Scope pub using technology report. Report: Technology can close achievement gaps, improve learning. As school districts around the country consider investments in technology in an effort to improve student outcomes, a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) finds that technology - when implemented properly -can produce significant gains in student achievement and boost engagement, particularly among students most at risk.
“This report makes clear that districts must have a plan in place for how they will use technology before they make a purchase,” said Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. “It also underscores that replacing teachers with technology is not a successful formula. Instead, strong gains in achievement occur by pairing technology with classroom teachers who provide real-time support and encouragement to underserved students.” How Technology Can Encourage Student Collaboration | Common Sense Education. Today’s employers say the capacity to collaborate to solve problems is going to be even more important for tomorrow’s workers than content knowledge.
And a recent study shows employers are looking for people who can work effectively in teams. Forward-thinking teachers are using technology to promote teamwork and collaborative projects, linking their students to classrooms across the globe. Yet building students’ collaborative skills is tough in traditional classrooms, where a teacher stands at the front of rows of students isolated by desks. Thoughtful use of technology can break this traditional paradigm, but educational technology leader Alan November cautions that the first step is to change old mindsets, not to provide new gadgets. “Sadly, most schools use the internet only to find information,” November observed four years ago in a video reflection about the myths and opportunities of technology in the classroom.
How can teachers use technology to create such environments?
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What is the future of technology in education. What Lies Ahead for Edtech. Key Theories of Lev Vygosky and John Dewey: Implications for Academic Advising Theory. Jeremy Bohonos, IUPUI Community Learning Network In the September 2012 edition of this publication, NACADA Theory and Philosophy of Advising Commission member Terry Musser advocates for the development of a philosophy of academic advising. Musser (2012) argues that “when we share the same basic understanding of the underlying theory, it is easier to collaborate on developing strategies, techniques and resources.” She goes on to propose a constructivist theory of academic advising and points to Crookston’s (1972) theory of “developmental advising” as a starting point. Crookston’s (1972) theory focuses on the relationship between the student and advisor and also the roles for each.
Bloom’s (2008) Appreciative Advising approach also emphasizes the importance of relationships and seeking holistic understandings of students. Advisors see the practical implications of Vygotsky’s theory every day. His theories underpin the many university degree structures and prerequisite systems. What lies ahead for edtech? Posted by Rebecca Paddick | November 26, 2016 | Primary #edtech#martine-mannion#computing#digital-learning#stem I feel as a school, an educator and a parent, 2016 was a successful year for educational technology. Flipped learning via mobile platforms such Edmodo and the now free for Education Office 365, became more accessible to educators looking to innovate the way teaching and learning is delivered.
Whilst not trying to move away from the structure of classroom based learning, it is providing a useful resource to coordinate the development of digital literacy and fluency skills. To aid this, paradigms such as 21CLD are providing schools with the scaffold to nurture skills in students that will enable life-long learning and meeting the challenges and competitiveness of a fast changing, multi-faceted world in the 21st century. The next big thing will be the Hololens. Visit the MEC homepage at education.microsoft.com/? Tweet Martine @MartineMannion. The Value of Hands-On Learning. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century.
EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation. Critical Thinking Activities Recommended for Teachers to Implement in the Classroom. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
JTE v7n1 - Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking. Anuradha A. Gokhale The concept of collaborative learning, the grouping and pairing of students for the purpose of achieving an academic goal, has been widely researched and advocated throughout the professional literature. The term "collaborative learning" refers to an instruction method in which students at various performance levels work together in small groups toward a common goal.
The students are responsible for one another's learning as well as their own. Thus, the success of one student helps other students to be successful. Proponents of collaborative learning claim that the active exchange of ideas within small groups not only increases interest among the participants but also promotes critical thinking. According to Johnson and Johnson (1986) , there is persuasive evidence that cooperative teams achieve at higher levels of thought and retain information longer than students who work quietly as individuals. How Technology Can Encourage Student Collaboration | Common Sense Education.