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Why schools should provide one laptop per child. Students, Computers and Learning. Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en. Are there computers in the classroom?

Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en

Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences. Based on results from PISA 2012, the report discusses differences in access to and use of ICT – what are collectively known as the “digital divide” – that are related to students’ socio-economic status, gender, geographic location, and the school a child attends. The report highlights the importance of bolstering students’ ability to navigate through digital texts. It also examines the relationship among computer access in schools, computer use in classrooms, and performance in the PISA assessment.


Edutopia. Plenty of students may know how to create digital media, but too few know how to produce engaging, high-quality content, the kind that makes them stand out not only to college admission officers, but also to potential employers.


What does that kind of quality involve? We need to teach and encourage students to post original, outstanding content that will distinguish their unique identities in a sea of increasingly indistinguishable resumes -- which are going the way of the typewriter. To help accomplish this task, I model creating a positive digital footprint by making effective use of social networking and blogging. I owe my students that much -- after all, if they don't take control of their online identities, someone else will. Facebook Educators do students a tremendous disservice by demonizing Facebook, which can enhance a student's online presence and real-world prospects.

Twitter LinkedIn Snapchat Blogging. Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership. Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership by TeachThought Staff Digital Citizenship has become one of the more symbolic phrases that represents the significant impact technology has made on our behavior and interactions. What is the definition of digital citizenship? What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers.

What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Okay, we’ve had this post half-finished for long enough that some of the apps we had here are no longer relevant, so we figured it was probably time to go ahead and publish it even if we couldn’t figure out the best way to format it.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds. The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds by TeachThought Staff This is not a post about the SAMR model (a way of thinking about how to teach with technology that uses an acronym as a mnemonic device)–well, not in any way that’s going to further the conversation around it, or push your thinking about the ins and outs of using it.

The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds

In December, we shared a post that used Starbucks as an analogy to illustrate the SAMR model. We also shared a post about using the SAMR model for more effective teaching with apps. We’ve even offered a kind of alternative to the SAMR model with our Stages of #edtech Disruption. So why share a simple video of the same model we’ve already covered in more detail elsewhere? Share it with a teacher just getting started with the idea. The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds.


Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps. Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps by TeachThought Staff Not all apps are created equal.

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

Not all teacher planning and instructional design are created equal. Mash the two, and we’re beginning to see the opportunity for some real disparity. 7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher. Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers. If you have email, iTunes, Facebook, or any other online account, then you are familiar with Terms of Service; you know, those excessively long, confusing legal documents that we all click “accept” on so that we can download the latest episode of Modern Family.

Terms of Service Cheat Sheet for Parents & Teachers

These documents are confusing, and very few of us have the time or knowledge necessary to process 56 pages of legalese (yes, the iTunes Terms of Service is 56 pages!). Learning Without Technology - Sayville, NY. As long as I have been involved with education there has been a discussion of whether or not technology is making a difference in learning, and whether or not we should use it in schools.

Learning Without Technology - Sayville, NY

This discussion takes place on a teacher-to-teacher level, as well as an administrative level. It occurs on primary, secondary and higher education levels. It may be time to shift the discussions to what we need our kids to learn and how they will implement that learning in our culture, and continue to learn, as the life long learners, which we, as educators, supposedly strive to make them to be.

The more we learn about learning, the further we seem to be getting away from the primary teaching lessons of the past. Lectures, although necessary, are no longer the focus of teaching methodology. 3 lessons for successful technology integration SmartBlogs. Our school, Colegio Inglés, is a private 1:1 school in Monterrey, Mexico.

3 lessons for successful technology integration SmartBlogs

We have established a very complete system and infrastructure in 1:1 technology implementation. In middle school, every student owns an Apple MacBook, which gives them access to a world of learning opportunities. In addition, our kids have access to bilingual education that aligns with accrediting bodies in the U.S., with common core standards and with Mexico’s Secretariat of Education’s requirements. 9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology. Technology is a tool.

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology

It’s not a learning outcome. Too often do we get distracted by all the activities and action we can perform with an iPad or some other device. 5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology. For some, the technology rich classroom is easy to justify.

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology

Once you have made the transition and seen the benefits, it is easy to weigh them against the potential risks and worries about the problems resulting from having a room full of devices. For these “dive right in” types, the process makes a lot of sense. Give it a try and see what happens! These are the teachers who typically make up 1:1 and BYOD pilot programs and test groups.

They are also the teachers who more often than not are going to lead professional development and share what they have learned. However, the teachers to whom they will be presenting may not be so easily convinced that this change will be entirely positive. Hoadley's 3 Laws Of Education Technology. I was just alerted to a new presentation all about the proper role of education technology. Seems quite a familiar theme like what I outlined in this post after yesterday’s Apple WWDC keynote . Basically that technology is a tool and that it’s all about what you do with it, not all the bells and whistles you see in an advertisement. In the below presentation, Professor Chris Hoadley outlines many things. One of the key takeaways is that there are 3 laws of education technology: Law #1: It’s not the technology.

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Tech Tools. Apps. Social Networking. iPad. MOOCs. Gamification. General Ed Tech.