Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators


Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom? How to Integrate Technology.

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

In my nearly 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia, I have seen technology introduced into schools and classrooms in myriad ways. I have spent the last 13 of those years as a technology teacher and coordinator, and an informal technology coach, in three different schools. When I first started teaching in Philadelphia in 2004, teachers were lucky if they had one desktop computer in their room for students to use, and students attended weekly computer lab classes.

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10 great virtual field trips to check out in 2017

Ditch That Textbook

In 2004, I was about to start my first teaching job. Ed Tech edtech educational technology global connections global education skype skype in the classroom virtual field tripsThat’s when I got introduced to the world. I went on a 10-day mission trip to Uruguay.

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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


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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Teachers: 3 ways technology can make learning visible, easily

eSchool News

However, all of these great practices were so numerous and time-consuming that successfully implementing visible learning was often overwhelming for teachers—but can today’s technology mitigate those time concerns? Using Today’s Technology to Make Visible Learning Easy.

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

Hack Education

He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) 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. In 2004, Thiel founded Palantir Technologies, a data analysis company funded in part by Q-Tel, the investment wing of the CIA. Who is funding the technology makers?

Why is My Wireless VoIP or Video Conferencing a Terrible Experience?


Commercial Voice over IP (VoIP) is nothing new, tracing its roots back to 2004. And VoIP’s underlying packet voice and packet network interconnection technology dates back to the early 1970s when IEEE published a related research paper.

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

” This was what the mother of a nineteen-year-old killed by a bomb in Kirkuk said on an HBO documentary quoted by Bob Herbert in The New York Times on the morning of November 12, 2004. 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. ” Education technology faces an inexhaustible supply of quackery.

Keeping Pace Report 2015


Since 2004 it has examined the status and provided an overview of the policies, practices, and trends of online education across the country. Keeping Pace 2015 report is now available online The Keeping Pace report was developed as an important guiding document for schools around the world.

Technology and Casey Green on campus: Future Trends Forum #3, notes and full recording

Bryan Alexander

We explored campus technology and faculty attitudes towards digital materials. Casey noted some long-term persistent trends, such as campus IT seeing technology as an underutilized aid for instruction, and not feeling satisfied about institutional promotion of technology for faculty.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

Since 2004 he has been an independent ed tech consultant, writer, trainer, and speaker. Librarians Policy Makers Teachers Technology Thought Leader Thursday

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5 Technologies to Watch In 2011

The Electric Educator

HTML5 The development of HTML5 has been underway since 2004. Cloud computing is an up and coming trend, but it is also a technology that is in need of improvement. 3G technology has become old news and the telecom giants are rolling out their 4G networks.

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Drama and Technology Combine to Create Magical and Powerful Learning – Erin O’Rourke, Canada

Daily Edventures

For the lucky students in Erin O’Rourke’s classes, learning about technology is a little dramatic. For this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, classroom projects (like her MiEE learning activity ) can range from teaching coding to designing wearable technology.

How to Resolve Entrepreneurship’s Split Personality Problem

EdNews Daily

Similarly, Mark Zuckerberg completely changed the way people interact with friends and family by launching Facebook in 2004. Education News Featured TechnologyEntrepreneurship as a higher education discipline has something of a split personality.

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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. He was a 2004 fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute.

It’s Time To Unlearn & Relearn Learning

EdNews Daily

Gruia, “The education pipeline in the United States 1970-2000,” (The National Board on Educational Testing and Public Policy, Boston, 2004). in Edulearn 17: Neuroscience foundations – 9th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies.

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). 2004). Blog Featured STEAM STEM TechnologyBy Kathleen J.

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings


Since 2004, ABCya has provided students from pre-K to 5th grade with access to hundreds of educational games and apps. Gamification Classroom Technology Ed Tech Ticker

Omidyar Network Spins Off Education Portfolio Into Independent Investment Firm


The spin out is a positive signal for the greater education technology sector, Klement says. “We In March 2018, Omidyar spun out its emerging technologies portfolio as Spero Ventures. billion in various sectors since its inception in 2004.

Utah’s Edtech Unicorn, Pluralsight Files for Initial Public Offering


The Farmington, Utah-based provider of online courses for technology professionals has been on the radars of industry analysts ever since its $135 million Series B fundraise in 2014. Founded in 2004, Pluralsight currently offers more than 6,000 online courses on a variety of technical, business and design skills—from architecture to manufacturing, game development and software engineering. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessThe long-awaited filing finally happened.

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Higher Ed’s Credit Transfer System Is Broken. Here’s a Better Way.


From 2004 to 2009, transfer students on average lost 43 percent of their credits—basically a semester’s worth. Education Technology Digital Credentials Access and Affordability Coronavirus Higher Education

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How One Teacher Founded A Whole New High School

EdNews Daily

In1999 he was named the Michigan Science Teacher’s Association High School Science Teacher of the Year, and has been honored as Teacher of the Year by The University of Michigan Chapter of Sigma Xi (2012), Detroit Mercy (1997 & 1998) and Lawrence Technological University (2012).

Pearson Returns to the Buyer’s Table With Workforce Education Deal


Founded in 2004 and formerly called College Plus, Lumerit offers degree planning services to match people with online courses that offer credits to graduate or transfer to a college. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Workforce Training Enterprises

Pushing Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

The GRASPS model (Wiggins & McTighe, 2004) can greatly assist educators in the construction of quality performance tasks. As we began progressing through our digital transformation at New Milford High School, technology became a vital component of performance tasks. 2004).

Pearson Bets on Adaptive Learning (Again) With $25M Acquisition of Smart Sparrow


Last week, Pearson announced it paid $25 million to acquire Smart Sparrow’s technology, in a move that the publisher says will bolster the digital infrastructure that will soon support all its future higher-education offerings.

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary


Since 2004 it has created more than 1,100 clips that have amassed an estimated 50 million views. We’re taking the youth and media culture of Flocabulary, and pairing it with the device technology of Nearpod,” says Rappaport. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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QS World University Rankings 2018: The Global Trends

EdNews Daily

The 2018 QS World University Rankings are the largest guide to global higher education performance that QS, a London-based higher education think-tank, has produced since its inaugural edition of 2004. Featured Higher Education TechnologyJack Moran.

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“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

Daily Edventures

That was in 2004, and today Khan Academy has delivered over 200 million lessons in a variety of subject areas from its library of over 3,900 videos. Khan touched on trends in education technology such as MOOCs and the flipped classroom – concepts we’ve explored here many times.

When Learning Goes Nomadic


This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. How does higher education use mobile technology to teach? After that shock, discussion began by exploring the full range of mobile technology available in 2019.

Predictive analytics are key to keeping our kids in school

eSchool News

The answer: data, technology, and compassion. Teachers are responsible for anywhere between 21 and 27 students per class and demand for after-school programs, particularly in low-income areas, has been rising since 2004.

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Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Consequently, compared to less engaged peers, engaged students demonstrate more effort, experience more positive emotions and pay more attention in the classroom (Fredricks, Blumenfeld, & Paris, 2004).

New early-college high school to pair students with neuroscientists

The Hechinger Report

The Max Planck Academy, then, will be an expansion of a model FAU High School started in 2004, when it opened with just seven students. K-12 News Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

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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.