Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

Ask a Tech Teacher

He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers. In my previous post, I wrote about the permanency of technology in the instructional setting for educators.

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Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology.

Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Instructional technology is a critical component of teaching and learning in today’s world. Technology, when aligned to research-based practices, supports teachers in delivering instruction that is adapted to meet the needs of all students.

Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

This infographic lays out the technical challenges that can impede teachers and students—and how they can be solved. Get the facts about the exploding market potential of virtual teaching, factors that can undermine the virtual classroom experience, and what app developers need to know to close the tech gap.

6 Great Ways to Integrate Technology into the Classroom

EdNews Daily

By integrating technology into the classroom, you can actually find new resources for imparting lessons on your students, and boost engagement at the same time. Thanks to a global pandemic, educators relied more on technological tools in 2020 than ever before.

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. The problem was four-fold: students didn’t have the technology foundation to smoothly incorporate digital tools into projects. Even schools that made herculean efforts to train teachers in technology found themselves flailing.

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?

Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Tutorial for Teaching Online

EdNews Daily

Classroom 2.0 The post Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Digital Learning Featured professional development Technology Back to School Classroom 2.0 By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D.

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. ClassroomsWhen you have an idea of which trends are sure to increase in popularity and functionality in the upcoming years, you can make informed decisions about the tools you should invest in and the trends that are likely to lose momentum.

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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. One of the most common criticisms of modern education revolves around the idea that there is already too much nonhuman influence in classrooms, particularly in grade-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. Introduced in 1801, the chalkboard was a transformative classroom technology. The classroom as a whole benefited from the elimination of chalkboard mess. And classroom collaboration was set to skyrocket.

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.

CoSN2021: Technology in the Classroom Promotes Equity in Education

EdTech Magazine

The need for digital and technological equity became clearer than ever following 2020’s shift to remote and hybrid instruction. A year later, schools across the country are still struggling to bridge the gaps.

10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

One of the best ways to engage all students in your classroom is to give students an easy (and even anonymous) way to ask questions. The post 10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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10 Google Classroom time savers for teachers

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can already make us more efficient, but these tips can save you even more time and effort. If you and your students are using Google Apps in the classroom, Google Classroom can save you tons of time and effort.

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Horse and Buggy Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Why don’t more people just use paper and whiteboard in the classroom? Sure, technology and formative assessment can help us teach and assess faster. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why don’t more people drive a horse and buggy to school?

5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom Today

TeachThought - Learn better.

Common uses of technology in the classroom include reading programs, assessment tools, and a range of learning management systems. The post 5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom Today appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Admin Experienced Teacher

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.’”. In addition to technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive extensive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique, immersive curriculum to leverage technology in their classrooms. Technology extends the classroom beyond the school walls. Innovation in the classroom leads to student engagement.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. We darkly predict that the day will soon arrive when technology erases the need for teachers. But truthfully, technology is less a magic wand than a unicorn.

The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom was created to focus less time on tech and more time on teaching. Classroom has streamlined the classroom workflow and makes communication easier between teaches and students. The post The Google Classroom Quick-Start Guide + resources, tips and tricks!

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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. . Districts want to know the money budgeted for technology integration will provide the best outcomes for their particular schools’ needs. When comparing technologies, it’s not about what is the newest and most modern.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology. Kindergartners learn technology fast.

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. Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style.

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.

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. Learning environments are becoming more flexible, teaching methods are changing to accommodate different learning styles, and student collaboration is playing an increasingly important role in the classroom. The SCALE-UP classroom is one example of these dramatic shifts. Technology in the SCALE-UP Classroom.

Classroom Activities for Earth Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Created by the California Institute of Technology, the Earth Now app provides a visual picture of recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, water vapor, as well as gravity and sea level variations.

Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started

Ditch That Textbook

Jon is a Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Integration at UW-Whitewater, collaborating with preservice teachers and instructors to leverage technology in innovative ways. The post Game design in the classroom: 8 steps to get started appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

10 tips to use Google Classroom effectively and efficiently

Ditch That Textbook

Google Classroom can be even more powerful with a few tips and strategies to make it efficient and effective.Google Classroom streamlines the management of student work — announcing, assigning, collecting, grading, giving feedback and returning.

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Creating Fun Family & Classroom Experiences for Kids Online

The CoolCatTeacher

Sandi is a technology integrator at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, IN. Sandi presented at ISTE last year, sharing her findings on brain research as it relates to tech use in the classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. Here’s why: “The report suggested that “we have not yet become good enough at the kind of pedagogues that make the most of technology; that adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices will just dilute the effectiveness of teaching.”. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY! 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. You can use technology in the classroom. QUESTION: What are some new technologies that excite you?

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4 Essential Steps to Secure Funding for Hybrid Classroom Technologies

Edsurge

The need for new K-12 classroom technology has never been greater. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools are now using a hybrid classroom model, with some students attending virtually and others in person. Before you purchase new technology, create a detailed plan.

ISTE20 Live: 5 Must-Have Technologies for the Hybrid Classroom

EdTech Magazine

As schools navigate the realities of partial reopening, hybrid classrooms will prove to be the norm.

3 technologies needed for remote learning

eSchool News

In a recent survey conducted by Instructure , two-thirds of the educators surveyed believe remote learning will impact classroom practices in the future. As everyone spends the summer preparing for a new school year, many are preparing for virtual options to stick around post pandemic.