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Top 6 Educational Technology Trends Right Now Education is increasingly becoming high tech. All the things that are happening in the world of technology are directly impacting education and learning systems. Why this is bound to happen, how our teachers, learners, and education systems as a whole are keeping pace with them, is a big concern. Here we are going to introduce 6 high tech approaches to education. 1. Custom Learning Experiences Technology in Education: An Overview Published: February 5, 2016 In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz. —Nick Cote for Education Week 10 More Educational Technology Concepts Every Teacher Should Know About In a previous article, I showcased seven must-see educational technology concepts that teachers must stay abreast of to become more effective educators in the digital age. Those are important, but they are certainly not the only ones that are emerging in recent years. Here are some more exciting technologies to keep track of: Alternative input devices.

Educational Technology Welcome to the Educational Technology Program at the University of Florida. Faculty and students in the UF Ed Tech program collaborate with colleagues at UF and around the world to facilitate, study and disseminate ways in which learning, design and innovative technologies within physical, virtual and blended learning environments empower educators and learners and impact society. Our international faculty have experience in K-12, post-secondary and corporate environments and take the responsibility of preparing the next generation of educational technologists very seriously. Our faculty and students conduct research on effective technology integration in various contexts including technology supports for online and multimedia learning, digital game-based learning, technology in medical education, and problem-based learning. Our programs are recognized for their quality by U.S. News and World Report and for their value by Kiplinger.

□ The 90 Hottest EdTech Tools According to Education Experts (Updated For 2018) If you work in education, you’ll know there’s a HUGE array of applications, services, products and tools created to serve a multitude of functions in education. Tools for teaching and learning, parent-teacher communication apps, lesson planning software, home-tutoring websites, revision blogs, SEN education information, professional development qualifications and more. There are so many companies creating new products for education, though, that it can be difficult to keep up - especially with the massive volumes of planning and marking teachers have to do, never mind finding the time to actually teach! So how do you know which ones are the best? Well, as a team of people passionate about education and learning, we decided to do a bit of research to help you out. We’ve asked some of the best and brightest in education for their opinions on the hottest EdTech of 2020.

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.

What Is Educational Technology and Why Should It Matter to You? Education Technology (also known as “EdTech”) refers to an area of technology devoted to the development and application of tools (including software, hardware, and processes) intended to promote education. Put another way, “EdTech is a study and ethical practice for facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.” Although this developing field may sound like a specialized niche, its potential implications are far-reaching and affect many segments of the population. Read on to find out if you’re among those most likely to benefit from the advancement of EdTech, and how you can contribute to its growth.

Teaching, Using Technology in the Classroom Technology in the classroom has made it quite easy for teachers to do their job. Technology in the classroom makes the tedious tasks get done quicker, and keeps our students motivated and engaged longer. However, it’s important to find the right balance between actually physically teaching our students and using technology in the classroom. There’s one main component that us teachers hope that will never go away -- “Us,” the teachers. If you fast-forward ten years, you may think that virtual teachers may be replacing us, but if you’re scared you may lose your job, may I remind you that someone has to be behind that computer. Teachers are the backbone to education, and while we may benefit from using technology in our classrooms, we are still very much needed and a crucial part of the learning process.

Education Technology Tools for Teachers Massive Open Online Courses make it possible for students of all ages to access high-quality coursework at no cost. Colleges and universities across the country publish video lectures, podcasts, reading lists, practice exams and more for anyone who wants to learn about a particular subject and/or experience what it’s like to take a college class. Over the last decade, organizations such as Coursera and Khan Academy have taken MOOCs one step further by creating or aggregating thousands of free courses in areas ranging from early American history and civics to trigonometry and multivariable calculus. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational website created by educator Salman Khan in 2006. Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School wanted to provide a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Students and teachers have access to a personalized learning dashboard which allows them to connect to thousands of educational resources.

Using Web 2.0 Tools in the Classroom chainarong06/Shutterstock As educators, the use of Web 2.0 tools is transforming our work, and more specifically the way we support students in the classroom. As schools bring more technology into their classrooms, teachers will in turn strive to put more technology in their students’ hands. The 5 Keys to Educational Technology Ed Tech | Viewpoint The 5 Keys to Educational Technology What is educational technology? What are its purposes and goals, and how can it best be implemented? Hap Aziz, director of the School of Technology and Design at Rasmussen College, explores what he terms the "five key components" to approaching educational technology. By Hap Aziz09/16/10

25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Although many technology-based teaching methods and resources effectively engage students and build their skills, many educators encounter difficulties when using technology in the classroom. Maybe a specific platform is too hard to introduce. Or maybe it won’t run on your devices. How To Find An Authentic Audience For Your Students’ Work Who saw all the work you produced when you were at school? For many of us, the work we created had a very limited audience. It may have only been seen by the teacher, or perhaps some classmates or family members (if it wasn’t left crumpled up in the bottom of the school bag!). Clearly, things have changed and it’s now possible for students to have a diverse audience for their work through platforms like blogs and digital portfolios. This is a great thing but where do you find the audience? Just because you publish something online, doesn’t mean it will be seen.

101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These "Web 2.0" teaching tools aren't magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer.