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How Should Professors Be Using Classroom Technology? Suchita Chadha is a junior at Emerson College and the author of our weekly “Student Voice” column.

How Should Professors Be Using Classroom Technology?

As we enter the last quarter of 2015, it’s clear that automated processes have become increasingly normalized in all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s Siri looking up something for you, or having reminders and calendar events for everything from taking the trash out to the next doctor’s appointment, we’ve gotten used to having certain things done by the devices in our back pockets. But it’s not a question of what else will be digitized in the coming decade; instead, it’s about the unique value humans can bring to the table while embracing technology. As the need for educators to learn and integrate technology in the classroom continues to grow, what is it that college students expect from teachers? It might take you back to high school days of lessons structured around PowerPoints, but it’s not as common as you might imagine in the college classroom.

Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today. Technology has been used in most schools since the ‘90s (remember CD-ROMS?)

Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today

, but it still has some hiccups. We weigh in on some of the most problematic issues facing the edtech world today. Students are so quick to turn to the Internet to answer questions that some believe critical thinking has gone down the tube. 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education. Ed Tech Trends | News 6 Technology Challenges Facing Education Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation.

6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

According to researchers, though some of those challenges are systemic and some related to the technologies themselves, teachers and education leaders share in the blame as well. 1:1 Research.

Technology Issues

Teaching Students Routines for Computer Use. What’s Here This page has technology teaching resources to support educators in creating expectations for computer use, and managing both instruction and behavior.

Teaching Students Routines for Computer Use

Learn how to teach computer procedures and design effective lessons for the computer and acceptable computer use. Teaching Kids to Be Independent There are a special set of skills that students need in order to use computers responsibly and independently. With primary grade students, I recommend spending an extensive amount of time during the first few weeks of school teaching about computers and teaching computer literacy.

I teach kids to refer to a Troubleshooting Tips chart anytime they have a problem so that the LAST solution is to raise their hands and ask for help: if anyone has their hand up, it’s because they’re already tried to troubleshoot on their own and with a partner. 8 Tips for Strong Instructional Routines with Computers.

Collaboration & Communication

1135 hoax. How to Make Internet Research Work for Students. It’s time for the Wednesday Website suggestion!!

How to Make Internet Research Work for Students

For two years, I was the Technology Specialist at a sc hool in Georgia. During that time, I amassed a large collection of websites that I use with my students. You can download my E-Book of Websites for the Elementary Classroom for free from Teachers Pay Teachers or Smashwords, or, you can check back here each week for the Wednesday Website suggestion. Recently, a follower on my Facebook Fan Page asked me for some website suggestions to use with kids who are doing internet research. You should always give your students some specific websites on the topic they are researching. If you’re looking for a little more assistance with an Internet Research Project, you might want to try out my Internet Research Lesson, or one of my Internet Research Projects: Amazing Americans, Earth’s Materials, Historical Figures, Animal Research .

Digital Passport by Common Sense Media. Instructional Innovation Bibliography. Newly Added Resources Snapshot of Major Legislation SREB, Latest Updates All SREB states are implementing new educator evaluation and feedback systems.

Instructional Innovation Bibliography

Many state legislatures in the South are responding to the preliminary feedback from policymakers and educators with policies that aim to strengthen implementation, making daily evaluation and feedback practices more manageable for administrators and teachers. This article and others are featured on the SREB Website, Latest Updates. Check those out, especially A Flurry of Activity, November 17, 2014. a document that recaps recent legislation and summarizes changes to state teacher feedback and evaluation systems. Home. BBC Bitesize - Dance Mat Typing.

WP: DreamBox / 5 Strategies to Connect the Dots. “Effective Use of Technology in Education” - A New Discipline to Be Taught. Great Math Apps and Extensions for Your Chromebook. Changing Dynamics of My 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.

Changing Dynamics of My Classroom

What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school.

What Is Successful Technology Integration?

Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. How Critical Thinking and Technology Can Coexist. Suchita Chadha is a junior at Emerson College and the author of our weekly “Student Voice” column.

How Critical Thinking and Technology Can Coexist

Edtech is here to stay. As educators and institutions adapt their class structure and curricula to incorporate technology, students have found ways to make their learning easier. With only a few taps and clicks, students have access to a whole wealth of research and analysis done by experts and students alike. Often, they need not look any further than the first two or three pages of Google search results to find the information they need to complete their work. NetSmartKids. Welcome To The FACE Kids Site.

The NRICH Project: Free Digital Math Problem Solving Resources. April 20, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 5, Number 10 Driving Question: How can free-online resources enrich the mathematical experience of all students?

The NRICH Project: Free Digital Math Problem Solving Resources

"Can a university faculty help classroom teachers move mathematic's instruction into the problem solving realm? " That's what some Education Faculty at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England asked. By joining with the Faculty of Mathematics, they created a free on-line resource for teachers of mathematics that would help teachers focus on mathematical problem solving. This became the NRICH Project. The NRICH Project is a joint initiative with the Faculties of Education and Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, UK.

We do this in two principle ways: The NRICH Primary Team has grouped together a range of resources in our Problem Solving Feature. Problem Solving. Curation Tools. Share your own uses of curation tools or other great examples here: --Ideas for Using Curation Tools Curation means to select, collect, preserve, maintain, organize and archive. Top 5 Problems with Technology in Education Today. Learn to code. WP: ScanTron / The Next Generation.