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Education Week Digital Directions: Trends and Advice for K-12 Technology Leaders

Education Week Digital Directions: Trends and Advice for K-12 Technology Leaders
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Education Week American Education News Site of Record 5 Big EdTech Trends Worth Knowing About The EDTech industry is yet in its infancy and is expected to grow cumulatively at the rate of 23 percent in the next five years. It is anticipated to be a $255 billion global business in the next 5 years (by 2017) as per GSV Advisors. E-learning is undoubtedly the future of the education industry. The Runner Up: MOOCs If the most promising contestant of the year is to be awarded to e learning, the runner up award for 2013 is bagged by MOOCs. Most of the ED-Tech organizations were reinventing themselves and more emphasis was on finding and being better. In 2012, just one of the largest universities had over 36000 registrations in a single course. Flipping The Classroom: Encouraging More For Less Giving an example and to make students understand a concept and then to provide them the term and its bookish definition is no longer considered the best way to educate. The educational videos and resources created can be used by the students from anywhere and can be played repeatedly.

The Technology Integration Answer...Well Almost Earlier this year our district adopted the TPACK model of technology integration. What is TPACK you ask? Basically, it takes the approach that planning for technology integration shouldn't be an event. It should be something that adds to what we are already doing. You can view this presentation to learn more. According to the feedback we have gotten from the folks who have embraced it has been overwhelmingly positive. Recently I came across something that you can also use to make technology integration easier for you and your staff. There are actually 2 that you can take a look at. The first is the original from The Florida Center For Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida. The other is an adaption from Northern Arizona University. (You will want to visit each of the sites where these live because both matrices are interactive.) Down the left hand side of each is the learning environment. About Steven Steven W.

Technology Trends for Teachers to Try in 2014 - High School Notes New 3-D printers are just one tech tool teachers should try in the new year. Students learn best when they're invested in the material, but getting teens to that point isn't easy. "The student comes in, puts their head down and goes to sleep or just ignores what's going on in the class. One way: technology. Tools such as tablets, videos and 3-D printing can make otherwise flat lessons come to life, says Lamb, who previously taught science at high schools in Virginia and North Carolina. Essentially, technology hooks students, he says. "Once you can get the student hooked, then they're open to being taught," Lamb says. There is no shortage of tools to help teachers engage students. 1. 3-D printing: Once considered a far-fetched technology, 3-D printers are about to go mainstream. "I've seen them used in elementary schools all the way up to high schools," says Lamb, who researches educational technology. [Read more about technology in the classroom.] 2. 3. Have something of interest to share?

New Jersey Department of Education Governor Chris Christie • Lt. Governor Kim GuadagnoNJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs DOE A to Z: A B CD E FG H IJ K LM N OP Q RS T UV W XY Z # Start Stop Becoming Certified in New JerseyTeacher/Administrator Certification Kimberley Harrington Acting Commissioner NJ StateBoard of Education Contact Us | Privacy Notice | Legal Statement & Disclaimers | Accessibility Statement NJDOE: Educators | Families | Programs | Data | Newsroom | DOE A to Z Statewide: NJ Home | Services A to Z | Departments/Agencies | FAQs Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 - 2015 7 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2014 Technology trends in both higher ed and K-12 classrooms continue to evolve and transform traditional learning environments. New learning analytics, mobile devices, open online learning, and 3D printers are some of the many Educational technology trends to be on the lookout for in 2014. Here’s a detailed discussion. 1) 3D Printing 3D Printers which enable makers to create whatever they can imagine and design have exploded into mainstream culture over the past year. The Poland and Hong Kong based GADGETS3D has launched an initiative called the “3D Printer in Every School” project in which they have designed a low cost, small 3D printer specifically created for the classroom. Click for full infographic 2) MOOCs MOOCs or massively open online courses have exploded in popularity over the past two years and will continue to grow over the next several. Click for full infographic 3) Big Data Click for full infographic 4) Digital Textbooks Click for full infographic 5) Gamification 7) Mobile learning

The Association of Educational Publishers Group News According to ABC News’ Children Late for School, Parents Charged in Virginia, the Virginia school district had the sheriff’s deputy’s handcuff and arrest Maureen Blake while hosting a slumber party for her children. It seems that Blake was responsible for her children being tardy ten times since the start of this school year. Apparently she had the same problem last year and paid around $2,000 in fines. District spokesman Wayde Byard said, “Even when they’re a minute late… it’s very disruptive.” Undoubtedly it is disruptive when children walk in late; although it is apparent the district is not doing anything to deter this behavior. Mark Denicore, an attorney, who also faces misdemeanor charges for his children showing up late, asked a few very relevant questions, “What else is causing a disruption? Without a doubt those questions have not even touched the surface. When I first read this I must admit I was at a loss for words, obviously I have moved past that. Like this: Like Loading...

Does Not Compute | Change the Equation The High Cost of Low Technology Skills in the U.S.--and What We Can Do About It Although American millennials are the first generation of "digital natives"--that is, people who grew up with computers and the internet--they are not very tech savvy. Change the Equation's new analysis of results from the 2012 Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) reveales sobering new data on millennials' skills and attitudes. Download the brief (PDF) Read our methodology Download our infographic Tweet this infographic Infographic data sources Download and share individual data points from the infographic: Digital native does not mean tech savvy: Jpeg The U.S. ranks dead last: jpeg Tech savvy is an engine of opportunity: Jpeg What we don't know will hurt us: Jpeg Our children deserve better: Jpeg

Think. Learn. Innovate. | Getting Smart Scholastic Administrator: Educational Technology Trends By Jeanne Hayes Technology in schools is taking a lesson from the enterprise model long practiced in business. What does an enterprise model mean for schools? With 80% of districts delivering the Internet to schools from a single district-managed access point, the days of the gifted teacher and her students figuring it out at the building level is over. Like businesses, school districts are also speeding up their adoption of new solutions that save money and deploy resources more efficiently. COWS (computers on wheels) are a cost-effective and instructionally-effective way to deliver 20 laptops to a classroom for ‘just in time' computing. What is the “killer app” this year? While investing in data warehousing has become increasing common to support the dramatically increased reporting requirements of both states and NCLB, the parallel move to purchase instructional management systems and assessment software show us the real focus is on learning as the end-game for technology.

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