welcome Kaylin! #edtechchat
    In reply to @upahk
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Wes Fryer, Tech Director @casadyschoolokc in Oklahoma City & #STEAM after-school LED light puppet master
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hi Joan! Hope you’re well…preparing for Hurricane Irma?! It’s a mad-scene out there! #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Tonight's #edtechchat topic - Your thoughts about https://t.co/59CNTOTbNJ
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Alex - #techdir from NJ - moderator and co-founder - could not wait to discuss this topic tonight!! #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Michael Roark, Non-certificated Technology Dir from SoCal. Excited to be here tonight! #edtechchat
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hey #edtechchat im Dennis ... I dig tech and help make some cool memories for the kids
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us Chad #edtechchat
    In reply to @chadw675, @SESIslip
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    We will use a Q1 Q2… format for Questions during #edtechchat. Please use the A1 A2… format for answers.
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Welcome back Sadie #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Nathan and I am at the @s_bearden birthday party #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    I teach at a #STEAM school also! @JSAMagnet #edtechchat
    In reply to @wfryer, @casadyschoolokc, @JSAMagnet
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Make sure to add #edtechchat to all of your tweets tonight for this chat. Your voice matters!
  • momma_miller80 Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Really trying to just observe and get a feel for this before I jump in #edtechchat #nervous!
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Welcome Steve #edtechchat
    In reply to @kylelaurie
  • NancyWTech Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hi there! Nancy from Dallas, instructional tech geek, looking forward to tonight's topic. #EdTechChat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining #edtechchat tonight Justin!
    In reply to @Clymer_Edu
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Do you have many students taking Latin? #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @ajpodchaski
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Q1 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Thanks for stopping by! #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hey Bryan ... you prepping for Irma yet #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @WonderWorkshop
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Scott from Nebraska. Second year Supt. At @NOPSwarriors #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Sean, STEM Coach and special educator form NYC #edtechchat
    In reply to @OfficeofEdTech, @AMBatten
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hi #edtechchat, I'm Chief Evangelist at @openupresources, the nonprofit provider of #OER curriculum. Love our work! https://t.co/B05UmlDOfx
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us Emilia! #edtechchat
    In reply to @MsCaturano
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hey #edtechchat! I host the @HouseofEdTech Podcast and I am VERY interested in tonight's conversation. Chris, NJ, HS SS
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Glad to be here. Great topic tonight @ajpodchaski #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @SESIslip, @ajpodchaski
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Q1: What was your first reaction to reading the article? If you felt strongly, what was it that got you? #edtechchat
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hi #edtechchat! Library Media Specialist from Western PA :) Excited for this chat!
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    #edtechchat interesting perspective. teachers get a $25 gift card & must report so not sure @ $1300 equipment
    In reply to @s_bearden, @nytimes, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @iplante, @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hey Bryan #edtechchat I am in process of moving to the beach-excellent timing! @edtechnerd
    • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:02 PM EDT
      Hi Joan! Hope you’re well…preparing for Hurricane Irma?! It’s a mad-scene out there! #edtechchat
      In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Ooh, LED light puppet master sounds like an awesomely fun job title. #edtechchat
    In reply to @wfryer, @casadyschoolokc
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Yup…Already stocked up on water/goods, and gas for my generator…You?! #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @WonderWorkshop
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Joining #edtechchat for next hour from Connecticut where I teach grad ed courses
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Hello, Iram here. Principal in Surrey, BC Canada. #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Michael, Tech Rabbi here. #edtechchat
  • ReadforCupcakes Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Caren from NC joining #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Great to have you here tonight Bryan! Full disclosure - your facebook post inspired me to make this the topic tonight! #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @WonderWorkshop
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Welcome to #edtechchat Dani!
    In reply to @danibostick
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Wow!!! Stay safe!!! Let me know if there is anything you need help with during this scary time! #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: I was shocked at the tone and lack of knowledge about certification vs promotional affiliations #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us Kaylin #edtechchat
    In reply to @upahk
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: 1st reaction was "Yay for Kayla!" Then I started to read the comments and think more about the point of the article #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: I found her classroom to look very similar to where I teach #edtechchat
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: Felt like a punch in the gut to our community of connected edus. Society is uncomfortable w. teachers as innovators. #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Great to see you again Joan! #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • raspberryberet3 Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    haven't had a chance to read the article; will do ASAP and give my thoughts via the Qs. #edtechchat
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    A1: I thought it asked really interesting & important Qs that we don't address enough--made me realize that I don't at least #edtechchat
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Bryn, principal in a wonderful elementary school in Metro Vancouver, Canada. #EdTechChat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Sounds about right. #edtechchat
    • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:04 PM EDT
      #edtechchat interesting perspective. teachers get a $25 gift card & must report so not sure @ $1300 equipment
      In reply to @s_bearden, @nytimes, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @iplante, @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    We're paying close attention ... tomorrow is shopping day ... possible plywood for Windows #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @WonderWorkshop
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: I was torn at first. Love the perks her Ss receive, but felt self-serving when reading about the clothing freebies. #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Agreed! #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1 Mixed feelings, see it happening and can be annoying... but if it's already products you believe in, why not? #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: So I was interviewed for this exact same article. This was NOT what I was told the story would be about. #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Thank you! #edtechchat #IrmaBeGone
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • MrDpasion Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Dayson, STEAM coord./ITF in NC. Saw the topic and wanted to stop by #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A1: A real thought provoker. Makes it seem that all teachers connected to some tech app are trying to fool everyone into buying
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: First reaction - headline didn't match the article. Also felt it drew conclusions based on 2 cases. Misleading message #edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1 you have to do what is in the best interest of your students. If you do not get tools for them when will they get exposed #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: First thought-why not teachers? Then the ethics question enters the conversation #edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Thank I am. And you? #edTechchat
    In reply to @karenvaites
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A1 Article reminded me of my blog disclosure policy which I wrote in 2005. Important to be transparent! https://t.co/jxehE8pSR7
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: The story I was told this was about was celebrating teachers and ambassador programs and how they help teachers in need. #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A lot of the comments seemed to focus more on tech in the classroom, which in most districts is a given-- big push for 1:1 #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    It is part of our formal language program. We have a bunch! #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @danibostick
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Sounds to me like extrinsic rewards for teachers... Isn't this what we discourage in our own classrooms? #edtechchat
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hi! Ashley, 2nd grade teacher at a STEAM academy. @JSAMagnet #edtechchat
  • Clymer_Edu Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: My first reaction was excitement! #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hello Bryn from Manitoba. #edtechchat
    In reply to @brynmw
  • MsCaturano Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: I am a Level 2 Google Educator, hoping to become a certified trainer this year. Never thought about how that brands me (1/2)#edtechchat
  • jessxbo Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    I'm here! Jess from FL, but maybe just lurking because I'm a little afraid of today's topic 😂 #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Hey all, Kristin, HS English in at a Christian school in NC. Interested in tonight's convo. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: T feedback critical to #edtech success & while any freebie influences $120 subscription != $1300 3D printer/conference trip. #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: I didn't take huge issue with the article. Companies advertise. It's what they do. They found a way into the edu field. #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Depends on who got the gift, what the laws are, and how it came in - there are a lot of things the article missed #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Wow!! Thanks, Alex….It is definitely an important topic, but what is more important is talking about how unethical NYTimes was #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @WonderWorkshop
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Agreed. Many want passive educators. Irony is with charters growing, how is that diff? Many are corporate owned #edtechchat
    • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:05 PM EDT
      A1: Felt like a punch in the gut to our community of connected edus. Society is uncomfortable w. teachers as innovators. #edtechchat
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: taken aback - partly bc the hard-working Ts featured in the article were made to seem like they were doing something wrong #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Yes! And if we as teachers are finally getting what we need for kids, is that so bad? #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • CraftingHeroes Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1: Seemed pretty one sided to me with broad strokes and the drawn correlation between med and ed seems less clear cut to me. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    And how so many ppl are not fwd thinking - educators and non-educators alike #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: Excited for @TopDogTeaching till I saw article take familiar tone against #education perpetuating neg. stereotypes. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: First reaction-it is a double edged sword, but @nytimes left some out - My fill #edtechchat response - https://t.co/84m5KWU6VG
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @nytimes
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 Not so much a strong reaction, as recognizing things I have taken into account when forming a business model. #EdTechChat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    The article for tonight is found here https://t.co/59CNTOTbNJ #edtechchat
    In reply to @momma_miller80
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    The article made some good points but there was a lack of knowledge in many levels. The comments were pretty brutal. #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: 1st thought, of course Ts and As R going to love freebies, they're so strapped for cash. 2nd thought, do parents know/care? #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1: article inspires me to be more of an advocate for #education outside education. #edtechchat
  • MsCaturano Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 (2/2): I see potential issues w companies sponsoring classrooms, but I know how necessary technology is to our Ss futures. #edtechchat
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    A1 Huge problem, research for the article was not thorough. #edtechchat
    In reply to @techtimj
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Which is too bad. Only ever takes a few bad apples... (although I don't think the Ts in the article qualify as bad apples). #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Evidence - obviously this was not how it was pitched to any of us! #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Comparison to Big Pharma was also not accurate. Google Educator is not like Pfizer Nurse since many schools already use Google. #edtechchat
    In reply to @techtimj
  • Call_Me_Doyle Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Hey, #edtechchat, a wise voice (@RafranzDavis) speaks: https://t.co/TrvOKW5JgE
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    #edtechchat @EdTechNerd what did they tell you the article was about?
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Also depends if the company gave it to the person or the school #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1 The ability of large corporations to reach out and market in strength may squeeze out smaller, more innovative efforts. #EdTechChat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Thanks for sharing this!!! It was twisted and turned and we were used to make this another story. #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: I also thought the comparison to pharm companies was interesting. #edtechchat
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Brutal is putting conservatively... #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: I also think if we funded schools better, we wouldn't have to find funding elsewhere. #edtechchat
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    RT Q1? #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Katrina just posted the email we received from them…it was to celebrate and NOT tear us apart! #edtechchat
    In reply to @jessxbo
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Thanks to all who are joining tonight - lots of great converstation already - don't just lurk - join us #yourvoicematters #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: I am concerned that #Edtech startups are not creating proper ethics documents/procedure like the big tech companies. #edtechchat
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Becky, k-5 STEM from Barrington,IL #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Yes. I had to go back and look! #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Agree. I think it drew too general a conclusion.The ethics are in the motivation and the article really glossed over that #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1: I was surprised by the response, but I don't have the same context. Not around tech, but textbook authors are similar. #EdTechChat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Agreed. The clothing felt a little over the top. No longer about best serving her Ss. And brand name T's makes me squeamish #edtechchat
    In reply to @LSpencerEdD
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Problem is a large part of the population doesn't 'get it' #edtechchat
    In reply to @MsCaturano
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Different schools, different rules. It is the Wild West out there #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Yes! Article could've centered on the innovation that occurred, but instead was very accusatory #EdTechChat
    In reply to @mskkauffman
  • magistrareardon Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    The 5 Tech Trends to Watch This School Year from ISTE's CEO https://t.co/yhPbathS4n #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    So much of what @TopDogTeaching said resonated-especially this: #edtechchat
  • NancyWTech Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Comments are pretty brutal these days no matter the topic- yes? We all seem to caught up in Righteous Indignation #EdTechChat #digcit
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    The exact email to bryan and I @edtechnerd #edtechchat
    In reply to @wfryer, @EdTechNerd, @EdTechNerd
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Agreed. It's also faulty because doctors don't (rarely?) use the meds they prescribe; Ts usually share the #edtech they love #edtechchat
    • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:08 PM EDT
      Comparison to Big Pharma was also not accurate. Google Educator is not like Pfizer Nurse since many schools already use Google. #edtechchat
      In reply to @techtimj
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Such a slippery slope, feel obligated to use certain products that may not be the best out there. #edtechchat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech, @sadieclorinda
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1: I also don't think there's anything wrong w someone becoming a pro at a tool, & the company supporting them to teach others #edtechchat
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    #edtechchat @mrnesi @drmcgettigan I had not looked at the comments! Mainstream media education articles seem to bring out the worst...
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1) I think some ambassadorships go a bit far. I understand using the products and talking about it, some hoops are ridiculous. #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Right? At what point does it stop being for the school and become more of a "side hustle" for the T? #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    A1 Mapping research and known powerful techniques into products and practice is an issue across education #EdTechChat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Sad when my children have to suffer through Death by Packet when they could experience so much more w/ the help of tech #EdTechChat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    I found it really thought provoking. Made me take a step back in my thinking. Why should Ts be any less "influenced" than Drs? #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    It is an uneasy one, but necessary for us to have. I'm with you on the 'lurking side, though. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @jessxbo
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Katrina just posted the first email…but during the interview she was asking me all of the positive things this was doing for EDU #edtechchat
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1: But we have to admit, some Ts love the free and it's not always a great fit for Ss. Need to ensure Ss needs stay 1st #edtechchat
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Agreed. I think the whole teacher branding is a whole other article topic that was ignored #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech, @LSpencerEdD
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    A1) I find this topic so interesting and relevant but the comments so disheartening. I don't like the shaming:-( #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    I would hope that if you are truly doing your job #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech, @sadieclorinda
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    I wouldn’t even read the comments - was worried that I’d get too angry #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Man, that is a pretty interesting turn from the end result...Thanks for sharing that #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    you wouldn't be an ambassador for a product you didn't believe in #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Agreed. But we must fight ignorance with information. No one every changed their mind just by being called out #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @WonderWorkshop
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Interesting... #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachintechgal, @EdTechNerd
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Schools will look the other way if they benefit #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MelroseCurricul Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Hello all, from Boston, MA district administrator #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Important to see this in context of https://t.co/J1kzk4nF8G #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    This is my problem. If you are an "ambassador," and find a better tool, Do you stop using the one you represent? I bet not. #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Or, they gain expertise in tech that their division is already pushing instead of using tech as a glorified typewriter #EdTechChat
    In reply to @MrSchoenbart
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    But isn't that true for most articles we find in the popular media? #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachermrskhan, @techtimj
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Wes, you are so right! I got halfway down and could not read anymore #edtechchat @wfryer #edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Most do, but jealousy happens #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MsCaturano Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Do you mean don't get the importance of tech? #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Q2 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A great reporter does the interview and then goes where the story takes her. Do not try to make this something it's not #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1)There is a big difference between being Google certified (which has a testing fee), and pimping out classroom solutions #edtechchat
  • momma_miller80 Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    I think this comes down to do teachers truly believe in the product or are they just promoting it for personal gain #edtechchat #imnotsure
  • Rdene915 Sep 4 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    A1thought it was a bit strong that Ts using tools only for some swag/$ I like the connection bc I learn abt how tools help Ss #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    There is something 'unsettling' about using the term brand name teacher. We have amazing Ts who are t looking for recognition #EdTechChat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech, @LSpencerEdD
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    They don't have to look the other way - partnerships with vendors are a real thing and benefit both comany and district #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Yes, unfortunately. It sends the wrong message about the article. #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @teachermrskhan
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Q2: Do you think #edtech companies have gone too far with some of their gimmicks for teachers? #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    I strongly disagree…Using words and twisting them into an article that was not originally shared is not okay. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    A1: my first reaction was that this article was written about 7 years too late. #edtechchat
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Teachers need to be honest @ who they're working w/ & for liability purposes need to be clear @ the ramifications
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    I was no longer using a tool I was ambassador of so I removed myself from the list. So yes! #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:11 PM EDT
      This is my problem. If you are an "ambassador," and find a better tool, Do you stop using the one you represent? I bet not. #edtechchat
      In reply to @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    True. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RoxanneDes4ges
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    I think there is something to how much time is put forth or time you put in to be an ambassador #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Love that term: death by packet! A horrible truth #edtechchat
    • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
      Sad when my children have to suffer through Death by Packet when they could experience so much more w/ the help of tech #EdTechChat
      In reply to @mrnesi
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: I think when your #swag is cooler than your product, you might have a problem. #edtechchat
  • MelroseCurricul Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: As educators, often because of limited resources we latch on to newest tech-perhaps we should be cautious ask lots of ?s #edtechchat
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    But when they demand brand loyalty through blog posts and documented usage, it can cross a line. #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:10 PM EDT
      A1: I also don't think there's anything wrong w someone becoming a pro at a tool, & the company supporting them to teach others #edtechchat
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    I had a feeling that the interviewer was not transparent, which seems more nefarious than conducting PD in your spare time! #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachintechgal, @EdTechNerd
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    If this was the original article topic shared, these two, and others would not have openly shared the amazing things they do #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Yup! Google is proven. So many people jump on the ambassador programs of new, trendy tools. Hmm..wonder why they need you? #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    You weren't even quoted. Did she twist your words? You can disagree all day dude but this is a highly inequitable practice #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: There's a lot of noise. One can just ignore it. What's good is that there is an explosion of new tools to choose from. #edtechchat
  • heidijlh Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1 Interesting correlation to pharma, although I know many Ts believed in the tech before promoting it. #edtechchat https://t.co/sG0UxZjAYn
  • CraftingHeroes Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    At the same time if you are truly in it for the best outcome you are teaching skills not just tools. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    I would hope that we are in it for our students. If you aren't, maybe become full time tech company employee. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech, @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    The problem is some teachers are more swayed by swag at #ISTE than they are programs they use. We need to fix that #edtechchat
    In reply to @Rdene915
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Article made it seem that tech savvy teachers are only in it for the payoff. #edtechchat #edt5334
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2 you mean like the gaggle party? #edtechchat @teachintechgal
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @teachintechgal
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    #edtechchat also made me think we have beverage and athletic companies in our schools why not Ed Tech companies
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    This also comes down to being an ethical reporter #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Great insight. I wish @natashanyt was joining in the conversation tonight... #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @natashanyt
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    & how much of the school's time you put forth to be an ambassador #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    One of my frustrations from the #edtech company side, is how most review/ranking/award sites charge companies to be included. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • Call_Me_Doyle Sep 4 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    That distinction is nebulous at best--and teachers fool themselves. We all do. #edtechchat
    In reply to @momma_miller80
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Maybe it makes the companies continue to be competitive. Find a new tool, forces the other company to keep up. #edtechchat
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Hard to generalize. Article singled out a few #edtech products. Many left out that cannot offer those kinds of "perks" #edtechchat
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Without question. And it’s even more perilous in our most vulnerable schools. #edtechchat
  • MsCaturano Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Edtech companies are just that. Maybe I've read too many dystopian texts, but I'm always so weary of companies profit is key #edtechchat
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Any different than textbook vendors giving freebies? It's the world our Ss live in & we must expose Ss to tech in + way #edtechchat
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    I honestly don't care what products you pitch ... i do want to know if you're biased in your recommendation. #edtechchat
  • commercialfree Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Overwhelming evidence that doctors are influenced by pharma wooing & premiums. Why would educators be different? #edtechchat
  • MelroseCurricul Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Q2: They likely have, as educators we must be more cognizant of the role we play in promotion of these products we use with Ss #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2:Some #edtech companies push it, but it’s on Ts to remain ethical-certified that you know tools benefits Ss, Ts, & school #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    She went where the responses took her and this has been a year of reporting in the making #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    The whole system (right now) starts so biased. It's really hard to find honest opinions. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Also, technology should support the existing standards & objectives. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @brynmw, @NovakLibTech, @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan
  • jessxbo Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Ok not lurking.. A1: the article made me feel really sad. I know far too many edtech teachers that only have Ss interest in mind.#edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2 I am all about t-shirts and stickers #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2 it's a sign of the times. Companies are desperate for business and teachers are desperate for tech. #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    100% agree…transparency is so important #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • ELanghorst Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    the 3D printer is not given to the teacher as a gift as part of the ambassador program - it is property of the school #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    BUT the article calls into question the motivation from some companies and how they compensate Ts for their time and support #edtechchat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    And tech changes so quickly, a glowing comment from even a year ago may not apply to the current product. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan, @NovakLibTech
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Q2: The abuse goes both ways. Influencers use companies to make a name for themselves - outcome of mixing money and education. #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I think if we use a doctor's analogy, it would be more accurate to think of maybe branded waiting room chairs, not meds. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @heidijlh
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A1: Also, teachers need to be sure to check their district's policies, as well as other legal policies, re: endorsing products #edtechchat
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: When you're making an instructional choice in the classroom for a free t-shirt or gift card, you know it has gone too far #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    You're not even in the classroom anymore Bryan. You work for an edtech company. Let's be real about school ethics #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Absolutely! Integrate, not just a tool for tech sake #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @brynmw, @NovakLibTech, @sadieclorinda, @teachermrskhan
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2 depends on if companies are forcing educators to sign exclusive agreements as well, that would be going too far. #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Do you feel Ts should be awarded for the work they do? #edtechchat
    • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
      BUT the article calls into question the motivation from some companies and how they compensate Ts for their time and support #edtechchat
      In reply to @NovakLibTech
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    But when the school benefits and encourages the relationship, and something goes awry, who is left on the hook? #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    It's tricky, though, if there's a catch in the technology presented. Students should be digital leaders, not google followers #EdTechChat
    In reply to @danibostick, @mrnesi
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    For dremel that is true. But some goes to the person #edtechchat
    In reply to @ELanghorst, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    #edtechchat think that's the bigger issue that many will have are Ts peddling or are they teaching
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: Oh my goodness YES! The vendor hall at ISTE makes me cringe. I don't need a free Tshirt, I need you to protect my Ss data. #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Awe it was always fun:) #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    I've used seesaw for years and haven't even thought about swag. #edt5334 #edtechchat
    In reply to @Rdene915, @ajpodchaski
  • jessxbo Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A1(b): Kayla's class IS my class. I'm constantly researching how to best help my Ss. This article made me feel ashamed by that.. #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    People's inability to see beyond their privilege is frightening. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    If teachers are using a product for sway= they stink, but taking pride in knowing you innovate with #edtech is valuable #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Rdene915
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    But I also have a problem with that. For me, tech companies provide more than beverage companies.... #EdTechChat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I'd want to know what research says it's effective. #edtechchat
    • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:15 PM EDT
      I honestly don't care what products you pitch ... i do want to know if you're biased in your recommendation. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Many will. I'm always shocked/disappointed # of Ts more interested in apps that keep Ss busy vs learning. #edtechchat #behaviourmanagement
    In reply to @NovakLibTech
  • ELanghorst Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    yes, referencing the 3D printer since in a comment earlier in the thread mentioned it specifically (ie $1300) #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I’m more in the classroom now than I ever had the opportunity 2 b as an administrator.I spend more time with Ts and Ss than most #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    The main difference for #edtech is that most teachers are using the product before they become and ambassador or get cert #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2: There are many companies that are doing similar things for the classroom, it is difficult to determine which are the best. #edtechchat
  • ebrown0789 Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    A2: yes, giving the product itself for free should be enough to promote it #edtechchat
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    If it sits in my room it is mine (school may own) but it is mine #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ELanghorst, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MrTKruse Sep 4 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    This sums up a good many edtech companies! #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • Call_Me_Doyle Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Don't have to be a teacher on this issue--imagine lawyers or docs or plumbers or police in the same position. #edtechchat
    In reply to @momma_miller80
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: Companies do what they need to make $$ when wooing influencers (have u seen YT PR unboxings?) #edtechchat
  • remikalir Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Read this #edtechchat if you're not questioning (your) white privilege, social status & capital in this convo... ugh https://t.co/hvb337tpPn
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2 I ❤️ companies like @BookCreatorApp -their ambassadors are sounding boards as they work to make the best LEARNING product #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    With a motive. You represent a company now. That is different work #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Awarded and applauded - yes! I wish there was a + way to earn $ w/o ? our ethics and motication #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A2 Yes, and it's making teachers into secret salespeople.
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: If teachers value gimmicks over the standards, objectives, & students, the problem is not the tech company #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2: YES, which is the equivalent of calling yourself a teacher even after having left the classroom years ago … while selling. #edtechchat
    • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:16 PM EDT
      Q2: The abuse goes both ways. Influencers use companies to make a name for themselves - outcome of mixing money and education. #edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    A2 companies should pursue awesome people that use their product instead of hey do this and that #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Isn't keeping your job, having a paycheck, watching Ss succeed the reward for your work? #edtechchat Not sure free software counts...
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    "Drops the mic" #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @ajpodchaski
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Not even speaking about Google as a platform. If you pay for a cert and pass test, Google, MS, Cisco, etc.,you earn that. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Yes, it was a very cynical portrayal even when the main T said she takes no pay and puts it through the lens of ‘Do Ss benefit?” #EdTechChat
    In reply to @JaneViccellio
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2: Edtech companies are desperate for growth. Education wasn't designed to be a market place, but we're trying to make it one. #edtechchat
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    @nathan_stevens I totally agree!! #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A1: I hate the term "Teacher Influencers." Your job is to influence your kids, not be an Edu-Celeb... #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    But it feels scummy when the products are being used on children. Are Ts exploiting Ss for gains in the name of helping them? #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Or, it might just help save time for something you're already doing. Efficiency is valid as well. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @Scott_Gregory12
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    research can be unreliable in many Ed circumstances ... i have 20+ individual learners and research may apply to 1/2 #edtechchat
    In reply to @Scott_Gregory12
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    I have no other motive than to support Ts and Ss in what they do. I don’t sell and I am always an educator first #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • mr_payne_tech Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Tracy from California joining a chat for the first time #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Not just that but many must use in a significant way. To put forth all that effort for some merch is insulting to Ts. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @heidijlh
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    A2 It really depends on the company, most are probably fine. But some are better at marketing then delivering impact. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @TheJLV
  • DavidKnuffke Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I'm not clear why "don't be a shill" is controversial for some educators #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A2 Companies can say they're "in it for the kids growth" all they want. There a bottom line and that's what's important first.
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A2 - Some, for sure. But, it's also hard to get noticed in the every increasing field. What are good alternatives? #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    So all teachers should stop selling their work on Teachers pay teacehrs too? Same thing #edtechchat actually bigger issue IMO
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I didn't like the final bit about the boutique clothing said teacher if she promotes their brand. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @mrnesi, @NovakLibTech
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I'd hate to see ed's shy away from collab. w K12 product orgs in wake of article. Continuous improvement via feedback = key #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Right? The term shocked me at first, but it's so true, just like IG & YT influencers. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #edtechchat the article talks about the printer being in the teacher's home which gives a different impression
    In reply to @ELanghorst, @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I totally agree…it’s so hard with all districts having different policies. I wish there was a way to standardize #edtechchat
    • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:18 PM EDT
      Awarded and applauded - yes! I wish there was a + way to earn $ w/o ? our ethics and motication #edtechchat
      In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Many districts have laws preventing former Ts from interacting with their former district for a year after leaving #EdTechChat
    In reply to @TheJLV
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    #edtechchat If we look at all the good these tech ambassadors do , it far outways any sp called abuse that is claimed.
  • CraftingHeroes Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    How do you get people to try the products initially to get the research bed you need to prove effectiveness? #edtechchat
    In reply to @Scott_Gregory12
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Agree. I think part of the "You need to pay for the test" comes from them being a proven platform. I'm not paying for Kahoot... #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    If donated to the school, the appropriate paperwork should be filed. Public servants can't accept gifts over certain amount. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ELanghorst, @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    And I think this is how most teacehrs feel! #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Yeah, I felt that took it a little too far. Then again if you like the clothes... #edtechchat
    In reply to @JaneViccellio, @mrnesi, @NovakLibTech
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I've def been rec'd a tool in a chat only to see later the T is paid to promote that tool. Makes me trust it less. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Yes, but the question is whether they’ve gone too far, and yes, they have. #edtechchat
    In reply to @AlexVKluge
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    @GoEnnounce & @meghancdavis on @HouseofEdTech 62 (https://t.co/m8PMkOexvQ) - BUT didn't take advantage bc I'm not a salesman #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Q3 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Yes, it totally is the reward #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    #edtechchat So work with them sure, but keep in mind what we care about and what they do aren't the same thing.
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Elisabeth from California joining a chat for the first time #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I have mixed feelings. Wish education would look seriously at how leadership and influences in other industries work. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2: I was a teacher. Now I spend my time trying to help edtech startups grow the ethical way. It's harder, but it can be done. #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I wish that you could see the line. You don't. I pray that one day you do #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Yes, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t folks calling themselves teachers outside of their districts and still hustlin’. #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I got some great @ipevo stuff while at FETC ... filled a need at my school where IWBs couldn't be installed #NoGuilt #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    You already have tech companies in your school - you use their products and software, you just don't think of it that way #edtechchat
    In reply to @brynmw, @Hypepraise
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    A2: Yes some have gone too far. #EdTechChat
  • ELanghorst Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    agreed, another aspect of the story which I thought was misrepresented #edtechchat
    • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
      #edtechchat the article talks about the printer being in the teacher's home which gives a different impression
      In reply to @ELanghorst, @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    YES and amen. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Boards/Cabinets need to be aware and update policies to match their aversion to risk on allowing this #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I would like to see evidence of that exploitation as all I have seen the benefits to ss learning. #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I agree, but I think the issue of T feedback to #edtech cos was lost in the T promotion aspect of the article #edtechchat
    In reply to @karenvaites, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    The Pinterestification of education is also a problem- trends & gimmicks too often trump evidence-based practices. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @AlexVKluge
  • momma_miller80 Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Anyone else having a hard time keeping up? #edtechchat #momproblems
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Q3: Does someone having a bias towards a product or service, as long as it is disclosed, bother you? #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    You can be an influencer, good person, and passionate about your craft. None are exclusive. Ego can pollute anything. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Often if you don't commit to a product after inquiring they will not leave you alone #edtechchat
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: companies that get you to sign up others for more freebies turn it into pyramid schemes and not student learning #edtechchat
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2: Maybe some - but Ts are required to be smart and ethical. Most teachers do what they do for the good of their students #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    I went to the ITEC conference last year and it was basically sponsored by their wireless. Same issue? #edtechchat
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    A2) I think we could all benefit from a district level convo on what's ok, what's grey and what's not ok #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Yep, I have similar mixed feelings about TPT #edtechchat
    In reply to @bigtechcoach, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Yes! #edtechchat
    In reply to @momma_miller80
  • onewheeljoe Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    T's have to help students and peers navigate cultural changes online and off. Commercial biases skew that responsibility #edtechchat
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Yes!!!!! It's a slippery slope to 'celebrity chef' for educators. We make a difference in our community. #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      A1: I hate the term "Teacher Influencers." Your job is to influence your kids, not be an Edu-Celeb... #edtechchat
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    #edtechchat oddly I see TPT as different its not a multi hundred dollar product that you are pushing but a lesson or a unit plan.
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A3 See, it's the disclosure thing that doesn't happen. Everyone has bias. You can't not. Bias happens.
  • Randy_Speck Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Bryan...I'm just kind of jumping in...was there an issue with the @NYTimes article? #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @nytimes
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: I want HONEST opinions. IE how about a @Flipgrid ambassador provide a downside or (-) to #FlipgridFever #edtechchat
  • remikalir Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    The most critical voices I'm seeing in #edtechchat right now aren't white. The ppl forcefully defending the status quo are. That's a problem
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Making edtech is such an internal struggle for me. I want kids to learn, be excited, and enjoy. #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: If they use it, I want their opinion. If not, I filter accordingly #edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    For me, I take photos in the over the shoulder at the product with a tag about what the student is doing, not product #edtechchat
    In reply to @techtimj, @karenvaites, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Many districts actually have clauses that prohibit teachers from selling on sites like TpT. T's do it anyway. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Right! It's all the for the benefits of the student. What abuse could be claimed though? #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen
  • teachemtothrive Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Q2: We live in a capitalist economy, so I think we, as teachers, bear some of the responsibility to self-regulate. #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A2 : I think it is finally about time that companies see ss and ts as worth investing in not bribing.
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Yes. At the same token, teachers are unaware of influencer marketing practices. They see a "name" and believe it. Not ok #edtechchat
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Wait ... are tech companies manipulating us or are we manipulating them? I got a free couch from furniture store - are they bad #edtechchat
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: Bias towards products is rampant in edu. We as educators & decision makers need to be wise enough to see through it. #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    It's worse than thought leader, and that's impressive. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • chadw675 Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: Not as long as there is empirical evidence that their product or service is beneficial for kids! #edtechchat
  • ELanghorst Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    I have had unique lesson plans copied word for word and sold on TPT for hundreds of dollars.... #edtechchat
    • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:22 PM EDT
      #edtechchat oddly I see TPT as different its not a multi hundred dollar product that you are pushing but a lesson or a unit plan.
      In reply to @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    TPT is a whole other issue...lol #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Exactly, which is why educators/teachers need to check the legal policies in place #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @ELanghorst, @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @Hypepraise, @ajpodchaski, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A3: It bothers me more when teachers deny having a bias about anything at all, products or otherwise #edtechchat
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Sharing best practices and success stories, as well as tails of failure, are important to enrich the community. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @brynmw
  • Media_Barber Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    A1. I was jealous & have to question dress shop https://t.co/XKnUO6Ty5v do race & economics play a part of who #edtech co. help? #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Yep! Many districts OWN anything you create in your role as an employee #edtechchat
    • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
      Many districts actually have clauses that prohibit teachers from selling on sites like TpT. T's do it anyway. #edtechchat
      In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • onewheeljoe Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    T's responsibility goes deeper than consumer reports. Advocating for expensive tools has ethical equity implications. #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Trials are acceptable. Gifts without the proper paperwork are not. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CraftingHeroes, @Scott_Gregory12
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A good product will find the market, you just have to find people to try it - no bribes necessary #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    It may not be phrased that way. May be more along the lines of anything teacher-created automatically belonging to the district. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3 yes it does bother me, no matter how much they deny it I feel like they can't be objective. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    I also didn’t like use of the term influencer, but influencing Ss & other Ts and schools to improve practice is what good Ts do #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    This. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: Bias towards products & services can also be mitigated through collaborative purchasing decisions #edtechchat
  • jessxbo Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Agreed! I've searched out ambassadorships for companies I already use/fully support. I want to be able to share my excitement #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @heidijlh
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: I'm always willing to try a new #techtool. But if it doesn't work for me I quit using it #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Charging Ts and schools seems against my philosophy of great education for all. But I also need to eat, have shelter... #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3L If the T is student-focused, no. I am more bothered by stagnant teachers who transform their subjects into drudgery #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Word #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @Sneffleupagus, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: Yes, if that bias affects Ss experience. But mostly we're talking about "I like this polling app more than that one." #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A3: What matters to me is that they declare their bias and then I can decide for myself if their app is worth using.
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Felt a little celeb to me too. But, I also commend the teacher for being creative. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • brynmw Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A3: it depends on why then bias. If it can be explained to improve student learning, no problem. If it's about pay cheque. No. #edtechchat
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    #edtech companies totally take advantage. Educators need $ resources not stickers and t-shirts and badges, don't forget badges #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    Right. Promote based on research, not what is a glorified overhead projector that rocks your senses. #edtechchat
    • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:23 PM EDT
      A3: Bias towards products is rampant in edu. We as educators & decision makers need to be wise enough to see through it. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    My point, it's not easy for all Ts or all #edtech companies to deal with this internal conflict. #edtechchat
  • kylelaurie Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3: I recommend products that I like, but I don't get free stuff...I just like it. If you are a vendor you better let me know. #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A2)I don't think the EdTech companies have went too far, it's the lack of enforcement for law on the District/Admin/Site side #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    If Ss R testing a product for a company in the classroom (like focus group) but Ps don't know the T is paid, feels exploitative #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3: I tend to try things that I have read or seen others try first. I will then take it and see how it works for my students. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    I don’t know any T who would use anything that they didn’t believe helped kids regardless of ‘swag’ or a moment on morning tv #EdTechChat
    In reply to @jessxbo, @ajpodchaski, @heidijlh
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    #edtechchat This teacher influencer stuff takes the focus off the learning and puts it on the tool, and the product too.
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    As Eds, we do have to understand we influence kids ... parents ... other teachers ... that is a responsibility #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    even if it benefits student learning, Ps should still consent to it. If they do, great #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3 That's the thing. Disclose!!! People trust people who they believe are trustworthy. Not disclosing is problematic #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    What interests me is that product purchases were heavily influenced by IT Directors vs educators-that trend is changing #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    The dremel program allowed individuals and schools to compete for the ambassador - all within the rules #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @ELanghorst, @nathan_stevens, @DennisDill, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Cute often trumps depth. Totally hear you. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @danibostick, @TheJLV, @AlexVKluge
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Yet, how often are these district level policies being read and discussed #edtechchat
    In reply to @BeTheChnge
  • ShanaVWhite Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    This is me enjoying the discourse of #edtechchat right now.
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: Edtech companies need to stop depending on influencer marketing and start showing evidence of impact on learning. #EdTechChat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    welcome back Chris - so are a lot of people :) #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @HouseofEdTech
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    I have my fingers crossed for this. I like to believe it's true, but seen so many good products fail. (edtech and not). #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3 from my feed, I think people know I 💜 @Tinkercad and @sarahoking76 I use their product and push it #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @tinkercad, @sarahoking76
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    With all tech you must first make sure that it is best tool for the particular learning situation. There is no one perfect tool. #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • DavidKnuffke Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    I don't know anyone who feels like advertisements affect their purchasing habits, but they do. #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @jessxbo, @ajpodchaski, @heidijlh
  • MrDpasion Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Uhhh ... me too! #edtechchat
  • audreywatters Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    does anyone in #edtechchat ever address racism, structural inequalities, and ed-tech celebrity or nah
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    When I say "I love my Mac" it influences kids ... but I am not a paid spokesperson, but I play one on TV (JK being sassy) #edtechchat
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Exactly! #edtechchat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I think an ambassador program is great for smaller startups. #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @bigtechcoach, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ELanghorst Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    grouping all ambassador programs together & treating them the same does not address the issue - many unique circumstances #edtechchat
  • mr_payne_tech Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Went to Cue last year and received IPEVO camera & whiteboard system free. dont think it effects the students. not selling 2 them #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Oh yeah, there are #edtech reps touting their 2 years teaching K as 'I know your issues’ -I laugh-they don’t known my Ss #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheJLV
  • Media_Barber Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3. Everyone has bias. When does effect Ss? When you put your bias 1st #edtechchat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Completely agree….full disclosure of any form of award given is the MOST important ethical thing to do - influencer or not #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: Disclosure is the key. Tell Ps, tell Ss, tell Ts that you rec things to, etc. #edtechchat
  • ebrown0789 Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: No, if I don't know the person extensively I take all opinions on edtech with a grain of salt anyways; I'm very particular #edtechchat
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    From my own site #edtechchat
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3: If they had evidence of impact, edtech companies wouldn't need influencers. #EdTechChat
  • heidijlh Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    But can Ts afford these products? Would a school support a T to buy a digital printer if a T thought it could help Ss? #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    trends & gimmicks too often trump evidence-based practices. I am saying this is a line, and there are companies on both sides. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @danibostick, @TheJLV
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Why? Don't teachers own their lesson plans? (prelude to question 4) :) #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3)No, I've always had an internal bias, even as a TechConsultant|Separate from that & make ethical decisions on what is best. #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I wasn't sure, so I emailed my HR guy to check. In this case, easier to ask permission than forgiveness :) #edtechchat
    • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Yet, how often are these district level policies being read and discussed #edtechchat
      In reply to @BeTheChnge
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    #edtechchat This is about people who get paid for it.
    In reply to @DennisDill
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Yeah if you have four ambassadors but don't have a billion of them #edtechchat
    In reply to @Gregbagby, @kobriengcs, @bigtechcoach, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I agree. Why is getting teacher voice and input to make a product for students better a bad thing? #EdTechChat
  • woody_cindy Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Hey, #Edtechchat! Looking for some fresh ideas? Join us on #EdPiper at 9PM CST tonight. Best of the best ideas for digital leadership!
  • chrisjcluff Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A3 curious whats ratio of newedtech penetration from system vs Ts level? In ur jurisdiction do Ts hav direct purchasepower? #edtechchat
  • librarianerd Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Sincerely, if it felt accusatory and "wrong," how much have we sat with why? There is opportunity for self-reflection here. #edtechchat
    In reply to @chadw675, @mskkauffman
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    Absolutely lost! But folks reacted strongly to article; I wonder if new barriers will form and baby will be lost w bathwater. #edtechchat
    In reply to @techtimj, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A3 We all have biases but they need to be openly disclosed if receiving renumeration. Need to know & follow relevant laws...
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3 #edtechchat When teacher tells us that our sts aren't learning as well if we aren't using their product or if we offer different ideas.
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Nope. Check your contract #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Larger companies can have their programs and the trainings, but I not require the time after as some do w/o compensation #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @bigtechcoach, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • DavidKnuffke Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    I'm adding "teacher influencer" to my list of banned terms. It's a pejorative to me. #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheWeirdTeacher
  • commercialfree Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3: Schools are for education, not marketing. And disclosure is meaningless for children. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3 - I will discount their view based on their bias. When we invest time/energy into something we'll discount negatives. #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    That's where I think this gets sticky. How many Ts would accept deals bc they know the school doesn't have $$ for it otherwise? #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    I agree #edtechchat
    In reply to @ELanghorst
  • MrTKruse Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A3: No because disclosure is the important thing! Everyone is biased... There is no "objective." #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Anythng? Try Everything! #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrs_awalsh Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Our needs are all different as well so there is no one size fits all. #edtechchat
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Race, class, gender influence a lot of the perceptions we have about “teacher influencers.” #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    When I say "I love Justin Timberlake" I HOPE it influences them. And I would love to be a paid spokesperson. Same thing? No...? #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheWeirdTeacher, @DennisDill
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Another case in point where the teacher has not read the policy or has & has not abided. Any consequences? #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Any product the students learn on could possibly influence them as consumers #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Are there schools out there encouraging Ts to seek out these deals? Would be interesting to know. #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Yes-and if they were honest, they would cite research more. Esp. Reading comp. #edtechchat
    • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:27 PM EDT
      trends & gimmicks too often trump evidence-based practices. I am saying this is a line, and there are companies on both sides. #EdTechChat
      In reply to @danibostick, @TheJLV
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    This thread is what you are ALL missing #edtechchat
  • MelroseCurricul Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3: I think we are asking the wrong ?, what is our goal, and instead what is the best tool/tech for Ss to reach those goals #edtechchat
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    And sometimes tech is just tech and not the right tool. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    But do you need to be an ambassador to do that? I praise a lot of companies but don't have any official relationship #edtechchat
    In reply to @jessxbo, @heidijlh
  • lauranbowman Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Parent POV here: EdTech products gather data on students. Little informed consent by parents when their kids use these products. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Which is why "Apple" or "Google" in a title could actually provide transparency- reveals what suite of products the T embraces. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    As with all tools, ps must know the facts and benefits. That falls upon admin and ts to be upfront. #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    ugh ... at least it isn't Bieber #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @TheWeirdTeacher
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    $ for my classroom is different than $ for my time. #edtechchat
    In reply to @bigtechcoach, @DennisDill
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A3:I have a bias toward tech that help Ss best-we all should-@AppleEDU for #accessibility or @GoogleForEdu for collaboration #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @AppleEDU, @GoogleForEdu
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    I was talking if you were a startup #edtechchat
    In reply to @bigtechcoach
  • DavidKnuffke Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    This seems to suggest parity between acknowledged and unacknowledged bias. Dangerous, IMO. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @MrTKruse
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    It's not the bias that's the issue, it's the renumeration. #edtechchat
    In reply to @wfryer
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Higher $$$ donations can be accepted on the part of the school #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    THIS!! When someone throws new tools at you at a conference, do you ask them about data privacy? Can they answer...? #edtechchat
    • lauranbowman Sep 4 @ 8:29 PM EDT
      Parent POV here: EdTech products gather data on students. Little informed consent by parents when their kids use these products. #edtechchat
      In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    But does the teacher really know if the digital printer will advance student learning or is it a hunch? #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: We all have biases, no matter who we are and no matter what we are talking about. Disclosure is key #edtechchat
  • xianb8 Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: Yes, generally, and also, it must be part of our jobs to defend students, esp SoC FROM those same companies. #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Yes, sometimes old fashioned pencil and pap er is the best tool . #edtechchat
    In reply to @JaneViccellio, @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Pretty shocked at some of the the criticism here. If companies don't have influencers how do they tie to pedagogy & standards? #edtechchat
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A3: We all have biases, we're just not always transparent / honest about them. Share away, but don't put it before Ss & learning #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    This goes back to funding issues. Not sure #edtech freebies are the right solution. As it allows funding problems to continue. #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh, @EdTechNerd
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Keeping a feedback mechanism in place is important. So is a meta feedback loop about the quality and motivations for feedback :) #EdTechChat
    In reply to @karenvaites, @techtimj, @ajpodchaski, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @thomascmurray
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    How dare you even compare the two... #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @TheWeirdTeacher
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    I don't know about that. There are quite a few of us who embrace all products. I have zero brand loyalty...period #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick
  • librarianerd Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    What is changing that? How are ed tech companies incentivizing Ts to buy? Not saying Ts deciding is wrong, but process matters. #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    How can you tell the difference without being in their classroom? #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachemtothrive
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Right, if all parties are informed & consent, great. Disclosure is key. #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    NEVER look for forgiveness - in any field - ESPECIALLY education. #edtechchat #HouseofEdTech
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    ... like the ADE program ... #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheWeirdTeacher
  • heidijlh Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A3 if the T loves it and the Ss do, too, no. I like to see real benefit, tho. Sometimes it seems more gimmick than substance. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    #edtechchat depends on the district and some cases if you created it on school technology it belongs to the school.
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • remikalir Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    White guy says "it's not the bias that's the issue." It's over. #edtechchat is just a mess
    • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      It's not the bias that's the issue, it's the renumeration. #edtechchat
      In reply to @wfryer
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Truth #edtechchat
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    It's never a bad thing to get or give feedback, but not while you're supposed to be doing the best for your Ss #EdTechChat
    In reply to @BeTheChnge
  • swampfrogfirst Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    A3: I enjoy reading opinions of strategies/apps/products from teachers that use them, I think transparency is important as well. #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    And we have a reasonable answer! Anyone know how to get it published? #edtechchat
  • TracyNovick Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    This was my question on the @nytimes article: there's a policy question here; is there one & was it followed? #edtechchat
    • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:28 PM EDT
      Another case in point where the teacher has not read the policy or has & has not abided. Any consequences? #edtechchat
      In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Q4 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Aren't most changes and experiments in education based on hunches to start? We do lots now that doesn't advance learning #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @heidijlh, @EdTechNerd
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Q4: Does anyone know how this plays out for Intellectual Property for the teacher? School? Company? #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Like you Alex I listen to people I respect-I want to hear about implementation examples, benefits-if it's just an ad, I'm out #edtechchat
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    correct, but 1 reason that is the point is because our biases are affected by renumeration. It's also the law.., #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    That's where thus article got muddy for me. Had trouble separating teacher from student benefit. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @mrnesi, @bigtechcoach, @DennisDill
  • momma_miller80 Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Well that was fun...a little overwhelming too #edtechchat
  • DavidKnuffke Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Disclosure to whom? Is this going in your course outline? Your letter to parents? #edtechchat
    In reply to @mskkauffman
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    The good companies are obey COPPA, FERPA, and CIPA requiring privacy for all student info, but Ps should always be informed. #edtechchat
    In reply to @lauranbowman, @ajpodchaski
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    And do we know how they arrived at getting one? And is it the same folks getting the same favors? #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • teachermrskhan Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    @brynmw it's hitting me hard with this chat of how grateful I am of or code of ethics and rules about this sort of thing 😳😬#edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A3) Not really. I'm an ambassador for @RagnarRelay (Running series) and I don't push it on my friends, but I do love it #edtechchat
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Despacito. #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @DennisDill, @TheWeirdTeacher
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    My favorite classroom tool is my stack of marble comp books. Ss write daily, and I read everything they write & comment. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @JaneViccellio, @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A4: My biggest concern is that we are creating a massive problem with work for hire vs contract vs ownership #edtechchat
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Yes, but here we're talking about costly expenses at a time when budgets are tight #edtechchat
    In reply to @MusingsOnEdTech, @heidijlh, @EdTechNerd
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    I only push tools that I use and like. I would push anything that I do not use #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @teachemtothrive
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Many district vet the companies and products they buy, so how is that any different than Ts using a product or software? #edtechchat
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    #edtechchat If it is disclosed I have no problem with it. I am going in knowing the angle,
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A2: gimmicks like Tshirts & licenses? I hope Ts who spend their own $$ at target are not falling prey to stickers and pens #edtechchat
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Legal issues focus on value of the contributed items, not a valid hypothesis #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Amen! I always used what worked best for my students or instruction. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @danibostick
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    A4: Our district owns anything you create in your role as an employee. So, you couldn't "sell" it to your sponsoring company. #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    But would they ever? Or only if it got popular enough? That becomes the question? #edtechchat
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    I create the @HouseofEdTech and I am a firm believer that pencil and paper still have a place! #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @JaneViccellio, @Flipgrid, @HouseofEdTech
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    Would be an interesting topic for a Sup/Board member conference #EdTechChat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @BeTheChnge
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    What bothers me is the people that push tools that they do not use or on a limited basis #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachemtothrive
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I'm a @BookCreatorApp Amassador because I believe deeply in the product-I receive no incentives #edtechchat
    • librarianerd Sep 4 @ 8:30 PM EDT
      What is changing that? How are ed tech companies incentivizing Ts to buy? Not saying Ts deciding is wrong, but process matters. #edtechchat
      In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Tech. Promotes embedded videos and pop outs in text when research shows that it is the worst thing for comprehension. #edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I think this is a little much. I guess that's why my distric pushes @TPreneurCHA so teachers can develop grow and share #edtechchat.
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @TPreneurCHA
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    LOVE. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @danibostick, @jschwartzcen, @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    And in many cases, it doesn't matter what you created it on, but what the intention was when created #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    This = my biggest fear. Hard to tell passionate raves of a happy user from paid raves of a sponsored Ed. #edtechchat https://t.co/FKcUTYRwcc
    • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:20 PM EDT
      I've def been rec'd a tool in a chat only to see later the T is paid to promote that tool. Makes me trust it less. #edtechchat
      In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • MrSchoenbart Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    I've totally been guilty of this--I think most classroom Ts probably have been, too #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4: If material is produced during school hours using school resources...it's the school's. #edtechchat
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A2 #edtechchat Ts know me mostly because of my tech workshops, not curriculum I write & share. "Celeb" status for tech, not student learning
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    In the climate we are in, side hustle seems to be the only way to increase student exposure to tools #edtechchat
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    and to that #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @sadieclorinda, @TheWeirdTeacher
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Hi friend! I miss u!!!! #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4: Who reads TOS anyway? You give right to companies to share, sell, & market. You are free to do the same. No exclusivity. #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Before doing work for Google this summer, I had to double check with HR that I was allowed to get paid for it. #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
      A4: Our district owns anything you create in your role as an employee. So, you couldn't "sell" it to your sponsoring company. #edtechchat
  • JoshDaSilva Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    Jumped on twitter just in time to catch a very interesting #edtechchat conversation! Lots to think about!
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    In most cases that is what happens but this reporter looks at overblowing any so called issue. I want to see evidence of harm #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    If we want to, we (humans) are great at justifying anything. And then there are places like @DonorsChoose to turn to... #edtechchat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @heidijlh, @EdTechNerd, @DonorsChoose
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    1/2 To me, the difference is the really great products out there are listening carefully to ate in order to elevate product #edtechchat
    In reply to @librarianerd
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    A4: When I wrote my book (which I had a right), I had to speak to three lawyers. And clear all of them in a matter of months. #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    No renumeration or undocumented gifting = No conflict #edtechchat
    In reply to @wfryer
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    And that is the real reason ambassador and certification programs should exist #edtechchat
    In reply to @jessxbo, @heidijlh
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    I thought to myself today, what are the big #edtech companies doing for the Ss and Ts of Texas right now? (1/2) #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    As an ambassador of much #edtech who is fully abreast of strict NYC ethics rules-I had to respond to it #edtechchat https://t.co/84m5KWU6VG
    In reply to @jessxbo, @ajpodchaski, @heidijlh
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    If you use in your classroom or school owned computer, you are done #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    (2/2) Where are these companies announcements about $ donations to these communities in need. #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    If your district is a Google district and you don't have Apple products, then you don't really have a choice. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Thinking of all the music I wrote for my band class... my music. Others paid me for it. #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A3) no. It's like asking a friend with a cute haircut who her stylist is. Referrals from trusted sources are very helpful. #edtechchat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    I wouldn't push whoops #edtechchat
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A4: A startup wanted to pay teachers for content submitted if it helped students but many districts had policies against this. #edtechchat
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Can you expand on that? I kind of see where you're going with it. #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @JudyArzt, @heidijlh, @MusingsOnEdTech, @EdTechNerd
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    2/2 Not saying that there aren't unsavory companies out there too-As @nathan_stevens said it's the Wild West sometimes #edtechchat
    In reply to @librarianerd, @nathan_stevens
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    I agree Chris…and I’m sure we will be hearing about them…Also remember some of these are startups with very little #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    Did you do that in pen and paper or digitally? #edtechchat
    In reply to @Gregbagby, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    What about bad companies? And please find me teachers who know what COPPA, FERPA, and CIPA are - this is why #techdirs exist #edtechchat
    • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:31 PM EDT
      The good companies are obey COPPA, FERPA, and CIPA requiring privacy for all student info, but Ps should always be informed. #edtechchat
      In reply to @lauranbowman, @ajpodchaski
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    This I totally get. We are a Canvas school, but I like Google classroom better #DontHaveAChoice #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @RafranzDavis
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    I've been an amb. for a number of yrs for a few companies and never received anything. It's only bc I liked and used the product #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan, @BookCreatorApp
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Oct 2009 post relevant to these topics: FTC mandates disclosure for bloggers receiving freebies/payments https://t.co/jeJzqK3tsW
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Interestingly, as an #edtech founder, the # of times I've explained that displaying Ss pws to Ts is against basic data privacy #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Agreed! I have paid my subscriptions with my own money to avoid conflict of interest & issues with school budget.
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @wfryer
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    I think every teacher has the hustle action ... always looking for ways to get something for our kids #edtechchat
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Miss you too! It's been too long! #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachintechgal
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    I have often explain during PD that product preference goes into what you choose - I share my experiences and hope it helps #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Many have something similar. I wasn't 100% sure, so I dug deep into our board policy. #edtechchat
    In reply to @kylelaurie
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    The power of so many "start-ups" combined would be a great joint effort. Even the @Yankees and @RedSox teamed up on this one. #edtechchat
    • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
      I agree Chris…and I’m sure we will be hearing about them…Also remember some of these are startups with very little #edtechchat
      In reply to @mrnesi
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A3: yes. Products and companies that promote creative process. Doesn't have a brand but @Apple and @Adobe nail it for me #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Apple, @Adobe
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    #edtechchat But if that person is being paid by the stylist that should matter. The recc isn't as trusted
    In reply to @BeTheChnge
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    And for that matter, what are other cos. like Amazon or Bershire Hathway doing for Houston? #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Who is monitoring these educators and what they agree to? I had to sign a non-compete doc for school #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan, @librarianerd
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    So should teachers now look like Nascar drivers? #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Becoming an @GoogleForEdu trainer requires a knowledge of those 3-another reason to get Ts knowledgable about #edtech #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @GoogleForEdu
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    I'm sorry you've had to do that, but thank you for staying on this side of the line. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @CatherineKU72, @wfryer
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    That is a great idea! #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @Yankees, @RedSox
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    I do all my work on my personal computer ... from home #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    "...to influence which tools are used to teach American schoolchildren" When did tools, not teachers, start doing the teaching? #edtechchat
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    My concern with the article is the trying to vilify the teachers. Why can't they do something that has a benefit for their Ss? #EdTechChat
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Sometimes you just gotta hustle. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @DennisDill, @chrisjcluff, @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    #edtechchat no
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    I love those marble comp books, but use them to record my own notes and reflections when I don't want to do so with a tech tool #edtechchat
    • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:32 PM EDT
      My favorite classroom tool is my stack of marble comp books. Ss write daily, and I read everything they write & comment. #EdTechChat
      In reply to @jschwartzcen, @JaneViccellio, @mrnesi, @Flipgrid
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    I agree if it's just talk. If they're showing how it can do something great then it's up to your judgement and shouldn't matter. #edtechchat
    In reply to @kylelaurie
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    This is a completely accurate email about the story that was written. Full stop. #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachintechgal, @wfryer, @EdTechNerd
  • hypervisible Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    "Who reads ToS anyway?" #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Agree! It's the very nature of teachers to share-good and bad. #edtechchat
    • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
      I have often explain during PD that product preference goes into what you choose - I share my experiences and hope it helps #edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    Both. My computer, My purchase of @MakeMusicInc Finale at My house using My electricity to My wife's chagrin. #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @MakeMusicInc
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    You might be safe unless you are using school owned tools #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    And if you don't use in your classroom, how can you advertise that your materials are "classroom tested and guaranteed to work"? #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    So funny. So true. #edtechchat
  • TracyNovick Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Raises a good point: teachers shouldn't have to dig deep for district policy #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
      Many have something similar. I wasn't 100% sure, so I dug deep into our board policy. #edtechchat
      In reply to @kylelaurie
  • kwildehealey Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Learning and reflecting along with tonight's #edtechchat - thanks 4 allowing me the opp
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4 Tweets turn into "positive feedback" on marketing materials. Print & Web. Companies shouldn't be buying feedback like this #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4:Some companies require signing it over for use by the company for promotion examples-it’s up to the T if they’re comfortable #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    #edtechchat But in all honesty, have you seen districts pursue legal ramifications on teachesr? Seems like a lot of money. University, yes
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4) Attend the @uspto national summer teacher institute to learn more about IP! Full disclosure- I got to go all expenses paid #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    #edtechchat I didn't read it as vilifying anyone. It felt like reporting, not editorializing
    In reply to @CandiceColson
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    A4: Referrals are helpful but they aren't a science. How can we spend public money based on here-say?! #edtechchat
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    No! And, I sort of knew what to look for, to Ctrl+F and type keywords, etc. Others may not ever find it! #edtechchat
    • TracyNovick Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      Raises a good point: teachers shouldn't have to dig deep for district policy #edtechchat
      • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:36 PM EDT
        Many have something similar. I wasn't 100% sure, so I dug deep into our board policy. #edtechchat
        In reply to @kylelaurie
  • librarianerd Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    Yes, "elevate product." Let's never forget these are businesses. Have no prob w/ ambassadors, but let's keep our critical eye. #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    This #EdtechChat
    • CrownVictoria22 Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      It's prevalent in education, but let's be honest: Ed is set-up for, by, & about WW. The standards, culture, & practices. So, not surprised.
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    This part of the conversation would be great for @DonWettrick who uses his classroom and school resources for @letsstartedup #edtechchat
  • kwildehealey Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Sharing an interesting article on pedagogy before tech #edtechchat https://t.co/hC826OaFZq
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Reading #edtechchat responses. A lot of people expending a lot of energy to avoid asking any questions.
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Wow that is a lot of My in that tweet. #edtechchat
    In reply to @Gregbagby, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @MakeMusicInc
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    I agree w/the parent concerned about student data access. That's an issue #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Definitely no, but should teachers know how the engine works and have specialists teach them how, I would say yes #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    I’m talking about PD - I’m an LMS, I don’t have a course outline #edtechchat
    In reply to @DavidKnuffke
  • ShanaVWhite Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    How was it vilifying? #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    Oh Clint.... I have seen all your movies #edtechchat
    In reply to @drmcgettigan, @librarianerd
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    We have to be willing to accept criticism, just like we teach our Ss. If this is a violation of ethics, Ts need to know. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Teachers in the USA are so undervalued as it is, so another article like that is a waste of time .Just sensationalism. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson
  • Call_Me_Doyle Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Kinda like white people. Drop the "kinda." #edtechchat
    In reply to @funnymonkey
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A4 - Differently for every T, S and company. It's a minefield out there. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    A4)Legally I think that a company can't pay a T for work during contract hours, but for TPT,many Ts do LessonPlans on own time. #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Ouch. I've been there and that sucks #edtechchat
    In reply to @NovakLibTech, @danibostick
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Q5 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    But most universities have IP policies that allow teachers to keep rights and gives use rights to Univ - good start #edtechchat
    In reply to @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    We haven't even talked about laptop stickers, and the ridiculous height that has reached at conferences. Calm down, folks. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    The moment they stop asking the question “Does this bring the best from Ss and Ts’ but that can be true for Ts without tech #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mskkauffman Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    It also states directly in my bio on the school website which micro certs I hold #edtechchat
    In reply to @DavidKnuffke
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Yes, & look at products like TurnItIn which collects student data and yet is used by many schools #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    #edtechchat or is it about access to the resources and knowledge if we don't know it exists we cant access it.
    In reply to @TheJLV
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Yep, I wasn't a fan of the tone, but it raised valid concerns I hadn't fully entertained before #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @CandiceColson
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Yes but we need to see the evidence which I have not seen. #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @CandiceColson
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Q5: Do you see a difference between certification programs and ambassador programs for most products? #edtechchat
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Well, given what we’ve already seen on Twitter in the last decade, it’s not far fetched. #edtechchat
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    Students are not employees of the institution, so the institution (including you) has few fewer rights to what they produce. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @nathan_stevens, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @thomascmurray
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    #edtechchat We should be asking for details about who is getting free stuff, who's benefiting, what metrics are used to choose.
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    At university you can take your course with you but university still owns it #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    #edtechchat or students below the poverty line and those in Title I schools
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    That’s all related. “Access to resources” is gendered, racialized, and intersectional. #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: I think many programs are aiming for one thing, and then become another as too many people sign up. #edtechchat
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: YES. - Certs help ME grow. - Ambassadorships help the companies grow. #edtechchat
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    I would say there’s a difference b/w side hustle and knowing tech insiders who can make you better and provide resources for Ss #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    #edtechchat I really don't think it's negative or positive. It's reporting on a thing happening.
    In reply to @CandiceColson
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: I do, but I'm biased. Cert programs require work, little extrinsic reward. Ambassador programs exist purely for marketing #edtechchat
  • NovakLibTech Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: I think there should be. A certification should mean something. You can simply sign up to be an ambassador #edtechchat
  • onewheeljoe Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    We need fewer Google evangelists and more t's willing to help their peers navigate the commercial wild-wild west of ed tech. #edtechchat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5 Typically Ambassador/certification programs do NOT operate in this manner. This is influencer marketing &there's a difference #edtechchat
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    The article quotes multiple legal experts that highlight that Ambassador programs potentially run afoul of legal requirements. #edtechchat
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Those district policies should be transparent and well publicized to the employees & community #edtechchat
    In reply to @TracyNovick
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5 - Nope. No difference. Depends on marketing people at company on phrasing. #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: Cert programs can be a great way to get training on tech tools & using them well. Ambassadorships are all about promotion. #edtechchat
  • ShanaVWhite Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    If it is a waste of time why read it? Why participate in this chat about it? #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @CandiceColson
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @MakeMusicInc
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    We just went through a huge ethics training that was mandated for all gov't employees. Harm/intent are irrelevant. #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @kobriengcs
  • JoshDaSilva Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Exactly. If you are a mentor and a leader, aren't you an influencer? Where do we draw the line? #edtechchat
    • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:24 PM EDT
      I also didn’t like use of the term influencer, but influencing Ss & other Ts and schools to improve practice is what good Ts do #edtechchat
      In reply to @sadieclorinda
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A5: Def. Cert programs aka microcredentials benefit Ts & demonstrate proficiency. Ambassr prog in article sound like marketing #edtechchat
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Lots of "rock stars" don't disclose and arent aware they need to #edtechchat
    In reply to @funnymonkey
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A5: Yes. One is about the new world of credentialing; the other is about branding/influence/swag. #edtechchat
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I've seen many unsanitized data files just watching Instructional Program videos Ts and Coaches put up on YT. 😡Twitpic, FB posts #edtechchat
    In reply to @LSpencerEdD
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I have been called an OS polygamist #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @danibostick
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A1, A2, A3: We need transparency in edtech industry. If edtech companies were registered benefit corporations they'd have to be #edtechchat
  • purenappliedgr Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    A1, A2, A3: We need transparency in edtech industry. If edtech companies were registered benefit corporations they'd have to be #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    But by going thru cert programs, Ts are engaging in promotion...but they're paying, not the company, so #edtechchat
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    truuuuuu. #edtechchat
    In reply to @hypervisible
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    The Marketing Department at any of these companies is 100% responsible for the ambassador programs. #edtechchat
    • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:42 PM EDT
      A5: I do, but I'm biased. Cert programs require work, little extrinsic reward. Ambassador programs exist purely for marketing #edtechchat
  • Media_Barber Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I'm the teacher-librarian who reads the terms of service of s/w & apps & tell Ts, Ss, & Ps. Someone has to help. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Does that mean the district owns every quiz, journal prompt, and set of directions I've ever written? #edtechchat
    In reply to @kobriengcs
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    At one point Dixon Ticonderoga was hustling teachers alongside Bic-take the free pencils and use them to write great stuff #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • remikalir Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Study tonight's #edtechchat - it's created an alchemy of "watch whiteness work," techno-determinism, and save the kids. Just stunning.
  • heidijlh Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I like NYC. They bring in app developers to work w Ts to develop for T-identified learning problems. Should be a common model! #edtechchat
    • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:35 PM EDT
      A4: A startup wanted to pay teachers for content submitted if it helped students but many districts had policies against this. #edtechchat
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    Multiple states have laws that describe limits on gifts that are permissible. Ambassador programs might run afoul of these. #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Because that's not what the word means here. Influencer means salesperson. Person to influence teachers. For renumeration.
    In reply to @JoshDaSilva
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Everybody needs to be able to voice their opinion or is that prohibited?? #edtechchat
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    It was pointed out in some of the comments but I saw no follow up. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Can you elaborate further Dani? Much of what we're chatting goes beyond character limit of a tweet #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @RafranzDavis
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    So we should only do the right thing if there is threat of consequences? Is that the message we pass along to Ss? #edtechchat
    In reply to @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Technically, if they want to be jerks about it, yes. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Bet some lawyer can still make the case for the school owning it if it relates to your job in any way. #edtechchat
    In reply to @raspberryberet3, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A very program doesn't mean you push something. It means you know how it works at that moment #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Districts / states need to set those ethical standards / regs then. Otherwise, there is a lot of latitude. #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @funnymonkey
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Same here #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @danibostick
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A5 #edtechchat I will be gentle w/this: some ambassador titles are had after answering 10 or fewer easy Qs. Certification = 3hr test.
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Sorry meant Ts not 'ate'. #edtechchat
    • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:34 PM EDT
      1/2 To me, the difference is the really great products out there are listening carefully to ate in order to elevate product #edtechchat
      In reply to @librarianerd
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A5: They have the same end goal. The point of credentialing for a business is to improve customer loyalty. #edtechchat
  • SchleiderJustin Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    I believe the district owns everything you create for your position. lesson plans, quizzes, journals, directions. etc. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    That is a failing of Ambassadors, and the companies who run the programs. This is a well worn path. #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    I thought it was well said, though a little late. It’s irked a ton of us who’ve seen teacher entrepreneurship gone awry. #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    I believe harm is relevant. #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @kobriengcs
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    #edtechchat side hustle assumes lack of conflict of interest we influence our students even when not trying to where's the line
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • Sneffleupagus Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Not in the eyes of the law. #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @kobriengcs
  • DennisDill Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Tech/textbook companies influence people, wine and dine those who make decisions ... it makes good business sense ... for them. #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    This is really a question of the specifics of your employment contracts and intellectual property agreements. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    If written on district equipment, yes. That's what I have been told by legal. Maybe diff states have diff rules #edtechchat
    • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:43 PM EDT
      Does that mean the district owns every quiz, journal prompt, and set of directions I've ever written? #edtechchat
      In reply to @kobriengcs
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Why I didn’t like the term influencer strict ethics rules for NYC and conscience are my line-meaning no money/free meals, etc #edtechchat
    In reply to @JoshDaSilva
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Many states have. These laws are on the books. So has the FTC. #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @mrnesi
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    As a reading teacher, I choose books we purchase all the time, w/no kickback. I definitely endorse books for free. #edtechchat
  • librarianerd Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    The reporter wrote story based on research. She didn't "tear apart the teaching," but did bring up some ethical questions. #edtechchat
    In reply to @mskkauffman, @chadw675
  • ShanaVWhite Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    You just described the article as a "waste of time" & "just sensationalism" but your involved in the chat about it? Interesting #edtechchat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @CandiceColson
  • CrownVictoria22 Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Boom! #Exactly! #edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A5) yes. Love certification programs, if you brag about it you then become an ambassador and didn't know it. #edtechchat.
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    This is different. Most people think the work they do is theirs, especially teachers, but without knowing if true #edtechchat
    In reply to @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ebrown0789 Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A5: Certification = Ts pass a test. Ambassador = Ts use frequently & are encouraged to promote/"sell". #edtechchat
  • kylelaurie Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    A5 Although I did get the Google certs, I did so to learn the product so I could help my teachers...not to be part of a "group". #edtechchat
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    You certainly don't need either certification and no reason not to use Apple products (Mac, iPhone, etc.) #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @RafranzDavis
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    I assume we are all here as educators trying to better our outlook and perspective. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @ShanaVWhite
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    How does someone become an influencer? Ask @GuyKawasaki he invented the "brand ambassador" It's hard work & req. quality output #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @GuyKawasaki
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Totally depends on the company. Some "certification" is essentially the same as ambassador. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CatherineKU72
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    It depends on your district policy. So, yes, potentially. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Tech changes quickly, so we must constantly ask, is this best for Ss-if we do and don’t profit-we generally remain above board #edtechchat
    In reply to @JoshDaSilva
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Except when they try to force your teachers to use the program when they haven’t done anything to prove why we *need* to. #edtechchat
    In reply to @heidijlh
  • WillStewartIV Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    As T & #edtech entrepreneur it's really interesting seeing the response to NYT article on Twitter generally and #edtechchat specifically.
  • Media_Barber Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A5. Cert prgs charge T. Shows some level of competency. Ambassador may competency too but shows personal relationship #edtechchat
  • MrHron Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A2: Yes, there is no doubt. Quality instructional methods can be freely implemented, but #edtech comp. make you think otherwise #EdTechChat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    What examples of entrepreneurship do you site? Are teachers such a powerful business? #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    BTW it's @s_bearden Birthday. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @s_bearden
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    But if I don't create them, the district doesn't give them to me. How can I teach with creating? Feels very #catch22 #edtechchat
    In reply to @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • RobynDShulman Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Unlocking Hidden Potential through Recruitment https://t.co/ifHmkTN6Vq #edtech #edtechchat #education
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    I didn't learn it from any educator I've known. I learned this on my podcasting journey. #edtechchat
    In reply to @funnymonkey, @danibostick
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Inconceivable #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Interesting. Ts I work with want 1-2 easy to use tools or ideas. I try to showcase options, but it can overwhelm. 1 can't do all
    In reply to @onewheeljoe
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Cert usually prove expertise in a field or program - ambassador is promoting regardless of your level of knowledge #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachemtothrive
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A5 There's a huge difference, otherwise they'd have the same name. One is training, one is spreading word.
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Or one begins on twitter edu at the start, blogs, buys a few followers...there are a ton of paths to this & not all are valid #edtechchat
    • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
      How does someone become an influencer? Ask @GuyKawasaki he invented the "brand ambassador" It's hard work & req. quality output #edtechchat
      In reply to @RafranzDavis, @GuyKawasaki
  • LSpencerEdD Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Correct. But I got Apple Teacher "cert" in about 30 minutes w/easy questions. Don't post badge - didn't feel earned #edtechchat
    • CatherineKU72 Sep 4 @ 8:45 PM EDT
      A5 #edtechchat I will be gentle w/this: some ambassador titles are had after answering 10 or fewer easy Qs. Certification = 3hr test.
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    It's actually kind of amazing how much Ts (myself included) don't know about this. We need to educate ourselves #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Also worth noting. Full disclosure needs to contain "ad" or "advertisement" - #edtechchat
  • mr_payne_tech Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Our S's can get cert. in MS office. That is a marketable job skill. Why shouldn't teachers get certs form EdTech companies?#edtechchat
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Isn't that just a gimmick? It doesn't mean you are pushing the product to the students. #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    I'm typing in Windows, next to my Ubuntu (Linux) server, talking on my iPhone...Now where's that Chromebook? LOLOL #EdTechChat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @RafranzDavis, @danibostick
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Let's be honest, my Google badges are kind of Ambassador-ish. They HOPE I put it on my email, social media to advertise program #edtechchat
  • rickeducation Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5: They are equivalent, The Dremel 3D printer classroom is a case in point. Much of #edtech requires significant training #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    That is what Twitter chats should be about, a free flow of ideas without judgment nor condemnation but with respect. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson, @ShanaVWhite
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Well, if my district doesn't provide them, I'm not going to buy them alone. That is sort of my point. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @JudyArzt, @RafranzDavis
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Let people use what they want. I really dislike the condescension from folks when you say you don't like their tool #EdtechChat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @heidijlh
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5: The big companies make sure you follow local ethics rules-no free software, etc. Some startups can be shadier #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5: I'm just going to say it: If teachers were better paid they would be less vulnerable to this kind of thing. #EdTechChat
  • ZSharon Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    I'd suggest there are plenty of dynamic edtech tools that require neither certification or ambassadorships, but that's me ;) #edtechchat
  • wfryer Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    #edtechchat A5 Both certification & ambassador EDU programs can be beneficial for all parties. Disclosure for renumeration is essential tho
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    A5) in my experience both involve PD but one has swag and commitments involved #edtechchat
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    But when they pass, they brag and are like ambassadors. :-) #EdTechChat
    • ebrown0789 Sep 4 @ 8:46 PM EDT
      A5: Certification = Ts pass a test. Ambassador = Ts use frequently & are encouraged to promote/"sell". #edtechchat
  • KSfortcherry Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    7 benefits of using 3D printing technology in education #edtech #edtechchat #elearning #education #teaching https://t.co/W2YdItd4Qa via
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    #edtechchat
    In reply to @Gregbagby, @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • SchleiderJustin Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    They pay you to create them. that is your job. that is why they own them. like if a researcher finds cure to cancer. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Teachers are powerful enough to have dozens of kids to experiment with right under their districts’ noses. Please. #edtechchat
    • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      What examples of entrepreneurship do you site? Are teachers such a powerful business? #edtechchat
      In reply to @TheJLV, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
    Or when students *hate* the product but you're mandated to use it 'cause the district spent money on it. #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @heidijlh
  • funnymonkey Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    And, of course, the equity issues are front and center here. Ambassador programs reflect these issues faithfully. #edtechchat
  • teachemtothrive Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Bottom line: How do certs and ambassador designations reach students in the classroom? #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Q6 coming up in 1 minute… #edtechchat
  • ehoffman Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    And justifying, and ignoring ethical concerns, and getting defensive, and making an echo chamber #EdTechChat
    In reply to @funnymonkey
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    You are talking my language #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @RafranzDavis, @danibostick
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I would say though, keep abreast of small startups, because they can lead to some great changes #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Would be excited to hire candidate w. Google/Apple cert. Would run screaming from some candidates w. ambassadorships. #edtechchat
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    #edtechchat the problem is that legal issues aren't necessarily taught in teacher prep programs and veterans pose a different perspective.
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    We are trying to discuss it. That was my opinion , you can take or leave it but do not judge. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    A5: In my understanding, being an ambassador (def: a "campaigner" or "representative") is not the same as earning a certificate #edtechchat
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    That moment you sit in a technology mtg and realize all the things you aren't using... #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @CatherineKU72, @onewheeljoe
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Is there any support for the assertion that this technique exacerbates racial or gender divides? #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    And when it’s necessary, not NOW RIGHT NOW. #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @heidijlh
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    So your district choices in turn might influence what parents also buy #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @RafranzDavis
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    I'm an official ambassador for no companies but I recommend things all the time bc of my experiences and use. #edtechchat
    In reply to @jessxbo
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    But the researcher can get a co-patent and, generally, is paid WAY more than most k-12 teachers. #edtechchat
    In reply to @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    It’s been a much bigger and longer running racket-and their push is why some schools haven’t yet gone full ebook #edtechchat
    In reply to @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    also why some Ts accept gifts, right? Bc they wouldn't be able to afford them for their Ss otherwise. Ts are vulnerable to that #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @JudyArzt, @RafranzDavis
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    You can drop the mic now :) #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Q6: What are next steps we can take to turn negative feelings and attitudes into something positive? #edtechchat
  • AlexVKluge Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I've seen the assertion a few times tonight, any evidence? #EdTechChat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    @s_bearden and I are lounging in the @TweechmeApp money bin #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachintechgal, @Gregbagby, @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @s_bearden, @TweechmeApp
  • sadieclorinda Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I would look into your district's board policy. You'll probably have to really dig. Some are more strict than others. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Ideally, it should be addressed from HR/Cabinet/Board of how each District wants it to be handled. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Ummm....It's no different that all other aspects of edtech/tech that do exactly the same #edtechchat
    In reply to @AlexVKluge
  • Gregbagby - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I find myself having #FOMO with certifications, not so much with ambassador programs. #EdTechChat
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    Word #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheJLV, @heidijlh
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Your contribution to discussion was "this is a waste of time".
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • DonWettrick Sep 4 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I think what my school lets me do IS the balance. Instead of "influencer" marketing, we choose to showcase what we do best. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @mrnesi, @letsstartedup
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    That is my opinion of the article - you are free to agree or disagree but not to slant the Tweet as a judgment. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • CandiceColson Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Are we trying to start an argument or learn more from each other about edtech? #edtechchat I'm here to learn more and discuss.
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @jschwartzcen
  • brandiheinz Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Watching #edtechchat tonight. Collaboration can be a win-win when the company and teacher are authentic. Favorite part of my job.
  • SchleiderJustin Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    That is not the discussion about what we get paid.If you create it for your job it's theirs. thats the law as i understand it. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @kobriengcs
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    It is actually in most teacher contract, but no one ever looks it up. #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Been there. Done that. Too often. #edtechchat #edt5334
    In reply to @akunce05, @TheJLV, @heidijlh
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    #edtechchat but teachers don't actually have the power to make decisions in many cases they aren't the movers and shakers
    In reply to @DennisDill, @seanmarnold, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Exactly, use the tool that works best. It might be one that has a giveaway-but when they stop serving S needs, go elsewhere #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrs_payne_art, @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A6 Positively recognize that there are issues and be a part of the process to change it. Use your influence for that #edtechchat
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A5 Some crossover but most Cert. have rigorous process where Ambassadors not really #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Job choice. As a grad student (super underpaid) anything I did owned by U. (I believe Ts are underpaid, so not mocking.) #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    How many people would show up to that? #edtechchat
    In reply to @CraftingHeroes, @kobriengcs, @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • rickeducation Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Joined #edtechchat late. Took time to read https://t.co/0usfcNQsnY. Worthwhile conversation about role of ads, perks and independence.
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    That is to say the article as it sets out to vilify a group that has been long criticised. #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheWeirdTeacher, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • jessxbo Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Fair enough! ☺️ I have certs that I turned into ambassadorships bc I believed that the company growing would then reach more Ss #edtechchat
    In reply to @mrnesi
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A6: Demand transparency, opt to do business with certified benefit corporations, develop policies = no evidence, no business. #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    #edtechchat How does it vilify?
    In reply to @jschwartzcen, @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    That is the point but some do not get that. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson, @ShanaVWhite
  • xianb8 Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    The problem lies in when power structures keep some folks experiences from being valued, learned from. #edtechchat
    In reply to @CandiceColson, @ShanaVWhite, @jschwartzcen
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Buying followers doesn't work. Can see facade of zero engagement w/ 50K followers. Use #twitteraudit - Need to teach SM literacy #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis
  • PBJellyGames Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    The rigorous nature and what ambassadorships represent (sales vs collaboration with community and service) make difference no? #edtechchat
    In reply to @EricAfterSchool
  • LAMBRADLEY Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Why? What is it about ambassadorships that make you run screaming? #edtechchat
    In reply to @EricAfterSchool
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Teachers have the ultimate power - they affect students lives - but how you can use this power to affect change can be hard #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @DennisDill, @seanmarnold, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • megmdob Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6: Use positive affirmations during difficult times, statements you can say to yourself or one another that changes the mindset #edtechchat
  • Media_Barber Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6. Try multiple s/w for problem & share pros / cons. What failed for you may work for me #edtechchat
  • ZSharon Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    It sounds like certifications and ambassadorships are another form of marketing edtech. How do publishers fit in? #edtechchat
  • danibostick Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Yes. This could be a problem, but certain products work best if the entire school is on the same page. Guess it depends. #EdTechChat
    In reply to @kobriengcs, @JudyArzt, @RafranzDavis
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    What happens when your district is under state control & state widely publicizes their relationships w/tech companies? #edtechchat
    In reply to @sadieclorinda, @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    And how would it come across when the school tells them they own everything they are selling on TPT? #edtechchat
    In reply to @CraftingHeroes, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    I've never seen a certification program I would hang on wall/put in email sig. Must be looking at wrong ones. #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @CatherineKU72
  • upahk Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    A6: I didn't know much about this before tonight. I'd like to do more research, reflection, and share with other teachers #edtechchat
  • whispermode Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Any T worth their salt may be persuaded by swag, but if not effective in the classroom, it will be (should be) ditched. #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @Rdene915
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    yet the blog post is not research but promotion of a product #edtechchat
    In reply to @KSfortcherry
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    That is smart #edtechchat
    • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
      As a regular #edtech ambassador and presenter, I have regular contact with my NYC ethics board to make sure all is kosher #edtechteam
      In reply to @ajpodchaski, @MRoarkPMP, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @nathan_stevens, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Why do you want to sidetrack in minutia from the main discussion and pronounce more judgment.#edtechchat
    In reply to @ShanaVWhite, @CandiceColson
  • PBJellyGames Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    For example. MIE Certs have value, tied to collab community. MS Certs, Google Certs, Apple Certs vs. XyZ Ambassador. #edtechchat
    In reply to @EricAfterSchool
  • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A6: Purchases in education should never be made on the basis of referrals alone. Ask to see evidence of impact. #edtechchat
  • techtimj Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A6: We need to live & operate in way that that demonstrates ethical decision making 4 S learning #edtechchat
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Thanks @RafranzDavis - as always a great perspective! #edtechchat
    • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:51 PM EDT
      A6 Positively recognize that there are issues and be a part of the process to change it. Use your influence for that #edtechchat
  • teachintechgal - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Duck tales awhooooo! #edtechchat
    In reply to @nathan_stevens, @Gregbagby, @ajpodchaski, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray, @TweechmeApp
  • MRoarkPMP Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    This has to be one of the most eye-opening and most participated #EdTechChat sessions I have seen thus far.
    In reply to @CandiceColson, @ShanaVWhite, @jschwartzcen
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    True, some Ts left to work for #edtech for money, others because change was too slow and frustrating, some both #edtechchat
    In reply to @Hypepraise, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A5: Disagree. Because capitalism, we’ll still have situations where some ppl will want an even higher salary. Just cuz. #edtechchat
    • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:48 PM EDT
      A5: I'm just going to say it: If teachers were better paid they would be less vulnerable to this kind of thing. #EdTechChat
  • RafranzDavis Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    It worked for years for many. Trust me. @TheJLV can also vouch for this. I also used to manage a celeb account. It worked #edtechchat
    In reply to @TheTechRabbi, @TheJLV
  • nathan_stevens - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Or ask them to provide records for what they have sold. #ponyupthecash #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @CraftingHeroes, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • BeTheChnge Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A6) continue the conversation with our districts and colleagues...continue the tough conversation in a part two #edtechchat ?!?
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    If you find actual research, please share!!!!! #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachemtothrive
  • MrHron Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A1: Happens w/ a lot of tech gurus Getting $ for extra effort is okay Getting $ for sponsored tech disguised as "quality is not #EdTechChat
  • ZSharon Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Excellent question - and how are those relationships made? #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @sadieclorinda, @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    YES, THIS!!! And if I purchase from TPT w/personal money, do I have to share w/district? #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski, @CraftingHeroes, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • EricAfterSchool Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Looking for Ts who are passionate servants to our mission, not building brands. #edtechchat
    In reply to @LAMBRADLEY
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Enjoying discourse about tech and teachers. #edtechchat #edt5334
  • Scott_Gregory12 Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Great point. District policies are woefully behind. Ethics was assumed as a given in the past. #edtechchat
    • RoxanneDes4ges Sep 4 @ 8:52 PM EDT
      A6: Demand transparency, opt to do business with certified benefit corporations, develop policies = no evidence, no business. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A5 - Get informed. Clear from chat tonight & article comments, that many Ts/people don't know the ethics/rules around own job. #edtechchat
  • JudyArzt Sep 4 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    Yes, but what message does that give students about what to have at home? #edtechchat
    In reply to @danibostick, @kobriengcs, @RafranzDavis
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Correct. I left because all I wanted 2 do was reach more Ts through a positive company that met my educational morals and values #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @Hypepraise, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    YEP! Not only does it work, it encouraged others to follow because social proof, even fake, is still proof. Ask the president. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @TheTechRabbi
  • jschwartzcen Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Agree. Thought provoking . #edtechchat
    In reply to @MRoarkPMP, @CandiceColson, @ShanaVWhite
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    Our school is supposed to start some program with Amazon. We aren't sure what that is about yet. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @sadieclorinda, @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A6:Stay informed and above board, if it’s a grey area-talk to the ethics lawyers and always start with student benefit in mind #edtechchat
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • rickeducation Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    One case study re: tech companies and schools gone awry is the iPad debacle in LAUSD. 2 were too cozy. https://t.co/7avhz3rdvR #edtechchat
  • whispermode Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    That's where informed TOSAs are helpful. @adinasullivan is fantastic about helping us navigate the minefield of COPPA. #edtechchat
    In reply to @lauranbowman, @ajpodchaski, @adinasullivan
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    I'm afraid that @nytimes article will make ed's think every #edleader is on take + every product org is offering $ for promo #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @nytimes
  • Hypepraise Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    #edtechchat saw this but couldnt find the date on the article to know when it was updated or written
    In reply to @douglevin, @ajpodchaski, @CraftingHeroes, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • MrHron Sep 4 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    A3: When masquerading as "quality" when it is not, I do. Teachers are human and fall for ads. Then disclosure is not enough. #EdTechChat
  • EdTechNerd Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I’m an EDU in an edtech company who cares about moving policy forward around a topic (#compsci), and support Ts and Ss #edtechchat
    In reply to @seanmarnold, @Hypepraise, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A6: I have a longer explanation and tips/examples that I wrote out in response #edtechchat https://t.co/84m5KWU6VG
    In reply to @ajpodchaski
  • onewheeljoe Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    edtech companies are only seeking to further one narrative about products. honest teacher inquiries have no place in it. #edtechchat
    • LAMBRADLEY Sep 4 @ 8:53 PM EDT
      Why? What is it about ambassadorships that make you run screaming? #edtechchat
      In reply to @EricAfterSchool
  • drmcgettigan Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A6 Ts need to know COPPA, FERPA, privacy policies-Ts should continue to seek great new learning opps. but also protect Ss. #edtechchat
  • MusingsOnEdTech Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Interestingly, a lot of push from #edtech companies to find ambassadors, is to find Ts to help them study product/prove efficacy #edtechchat
    In reply to @teachemtothrive
  • DonWettrick Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    I think we can ALL agree. The hype of "having" EdTech/new apps has been too long the shiny object- at the peril of creativity. #EdTechChat
  • JaneViccellio Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    How do we separate tech products from personal profit? Lots of food for thought tonight. #edtechchat #edt5334
  • TheTechRabbi Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Celebrity don't count. If you're already a celebrity, who cares to check? People doings great things in their industry not so. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RafranzDavis, @TheJLV
  • mrnesi Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    But if you experience some success explosion who owns it all? #edtechchat
    In reply to @DonWettrick, @letsstartedup
  • akunce05 Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    My point was that with #STEM fields, one enters knowing the deal. In K-12 ed, it is murky and the pay-off is not available. #edtechchat
    In reply to @SchleiderJustin, @kobriengcs
  • EdTechTV Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    Agh - I missed that #edtechchat was responding to the NYT Influencers article. Not contributing as I'm late, but lots of good ideas there!
  • CrownVictoria22 Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    So, #EDTech comps are blatantly abusing Ts by "paying" them w/ product. As gatekeepers, you let them play your Ss too! (thread) #edtechchat
  • karenvaites Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    #edtechchat That time I got excited and my most important tweets had the wrong hashtag #D'OH https://t.co/k94qu0sWDn
  • TheJLV Sep 4 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    You’re right. That’s what’s the worst. Having more pennies than the next is enough for some folks. #edtechchat
    In reply to @RoxanneDes4ges
  • ZSharon Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    There is no purchasing consistency - sometimes w/in districts or even schools. Therefore, edtech cos have to get creative :/ #edtechchat
  • kobriengcs Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    A6: Continue talking about this, be an informed educator, make an effort to understand others #edtechchat
  • TheWeirdTeacher Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    #edtechchat Be nice to know who is.
    In reply to @karenvaites, @RafranzDavis, @nytimes
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining this week’s #edtechchat! Don’t forget to follow your new connections from tonight!
  • ajpodchaski - Moderator Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Very interesting point? Do they reimburse you for all the extra school supplies you buy? ;) #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @CraftingHeroes, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • mrs_payne_art Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    I am bothered by TPT if I am willing to share my lessons, I would rather share for free. #edtechchat
    In reply to @akunce05, @ajpodchaski, @CraftingHeroes, @nathan_stevens, @kobriengcs, @Sneffleupagus, @CatherineKU72, @Hypepraise, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @DennisDill, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray
  • seanmarnold Sep 4 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    I finally started training Ts more outside my school and started a blog for that very reason-sometimes the solution is outside #edtechchat
    In reply to @EdTechNerd, @Hypepraise, @DennisDill, @nathan_stevens, @chrisjcluff, @ajpodchaski, @kobriengcs, @s_bearden, @nytimes, @iplante, @Gregbagby, @teachintechgal, @NancyWTech, @raspberryberet3, @AlexVKluge, @thomascmurray