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The Tech Edvocate’s List of 50 Must-Read K-12 EdTech Blogs – The Tech Edvocate. How to Use Edtech to Get Your Learners Active and Moving. Teachers are the key to effective classroom technology. S'Cool Tools of the Week: Quizlet, Listenwise. Counting Down EdSurge’s Top Ten S’Cool Tools of 2016. Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future. Modern educational process undergoes regular changes and one of the main reasons of that is technological development.

Technologies That Will Define the Classroom of the Future

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data Driven Classrooms. Report: Tech-Savvy K–12 Teachers Will Survive the Age of Automation. Research Report: Tech-Savvy K–12 Teachers Will Survive the Age of Automation While artificial intelligence (AI) continues to automate operations across industries like accounting, law and healthcare, machines are unlikely to replace teachers any time soon, according to research from the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Report: Tech-Savvy K–12 Teachers Will Survive the Age of Automation

In “Teaching in the Machine Age,” report author and lead researcher Thomas Arnett argues that the “teaching profession is not immune to the effects of scientific and technological progress.” But instead of “viewing technological progress as a threat,” teachers should embrace AI innovations to help automate basic teaching tasks. Arnett outlines three “challenging circumstances” and explains how teachers and administrators can leverage technology to solve these problems and enhance their instructional models: Circumstance #1: Lack of expert teachers. Top 10 Tech. From a see-through robotic orb to the prospect of a new, mixed-reality realm of learning, our picks highlight leading trends, with an eye toward the future.

Top 10 Tech

Sustained interest in learning how to code has inspired the integration of programming skills into such products as the aforementioned sphere, the SPRK+, and littleBits, already a maker space staple in schools and libraries. Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Learning Lab emerges as a new standard of curation, with a beautiful, image-driven interface that invites users to make meaning from a wealth of resources. Combining STEM lessons with hands-on experiments, Ardusat is a great introduction to Arduino, according to SLJ reviewer Jennifer Hanson. Recommended for ages 12 and up by Ardusat, a Salt Lake City start-up, the Ardusat Space Kit includes an Arduino, a breadboard, and sensors to collect, analyze, and share data, from luminosity and temperature to barometric pressure. ‘Rolling classrooms’ help Spartanburg County students go the distance.

Spartanburg School District One’s commitment to technology is helping students make good use of the time they spend riding to field trips and sporting events.

‘Rolling classrooms’ help Spartanburg County students go the distance

Six activity buses now have Wi-Fi capability. "We call these buses rolling classrooms,” said Dr. Jimmy Pryor, director of technology for Spartanburg School District One. The new technology, while was rolled out in the last month, is part of the district’s one-to-one technology initiative. 12 ed-tech tools to try this term. The school year is in full swing, so it’s time to kick things into high gear and push learning to a whole new level.

12 ed-tech tools to try this term

Online technology tools can be an incredible asset in the classroom, enhancing the learning experience for students and making the teaching experience more pleasant and less stressful. Check out these ed-tech tools that you should definitely consider bringing into the classroom this term. 5 Reasons Augmented Education is Sweeping the EdTech World - AppReal. Augmented reality education is a hot topic in the EdTech (educational technology) conversation.

5 Reasons Augmented Education is Sweeping the EdTech World - AppReal

It’s no secret why. The research shows that AR is increasingly relevant in today’s technological landscape. Both it and virtual reality are quickly entrenching themselves in the modern educator’s toolbox. This happens just as they are becoming a regular part of students’ daily lives at home with the incredible popularity of Pokémon Go and other AR applications. How Can Teachers Help Students See Themselves in the Curriculum? “What’s your plan?”

How Can Teachers Help Students See Themselves in the Curriculum?

Yells a panting eight-year-old as he runs up to a group of his classmates working to build protected shelters for the kindergarteners out of recycled Christmas trees. The video is shot from his perspective and the viewer can not only hear his steps crunching in the snow, but hear his panting breath and his heart beat as they experience this school project from his perspective. It’s all part of third grade teacher Michelle Cordy’s plan to help students see themselves in the curriculum and take ownership over their work. Why the university of the future will have no classrooms, no lectures, and lots of tech. Imagine a university without classrooms, lectures, disciplinary departments, or majors.

Why the university of the future will have no classrooms, no lectures, and lots of tech

Such is the goal of Dr. Christine Ortiz, former dean for graduate education at MIT, who is using technology to build a new kind of residential research institution from the ground up. ​Teaching with Technology video series unveiled. Check this out!

​Teaching with Technology video series unveiled

Ohio teachers play leading parts in these beautifully produced videos on teaching withtechnology. The series, which WOSU Public Media created in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, highlights teachers who are integrating learning technologies into the curriculum in Ohio’s schools. With elementary, middle and high school lessons included, the videos showcase approaches to teaching English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and world languages. The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools. Every year for the past 15 years the New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) have been taking the pulse of where education technology stands among K-12 educators.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Kids Don’t Always Love Technology. Many adults simply accept the idea that “kids love technology” without interrogating it further. While many kids do love a shiny new device, it’s worth looking deeper than the tech itself to find out more. Understanding their motivations can help us make better decisions about how educators and parents can collaborate with children to support their learning. In my professional work with schools, I get many opportunities to talk with groups of educators, parents and students about their experiences.

Sometimes the results are surprising, and go against “conventional wisdom.” Q&A: Stephanie Shaw Creates Personalized Learning with Technology. Personalization is a hot topic in the education world because it increases student agency and empowers them to learn in their own way. At Mooresville Intermediate School, fourth grade teacher Stephanie Shaw has seen increased engagement — and improved test scores — in her class since adding personalization to the way she teaches. Shaw has used Google Docs, Sheets and Forms to help her students personalize their learning paths. By creating videos that show how to solve a particular math problem or apply a grammar rule, Shaw says she is able to assist each of her students on an individual level by determining what they are struggling with and allowing them to use the classroom technology to remediate it.

Because of her innovative work, Shaw was named Teacher of the Year at the North Carolina school. This year, she also presented her personalized learning program during the district professional development seminar. The 8 eLearning Buzzwords You Need To Stop Using Right Now. Like. Oh my gawd. What are you even saying right now? Like, no one even says that anymore. It’s totally grody. If I spent the whole article writing like that, you’d lose your mind, wouldn’t you? Animating The Classroom. TEDYouth conference at the Brooklyn Museum. November, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lash for TED via Flickr It was outstanding.

Under the soft glow of the mighty brass chandeliers of the Beaux Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum, learning stations — many decorated with a splash of iconic TED red — were scattered about the restored glass tile floor like a handful of strategically tossed jacks. Finding a fit for wearable tech in education. As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before. Teachers, for one, will receive immediate feedback on how students react to particular lessons. “Imagine a campus where the data from wearables allows administrators and teachers to see the overall mood and adjust activities to the students,” says Robert Craven, senior director of technology at Tustin USD in California.

By “mood,” Craven means engagement, attitude, understanding of content, attention and feelings. Our goals as Instructional Tech Specialists and teachers for #edtech integration. Made using @canva ! #MIEExpert. Edsurge. Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student Led Tech Team. 10 Good Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios - A PDF Handout. The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options. Ed Tech Trends The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options. The Top 10 Most Popular S'Cool Tools of 2016 So Far. When Minecraft is a calculated lesson plan. K 12 Edtech Conferences You Need To Know For 2016 2017. 5 tips for using live video in the classroom. Education Technology & Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 08-06-16. I'm Planning a Pokemon Go Rally for My Middle Schoolers.

Professional learning key to Missouri district's 1:1 success. Leading Teachers Toward the Digital Future, Together. Most teachers are unsung heroes, going about their business, doing their jobs and often taking money out of their own pockets to pay for supplies for needy students. Unfortunately, some educators also can be set in their ways and unwilling to embrace technology. A recent uplifting story of a kindergarten teacher in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles broke through that stereotype.

The 2016 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs. Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever. Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation. The 2016 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs. 33 interesting ways to use mobile phones in th. Edsurge. Mobile phones at school? What’s Missing in Edtech? Character Development. The Easiest Ways to Create Animated Gifs. Q&A with Paperless Classroom Innovator Kerry Gallagher. 5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016.

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Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom. The Future of Education Isn’t Free. It’s Open. Periscope: Connecting Classrooms to the World. Tech Tip: How to save and share multiple browser tabs. What research says about classroom technology @ReadByExample SmartBlogs. Reading, writing, robots: A look at education technology on display at CES. Keeping Up with Ed Tech. 29% of schools now allow pupils to use their smartphone during lessons.

Effects of technology on teens are not all doom and gloom. Keeping Up with Ed Tech. 21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology. Ask these questions before using technology in the classroom. Why Technology Will Never Fix Education.