Touch-Typing: Rote vs Integrated Learning or Rote and Integrated Learning?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Take a class of thirty students, tell them they are going to learn how to type only by using it in searches on google and creating reports in Microsoft Office. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

Should you Teach Typing? And Does it Work?

Ask a Tech Teacher

It isn’t particularly good reasoning but it is the sort of reasoning that has come about due to ICT skills in many cases being defined by their output, such as writing a report or creating a slideshow, rather than the underpinning skills such as typing or point-and-click being articulated.

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Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

Edsurge

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.

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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6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

EdTech and the accessibility paradox

The Christensen Institute

That’s given Cox a front seat to a new movement in education, which calls for recreating classrooms in a manner that supports learning for each child. But in her role, Cox has also seen where school districts like hers struggle to ensure that software programs actually align to student and teacher needs, especially when it comes to providing content appropriate for different learners.

?Anticipating and Addressing Challenges With Technology in Developmental Education

Edsurge

Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly integrating technology into developmental education programs, which are designed to bring underprepared students up to college level. Policymakers in Tennessee and Texas, for example, have explicitly encouraged the use of technology in developmental education reform. What types of technology do institutions use in developmental education? Student support technology supports students’ academic performance.

How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem

Edsurge

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. We do a lot of reporting for various blocks throughout the day: science, humanities, math, etc.—and

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

Edsurge

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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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

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.

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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. Look at all the hot topic media reports of various celebrities and politicians being called out for plagiarism.

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

eSpark

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,f 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.