Use the SAMR Model to Spearhead Technology in Your Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer.

Technology Sparks Growth Mindset and Innovation in the Classroom

Digital Promise

We’d look at another school that has technology, and we’re like, ‘Wow … I wish we had those possibilities.’”. Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls. These new classes allow for hands-on learning that utilizes technology when applicable.

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Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! So, why and how should you use technology in your classroom? What Is the Proper Role of Technology in the Classroom?

The Future of Classroom Technology Tools

Education Elements

Predicting the future of classroom technology trends empowers teachers and school districts to stay at the forefront of “the next big thing” in education. Classrooms

What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

In today’s classrooms, keeping children focused on the content they are studying is a big challenge. Digital technology is the lens through which we are experiencing the world now. The site also offers awesome Science and Math games to make classroom studies innovatively engaging.

Are Classrooms Becoming Too Dependent On Technology?

EdNews Daily

Many educators have asked the question, “Are today’s classrooms too dependent on technology?” Some of these inquiries include where the money comes from for classroom technology, to using different equipment–and if we even need more technology in schools.

Jumpstart Engagement with Interactive Whiteboard Classroom Technology

ViewSonic Education

The advent of interactive large format displays further expands the options for achieving the documented benefits delivered by this transformative classroom technology. Classroom display board technology is a powerful thing. Classroom Benefits.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week.

Is technology outpacing you?

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In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. Sure, 73% of teachers use cell phones in their classrooms and 92% say the Internet has a “major impact” on their teaching.

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. The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. SCALE-UP classrooms work very differently from traditional ones.

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation. In June 2018, education technology investors enjoyed a record-breaking $9.5

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology Research and News A recent Wall Street Journal Article is attracting attention. Technology in classrooms means little. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. Technology in the Closet.

50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom [Video]

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher YouTube Channel Looking for new ideas for using technology in the classroom? If you want the links to be clickable from the presentation, you can use the 50+ Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Slides from Slideshare below.

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Is Classroom Technology Really Narrowing the Digital Divide? [Quiz]

Edsurge

As schools strive to make information accessible to all students, technology provides great solutions. So, the question remains, is technology in the classroom a hindrance or an opportunity?

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. New rubric guides classroom technology use. Indicators of impactful technology use.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Implementing Technology (and some cool tools for the college classroom)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Joshua Elliott talks about implementing new technology and some cool tools he’s using in his college classroom. We offer both online and hybrid Master Degrees in Educational Technology.

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The Importance of Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Teachers are the key to student success, and one way to empower teachers is to give them valuable classroom tools—like technology! The post The Importance of Integrating Technology in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. Note: this is not intended to be a vision for technology, nor a general vision for school.

Technology and Change in Pedagogy Lead to Big Gains in the Classroom

Digital Promise

When the Verizon Innovative Learning schools initiative came to Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Kentucky, principals and teachers knew things were going to change as their students experienced the benefits of technology in the classroom.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms

TeachThought - Learn better.

5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms by TeachThought Staff The main argument for technology in the classroom is that emerging students should be able to apply classroom concepts to daily life, and a large part of daily life revolves around technology. Students today are apt at using technology, and tools such as laptops, smart phones, […]. The post 5 Problems With Technology In Classrooms appeared first on TeachThought.

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom. It’s all about technology.

Scaling Up Classroom Coaching for Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Two years ago, we set out to better understand how technology coaching could move us closer to bridging the digital use divide in the classroom. What do we know about classroom-based technology coaching after two years?

Extending Classroom Discussions with Technology

Dr. Shannon Doak

Classroom discussions are a great way to get students to think about a topic and take that thinking deeper. As a student, I always loved classroom discussions. The problem with classroom discussion. Technology to enhance and extend classroom discussions.

5 Steps to Gamify Your Elementary Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Marrs shares how to get started with gamifying your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How could you take your whole elementary classroom year and gamify it?

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Virtual Reality Protocols for the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Virtual reality (VR) in the classroom isn’t just a headset you grab and start using. ARVRinEDU chat founder, Jaime Donally talks with me (Vicki Davis) about Virtual Reality Protocols for the classroom.

Overcoming Challenges of Technology in the Classroom Starts with Great Coaches

Digital Promise

When students see technology as an instrument for goofing off, playing games, and chatting with their friends, it can become a distraction in the classroom rather than a tool for powerful learning. Using technology for powerful learning.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections.

Ways to Get Technology into Your Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve been quite blessed to travel to over 20 countries and help teachers integrate technology even in places with very little funding. Often, we are not fortunate to work in schools that provide us with the budget to get the technology we want. The proceeds can go towards getting computers, laptops, tablets, better wifi, a technology cart, or other digital tools. Ways to Get Technology for Your Classes from Shelly Terrell.

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. As the vast selection of technology solutions for education continues to grow, K–12 schools find it harder to decide on which products to invest in. . When comparing technologies, it’s not about what is the newest and most modern.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. What does this mean in the classroom? I’m using Bloomz in my classroom.

4 Examples Of Technology In The Special Education Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology in classrooms can often allow students with special needs to learn without a special curriculum. The post 4 Examples Of Technology In The Special Education Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? In a classroom, on average, children check on their phones 11 times a day.