How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet. Education Technology 21st Century Skills Technology in School

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Minerva’s Jonathan Katzman on Making ‘the Best Seminar Possible’

Edsurge

Jonathan Katzman, chief product officer at Minerva, says the curriculum focuses on practical “Ben Franklin-style” knowledge and uses the latest video technology to connect students who log into class from all over the world. “We We need our seminars to be fully active,” Katzman says. “We Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary LearningIf you could create a college from scratch today what would it look like?

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Follow Along With a Grad Seminar About Edtech: Part 1, Picking the Best Tech

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Bryan Alexander For my course on Studies in Educational Technology, I wanted to bring all of that in as objects of study—as well as discuss practical decisions for our collective learning experience. I believe in students owning as much of the class as possible, so at the outset we collectively determined which technologies to use. For that matter, what is technology?

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More humanities seminars online, and they’re not MOOCs

Bryan Alexander

Starting this January forty (40) humanities seminars will kick into action, online. Campuses get to see higher numbers in upper-level humanities seminars, while at the same time expanding the curriculum they present to students. education and technologyTwenty-one American colleges and universities are offering these classes for students on each others’ campuses, through an innovative project coordinated by the Council of Independent Colleges ( CIC ).

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Grad Seminar on EdTech Part 2: How Can Digital Audio Enhance Teaching and Learning?

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. Education Technology Higher EducationOver the next two months, I’ll share the experience and highlights in a series of columns for EdSurge with highlights from the course. This is part 2. Read part 1 here. Before there were podcasts, there was pirate radio , rogue broadcasters flinging unusual sounds over borders and adding new music to cultures.

Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

Is technology outpacing you?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. But truthfully, technology is less a magic wand than a unicorn. The attention and care provided by a teacher — technology may measure it but can’t provide it.

Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

Technologically Blind or Technologically Conscious

Fractus Learning

How do we define the difference between being technologically blind and technologically conscious? How would you answer the question “ do you think that those students who do not have access to technology have as good a chance of getting a good education as those who do have access to technology? ” Perhaps the real question is not whether they are better off if we don’t use technology, but why we choose not to make use of it? Discussion School Technology

EdisonLearning and the Learning Counsel to Prepare School Leaders to Re-imagine Digital Learning in the Wake of COVID-19

EdNews Daily

The 22 seminars will take place between August 9 and October 29, 2021 and will inspire education leaders to pursue and embrace innovation with the objective of better supporting children of all needs, […]. Digital Learning Featured Technology EdisonLearning EduJedi

? Teacher Favorites: 20 MiddleWeb ELA Articles

MiddleWeb

Articles ELA Favorites argumentative writing better writing close reading group work media literacy poetry reading aloud six word memoir skimming socratic seminar supplementary texts text sets vocabulary whole novels writing with technologyEach of these 20 English Language Arts-oriented articles (dating back to 2012) has enjoyed thousands of reads since it was first published at MiddleWeb.

Implementing education technology by pursuing technology education: Professional Development ideas for educators

Neo LMS

Technology plays a prominent role in the modern classroom. Education technology tools and solutions are becoming commonplace and widespread. As a result, educators must stay on top of trends and pursue ongoing learning in technology.

Flinn Scientific Partners with the Virginia Technology Student Association to Support Virtual STEM Competitions

eSchool News

Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, has partnered with the Virginia Technology Student Association (Virginia TSA) to support and expand participation in virtual, intra-curricular student STEM competitions.

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Jeong Do-Hyeon, CEO Of Raphas – A World Class Life Sciences Company Pioneering In Microneedle Technology

AsiaTechDaily

Register Jeong Do-Hyeon is the CEO of Raphas , a global bio company unique with microneedle technology, runs from lab to IPO and operates an accelerator program named ’10X’ Startup-X. innovative technology, commercialization ability, and drug development ability.

Can Technology Help Teachers Start Tough Conversations about Race?

Edsurge

Technology certainly does not always make painful events from the past easier or more comfortable to discuss. Candra Flanagan Yet there are other ways to support constructive conversations about race, culture and history—and apply technologies that enhance physical spaces to help learners immerse themselves in past lived experiences. We are creating more lesson plans that can go into the Learning Lab , more video clips, online seminars and workshops for teachers,” says Flanagan.

OPINION: Can technology save the liberal arts?

The Hechinger Report

Recent research points to technology as part of the solution. Technology may bend the cost curve over the long run, but program areas need to be strategically selected. It’s not uncommon for campuses to offer incentives to faculty who incorporate technology into individual courses. While that approach might be beneficial for individual faculty members, it misses an opportunity to build a program that harnesses technology and is financially sustainable.

Five EdTech Story Ideas for Education Reporters

Doug Levin

This week, education reporters from across the nation are gathering at the 2017 Education Writers Association National Seminar in Washington, DC. Among the topics they will focus on is technology in education (AKA "digital learning"). To that end, I suggest five story ideas for reporters interested in the topic. Blog In the News Trends #EWA17

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. There are all kinds of reasons for it to, including funding support, state political support, the aging of American higher education students, decreasing difficulties in using technologies. education and technology future of education

How Taejin Ha, CEO Of VIRNECT Raised USD 8M To Build Next-Gen Industrial Sites Leveraging Cutting-Edge AR/DT Technology?

AsiaTechDaily

The company virtually connects meaningful information using Augmented Reality (AR) technology to provide clients with the right information at the right time. It looks for solutions for different problems in industrial worksites through the application of AR technology.

Enhancing Small Group Instruction Through Audio Technology

District Administration

New technology enables teachers to communicate clearly to all students and facilitates student collaboration. This web seminar, originally presented on April 2, 2014, featured educators from Andover USD 385 in Kansas, who discussed how classroom audio solutions have enhanced small group instruction, improved student communication skills and led to improved student learning District Administration Custom Publishing Group.

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

Edsurge

We’ve all been to a lot of great conferences and summits and convening and seminars where we have really satisfying conversations with super-smart people and we all walk away feeling really good—and then a year later we get an invitation to another one of these and we have another great conversation. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

When, over the past decade, technology was rapidly introduced into schools it was heralded as the saviour of education. However, many technology naysayers are now pounding the pulpit and proclaiming the imminent death of the “digital dream.” As part of this, when things do go wrong we need to address the behavior not simply blame the technology. I have to constantly remind myself that just because I have embraced technology that doesn’t mean everyone else has too.

‘Why Am I Just Learning About This?’ In New College Board Offering, Students Explore the African Diaspora

Edsurge

That is the most common question I hear all the time,” says Herrera, who is a speech and debate coach and co-teaches AP Seminar at Henry Grady High School. The complexities of the Diaspora are an excellent fit with AP Seminar’s interdisciplinary research focus. Shocked. Outraged.

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A Brain Science Hyperdoc Activity

User Generated Education

This year I am teaching a 9th grade freshman seminar and decided to do a brain science unit with them. Education brain educational technology student choice student-centric learrningJudy Willis, a neuroscientist turned teacher, in How to Teach Students About the Brain writes: If we want to empower students, we must show them how they can control their own cognitive and emotional health and their own learning. Teaching students how the brain operates is a huge step.

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5 Ways to Embed Coding & Electronics into Your Science Curriculum

Cycles of Learning

If you are like me as a science teacher, you simultaneously live the acronym "STEM" and are exhausted by its overuse in nearly every blog, set of state standards, or professional development seminar that comes to town ( Full disclosure : I often facilitate those seminars). Arduino Biology Chemistry hack series Invention maker Programming STEM Technology

April 30th - Library 2.015 Spring Summit Focuses on Innovation, Technology, and Preparation for the Future

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

With technology changing so rapidly, how can libraries, organizations, and individuals stay abreast of the economic, social, and ethical ramifications of innovations and prepare successfully for the future? The free half-day seminar is open to the public and will take place online via Blackboard Collaborate on April 30, 2015, from 12 p.m. a keynote panel will look at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends.

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Magic of the Everyday: Southern CA Educators Share 10 Best Teaching, Technology Practices

Edsurge

Many leaders spoke about the importance of collaborating across districts for a variety of initiatives—from planning a technology implementation to creating buy-in from teachers and providing professional development opportunities. Over in Lynwood Unified, Patrick Gittisriboongul, Chief Technology Officer, adopted a similar strategy, working alongside educators to create a 5-Step “Playbook” for rethinking the use of technology in schools. When driving into Riverside, Calif.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar. The piece frames a follow-up discussion around how technology has changed since it was written, and what new strategies there may be for entering the market.

How Remote Learning Subverts Power and Privilege in Higher Education

Edsurge

Right now is a key moment in making higher ed institutions more inclusive through technology that broadens accessibility and encourages innovative pedagogies. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Teaching & Learning Remote Instruction Higher Education Diversity and Equity

How to Evaluate Programs You’ve Never Used in Less Than Seven Minutes

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you’re like me, you spent the summer attending webinars, seminars, and conferences. Maybe because I’m a technology teacher, I can usually sort through this list pretty quickly. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

On the day of the Socratic Seminar, they listen to classmates, challenge what they hear by building an argument based on what they have read and heard, and in so doing critically think about not only their opinions but those of classmates. If the students misunderstand a concept (like a Socratic Seminar I watched on “ What is Capitalism “), then the conversation has little chance to arrive at the truth behind the questions. A high school Socratic seminar explained.

Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

Edsurge

No one knows yet what the next semester will bring, but there’s a good chance the spaces where you used to teach, whether cavernous lecture hall or cozy seminar room, won’t be available this fall. Education Technology Remote Instruction Digital Learning in Higher Ed

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How Teaching Online Can Change Your Life

EdNews Daily

My training and teaching background encompasses after-school programs, church’s institutes, women’s focus studies, women’s empowerment groups, conferences, workshops, seminars, and teaching STEM to kids in an after-school boys and girls club, located in Baltimore. Education News ESL Featured TechnologyGuest article from teacher Elizabeth from 51Talk. My name is Mary Davisson. My teacher’s name at 51Talk is Miss Davisson (Elizabeth).

How Remote Learning Subverts Power and Privilege in Higher Education

Edsurge

Right now is a key moment in making higher ed institutions more inclusive through technology that broadens accessibility and encourages innovative pedagogies. Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Teaching & Learning Remote Instruction Higher Education Diversity and Equity

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. Gaps opened up by race, income, education and geography drive wedges between technologies and entire populations. Education Technology Higher Education