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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

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.

Access Your Stuff with Parallels Access

Kathy Schrock

Parallels Access screenshot Parallels Access is the coolest new program for your iPad and your Mac or Windows computer! Take a look at a quick screencast I made from the iPad running the Parallels Access Program. The Parallels Access solution has two components. There is an app you install on your iPad ( Parallels Access ) and it has a 14-day trial. There is then an agent you install on each of the computers you want to access from the iPad.

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.

?Anticipating and Addressing Challenges With Technology in Developmental Education

Edsurge

Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly integrating technology into developmental education programs, which are designed to bring underprepared students up to college level. Policymakers in Tennessee and Texas, for example, have explicitly encouraged the use of technology in developmental education reform. What types of technology do institutions use in developmental education? Student support technology supports students’ academic performance.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

When used appropriately, these tools can help educators create learning environments that incorporate key research-backed principles shown to underlie effective learning in the following ways: Supporting personalized, differentiated and self-paced learning. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Digital curriculum offers videos, games, and simulations that support multiple ways to learn new material.

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.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

GoConqr

If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Introducing technology into classrooms will not suddenly produce a hive of creative activity all by itself.

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 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. Keep the focus on students and educators… not the 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.

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.

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.

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.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new 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.

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.

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? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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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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What has been and what is yet to come

Learning with 'e's

As such, the country has made access to the Web free and easy to use for everyone. I will also speculate on the future of distance education and how it might be shaped by, and respond to, the next wave of technology.

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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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Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. Students access some material at home and complete some work at home, while leaving more time during class to get into deeper context with the teachers.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. But why is technology still a bone of contention? Many children have a natural affinity with technology.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

Offering three tiers of worksheets, four centers with varied ways to access content, or five levels of text was what defined a master teacher. But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. In 2015, when I began investigating how to personalize homework, I knew that I’d need to leverage technology if I wanted to make it sustainable.

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.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

We Are All Teachers Of Literacy

The Web20Classroom

Danny Glover At ISTE 2016 I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel, sponsored by Samsung Education , with other educators and industry experts, spending an hour talking about literacy in the age of technology. Or will the technology just get in the way?

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

Edsurge

Managing pacing is always a struggle—with or without technology. Accepting technological support has been pivotal for me. There are two tools that have allowed me to scale differentiated supports for students: Google Apps and Schoology. Google’s Read&Write app lets me scaffold the texts I use, making higher-level texts accessible to students with lower reading levels. Managing pacing is always a struggle—with or without technology.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. Learning in any mode, in any place and at any time is accessible to anyone with the means to access it.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

In fact, two-thirds of responding parents from diverse communities (rural, suburban and urban) say in the Speak Up survey that classroom technology, when used properly, helps their children develop college and career readiness skills. Among parents surveyed, 7 in 10 say that their child’s future success depends on them developing technology-use skills, which is also central to a ­personalized-learning model. Technology impacts instruction in a positive way, the report states.

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.

Are we more intelligent?

Learning with 'e's

This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. So the future of technology supported learning is uncertain and contested.