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. While in some cases, technology is used in powerful ways to support students in developing critical thinking and collaboration skills, and to develop a sense of agency, in other situations it is used in things like drill and practice exercises, test prep, and reading online content.

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.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

The future of education is technological. To resist technology, therefore, is to undermine students’ opportunities. To resist technology is to deny students’ their future. Its subtitle, The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power , underscores her argument that the acquiescence to new digital technologies is detrimental to our futures. These technologies foreclose rather than foster future possibilities.

Humanizing technology

Learning With Lucie

Amongst several comments, one particularly struck a chord with me - "Yes, I see that you are humanizing technology". I'm not sure I would have picked those words to describe what I do - and not sure its my mission, but I do see this theme in the types of technology I'm attracted to and how I create and make with technology in ways that does 'humanize technology." Remember that this was in 2003, several years before iPads and other tablet computing had been invented).

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

Doug Levin

Riley wrote the heads of each of the nation’s state departments of education to formally invite them to apply to the federal government to receive newly appropriated federal funds under the Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994 to “help every child in every school utilize technology to achieve high standards by the dawn of the 21st century.” Department of Education’s national educational technology plans.). Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

What Are the Best Books about the History of Education Technology?

Hack Education

What do you think are the best existing works of history of the field of education technology? Larry Cuban, Teachers and Machines: The Classroom Use of Technology Since 1920 (1986). Bob Johnstone, Never Mind the Laptops: Kids, Computers, and the Transformation of Learning (2003). Paul Saettler, The Evolution of American Educational Technology (1990). , A History of Instructional Technology (1967).

Discovery Education Acquires Mystery Science in $140 Million Deal

Edsurge

With billion-dollar fundraises on top of billion-dollar valuations , it’s no mystery that the education technology industry is attracting top dollars from investors. Education Technology STEM Mergers and Acquisitions

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

Preventing Student Debt Problems Begins With Financial Literacy Education

Edsurge

Established under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, the commission calls on institutions to provide “clear, timely, and customized information to inform student borrowing” in financial aid offers and debt letters.

How a $40M Investment Aims to ‘Mainstream and Modernize’ Montessori Education

Edsurge

Since 2016, a California company has set out to make Montessori mainstream through building and acquiring a network of schools and technologies, and offering professional development programs to prepare future Montessori teachers and leaders. Education Technology Early Learning Financing

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. The system is comprised of a peripheral camera originating from 2003, motion controllers first released in 2010, and a headset that emerged from a personal 3D theater in 2012. Author bio: Robert Hyde is a game passionate with great interest in virtual reality and technology devices. He likes to share technology tips with his readers.

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National Bullying Prevention Month–October

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

CUE’d Up with Sarah Thomas – Episode 1 featuring #AdaKat

CUE

There’s Something About #AdaKat… Adam is a Technology Coach in Cutler Orosi Joint Unified School District. He has been in education since 2003 and was a 2017 CUE Leroy Finkel Fellowship Finalist. Katherine is an Educational Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant in Tulare County. This week on. Adam Juarez and Kat Goyette. He is a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, Google Certified Trainer and AppsEvents Admin 1 &2 certifications.

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4 Awesome edtech solutions for making students fall in love with reading

Neo LMS

Americans spend an average of 17 minutes per day reading for personal interest; in 2003, the average reading time was 22 minutes. Technology might come in handy in this case. Contrary to conventional wisdom, technology is a friend, not a foe of books and reading. Teachers and parents complain that students (of all ages) don’t read anymore.

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Literacy in the New Media Age

Learning with 'e's

His book Literacy in the New Media Age, which was first published by Routledge in 2003, was prescient and far sighted. Ever approachable and friendly, Gunther signed a copy and presented it to me after our conversations about digital literacy and the use of media and technology to support learning. Kress, 2003, p. 2003) Literacy in the New Media Age. Digital Gunther Kress learning literacy media school semiotics teaching Technology writing

Insight works with education leaders on Microsoft Server security

eSchool News

Public Sector team will speak to the risks of failing to address the pending end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Data breaches and attack incidents have increased annually, and if education leaders don’t prepare for the end of service for Microsoft Windows Server 2003, the risk of a material breach increases significantly. million instances of Windows Server 2003 were running on 11.9

Chief Privacy Officers: A Small But Growing Fleet in Higher Education

Edsurge

When Kathleen Sutherland took the helm as Chief Privacy Officer for the University of Colorado in 2003, there weren’t very many people in higher ed she could turn to for guidance and advice. Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at Educause, a higher education and technology nonprofit, says the trend has followed other business sectors, and that higher ed has seen an uptick in the number of CPOs over the last two years in particular.

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Whatever it takes: How this district pivoted with the pandemic

eSchool News

When speaking with Andrew Wallace, Director of Technology, South Portland Maine Schools , two classic marketing slogans come to mind: “Think Different” and “Just Do It.”. AW : We’ve been doing 1-to-1 in Maine since 2003 at a couple of grade levels.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

A 2003 analysis of 15 cases of school shooters found all but two suffered from social rejection. Students who are drawn to gaming are often equally captivated by the broader technology ecosystem. Sponsors at both the high school and college levels report that a substantial number of their esports participants are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Esports are here to stay. As a spectator sport and as an industry. In colleges and in high schools.

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Strategy, Serendipity, Sleepless Nights: 3 Edtech CEOs on ‘Great Exits’

Edsurge

Todd Brekhus learned a lesson in effective communication back in 2003. He and two other education technology executives shared lessons learned from both sides of the table when it came to mergers and acquisitions. Education Technology Mergers and AcquisitionsAt the time, he was part of PLATO Learning, a school instructional software vendor now known as Edmentum. PLATO had reportedly spent about $50 million to buy another company to expand the school grades it serviced.

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. degree from the MIT Media Lab (2002), where he was also a visiting scholar (2003).

Students Today Are Learning All The Time. Can Schools Keep Up?

Edsurge

Sixth graders, from our data analysis, really are the epitome of the student learner today [as far as] leveraging the experiences that they have with technology. We’ve been doing this polling since 2003, so we've got quite an arc in terms of seeing the changes that have happened. Education Technology Technology Trends EdSurge Podcast SurveysNot so long ago, students did most of their learning at school, and maybe while doing homework or during trips to the museum.

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Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

Edsurge

In her 2003 book “ The Language Police ,” education historian Diane Ravitch contends that “every textbook has a point of view, despite a facade of neutrality.” Education Technology Diversity and Equity 21st Century Skills Textbooks and Course MaterialsAmong contemporary education critics, the textbook is a classic and perennial foil—perhaps because its very construction is essentially a compromise between experts and politicians, groups with sometimes competing agendas.

Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

Edsurge

But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. The Bottom Line I, as an educational technology administrator, would feel extraordinarily out of line spending taxpayer dollars on such a supplemental device when there are far, far better ‘bangs for our buck.’ His district has been using them since 2003 with all 5th through 12th grade students.

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Computer literacy: The invisible skills gap?

Neo LMS

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. By 1993, $40 billion dollars had been invested in school IT infrastructure and pedagogues and bureaucrats scrambled to maintain a definition of computer literacy that mirrored the rapid changes in information technology.

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

Edsurge

Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community Personalized LearningSummit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., said today that it will spin out that program into an independent nonprofit as of the 2019-2020 school year.

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. 7% of high school students commit suicide, some because of cyberbullying: On October 7, 2003, Ryan Halligan committed suicide by hanging himself [after being cyberbullied by high school classmates]. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

?Report: Summit Schools Shares Results of 15 Years

Edsurge

As of fall 2017, charter management organization Summit Public Schools (SPS), founded in 2003, serves 3,000 students across 100 schools in 30 states. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning StrategiesIn August 2017, Summit released “The Science of Summit ,” a report it describes as “15 years in the making.” The report shares Summit’s beliefs about youth, public education, and principles for school design rooted in the science of learning.

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. Technology can afford students and teachers new opportunities to connect with real problems and real audiences. 2003).

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.

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. Donna Kidwell, chief technology officer of Arizona State University’s EdPlus In fact, when I first started working for him, I was saying something about not having been in real estate and being new to it.

Parchment Merges with Credentials Solutions to Take On Transcripts and Certifications

Edsurge

Pittinsky also co-founded learning management services company Blackboard before co-founding Parchment in 2003. Education Technology Digital Credentials Jobs & Careers Higher Education Mergers and AcquisitionsThe world of credentials and school transcript providers has gotten smaller after the merger of two companies that facilitate more than 18.5 million academic records exchanges a year.