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. Check out this wonderful magazine for some great K12 educational articles, I will be presenting at Alan November’s BLC in Boston in July.

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.

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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. Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. 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.

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.

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. The implicit message communicated by this rhetoric is that technology transforms education through the medium of specific tools—that these tools are what structure and produce powerful teaching and learning.

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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. Again, I think the way it works — from the technology behind the scenes — I don’t feel like I’ve seen any slowdown whatsoever with any of them. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict. Twitter: @MoreThanATech.

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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. Finalists include teachers, principals, superintendents, school nurses, education advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists, education school professors, school board members, education bloggers, parents and other members of the broad education community.

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. When I get some positive feedback it encourages me to work harder to think of more new ideas, methods and strategies for using technology in education. I described 10 ways Twitter could possibly be used to support and extend learning.

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. In higher education we are dealing with an entirely new generation of learners who arrive with several personal digital tools, and expectations that may differ from the intentions of the institution. It's not easy integrating technology into education.

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. The role of technology is not significantly different to non-IB schools, so the ideas of good practice outlined below will also apply to other educational settings. What does the PYP say about technology? Technology has made these things possible for all teachers.

Communicating Through Change: How a CA District Is Supporting Families in the Year Ahead

Edsurge

parents and guardians from Learning Heroes , a nonprofit focused on helping families support their children, found parents are now, more than ever, activated to support their learners. Communications Planning for Innovation in Education (Education Elements/TLA). “(Do

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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. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science? And they want to get started using a technology.

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. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. Vicki: If parents can have some education, they feel like they’re not completely a lost deer in the woods. Use his research to educate yourself.

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 EducationGoogle Slides and Google Draw are two powerful publication and graphic design tools, but when combined together the results are absolutely explosive for student creativity and expression.

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. You have 300+ million people who have 300+ million ideas about how education is. Sometimes (it’s) leading from the front, but most of the times, (I’m) supporting from the back, and giving them a platform to showcase and to do things.

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. You have 300+ million people who have 300+ million ideas about how education is. Joe is also an award winning educator and filmmaker. Twitter: @ josephfatheree.

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. The interventions support the eight to eleven percent of all children in DC who have signs, symptoms or diagnosable emotional and mental health conditions, including those related to trauma. Twitter: Child Mind Institute. Join thousands of educators.

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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. He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 I'm delighted that Steven has agreed to participate in my 10Q series of interviews with education innovators.

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. Part of being a well-equipped educator is knowing both how and when to use a variety of tools and resources to lead our students in becoming better learners. Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Hey, how’s your year starting?

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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.

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. At the time, my district didn't offer any professional development (PD) opportunities to prepare educators without a computer science background to teach CS in their classes. I started exploring online resources like Code.org and Tynker, but even those offered limited support at the time.

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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. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. My team has helped dozens of K–12 and higher education institutions set up similar projects and esports arenas. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47.

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. The site has resources about one-to-one programs, BYOD, digital content, reviews about technology, success stories and case studies, tips and ideas, webinars, educational technology news, and much more. K-12 Blueprint offers resources for education leaders involved in planning and implementing technology initiatives. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait.

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. edenchat competency EDEN education learning literacy Technology university

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. The chats cover all sectors of education and the discussion is global, drawing participants from all corners of the world. Moderated by Antonella Poce 27 January: Free content, free education?

#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. I have often quoted from this site because it offers practical and useful resources and ideas around the use of technology in education, as well as professional development tips for teachers and a regular podcast.

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.

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. There is a constant network or support, encouragement, and sharing. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. Twitter: @EmmaCottier. Google for Education Professional Development Summit

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. I have five powerful ideas on facilitating student centered learning with technology in this post. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. Kasey – How to Pass the Google Certified Educator Exams (12 Tips). Follow @GTeacherTribe on Twitter. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Episode 2: Make Their Learning Go Viral with Karly Moura.

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.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

Some would say formal distance education was established much earlier in the Americas. Arguably, the concept of distance education via correspondence may have its roots in earlier attempts at remote instruction when the Apostle Paul sent out letters (or epistles) via courier to the early Christian church from his prison cell in Rome. Earlier still, were the cave paintings of early man a primitive form of distance education?

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#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

Simply adding technology to a classroom doesn’t make it an innovative space. It’s imperative that classroom design is driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning experiences for students,” says Tom Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “It’s Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE), agrees. Twitter.

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