Conferences & Events EDUCAUSE professional development programs deliver both forward-thinking innovative solutions as well as practical, tangible ideas to handle campus challenges and identify opportunities. Conferences The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference unites the best thinking in higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Connect takes place in locations across the U.S. and are highly interactive, action-driven events where peers solve, network and grow together. Additional programs target specific skills and issues: Advanced Programs: Created for CIOs and senior IT leadership to network and explore issues and solutions EDUCAUSE Institute: Builds and enhances progressive management and leadership skills for success Focus Areas and Special Topic Events: Focused on specific roles and responsibilities, including enterprise and infrastructure, policy and security, and teaching and learning.
A Primer on Educational Technology: 5 Terms Parents Need to Understand This back-to-school season, students more than ever are arriving to classrooms equipped with digital devices and learning tools. Apps, videos and other online resources that can be accessed from iPads, Androids devices, Chromebooks and the like are profoundly impacting the learning process. While many elementary, middle and high school students are already accustomed to technology-enabled classrooms, educators continue to incorporate digital learning innovations into their teaching styles. Even the most tech-savvy parents can find it difficult to keep up with all of the trends and terminology. To that end, it might help to do a little bit of homework and read up on how lessons are delivered and knowledge is exchanged in many classrooms today. Here are five educational technology terms and trends every parent should understand. As we all know, kids with access to tablets, laptops or virtually any connected device understand how to find and watch videos online.
The Top 5 Podcasts for EdTech Fanatics One thing I’ve been trying to do a lot of lately is putting all of my spare time to good use. Part of this process involved sitting down for an hour or two and really thinking through how to get the most out of each day. One of the realizations I came to was that I have an unfortunately long commute to work, around 45 or 50 minutes. During the drive, I usually just listen to the radio, but in rethinking my entire day I realized that I could listen to some podcasts instead! And since my commute takes place on the way to and from work (obviously), I might as well listen to the latest edtech podcasts. I figured some of you might want to do the same, so I gathered up my top 5 podcasts and listed them here: 1. ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education) is the premier edtech community for teachers around the world. 2. Edtech champions Audrey Watters and Steve Hargadon have teamed up to create this awesome podcast. 3. To see all of their shows at once, simply click here. 4. 5.
Publications 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific… 2016 Horizon Report February 4, 2016 Produced by ELI and NMC each year, the Horizon Report describes six areas of emerging technology that will have significant impact on higher education and creative expression over the next one to… 7 Things You Should Read About Data Visualization for Instruction January 14, 2016 Developments in the tools for data visualization and increases in the types and amount of data available for visualizations offer new opportunities in pedagogy. 7 Things You Should Know About the Evolution of the Transcript January 11, 2016 Efforts are under way to capture a broader range of learning experiences and create frameworks to curate them, providing a more holistic view of student learning.
Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students The Huffington Post By: Darrell M. West and Joshua Bleiberg 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. 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. Teachers should not fear open-source technologies. Use online education portfolios to evaluate students.
Strategy Guides Home › Professional Development › Strategy Guides Looking for new teaching strategies or interested in brushing up on the strategies you are already using in your classroom? Strategy guides define and provide examples of effective literacy teaching and learning strategies and offer a wealth of related resources to help sharpen your instruction. Developing Academic Vocabulary See All In this Strategy Guide Series, you'll find creative and compatible ways to build, maintain, and extend students' vocabulary across academic disciplines. Evidence-based Discussions See All These Strategy Guides offer varied ways to support students as they develop the skills and habits necessary to participate in evidence-based conversations. Differentiating Instruction See All In this Strategy Guide series, you'll learn different methods to use in the classroom to meet the needs of all students. Teaching Literacy Across the Gradual Release of Responsibility See All Inquiry-Based Learning See All See All See All See All
Standards Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. Empowering connected learners in a connected world As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Want to know more? How can the ISTE Standards be used? Visit permissions and licensing.
50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom. Social Learning These tools use the power of social media to help students learn and teachers connect. Learning Lesson Planning and Tools Useful Tools
jessievaz12: ABSOLUTELY!! RT @jmiddaugh... It’s all C.R.A.P.: Four Principles of Design | THINKblog What a bunch of C.R.A.P.! There are four principles of design that we want you to get under your belt. If you’re a designer, you’ll know this stuff already. If you’re a programmer, you might not. It’s like you’ll have some secret superpower. Watch the video, read the stuff below, and suggestion: if you haven’t ever seen this stuff before, print it out, put it on the wall, and absorb! The 4 Principles of Design Follow these four rules for better design! C. is for Contrast. Creating contrast for elements means that discrete elements stand out. R. is for Repetition. Repetition, for instance making a header and footer the same color, makes scanning a website easier. A. is for Alignment. Columns within a page makes it easier to scan horizontally. P. is for Proximity. Proximity means that things are associated with one another – or not. Tell you what, just watch the C.R.A.P. video, OK? – Gregory and Mark
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.
10 Awesome Online Classes You Can Take For Free Cool, but you need iTunes for nearly everything, and that gets an 'F.' Are there really no other places to get these lessons? I was sure there are some on Academic Earth. Flagged 1. 7 of them are available via YouTube. 2. iTunes is free. 1. 2. Don't worry, we're looking out for you! While I have no personal beef with iTunes, I know that many people share your sentiments — so I actually made a concerted effort to include relevant youtube links when possible.