Cutting-Edge Technology in Library Services. Using Tech Tools for Learning with Standards. School Library Monthly/Volume XXX, Number 4/January 2014 Using Tech Tools for Learning with Standards by Kristina A.
Holzweiss As a school librarian and an educator, I am excited about the future of education and opportunities to creatively use technology in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I can act immediately on those teachable moments to serve as a facilitator in dynamic, literate, information-rich learning environments.
As educators, we can design opportunities for students to communicate, question, investigate, evaluate, collaborate, test, and create. Addressing Multiple Standards There are numerous Web tools that we can integrate into the curriculum to motivate student learning. The appropriate technology tools should be used when planning lessons to not only maximize student learning time but to align to various standards. A Guide to Web Tools While the following list is not exhaustive, it includes many tools referenced in Figure 1. Your Turn References: 10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library.
Today’s hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons.
Ultra-popular social media websites and apps combined with the availability of affordable cloud-based services and the evolution and adoption of mobile devices are enabling librarians to share and build communities, store and analyze large collections of data, create digital collections, and access information and services in ways never thought about before. Libraries have become technology leaders by integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance users’ experience. It’s not enough to redesign the library website. Best practices mean developing user personas and following usability strategies to produce user-informed designs. New digital collections are stored in the cloud and mobile applications are developed around them. Forward-thinking librarians are actively experimenting with and incorporating these new technologies into their digital strategies. Make a quick screencast.
7 Fun Ways to Use Technology in the classroom to enrich learning. Technology in the classroom is the best learning tool.
With classroom technology educators can get more students engaged, improve collaboration, and most importantly make learning fun! Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance. There is no doubt that finding the time to integrate technology is an overwhelming task for anyone.
Throughout the course of a day, teachers find themselves pulled in many directions. However, technology is already integrated in nearly everything we do and nearly every job our students will encounter. So how do educators find an ideal balance for learning about and eventually integrating technology? It begins with a focus followed by good instructional design -- but ultimately, a healthy balance. 12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers.
Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.
But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school?
Using Technology In The Classroom. Technology has always been a major focus on EducationWorld.com.
This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom. Many of these articles have been updated many times or even rewritten as technology changes. That said, due to the ever-changing nature of technology, there will be articles on this list that are a little past their prime period of usefullness. If there are any that you would like us to update or redo, please drop us a line. Social Networking Tips for Teachers Social networking in the classroom? Teaching? Fifth Graders Soar in the Blogosphere Across the curriculum, Gillian Ryan asks her fifth graders to respond in writing to the topics they discuss -- whether in math, science, social studies, or language arts -- and their ideas become posts to classroom blogs. Podcasts Promote Reading Librarian Malissia Bell has challenged students to create 500 podcasts describing their favorite books. Who Is They? Neuman Celano library study: Educational technology worsens achievement gaps.
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The local name for the Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is “the Badlands,” and with good reason. Pockmarked with empty lots and burned-out row houses, the area has an unemployment rate of 29 percent and a poverty rate of 90 percent. Just a few miles to the northwest, the genteel neighborhood of Chestnut Hill seems to belong to a different universe.
Here, educated professionals shop the boutiques along Germantown Avenue and return home to gracious stone and brick houses, the average price of which hovers above $400,000. Within these very different communities, however, are two places remarkably similar in the resources they provide: the local public libraries. The two were especially interested in how the introduction of computers might “level the playing field” for the neighborhoods’ young people, children of “concentrated affluence” and “concentrated poverty.” Office of Educational Technology. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.