SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. SCALE-UP is turning many aspects of the traditional classroom upside-down, including how technology is used.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.


Technology or pedagogy? I would argue that technology is not the tool that makes children creative, instead it is a support. The learning is the priority when planning lessons; the technology is merely a dynamic aid. So can technology support higher order thinking?

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Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering


That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. Wait, TVs to Support Collaboration? Vivi’s hybrid hardware/software model is another big plus for Rugg.

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

There are a lot myths out there and even our best technology support personnel may lack understandings of what must be blocked versus what does not. Focusing on superintendents: 5 technology leadership articles from AASA. Our technology messages are important.

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

EdNews Daily

A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development that they received on the use of technology in the classroom to be effective. We’ll provide an explanation and an example of each level of technology integration.

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. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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


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? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.


From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class.

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Alma provides complete SIS, Google Classroom integration

eSchool News

Alma Technologies, Inc. Alma enables administrators to roll out Google Classroom district-wide to streamline their technology infrastructure and data management while supporting the individual needs of all their teachers, students, and parents.

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Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. ” With this information in mind, I will now address each question.

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

Delivering information electronically without considering adult learners as your students doesn’t work. There was a limited amount of follow-up support, and that support had to be initiated by the teacher’s request. I carried my concerns to another conference in NYC, The Software and Information Industry Association’s Education Business Forum (SIIA EBF). This would require time from the teacher and money and support from the district.

We Are All Teachers Of Literacy

The Web20Classroom

Danny Glover At ISTE 2016 I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel, sponsored by Samsung Education , with other educators and industry experts, spending an hour talking about literacy in the age of technology. Or will the technology just get in the way?

3 Questions That Still Boggle Educators, Technologists and Researchers


That was one of many questions posed at CRESST CON , an annual conference for those working at the intersection of education, technology and research. Throughout the two days, the conversations attempted to cover a range of topics, from assessment in informal learning environments to the effectiveness of games in promoting learning outcomes. billion in 2014, but the proportion of total dollars allocated to technology reached only $2.9 Education Technology Events Community

9 Ways To Help Students Learn Through Their Mistakes

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: This post is promoted by bettermarks, a company looking for teachers to beta test their adaptive Math software. They give the teacher information about the stand of the individual student and which incorrect ideas and knowledge deficits the student has which hinder learning.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. "That’s

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem


Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Baked-In Innovation Schools are staffed with operations, logistics and technology teams that enable teaching and learning staff to focus on curriculum development and delivery, assessment, and professional learning. The ability to pull data together in an interoperable way means that this trend line deeply informs the core work of the team.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

Digital Promise

For these students, poverty brings a host of other disadvantages, most beyond the school district’s control: broken homes, transient living situations, and a lack of educational support at home. Supporting Students from Day One. It requires technology and it requires great teachers.

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Educator Innovator

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs—what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce.


Can Foreign Language Immersion Be Taught Effectively Online?


DO SOMETHING WITH INFORMATION. “We Just as they would when researching in English, students have to make choices about what information is both useful and reliable. “We But some are less enamored of the technology itself.

The Writing Process that Utilizes Tech Integration

Tech Helpful

I can't help but wonder how does technology support that well-oiled process because well.that's what I do.wonder about technology. Today's students can pick up their device and have access to oodles of information on any given topic.

Back to the future

Learning with 'e's

I placed one in the corridor outside my office, and wrote a small programme which printed out on a dot matrix printer information about every single transaction that took place each day. How can we embed new technology effectively?

Global forces

Learning with 'e's

It is a force that affects our economy, travel, exchange of goods and services, access to information, communication, health provision, education delivery and even the way we have begun to reconceptualise the world about us. Resistance to New Technology.

8 Tips for the Care & Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User

The Daring Librarian

Teachers, staff, and admin will respond better when you show them one tip at a time instead of everything you might know about technology. jenniferlagarde 26 Aug Meet them where they are, provide lots of scaffolded support & love! MsMensing Patience, support & encouragement!

10Q: David White

Learning with 'e's

Ahead of his keynote speech at this year’s EDEN conference , to be held in Porto, I asked him some questions about his life, his passions and what he believes about technology supported education. What are you studying at present, and how does this inform your role as HDG at the EU?