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44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 - This week an online article grabbed my attention.

44 Smart Ways to Use Smartphones in Class (Part 1) - Getting Smart by @JohnHardison1 -

Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones in Class.” I immediately scoped out the heading and thought to myself, “Finally, teachers are beginning to embrace the powerful little gadgets.” However, it did not take me long to realize the researched article took quite a different slant. One quotation in particular caused serious professional introspection on my behalf. 13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan by PowToon! The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan by PowToon!

Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as simple as adding a computer class to the curriculum, other times it requires teachers to literally flip their entire lesson plan into a hi-tech beast! 10 Ways to Integrate Technology into your Classroom - Early Childhood Education Zone. When I first started teaching it was a goal of mine to integrate technology into the classroom as much as I could.

10 Ways to Integrate Technology into your Classroom - Early Childhood Education Zone

I began my teaching career after being a graphic designer and working for a textbook publisher. That experience taught me how important technology is in the real world. Over the years I have continued to try to find new ways to use technology and changed how my students learn. I love discovering new ideas and trying out different ways to best reach my students, regardless of their learning needs. How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom.

Recent reports (from The Chronicle of Higher Education and Walden University [PDF], for example) point to teachers' continuing difficulties integrating technology into classroom learning.

How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

Despite access to technology and despite the fact that novice teachers are entering the classroom with far more advanced technology skills than their counterparts of an earlier age, only 39 percent of teachers report "moderate" or "frequent" use of technology as an instructional tool (Grunwald Associates, 2010). This limited use may have multiple causes: Teachers may be overwhelmed by demands of testing; they may not see the value of instructional technologies in their particular content area; they may work in environments where principals do not understand or encourage technology use; and the types of software most helpful in instruction are not always the types of applications students know how—or want—to use. Top 10 Ways to Use Video Conferencing in the Classroom. Today, one thing I envy about being a student is the availability of innovative education technologies.

Top 10 Ways to Use Video Conferencing in the Classroom

One of which is of course my personal favorite, video conferencing. I have to dig deep into my memory bank and think about my days as a collegiate, but I firmly believe that video conferencing would have enhanced my experience. Nothing can replace the richness of face-to-face classroom dynamics, but video eliminates distance, invites collaboration, and increases mobility for both the student and the teacher. Here are just 10 ways to use video conferencing in the classroom. How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool. Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society.

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool

Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons. No Longer a Distraction Image via Flickr by Sean MacEntee. 8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring.

Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year?

8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your classroom more interactive? While lectures and lessons can be informative and even “edutaining” when delivered with passion and good materials by knowledgeable experts, sadly many traditional lectures and lessons are boring, and even worse often ineffective. The good news is that the Web is loaded with great free tools that can enable teachers to bring a sense of fun and engagement to their lessons.

Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers. Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine.

Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers

Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis. The challenge, of course, is in finding ways to use technology -- and to help students use it -- that don't take time away from core subjects.

For many teachers, a lack of personal experience with technology presents an additional challenge. The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education. In schools, districts, and departments of education alike, a trend toward integrating technology into the education process is on the rise.

The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education

One could argue that it always has been. But with the proliferation of Internet access in school buildings and the ubiquity of mobile computing devices, educators are taking note and beginning to consider new ways they can include these tools into their classroom instruction. Integrating Technology and Literacy. When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate learning: How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool?

Integrating Technology and Literacy

That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. However, as 1:1 technology initiatives roll out, integrating technology into the classroom is our reality.