The Benefits of Educational Technology

Educational Technology Guy

Most of you reading this will agree that educational technology can help teachers and students - it provides benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more. But, sometimes it''s hard to convince others that the expense of technology is worth it and hard to show the benefits. Not everything in education is quantifiable. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

This past January I wrote "10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have" and I have decided to modify it for the "10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have". Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

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8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

With new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. The smartphones that many students carry in their pockets are much more powerful than the technology [.].

Five Best Practices of Educational Technology Leaders

FuelEd

Contributor: Carolynn Mortensen Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Many school leaders understand that integrating technology into the classroom is now a must-have to fully engage their students.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders. SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

As we celebrate Adult Education and Family Literacy this week, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress happening across the country on behalf of the 36 million low-skilled adults in the U.S. Many are parents who simply wish to provide a better life for their children, particularly as they seek to pursue educational opportunities. We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access.

10 Emerging Education Technologies

Edudemic

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. The post 10 Emerging Education Technologies appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum?

Disciplining Education Technology

Hack Education

I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and professional organizations and published studies devoted to education technology; hundreds of schools offer degrees – primarily graduate degrees – in education technology. Education is replete with technologies of discipline. I confess.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. 1:1 Technology. Browse more Education infographics. Technology #edtech technology

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: SMART Technologies CTO Warren Barkley

EmergingEdTech

As the Chief Technology Officer of SMART Technologies, there is no doubt that Warren Barkley is a busy man. He has been writing blog posts and posting on social media (as I think today’s CXOs. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 Important Truths About Education Technology

EmergingEdTech

“Study the Past if you Would Define the Future” – Confucius Following are 5 undeniable realities of education technology, as I see them. Education Technology Success Stories Making the case for Education Technologies

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Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning General Veteran Teacher

5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology

Edudemic

Technology has been integrated in almost every other aspect of our lives today, so why is there a lag in some classrooms and districts? The post 5 Biggest Barriers to Education Technology appeared first on Edudemic.

4 Ways Technology Helps To Diversify Education

Educational Technology Guy

As technology advances, a greater number of countries are embracing the use of it in classrooms. is moving in that direction there seems to be some hesitation in deciding what technology should be used. Here is a list of four ways technology is changing the face of education. When explaining things like DNA structure or how molecules interact with other molecules technology can give you a visual that we have never had before. educational technology guest post

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

The Hechinger Report

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. “Education technology is an area where innovation has outpaced rigorous research,” said Vincent Quan, who runs the North American education unit at J-PAL.

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. There was an emphasis on describing in detail what effective use of technology meant to them. This is why I always say that pedagogy trumps technology.

A More Holistic Approach To Technology Planning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology I was deeply involved in the technology planning process from one end to the other. We have to look at the type of technology we are integrating and decided what outcomes do we want to see?

12 Emerging Educational Uses of Technology That Are Most Exciting Right Now

EmergingEdTech

As we Enter a new School Year, Which Uses of Technology Hold the Most Promise to Impact Learning? Well, it’s that time of year again … the start of a new school year. With it often comes. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

Bryan Alexander

In the dark and satirical spirit of Ambrose Bierce , I offer the first draft of a Devil’s Dictionary for educational technology terms. Competency-based education (CBE) , n. 2) A technology widely used by blacks, latinos, and poor people.

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Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

One of the mantras of that dream – the idea that economic success is possible if not inevitable – involves the necessity of education. “Education can be the difference, that education can save lives, that education can put folks on a path to opportunity,” Secretary of Education John B. As economic inequality has grown, so has schooling: “United States citizens are more educated than they ever have been.

The NEW Free Education Technology Resources eBook is Out!

EmergingEdTech

With nearly 200 free software applications, this new update is just jammed full of awesome free tool and tons of insights into how to use them in your courses and classrooms! If you’ve follow. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction.

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.

New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Writing the technology chapter gave my team the opportunity (and challenge) to comprehensively organize the vast research knowledge about technology in learning mathematics. Drijvers identified three main purposes for technology in mathematics learning: Doing Mathematics.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

One of the things I do in my role as a K-12 Education Strategist is work on resources for schools to use. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. accessibility assistive technology google accessibility

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

The Principal of Change

” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching. I always ask educators to think, “What could you create with this iPad that you couldn’t create before?”

Education Technology as 'The New Normal'

Hack Education

This talk was given today at CENTRO's symposium "Data, Paper, Scissors Tech-Based Learning Experiences for Higher Education" in Mexico City. I’m well known, I think, for fierce criticisms and cautions about education technology, and what I’ve prepared today is perhaps even darker and more polemical than I’d like, strikingly so on this beautiful campus. It is inextricably linked to history, to histories of education and to histories of technology.

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. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. IT IS HOW YOU USE TECHNOLOGY!

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology).

10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why

EmergingEdTech

Who are Your Favorite Education and Technology Bloggers and Writers? Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their.

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

iterating toward openness

There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. Why are we hell-bent on taking the greatest communications technology ever known and making sure that no one communicates with it?

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.

4 Education Technology Trends That Are Redefining K–12

The Journal

Five years from now K–12 classrooms will look dramatically different than they do today because of the four trends identified in this week’s blog post. You can take that prediction to the bank

Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Emerging technologies can help put strategies like standards-based grading and competency-based learning into context for parents, students and teachers. The post Competency-Based Educational Strategies Enhanced by Technology appeared first on Market Brief.

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with 'e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London. LT17UK AI Brian Solis development education future Gerd Leonhard gestural interfaces learning mobile Ray Kurzweil Rudy de Waele Technology Trends

9 Educational Technologies That are Most Exciting Right Now (2016-17 Update)

EmergingEdTech

As we Settle into Another new School Year, These Technologies are Poised to Make a Difference I find it fun this time of year to think about how things have evolved since we started the last school.

How to Design Educational Technology Products to Motivate Students

Digital Promise

Given students’ interest in technology, educational technology tools are a promising way to motivate them to learn. Future research will help clarify the role of technology in boosting student motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 1975, 67, 776–783. Motivating children to learn effectively: Exploring the value of intrinsic integration in educational games.The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 20(2), 169-206.

2015’s Top Education Technology Trends

Edudemic

Each year, the New Media Consortium and EDUCAUSE release the NMC Horizon Report, which looks at the technology […]. The post 2015’s Top Education Technology Trends appeared first on Edudemic. Updates adaptive technology blended learning collaboration edtechEditor’s note: This piece was originally written by Katie Lepi and ran on February 28th, 2014.

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: MobyMax CEO Glynn Willett

EmergingEdTech

A Fascinating Look at the Future of Adaptive Curriculum and Technology Enhanced Teaching and Learning MobyMax is a leader in the world of online curricula for grades K-8.

Change education to attack technology-driven unemployment

The Christensen Institute

Fears are mounting that the rapid technological advances occurring will automate and displace jobs on a scale never before seen. In a piece for Quartz this past week, I addressed how moving to a blended learning, competency-based education system in which students advance based on mastery, not time, could address many of the concerns by better preparing citizens for the demands ahead.