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
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.
CrowdEd Learning, a World Education Initiative has created a series of tools to help instructors and adult education programs plan for effective instruction. This resource, Teacher Tools, allows you to explore strategies for effective online instruction and provides resources to formulate your online instructional plan. Additional resources are available to help you decide what communication tools, content resources, and classroom management tools you can use to provide a high-quality learning environment.
Do you want your students to really learn vocabulary? Word knowledge is a strong predictor of academic success, and through effective vocabulary instruction, students can develop literacy, retain what they learn, and use new vocabulary effectively. Participants will learn a process for teaching vocabulary that, when infused with technology, enhances students' engagement as well as vocabulary production and retention.
This journal article argues for two approaches to support teachers as they design technology-rich instruction: a structured use of technology integration frameworks and strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of teacher decision making. Doing so can help teachers build on what they learned as practitioners during the pandemic and boost their capacity to design technology-rich instruction that meets the needs of diverse learners.
Goal-setting is a crucial step for students to be able to reach their objectives. In this Tech Talk from OTAN, the hosts look at tech tools – stand-alone apps, social media, and learning management system functions – that educators can use as students set and achieve SMART goals. This webinar also discusses using technology to highlight student achievements and encourage students to keep going.
The Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) Project published a series of blogs that consider four areas: Putting Digital Literacy and Digital Resilience into Frame, Digital Digest; The Digital Skills Library, Advancing Access and Digital Equity; Challenges and Solutions, and Digital Digest; and Selecting an Assessment for Digital Literacy. Each blog addresses the question outlined and provides resources to support the challenge.
This Google Form can be used to survey the digital literacy goals of students. This survey is based on the Seattle Digital Equity Initiative's Digital Skills Sets for Diverse Learners. 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
Learn how digital technology can be used to support learner agency as they make choices over how, when and where to learn.
This webinar, hosted by the EdTech Center at World Education featured Jennifer Maddrell. This webinar provides guidance on how to determine what open educational resources are relevant to use in your classroom.
This webinar presents how to effectively use the smartphone in a classroom setting, not only with students, but for the teacher to be more effective and efficient with time in the classroom. This covers students/teachers using their smartphone for 24/7 engagement through various platforms.
Do you know about Google Jamboards? Pamela Jo Wilson, Adult ESOL Program Curriculum Support Specialist for Palm Beach County, FL loves using them for collaborative learning in her ESOL classroom. Hear how she uses Jamboards and other Google tools help students contextualize and learn vocabulary; practice asking questions and writing answers; identify parts of speech and lots more. And, when she's done, she uses Google Classroom, Google Sites, and other tools to save and share what students have done with each other. To jump directly to "How can you use Jamboard with learners?", use the hyperlinks in the webinar description with video bookmarks.
During this webinar recording, presenters discuss considerations around free edtech tools that support communication, content, and learner management + tracking, to ensure the tools & strategies you've developed to continue learning today can carry over into our new realities of tomorrow—regardless of what that looks like!
This course was developed by the EdTech Center @ World Education with support from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. This course was designed for education providers and practitioners teaching adult basic academic skills, ESOL, and literacy at a distance and/or through blended learning; it provides strategies and resources that are essential for both setting up and implementing distance education or teaching with a blended approach. The course contains the following modules: Getting started with Distance and Blended Learning; Outreach, Screening, & Orientation: Supporting Distance Learners from the Start; Effective Distance & Blended Learning Instruction; and Assessment.