Educational Technology Support

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I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

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

Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

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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. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

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?

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

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. Effective use of technology can help teachers transform their classrooms and customize curriculum to meet student needs.

?Anticipating and Addressing Challenges With Technology in Developmental Education

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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.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Many educators would strongly disagree with such an assessment.

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.

Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Facilitating Open Debate In and Out of School

A Principal's Reflections

As I continue to grow in this area, I am always on the look out for new tools that I can integrate into my presentations to demonstrate these two points as well as to illustrate the pedagogical link that technology supports in our schools.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class.

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What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

A frequent question from readers revolves around technology goals for students. But that’s not what technology is about. Technology supports a curriculum. The metric for measuring technology skills isn’t a rubric with a list of skills (i.e.,

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

There was a limited amount of follow-up support, and that support had to be initiated by the teacher’s request. The hard cold fact of the matter is that if we are to improve our education system, we must improve how we understand, deliver, and assess our professional development. It is a great business education conference, rather than educators, it is made up of people representing the companies within the education technology publishers’ community.

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. Increase Feedback and Assessment.

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

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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.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology or pedagogy? I would argue that technology is not the tool that makes children creative, instead it is a support. The learning is the priority when planning lessons; the technology is merely a dynamic aid. So can technology support higher order thinking?

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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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. Integrating technology and innovating just for the sake of it will never pay off in the long run.

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#EduGoalsMOOC resources

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Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers

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How can educators, technologists and academic researchers—three groups that don’t often convene—shape new ways to assess teachers and students? That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON , an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. Throughout the two days, the conversations attempted to cover a range of topics, from assessment in informal learning environments to the effectiveness of games in promoting learning outcomes.

Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

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But after talking to a number of different educators and reading their various accounts, what I can tell you is that your peers have discovered creative, technology-supported ways to approach teaching reading, writing and vocabulary in their multi-subject classrooms—and they were willing to share it to help you out. For further support, AMNH also provides a rubric that science teachers can use to evaluate the proficiency of a student’s written explanation.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

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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. There are parts of the shift that feel impossible at first like moving into the passenger’s seat during lessons, managing new technologies and analyzing what seems like an endless amount of data. At the conclusion of the unit, students took my summative assessment.

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education

EdTech Magazine

When technology fails in the classroom, it takes away from valuable instructional time and hinders student learning. Rather than instructors pointing fingers at IT staff (or vice versa), Antwon Lincoln, instructional technology coordinator at Chula Vista Elementary School District , says that collaboration and communication are the keys to success. How to Marry IT and Instructional Technology. CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education.

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.

Where Does Personalized Learning End and Special Education Begin?

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Their IEPs have accommodations such as behavior charts, extra time on assessments, reduction in answer choices and opportunities for revision or re-testing. Though my general education students do not have IEPs, they still have learning gaps and require special consideration as I plan curriculum and assessment. SRI College and Career Ready Assessment , and are planning on going to college. Managing pacing is always a struggle—with or without technology.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

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Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Baked-In Innovation Schools are staffed with operations, logistics and technology teams that enable teaching and learning staff to focus on curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and professional learning. For example, through Illuminate, Greenfield teachers are disseminating weekly quizzes, which offer a variety of benchmark assessments.

Learning.com Joins National Digital Learning Day Celebration with Classroom Lessons and Resources

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The lessons are available for download at www.learning.com/digital-learning-day Digital Learning Day is a national celebration that promotes the importance of creating new learning opportunities for students through the use of technology. Digital Learning Day isn’t just about technology.

Making sense of digital

Learning with 'e's

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. I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter.

Learning comes first

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Learning should always come first, but what fools we would be if we denied that technology has the potential to make a tangible difference in education! There are numerous examples of technology reshaping educational practices and creating new opportunities for the sharing of knowledge.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. Organize and map the core curriculum, resources, and assessments the district is currently utilizing. 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. Assess and understand current infrastructure and broadband capabilities.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

As reported in April 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ) only 37 percent of high school seniors in the U.S. 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. Technology impacts instruction in a positive way, the report states.

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.

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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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.

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 need to be self-directed to work at home Ways technology supports the strategy resources are posted online via class website, LMS (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, etc).

itslearning Introduces New White Paper on Improving Teacher Efficacy

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To help districts find new ways to create efficiencies across all of their systems, itslearning has published a new white paper, “Using Curriculum-Driven Technology to Support Teachers: A K-12 guide to improving teacher efficiency and student outcomes by providing curriculum-driven technology.”

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Plugging in

Learning with 'e's

Two decades into the 21st Century, the university has been characterised by an emphasis on technology supported education. Change Digital digital literacy disruption education learning Technology universityPhoto by Alex Bl?jan

Summer SuperHighway: Monique Marcantonio on Digital Learning and Special Education

Education Superhighway

I feel like their generation was brought up around technology. Kids are growing up with technology when they’re born, they are all up-to-date on new technology and they even teach me new things. What kinds of technology do your students use in the classrooms?

Essential Guide to Modern Learning: 10 #EdTech Considerations

The Innovative Educator

The 10 considerations: Understanding The Role of Tech in Education Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech Avoiding Ineffective #EdTech Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources Selecting High-Quality Digital Learning Resources Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration Assessing Learning Through #EdTech Tools Addressing Challenges to Effective #EdTech Use Combating Digital Inequity Creating Sustained Professional Learning Opportunities Want to know my thoughts?