Getting the Most Out of Your District Technology Support Staff

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Integrating technology into your classroom can be overwhelming at first—especially navigating the different resources and district technology support staff that are available to you. Below, we dive into three potential resources and their intended purpose, so you can keep classroom devices working and redefine the way you approach your curriculum with the use of technology. Ask for one-on-one support. Education Technology Technology Tips Technology in School

Starting a Student Technology Support Team

Gaggle Speaks

Whether you choose a BYOD policy or your school or district provides devices through a 1:1 initiative, there will be some aspect of support required. If tech support is not a line item in a budget, the technology plunge might be a scary one.

Trending Sources

Educational Technology Support

Kleinspiration

I''m proud to be a partner with the following sites and appreciate how they''re supporting educational technology in various forms. Group, we feel that technology plays a vital role in preparing our children for tomorrow. I''m very thankful for the sponsors of this site.

Tips for Transforming Educational Technology through Professional Development and Training

EdTech Magazine

By Mike Patterson Teachers say they lack proper technology support, but schools can turn the tables on inadequate training programs using these best practices.

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

Dangerously Irrelevant

There are a lot myths out there and even our best technology support personnel may lack understandings of what must be blocked versus what does not. Focusing on superintendents: 5 technology leadership articles from AASA. Our technology messages are important.

New and emerging technologies

Learning with 'e's

The video below is the result of that interview, in which I answer questions such as: what emerging technology trends have the greatest potential for learning? What tips you you have for people wanting to invest in emerging technology?

The EDEN Interviews: Leslie Wilson

Learning with 'e's

I wanted to find out her views on a host of digital learning strategies, including the digitisation of content, open academic publishing and the integration of technology into higher education. What needs to be done next to ensure a successful future for technology supported learning?

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals. The principles and examples provided in the plan align to the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH) program as authorized by Congress in December 2015 through the Every Child Achieves Act.

A New Year of #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In each one hour session, we discuss a topic related to technology supported learning, distance education or innovative approaches to education. Moderated by Steve Wheeler 10 February: Critical thinking and technology. edenchat Distance Education EDEN learning Storify Technolog

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Educational Technology Guy

By having online materials available, students have access to support when out of the classroom. students need to be self-directed to work at home Ways technology supports the strategy resources are posted online via class website, LMS (Edmodo, Google Classroom, Schoology, etc).

First Student Summit Grant in the Books!

EdTechTeam

During the years my students and I have produced a live technology support show and presented at hundreds of conferences. Kern Kelley Director of Student Agency EdTechTeam In 2012 I was invited to present at the Google Teacher Academy in Google’s New York City office.

We Are All Teachers Of Literacy

The Web20Classroom

Danny Glover At ISTE 2016 I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel, sponsored by Samsung Education , with other educators and industry experts, spending an hour talking about literacy in the age of technology. Or will the technology just get in the way?

Join our global #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

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 university

Choosing the Right #EdTech Resources: Consideration 4

The Innovative Educator

Read more at What the Savviest School Administrators Know About Education Technology _ This is part of a series in my conversation with author and professor Liz Kolb , who is teaching a course at the University of Michigan that addresses ways technology supports modern teaching and learning.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

GoConqr

If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Introducing technology into classrooms will not suddenly produce a hive of creative activity all by itself.

21 education technology recommendations for 2016

eSchool News

The new National Education Technology Plan offers a vision and roadmap for technology-supported learning. A new federal National Education Technology Plan reveals 21 recommendations for policymakers, administrators, teachers and teacher preparation professionals.

It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

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.

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. Integrating technology and innovating just for the sake of it will never pay off in the long run.

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. The post Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

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. But why is technology still a bone of contention? Many children have a natural affinity with technology.

Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with 'e's

I spend a lot of my time thinking through issues and challenges around technology supported learning. I try to come up with new ways to use technology that take learning into another place, or into new directions.

The Scoop on Deeper Learning and Mathematics: English Language Learner Edition

MIND Research Institute

The full version of the film is worth watching as well to help understand the obstacles teachers and faculty encounter when trying to support ELLs. Supporting ELLs with Visual Math Instruction.

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Digital Learning Day Reflections

Tech Helpful

Last Thursday Chattanooga Christian Lower School opened our doors for observations of technology integration. I believe our teachers do a great job on a regular basis at integrating technology into the curriculum of our lower school. It was more a stand alone class for technology.

The interview

Learning with 'e's

We talked about the latest developments in technology supported education and discussed the contents of my new book. education learning podcast Technology Twitter I''ve been doing a lot of interviews recently, live at conferences, by text, and on video and audio.

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. One popular research-based approach to mitigate this failure is to ensure that technologies support Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework to help educators and publishers consider how best to design learning experiences and materials for those with and without disabilities.

What is digital learning?

Learning with 'e's

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. We live in unprecedented times where everything technology touches grows exponentially.

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.

Facilitating Open Debate In and Out of School

A Principal's Reflections

As I continue to grow in this area, I am always on the look out for new tools that I can integrate into my presentations to demonstrate these two points as well as to illustrate the pedagogical link that technology supports in our schools.

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.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

Now in its 24th year, the event grows from strength to strength, with two annual events every year, an individual membership of over 1200 worldwide practitioners in all sectors of education and training, and a well-oiled mechanism in support.

Bloom’s Taxonomy and the implications it has for a digital classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology or pedagogy? I would argue that technology is not the tool that makes children creative, instead it is a support. The learning is the priority when planning lessons; the technology is merely a dynamic aid. So can technology support higher order thinking?

Half of school leaders expect significant impact from ESSA

eSchool News

New survey reveals how school leaders feel about policy, tech-supported learning. The survey asked school leaders to rank on a scale of 1-5 their largest challenges when it comes to equitably implementing best practices in technology-supported learning.

How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

MindShift

” Students might be designing, programming and learning about technology under the auspices of such a curriculum. The maker movement has expanded greatly in recent years and much of the attention has focused on cities with high population density and large well-funded school districts.

Role of Tech in Ed: Consideration #1

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators know how to move technology from being viewed as a weapon of mass distraction to being used as a tool of engagement, but this isn’t intuitive for everyone. Start with these ideas of ways to use technology to support teaching and learning. Teaching Technology can changes the role of the teacher in meaningful ways.

A future

Learning with 'e's

They are a part of a larger group of digital literacy specialists - primary school teachers who specialise in technology supported learning. digital literacy education graduation learning Plymouth University teaching Technology

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning: Five Ideas to Consider

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first in a series of posts devoted to student centered learning in the technology enhanced classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1, or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. Keep the focus on students and educators… not the technology.

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Cengage sees digital outpace textbook sales for first time

eSchool News

The recent acquisition of Learning Objects aims to build the right technology and scale to support customers serving students seeking online alternatives to traditional college courses. New milestone marks first time that more digital units are sold than print textbooks.

Making sense of digital

Learning with 'e's

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. I learn a lot from discussions on social media channels such as Twitter.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. Does it require a new term to describe what we see and experience when we engage in learning using technology?