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5 benefits of multimedia learning. “Multimedia is characterized by the presence of text, pictures, sound, animation and video; some or all of which are organized into some coherent program” (Phillips, 1997).

5 benefits of multimedia learning

While there is no doubt that the interest in technology education is rising, the fast progression in the past years has been impressive. Investments as well as the school spendings are on the rise.One might wonder why. This is the reason why we are going to explore five of the benefits multimedia learning brings to the 21st century classroom, which could be contributing to the recent edtech boom. The benefits of multimedia learning: 1. Source: Pixabay.

For School Counselors, Technology Enhances the Human Touch. School Counseling | In Print For School Counselors, Technology Enhances the Human Touch By Margo Pierce06/07/12 Soft skill tests, college planners, and neuropsych evaluations are some of the traditional tools of the school counseling trade.

For School Counselors, Technology Enhances the Human Touch

Because school counselors have multiple goals--supporting and fostering positive personal, social, academic, and career development in students--they need a variety of resources at their disposal. So you'd think counselors would embrace technological innovation that supports their students' development. According to one academic expert in the counseling field, few K-12 school counselors use technology in their professional lives, despite the numerous digital guidance and counseling resources available. Influence of Technology in School Counseling - EduTrendsOnline. By Dr.

Influence of Technology in School Counseling - EduTrendsOnline

Kimberlee Ratliff, Dr. Susan Foster Ebbs, and Dr. Marie IsomDr. Kimberlee Ratliff is the Program Director for the M.Ed. in School Counseling at American Public University. Dr. Whether it is a quick text message to a friend, a post on a social media site, or a job related task, technology is firmly embedded in today’s culture. Four Steps for Adopting Education Technology from The Counseling Geek. School counseling and education are getting more and more attention from influential technology companies.

Four Steps for Adopting Education Technology from The Counseling Geek

From startups to the Google mothership, companies are reallocating their funds to support our efforts. This is wonderful news because innovative tools are becoming available to educators to support us helping students. There is a downside though…some educators are afraid. SCOPE. SCOPE's Sample ASCA National Model®-Aligned Technology Integration Plan™ - Google Sheets. The Future of School Counselors. On a school’s education team, counselors often serve as utility players, stepping up to fill student needs of all kinds.

The Future of School Counselors

This is partly due to changes in their roles – a profession once focused solely on vocational guidance has expanded to include academic achievement, career planning, and social and emotional development. How to Use Multimedia in Your Classroom. Instructional Technology Integrators & Coaches. Product Reviews. Cloud Operations Software for Schools - SchoolDude. ISTE 2017: New Standards for Educators Focus on Data, Digital Citizenship. ISTE has released an updated version of the ISTE Standards for Educators, which supports educators by providing a framework for learning, teaching and leading that is amplified by technology.

ISTE 2017: New Standards for Educators Focus on Data, Digital Citizenship

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta provided a preview of the new 2017 ISTE Standards for Educators Sunday at ISTE’s 2017 Conference & Expo in San Antonio. “The ISTE Standards for Educators set the vision for how educators can use technology to create next-generation learning environments,” Culatta said. “They reflect the transition from using technology to deliver content to using technology to empower learners — that empowerment also speaks to educators as valued professionals within their organizations and communities who are enabling student-centered learning and are entrusted to carry out their practice at the highest levels.”

For the update, ISTE received input and feedback from 2,200 educators and administrators from around the globe. The Standards for Educators were last updated in 2008. 12 Educational Technology Coaches to turn to when you get stuck in the classroom #AskTheTechCoach. Home. Kahoot Toots 50 Million Monthly Active Users—and a Timeline to Revenue. As he was strolling down the hallways of John F. Kennedy High School in Winston-Salem, N.C., principal Sean Gaillard heard thumping beats reverberating from a Spanish teacher’s classroom. It wasn’t Spanish music, but rather what he described as a “groovy” electronic jam. “I went in and thought there was going to be a party—and there was. It was a learning party.” What he heard was the theme to Kahoot, a learning game reminiscent of television quiz shows where teams of players race each other to answer questions.

That the Norwegian company has taken the globe by storm comes as no surprise to Gaillard. Founded in 2012, Kahoot offers a web-based platform that allows anyone to create multiple-choice quizzes and groups of players compete to get the correct answer in the shortest amount of time (usually seconds). Of the 50 million monthly active users, about 32 million hail from the U.S., says Erik Harrell, CEO of the company. In Case You Missed It: Highlights from the Kickoff of ISTE 2017. Today kicks off ISTE 2017, an annual conference and expo designed to bring together educators and the world’s leaders in education technology.

In Case You Missed It: Highlights from the Kickoff of ISTE 2017

The event — which has been a staple in the edtech community for over three decades — is useful for networking between educators, education leaders, and edtech companies, and serves as a platform for collaboration, innovation, and professional development. This year, the event is taking place June 25-28 in San Antonio. Over 18,000 people attend the ISTE Conference and Expo each year, and more than 5,000 industry representatives will be present. If you’re reading this now (and not at an ISTE post-conference event), there’s a chance you might not be there participating in the festivities.