10 Great Technology Initiatives for Your Library. Today’s hottest web and mobile technologies are offering libraries a new world of opportunities to engage patrons.
Ultra-popular social media websites and apps combined with the availability of affordable cloud-based services and the evolution and adoption of mobile devices are enabling librarians to share and build communities, store and analyze large collections of data, create digital collections, and access information and services in ways never thought about before. Libraries have become technology leaders by integrating cutting-edge tools to enhance users’ experience. It’s not enough to redesign the library website. Best practices mean developing user personas and following usability strategies to produce user-informed designs.
New digital collections are stored in the cloud and mobile applications are developed around them. 8 Tactics for using Technology in the Classroom. Reading Time: 4 minutes A few years ago, I was doing a session on technology in the classroom with a group of teachers and I noticed there was a clear split between them.
There were those embracing it and seeing it as a powerful addition to their teaching practice and then there were those who were fearful of using it. But why? After all, many of us use technology in our everyday lives. Email, the internet, mobile phone cameras, calendars, as well as apps like Whatsapp, WeChat and Google Maps, are all common. 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.
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. The New Librarian: How to lead a tech-integration revolution. Throughout my career, I’ve had the good fortune to work in various capacities as a librarian and with all levels of learners, from kindergarten through doctoral students.
Presently, I’m a school librarian at North High School in Downers Grove, Ill., where I have the good fortune to be one of three full-time librarians in a school that serves 2,200 students. Additionally, I teach an online course called “Introduction to Libraries and the Information Age” at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. Whether or not technology is your favorite part of being a school librarian, there are simple ways to increase your value by connecting with teachers and offering assistance.
Use your “librarian reference interview” skills to listen, ask questions, and offer suggestions. Here are a few practical examples of how I help teachers integrate technology to positively impact student learning. 1. A #schoollibrarian shares 5 important lessons for helping teachers & students love to use tech 2. 7 smart ways to use technology in classrooms. Istock Elementary school teacher Kayla Delzer’s students tweet, post on Instagram and watch YouTube in class.
Here’s why she thinks all kids should do the same. Many schools and teachers have an uneasy relationship with technology: they decry its power to distract young people but see it as a necessary evil to be tolerated, or at least strictly limited. 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?
That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. Using Technology for Powerful Social Studies Learning. By Stephen A.
Rose and Phyllis Maxey Fernlund Recent developments have created new opportunities for powerful social studies teaching assisted by technology. Major improvements have taken place in both hardware and software. Computers are much more powerful and versatile than they were a decade ago. Although many educational programs at that time were oriented toward drill and practice, it is now easy to find interactive and engaging programs. The Changing Technological Landscape The field has come a long way in the thirteen years since Social Education published microcomputer courseware evaluation guidelines developed by an ad hoc committee established by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).1 The typical computer in 1984 had 256k memory, dual 5.25" floppy drives or, in some cases, a 10 to 30 megabyte hard drive.
We have come a long way since those early years. Hardware-RelatedQuestions to Consider 1. 2. 3. 4. 7 Ways To Integrate Technology For Successful Project-Based Learning. Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students. Thomas Edison once said, “Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools…our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.” Amazingly enough, however, one of our nation’s most important inventors was proven quite wrong. The American education system has a remarkable resistance to innovation and the classroom experience has changed very little in the 100 years since Edison’s prediction. Advances in information technology have revolutionized how people communicate and learn in nearly every aspect of modern life except for education.
The education system operates under the antiquated needs of an agrarian and industrial America. The short school day and the break in the summer were meant to allow children to work on family farms. Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations.
10 Specific Examples Of Emerging Educational Technologies. For over a decade, the New Media Consortium (NMC) has been charting the landscape of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry on a global scale.
The NMC’s advisory board includes 750 technology experts and faculty members from colleges and universities in 40 countries, and is supported by the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The NMC’s latest research efforts, the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition and the NMC Horizon Report: 2013 Higher Education Edition, were released this spring, and together highlight ten emerging technologies that will impact education over the course of the next five years: cloud computing, mobile learning, learning analytics, open content, 3D printing, MOOCs, virtual and remote laboratories, games and gamification, tablet computing, and wearable technology. As an educator, you have probably heard about many of these technologies, if not all of them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.