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How to Use Education Technology - The Ultimate Guide

How to Use Education Technology - The Ultimate Guide
In his popular book, Ditch That Textbook, Matt Miller argues that the textbook is a relic from the days when teachers were the keepers of knowledge to be delivered to students in healthy doses of lectures and notes. The fact of the matter is that in today’s digital world, educators are no longer the gatekeepers of information, and students know it. Instead, the role of the educator should be to guide students as they navigate the wealth of information available at their fingertips. Breaking free from textbooks doesn’t have to mean doing away with them entirely, but it does mean that educators need to be using relevant digital media to supplement material. Whether we choose to show them or not, students are going to find information online. We should embrace the availability of the vast array of multimedia sources and guide students toward what is the most interesting, relevant, and useful.

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10 Examples of Modern Classroom Technology The technology industry has progressed exponentially over the last few decades and has been adding tools to help teachers reach their students. Greater accessibility has made technology a viable option for teachers to include in their education plans. In fact, a survey conducted by PBS Learning Media found that 74 percent of teachers across the United States wanted tech in their classrooms. Educators have said the benefits that come with having and using technology in schools includes expanding on and reinforcing lesson content and motivating students to learn. It also gives teachers the option to reach students with different learning styles. Teachers grapple with having to cover an array of subjects in different methods so that students are able to grasp and understand the content.

Education Technology: What Is Edtech? A Guide. How Does Edtech Help Students & Teachers? Students An influx of technology is opening up new avenues of learning for students of all ages, while also promoting collaboration and inclusivity in the classroom.

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the larger educational scene. It’s been one of the hottest topics in education for several years running and doesn’t seem to be losing steam. Basically, it all started when Bergman and Sams first came across a technology that makes it easy to record videos. They had a lot of students that regularly missed class and saw an opportunity to make sure that missing class didn’t mean missing out on the lessons. Top 10 Tools For The Digital Classroom There is certainly no shortage of tech-based tools to use in the classroom. In this article we’ll examine some of the best, focusing specifically on those that are designed for encouraging, enhancing, and managing learning. 1. Socrative Socrative professes to be “your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement”.

8 Innovative Ways To Use Technology in Education Recent research states that the use of technology in education has improved student’s academic performance drastically. Though traditional classroom teaching may still be prevalent, many educational instituitions are coming forward in embracing technologies. For instance, they use digital whiteboards, flipped classrooms and Chromebooks replacing textbooks. How to Integrate Technology Below you will find a quick overview with suggestions of what kinds of tools and activities are best matched with various levels of technology access. All of the resources linked to are either free or offer free versions. If your class has an interactive whiteboard and projector: Try interactive websites such as BrainPOP. Dig in to Scholastic's whiteboard activities page.

The 5 C's of Student Engagement in the Era of Zoom By Primrose Cameron You’ve all seen it: the Zoom sessions hour after hour, until many students are “zoomed out” from desperately attempting to find a learning opportunity to grasp. Maintaining student interest for a half-hour, much less two or three hours, seems extremely challenging in a remote learning environment. 10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom - 10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom contributed by Sara McGuire, Technology distracts students, right? Keeps them from focusing? One solution is to ban phones and computers from the classroom. 10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation. Most of these involve free web based tools, so that's an added bonus!

8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your classroom more interactive? While lectures and lessons can be informative and even “edutaining” when delivered with passion and good materials by knowledgeable experts, sadly many traditional lectures and lessons are boring, and even worse often ineffective. The good news is that the Web is loaded with great free tools that can enable teachers to bring a sense of fun and engagement to their lessons. Of course, you do need devices with Internet access to give these tools a try. Even if you don’t have computers or tablets available in your classroom, the fact that an increasing number of High School and college students have smartphones is making it easier than ever to leverage technology to create engaging, active lessons students enjoy working on.