How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The following was written to be shared as part of our application to the Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in BC. Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Benefits: Staff became more proficient at integrating technology for learning.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

In response, educators often find themselves having to take on the role of counselors, supporting the emotional healing of their students, not just their academic growth. The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue.

Verizon Innovative App Challenge for Secondary Students

The Innovative Educator

Created to ignite interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), The Verizon Innovative App Challenge opens student''s eyes to exciting new possibilities for their futures, opening doors they may never have known were there. The Challenge is a collaborative competition that offers $10,000 grants and Samsung Galaxy Tabs for winning secondary schools and students. Cell phones in Education STEM Verizon

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable. Why We Need a DARPA for Education.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

The technological advances of the past two decades have changed the world, and education is no exception. But that’s not the only way technology is making it easier for students to learn. Technology in the Classroom Keeps Kids in School, Helps Them Learn.

Technology: the savior of education?

iLearn Technology

I had a great time helping other teachers learn how to use technology, and coming up with ideas for how they could integrate it into their classrooms. The back of my MDX filled, I had a goal: to leverage technology to solve this problem. Technology that supports that learning can grow.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

We need to change the teacher vs. technology narrative

The Christensen Institute

The chart compares a wide array of professions based on required education levels, average annual wages, and likelihood of automation. Sure enough, elementary and secondary teachers are among the most educated yet least paid professionals; and their likelihood of automation: practically zero. Fortunately, the future of learning technology is not replacing teachers, but amplifying their ability to meet the learning needs of their students.

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 education industry has often evolved slowly when it comes to major change and innovation. Innovation in Education.

Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

EdNews Daily

Far too often, in my life as a parent and educator, I’ve listened to parents who have strong concerns about reserved children. Given the role of education and its close connection to entrepreneurship and the corporate world, schools often give praise and attention to extroverts.

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education

Neo LMS

Our previous blog described the background to Finland’s successful education system and today we’ll unpack that a bit more, but also take a more detailed look at the role edtech plays in that success. It is clear that Finland’s enviable educational outcomes is no overnight success.

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Sources of Hope for Education Technology in 2018

Edsurge

I find myself without strong enthusiasm for the task of writing a conventional set of predictions about education technology in 2018. The most urgent needs of the most vulnerable children in this nation involve other technologies. Some of their pain is the result of the protection of privilege in its gated communities (and here I must accuse myself and my love of my family and my efforts to secure the best possible education and healthcare for them).

Celebrating Innovative Middle and High School Educators

Digital Promise

Powerful use of technology contributes to closing the Digital Learning Gap. In collaboration with HP and Microsoft’s Reinvent the Classroom Initiative, Digital Promise Global is launching a new program that celebrates teachers who demonstrate powerful teaching and learning with technology.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Education News Featured Higher Education Secondary Education TechnologyRobyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

The Business of Education Technology

Hack Education

In fairness, startups weren’t the only education companies experiencing this sort of upheaval this year: Amplify, News Corps’ education division, continued to sell off various parts of its failed business. DeVry Education Group got a new CEO." You can find stock market data about publicly-traded education companies at funding.hackeducation.com. I maintain a dataset of all education technology investments and all education technology investors.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

Secretary of Education Richard W. ” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools.

Educators Don’t Agree on What Whole Child Education Means. Here’s Why It Matters.

Edsurge

Hafiz has been thinking about what it means to educate the whole child for many years. Though her school’s mission statement articulates a focus on values she cares about, and her district claims enthusiasm about whole child education, something is getting lost in translation.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. link] Another augmented reality site that shows students a digital hologram of smart grid technology. |Kelly Tenkely|.

Another glimpse of European higher education and technology

Bryan Alexander

Last week I had the honor of addressing a European Union higher education meeting in Malta. I actually presented three times, each session offering a different cut of my thoughts on the future of education and technology. New technologies drew some attention.

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Apex Learning Acquires Youth Digital Project-Based Technology Courses

techlearning

Apex Learning, provider of online learning for secondary education announces the acquisition of Youth Digital’s library of project-based technology courses.

Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops had become a permanent requirement along with using technology in the classrooms by this time. But these are secondary causes. Decrease in State Funding: The government has been scaling back on the funding on college education since the great recession of 2008. Post the recession, states cut inflation-adjusted spending on K–12 education by approximately 4% between 2008 and 2013. Related: Will eBooks Change K-12 Education.

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The push for “free” universal education in Africa often falls short—here’s a better way

The Christensen Institute

But even for most who are desperately poor, education is highly valued as a majority of children—more than 70% —attend primary school and nearly half attend secondary school. Many also go on to attain higher education degrees. Connecting education to local markets.

My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for our students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to our own professional learning. As a secondary science teacher in Wayne County, a tight-knit rural community in southwest Tennessee, I know most of my students beyond the classroom. The post My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials appeared first on Digital Promise.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. Seymour, as my friend Gary Stager has described him , was the “inventor of everything (good) in education.” It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. ” the education giant asked in June.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Always eager to associate itself with the latest tech craze, education technology embraced Pokémon Go with great gusto: “ Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification.” ” “ The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go.” ” “ Why Pokémon Go marks a new step forward in education.” Handing over data, often quite thoughtlessly, has become par for the course – in education and in society more generally.

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The Visual Arts and Technology

Leadership Lounge

Technology has had a major impact on the arts. With all of this technological capacity literally at their students’ fingertips, how are arts teachers adapting to this new world? I’ve also seen technology’s impacts in fairly traditional high school arts classrooms.

Intelligent PDUs Help K-12 Schools Integrate New Technology Solutions

EdTech Magazine

Intelligent PDUs Help K-12 Schools Integrate New Technology Solutions. For K–12 schools interested in integrating state-of-the-art education technology, IT teams would do well to first invest in power distribution units. Doug Cofer is the technology director for Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

How technology can amplify the effects of good teaching

Education Superhighway

Through his years of experience and working closely with EducationSuperHighway on the Digital Connections Initiative, his passion for technology has enabled him to impact public schools in Massachusetts by being proactive in getting high speed internet in all schools across the state.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

Edsurge

As someone who has taught high school history, led a school district, and researched the history of school reform along with the use of educational technologies over the past half-century, I found little that startled me in 2017 (with the exception for one event noted below). Both the idealism and optimism—keep in mind the adjectives I used to modify the nouns—have a lot to do with what I have learned over the decades about school reform, especially when it comes to technology.

5 Lies About Technology In Higher Education Most Lecturers Believe

Leadership Lounge

5 lies about technology in higher education most lecturers believe. I agree but I believe our higher education sector can only improve if lecturers take an effort to integrate technology in their classrooms. Education summit addresses "A Nation at Risk" 35 years later.

After net neutrality: how should educators respond?

Bryan Alexander

How should the education world respond to the demise of net neutrality? When I say “education” I’m thinking of the American education system, including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums. Assuming the Democrats uniformly support the previous policy, could educators focus our energies on several key senators and representatives, in order to crack those majorities? Should educators support this?

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends.

Technology in Education and Opportunity Cost

Reading By Example

During a regional principal’s meeting today, our conversation steered toward the integration of technology within instruction. Smartphones were a frequent topic, especially from the secondary school leaders. From the beginning of my secondary tenure until my shift to an elementary principal role four years later, smartphones grew in frequency and in use in school. Matt Renwick.