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. Note: this is not intended to be a vision for technology, nor a general vision for school.

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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. We need to help close the Digital Learning Divide. Living More Verbs Maine Learning Technology Framework

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

Dangerously Irrelevant

After 4+ years of piloting our 4 Shifts discussion protocol with thousands of educators, I am delighted to announce that our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning , is now available!

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

Harness emerging technology to reduce risk and improve campus governance. Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

Change, Learning Technologies, and the future

Learning with 'e's

Attending Learning Technologies in a completely new, yet strangely familiar venue was quite an experience. I arrived with a great deal of anticipation, because Learning Technologies always holds a lot of promise. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers

Digital Promise

Each startup had five minutes to pitch their product and then answer questions from a panel of five judges who are experts in the fields of venture capital, information technology, and education. The post New Technology Connects Jobseekers with Employers appeared first on Digital Promise.

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

Guest post: Technology in Schools

EdTech4Beginners

In today’s world, technology is increasingly becoming predominant in schools. Students nowadays have access to the latest and up to date technology. Data label, an online label manufacturing company, conducted a survey recently where people were asked whether they feel technology in schools has had positive effects on children. Access to learning resources and tools – (29%). Opportunity for individual learning – (6%).

How Powerful Use of Technology Can Increase Student Engagement

Digital Promise

These schools were among 50 underserved middle schools around the country that benefited from an digital learning coach during the pilot year of Digital Promise’s Dynamic Learning Project (DLP), with generous support from Google. Blog Dynamic Learning Project Educators Research

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 ). Used meaningfully for learning task.

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology.

As Technology Becomes Easier to Use, Our Depth of Learning Needs to Continue to Increase

The Principal of Change

I am wrestling with some ideas in my head…bear with me as I try to write to learn. ” I was thinking recently about technology in our modern day and how there is this notion that our students are so much better with technology in this generation than in generations past.

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

Digital Promise

Recently, the 60,000-member National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a new “Research Compendium,” a handbook with 38 chapters , each summarizing the best research on an important aspect of teaching and learning mathematics. For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Drijvers identified three main purposes for technology in mathematics learning: Doing Mathematics.

An Interesting Infographic About Teachers & Technology

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , educational technology , learning , teaching , technology. education classroom technology edtech educational technology learning teaching technologyBy James Logan.

How Technology is Transforming the Way Students Feel About Learning

Kleinspiration

Technology is transforming the way students feel about learning. Students are empowered to use technology to create and publish, collaborate with others, connect and interact with their community, explore their natural curiosity, and demonstrate their learning in innovative ways. .

Blending Technology into Project Based Learning

Battelle for Kids

Project Based Learning + Technology = Deeper Learning. Why are Project Based Learning and technology a winning combination? How can they lead to Deeper Learning? Integrating technology and instruction can make learning more effective.

Using Technology to Rethink Summer Learning

Hapara

Edtech Teacher Dashboard Education Workspace Project Based Learning Edtech Update“Summer slide,” “Summer brain drain,” no matter what term you use for it, it’s well-known that students lose critical academic skills during the weeks that they are out of school.

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Thiis was good for instant recall and feedback, however it was not so good for class discussions and more in-depth learning.

If you want deeper learning…

Dangerously Irrelevant

You can’t get to deeper learning with worksheets and end-of-chapter review questions. You can’t get to deeper learning with self-paced adaptive learning modules that emphasize facts and procedures. You can’t get to deeper learning with multiple-choice software and apps.

Cinderella technology?

Learning with 'e's

Image by Glamhag on Flickr Large screen touch displays seem to be the 'Cinderella technology' of education. Many good uses of the IWB are reported in the literature , and many schools have harnessed its potential to transform aspects of teaching and learning. Cinderella technology?

IDEAL & Involved Instruction: Implementing Technology in Blended Learning

Digital Promise

As most of us know, effective distance and blended learning requires more than assigning an online curriculum and handing out log-in information; it requires teacher involvement. In addition, she gives practical strategies and tools for planning and implementing blended learning.

40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

Ditch That Textbook

We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students. We don’t want “one more thing” Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning.

Join Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team!

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The Learning Through Technology Team at the Maine Department of Education is looking for a high energy, entrepreneurial-thinking, collaborative educator who would like to work with us. Increasing access with a focus on learning.

The Evolution of Learning Technologies

Educational Technology Guy

Interesting timeline of the Evolution of Learning Technologies: The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Open Colleges --. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. edtech infographics

Integrating technology into learning

Learning with 'e's

Using technology in the classroom and integrating technology for learning are two different things. The first is something that any teacher can do without much thinking, but to truly integrate technology into education takes a great deal of imagination, thinking and planning.

Learning Is Not About The Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom. To learn more about our findings, read the full report.

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

As a Dad and an educator I am constantly looking for the best resources to provide for them at home to supplement the learning they are doing in their schools. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology.

Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. The increase of technology use in learning has added an element to the budget which has seen a steady increase over the years.

Learning With Technology

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So for the sake of “teacher autonomy”, we have students with minimal amounts of learning exhibited in a multitude of spaces. This also leads to students spending a lot of time learning technology instead of learning with technology.

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 , and here ). Used meaningfully for learning task.

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

Social-Emotional Learning Competencies Get a Boost from Classroom Technology. In a recent study , 98 percent of principal s said they believe students from all backgrounds would benefit from learning SEL skills in the classroom. . Classroom Technology Creates Opportunity for SEL.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. It gets in the way of learning instead of facilitating it.

Using Technology to Humanize

The Principal of Change

I have been an advocate of technology in education for a long time. People > Technology. If we lose our connection with the people in our buildings, I want no part of technology. But technology can actually be used to build face-to-face relationships, not limit them.