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Education debate explores the future of ICT in teaching and learning — RM Education Blog Education debate explores the future of ICT in teaching and learning As a strategic partner with the Association of Colleges and School Leaders (ASCL) RM Education hosted a mini debate at BETT 2014 focused on the use of ICT in schools and colleges, with discussion led by three panellists with contributions from the audience. As a pre-cursor to the Great Education Debate at the BETT closing ceremony, our mini-debate engaged a range of key stakeholders including Chris Munday, Nicki Harman and Dr Anne Maddison. How can ICT enhance the quality of teaching and learning? With a background in teaching as well as educational consultancy, Nicki Harman, Education Manager at RM Education, led this topic. All the panellists agreed that when using ICT it must add value to teaching and learning. Sharing knowledge, resources and information is key Focusing more on technology and practitioners, Dr Anne Maddison was able to bring her wealth of experience to the debate. Share this post:

More than 70% of Teachers Increase Confidence in Delivering Interesting Lessons through ICT — IICD IICD believes that equipping teachers with pedagogical tools and access to information can bring about large-scale social changes in entire educational systems. Many of the gaps in education in developing countries can be bridged with the help of ICTs and enhanced capacities for creating, sharing and using information and educational materials. IICD’s experience in this field has shown that simply equipping schools with innovative tools is not enough to improve teaching and learning in the classroom. The success of ICT in the classroom cannot be achieved through one single solution. For this reason, IICD offers a range of integrated ICT solutions that aim to holistically overcome challenges and change classroom dynamics. IICD’s approach to ICTs for improved teaching and learning IICD’s ICT4Education programmes develop teachers’ abilities to integrate technological, pedagogical and content knowledge in the classroom.

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | MindShift LA Johnson/ NPR Kaitlin Morgan says, this year, her school district is going “full Google.” Morgan teaches U.S. and world history and advises the yearbook at Woodlake Union High School in California’s Central Valley. At Woodlake, “full Google” means a plan to have one Google Chromebook for every two students by the spring, running Google Apps. The Chromebook is a relatively cheap, stripped-down laptop. And the Chromebook is just the beginning. It’s the beginning of what Google calls the “paperless classroom” — moving assignments, class discussions, feedback, tests and quizzes online. Now comes Google’s latest education offering, launched last week: Google Classroom. Classroom enables a teacher to create a “class” at the touch of a button. Teachers see instantly who has turned in their homework. Zach Yeskel, product manager for Google Apps for Education, says Google “worked with innovative teachers to build their best practices and workarounds into the product. “The kids love it,” she says.