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. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy

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

CUE

Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? We have looked at the technology in a classroom setup that may initially seem foreign and uncomfortable. A great way to pull this all together for yourself in a nice little easy-to-reach package is by creating a digital Technology Resource Guide.

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21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals. The principles and examples provided in the plan align to the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH) program as authorized by Congress in December 2015 through the Every Child Achieves Act.

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals. The principles and examples provided in the plan align to the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH) program as authorized by Congress in December 2015 through the Every Child Achieves Act.

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. When McClary joined the district as the manager of educational technology in 2014, progress was less than stellar.

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

EdTech Magazine

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

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

But, are the students ready for what awaits them? According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Among parents surveyed, 7 in 10 say that their child’s future success depends on them developing technology-use skills, which is also central to a ­personalized-learning model.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Learning comes alive for students and the future moves within reach. . Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . Without planning, strategy, educator training and support , among other things, the marriage of education and technology won’t work. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy. investment in educational technology.

Clear Hurdles to Foster True Innovation in K–12 Schools

EdTech Magazine

A type of magic happens when education and technology-driven innovation come together. Learning comes alive for students and the future moves within reach. . Essentially, the introduction of technology alone is not innovation. . Without planning, strategy, educator training and support , among other things, the marriage of education and technology won’t work. . The Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy. investment in educational technology.

#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 How does the technology actually improve on what we’ve done in the past?” If the technology doesn’t meet all your criteria, don’t use it.