technology in education
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Feb. 12, 2013
These kids today with their wired lives and unique learning styles!
Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit.
Last month, in preparation for my K12Online Conference presentation , I re-read Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Good Business. Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning . In it, he states that the experience of flow – when the person is totally immersed in an activity and genuinely enjoying the moment – comes from “the steps one takes toward attaining a goal, not from actually reaching it.”
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The Education Technologies That Educators Believe Can Have The Biggest Impact On Student Learning (Survey Results)Survey results indicate several specific technologies as those that we should be investing in and focusing on if we want to effectively leverage technology in education.
Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students.
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For over a month now, I have been testing the capabilities of my iPad, and I have to admit, it has now become a seamless part of both my professional life and personal life. I would encourage all administrators to consider investing in an iPad for three reasons.
I'm a big supporter of educational technology.
Kidblog is built by teachers, for teachers, so students can get the most out of the writing process.
From the same people that created My Brainshark comes SlideShark . SlideShark is a free app for converting and viewing PPT files on your iPad.
Although we are still adjusting to the routines in our literacy centers, we are ready to begin using the iPads in our content area instruction and inquiry. A little background: our faculty has both studied and been featured in a book/DVD series by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels entitled Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action . Inquiry-based learning has led to increased student choice and engagement, deep and meaningful questioning, and real-world advocacy and action.
To be successful when using technology in education, it is important to focus on engagement, creativity, inquiry-based learning and differentiated instruction rather than on the technological tools used to amplify the learning which takes place in the classroom.
Essential iPad Apps for Principals « Eduleadership - Justin Baeder on principal performance & productivityI recently described my iPad workflow , and thought I should describe my favorite apps and how they support my work as a school leader.
Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.