Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology.

Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology

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If you missed this article over at ReadiLearn , here are my thoughts about teaching technology in kindergarten: Why Kindergartners Must Learn Technology. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Even a decade ago, technology was an extra class in student schedules where now, it is a life skill. Kindergartners love technology. Kindergartners learn technology fast.

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Technology is Here to Stay: Now What?

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He has some interesting reflections on technology’s place in education: Remember the days of Oregon Trail on the old Apple IIe’s or students drawing pictures with Kid Pix. Much has changed since technology has made inroads into education, and much has not.

Maine Learning Technology Framework

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The Maine Learning Technology Framework describes the key elements and components needed to achieve the greatest learning benefit from a district’s technology investment. The Framework is intended to support teachers, tech leads, librarians and other school leaders in their efforts to leverage technology to improve student learning experiences related to learning targets and outcomes. Focus on the Learning Maine Learning Technology Framewor

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

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The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine. We need to help close the Digital Learning Divide. Living More Verbs Maine Learning Technology Framework

How Technology Helps Social-Emotional Learning Flourish

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Social-emotional learning (SEL) and technology might not seem like natural partners. During the presentation, the speakers explained the role technology plays in supporting SEL initiatives. They can also use the same technology to communicate progress to their communities.

Getting up to Speed: Teacher Prep and Technology Integration

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We know technology is a challenge for veteran teachers. What is surprising is that many teacher programs don’t prepare their graduates well for the rigors of using technology to meet current educational requirements. Moreover, the general use of technology has changed.

How technology impacts literacy

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Not surprisingly, many of this year’s Top 10 focused on student engagement and online or hybrid learning strategies related to pandemic teaching. This year’s 7th most-read story focuses on the myriad ways technology is changing literacy instruction.

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology

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Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. Challenge: Try one of these ideas to transform the learning in your classroom! ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Effective Technology Integration digital literacy digital research edtech education technology

The LMS Workbook for K-12 Leaders

The integration of technological tools to support learning has created a new personalized experience for students. Download this workbook and discover what you need to build an ecosystem that saves teachers time and improves student outcomes.

Creating Conditions for Powerful Technology Use

Digital Promise

Instructional technology is a critical component of teaching and learning in today’s world. Technology, when aligned to research-based practices, supports teachers in delivering instruction that is adapted to meet the needs of all students.

Technology and Teaching: A Conversation with Teachers

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Here is Part 2 of his discussion on technology’s place in education: Part II Technology is Here to Stay: A Conversation with Teachers. In my previous post, I wrote about the permanency of technology in the instructional setting for educators.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

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He’s concerned that we often celebrate low-level learning. The 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology from Jennifer Gonzalez is here! I recommend this handy, useful encyclopedia of education technology tools. Learn more now. 2019 Guide to Technology He reveals the story about how he learned this important concept. Even though he taught a lesson with 100% engagement and the use of technology, Tom realized that he had failed.

Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

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But what impact do these devices have on us, and are we using technology to its fullest potential? In my public high school, we rarely interact with technology, at least not productively. You probably won’t see many of us using technology to find creative ways to communicate with and express our ideas to diverse audiences or to research new ways to fix our planet, like you might at other schools. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Integrating Technology Meaningfully with Mission Minded Learning

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For many of our students, technology is just another aspect of their lives. In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies with EdTech Missions , I introduce mission minded learning to help students reflect on the power they have to make a positive difference with their use of technology. On Thursday, March 1st, I will be the host for #WocoTeach and chat more about mission minded learning and integrating technology in meaningful ways.

How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

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In order to do that, we need to ensure that students regularly operate at the deepest levels of learning: analyzing, breaking things down, making connections, evaluating different situations, etc. Deep learning constitutes the three top levels of Bloom’s taxonomy: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. At these levels, students have fully “owned” the knowledge or skills they have been learning and so can solve new and complex problems. Technology-Supported Transfer of Learning.

Empowering Students with Technology through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

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Schools across the country rapidly shifted to remote learning due to COVID-19-related closures. The students, as well, I think especially with technology. They’re all kind of understanding that we’re going through this process and learning together.”. Sign up to learn more.

Improve Student Engagement and Learning with Technology Coaching

Digital Promise

Emerald was one of 100 schools across the country that benefited from a technology coach during the 2018–19 school year, the second year of the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP). When technology makes information more accessible, students are more engaged.

What’s Next for Teaching and Learning? 6 Key Trends in K-12 Education

Speaker: Trenton Goble, Chris Giles, and Cat Flippen

The last year and a half has challenged teachers, students, and families to adapt to unprecedented changes to teaching and learning. While we’ve examined the challenges of the pandemic, questions remain: What does the future of education look like? And, how will the last year impact teaching and learning moving forward?

Universally Designed Blended Learning

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Second, technology is here to stay. So, how do we design and facilitate learning experiences to remove barriers and allow all students to succeed? UDL is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.”

Ways to Learn with Technology

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Technology surrounds our students and gives them a platform to share with a global audience. Technology is how our students learn, communicate, entertain themselves, collaborate, and seek advice. Ways to Learn With Technology Infographic.

The Future of Education Technology

Wisewire

With the exponential emergence of radical, innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR), the way that kids learn is undergoing a radical transformation. Despite this proliferation of education technology, however, the number one goal of today’s educators is to inspire students to learn. Using technology, educators are sharing invaluable lessons in persistence, curiosity and passion in high-tech style.

Technology Offers K–12 Families 24/7/365 Access to Learning

EdTech Magazine

On Friday, March 13, 2020, we shut down, and within the first couple of weeks we were watching the usage patterns of students and educators in our learning management system,” he recalls. “We

Infographic: Build A Better Virtual Learning Experience

This infographic lays out the technical challenges that can impede teachers and students—and how they can be solved. Get the facts about the exploding market potential of virtual teaching, factors that can undermine the virtual classroom experience, and what app developers need to know to close the tech gap.

10 Ways Any Teacher Can (and Should) Use Technology

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Common Core tells us: New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication. differentiate teaching for students with different learning styles.

3 technologies needed for remote learning

eSchool News

In a recent survey conducted by Instructure , two-thirds of the educators surveyed believe remote learning will impact classroom practices in the future. A recent survey of districts estimated 56 percent of schools will offer a remote learning option in the fall.

What Do You Need to Sustain a Culture of Powerful Learning that Leverages Technology?

Digital Promise

What learning looks like and how it is delivered has changed forever. The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare the inequitable access to technology and broadband, particularly for students who have been traditionally marginalized. Always-available technology and broadband access.

How is technology impacting literacy?

eSchool News

We live in a world where learning and technology are intrinsically linked, especially in the minds of our youth. Is there a correlation between technology use and plummeting literacy rates? Technology can engage students and enhance their literacy skills.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

Are We Talking Technology or Are We Talking Learning

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More and more, educators are recognizing that the true value of technology isn’t learning how to use the tools and devices, but rather using the tools and devices to learn (see here , here , here , and here ). Even a recent meta analysis of the research on 1to1 learning environments shows that when the studies focused simply on the presence of technology, there was no real improvement in learning. Used meaningfully for learning task.

Planning for Technology Sustainability with COVID-19 Relief Funds

Digital Promise

Kudos to district leaders for guiding their school districts through the ins and out of technology integration and remote learning for more than a year. For the first (and maybe last) time, there could possibly be a surplus in funding for district technology programs.

Teleology, Technology and Learning

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Some things on sailboats haven’t changed much in thousands of years, others are recent, and every new technology gets tested by the same strict rule about purpose. A sextant was revolutionary analog technology. Technology and Learning. Much of the technology that entered the classroom in the past made perfect teleological sense in a time when school’s primary function was sharing information. Teachers were the primary technology of the classroom.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

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The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. What are the pros and cons of remote teaching technology? Challenges Of Using Technology In Learning. Technology

How Coaches Help Teachers Overcome Fears of Technology

Digital Promise

We know technology can be a transformational tool for improving student achievement and engagement, and for driving school innovation. Trying something new can be intimidating, especially when teachers are concerned about how to salvage a lesson if use of a new technology tool fails.