Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers. Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine. Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites.
Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis.
The challenge, of course, is in finding ways to use technology -- and to help students use it -- that don't take time away from core subjects. For many teachers, a lack of personal experience with technology presents an additional challenge. Used properly, however, technology can be a tool for teachers as well as for students. Access an online weather forecast. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age. Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools.
Click here for more info on the League. To stay up to date on future case studies, sign up for our email newsletter. Location: Vancouver, WA Enrollment: 22,192 students Superintendent: Steven Webb Per-pupil funding: $7,447 Low Income: 53% As school districts confront budget constraints and cuts, one of the first places administrators often look for savings is the school library. These cuts can impact both students and teachers. For these reasons, Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington, is investing in its librarians while others are cutting back. A cohort of 33 teacher-librarians is viewed as indispensable to the district’s vision of a technology-infused path to improved outcomes for students. Teacher-librarians at VPS play a crucial role in this digital transformation and other strategic initiatives. Reasserting Relevance Emerging as Leaders. My Paperless Classroom | A Blog by Sam Patterson.
Top 10 Education Tech Blogs. This post was written by Romane Robinson, who is currently pursuing an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. A passionate student and proponent of human development, Romane has a BS in Research and Experimental Psychology and interned at Brainscape as a CEO Relations Manager in 2014.
Education is evolving fast. Every day, we hear about some new technology that will change the world and the way we learn in it. At Brainscape, we are dedicated to improving the way you learn with our own innovative smart flashcard technology (check out our subjects here), but there are many other educational technologies that are key to improving learning around the world. Luckily, many dedicated educators blog about some of the best education technologies available and the evolution of their uses. 1. If you have ever felt that school was boring or irrelevant, the Innovative Educator, Lisa Nielson, understands how you feel. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs. If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start. In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community.
We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year's batch of blogs as well. These blogs are a mix of voices and include blogs authored by teachers, administrators and technology vendors. They share real-world classroom experiences, offer inspiration and distribute valuable best practices. This list was built in part by you, our readers. We reviewed the nominees that were submitted and selected some superstars from the suggested blogs. Without further ado, here is the 2013 Honor Roll: Purely Paperless Read the blog: purelypaperless.blogspot.com The Daring Librarian Who says librarians can’t have fun?
EdReach. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. 10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom. Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not offer the professional development necessary to help teachers become familiar with these systems and get the most out of their availability.
Many teachers were left to their own devices to learn and use their IWBs. In this blog entry on edweek.org, a few specialists stated their views on the topic. Curriculum developer Ben Stern advises teachers not to limit the use of the board to simple exercises like hangman or matching, but to take a step forward and anticipate students’ interest. Patti Grayson, a fourth grade teacher, gives a useful hint to look for resources online, ranging from using mathematical modelling tools like Thinking Blocks to connecting to a webinar via Skype. Google Earth Team Competitions Teach Students Basic Image, Sound and Video Editing.
Spritz. A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint. 25 Next Gen Tools for the Inquiry Classroom. Next gen tools provide meaningful ways teachers and students can explore, question, reflect and share–leading to Deeper Learning and blended and personalized opportunities for students. Here are 25 ideas for using next gen tools this year in your classroom. Rich Content. Next gen tools provide rich content for blended blocks of social studies, science, and math and help spur thought-provoking discussions, Socratic Seminars, writing prompts, and opportunities for extensions into real world settings. The tools below are multi-disciplinary and multi-sensory. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Simulations Learning. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Coding. 12. 13. 14. Project-Based Learning & Design Thinking. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Instructure is a Getting Smart Advocacy Partner. This blog is brought to you by Big History Project as part of a series. Life’s Universal Themes Capture Student EngagementTop 10 Reasons to Use Big History Project in Your Class This Year.