Twig - Blog: story. Teachers are constantly pushed towards new pedagogies in order to improve student performance.
For most teachers, who are already overburdened and overworked, manoeuvring the jungle of new buzzwords and learning theories can be an exhausting task. Integrating technology into your teaching, however, isn’t so hard. In fact, research shows that teachers who use ICT to deliver lessons in the classroom work up to 40 hours fewer than those who don’t. Instructional Coaching and the Tech Coordinator. Tell me more about Makewaves. Makewaves is a safe social learning platform for schools.
It offers schools a safe environment in which to publish blogs, videos, pictures, and audio online, where they can be shared with a like-minded network of schools around the world. Makewaves is free to join and every member school is given its own space within the community, where work can be safely published and shared. Teachers can choose their own security settings, giving them full control over who can view their school’s content. The platform is an ideal tool for developing digital literacy skills, learning about internet safety, and learning how to use social media responsibly. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability - Learning continuum - The Australian Curriculum v8.1.
Level 1 Typically by the end of Foundation Year, students: Recognise intellectual property recognise ownership over their own digital work Apply digital information security practices follow class rules about using digital information.
PadwheelposterV3.pdf. 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation. By Samantha Messier and Stephanie Schroeder 11/17/2014 Topics: Mobile Learning, 1-to-1, Professional learning As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations.
In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices. A key feature of our model was synergy among multiple, interdependent program elements: Community engagement A strong instructional model Digital devices and apps for students Logistical support Guidance toward high-leverage resources Ongoing, embedded professional development None of these elements alone is sufficient. 1.
We also made every effort to include one of the most important stakeholder groups: parents. MaturityModelBenchmarks2.5.pdf. 20-14_ISTE_Standards-S_PDF.pdf. 20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf. CoSN: 7 Keys to unlocking school transformation with technology. National Education Technology Plan. The National Education Technology Plan provides a vision of transformational learning experiences powered by technology that can shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps.
Joseph South, Director, Office of Educational Technology The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. National Center for Technology Planning. John See Technology Integration Specialist Minnesota Department of Education [Originally appeared in The Computing Teacher, Vol. 19, Number 8, May 1992] Contact information for John See -- unavailable as of Feb 2012 Effective technology plans are short term, not long term.
Five year plans are too long. ISTE NETS Essential Conditions. EdofICTJSSALC - SAMR Examples. The following examples are ways to examine the progress from S to R.
The Practical Effect of Twitter Chats + Pedagogy Wheel. Many months ago I founded what would quickly become the largest Australian ‘ed-chat’ on twitter.
The ‘#aussieED’ twitter chat runs on a Sunday at 8:30pm every Sunday night. Shortly after beginning, an awesome team began forming around me and together we have literally been able to reach tens of thousands of teachers across Australia using the twitter platform. The speed of the take up has been outstanding and it has highlighted the fact that there is a genuine desire from classroom teachers to control their professional development and tailor their learning to allow them to provide tangible changes and improvements to the activities that teachers provide students in their classrooms.
The #aussieED mantra is CONNECTION, COLLABORATION and INSPIRATION. Technology Integration Matrix. The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students.
The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated below.
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When teachers create an instructional design for technology integration, they need to consider the characteristics of their topic and the needs of their students and then decide on a course of action that will meet both needs within the constraints of their classroom environment. When deciding on teaching/learning methods the first distinction a teacher must make is whether or not to use directed strategies or constructive strategies. After determining whether integration strategies will be primarily directed or constructive, also consider content approach. Should the approach be single subject or interdisciplinary? A few other questions that a teacher will need to answer while developing instruction is: Should students work individually, in pairs, in small groups, or as a whole class?
Remember as a teacher you never stop learning. Technology Integration Research Review. Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Vanessa Vega, with subsequent updates made by the Edutopia staff. Technology integration can be one of the most challenging topics to find quality research on. The term itself is a broad umbrella for numerous practices that may have little in common with each other. TPACK.ORG. Interactive Bloom's Wheel for technology planning.