Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

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The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom. The post Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Dave Eggers on Finding Creative Refuge From the ‘Lunacy’ of Technology


But the increasingly sophisticated technologies that people have come to rely on should not absolve personal responsibility for learning how to spell, write or communicate, says Dave Eggers. Increasingly there’s less choice about when you use technology and when you don’t.”

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology


Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

Tom Murray

In the spring of 2002, I was teaching 4th grade in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That’s right, in 2002, 17 years ago, we were 1:1. Image Credit: The Morning Call, 2002 “I’d love to see these units become standard equipment for all students in five to ten years.”

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large.

3 educational technology tools to be thankful for

eSchool News

Now is also a time to reflect on what educational technology tools U.S. trillion in American Internet infrastructure have helped to improve broadband speed by 660 times since 2002. eClassroom News eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News IT Newsletter Opinion Technologies

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” But these wild proclamations – wishful thinking , no doubt – tended to overlook the realities of mobile technology and education. ” And yet education technology companies, in conjunction with schools, collect so much data – much of it utterly unnecessary.

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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

I’ve written extensively about “ the Silicon Valley narrative ” and the ideological underpinnings of the technology and education technology industries. He shapes technology products and politics alike. PayPal merged with Elon Musk’s financial transaction company the following year, going public in 2002 and then sold to eBay later that year. Thiel and his VC firm Founder’s Fund’s Education Technology Investments (since 2010).

Social Identity and Mobile Technology

Connecting 2 the World

The focus of this post is on defining social identity as it relates to mobile technology. Cell phones and mobile technology has created a new level of social identity in which a person does not have to physically be present to categorize themselves or play a role expected when they perceive themselves as part of a group. In other words, mobile technology allows for a constructed social identity based on social asperations rather than physical social inclusion.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age


In 2002, the National Endowment of the Arts had bad news for educators and society at large : For the first time in modern history, less than half the adult population [of the US] was reading literature. 2002. % NEA, Reading at Risk , 2002.

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Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs v1.1

A few weeks ago, I posted a set of recommended readings that I originally sent to a colleague who asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs. If we limit the list of essential student affairs technology articles to those written by student affairs scholars or professionals, published in student affairs journals or books, or about student affairs then I’m hard pressed to name an article that I consider essential.


Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs

Last week, a colleague asked me what I would recommend as essential reading for understanding technology in student affairs. The articles in these categories tend to be too narrow in scope either because they focus too narrowly on a contemporary issue or technology (and thus quickly fall out-of-date) or because they neglect much or all of the scholarship that lies outside of higher education and student affairs. Technology in U.S.

Leadership for School Innovation graduate certificate 001: The launch

Dangerously Irrelevant

In 2002 Joan Hughes (now at the University of Texas-Austin) and I received a large federal grant to create the first graduate program in the country designed to prepare technology-savvy school leaders. Kentucky program but its focus will be broader than just technology leadership.

Impero Software partners with Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to Provide Schools with Student Safety and MDM Software


Richard Fuller, CEO of Impero Software, comments, “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program to help provide K-12 schools in Illinois with the tools to facilitate digital learning and help protect students.” Austin, TX, Sept.

Against the 3A’s of EdTech: AI, Analytics, and Adaptive Technologies in Education


One of the key things about the report is that we are asked to suggest what technologies we think will be highly influential in education in the far, medium and near terms. Why invest in technology when the money can be put to better use investing in people?

Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.


and "This district has figured out how to do a technology implementation. In addition to better explaining how the staff downsizing was accomplished, Mgsdteacher brought my feet back to earth and reminded me that an investment in technology alone will not bring about school improvement. So tempting that schools all over our country regularly gamble on technology implementations with gusto. I am still not yet to the salary I was making in 2002 when I became a teacher).

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on technology tools? Jon has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology at the county level. And this is the beauty of technology.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. The only way to overcome the seating limitation was to turn to technology. Today’s technologies, he notes, make it easier than ever to create, distribute, and navigate such a curriculum.

Use of Blogging to Address the Common Core

A Principal's Reflections

In the study of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Mrs. Westbrook’s class discussions have centered on the playwright’s purpose – a purpose the famous author described in a 2002 interview we use as our informational text for the lesson.

Diagnosing Learning

Kyle Pace

Dr. Lisa Sanders has written a column for the New York Times about peoples’ undiagnosed medical conditions to seek feedback from the greater community since 2002. I recently started watching a new Netflix series called Diagnosis.

“Skills and technology are important but with empathy we can make an even better world.” – Chhaya Narayan, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Narayan, who recently passed her MCE exam , has been teaching science at Elim Christian College since 2002, and in 2013, became an e-Learning Leader, with the hefty responsibility of helping to implement New Zealand’s science curriculum in a way that best incorporates education technology.

Research Shows Technology Strategies That Positively Impact Student Learning


The following was written as a reflection on what I learned during the second week of the Teaching With Technology course I am currently taking as part of my masters in educational technology leadership program. educational technology research

Thursday - Paulo Blikstein from Stanford on Cutting-Edge Technologies for Inner-City Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He is the director of Stanford''s Transformative Learning Technologies Lab and director of Stanford Makers'' Club and FabLab@School project. Paulo’s research focus on the confluence of expressive technologies for learning and critical pedagogy.

A Conversation with Bryan Alexander on Technology and the Liberal Arts

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, May 29th, for live and interactive Future of Education conversation with Dr. Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education ( NITLE ). He taught English literature, writing, information literacy, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana from 1997 through 2002.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Product for $31.7 Million


based provider of learning management software for K-12, higher ed, government and businesses, has agreed to sell its Open LMS business to Learning Technologies Group, or LTG, a London-based conglomerate of workplace learning software services. Blackboard, a Reston, Va.-based

Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?


As the digital dawn, dawned, and the internet ballooned (or blossomed depending on your point of view), great strides were made in the development, understanding and application of education technology and technology education.

How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

He received a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit in 2002. Education News Featured TechnologyScott Heister, an engineering and physics teacher, began mentoring his high school’s FIRST Robotics Competition team in his home state of Michigan 19 years ago.

Don’t Rely on Cute Apps and Games to Teach Coding. Turn to Your Students Instead.


There’s an outsized focus today on science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM (or STEAM if you prefer to include “arts”) and for good reason. In 2002, I founded a summer coding camp, SummerTech, located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY.

How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking—and Fun—to Gym Class


In the fall of 2002, the Oakland Athletics shattered a 55-year-old record with twenty consecutive games won. When we set out to design an engaging kickball unit for our middle school students, we asked ourselves how we could learn from the 2002 A’s. Like Billy Beane of the 2002 Oakland Athletics, you know the data won’t let you or your team down. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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Planning for Student Centered Learning With Technology


The following was written as a reflection on my learning in week three of the Teaching with Technology course I am taking as I work toward a master''s degree in educational technology leadership. This was a content-packed week in our Teaching With Technology course, and although I have been working consistently on the coursework, I find myself finalizing my assignments just under the wire of the no-penalty grace period.

The Key to Fixing the Gender Gap in Math and Science: Boost Women’s Confidence

Digital Promise

The gender gap varies across STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math. students who were 10th graders in 2002 and were followed through 2012 show that girls do better in school than boys do and are more likely to graduate from college.

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Naviance Wields Much ‘Power and Influence’ in College Admissions, Harvard Researcher Finds


This research shows this technology has a lot of power and influence” over students’ college decisions, Mulhern tells EdSurge. Education Technology Learning Research Higher Education EfficacyFor decades, the college-admissions process has been shrouded in mystery.

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global


In 2002, her classroom was used as a demonstration site for Scholastic’s Read 180 curriculum which was toured by former first lady Laura Bush. Blended Learning Connected Educator Technology in Education all-girls school global connections STEAM stem

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