Educational Technology Support

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I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Being a sponsor of this site is more than simply having a spot on the side bar, but rather joining a partnership together to support the advancement of technology in education. MasteryConnect - share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.

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. It is important to note that capstone courses intrinsically vary from school to school, however, capstone as an inquiry-based process or one that is driven by student passions often rely on or use technology as a part of planning, design, and implementation.

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It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

Graphite Blog

This is the second in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. Providing technical support for a large fleet of devices that travel between school and home is no simple task. Management and support of technology is a lot like managing and caring for people. Technology is much the same. The advantage with technology is that it’s easier to uninstall/reinstall or swap out parts!

Beyond the Test: How Have We Learned This Decade?

Edsurge

This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology. The quiz seems deceptively easy: The past decade has seen literally hundreds of technologies and ideas emerge, many aimed at engaging or involving K-12 students and supporting student learning. So have students learned more? But is asking how much students have learned the right question? What about how they have done that learning?

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. was a technological no man’s land, with no dedicated central staff?, no implementation support?, limited fidelity to models, limited professional development?, By Charles Sosnik.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

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Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. At the time, my district didn't offer any professional development (PD) opportunities to prepare educators without a computer science background to teach CS in their classes. I started exploring online resources like Code.org and Tynker, but even those offered limited support at the time. I am working on a personal project involving professional development.

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Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects

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But after talking to a number of different educators and reading their various accounts, what I can tell you is that your peers have discovered creative, technology-supported ways to approach teaching reading, writing and vocabulary in their multi-subject classrooms—and they were willing to share it to help you out. For further support, AMNH also provides a rubric that science teachers can use to evaluate the proficiency of a student’s written explanation.

Why Solving the Teacher Shortage Is Critical for Edtech

Edsurge

This issue has many implications for student learning, but one that is often overlooked is that a shortage of qualified instructors can have a crippling effect on a school district’s ability to implement technology effectively. While technology can address a variety of education challenges, the misuse of it can be disruptive to learning. Implementing school or district technology programs with fidelity is hard enough with one, consistent group of teachers.

Leadership Coaching and How Students and Teachers Benefit

Digital Promise

Recognizing that transformation, especially digital transformation, is complex and sometimes “messy,” Digital Promise is launching a second cohort of our Leadership Coaching program to support K-12 leaders working towards transforming learning in their districts through technology. Out of this body of work, we developed a theory of change for digital transformation to support and guide our work with educators on the frontlines of technology-supported innovation.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. And, that makes access to adequate and reliable broadband even more important as the development of new technologies continues. Links to Local Learning. Previously, he taught middle and high school mathematics and college technology courses.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. 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. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

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But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. In 2015, when I began investigating how to personalize homework, I knew that I’d need to leverage technology if I wanted to make it sustainable.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

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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 network also piloted and uses Cortex, a next-generation learning platform developed by InnovateEDU.

Essential Guide to Modern Learning: 10 #EdTech Considerations

The Innovative Educator

The 10 considerations: Understanding The Role of Tech in Education Getting Off to A Good Start w/ #EdTech Avoiding Ineffective #EdTech Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources Selecting High-Quality Digital Learning Resources Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration Assessing Learning Through #EdTech Tools Addressing Challenges to Effective #EdTech Use Combating Digital Inequity Creating Sustained Professional Learning Opportunities Want to know my thoughts?

Access State-Reviewed Instructional Materials with SETDA’s Dashboard

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A pilot program of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has made 12 states’ reviews of secondary math and language arts materials available, with a wide range of K-12 resources from these and other states to follow. The reviewers look at three key aspects of the material—the content and especially its alignment to core standards, accessibility of the content for all students, and the pedagogy, including teacher support and assessments.

Global forces

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This refers not only to what we buy (clothing, food, goods) but also how we learn, consume news, spend our leisure time as we are continually exposed to media. In this context, it is perhaps easier to understand how resistance to technological forces comes about. At Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Marvin Minsky, has argued that intelligence is to be found in the collective behaviour of large groups of interconnected machines (Minsky, 1987).

10 Reasons Why I ?EdTechTeam Summits

EdTechTeam

Further learning is always had with these informal and powerful conversations. Same Tech, New Ways – The core applications of G-Suite remain the same from conference to conference, but the ways in which individuals use them in their professional roles are so different! This is always the biggest area of learning from me at each conference; it is fascinating to see how the same application (ie. There is a constant network or support, encouragement, and sharing.

Ambient learning

Learning with 'e's

The answer is to value staff by providing them with relevant learning opportunities as they work. In many large organisations today this is changing, with learning and development now conducted largely while employees are on the move, or sitting at their work stations. This approach to ambient learning (some might also refer to activity learning ) proves to be more authentic, and the learning can be applied directly to tasks in situ - real learning for real contexts. 'On

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. The district is working toward this goal through a wide range of bold initiatives, which include offering two years of kindergarten, ending “social promotion,” connecting every student to technology, and putting significant resources into athletic facilities and music programs.

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. For years now I have been sharing the TPACK and SAMR models as foundational frameworks for educators and leaders alike to incorporate as a cornerstone of technology supported curriculum and instruction for school and district’s transition to a digital culture of learning and teaching. Teaching & Learning Jaclyn Stevens

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. The district is working toward this goal through a wide range of bold initiatives, which include offering two years of kindergarten, ending “social promotion,” connecting every student to technology, and putting significant resources into athletic facilities and music programs. “We

A Perspective on the SAMR Model – Erase the Line and Swim Laps!

The PL2C Blog

Digital Learning Coach, Instructional Technology Facilitator and Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. For years now I have been sharing the TPACK and SAMR models as foundational frameworks for educators and leaders alike to incorporate as a cornerstone of technology supported curriculum and instruction for school and district’s transition to a digital culture of learning and teaching. Teaching & Learning Jaclyn Stevens

10Q: Steven Anderson

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Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He has been a prime mover in some of the most innovative projects for technology supported learning in the past few years. I love the idea of learning and I love to learn. The more involved I get in education through what I do, the more I get to learn. What are the barriers to good learning?