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 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.

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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.

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

But many of those folks utterly misunderstood Prince’s relationship to technologies – much like many, I’d argue, misconstrue what the Luddites in the early nineteenth century were actually so angry about when they took to smashing looms.

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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.

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

There’s been a lot of discussion among policymakers and the media recently about the pitfalls of using technology in the classroom. Many of these conversations are worthwhile – it’s important to be skeptical when spending scarce dollars for public education.

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.

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?

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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Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology

eSchool News

For decades, schools have been scaling up the technology incorporated into the classroom, from small computer labs designed to teach basic computer skills to student-assigned tablets for more complex, daily assignments (and occasional play). Arguments against Classroom Technology in School.

Is writing education vital to emerging technology?

eSchool News

In an age of technological advancement, it’s easy to feel obsolete. I feel confident that education will always be needed; but, occasionally I wonder if writing education has value in a computer-driven world. Both are relevant to a user’s experience with technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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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How “blockchain” technology could influence education

eSchool News

Sony Global Education sims to build a new, widely applicable educational infrastructure that enables diverse methods of evaluation, open sharing of academic proficiency and progress records.

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Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor.

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).

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

7 things Gen Z students say about educational technology

eSchool News

Student-teacher interaction is one of the most important things when creating a positive and effective classroom environment–in fact, it ranked higher than educational technology use, according to both teachers and students in a new survey.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

The post [FREE WEBINAR] How to Differentiate Instruction with Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Education How to Guides. Lesson Plans News & Trends Teaching Technology

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.

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

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.

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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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.

Enhancing education with assistive technology

District Administration

Products that help prepare students for life beyond K12 Ray Bendici The ever-increasing pace and variety of technological developments continues to be a challenge for K12 assistive technology products

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?

What we think about technology

Learning with 'e's

It resonated with my own experience as a teacher educator, so I used it in some of my presentations. In conversations with my own student educators recently, something else emerged. I asked them whether this was a true representation of their perceptions of using technology.