SCALE-UP Classroom Technology: Supporting The Learning Environment

ViewSonic Education

Despite the dramatic impact technology has had on education, many classroom structures and teaching methods haven’t changed much over the years. SCALE-UP is turning many aspects of the traditional classroom upside-down, including how technology is used.

Educational Technology Support

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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.

Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In this post I would like to introduce you to way that you can ensure the standards are amplified, and not ignored, by the integration of educational technology. Part Three: Beyond SAMR… Making Sure Technology Supports Content Standards. “We

3 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Students with Disabilities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tools from tech giants such as Microsoft, students with disabilities are flourishing. Classroom Digital Content Personalized Learning Software

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.

The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California

CUE

Over the past 40 years in California, there was a major increase, and then a recent and sudden decline, in support for educational technology. The post The Rise and Fall of Educational Technology Support in California appeared first on OnCUE.

Incident IQ Announces New Apps Architecture for its K-12 Technology Support Platform

techlearning

Incident IQ , the K12 technology support platform, has unveiled its new Incident IQ Apps Architecture that enables support for dozens of popular K-12 technologies at the ISTE Conference (Booth #2033).

Differentiating Instruction with Technology

EdTechTeacher

Teachers need to acquire their own skills in using technology to provide accessible instructional materials and alternatives that will provide voice and choice for students. Effective use of technology can help teachers transform their classrooms and customize curriculum to meet student needs.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

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. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

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?

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs

EdTech Magazine

Technology Makes or Breaks Esports Programs. Esports Equipment Can Support Other School Initiatives. In competitive gaming, milliseconds matter , and the technology supporting students can make or break an esports venture. amy.burroughs_26341. Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:47.

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.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

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?

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

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

When used appropriately, these tools can help educators create learning environments that incorporate key research-backed principles shown to underlie effective learning in the following ways: Supporting personalized, differentiated and self-paced learning. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Digital curriculum offers videos, games, and simulations that support multiple ways to learn new material.

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.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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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.

?Anticipating and Addressing Challenges With Technology in Developmental Education

Edsurge

Colleges and universities in the United States are increasingly integrating technology into developmental education programs, which are designed to bring underprepared students up to college level. Policymakers in Tennessee and Texas, for example, have explicitly encouraged the use of technology in developmental education reform. What types of technology do institutions use in developmental education? Student support technology supports students’ academic performance.

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.

Technology Use Is A Right, Not A Privilege

The Innovative Educator

Some traditional educators may still view student access to technology as a privilege, but it is not. Today, technology is necessary for learning to be accessible, real, and relevant in the modern world. The college, careers, and citizenship for which our students need to be prepared require the use of technology. Instead educators must know how to empower students to understand how to use technology as a tool of engagement to support real learning.

Part 5…Beyond the Shine : Supporting Technology with the SAMR Model plus Ten Great Resource Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

#40years of educational technology: The moving image

Learning with 'e's

When I first started working in educational technology 40 years ago , the discipline was very new and none of us really knew where we were headed with it, but it was advancing rapidly. You could say we were pioneers in the field of 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.

FETC session offers strategies to incorporate educational technology in the classroom for ELs

FETC Converge

By Claude Bornel, Title1Admin.com English learners should have the same opportunities to be exposed to STEM classes as any other student, and the language proficiency shouldn’t be a barrier to attend any kind of class, says Lori Menning, who discussed technology supporting English learners at the national Future of Education Technology Conference.

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#40years of educational technology: The moving image

Learning with 'e's

When I first started working in educational technology 40 years ago , the discipline was very new and none of us really knew where we were headed with it, but it was advancing rapidly. You could say we were pioneers in the field of technology supported learning.

Building Good Relationships with Your Students’ Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty, a Director of Technology in Ohio, has been studying this topic and experimenting for the last several years to find optimal ways to communicate with today’s parents. He has eighteen years of experience in K-12 technology support serving in a wide variety of roles.

3 Principles for School Leaders Who Want to Foster Technologically Innovative Schools

The 21st Century Principal

According to the 2011 K-12 Horizon Report released this past week “cloud computing” and “mobiles” are the technologies likely to be adopted in the next 12 months by mainstream education. Our district began using both of these technologies during the past year. For school leaders who want to foster the kind of environment in their schools that support teachers’ engagement and experimentation with technology, I offer these three simple principles.

Why Single Sign-On Has Teachers Cheering

Edsurge

That’s the beauty of ClassLink—it’s technology that makes using other technology easier. For us, SSO has become a learning enabler when sometimes technology can be a learning variable. Can you imagine an edtech tool so supportive and effective teachers cheer when it arrives? That’s exactly what happened when Dr. Sheryl Abshire and her IT team at Calcasieu Parish School District rolled out Single Sign-On (SSO) technology in September 2017.

It’s About the Learning, Not the Technology … Until It Breaks

Graphite Blog

Providing technical support for a large fleet of devices that travel between school and home is no simple task. Management and support of technology is a lot like managing and caring for people. Technology is much the same. The advantage with technology is that it’s easier to uninstall/reinstall or swap out parts! So, how do we deal with the challenge of managing the “health” of our school’s or district’s technology?

The Benefits of Preschool Last Into Adulthood. Let’s Make High-Quality Pre-K Available to All

Edsurge

Parent-involved and technology-supported programs can deliver results. Concerns over using technology to deliver preschool education often focus on how much time children spend on screens. Education Technology Policy & Government Teaching & Learning

“My school’s efforts to integrate technology into instruction have led to significant increases in student achievement.” – Darren Clay, USA

Daily Edventures

Ultimately following his dad’s career path, Clay has dedicated his own career to integrating technology into learning. I completed a program evaluation that has helped to change the landscape of our technology support.”. – Instructional Technology, B.S.E.-Education,

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t

Edsurge

I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology.

Closing the Digital Learning Gap

Digital Promise

At the same time, innovative education leaders and classroom teachers are engaging, motivating, and nurturing students to develop mindsets for college and career readiness and lifelong learning, and they are supporting social and emotional development.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

Though I was technology savvy, none of my classwork or student teaching prepared me for this. I started exploring online resources like Code.org and Tynker, but even those offered limited support at the time.

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Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

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.

Serendipity

Learning with 'e's

I was approached by the editor of the journal after my presentation in London at the Learning Technologies annual conference. It was 1996, and a period of great technological transformation, and the project aimed to set up distance learning centres in hard-to-reach rural areas.

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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Integrating Digital Tools for Adult Learners: Four Critical Factors

Digital Promise

Technology has the potential to be a powerful tool for improving access to learning for adult learners. According to a Tyton Partners study , there is increasing demand for education technology among adult education program administrators and educators. Despite this enthusiasm, adult education programs lag behind their K-12 and higher education counterparts in incorporating technology. Support the evolving role of the instructor.

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Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom. Have you ever used another teacher’s classroom and were completely thrown off by the technology setup? Hey, how’s your year starting?

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