Edtech TA Library

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The aim of the CREATE Edtech Technical Assistance (TA) Library is to provide guidance to practitioners and adult education leaders on integrating or advancing instruction through edtech and other digital technology. Resources include technology integration and digital skills frameworks, technology adoption checklists, webinars highlighting promising resources and strategies, and technology enhanced lesson plans and guidance.

Each submitted resource has been evaluated by internal subject matter experts from World Education to determine their viability for inclusion, their alignment to one or more technical assistance categories (informed by prior research and the expertise represented in the CREATE Adult Skills Network), and their quality of content, structure, and guidance. The technical assistance categories in this library include:

  • Planning technology use;
  • Communicating with learners;
  • Managing content/instruction;
  • Determining instructional content;
  • Providing instruction through different modes; and
  • Assessment

You can locate resources through the categories or by keyword search.

We welcome feedback on our contributions, categorization, and tagging. To report a broken link for any of our resources, please click on the “submit feedback” button seen above and fill out the form.

Do consider nominating a technical assistance resource, by clicking on the "submit new resource" button seen above and fill out the form. Submissions are reviewed monthly and will be added to the library if approved.

Informational Material

The purpose of the California Adult Education Digital Learning Guidance — referred to here as the Digital Learning Guidance or the Guidance—is to enable adult educators in the state of California to design and implement effective digital learning experiences. The Guidance is intended to inform the practice of all California educators, support staff, and school leadership that work with adult learners. The Guidance covers best practices across a variety of topics that are foundational to effective digital learning, beginning with access and equity, and including foundational information about adult learning and digital literacy, frameworks for organizing technology integration, models for structuring instruction, and assessment

2022
Guide
Instructional Material

We're all guilty of it. Responding to email, checking messages, doing some reading while holding a conversation or attending meeting. And students do the same, swearing they’re able to multi-task. Research proves that’s just not the case. This episode of “Your Edtech Questions” tackles the question of how educators can successfully address device distraction in the classroom. Guest Liz Kolb, Ph.D., educator and author of Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons, shares the research that proves multi-tasking is unsuccessful, explains how it interrupts active listening and provides examples of the really smart things teachers are doing to manage devices in their classrooms. She also unpacks resources to help educators start having a conversation about device distraction and explains how educators can model responsible device use. Please note: You must select the podcast from the list in Buzzsprout to listen as it does not automatically pull to the podcast described above.

2019
Podcast
Instructional Material

Guest presenter, Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, shares how she uses Google Apps, such as Google Sites, Forms, Sheets and Docs, to set up and manage intake, as well as digital skills and learning styles assessments online.

2017
Webinar
Informational Material

Digital literacy is vital to adult learners’ lives, education, and employment, as well as to staff in their work with students. This webinar is facilitated by Jamie Harris, who co-authored the Maryland Digital Literacy Framework. She describes the structure of the Framework and how you can use it to inform planning and instruction. She explains how you can use the readily available, practical examples in the Instructors’ Guide for integrating digital literacy instruction in your classroom.

2022
Webinar
Instructional Material

Guest presenter Charlotte Parliament, Literacy and Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Simcoe County District School Board, and AlphaPlus Technology Consultant Monika Jankowska-Pacyna talk about how they built, shared and collect learner satisfaction survey data using Google Forms. During this webinar, learn more about how to set up surveys using Google Forms, view sample surveys created by Simcoe County District School Board, extracting instructor and learner feedback data, and get tips for creating meaningful, easy-to-use forms.

2017
Webinar
Informational Material

A framework for educators to measure how well technology tools integrated into lessons are helping students engage in, enhance and extend learning goals. The Triple E Framework was designed for educators to easily evaluate how to select tools to meet their learning goals, and ultimate design learning experiences so the tools have a positive impact on student achievement and learning outcomes. The Triple E Framework is meant to be used as a coaching tool to support teachers in their instructional choices around and with technology tools.

2020
Guide
Informational Material

In this Distance Education Strategy Session from the EdTech Center @ World Education, Kristin Klas and Laura Tamali from St. Paul Adult Basic Education (MN) share strategies for using multiple google applications integrated on a Weebly site to support distance education.

2020
Webinar
Instructional Material

Many online tools now allow teachers to create and have students play games individually, in teams, and for homework. Many also allow students to create their own games or flashcards. In this webinar, you will learn how to search for games or flashcard sets for study, develop games, and flashcard sets, and monitor progress (through formative assessment, for example) using one or several online tools including: Kahoot, Quizlet, Quizizz, and/or others.

2020
Webinar
Instructional Material

This webinar discussed various aspects of equity in online learning to include accessibility, access, and representation and avoiding algorithm-based bias in online activities. This webinar discusses the cultural competence continuum and how to transfer cultural competence to your online learning environment so you can create an authentic sense of community while engaging with students virtually.

2020
Webinar
Informational Material

The 8th Edition of the IDEAL Distance Education and Blended Learning Handbook provides guidance on setting up distance education, blended learning, and HyFlex courses in adult education programs. The organization of the Handbook chapters reflects important programmatic considerations, including: recruitment, screening, orientation, instruction, and assessment. The guidance provided and reflection required in each chapter support the development of practical plans for distance and blended education implementation.

2022
Guide
Informational Material

Have you ever wondered how well you were integrating technology into your lessons? The Triple E Framework, developed by Dr. Liz Kolb in 2011, is a framework designed to help educators measure how well they integrate technology tools into instruction and provide ways to help increase its use. Initially created to support technology adoption in K12 settings, this blog describes an adaptation of this framework for use with adult education teachers.

2019
Blog
Informational Material

This Google Form can be used to survey the digital literacy goals of students. This survey is based on the Digital Literacy Framework for Adult Learners from the Department of Labor in Maryland. This form is one step in creating a Digital Literacy Action Plan (DLAP). See the whole process of developing a DLAP here: https://wakelet.com/wake/oE8aSwlIj5IskWqbMqnug

Form