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. Research consistently shows teacher quality is one of the most important school-based factors in student achievement 1.

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.

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.

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).

This Neuroscientist Wants to Know Your Brain On Art—and How It Improves Learning

Edsurge

My first book was in 2003 (1*), and that book was all about connecting research with effective teaching. Social-emotional learning programs have proliferated—the idea that schools can be protective factors for students who are in toxic stress situations.

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5 Tips To Improve Your Teaching And Boost Your Career

EdNews Daily

Which activities sparked student engagement, and which proved more of a struggle? What questions did students have? Did students have unexpected gaps in their knowledge that precluded you from teaching the most advanced parts of the lesson?

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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.

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. Research has shown that redesign can impact student learning (Barrett et al.,

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

When I started Gaggle back in 1999, we were free email for students. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase.

Helping Others Along – Motivation Theory and the SAMR Model

techlearning

Elbert Hubbard As a second year teacher, I remember being very excited about leading my students to participate in a project-based learning activity. As innovators and early adopters of emerging technology we often find ourselves in the situation to help our colleagues. 2003).

“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. By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. 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.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. Indeed, the new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, has been positioned as a significant upgrade in both policy and practice. It also seeks to de-emphasize test scores, although students will continue to be tested annually in most grades.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

You hear it all the time, accompanied by a standard set of justifications about the pressing need to reform education: something about the " factory model of education ; something about radical shifts in the job market in recent decades; something about technology changing faster than it’s ever changed before. All of these claims play pretty fast and loose with the facts – with the history of education, with the history of technology, and with the history of work.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web. Julene Reed Director of Academic Technology St.

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

EdNews Daily

Hallmarked by high-interaction and high-context situational learning, LBMLGs provide students with the opportunity to visit real locations and adopt new perspectives. We piloted our first LBMLG in a core undergraduate Business course involving more than 400 students in 2014.