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.

Instructional Material

Are you looking for ways to help all adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals? Do you wonder how to differentiate digital skills instruction according to student needs and goals? Do you need more resources that support your efforts to teach digital skills? In this webinar, explore three approaches to teaching digital literacy, as well as robust tools and resources that support those approaches.

2023
Webinar
Instructional Material

The Teaching with Technology tool is designed to help adult education teachers locate lesson plans that can be used as-is or modified for use with your learners. The lesson plans integrate technology tools in a way that engages students, enhances their learning, and extends their learning beyond the class.

2022
Collection
Instructional Material

A blog entry which outlines the SAMR model. SAMR is a reflection tool that can help educators think about how digital technology integration is supporting learning in specific blended learning lessons and activities.

2023
Blog
Informational Material

Remote learning requires adjustment for all students, but students with disabilities face additional challenge. This resource translates the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles into practice to meet the learning needs of students with diverse abilities and needs, including those with disabilities and special talents.

2020
Guide
Informational Material

This guide is designed to provide a start-to-finish overview of the steps you might take to run your own EdTech Maker Space. The EdTech Maker Space is designed to add a layer of engagement around teacher professional development through awareness that the effort put forth by participants will result in meaningful contributions, reusable learning objects, to other educators.

2022
Guide
Instructional Material

Using tablets and mobile devices in literacy settings opens up many stimulating opportunities but finding and choosing apps, with so many to choose from, can be a daunting challenge. How many apps do we really need to use? What apps are learners actually using and asking for? This webinar includes guest presenters and Tech Q&A to share and explore what and how instructors use mobile devices and apps in their practice. Presenters share and explore examples of interesting approaches and apps that you might want to add to your tech toolbox as well.

2022
Webinar
Instructional Material

Charts are everywhere! They can be found in articles, textbooks, medical test results, and more. The first hour of this webinar focuses won helping students use their observations of relationships in a table and their knowledge of graphs to understand how to read and to create charts. You experience the activity as a learner and hear about the background of the activity and its use in the curriculum. The presenter demonstrates how to make a chart in Google Sheets, and you have time to try out creating charts. The last half hour is reserved for questions about other digital literacy, distance education, or blended learning topics.

2021
Webinar
Instructional Material

System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) offers this webinar In this webinar in which viewers learn about two digital tools used for creating online assessment: Quizalize and Edpuzzle, and two user-friendly tools you can use to create customized assessments on your own: Google Forms Quiz and Padlet.

2020
Webinar
Informational Material

This tool can be used to identify bias in curricular resources. It provides twelve identity markers to examine, along with guidance and prompts for the evaluation process. It was developed and designed for use in a community of practice but is useful for institutions and individuals, as well.

2021
Guide
Instructional Material

Join Northstar trainer Theresa Sladek for the third in a series of three Northstar Digital Literacy workshops to learn how you can orient your learners to the Northstar assessments, the student dashboard, and self-directed online curricula that are included in your program’s state-funded subscription to the Northstar Digital Literacy platform. In this webinar, she reviews how to proctor assessments and provide examples of how instructors can use the classroom curricula in a remote learning environment.

2023
Webinar
Informational Material

As adult educators, we have come to realize how essential digital literacy and digital resilience are for students to fully participate in classes, at work, and in daily life. We work very hard to create opportunities for equitable access by helping students acquire these critical skills. This workshop helps you organize your approach and provides guidance on how to integrate digital literacy through a deliberate, cohesive plan that leads to student growth in understanding, confidence, and capacity to use digital literacy skills for existing and future needs.

2022
Webinar
Instructional Material

This Wakelet collection includes an overview of the Digital Literacy Action Plan, an approach to differentiating digital skills instruction and promoting learner agency. The collection has a link to an article that describes the approach, along with a survey, template, and other resources to support its implementation.

2022
Guide