Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS, and also give me a follow… on Twitter at mjgormans.

Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

Edsurge

Integrating technology into your classroom can be overwhelming at first—especially navigating the different resources and district technology support staff that are available to you. Below, we dive into three potential resources and their intended purpose, so you can keep classroom devices working and redefine the way you approach your curriculum with the use of technology. Ask for one-on-one support. Follow her on Twitter: @TatumOmari.

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today’s parents like a different kind of communication. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education

EdTech Magazine

CUE 2018: How IT Departments Can Minimize Downtime and Maximize Education. When technology fails in the classroom, it takes away from valuable instructional time and hinders student learning. Rather than instructors pointing fingers at IT staff (or vice versa), Antwon Lincoln, instructional technology coordinator at Chula Vista Elementary School District , says that collaboration and communication are the keys to success. How to Marry IT and Instructional Technology.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

From Connected Learning to Connected Teaching , a special issue of CITE Journal , examines the need to bring the transformative principles of connected learning into teacher education, and explores some of the work already underway. DML connected learning connected teaching teacher education

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American higher education might not be broken, but seems to be sick

Bryan Alexander

There were comments about universities acting to support the public good, and the importance of academic knowledge for the commonweal. Then I spent an hour listening to the status of student enrollment in American higher education. This is important work for anyone in or thinking about higher education, and I’m glad IHE is pushing the results out in the open. Thanks, too, to LM and whomever else was staffing the IHE Twitter account during the event.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict. Twitter: @MoreThanATech.

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with 'e's

I spend a lot of my time thinking through issues and challenges around technology supported learning. I try to come up with new ways to use technology that take learning into another place, or into new directions.

It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. It's not easy integrating technology into education.

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Innovative Educators named Bammy Awards finalists!

The Innovative Educator

The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the finalists for the second annual Bammy Awards which recognizes the contributions of educators across 23 categories. Here are the innovative educators from around the nation who made the cut, listed in alphabetical order.

The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. Is technology a distraction?

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 281 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. Use his research to educate yourself.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health

Edsurge

And as a Program Manager with the District of Columbia Public Schools Mental Health Team , he and his colleagues support the efforts of school-based social workers who deliver Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) interventions. Twitter: Child Mind Institute. Join thousands of educators.

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3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 207 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid. Twitter: @josephfatheree ‏.

When Google Slides and Google Draw Collide

EdTechTeam

Google Slides is a great platform for connecting their character image with some supporting text about unique character traits and attributes. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Creativity Google for Education

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Fatheree on episode 159 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. We live right now in a world that the educational systems are very rigid.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education. Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. I became increasingly frustrated with the lack of technology support and PD opportunities in our district.

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10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. Steven W.

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. MORE FROM EDTECH: See why educators embrace the benefits of esports. Esports Equipment Can Support Other School Initiatives. This article is part of the "Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology" series.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

You have probably been delving into your own professional development, reading and research in preparation to be an even MORE awesome educator this school year. Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom.

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#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. The EDEN Network of Academics and Professional (NAP) will also be hosting several #EDENChat sessions live on Twitter from the conference.

Join our global #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

We enjoyed a great first #EDENchat of the season during the EDEN Research Workshop when my colleague Antonella Poce hosted the Twitter session last week. Contact me if you're interested in hosting and have a technology supported education theme you would like to propose for #EDENchat.

Dazzling Classroom Creations with Google Draw!

EdTechTeam

The artistic flare and graphic design capacity of Google Draw are largely underrated by educators and students. This portrait of Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and female education activist, is created primarily with the curve and polyline tools. I encourage all educators to explore the unique features of Google Draw to inspire and motivate their learners. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier.

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

Learning with 'e's

Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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A New Year of #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

As the new year begins, I want to draw your attention to the new season of #EDENchat Twitter sessions we have planned. In each one hour session, we discuss a topic related to technology supported learning, distance education or innovative approaches to education.

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam has a great community of passionate educators that make it an all-inclusive experience for everyone. Every presenter, either local or from EdTechTeam, is happy to keep connecting via email, Twitter, or directly through the core applications of Google. Twitter: @EmmaCottier.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Google Slides

EdTechTeam

Supporting Fonts. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Google Google for Education Tip googleEDU gsuiteeduA User Guide for Powerful Student Presentations! Google Slides is a powerful publishing and presentation tool when formatting is sharp and ideas are clearly communicated in clear and engaging ways.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. Earlier still, were the cave paintings of early man a primitive form of distance education? Does this mean that the term ''distance education'' has had its day?

Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. Keep the focus on students and educators… not the technology.

Google Slide Your Way from Zero to Hero

EdTechTeam

Knowing where to start formatting Google Slides can often seem like a daunting and overwhelming task for any educator or professional. Royal Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Google for Education TipA task that many would think is time consuming, tedious, and only for a trained digital specialist.

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. students need to be self-directed to work at home Ways technology supports the strategy resources are posted online via class website, LMS (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, etc).

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Here’s a 9 step process to support your decision-making process. During this step, school leaders across the district should collaborate to inventory what currently exists, from core curriculum and technology support resources, to types of devices already in place. Districts can often be seen purchasing vast amounts of technology based on little to no research or evidence. Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare.

Making sense of digital

Learning with 'e's

I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter. Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors.