ShapingEDU EdTech Jet Pack for Educators

Jet Pack

Unpack the latest education technology tools and resources with ShapingEDU’s EdTech Jet Pack for Educators

When you think of going back to school, you probably envision freshly sharpened pencils, crisp lined notebooks and a cool, new backpack to put everything in. What if that backpack was filled with EdTech tools and advice to help prepare you – and inspire you! – to have the best school year yet?

Say “hello” to ShapingEDU’s EdTech Jet Pack for Educators: Back-to-School 2022 Edition – it’s out of this world!

What’s in your back-to-school Jet Pack?

Your virtual Jet Pack is filled with: 

  • EdTech tools to level up this academic year
  • Snackable content like reading recommendations and lessons learned
  • Multimedia resources to explore what’s new and next for learners and earners
  • Lunch Box notes of encouragement to share with fellow education changemakers
  • Videos that allow you to learn more about your areas of interest…electives, if you will!

All these things – and so much more – can be found neatly tucked inside your Jet Pack. Discover the tools and knowledge to help you blast off into a successful school year!


EdTech Tools 101: Level Up This Academic Year

BLOG | ShapingEDU Community Votes on Best EdTech Tools

BLOG | More Than a Cool Ride: Designing Learning with the EdTech Quintet

BLOG | World Building with the Tool Augmentation Tool

VIDEOS | ShapingEDU's Teaching Toolset x SUNY's EmTechWIKI Scavenger Hunt (Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Hippasus; Tom Haymes, IdeaSpaces; Dr. Nicole Simon, Nassau Community College; Robin Sullivan, University Libraries, University of Buffalo)

VIDEO | Classroom of the Future: What Could Be (Pat LaMorte, Zoom)

VIDEO | Be Cloud Ready with AWS (Aditya "Adi" Challa, AWS)

VIDEO | Report Card for Technology-Enhanced Learning (Jason Thompson Richter, Instructure)


Understanding (L)earners: What’s New & Next

BLOG | Top Reading Recommendations from the ShapingEDU Community

VIDEO & BLOG | Binoculars for Black Swan Watchers: What to Look For

VIDEO | Reaching & Engaging Future Learners (Maddie Shellgren, Online Learning Consortium)

VIDEO | Building the Next Education Workforce (Brent Maddin, ASU)

VIDEO | Reach for the Stars: Optimizing Student Success (Jennifer Lee, Microsoft)

BLOG | Emerging Credentials: What Students Think (Laura Telander Graf, ECMC Group)

INFOGRAPHIC | 4 Course-Level Strategies to Elevate Student Voice & Choice


Words of Empowerment

Some days, a thoughtful note of encouragement helps us get through the day. ShapingEDU is committed to supporting the mental health and wellness of our changemaking educators. We hope you'll right click on your favorite note below, post it to your favorite social media platform, and make someone's day a little brighter. Stop by ShapingEDU's online Snackable Content Cafe for new notes every month.

Lunchbox Notes 1

Lunchbox Notes 2

Lunchbox Notes 3


Electives: Areas of Interest

BLOG | Silver Lining for Learning: 7 lessons learned from the pandemic and beyond

VIDEO | Libraries | Shaping the Futures of Libraries (Paul Signorelli, Paul Signorelli & Associates; Crystal Miles, Sacramento Public Library; Maurice Coleman, Coleman & Associates; R. David Lankes, the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information)

VIDEO | Museum Schools: How They Can Shape the Future (Katherine Kelbaugh, National Association of Museum Schools)

VIDEO | Esports | Gaming, Making & Learning Across the Universe (Nick Schiner, Digital Promise and Ben Scragg, eFuse)

VIDEO | Artificial Intelligence | Into the Unknown: Ethics & AI (Lisa Gustinelli, St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic School)

VIDEO | Climate Change | Campus Technology for the Climate Crisis (Bryan Alexander, Bryan Alexander Consulting)

BLOG | What microcredentials will look like in 10 years (Nate Otto, Badgr at Concentric Sky - now part of Instructure)

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