A great comparison of Chromebooks vs Windows

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. I''m a huge believer and user of Chromebooks in education. Even with the huge popularity of Chromebooks, there are still a lot of people who don''t understand them or think that they can''t do a lot of things. I found a great article that compares Chromebooks vs Windows, explores the claims and misconceptions and is a great resource for anyone thinking about Chromebooks.

Comparison of Teachers vs. Students

Tech Helpful

Every year a student starts the school year not knowing what their teachers will be like, not knowing their learning styles will match the way the teacher teaches, not knowing what technology platform uses the teacher will expect, not knowing how the dynamics of their classmates will affect their learning. I look at the list for teachers and I think of how technology can aid some of the burden through efficiencies (because that's what I do).

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Growth Mindset Comparison for Educators

Think Through Math

The software’s adaptive learning technology makes sure that every student benefits from the right lesson at the right time. Dan Ahrens, Technology Coordinator Southeast Middle School, Diamond, OH. Most educators have heard the cliché, “look before you leap.” This is pretty sage advice for anyone preparing for a journey or a new project, but how many people really take a solid look at their current situation before committing to establishing a growth mindset in their school?

Interactive whiteboards: A Comparison + Some Alternatives

The Innovative Educator

Many educators believe this interactive whiteboard technology enhances classroom learning with increased student engagement and focus. However, one of the downsides of this technology is the cost-per-implementation, which can be thousands of dollars per installation. In some cases these substitutes offer unique advantages over existing smart board technology.

The Big 3's War Over EDU: A Comparison of Apple, Google, and Microsoft

techlearning

What's makes that perception of Microsoft fascinating is that there is a whole other segment of technology professionals who see Microsoft as being far behind. As an Education Technology Specialist with the Iteach Center at Kennesaw State University, he works with a metro Atlanta school district to personalize learning for students with the aid of technology. Apple had an event focused on education on March 27, and if anything it clarified Apple's place in the EDU market.

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? How to Integrate Technology.

Great collection of charts comparing EdTech tools

Educational Technology Guy

This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. charts comparison free resources free technology for teachers

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Supporting online learners

Learning with 'e's

These include an explanation and application of Lave and Wenger's Communities of Practice , Bruner's Instructional Scaffolding , Moore and Kearsley's Four Types of Interaction model, Festinger's Social Comparison Theory, and Moore's Transactional Distance Theory , among others.

What Can the “Simpsons” Teach Us about Educational Technology?

More Verbs

Audrey Armitage at EdWeek draws a comparison between an episode of the Simpsons where the elementary school disastrously implements educational technology and Education Week’s recent Technology Counts 2015 report. The show clearly exaggerates schools’ unpreparedness for new technology—but perhaps not by as much as we’d like to believe.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of new technologies. But the truth is, breakthrough innovations rarely come from the technologies themselves. Rather, they come from finding ways to use new technologies to rethink old patterns and processes. The story of factory electrification has a parallel in education technology. With Fauteux’s success, LPS began spreading the spreadsheet-based technology and teaching practices to its other classes and schools.

How to Leverage Technology Tools for Tutoring (sponsored post)

EdTech4Beginners

The conversation around how technology can enhance education can be a controversial topic, and that carries over into the tutoring industry as well. There is no better time than now to reflect on the ways tutors can leverage technology to enhance and scale their tutoring business. Technology is however a key component of modern tutoring and we are here to answer the question: How can technology help tutors?

Technology for Arthritic Hands

ProfHacker

Fast forward to last week, and I am now experimenting with technologies that support arthritic hands myself. But I thought I would share the particular digital technology tools here on Prof Hacker in case you or someone you know (student, colleague, family member) ever loses (temporarily or permanently) functionality in their fingers/hands.

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

Kleinspiration

An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Staples recently contacted me to see if I''d be interested in reviewing a few pieces of technology. Keep in mind as you''re reading this review that I am not a technology specialist. I get overwhelmed when trying to decide what to purchase in the technology departments at stores. You can view the complete comparisons by clicking here to see the Samsung and here to see the Acer specifications. A Chromebook of Course! -

Egor Melnikov, Founder And CEO OF ARNA Genomics – On A Mission To Save Lives From Cancer By Developing Innovative Fluid Biopsy Technologies

AsiaTechDaily

Register Egor Melnikov is the Founder And CEO OF ARNA Genomics, an innovative biotechnology company (USA), created to develop fluid biopsy technologies. How to go through technological due Diligence with the involvement of third-party experts? Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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. By comparison, the outside world must seem like a playground of self-expression and creativity. Technology supports creativity because it is a medium that requires interaction, unlike the one-way participation of an activity such as watching TV. Learning technologies and creative thinking activities.

Put your transcripts to work for you with Parchment

Kleinspiration

It also will help a student draw comparisons between colleges, and provide the student with a projection of what their chances of getting in are, compared against other applicants. It uses a technology similar to that of an online movie store to track what colleges like and dislike in students. College Comparisons College Credentials Transcripts Growing up as a military child, I moved around quite a bit.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. Students don''t like them because they are impersonal, not easy to navigate, and are a pale comparison of their weapons of choice - social networking services such as Facebook. The technology, designed to make learning easier, actually ends up making it more difficult.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students. Technology can also help students better understand a concept and provide extra help for them. The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology 1. Knowing how to find funding for technology or find free technology is very important.

Future technologies now

Learning with 'e's

HTC Vive in action - Photo by Steve Wheeler At the JISC Connect More event held in Cheltenham recently, a number of futuristic technologies were on display for delegates to experience. In fact, it was surprising how inexpensive but robust some of the alternatives were in comparison to Cardboard. The technology has plenty of potential to be used across the curriculum, and not solely in creative arts.

A great lesson, exploring how websites have changed over time

EdTech4Beginners

I have made a simple comparison sheet for you: To extend the children, ask them WHY it has changed. This could lead to research about technological change/advancements i.e. HTML5. Tagged: change , edtech , Internet , Space Jam , teaching , tech , technology , time , websites. education change edtech Internet Space Jam teaching tech technology time websitesWho remembers the film Space Jam? Believe it or not, the original website, which was created in 1996, still exists!

Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

Let me make sure I’m clear here – I’m interested in the “push,” in the stories we tell about machines more so than the technology underpinning the machines themselves. They’re part of our cultural imaginary as much as they are about a technological reality that we face today. There are powerful narratives being told about the future that insist we are at a moment of extraordinary technological change. Most information technologies are not.

3 Reasons Why Some Teachers STILL Aren’t Embracing the Use of Technology in the Classroom

eSpark

While reflecting on my time spent in the classroom, I’m sometimes embarrassed to admit that I rarely used technology to differentiate learning for my students. And though I was surrounded by innovative educators eager to share their knowledge, I rarely used technology to differentiate learning for my students. When I was teaching, my use of technology in the classroom was limited to Smartboard and WiFi access. Want to bring classroom technology to your district?

The Best Edtech for Students Is Backed by Research. Here’s What to Look For.

Edsurge

As researchers focusing on education technology, we see this often: interactive whiteboards covered in posters, desktop computers holding up plants, older devices that do not work with a newer assessment system. Does the study design provide a compelling comparison group?

Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

To enhance the learning environment with technology and use the classroom time more wisely teachers start implementing additional types of activities such as working in groups, collaborative learning, independent preparation at home, and, in doing so, unwittingly start using the blended learning approach. Remember to start small, try one blended learning model, one technology tool at a time, analyze the mistakes you have made and then move forward.

Curricular analytics: one project and many questions

Bryan Alexander

It’s not really a fair comparison to say that elite schools give students more freedom. education and technology Future Trends ForumWhat are curricular analytics and what can they add to higher education? Yesterday the Future Trends Forum met with Gregory L.

You're Not Average

Voyager Sopris Learning

With these two thoughts in mind—no one is average, and comparisons are situational—consider this question: Why is “average” in the statistical sense such a dominant theme in education? General Education Educational TechnologyAnd neither are your students. Pause for a moment before you continue reading. Think about your friends, your family, your students. Think about yourself. Is anyone average? Of course not. All of us are typical in some ways and not-so-typical in others.

Google Earth in Every Grade: Create and Explore! – SULS0113

Shake Up Learning

A former special education teacher, Tammy is passionate and has presented at various national conferences about finding web-based technologies to make the curriculum accessible to all learners. The post Google Earth in Every Grade: Create and Explore!

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. it was crucial to create a checklist specifying what the new technology should accomplish.

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How This Company Gives Voice — and Value — to Virtual Collaboration

Edsurge

He also provided some details on the company’s journey and how new technologies play a role in their success. It included a number of students who were lifelong learners—people who were coming back to college—and some were not very good at technology.

How Countries Make Higher Ed Affordable: What the Data Shows

Edsurge

While it is right to seek international comparisons, the piece was misleading by relying too heavily on anecdotes and failing to give enough context about the rules of the road for higher education in the countries featured. Fortunately, there are data available that allow comparisons across countries. International comparisons suggest they are particularly strong in the U.S., Education Technology Access and Affordability Higher Education

Guest post: Using EdTech and AI to reduce social inequality

EdTech4Beginners

Educational Technology and Artificial intelligence are two of these tools, and are already being successfully used by Seneca Learning. This amazing result shows how beneficial EdTech and AI can be to quickly improve students progress, in comparison to more commonly used revision tools. education AI artificial intelligence edtech teaching technologyThe UK Educational Gap. When I first moved to the United Kingdom, I was very confused about the country’s educational system.

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Texthelp Launches WriQ to Automate and Standardize Writing Assessment

eSchool News

Texthelp ®, a leading education technology company focused on helping learners of all ages and abilities improve their reading, writing, and math skills, today announced the launch of WriQ ®, a cloud-based writing assessment and achievement tool.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors. Glaring in its absence from this list: “personalization,” one of the most trumpeted technology “solutions” this year. (I’ll Moreover, per this ideology, without the aid of algorithms and “personalization” technology, human educators and traditional institutions have historically failed to meet the needs of individuals as individuals.

National Achievement Report Finds Varied Rates of Recovery from COVID-19 Impact

eSchool News

Based on comparisons between performance results in winter 2021 and fall 2020, COVID achievement impacts are beginning to shrink in many grades. Newsline achievement assessment data Education education technology educators global help kids leaderBased on the assessment data of 3.8

Learning Loss Is Everywhere. But How Do the Reports Compare?

Edsurge

But its comparison was both more constrained in time—comparing results of students who took assessments in fall 2019 and fall 2020—as well as more expansive in absolute numbers, citing “5.3 schools who took NWEA’s MAP Growth in fall 2020, with a comparison of the results to fall 2019.

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