Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

Edsurge

Integrating technology into your classroom can be overwhelming at first—especially navigating the different resources and district technology support staff that are available to you. Below, we dive into three potential resources and their intended purpose, so you can keep classroom devices working and redefine the way you approach your curriculum with the use of technology. Ask for one-on-one support. Follow her on Twitter: @TatumOmari.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.

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Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? We have looked at the technology in a classroom setup that may initially seem foreign and uncomfortable. A great way to pull this all together for yourself in a nice little easy-to-reach package is by creating a digital Technology Resource Guide.

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with 'e's

I spend a lot of my time thinking through issues and challenges around technology supported learning. I try to come up with new ways to use technology that take learning into another place, or into new directions. When I get some positive feedback it encourages me to work harder to think of more new ideas, methods and strategies for using technology in education. I wrote a blog post in 2009 during the emergence of Twitter as a tool for teaching in formal settings.

Role of Tech in Ed: Consideration #1

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know how to move technology from being viewed as a weapon of mass distraction to being used as a tool of engagement, but this isn’t intuitive for everyone. Start with these ideas of ways to use technology to support teaching and learning. Teaching Technology can changes the role of the teacher in meaningful ways.

It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

It's not easy integrating technology into education. I think this discussion highlights many of these factors and reveals some of the complexities of technology supported learning in higher education. e-portfolios FaceBook Games based learning higher education learning LMS Pokemon Go social media Technology Twitter university VLE YikyakDuring my recent tour of Australia, I spent a day working with University of Southern Queensland staff on the Toowoomba campus.

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

Ultimately following his dad’s career path, Clay has dedicated his own career to integrating technology into learning. I completed a program evaluation that has helped to change the landscape of our technology support.”. He recently spoke at a Microsoft session on “Leveraging Technology to Transform Learning and Teaching,” and is also active on Twitter. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom?

Making sense of digital

Learning with 'e's

I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter. Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors. Conclusion: The best time to begin teaching digital literacies is when the child begins to use technology.

A New Year of #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

As the new year begins, I want to draw your attention to the new season of #EDENchat Twitter sessions we have planned. In each one hour session, we discuss a topic related to technology supported learning, distance education or innovative approaches to education. Moderated by Steve Wheeler 10 February: Critical thinking and technology. edenchat Distance Education EDEN learning Storify Technology

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. I have five powerful ideas on facilitating student centered learning with technology in this post. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 281 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. And what I’m trying to avoid is not being so centric around technology in terms of tools. Twitter: @MoreThanATech.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He is a 2016 Global Teacher Prize Top Ten Winner. Sometimes (it’s) leading from the front, but most of the times, (I’m) supporting from the back, and giving them a platform to showcase and to do things. In 2016, he was recognized as a Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. He is a 2016 Global Teacher Prize Top Ten Winner. Sometimes (it’s) leading from the front, but most of the times, (I’m) supporting from the back, and giving them a platform to showcase and to do things. Twitter: @ josephfatheree.