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. To address this divide, it is necessary yet insufficient to ensure all schools have access to the internet and devices.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

iterating toward openness

My recent post about the cost trap and inclusive access prompted responses by Jim Groom and Stephen Downes. For example, in 2015 I wrote that “My ultimate goal is this: I want to (1) radically improve the quality of education as judged by learners, and (2) radically improve access to education. Ask a publisher why inclusive access is good for students and the list of reasons they will provide sounds like it came straight off a 2013 OER advocacy slide.

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.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

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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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.

America’s colleges struggle to envision the future of diversity on campus

The Hechinger Report

Krislov was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan in 2003 when the Supreme Court ruled in Gratz v. Higher Ed News Civil rights Higher education access Higher education completion Race

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

In 2005, Joan Didion published The Year of Magical Thinking , which chronicles her husband’s death in December 2003, shortly after their daughter had fallen into septic shock and been placed an induced coma. I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. Grief and Loss and Education Technology.

Education Technology and the Business of Student Debt

Hack Education

This is part three of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” As an education technology writer, I’m often chastised for considering student loan companies as part of my analysis. What counts as ed-tech are only “ technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age ,” one ed-tech publication has argued.

Smart students attract parents more than smart schools

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, when Parag Pathak was a graduate student at Harvard, he helped design the computer algorithm that matches some 80,000 eighth-graders to more than 400 high schools across New York City each year.

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Technology Alone is not a Silver Bullet for School Improvement.

EdTechSandyK

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. 1:1 school improvement technology integration

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

Advancements in VR Technology. VR technology is increasing at a rapid pace, and with each new app, there is endless learning potential. Author bio: Robert Hyde is a game passionate with great interest in virtual reality and technology devices.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

There’s no playground, gym or running water and very little technology. In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families. Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert.

What Can Traditional Higher Ed Learn From Hamburger U?

Edsurge

That issue came up when EdSurge sat down with Donna Kidwell, who is the chief technology officer of Arizona State University’s EdPlus, which coordinates much of the online education done by the university. Kidwell: Back in 2003, real estate was a crazy market.

Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

Digital Promise

In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap. 2003).

Who Should Bear the Cost of Data Interoperability in K-12 Education?

Edsurge

From its founding in 2003, Empower’s team has used custom scripts and queries to pull data from SISs to create exportable files to send to their customers nightly. Empower still uses SIF today and its scripts can access data from certain SISs they work with.

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Tech Tip #102: Doc Saved Over? Try This

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Tech Tip #81: I Have Office 2010; Everyone Else Has 2003–They Can’t Read My Stuff. Tech Tip #98: Speed up MS Office with Quick Access Toolbar. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

Neo LMS

These days, using multimedia tools is a foregone conclusion for the well-resourced teacher; technology is enabling greater interactivity and engagement between students as well as with the information they are required to learn. One such technology — older than most — is Virtual Reality (VR).

Is graduate school being disrupted? It’s not that simple.

The Christensen Institute

Second, technological innovations are allowing lawyers within traditional law offices to boost their productivity, thereby making it possible to perform the same amount of work with fewer lawyers. And, finally, the same technological developments are also breaking down the traditional rationale—the protection of the public—for. Disruptive Innovation, which makes products simpler, more affordable, and more accessible, has a track record of up-ending industries and taking down titans.

The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

Shortly after receiving this Campus Technology asked for my reaction. Can we use our imagination and technology to build something new in the NMC’s ruins? NMC has attracted an unusual group, different from what you might see around other educational technology venues.

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

To be successful in a knowledge economy, students will require the ability to complete non-routine tasks, solve unstructured problems, and employ technologies for communication, collaboration, and creation (Autor, & Price, 2013; Collet, Hine, & Plessis, 2015).

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. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again.

What hotels and higher education have in common

The Christensen Institute

In each case, disruptive innovations made products which were simpler, cheaper and more accessible–and then became so successful that they toppled the long-standing leaders of the industry. But those low-end competitors lacked a technological enabler to allow them to go upmarket.

Learn where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010 and related products

Educational Technology Guy

We are transitioning from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and, as many of you know, there are major menu changes in terms of where commands are located. One caveat - it uses Silverlight so you have to use Internet Explorer to access the interactive guides. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets – From Tom Daccord & Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher

Getting computing devices into schools is relatively easy; changing classroom practice with technology is really, really hard. Over the past century, radio, television, video cassette recorders, desktop computers, laptop computers, handheld devices, tablets, and cell phones have all been heralded as potentially transformative classroom tools (Cuban, 1986, 2003). Our sense is that the patterns that have unfolded in previous generations of technology adoption are unfolding now.

How to take online mentoring to the bright side

The Christensen Institute

I’m delighted to announce that this August I’ll be releasing a book on a new wave of disruption in education: innovations that deepen and expand students’ access to relationships. But our research into technology tools designed to connect students to online mentors tells a different story. Using technology, online mentoring programs can allow students who otherwise might never meet an engineer or lawyer to connect with working professionals.

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PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Months After a Devastating Hurricane, Puerto Rican Schools Turn to the Sun

Edsurge

Since the school is located nearly 30 minutes from the town center, it was difficult to access after the storm, and the power was expected to be out for months. In 2003, the group acquired 150 acres of land with its own effort to found La Olimpia Ariel Massol Deyá School Forest. Education Technology School Infrastructure Policy

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. You think they’re OK because you disabled the online access — think again.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

The world continues to change as a result of technological advances. It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007.

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Rethink Education, Southern New Hampshire University Launch $15M Edtech Seed Fund

Edsurge

Under LeBlanc, who joined SNHU in 2003, the university has established a reputation for experimenting with new educational services and tools. Still, he believes the seed fund will offer an opportunity “to get an early insight into entrepreneurs and helping them guide their technologies.” Portfolio companies are expected to have access to SNHU’s Sandbox and other resources to further test and refine their wares. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

?This College Program Wants to Overhaul the Education Culture in Alaska

Edsurge

Nearly 40 percent of students starting at 4-year public institutions took at least one developmental (or college-level readiness) course while enrolled from 2003 to 2009. Other statistics from a third-party study on the program show striking results for the students with access to ANSEP: 77 percent of middle-school students completed Algebra 1, compared to the national average of 26 percent. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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EdSurge Article Recommends Edtech Efficacy Portfolios - Here's Ours

MIND Research Institute

Fuster, 2004; Schneider & Chein, 2003), schemas and heuristics (e.g., One example—in March 2018, the independent research firm WestEd published its study on ST Math that was the largest of its kind to evaluate an education technology math program across state assessments. 2003).

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The New Media Consortium: its sudden death and what comes next

Bryan Alexander

Shortly after receiving this Campus Technology asked for my reaction. Can we use our imagination and technology to build something new in the NMC’s ruins? NMC has attracted an unusual group, different from what you might see around other educational technology venues.

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Thank you, Erica Zimmer (@NerdyMaestra) and Craig Lyndes for your help with this session) Preparing for this session, gave me a chance to reflect back over the past 20 years - starting with the year 1996 - the year technology tools allowed us to personalize learning like never before.

Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

Florida is one of the homes of “course access” or “course choice” legislation that allows public dollars to follow students to pay for an individual course of their choice. In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. Course access has traditionally been mostly for high school students. Technological maturity makes customization possible.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology.

Rethinking How Scholarship Works at MLA17

ProfHacker

While technologies have dramatically changed since the founding of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy , the standards of rhetoricity, accessibility, usability, and sustainability have remained remarkably stable.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

As innovators and early adopters of emerging technology we often find ourselves in the situation to help our colleagues. How do we best help them to understand the value of new technology and how it might benefit their students lives (rather than how might it help my fit into their classroom).