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At one high school in Texas, where every class in every grade is project based, the answer is devotion to a consistent process, belief in relationships, and commitment to relevance and rigor.
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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is more important than ever in this high-tech, fast-paced world.
I have realised over the past 6 months how few schools are actually clear about what their long term vision is.
There are many benefits to using the Internet in elementary and intermediate education, but it is important for you to harness this powerful tool so that it is effective and safe for student use. For every great educational site, there are several more that feature unacceptable content for children.
Sample Educational Technology Plan Vision Statements The following vision statements come from actual school and district technology plans created by Sun Associates clients. These statements are intended to show the range of topics and approaches that can be taken with this key section of any educational technology plan.
ISSUE: To realize the benefits of technology, schools must develop a plan for integrating technology into the curriculum. An effective technology plan is based on the shared vision of educators, parents, community members, and business leaders who have technological expertise. It ensures that technology strengthens existing curricula and supports meaningful, engaged learning for all students. It also specifies how the technology will be paid for and how its use will be supported. OVERVIEW: Because technology continues to play an important role in modern industrial society, integrating technology into the schools will help prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. "Technology is transforming society, and schools do not have a choice as to whether they will incorporate technology but rather how well they use it to enhance learning" (North Central Regional Educational Laboratory & Illinois State Board of Education, 1995).
As part of our Connected Learning Community program (1:1 in grades 6-12, to begin next school year), we are currently in the process of developing a technology vision statement. At the moment, the vision statement is for our CLC, but potentially could (should?)
Author: By Patrick Larkin April 3,2013
When you've personally experienced the benefit that technology offers when integrated into the learning curriculum, you don’t walk away unchanged.
Technology has always been a major focus on EducationWorld.com.
Vineet Madan is Vice President of McGraw-Hill Higher Education eLabs , which works with colleges and universities, professors and students along with technology partners to develop innovative, cutting-edge digital educational tools to improve the way instructors teach and students learn.
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