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

In this recorded training, participants learn specific examples of how to integrate everyday mobile device applications into learning objectives; participants then discuss additional activities to enhance student performance through use of the apps

2019
Webinar
Instructional Material

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 and Blended Learning Instruction; and Assessment.

Course
Informational Material

This Google Form survey helps assess the digital literacy and access of students. Use this form to explore their needs. 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
Instructional Material

The System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) offers this webinar to address these questions: What digital tools can help us continue to provide real-time and asynchronous practice and support? And how can we choose ones that are the best to use according to your staff and student needs?

2021
Webinar
Instructional Material

Accessibility is a requirement to meet the needs of our learners with disabilities. This model lesson plan shows how one might introduce accessibility features to all learners, those with disabilities and others, to improve the success for all our learners. Though this is intended to be used as a lesson for learners, teachers might review the information to better understand the features they might use to help make their instruction more accessible.

Guide
Instructional Material

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, including 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.

2021
Webinar
Instructional Material

Although many programs have students for a very limited number of hours, teachers, advisors, and others have so much we need to cover during that brief time. While it can certainly be challenging to figure out how to include digital literacy along with content and skills, it can be done! This workshop offers an approach to weaving together digital literacy, content, and skills with examples including a single lesson, curriculum theme, and project.

2020
Webinar
Instructional Material

This article describes the Digital Literacy Action Plan, an instructional strategy designed to differentiate, increase learner agency, and address digital equity concerns. This article is written for adult basic education instructors who aim to integrate digital literacy skills into their instruction in a way that is meaningful to each learner and empowers learners to acquire digital skills autonomously.

2022
Publication
Instructional Material

Learn about the potential uses of ChatGPT, a natural language processing tool driven by artificial intelligence (AI) technology that allows you to have human-like conversations and much more with a chatbot, in the classroom.

2023
Blog
Instructional Material

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 engagement in students as well as vocabulary production and retention.

2021
Webinar
Informational Material

Students have individual learning plans, but how do their digital literacy plans fit in? In this webinar, presenters discuss a system for setting up such a plan. Look at tools for figuring out how to match learners' work, education, or other goals to the relevant digital literacy skills they need to reach them, as well as learning resources to help them develop those skills.

2020
Webinar
Instructional Material

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.

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