50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 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
Ψηφιακά Παιχνίδια και Ψηφιακά Μέσα για Μάθηση ερευνητική ομάδα Ψηφιακά Παιχνίδια και Ψηφιακά Μέσα για Μάθηση Η ερευνητική ομάδα Ψηφιακά Παιχνίδια και Ψηφιακά Μέσα για Μάθηση (Digital Gamesand Digital Media for Learning) του Εργαστηρίου Νέων Τεχνολογιών στην Επικοινωνία, την Εκπαίδευση και τα ΜΜΕ του Τμήματος Επικοινωνίας και ΜΜΕ ΕΚΠΑ εστιάζει σε προσεγγίσεις με τις οποίες σύγχρονα ψηφιακά μέσα (ψηφιακά παιχνίδια, συλλογικά ψηφιακά μέσα, ψηφιακή αφήγηση, διάχυτες εφαρμογές) μπορούν να λειτουργήσουν ως πλαίσια τυπικής, άτυπης, διά βίου και διαγενεακής μάθησης. Η ομάδα έχει αναπτύξει συνεργασίες με ερευνητικές ομάδες στην Ελλάδα και στο εξωτερικό όπως το Εργαστήριο Μαθησιακής Τεχνολογίας και Διδακτικής Μηχανικής (Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου), το Ινστιτούτο Πολιτιστικής και Εκπαιδευτικής Τεχνολογίας (Ερευνητικό Κέντρο «Αθηνά»), το έργο Poisson Rouge (Interactica), το εργαστήριο Game Experience Lab (Eindhoven University of Technology). επιλεγμένες ερευνητικές και εκπαιδευτικές δράσεις
Web 2.0 for the Classroom - home Why Every School Needs an 'Innovation Day' - Education Google’s policy of 20 percent time—giving employees plenty of free time work on whatever they want—is world famous for being the birthplace of innovative products— most famously, Gmail. But what would happen if schools gave students a similar amount of unstructured free time and allowed them to take control of their own learning? This spring Matthew Bebbington, a high school physical education teacher in the U.K., decided to find out. He organized a school-wide "Innovation Day" that let 80 students between the ages of 11-15 choose what and how to learn. Bebbington writes on The Guardian’s Teacher Network blog that far from taking an extended recess the students "worked solidly for six hours, cross-pollinating across different projects, ages and abilities." As a result, they made everything from art related projects like album covers and Manga to more tech-oriented projects like a remote control car and rockets.
Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Cross-posted from TechLearning) A moment of extreme clarity became an obsession for me last week. A session that I had prepared for the IL-TCE conference went from "Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom" to "Why Web 2.0 Is Important to the Future of Education." Then, as PowerPoint fever gripped me (OpenOffice.org Impress, actually), moving slides around as though they were puzzle pieces finally coming together correctly, I found my thoughts coalescing toward a bold conclusion and a final title change: "Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education." It was not, I know, what I was supposed to talk about. I believe that the read/write Web, or what we are calling Web 2.0, will culturally, socially, intellectually, and politically have a greater impact than the advent of the printing press. Trend #2: A Tidal Wave of Information. I will also say that on a personal level, when people ask me the answer to content overload, I tell them (counter-intuitively) that it is to produce more content. * Lurk.
The 3 Biggest Ways Technology Is Disrupting Education Forever Digital education is today where digital music was in 2001. The digital music revolution started unintended when peer-to-peer file service “Napster” started by Sean Parker & Shawn Fanning in 1999 controversially morphed into a digital music sharing service. It became mainstream with the highly successful launches of the Apple iPod & iTunes in 2001 and now services like Spotify are taking it to next level by integrating it to our increasingly digital lifestyle. As is the case of all life-changing trends, an unintended start changed the whole experience of buying and consuming music . I enjoy being part of the generation caught in between a massive revolution ( Digital Immigrants – Digital Natives ). The Internet has allowed us to re-imagine everything from reading a book to digesting the news to taking notes. Education has two challenges: access and effectiveness. MOOCs At the forefront we have Udacity , EdX , and Coursera (the “Big Three?”) Online Degrees Social Learning
Effective Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom Updated by David Brear, May 12, 2014 KnowSchools Presentation 21st Century Learning & Sharing: Engaging for Success! Spring Online Conference 2010 Online Resource Site for Students - compiled by Dave and broken down by subject. E-Learning Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on Go2Web20 ( Great Resource ) E-Learning and Web 2.0 Tools for the Classroom ( Another Great Resource ) Discovery Education: Web 2.0 Tools ( Another Great Resource ) Tools Directory - Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies Please use the sidebar to see the links under each heading, thanks.
The Ultimate Guide To Apple’s Presence In Education Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-08-31 All eyes are on education right now. Whether it’s in the political theater or the venture capitalists, everyone has set their sights on the future leaders of tomorrow. Some companies, like Apple , have long realized the potential of this demographic and have specifically targeted them with iPads, iPod Touches, and other devices . In an effort to share exactly how Apple is targeting students, MDG Advertising whipped up a thought-provoking infographic. Smart devices are having a real impact on both literacy and learning levels. Awesome Apple logo via DeviantArt Comments are closed.