10 Rules for a Successful One-to-One Classroom By Samantha Cleaver Each morning, when Laura Rahn’s class of fourth grade students entered their classroom at Mountainview Elementary School in Loudoun County, VA, they got their laptops from the charging station, completed their daily math fluency practice, and checked EdModo for the day’s instructions. The laptops “didn’t replace me or become the full instruction for the day,” says Rahn, “they were an additional learning tool.” If your school has yet to implement a laptop program like Rahn’s, it may be on the horizon. More and more classrooms are going one-to-one, says Bob Berry, vice president of business development with Troxell Communications, as districts invest in web-based learning platforms and devices.
Learning Outcome 4: Discuss different strategies on incorporating technology in the classroom When technology integration in the classroom is seamless and thoughtful, students not only become more engaged, they begin to take more control over their own learning, too. Effective tech integration changes classroom dynamics, encouraging student-centered project-based learning. Think about how you are using technology with your students. Are they employing technology daily in the classroom, using a variety of tools to complete assignments and create projects that show a deep understanding of content? If your answer is "No," is it because you lack enough access to technology?
Educational Technology MIT Report Calls for Integration of Online Learning Research, Support for ‘Learning Engineers’ April 10th, 2016 by EdSurge A call to “blend” learning research is included in the report. 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.
TEDx Talks TEDx is launching this series, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with five talks on food and nutrition. Stay tuned for monthly TEDxSpotlights that curate and focus on global themes and ideas from the TEDx community. Take part in this program by sharing the trailer and the playlists with your community. TEDxSpotlights Global Nutrition was produced with thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With special thanks to Ronnie Planalp, Louis-Albert de Broglie, Jackie Savitz, Laura Boykin, Dee Dee Yates and Christopher Charles. Check out all of the talks included in the playlist below:
How the Use of Technology Enhances Children's Development Through the use of technology, children learn technology skills, while enhancing social and cognitive development. Technology Skills As children use the computer and other forms of technology, they have the opportunity to meet the following technology standards. Established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), these standards are for children ages prekindergarten through second grade (2000). Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning activities.
How Technology and Learning Analytics Are Transforming Education Growing up in a rural area of the Chinese province of Sichuan, my education was traditional. I had no access to computers, and classes were rooted in old-fashioned pedagogy – based around the concept of a teacher dispensing information to be written down and then memorized by students. It was in my college years when I had the idea that, by taking advantage of modern technology, we could craft new educational models that may better prepare students for life in the 21st century. Beginning with my university education in Beijing, I started a journey that would lead me to the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology at OISE/University of Toronto and, eventually, the LT Media Lab here at the University of Minnesota’s CEHD. I’ve been honored to be a part of the team here as we focus on designing and developing innovative environments to empower students to learn critical skills and help teachers infuse technology in their classrooms. Understanding Technology Use in Education
A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education March 14, 2015 Technology is radically transforming the education landscape.The technological innovations and digital progress that marked the last two decades have brought a massive change in the ways education is being conceptualized and delivered, bigger than anytime in the history of mankind. Pessimists would call it technological determinism but we see it as a new window of opportunity into the vast horizon of learning. According to “Bringing Our Schools into The 21st Century Infographic”, some of the opportunities provided by technology for education include: High speed connectivity which will enable a wider access to the netCloud based storage capabilities which will, among others, help develop a professional educational culture, enhance communication and improve knowledge sharing.Digital portfolios will be commonplace among students. Via Teachers Degrees Courtesy of eLearning inforagphics
How to beat loneliness Loneliness is a subjective feeling. You may be surrounded by other people, friends, family, workmates — yet still feel emotionally or socially disconnected from those around you. Other people are not guaranteed to shield us against the raw emotional pain that loneliness inflicts. But raw emotional pain is only the beginning of the damage loneliness can cause. It has a huge impact on our physical health as well.
Learning Outcome 5: Discover technology programs to formulate children’s drive for creativity. About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.
Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Transforming Education with Technology A school district that immediately comes to mind is Mooresville Graded School District in Mooresville, North Carolina. It's about 20 miles outside of Charlotte. It has spirited teachers, exemplary leadership, and a commitment to figuring out how to teach each student. When I visited that school district (see "Focus on Mooresville," p. 19), they invited me to go up and down the hall, and into any classroom. Susan Cain on why it’s ok to eat alone What was it like giving a TED Talk, as opposed to some of the other talks you’ve given? It was a lot scarier, for one thing. So how did you get through that? Well, there was “How did I prepare for it?”
More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning Big Ideas Erin Scott How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process.