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Using Technology with Kindergarten Students. Mouse Pratice. Paper Slide Video: Your Next (or First) BYOD Technology Integration Project. <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there!

Paper Slide Video: Your Next (or First) BYOD Technology Integration Project

If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. <div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> (Cross-posted from PlayingWithMedia.com) We are hearing more about BYOD (bring your own device) initiatives in many school districts these days, but what kinds of technology integration projects can teachers and students realistically do when some (but not all) students have smartphones and the teacher has one laptop? Today’s smartphone (or the smartphone of four years ago, which students may have inherited from parents or older siblings) can be remarkably powerful, but the BYOD environment can make technology integration even more challenging than a 1:1 situation when all students have the same technology equipment and software.

A Learning-Centered Checklist for 21st Century Classrooms, Schools and Districts - Philadelphia, PA. The current requirement that public and charter school students demonstrate their proficiency through standardized, top down tests has in many schools narrowed the curriculum, increased sterile test-prep classroom activities, and focused the public measurement of school and student success narrowly and imperfectly around a few traditional tests.

A Learning-Centered Checklist for 21st Century Classrooms, Schools and Districts - Philadelphia, PA

This “test-centered” focus makes it more difficult for many schools to educate and assess students so that they are prepared for a world with exploding amounts of knowledge, fundamental changes in technology, and the new skill sets required for successful careers. By contrast, a “learning-centered” focus starts with establishing meaningful, purposeful educational outcomes for a 21st century world, such as preparing students for both lifelong learning and citizenship, focusing on the development of key skills for a new era, and customizing learning in order to develop each student’s talents, interests and abilities. 6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher and Student. The wide embrace of technology in education and the growing use of digital media in classrooms have expanded the meaning of literacy to account for these digital innovations.

6 Great Tech Question Charts for The 21st Century Teacher and Student

Both teachers and students are now required to develop a proficiency with the use of technology tools and be able to leverage the power of web tools in their teaching and learning. As a matter of fact, web-based technology is becoming now something of the past as mobile technology is encroaching every facet of our life including education. Talking about the digital skills teachers and students need in order to thrive in today's educational environments, one can only think about these 33 skills though there are several other skills to consider but for a starter those included in that link are enough to get you moving.

In this regard, I am sharing with you a piece of work realized by Greg Miller, editor of the awesome blog " Greg Miller Principal". 1- Develop proficiency with the tools of technology.