5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

So, for example, I know that 20% of the time, they’re surfing and on social media, while 10% of the time they’re actually playing online games. Again, I think the way it works — from the technology behind the scenes — I don’t feel like I’ve seen any slowdown whatsoever with any of them. Mike Daugherty is a husband, father, author, technology director, Google Innovator, and possible Starbucks addict.

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What has been and what is yet to come

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In the meantime, here's the title and abstract of my keynote: Technology Supported Learning: What has been, and what is yet to come In recent years education has been assailed by waves of new technologies, theories and practises. In this presentation I will explore the use of MOOCs, AI, social media, smart mobiles, virtual worlds, augmented and virtual reality, as well as some of the emerging associated theories, to evaluate their effectiveness on pedagogy.

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Back to #EDEN

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It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France. It was the start of many long associations with these and other brilliant innovators and thinkers in the nascent world of technology supported learning.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

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I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Western Morning News earlier this week as a response to the comments from Ofsted and their advisers on the use of technology in schools. Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. My view is that children can and do use technology to support their learning but they need to be guided to do so responsibly. (It

Making sense of digital

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I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter. Some might be aware that I established a chat for the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) a couple of years ago, which is dedicated to discussions around technology supported learning in all sectors. Conclusion: The best time to begin teaching digital literacies is when the child begins to use technology.

It's complicated

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We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners. It's not easy integrating technology into education. I think this discussion highlights many of these factors and reveals some of the complexities of technology supported learning in higher education.

10Q: Helen Keegan

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In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? heloukee (online), Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford. I’m also inspired on a daily basis by people I work with (especially Frances Bell , Ben Shirley and Cristina Costa ) and of course my PLN (thanks to social media!).

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Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we are talking with Mike Daugherty @MoreThanATech , Director of Technology in Ohio. He also won 2016 Outstanding Technology’s Administrator of the Year for Ohio. Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

Dangerously Irrelevant

Like library and textbook censorship, not only does blocking video services, social media, online interactive content, and other Web resources restrict students’ intellectual freedom, it also prohibits them from engaging in powerful conversations and learning opportunities (and, incidentally, also sends messages to your most technology-fluent educators that you’re outdated). Focusing on superintendents: 5 technology leadership articles from AASA.

The role of technology in the PYP

EdTech4Beginners

This post will outline the aims of the PYP (the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate) and the role that technology plays in helping teachers and students to achieve those goals. The role of technology is not significantly different to non-IB schools, so the ideas of good practice outlined below will also apply to other educational settings. What does the PYP say about technology? Technology has made these things possible for all teachers.

What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

A frequent question from readers revolves around technology goals for students. But that’s not what technology is about. Technology supports a curriculum. The metric for measuring technology skills isn’t a rubric with a list of skills (i.e., Rather, it’s evidence of the transfer of knowledge : Did the student use technology to further his/her educational journey? Everyone who uses technology knows it breaks down.

EDENTube

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The result is a 6-7 minute interview in which I talk about the EDEN community of academics and professionals, mobile learning and games in education, and digital badges, as well as some elaboration on the way EDEN has been leveraging the potential of social media over the last few years. eden19 Bruges digital badges Distance Education e-learning education European Distance and E-Learning Network games learning mobile learning Technology

Dazzling Classroom Creations with Google Draw!

EdTechTeam

With a few quick steps, you can easily create sharp looking visuals that are professional in appearance, high resolution, and compatible with any other application of Google or Social Media platform. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. The artistic flare and graphic design capacity of Google Draw are largely underrated by educators and students.

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.

The hottest posts everyone is reading

The Innovative Educator

Jul 15, 2010, 24 comments 933 The 6 Cs for using social media during times of grief. Apr 2, 2013, 2 comments 921 10 Ways Technology Supports 21st Century Learners. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Below you’ll see the top weekly posts along with the number of pageviews. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired, share it with others and/or leave a comment.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. Follow Us on Social Media. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Episode 2: Make Their Learning Go Viral with Karly Moura.

#EDEN15 BCN

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Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait. eden15 education learning MOOCs open education resources personal learning Technology

Join our global #EDENchat

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Contact me if you're interested in hosting and have a technology supported education theme you would like to propose for #EDENchat. edenchat competency EDEN education learning literacy Technology universityWe enjoyed a great first #EDENchat of the season during the EDEN Research Workshop when my colleague Antonella Poce hosted the Twitter session last week.

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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IUT Conference 2018 – Holistic approaches to online collaborative learning design

Learning Confluence

technologies support connected and collaborative pedagogies. Holistic approaches with a focus on multimodal design extends learning into online spaces for improved engagement, provision for response choices (text, audio, video), online publishing and media creation while fostering new pedagogical approaches. technologies support holistic learning design for connected and collaborative pedagogies. technologies and social media.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Assistive technology teachers working at schools in the Fairfax County, VA school district, one of the largest in the United States, are finding that the use of audiobooks is improving access to grade-level content while also developing the love of reading that motivates many students to continue improving. Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally.

Ambient learning

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Ambient learning also relates to people adapting their technologies and environments to suit their working practices. There is less requirement for direction from others, because the actor is in the best position to carry out the intervention, based on their personal tools and social connections. One clear example of technology supported ambient learning can be seen in the increasing use of Augmented Reality (AR) tools in the workplace.

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. The mLearn tour is sponsored by a company called Telco Technology Services who specialise in supporting teachers in New Zealand schools with technology training and provision. We live in unprecedented times where everything technology touches grows exponentially.

How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

I remember the days when I was not a very big believer in educational technology. As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. From 2004 through 2008, I basically rubber-stamped the status quo while adding a splash here and there of technology. My personal views towards social media and mobile devices remained unhinged during this time, as I was adamantly opposed to both.

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#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

Simply adding technology to a classroom doesn’t make it an innovative space. How does the technology actually improve on what we’ve done in the past?” SHENINGER: The modern learning environment is the combination of digital pedagogy, the latest technology and a changing learning environment. Social media is like a giant search engine that we can tap any time. I had to adjust my mindset about how technology fit into the lives of my students and in the classroom.

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A future

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They are a part of a larger group of digital literacy specialists - primary school teachers who specialise in technology supported learning. They are all just as passionate as I am about learning, and each of them has a unique and creative perspective on how to use technologies to enrich and extend children's education. digital literacy education graduation learning Plymouth University teaching TechnologyI was reminded this week exactly why I work in teacher education.

Innovative Educators named Bammy Awards finalists!

The Innovative Educator

I am thrilled to share that many of the nominees from "The Innovative Educator" here (for their work with student-centered learning) and here (for use of social media in education) made the cut. For his students, he made a difference by taking over a library that had become moribund, out of date, anachronistic, completely disorganized and with no technology. Chris helps to keep them in the know with the PS 10 social media platforms.

Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. During my undergraduate degree I specialised in psychology, but also studied a number of other social sciences, including politics, economics, sociology and human geography. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. We have the technology.

The 2 Biggest Barriers To Learning in Modern Schools - Consideration 7

The Innovative Educator

It used to be that 1:1 technology access was a novelty. Furthermore with companies like Neverware which can turn most any old device into a high-speed Chromebook, cost and tech support are no longer the barriers they once were. When we block social networks, can we be surprised when students don’t use them responsibly? Today, with Chromebooks, it is less expensive to give each child a device than it is to provide all the resources that device provides (i.e.

The persistence of distance (learning)

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By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. The illustrious history of teaching students at a distance has embraced each new technology as it appeared, from printed text, through telephone, radio and television, CDs and videos cassettes, to modern day, digital age technologies such as mobile phones, the internet and direct satellite broadcasting.

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Are we more intelligent?

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This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. Near the top of the list is the futurologist Ray Kurzweil , who has much to say about our technological future, and also about the growth in human intelligence. This will occur, Kurzweil argues, due to a rapid advance of technology and proliferation of human and machine intelligence.

Barefoot keynote

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The Marae on the Unitec campus in Auckland is an intricately carved structure which is used for social and sacred purposes - it's walls and pillars tell the story of the Maori people and their journey through history. Unlike many of the more traditionally crafted Marae, the this meeting hall is a unique fusion of ancient craft and new technology. ICELF Aotearoa learning technology Unitec

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.