Classroom Technology Resource Guide | Five9 Technology has grown over the past decade in ways that many people could not begin to picture. It has become such an integral part of home and business life that teachers need to begin to implement technology in their classrooms in order to help students be prepared for the changing job market. Technology can be used to allow students to move forward at their own pace and can help make the material more accessible to all students. The types of technology used will vary depending on the age of the students and the subject matter being taught. Preschool TEC Center: This website is dedicated to giving early childhood educators resources and ideas to use technology effectively in the classroom. Elementary School Elementary Teachers' Use of Technology: This is an in-depth study of teachers using technology in elementary schools. Middle School High School Higher Education
Integrating Tech: More Than Just Having Computers Technology has become part of the educational process, but too often it is separate and not integrated into the learning experience.Today, Education World offers easy and painless ways to integrate technology into your daily routine. Included: Nineteen activities and nearly 50 Web sites. Integrating technology into the curriculum is a priority -- if not a mandate -- in most schools today. Most educational technology experts agree, however, that technology should be integrated, not as a separate subject or as a once-in-a-while project, but as a tool to promote and extend student learning on a daily basis. For many teachers, a lack of personal experience with technology presents an additional challenge. Used properly, however, technology can be a tool for teachers as well as for students. Access an online weather forecast. Article by Linda Starr Education World® Copyright © Education World
National Association of Elementary School Principals Today's students need educators to re-envision the role of technology in the classroom. by Nancye Blair Principal, January/February 2012 Web Resources A dramatic shift is sweeping through our schools. The signs are all around us. Third graders texting on their cell phones. Kindergarteners who can navigate an iPod Touch better than we can. These are not the same 21st century learners we came to know over the first decade of the new millennium. These new 21st century learners are highly relational and demand quick access to new knowledge. Technology integration Remixed The new 21st century learners must master more than the core curriculum to succeed in secondary and postsecondary institutions, as well as in the workplace. As students develop the four C’s, we have discovered that effective application of these vital skills in a technology-infused life and workplace requires acquiring them in a technology-infused learning environment. This is a liberating shift. Discovery and Exploration.
50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools 1. Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. www.spellingcity.com 2. www.brainpop.com 3. www.dovewhisper.com 4. www.flashcardexchange.com 5. people.uncw.edu/ertzbergerj/ppt_games.html 6. www.clustrmap.com 7. www.ustream.tv 8. www.fanfiction.net 9. www.ccmixter.org 10. www.toolsforeducators.com 11. www.animoto.com/education Share your ideas for integration on Animoto. 12. www.makebeliefscomix.com 13. www.wordle.net 14. www.surveymonkey.com 15. www.readwritethink.org/materials/timeline 16. www.kerpoof.com 17. classtools.net 18. www.buildyourwildself.com 19. www.freerice.com 20. www.fluxtime.com Using Free Websites for Management 21. www.myavatareditor.com 22. www.dropbox.com 23. www.evernote.com 24. www.superteachertools.com 25. www.sharinglinks.com 26. www.bighugelabs.com 27. rubistar.4teachers.org 28. fur.ly 29. www.jingproject.com 30. www.mystudiyo.com 31. www.kidblog.com 32. 33.
What Is Successful Technology Integration? Technology integration is the use of technology resources -- computers, mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, digital cameras, social media platforms and networks, software applications, the Internet, etc. -- in daily classroom practices, and in the management of a school. Successful technology integration is achieved when the use of technology is: Routine and transparentAccessible and readily available for the task at handSupporting the curricular goals, and helping the students to effectively reach their goals When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn't stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool -- it is second nature. And students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process. Defining Technology Integration Willingness to embrace change is also a major requirement for successful technology integration. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms
Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance There is no doubt that finding the time to integrate technology is an overwhelming task for anyone. Throughout the course of a day, teachers find themselves pulled in many directions. However, technology is already integrated in nearly everything we do and nearly every job our students will encounter. So how do educators find an ideal balance for learning about and eventually integrating technology? It begins with a focus followed by good instructional design -- but ultimately, a healthy balance. Tomorrow's Literacy Technology is a literacy that is expected in higher education and in our economy. The contemporary job market requires us to adapt, continually learn, and apply various skill sets in many directions. It's equally important to expose students to information literacy skill sets. 3 Examples of Balanced Tech Integration Integrating technology doesn't have to consume your life as an educator. Here are some examples: Edmodo Google Sites Google Drive Opportunities, Not Apps
Curriculum Corner – Embedding and Using Blogs With Other Technology – Edublogs – free blogs for education Embedding into a blog is a way of bringing all of the different web 2.0 services and tools in one place. What’s On This Page? About Embedding Embedding is the ability to bring in outside pieces from different websites into your blog. Most popular services have embed abilities including YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and much more. Go back to the top of this page. Embedding Videos Most video hosting websites allow you to click on a button, sometimes called “Share this” or “Embed” which gives you the code to copy and paste. For help embedding videos, see our help and support post here or watch our video tutorial here. Using Videos In the Classroom One example of how videos are used is described in the Edublogger post Inspiring Example of Embedding Lessons As Videos On a Class Blog. Creating Screen Captures Screen captures are one way to create a video of you teaching. One popular screen capture tool which allows for voice recording and easy embedding into blogs is Screen Castle. Vokis
Best Practices in Technology Integration -- What the Research Says Most instructional technology implementation efforts focus their efforts around a few key areas. In our experience, these areas most often are: As a way of establishing what’s possible or ideal in each of these areas, we find that it’s useful to review how the relevant research describes “best practice”. Concise summaries of the research that defines best practice is presented below. Finally, working on the assumption that a picture is worth a thousand words (at least for visual learners), we have highlighted a few video clips from Edutopia (www.edutopia.org) that demonstrate how different educators have implemented elements of these best practices within their schools and districts. Best Practice in Technology Integration Studies have shown that, when integrated meaningfully into curriculum and instruction, technology can positively impact student learning and achievement. Key to the success of any intervention is the matching of the appropriate tool to the task at hand. back to top
Integrating Technology Catalog description: Focus on learning how to use communications technologies and develop related foreign language materials with an emphasis on pedagogically sound integration of these technologies and materials in the foreign language curriculum. Technologies to be explored include: presentation software, interactive multimedia, the World Wide Web, and real-time communication. Prerequisites: Graduate status or permission of the department. (3 sem hr.) This course will develop skills in using the tools of international communications for today's global village. Needed for class: - A computer - Duh! Student projects Fall 2015 Student projects Fall 2014 Student projects Fall 2013 Student projects Fall 2012 Student projects Fall 2011 Student projects Fall 2010 Student projects Fall 2009 Student projects Fall 2008 Course Description and Class Attendance Policy Students are expected to attend all classes and to be punctual. 340.02 ACADEMIC DISHONESTY -- 1.
10 Must Have Tools for BYOD Classroom November 10, 2015 With the advance of technology and mobile gadgetry there emerged a wide variety of learning trends endemic to 21st century classroom environment. One of these trends is what is conventionally referred to as BYOD/T (Bring Your Own Device/Technology). In a BYOD classroom, students bring their own technology (e.g hand-held devices, laptops..etc) and use them for various learning activities. There are now several web tools and mobile apps that support BYOD learning. 1- Google Classroom “Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. 2- Socrative Teacher and Student ‘Socrative empowers you to engage and assess your students as learning happens. 3- Google Drive 4- Nearpod Neared is another indispensable tool for BYOD classroom. 5- ClassDojo 8- WeVideo WeVideo is another good web app to use for editing videos on Chromebooks. 9- The Answer Pad
Journal of Educational Technology & Society 3D Virtual Worlds are being used for education and training purposes in a cross-disciplinary way. However, its widespread adoption, particularly in formal learning contexts, is far from being a reality due a broad range of technological challenges. In this reflection paper, our main goal is to argue why and how identity federation should be discussed and adopted as a solution to several barriers that educators and institutions face when using Virtual Worlds. By presenting a clear set of scenarios within different dimensions of the educational process, as classroom management, content reuse, learning analytics, accessibility, and research, we consider identity, traceability, privacy, accountability, and interoperability as main concerns in order to support our argument.
Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students | Brookings Institution 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. Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Schools must use technology that empowers teachers. Teachers should treat the adoption of technology as part of lesson planning.