5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Celebrating Adult Literacy and Technology

Digital Promise

We believe technology can play an important role in adult education and family literacy by providing, at a minimum, anytime, anywhere access. In our work over the last two years, we’ve been heartened by the efforts we see around technology and adult education. More programs looking to adopt technology. A willingness to pilot new technologies is key to learning and building practices around the implementation of edtech with adults.

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A More Holistic Approach To Technology Planning

The Web20Classroom

When I was a Director of Instructional Technology I was deeply involved in the technology planning process from one end to the other. We have to look at the type of technology we are integrating and decided what outcomes do we want to see?

The Benefits of Educational Technology

Educational Technology Guy

Most of you reading this will agree that educational technology can help teachers and students - it provides benefits such as organization, efficiency, collaboration, communication, extra help, virtual experiences and so much more. But, sometimes it''s hard to convince others that the expense of technology is worth it and hard to show the benefits. Here''s an older article I wrote about this: The How''s, Why''s and Value of Educational Technology --.

Join SETDA: Affiliate Memberships Now Accepted

SETDA's mission is to build the capacity of education leaders to improve learning through technology policy & practice. SETDA's Affiliate program connects non-profit education membership organizations with state leaders.

Assistive Technology and Accessibility Resources

Educational Technology Guy

I've been working on a resource document that has resoures on Assistive Technology and Accessibility and thought I would share it here: Related: More Accessibility Resources Google Accessibility Features and Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Learning With Technology

The Principal of Change

This also leads to students spending a lot of time learning technology instead of learning with technology. That they can focus on quality learning, not learning every new technology is out there. Does this happen in your school or district? One teacher prefers google sites.

Learning First, Technology Second #motivationmonday

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Liz Kolb @lkolb talks about how we can put learning first and a very important reason technology should be second. In today’s show, Liz Kolb talks about the role of learning and technology: What is the role of technology in learning. When technology is a distraction.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help teachers differentiate and provide new experiences for their students.

What Teachers That Use Technology Believe

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Teachers That Use Technology Believe appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Experienced Teacher General

Future technologies: What lies ahead

Learning with 'e's

In January I presented a session on 'What's hot and what's not in learning and development' for Learning Technologies in London. LT17UK AI Brian Solis development education future Gerd Leonhard gestural interfaces learning mobile Ray Kurzweil Rudy de Waele Technology Trends

Technology Resources For Early Childhood Learning

The Web20Classroom

Every parent wants their child to have a jump start on learning and ensure they are prepared for a world of learning, especially with technology. I want Chesney to love learning, be an explorer and tinker with things but also be a fluent user of technology.

What we think about technology

Learning with 'e's

I asked them whether this was a true representation of their perceptions of using technology. This is a revealing narrative about how teachers and students view their use technology. How you are using technology will shape what you think about it, and also the concerns you will have.

How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching Technology Terry Heick Elementary School General Veteran TeacherAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought.

Five Best Practices of Educational Technology Leaders

FuelEd

Contributor: Carolynn Mortensen Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm Many school leaders understand that integrating technology into the classroom is now a must-have to fully engage their students.

The Secret to Effective Technology Integration in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Powerful learning first technology second. Technology can make a good teacher better, but there is no technology fix to make a poor teacher anything but poor.

Technology makes a difference

Learning with 'e's

Interactive tools engage learners I have often heard the argument that there is no evidence that technology improves learning. My usual response to such a claim is that children with special educational needs are a classic example of technology improving learning.

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

With new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. The smartphones that many students carry in their pockets are much more powerful than the technology [.].

Learning, storytelling and technology

Learning with 'e's

Narrative Pedagogies from Steve Wheeler Image source: Wikimedia Commons Learning, storytelling and technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

The Principal of Change

Technology accelerates everything, including bad practice in education. This is NOT to say that you shouldn’t use technology with your students. Technology allows us to do things that we couldn’t do without it.

Storytelling with technology

Learning with 'e's

Before they left the university for the last time, I persuaded three - Kate, Becca and Ryan - to speak out one more time about their views on technology supported learning. learning narrative education storytelling student voice teaching Technology video

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

There’s been a lot of discussion among policymakers and the media recently about the pitfalls of using technology in the classroom. The problem is that this debate often centers around the wrong question: Does technology belong in the classroom? Technology is tangible.

Technology Will Not Redefine Schools

The Principal of Change

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future https://t.co/XnFCPlER4r. – Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future https://t.co/XnFCPlER4r. Today I tweeted this article: Thoughts?

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New Research Compendium Addresses Productivity & Transformation When Applying Technology in Learning Math

Digital Promise

For the past three years, I was honored to work on the team that developed the chapter on “Technology for Mathematics Learning.” Writing the technology chapter gave my team the opportunity (and challenge) to comprehensively organize the vast research knowledge about technology in learning mathematics. Drijvers identified three main purposes for technology in mathematics learning: Doing Mathematics.

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool

Brilliant or Insane

3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool By Beth K. You have an idea and are enthusiastic about trying a new technology tool with your upcoming unit. The post 3 Questions that Help You Find the Perfect Technology Tool appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

10 Emerging Education Technologies

Edudemic

These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. The post 10 Emerging Education Technologies appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum?

Education Technology Thought Leader Interview: SMART Technologies CTO Warren Barkley

EmergingEdTech

As the Chief Technology Officer of SMART Technologies, there is no doubt that Warren Barkley is a busy man. He has been writing blog posts and posting on social media (as I think today’s CXOs. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology

eSchool News

For decades, schools have been scaling up the technology incorporated into the classroom, from small computer labs designed to teach basic computer skills to student-assigned tablets for more complex, daily assignments (and occasional play). Arguments against Classroom Technology in School.

'Education Technology's Completely Over'

Hack Education

But many of those folks utterly misunderstood Prince’s relationship to technologies – much like many, I’d argue, misconstrue what the Luddites in the early nineteenth century were actually so angry about when they took to smashing looms.

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Being Digital Isn't Just About Technology-#DLD15

The Web20Classroom

For me it''s really less about technology and more about relationships and attitudes. Technology should never isolate us. Technology enables us to interact easier or across great distances, but there is still room for face-to-face time. Digital has truly made our world smaller.

Learning first, technology second

Learning with 'e's

Learning should always come before technology. Many teachers welcome the idea of bringing new technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the technology does get in the way of learning and teaching. I know it''s has been said many times before, but it''s worth saying again.

Disciplining Education Technology

Hack Education

I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and professional organizations and published studies devoted to education technology; hundreds of schools offer degrees – primarily graduate degrees – in education technology. But this disciplinary society isn’t simply a function of an architectural or technological Panopticon.

3 Ways Assistive Technology is Helping Students with Dyslexia

EmergingEdTech

Dyslexia is Less of a Challenge Than it Once was Thanks to These Technological Advances It’s a number that tends to jumps out at you: one in every five students has dyslexia.

The first technology

Learning with 'e's

I have been working in the field of learning technologies for almost 40 years. In fact my specialism never ceases to amaze me, because there is always something new to learn, some new technology, app or software tool that is emerging, or some new theory or model that is being proposed.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology. Keeping up with technology is impossible, even for blogs like Mashable, Engadget, and Techcrunch that do it for a living. 1:1 Technology. The post A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology appeared first on TeachThought.

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11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom

Class Tech Tips

It was so much fun meeting new teachers and sharing plenty of my favorites technology tools for reading. … The post 11 Technology Tools for the Reading Classroom appeared first on Class Tech Tips.

Technological Flat Tire

The Mobile Native

Most of you know that technology is a big part of my classroom. I feel as though many teachers get “technological flat tires”. What I have learned throughout my years of teaching is that my students have achieved more with the infusion of technology into my classroom.

Lessons plans: A technological wonder

The Christensen Institute

When most people picture world-changing technologies, they immediately conjure mental images of automobiles, airplanes, computers, and smartphones. Education Blog lesson plans teaching Technology

Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Use Templates

Teacher Reboot Camp

Integrating technology isn’t an easy process. My technology knowledge continues to grow even with over a decade of experience, research, and professional development dedicated to education technology.

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology. What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom? Prevailing local technology use? What might be considered a kind of basic standard for education technology in 2016. Technology #edtech genius hour