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Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on digital pedagogy for deeper learning I asked attendees to discuss then share out on TodaysMeet how they were effectively integrating technology in their classroom, school, or district. This is why I always say that pedagogy trumps technology.

A More Holistic Approach To Technology Planning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology I was deeply involved in the technology planning process from one end to the other. Typically the technology planning process can go wry in many ways: Lack of True Planning: Sometimes a rush to make things happen can cause the entire planning process to come off the rails. How is pedagogy keeping up with technology integration?

The Benefits of Educational Technology

Educational Technology Guy

Most of you reading this will agree that educational technology can help teachers and students - it provides benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more. But, sometimes it''s hard to convince others that the expense of technology is worth it and hard to show the benefits. Here''s an older article I wrote about this: The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. edtech educational technology

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

The Web20Classroom

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. began looking at technology after the purchase. How could we help school leaders better understand the technology they purchased and could they determine how effective it was really being used in the classroom. By the students?

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SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. Benefits include: SETDA conferences, webinars and news feeds

Technology Will Not Redefine Schools

The Principal of Change

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future https://t.co/XnFCPlER4r. As educators, we should always be aware of what is going on in the world, and not be in a state of a perpetual “catch-up” I appreciated the author sharing these eight technologies and some insights into each: 1. Today I tweeted this article: Thoughts? XnFCPlER4r. 3D Printers. 3.

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Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibilityFollow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor. Show Notes: What we need to do when we purchase new technology? Get the Bloomz App.

What we think about technology

Learning with 'e's

asked them whether this was a true representation of their perceptions of using technology. This is a revealing narrative about how teachers and students view their use technology. How you are using technology will shape what you think about it, and also the concerns you will have. Dr Justin Tarte education learning perceptions social media students teachers Technology

7 sneaky ways to get students reading using technology

eSchool News

Sometimes, using something many students like (technology) can get them inspired to read. 1. Next page: Reading with technology tips 4-7). Curriculum Featured on eSchool News How-to TechnologiesWe all have had students in our classroom who dislike reading. Sadly, the number seems to jump year after year. Don’t give up hope! Use a digital timer. Create challenges and badges.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

Every parent wants their child to have a jump start on learning and ensure they are prepared for a world of learning, especially with technology. want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology. Some might think that young kids and technology don’t mix. I am the father of 2 daughters. Especially with Chesney.

Should Pedagogy Always Drive Technology?

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick An elementary school principal argues for the importance of letting technology shape education. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Digital Content

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. Here''s my list. Most teachers know the basics.

Five Best Practices of Educational Technology Leaders

FuelEd

Contributor: Carolynn Mortensen Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Many school leaders understand that integrating technology into the classroom is now a must-have to fully engage their students. These five best practices can help school leaders strengthen their educational leadership skills while building support for the need to include rich digital content in technology-enhanced classroom

Storytelling with technology

Learning with 'e's

Before they left the university for the last time, I persuaded three - Kate, Becca and Ryan - to speak out one more time about their views on technology supported learning. Building on a previous post about narrative education , I asked them to focus specifically on the question of how they use technology for story telling. Unported License.

Learning, storytelling and technology

Learning with 'e's

Narrative Pedagogies from Steve Wheeler Image source: Wikimedia Commons Learning, storytelling and technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 ds106 digital narratives digital storytelling education Jerome Bruner learning pedagogy TechnologyUnported License.

Technology makes a difference

Learning with 'e's

Interactive tools engage learners I have often heard the argument that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. This is a vacuous claim that is either a) based on ignorance of the available research literature, or b) possibly the result of a deep seated fear, mistrust or dislike of technology in general. Technology does make a difference. Unported License.

Disciplining Education Technology

Hack Education

I confess. I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and professional organizations and published studies devoted to education technology; hundreds of schools offer degrees – primarily graduate degrees – in education technology. That is, to determine the intellectual contours and to shore up the departmental boundaries – to decree an orthodoxy – for education technology? another?) discipline.

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

EmergingEdTech

Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia. That means. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: SMART Technologies CTO Warren Barkley

EmergingEdTech

As the Chief Technology Officer of SMART Technologies, there is no doubt that Warren Barkley is a busy man. He has been writing blog posts and posting on social media (as I think today’s CXOs. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

There’s been a lot of discussion among policymakers and the media recently about the pitfalls of using technology in the classroom. The problem is that this debate often centers around the wrong question: Does technology belong in the classroom? We know that technology belongs to the classroom. Have you ever asked whether technology belongs in your workplace?

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool

Brilliant or Insane

Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool By Beth K. You have an idea and are enthusiastic about trying a new technology tool with your upcoming unit. The post 3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Strategy Technology edtech Brilliant or Insane. Johnson You’re a great teacher.

10 Emerging Education Technologies

Edudemic

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. The post 10 Emerging Education Technologies appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum? What about the use of digital textbooks, adaptive learning, collaboration with other schools or flipped classrooms? While some are […].

Technological Flat Tire

The Mobile Native

Most of you know that technology is a big part of my classroom. feel as though many teachers get “technological flat tires”. What I mean by this, is that most teachers start with an open mind with using technology within their classroom, but many give up very easily when something goes wrong or doesn’t work quite right. This goes right along with our mindset on technology.

K-8 classroom technology use increasing

eSchool News

A new survey finds teachers’ use of technology is driven by access to devices and positive learner outcomes. Technology use is increasing, with 4 out of 5 teachers saying they will use classroom technology more frequently during the 2015-2016 school year, according to a survey from Front Row Education, a company that provides adaptive, gamified and data driven education programs.

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Technology Terry Heick Elementary School General Veteran TeacherAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought. Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |.

10 Easy Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

February , 2017 Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. my freebies technology integration tipsEvery time you want to digitize a teaching task ask.read more.

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher YouTube Channel Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? If you want the links to be clickable from the presentation, you can use the 50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Slides from Slideshare below. You can use technology in the classroom. QUESTION: What are some new technologies that excite you? Please share!

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Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology-#DLD15

The Web20Classroom

For me it''s really less about technology and more about relationships and attitudes. Technology should never isolate us. Technology enables us to interact easier or across great distances, but there is still room for face-to-face time. This is another that doesn''t happen enough in our schools, even though technology-enabled collaboration has made it so much easier.

When A Technology Coordinator "Unplugs"

Tech Helpful

Over Christmas break I decided to do a little self-evaluation of my technology usage. finished the book Technology vs Humanity. The ethics of technology and the future can't be ignored. Not blaming but the nature of my job once again beckons me to technology usage. addictions balance discipline education ethics future habit social media tech use technology unplug

Expanding technology’s influence

eSchool News

This week, we’re focusing on some expanded technology and engineering developments. For instance, Plus, when it comes to technology and engineering skills, girls are outpacing boys. Technology also can be key in delivering social and emotional education. Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week. You are a global educator.

The first technology

Learning with 'e's

I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. In fact my specialism never ceases to amaze me, because there is always something new to learn, some new technology, app or software tool that is emerging, or some new theory or model that is being proposed. The first technology for me has always been language. All other technologies derive from it.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult. I know it''s has been said many times before, but it''s worth saying again.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts. Google Cardboard was on show, but so were other alternatives. Personally, I can't wait.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes. The story of factory electrification has a parallel in education technology.

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Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Recently one of our fifth grade teachers, Alice Sikkema, was chosen to present in the poster sessions at Georgia Education Technology Conference (GaETC). One of the things shared was the list of "tried and true" technology usage by grade level at our elementary school. Third Grade technology use: Mr. Math Blog (free) web based [link] Online math class!!! She rocked it! Kahoot!

Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children

Digital Promise

Leveraging Technology for Even Greater Impact: Two Case Studies. Technology can be a powerful tool for helping parents become confident first teachers for their children. In these two case studies, we explore technology’s impact by tracing the journeys of two family literacy programs as they used technology in transformative ways to meet their learners’ needs. The post Technology’s Impact on Adult Learners and their Children appeared first on Digital Promise. The Critical Importance of Family Literacy. This result earned the U.S. Even though the U.S.

Virtual Technology: A Solution to Rural Isolation

Digital Promise

Enter the power of virtual technology. SPICE was meeting all of their learners’ needs except one, rural isolation, and this drove their focus on using technology to strengthen their program. In 2008, SPICE was already using technology in innovative ways. In what may be counterintuitive for those not experienced with technology in education, the Center often allows for more human support than traditional face-to-face classrooms. How do you help low-skilled adult learners who are also struggling with the persistent problem of rural isolation? Together in Learning.

Resources to find Funding for Schools and Technology

Educational Technology Guy

Schools are always looking for ways to find funding for projects, especially for technology. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Here are some great resources that I have used in the past. 1. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates! https://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources 2. link] 3. Lowe’s Toolbox for Education [link] 4. WD6YpS 6.