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.

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.

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Students Speak: How Technology Can Transform Learning

Digital Promise

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. Barriers to providing all students with access to technology.

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.

August book study: Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

My co-author, Julie Graber, and I are delighted that we were selected to do a FREE 4-week book study on Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning ! If we want deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion, we have to design for them!

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Empowering Students with Technology through Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

Digital Promise

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.

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

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.

How Technology Can Help Deepen Students’ Learning

EdNews Daily

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. Fortunately, technology tools can provide support for each stage. By Kelly Bielefeld.

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.

How Educators Can Empower Students Through Technology

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With education turning on the technology skills of students and teachers, its important to gain a rudimentary understanding of foundational technology. I mean the basics of how to use the tech tools that are driving learning. Enhance learning and growth opportunities.

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. In June 2018, education technology investors enjoyed a record-breaking $9.5

Ways to Learn with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

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.

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology

Teacher Reboot Camp

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

Teleology, Technology and Learning

EdNews Daily

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. By Mac Bogert.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education 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 , here , and here ). Used meaningfully for learning task.

Kindergartners need Technology too!

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I’m off to visit good efriend Norah Colvin over at ReadiLearn to discuss how important technology is even for kindergartners. When I started teaching technology almost twenty years ago, I taught K-8, three classes in each grade every week. Hi all!

Podcast – Harnessing technology for deeper learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

Podcast: Dr. Scott McLeod on harnessing technology for deeper learning. Podcast – Moving from digital substitution to deeper learning. Three competing visions of educational technology.

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

Sharing Tools for Measuring Impactful Technology Use

Digital Promise

As access to technology becomes increasingly commonplace in schools, discrepancies continue to emerge concerning not whether technology is being used, but how it is being used. New rubric guides classroom technology use. Indicators of impactful technology use.

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.

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. You may see some interchange of the acronym PBL as Project Based Learning and Problem Based Learning. Come learn with us!

Anyone Can Be an Artist with Technology

Digital Promise

Hammocks is one of 253 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools around the country. Technology leads students down “avenue to express their artistic flair”. It’s quite amazing to witness how the iPad and technology-assisted artwork can help them create wonderful pieces.”.

8 Lessons in amplifying literacy with technology

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At the same time, teachers often feel as if they’re competing with technology for the attention of students. However, I can see how technology can be both a distractor and a positive factor. Technology isn’t going anywhere. In March, we celebrate National Reading Month!

Is technology outpacing you?

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In considering the question, Is technology outpacing you? , let’s first look at technology’s place in the current education landscape. We darkly predict that the day will soon arrive when technology erases the need for teachers.

Five Top Technology Trends In Special Education

Wisewire

(TNS) — Fueled by technological advances, changing state policies, and a continued push from advocates, ed-tech companies and researchers are crafting new tools and strategies to better serve students with disabilities. As a technology lover who is blind, Luis F.

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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.

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I have provided several templates, handouts and activities to motivate students to brainstorm in different ways for each digital mission. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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.

How Can Technology Coaches and Content Coaches Work Together?

Digital Promise

From two years of research on the Dynamic Learning Project , we know successful coaches deliver support that meets a teacher’s context, which means aligning support with overarching school goals and initiatives, including other forms of coaching and mentorship.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Time is of the essence to get it right so that all kids can benefit from a quality learning experience that pushes them to think while limiting learning loss and achievement gaps. Balance Remote learning does not mean piling on excessive amounts of work on our learners.

Expanding technology’s influence

eSchool News

This week, we’re focusing on some expanded technology and engineering developments. For instance, Plus, when it comes to technology and engineering skills, girls are outpacing boys. Technology also can be key in delivering social and emotional education.

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.

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. Learn More.