SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. SCALE-UP is turning many aspects of the traditional classroom upside-down, including how technology is used.

How technology supports our Advanced Learning for All initiative

eSchool News

Related content: How next-gen learning supports every student. In order for students to succeed in AP classes, it is important they have access to multiple resources and support from their teachers. Technology has helped us to remain one step ahead of the class.

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Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards. “We

Starting a Student Technology Support Team

Gaggle Speaks

Whether you choose a BYOD policy or your school or district provides devices through a 1:1 initiative, there will be some aspect of support required. If tech support is not a line item in a budget, the technology plunge might be a scary one.

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. Different students need the ability to access their learning differently, and we should help facilitate that as teachers. But districts also need to make sure that the “packaged curriculum” intended to personalize instruction is accessible and effective for all students and allows teachers the degree of flexibility that Cox described.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

edWeb.net

A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow.

Transcription and Accessibility—New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon

Edsurge

On the heels of one another, two tech titans recently announced higher-education partnerships that leverage transcription technology to make educational materials more accessible to a broader swath of learners. On April 5, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. The partnership’s primary aim is to support students who are deaf and hard of hearing. She says that the new technology, however, isn’t perfect.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development. Accessibility. Access Resources.

Importance of Assistive Technology

N2Y

For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critically important in removing barriers to mobility, communication, socialization, and learning. Legislation ensuring greater access to, and availability of, assistive technology.

Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. How might we harness the powerful potential of these tools and technologies to engage students more, and enhance learning in higher education? We have the technology.

No classrooms. No teachers. No blackboards. No exams.

Daily Edventures

Technology supports everything they do. Technology is a tool, but it’s not the ultimate answer. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures , we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on January 10, 2012.

Using assistive technology district-wide to improve reading achievement

eSchool News

Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, vice president of educator initiatives at Learning Ally.

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators… I read a post recently that stressed yet again how access to the wide range of the Internet is an equity issue. Focusing on superintendents: 5 technology leadership articles from AASA.

Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. Despite this enthusiasm, adult education programs lag behind their K-12 and higher education counterparts in incorporating technology. Support the evolving role of the instructor.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. We may install things on their Chromebooks, but when they are on their phones, they are getting unfiltered access to the internet.

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The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

Teachers need to acquire their own skills in using technology to provide accessible instructional materials and alternatives that will provide voice and choice for students. Used appropriately, technology can equip educators with a wide range of instructional resources and supports.

Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students who have already learned how to touch-type at home (like I did in the early 90s) possess significant advantages over students who did not learn to touch-type outside of class and particularly over students who have limited access to computers outside of school.

Should you Teach Typing? And Does it Work?

Ask a Tech Teacher

The gap between our instruction has been created by increased recognition of the importance of ICT skills and access to devices changing from a few middle and upper-class homes to the vast majority of households. This topic that is close to my tech teacher soul.

Rethinking Our Roles

Reading By Example

Last week we distributed mobile hot spots to families who do not have reliable or any Internet access. When we deployed the hotspots, I was technology support in addition to an administrator. Reflection Technology distance learning

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals.

4 Critical Characteristics of High-Quality Instructional Content

Edsurge

Teaching in a Digital Age: How Educators Use Technology to Improve Student Learning. Educational Technology Support! In order to reach all students, educators must have access to the right kind of content—varied resources that are trusted and aligned to standards.

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Are You Using Mobility to Stay Competitive?

eSchool News

Cisco’s best-in-class Wi-Fi technology supports next-generation mobile apps and allows you to scale quickly and easily without replacing access points. Mobility is a game changer. It has the potential to change the way employees work, the way businesses engage with customers, and the direction your business grows. From mobilizing employees to boost their performance to engaging with customers in their own environments, mobility continues to evolve at a rapid pace.

What Schools Reopen, It Shouldn’t Be Business as Usual

Edsurge

Technology Equity Throughout this pandemic, it’s become clear that technology is a necessity for teaching and learning. It’s also become increasingly clear that not all students have the luxury of a device or internet access in their homes.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

Edsurge

That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

The Benefits of Preschool Last Into Adulthood. Let’s Make High-Quality Pre-K Available to All

Edsurge

That’s why we must provide every opportunity we can for all children to access and benefit from high-quality preschool programming. Digital tools may help to augment high-quality early learning programs for those children who cannot take advantage of, or access, in-person offerings.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology.

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals. The principles and examples provided in the plan align to the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH) program as authorized by Congress in December 2015 through the Every Child Achieves Act.

Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

The Innovative Educator

Some traditional educators may still view student access to technology as a privilege, but it is not. Today, technology is necessary for learning to be accessible, real, and relevant in the modern world. The college, careers, and citizenship for which our students need to be prepared require the use of technology. Instead educators must know how to empower students to understand how to use technology as a tool of engagement to support real learning.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. Esports Equipment Can Support Other School Initiatives. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47.

Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources: Consideration 4

The Innovative Educator

You can access that army by visiting Common Sense Education’s Ratings & Reviews. Platforms, and standards, and subjects, oh my! Choosing the right digital resources to meet your goals used to be a daunting task. Fortunately, those days are in the past.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

eSchool News

When schools have solid high-speed internet connections, students and teachers can access an infinite number of resources and tools that enhance learning. the first nation to allocate a wide swath of airwaves to deliver super-fast 5G access.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Economically disadvantaged students get Wi-Fi access through backpacks. Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy.