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Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers

Using Technology Vs Technology Integration- An Excellent Chart for Teachers
Are you using or integrating technology in your teaching ? At the face of it, it seems like a game of semantics but in fact it is more than that. When we talk about technology integration in the classroom we are talking about a planned and highly structured and purposeful use of technology with students whose ultimate goal is to engage students and help them develop new thinking skills. Using technology, on the other hand, is a random and sporadic process whose main goal is to instruct students on content not to engage them with content. The chart below from Teachbytes , offers a more detailed explanation of the difference between Using Technology and Integrating Technology. Have a look and, as always, share with us your feedback in the comment form below. Check out the full chart from this page. Related:  Teaching with Technology

Appropriate Technology in Education | Technology for Learners Appropriate technology is transparent technhology in the classroom. Education and technology have always been strongly related. This is demonstrated by the many technologies, old and new, that are used in classrooms everyday by teachers and students alike. In her book, Teaching as a Design Science, Dana Laurillard makes the interesting observation that education does not drive technological invention. Appropriate technology in an educational setting should therefore be assessed for its potential to meet educational aims. The current definition of educational technology from the Association for Education Communications & Technology (AECT) is as follows: Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. Traditionally, the concept of appropriate technology has been discussed with respect to economic development. References: Januszewski and M. M. F.

SEI Videos Videos produced by the University of Colorado Science Education Initiative (CU-SEI) and the University of British Columbia Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI). Other Videos Non-SEI videos that we recommend: iBiology Scientific Teaching Video Series - active learning module (produced by iBiology.org) A collection of short videos that provides current and future undergraduate biology instructors with the rationale and tools to design and implement active learning in their classrooms, featuring biology faculty at a variety of colleges and universities. Eric Mazur shows interactive teaching A short video showing Eric Mazur (Harvard University) implementing Peer Instruction using clickers. SEI Videos licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license. Back to top

One easy way to make readings come alive for your students – Turn to Your Neighbor: The Official Peer Instruction Blog Want to make the subject matter come alive for your students? Most of us do. This is easier when we are in the classroom and can interact with students one on one and react to their blank stares when we are talking nonsense. But what about when they are at home? In a recent conversation with Peer Instruction Network member Ives Araujo from IF-UFRGS in Brazil, I learned a simple approach to enlivening the readings we ask students to do outside of class: embedding video into pdfs. Figure 1 is an example of a pdf with video instruction from another Peer Instruction Network member, Vagner Oliveira, who flips his high school classes using Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction. To see how complicated embedding a video into a pdf would be for teachers, I tried it out myself. Fig 1. What you need: What your students need: Free Adobe Acrobat Reader (Preview won’t work), hardware that runs Acrobat Reader. Have cool examples of lessons with videos embedded in pdfs? Like this: Like Loading...

Learning Technologies | UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing is an application for moderating classes, meetings, or other group collaborations where participants can share whiteboards and screens, chat by voice or text, and engage in other ways like taking polls and answering questions. Canvas Canvas is UBC's primary learning platform for delivering online course content and the replacement for Connect (Blackboard Learn). In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades. Self-enrol into Canvas 101. Camtasia Camtasia is a powerful screencasting desktop software that also supports video editing. ComPAIR ComPAIR is a peer assessment and feedback application in which students first answer an assignment and then compare and respond to pairs of peer answers. Clickers Collaborative Learning Annotation System Content Management System Connect CoursEval Crowdmark edX iPeer Piazza

EdTechX: Educational Technology XSeries Program Skip the XSeries Program Main Overview A series of courses that add up to a rich understanding of an area of study. The Ed Tech XSeries allows students to explore educational technology and game design. The first two courses provide students with a foundation in educational theory and principles of game design. In the next course, students reflect on the game development process and consider how people learn from games. All courses are project-based, resulting in authentic experiences and peer-reviewed work that can be shared as a means of demonstrating acquired knowledge and skills.This series is a great way to learn about the fast-growing field of educational technology and more specifically, about educational games. What You'll Learn: XSeries Program Details Courses can be taken in any order. A practical introduction to game design and game design concepts, emphasizing the basic tools of game design: paper and digital prototyping, design iteration, and user testing. Instructors

Science Access the interactive [Science] Activity Types taxonomy. The most recent version of the Science Learning Activity Types taxonomy is available for your use in PDF format here: Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - English Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - Spanish^^ Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - Portuguese^^^ Please feel free to share this file, with attribution, with teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators. We will post both updates to this activity types taxonomy and periodic summaries of any changes on this page. Many thanks for your interest in this work! Margaret R. Judi Harris & Mark Hofer School of Education, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia USA ^^ Spanish translations of the Learning Activity Types and Teaching Strategies Taxonomies were created by Marta Libedinsky, Micaela Manso and Paula Pérez of Fundacin Evolucin with generous support from Fundacin Telefnica.

Science Access the interactive [Science] Activity Types taxonomy. The most recent version of the Science Learning Activity Types taxonomy is available for your use in PDF format here: Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - English Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - Spanish^^ Science Learning Activity Types (February, 2011) - Portuguese^^^ Please feel free to share this file, with attribution, with teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators. We will post both updates to this activity types taxonomy and periodic summaries of any changes on this page. Many thanks for your interest in this work! Margaret R. Judi Harris & Mark Hofer School of Education, College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia USA ^^ Spanish translations of the Learning Activity Types and Teaching Strategies Taxonomies were created by Marta Libedinsky, Micaela Manso and Paula Pérez of Fundacin Evolucin with generous support from Fundacin Telefnica.

Teaching with technology | Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching with technology can deepen student learning by supporting instructional objectives. However, it can be challenging to select the “best” tech tools while not losing sight of your goals for student learning. Once identified, integrating those tools can itself be a challenge albeit an eye-opening experience. The CTL is here to help you (novice, expert and everyone in between) find creative and constructive ways to integrate technology into your class. To arrange an appointment or consultation, please fill out the following form: What do we mean by “technology”? The term “technology” refers to advancements in the methods and tools we use to solve problems or achieve a goal. The newest technologies allow us to try things in physical and virtual classrooms that were not possible before. How can technology help you? What are some good examples? One of the best ways to get ideas and inspiration is learn from others and blogs are a great way to do that. Videos

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