Making The Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

The Web20Classroom

In our next collaborative post, Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) and I discuss how schools and districts can make the best technology purchasing decisions. The increase of technology use in learning has added an element to the budget which has seen a steady increase over the years.

Coaching and Mentoring with Technology

Digital Promise

Learning, coaching, and mentoring models for struggling adult learners continue to evolve and can be dramatically enhanced through new technologies. The post Coaching and Mentoring with Technology appeared first on Digital Promise.

40+ ideas for making technology integration meaningful

Ditch That Textbook

We WANT to use technology that is meaningful and manageable for ourselves and our students. We don’t want “one more thing” Technology, when used with purpose can have incredible effects on student learning.

How Rapid Technology Change Impacts Your Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Harness emerging technology to reduce risk and improve campus governance. Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics.

Cinderella technology?

Learning with 'e's

Image by Glamhag on Flickr Large screen touch displays seem to be the 'Cinderella technology' of education. Successfully introducing new technologies into complex environments can be a great challenge. Cinderella technology?

Expanding technology’s influence

eSchool News

This week, we’re focusing on some expanded technology and engineering developments. For instance, Plus, when it comes to technology and engineering skills, girls are outpacing boys. Technology also can be key in delivering social and emotional education.

The future of technology in education

Ditch That Textbook

What is the future of technology in education? DTT podcast #DitchPod augmented reality in education future of education technology satya nadella technology educationWe really don’t know.

An Interesting Infographic About Teachers & Technology

EdTech4Beginners

Tagged: classroom technology , edtech , education , educational technology , learning , teaching , technology. education classroom technology edtech educational technology learning teaching technologyBy James Logan.

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology Gives The Quietest Student A Voice.” – Jerry Blumengarten. It is such a powerful reason to use technology in the classroom. Technology was the answer. Tagged: edtech , education , learning , mouthpiece , teachers , teaching , teaching strategies , technology , voice.

Technology Beyond the Tools

My Island View

I recently read a blog post about how teachers will never be replaced by technology. The author stated that technology was just a “tool for learning”. Today, however, I am not so sure that technology in education hasn’t grown into something beyond a “tool for learning”.

Educational technology survey 2018

EdTech4Beginners

Please spare a moment to complete my ‘Educational technology survey 2018’ – it will only take a few minutes (I promise!). education edtech edtech survey educational technology teachers teachingClick here to participate!

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Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine.

Our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, was released today!

Dangerously Irrelevant

After 4+ years of piloting our 4 Shifts discussion protocol with thousands of educators, I am delighted to announce that our new book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning , is now available!

Both Humans and Technology Are Noisy: How Do We Move Forward?

Digital Promise

Over the years, I’ve been involved in developing research programs and projects in education technology, games, and virtual reality. As I’ve developed my thinking around funding and conducting research in learning technologies, I always come back to an unpublished technical report written by one of my early mentors in the Navy. As a result, behavioral science research that does not involve technology is itself highly variable.

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.

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom. The post Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching appeared first on Digital Promise.

It’s not about technology!

Ascend Math

“Write the following on the blackboard 100 times: Schools don’t want technology. Schools don’t want technology. Okay, we have certainly gotten past the premise that technology itself holds answers for education. As we know, it is technology’s ability to save teachers time or focus student attention that can be advantageous. Recently, THE Journal went a step further calling for less attention to technology and more to curriculum. “As

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. What does the PYP say about technology? How does technology support inquiry?

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.

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?

Evaluating Technology? Here's What To Look For.

The Web20Classroom

In my former life as a Director of Instructional Technology I worked with school leaders to make the best choices when it came to technology. I began looking at technology after the purchase. Who is using the technology? How much variety with the technology is there?

How Instructional Technology Coaching Can Help Teachers Create Powerful Learning Experiences

Digital Promise

Technology use must, first and foremost, be designed to support learning goals, not the other way around.”. Ottenbreit-Leftwich in their 2013 study of authentic technology-enabled learning, highlights the main challenge coaches face when trying to support teachers using technology.

5 Pieces Of Assistive Technology Which Can Help Pupils With Special Educational Needs.

EdTech4Beginners

Technology certainly has pros and cons. However, assistive technology (technology designed to support people with special educational needs and disabilities – SEND) has had many positive impacts which have been life-changing for some.

Technology in Schools – Future Changes in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

When people talk about the future of technology in education, they picture every student having access to a computer or a tablet; they see paperless rooms where technology trained teachers lead the class. The cloud has made these education technologies far easier for schools to obtain.

Old technologies don't die

Learning with 'e's

Witnessing this scene reminds me that no matter what technologies emerge, and no matter what disruptive innovations come along, we will always have the older, more traditional media to use. Personal, connected digital technologies enable us to access content and interact quickly and easily.

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 --.

Invisible Technology

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Technology should be present but ‘invisible’ When we pick up a pen or pencil, we don’t call it a ‘pencil activity’, the same goes for any other technology. When the technology becomes invisible, we can focus more on the learning.

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.

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 [.].

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

A Principal's Reflections

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. There was an emphasis on describing in detail what effective use of technology meant to them. This is why I always say that pedagogy trumps technology.

High Fidelity for High Technology

Voyager Sopris Learning

General Education Educational Technology InterventionHere’s the most excellent example of stating the obvious in the history of educational research. When an intervention is implemented with high fidelity, it is more effective than when it is implemented with low fidelity.

Mind technology

Learning with 'e's

Can technology help us to think more clearly? The tools I use are a kind of mind technology, a means of extending my cognitive capabilities, enhancing my thinking, memory and recall. Some might say that I am over-reliant upon technology.

This Technology May Eliminate Student Daydreaming

Brilliant or Insane

This Technology May Eliminate Student Daydreaming By Fergal Bell There are few things more frustrating for a teacher than seeing their students switch off during class. Enter Emotiv, a US based technology […]. Featured Innovation Technology #mindset edchat

Technologically Blind or Technologically Conscious

Fractus Learning

How do we define the difference between being technologically blind and technologically conscious? 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

Implementing Research-based Technology Programs in Workforce Training

Digital Promise

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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.

100 Years of “New Technologies”: Teaching a Foreign Language with Technology from 1918 to 2018

EmergingEdTech

Image Source In 1918, Yale professor Charles C. Clarke described the phonograph (later known as the gramophone and, since the 1940s, as the record player) as a “talking machine… not worth the trouble. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology

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Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

Edsurge

When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. Likewise, with screen mirroring technology, we teachers are no longer locked physically.” His favorite aspect of the technology? “I’m

Learning Is Not About The Technology

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Blending Technology into Project Based Learning

P21 Blogazine

Project Based Learning + Technology = Deeper Learning. Why are Project Based Learning and technology a winning combination? Integrating technology and instruction can make learning more effective. Not all technology is good for pedagogy. Volume 3, Issue 1, Number 9.

Education Technology Trends for 2017: An Interview With Martin McKay.

EdTech4Beginners

Martin McKay is the Chief Technology officer and one of the founders of Texthelp Inc. He directs all research and development at Texthelp with a focus on developing new technologies to assist people who struggle with reading and writing.

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