Technology Training.In Pictures

The Web20Classroom

The site contains tutorials for all major Microsoft Office Products like Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point and Access, both the 2003 version and the 2007 version. I love my job, but sometimes it can be frustrating trying to meet the needs of all the teachers and staff members in my district. I constantly look for ways to give teachers instruction that they can do on their own or in groups, together.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day-- international times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Elluminate. He was the Chief Research Officer and also the director of External Technology Relations for the WMU College of Education.

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Do You Make Your Learning Transparent to Others?

EdTechSandyK

When you are seen as a technology expert or specialist it may be difficult or embarrassing to admit when you don''t know how or why something technical works, but I think it''s highly important to share when you don''t know.

Resources and Links from Social Thinking™ Providers' Convention

SpeechTechie

I first learned about Social Thinking in probably 2003 (?) I presented as you might expect on Web Tools and Technology Strategies that compliment the curriuclum.

4 Keys to Student Success Online: Part 1

The Electric Educator

Vrasidas & Zembylas (2003 in Rice 2006) identified high quality materials and frequent teacher-student interaction as key components to student success. Journal of Research on Technology in Education 38.4 29 Apr 2011. 29 Apr 2011.

Study Findings

Connecting 2 the World

Relating this to Skitka’s (2003) AIM model of Social Identify Theory (as discussed in Chapter 2), a greater level of ownership may create higher stakes for the individual within a group. Skitka, 2003; Van Knippenberg, 2000), the closer the knowledge is related to a person’s social identity, the more likely that person will want the group’s norms, values, and knowledge to be aligned to the individual. 2000; Moreland & Levine, 2001; Skitka, 2003; Whitworth et al.,

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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

Edsurge

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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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. It first aired in 2011 and has been viewed by over 11 million people. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years.

What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

In the mid-1990’s, Amazon started selling books online and quickly moved to dominate the space, running Border’s online store by 2001 and driving them to bankruptcy by 2011. But those low-end competitors lacked a technological enabler to allow them to go upmarket.

Virtual School Tips and Recommendations

The Thinking Stick

I have had experience with “Going Virtual School” three times in my career and every time it was similar and yet different due to the technology we had. 2003 – In Saudi Arabia due to terrorism in the country, I helped my school set up and run Moodle to do Virtual School.

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Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

At the event, Carolyn Sykora , Senior Director of the ISTE Standards Program, shared that the 1998 standards described a landscape in which we were learning to use technology. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn. link] (2003).

Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

ProfHacker

Working from 2011 to 2015, Salter and Whitson asked Helms and the other participants of the Digital Humanities Quarterly special issue devoted to “Comics as Scholarship” to write their work in sequential art.

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Billions of dollars are spent across the world on technology with the hopes that it will lead to better results. Tom Murray and I shared this thought in Learning Transformed : Educational technology is not a silver bullet. As I have said for years, pedagogy trumps technology.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

Social media and technology are not agents of change. Oddly enough, the interview alone — 45 minutes of penetrating questions about personal motivation, direction and desire to make a difference — can itself help foster some aspects of purpose, at least according to one 2011 study.

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

Social media and technology are not agents of change. Oddly enough, the interview alone — 45 minutes of penetrating questions about personal motivation, direction and desire to make a difference — can itself help foster some aspects of purpose, at least according to one 2011 study.

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

Theories for the digital age: The digital natives discourse

Learning with 'e's

One of the more controversial theories of the digital age is the claim that technology is changing (or rewiring) our brains (Greenfield, 2009) whilst some also claim that prolonged use of the Web is detrimental to human intellectual development (Carr, 2010).

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University of Chicago projected to be the first U.S. university to cost $100,000 a year

The Hechinger Report

Looking at data from 2003 and 2012 for 448 small private colleges, it found that higher tuition discounts did not correlate with increased low-income or minority student enrollment. The ongoing spread of discounting has been aided by new technology.

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Colleges are using big data to track students in an effort to boost graduation rates, but it comes at a cost

The Hechinger Report

James Wiley is a technology analyst with Eduventures, which does consulting work for companies in the predictive analytics industry. Georgia State agreed to start using analytics in 2011. Renick says he signed a contract with EAB 2011 before it even had a prototype for the software.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

In addition, the organization increased its focus to include early college high schools, regional specialty high schools, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) schools, as well as the coaching of teachers and principals. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

In addition, the new millennium brought digital technology to debate topics and gave debaters greater access to information than ever before. Excerpted from Building Better Citizens: A New Civics Education for All by Holly Korbey. . A Twenty-first Century Guide to Politics in the Classroom .

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive

MindShift

Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Studies show that the best predictor of STEM career choice in adulthood is linked to whether kids self-report seeing themselves as scientists when they grow up by 8th grade (Maltese & Tai, 2011). 2003; Cornett 1986).

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“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers. ” The Blackboard Exemplary Course Award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well-designed, and pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community.

Wednesday Early - Reforming Ed Reform Panel with Downes, Gardner, Kohn, and Stager

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Affiliated with the Learning and Collaborative Technologies Group, Institute for Information Technology, Downes specializes in the fields of online learning, new media, pedagogy and philosophy. Most recently, Gardner received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Social Sciences.

It’s Pedagogy Go With Location-Based Mobile Learning At The University Of South Australia

EdNews Daily

If all courses were as contemporary in linking course content and personal technology it would ensure that students engage at the highest possible level and learn in sustainable ways.” Featured Higher Education Technology