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40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future

Do you know what technology you’ll be using in the classroom 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? A new visualization may be able to help. Thanks to the hard work by Envisioning Tech , it’s simple to see what we could expect to happen in the next few decades. From today’s iPads to holograms in the year 2040, there’s a lot coming to a classroom near you. Better still, the visualization below is categorized into color-coded topics. Want to post this up in the teacher’s lounge or on your desk?

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 transparent Accessible and readily available for the task at hand Supporting 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. Defining Technology Integration Before we can discuss how to shift our pedagogy or the role of the teacher in a classroom that is integrating technology, it is important to first define what "technology integration" actually means. Types of Technology Integration Online Learning and Blended Classrooms Image © 2012, by Dr.

Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.This summer I have made a commitment to reading more and have chosen books that I think will help me become a better leader. A few weeks ago I finished Drive by Daniel Pink and am now halfway through with Linchpin bySeth Godin. I highly recommend both of these book at any educators who is interested about the science behind motivation or overcoming resistance to become and indispensable component of an educational organization. Through my reading of both books it has become painfully clear that many of our current politicians and so-called educational reformers have it completely wrong when it comes to standardization. Image credit: Dan Pink reveals that the keys unlocking and sustaining intrinsic motivation are autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Unfortunately we are being forced in the opposite directions.

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : 1- Create and edit digital audio Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Free Audio Tools for Teachers 2- Use Social bookmarking to share resources with and between learners Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : A List of Best Bookmarking Websites for Teachers 3- Use blogs and wikis to create online platforms for students Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill : Great Tools to Create Protected Blogs and Webpages for your Class 4- Exploit digital images for classroom use Here are some tools for teachers to develop this skill :Web Tools to Edit Pictures without Installing any softwareTools to Convert Photos into Cartoons

SCHOOLCIO : A Plan for Technology Integration 4/27/2012 By: Bob Sprankle I’ve been working on our school’s technology budget for next year, so I’m looking at our “needs” and “wants” closely, knowing items in both categories will be cut due to dwindling budgets that I’m sure most districts are well acquainted with. Introducing new technologies into learning is not an easy process. Purpose I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had educators approach me with something similar to the following quote: “Okay, we just bought 500 iPod Touches (or other technology) for our teachers/school/district. This has always concerned me, as this is the “cart before the horse” scenario. Without thinking about Technology at all, the process must start with identifying the need. Assessment Schools fortunate enough to have Technology Integrators or “tech-savvy” colleagues are then able to go and ask those folks what tools already exist to help achieve the goals identified. Beta Test Group (with Small amount of the Identified Technology acquired) In Summary

Teachers union to urge focus on teaching, learning -- not standardized testing | Metro Detroit A growing backlash against what critics say is the nation's fixation on standardized testing will hit Michigan this weekend, as thousands of teachers from across the country take up a resolution that urges policy makers to put the classroom focus back on teaching and learning -- and not preparing for high-stakes exams. "We're not saying end testing," said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which is holding its annual convention at Cobo Center in Detroit starting today and running through Monday. "We're saying end the fixation on testing." More than 3,000 delegates from AFT units nationwide are expected in Detroit. And although the delegates will take up dozens of resolutions on topics ranging from early childhood education to health care, the one on testing is among the most important of the convention, Weingarten said. An AFT petition that calls for a similar end has gathered 22,000 online signatures within the last two months, Weingarten said.

List of cognitive biases Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics. There are also controversies over some of these biases as to whether they count as useless or irrational, or whether they result in useful attitudes or behavior. For example, when getting to know others, people tend to ask leading questions which seem biased towards confirming their assumptions about the person. Although this research overwhelmingly involves human subjects, some findings that demonstrate bias have been found in non-human animals as well. Decision-making, belief, and behavioral biases[edit] Many of these biases affect belief formation, business and economic decisions, and human behavior in general. Social biases[edit] Most of these biases are labeled as attributional biases. Memory errors and biases[edit] Common theoretical causes of some cognitive biases[edit] Notes[edit]

What is Technology Intelligence? What is Technology Intelligence? What is technology intelligence? Do you have it? Do you need it? Why? I wrote down a few observations and thoughts. Technology Intelligence is the ability to look at developments in technology and use them as enablers. Can you track technology, using technology? That is what we do for a living. Like this: Like Loading... About Dorai Thodla Look at What's So Unique About Teaching Middle Schoolers? Posted 10/13/2009 6:57PM | Last Commented 07/31/2015 10:02AM OK, so every middle school teacher that I've known has fallen into their current position. In other words, teaching middle schoolers rarely calls to new teachers so much as they discover how awesome it is. What's so great about them, after all? Well, I've always said that Middle schoolers are ready to talk and ponder about the big issues, yet still yell, ‘Crayons!’ when the blessed colored wax sticks appear on their desk. But why? So why is it that we all love teaching this level? Come, join the discussion!

Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought Humans The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. For example, every time your eyes are open, you brain is constantly being bombarded with stimuli. You may be consciously thinking about one specific thing, but you brain is processing thousands of subconscious ideas. The Gambler’s fallacy is the tendency to think that future probabilities are altered by past events, when in reality, they are not. Reactivity is the tendency of people to act or appear differently when they know that they are being observed. Pareidolia is when random images or sounds are perceived as significant. Interesting Fact: the Rorschach Inkblot test was developed to use pareidolia to tap into people’s mental states. Self-fulfilling Prophecy Self-fulfilling prophecy is engaging in behaviors that obtain results that confirm existing attitudes. Interesting Fact: Economic Recessions are self-fulfilling prophecies.

Learning with Images: 20+ Tips & Resources Posted by Shelly Terrell on Friday, July 20th 2012 Learning can be tedious. Acquiring new knowledge is difficult for most learners because they go about it the wrong way. Many of our learners will try to memorize difficult concepts from textbooks. A Pearl Tree of More Resources Juliana’s Bookr Every Friday I conduct a Free Webinar thanks to American TESOL. Challenge: Try any of these ideas or tools with your students this year.