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Using iTunes U to Extend the Classroom. 6 Steps For Integrating Technology into Your Lesson Plan. If the idea of squeezing even one more thing into an already jam-packed curriculum — and teaching day — seems daunting, the prospect of having to integrate technology into lesson plans is enough to put some teachers over the edge.

6 Steps For Integrating Technology into Your Lesson Plan

But the need to make new technology as easy and familiar to students as pencils and calculators will only grow stronger. It’s an important task that all educators must not merely accept, but embrace. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the International Society for Technology in Education recommends that integrating technology be made a focal point of preservice teacher preparation. According to ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards, “…candidates must continually observe and participate textcafe join-from 3 in the effective modeling of technology use for both their own learning and the teaching of their students.” As with any investment, you need to invest sweat equity. 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! Although these flipped classrooms give students an edge, they may also give their teachers a headache! Don’t worry, I’m here to show you that whether you teach 2nd grade math or high school biology there is a simple way to ‘techify’ your existing lesson plans. Sit back and check out these 13 ways to integrate technology into any lesson! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. # In today’s ever-evolving technological world, teachers need to figure out how to integrate technology in the classroom.

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In fact, the 2009 Speak Up survey finds that schools are losing relevancy as students turn to technology outside of the classroom and take their educational destiny into their own hands. “For these students, the schoolhouse, the teacher and the textbook no longer have an exclusive monopoly on knowledge, content or even the education process. These students are leveraging a wide range of learning resources, tools, applications, outside experts and each other to create a personalized learning experience that may or may not include what is happening in the classroom.”

American Schools Need to Change With the Times Podcasting Principal Mini-Notebooks Making the Grade This type of technology has also allowed for more flexibility. Cell Phones Creating More Learning Opportunities How Are Most Teachers Connecting With Technology? The Importance of Technology in the Classroom. 8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education. The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell The Power To Do More, where you'll find perspectives, trends and stories that inspire Dell to create technology solutions that work harder for its customers so they can do and achieve more.

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education

Don Knezek, the CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, compares education without technology to the medical profession without technology. “If in 1970 you had knee surgery, you got a huge scar,” he says. “Now, if you have knee surgery you have two little dots.” Technology is helping teachers to expand beyond linear, text-based learning and to engage students who learn best in other ways. Its role in schools has evolved from a contained “computer class” into a versatile learning tool that could change how we demonstrate concepts, assign projects and assess progress. Despite these opportunities, adoption of technology by schools is still anything but ubiquitous. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers. Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom.

12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers

But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? Could you get a classroom iPad? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? How to Implement a Station Rotation Blended Learning Model. Building a School Model: While many school districts have begun to embrace blended learning models, there are important considerations about implementation and approach that should be examined to ensure a successful transition.

How to Implement a Station Rotation Blended Learning Model

We all know that there’s no single right approach to building a school model. Different communities have different resources, classrooms, computers, schedules, and many other unique needs. However, there is a single right approach to ensuring student learning: planning backwards from desired outcomes. A school can’t choose software, build a schedule, or write assessments and design lessons without first defining what students should understand and be able to do. Mission and Learning Goals: Therefore, a school’s mission and learning goals must be the foundation upon which blended learning models are built. Instead, we more often see the opposite of this type of planning occur. Tim Hudson Latest posts by Tim Hudson (see all) Google Docs.