How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. MORE FROM EDTECH: Here's what it takes to introduce robots into the classroom.

Pre-K Learning: Enhancing Education with Digital Technology

Kitaboo on EdTech

Children who received high-quality, practical knowledge-based learning in their formative years are less likely to fail in high-school. Hence, this article will discuss how technology can become a companion for pre-k children. Benefits of Digital Technology in Pre-K Learning. Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. Given below are some of the benefits using digital technologies in pre-k learning: 1.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students.

Incident IQ Announces New Apps Architecture for its K-12 Technology Support Platform


Incident IQ , the K12 technology support platform, has unveiled its new Incident IQ Apps Architecture that enables support for dozens of popular K-12 technologies at the ISTE Conference (Booth #2033).

Google Adds New Classroom Features. Use Them Responsibly.


Google has added some new features to Classroom. Like any edtech tool or feature, these new Classroom additions can be abused, focusing not on historical thinking skills but low level learning. Use it to measure basic understanding of content knowledge.

Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?


To Williams, that definition had built up too many negative connotations over time, including the implication that she was simply standing in front of a classroom dictating to children—something she felt was an inaccurate depiction. There is the information technology instructor, who might help support an entire school’s technological infrastructure while also teaching a few computer science courses. She notes that many who attend have no intention to teach in classrooms. “No

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Mary: I think that just comes with technology. We sat there on laptops in a classroom, and I tried to get all 25 students online at the exact same time.

How to Blend DoK into Lesson Plans without a Comprehensive Rewrite

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I recently got a question from a reader asking how the lessons in my K-8 curriculum supported Dr. Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge philosophy — an integral concept to her school’s mission. Rather, it itemizes ways students interact with knowledge.

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How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. Our students have grown up in a brave, new, digital world—so we look first to technology as a key part of the answer. Why Use Technology in the Classroom? Technology holds huge promise, but has it delivered?

This Company is Using AI to Change the World

EdNews Daily

When describing the life cycle of technology development, he talks about over-enthusiasm prior to the real revolution. Each company has incredible resources, and each is synonymous with technological innovation. By Charles Sosnik.

Messy Works: How to Apply Self-Organized Learning in the Classroom


In a classroom SOLE, Bechtel asks her students a “messy question,” something that doesn’t have just one right answer, then sets them loose to research the question in small groups. They own the knowledge so much more, even though they know that I came up with the question.”.

How to Engage Students and Support Learning in Large Classes


It’s worth noting, though, that the courses that were large tended to emphasize knowledge-based material. Offering team-based, low-stakes assignments to get students explaining what they are learning to others in the class.

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169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Sub-category: Classroom management. Tech use— evaluate student self-directed use of the technology they have learned in class projects. Self-directed use of vocabulary tools —expect students to use domain-specific tech terms as they use technology.

How to Build Lifelong Learners

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” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Knowledge work — includes professional development and on-the-job training.

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Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. I learned that teachers who learn online still want a community within a virtual classroom.

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What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

Linways Technologies

Even though technologies like the VR, AR, and AI hasn’t quite penetrated into the classrooms yet, at the current rate, it will probably happen within the next decade or so. So as a teacher, you at least need to have a working knowledge about technology, internet, social networking etc.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.


A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. Rubin spent 10 years in the classroom, and he has been the Chief Education officer at the HIghlander Institute since 2011, and has led personalized learning efforts in Rhode Island schools. There were definitely students in that classroom that left those classrooms without that ability.

Latest in Games and Learning Research Reveals Need to Empower Educators

MIND Research Institute

DML 2017 was packed with interesting studies and perspectives from education, media and technology researchers from around the world. The need to empower teachers to implement the research and bring game-based learning into their classrooms.

5 ways tech + education can change the world

eSchool News

Twenty years ago, Cisco recognized a shift toward a knowledge-based economy. We felt it was important that everyone have an opportunity to participate in this economy—and that education, combined with technology, would have the power to achieve that.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

No classroom walls divide them. “It There are no classrooms but rather a series of contiguous, multipurpose spaces arrayed around the central stairs, which themselves double as social meeting areas or lecture seats.

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team


You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners a step further, and asked those student leaders to support, collaborate with, and mentor teachers and their peers with in-class technology projects?

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook


I knew she was a good teacher, but in all that time, I never had the opportunity to watch her in her own classroom. By looking at your data points in a new way, you can create professional development opportunities within a classroom, school, or across an entire district by leveraging your internal subject matter experts (SMEs). You also note that one teacher’s classroom is outperforming the others by a large margin.

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

It doesn’t have to work , mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology. One requirement is that if students have seen the technology in action, it’s disqualified from being the topic of their video — a commercial pretending that their invented technology actually exists.

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

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Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts.

5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons

eSchool News

Technology plus music is an easy, accessible way to put STEAM in lessons — and students love it. This means not just reaching all students with the content they must learn but making sure this information stays around in their heads to improve their school performance and knowledge base.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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It includes certificates of achievement, badges at the completion of units, and a classroom tracking poster to show how students are progressing. Classroom Suggestions. Classroom suggestions. Classroom suggestions. Classroom suggestions.

Math Scores Drop, But Achievement Gap Narrows for U.S. Teens in International PISA Assessment


We’re losing ground — a troubling prospect when, in today’s knowledge-based economy, the best jobs can go anywhere in the world,” Education Secretary John B. Applying Results Ranks and scores aren’t necessarily telling of true performance and don’t always provide actionable results for schools to take back to the classroom. Education Technology Big Data Research

Educators as Learning Catalyst Facilitators

Tech Helpful

Facilitator- Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual learning environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Since 1987, the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network has hosted education technology site visits that allow educators to grasp the essential conditions needed to support technology innovation.

Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change


The book is called Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential. The second part of it was that we knew that the technology was continuing to grow. And that we would be able to build a learning environment based on technology that would eventually be all digital, that would meet the needs of all students. And that's what technology can do. Technology can reach each individual. But they've never employed that technology.

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3 Learning Problems Bigger Than Teacher-Prep

Fractus Learning

Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on performance of a specific set of skills. Time spent in the classroom is simply not enough for teachers to instruct every student in what he or she needs to know.

Five Steps to Empowering Educators with Evidence

Congress passed ESSA in 2015, but one area still challenging schools is the tiers for evidence-based interventions and materials. Step 1 – Understand the value of evidence-based strategies for students and schools.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

Silent classrooms. These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. If we don’t embrace technology to build personal networks of our own for learning, then we risk being left behind in a world of ubiquitous access to information and just in time learning. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk. Individual worksheets.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. SMART Technologies, Inc. SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device.

Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

link] Creative Commons license: [link] The Digital Classroom Starter Kit from Common Sense Education provides digital citizenship activities and lessons as part of their classroom technology use ideas.

THE HOW: Tricks for Digital Testing

Tech Helpful

Educational technology companies know this is an issue and they have created solutions to give educators a little more piece of mind. On a regular basis I am asked by teachers, "but what about cheating and digital testing?"

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Daily Edventures

During my visits, I tried to show [the children] the possibilities offered by technology,” Economou shares with us. “I I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. Vassilis Economou. Head of the Department of Informatics and Digital Education.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction


All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale. Revision Assistant dovetails nicely with Google tools, says director of technology Seth Deniston.

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

eSchool News

I’m pleased to say that more and more education leaders and technology products providers are regularly talking and doing something about this. Educators will prioritize SEL over technology controls as cyberbullying deterrents.