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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education
There are a couple dozen ways to ‘use’ technology in education. There are also a couple dozen ways to integrate technology in education. Think those two things are the same? Think that throwing a few iPads and a few Edudemic blog posts into a classroom is the best way to launch a 1:1 initiative? In case you couldn’t guess, it’s not. So here’s a hypothetical to clear up my rhetorical questions even more: Situation 1 You’re a school principal and decide to make the Apple iPad a cornerstone of your school’s curriculum. Situation 2 You’re a school principal and decide to make the Apple iPad a cornerstone of your students’ learning. Weigh In Which principal would you want?

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4 Stages: The Integration Of Technology In Learning The 4 Stages Of The Integration Of Technology In Learning by Terry Heick For professional development around this idea or others you read about on TeachThought, contact us. Technology can be used in the learning process in a variety of ways. Some are supplementary, serving the original design of the classroom and usually automate some previously by-human task or process–grading multiple choice assessments, searching for a source of information, or sharing messages and other data across large groups. But fully integrated and embedded in the learning process, technology can be transformative–and disruptive.

Technology Integration Research Review Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Vanessa Vega, with subsequent updates made by the Edutopia staff. Technology integration can be one of the most challenging topics to find quality research on. The term itself is a broad umbrella for numerous practices that may have little in common with each other. In addition, technology tools change rapidly, and outcomes can vary depending on implementation. Edutopia's tech integration review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results. Five Methods To Get Students Asking Essential Questions “If as I suggest the true goal of education is inspiring students with a lifelong capacity and passion for learning, it is at least as important that students be able to ask the right question as it is to know the right answer.” —Steve Denning, “Learning To Ask The Right Question” (Forbes Magazine, 2011) Would you rather teach A students who are proficient at memorizing facts in a textbook and answering multiple choice questions, or B students who are curious about the world around them and want to grow intellectually? At some point, students are going to have to do more than memorize facts. They might have to write papers that give them an opportunity to analyze information and present their own conclusions about history or science or law or numerous high-level academic subjects. They might have to make oral presentations that give them an opportunity to be a leader in their classes.

Teaching Online 3: Online teacher skills Friday 1 October 2010 by Nicky Hockly What makes a good online teacher? What are some of the key skills needed? Earlier this year, I asked our own team of very experienced online moderators what they thought. This is the list of top ten skills that we came up with: How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing Asking if technology enhances learning is like asking if dogs are playful. Whether we're discussing tech or those furry mouth-breathers, the answer is the same: it depends on the situation. Here's a better line of inquiry: how do you coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies in order to positively influence academic achievement?

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas There are many different ways to engage students, and one of those ways is through blended learning options. By using blended learning ideas in the classroom, students often learn more easily because they are interested in the activities and the knowledge. Presenting information to students the right way can be the key to seeing them develop a higher level of interest for anything they need to learn. Here are nine ways to achieve meaningful student engagement with blended learning. Help Students See the Relevance of the Work When students don’t see the point of what they are asked to do, they are far less likely to do it. Next Generation Learning; Today... Over the past decade, the growth of social media has been quite remarkable. Global citizens have embraced new ways to communicate which have, quite literally, changed The World. Text messages and emails are fast becoming a thing of the past as new and innovative social media concepts continually spring up and pave new ways for communication and sharing. Just the other day, I was conversing with a friend of mine, @hallboy10, via Garmin Connect; a social media for runners and cyclists to share their exercise statistics and comment on achievements. It dawned on me that I was using at least 5 different mediums with which to communicate with the same person depending on the context! The graphic on the left was made using Piktochart and demonstrates how the methods by which I communicate have changed since the 1980s.

6 Examples Of Successful Classroom Tablet Integration In an unplanned series of sorts, we’re showcasing a couple of posts about the 2013 NMC/EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Horizon Report for Higher Education . We’ve already talked about the key trends in the report and some challenges we face in implementing education technology , so we’re ready to take a look at the six technologies highlighted in the report as being game-changers for education. Along with MOOCs, tablet computing rounded out the ‘first horizon’ (identified as entering mainstream use in a year or less), we’ll address them next. Y’all know that we like iPads here at Edudemic and we talk about them a lot, and the Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions using tablets of all kinds to supplement learning in a variety of subjects. We’ve linked to each of them below (along with the description provided in the report) so you can check out some of what the investigators saw as great examples. Chinese Language Classes Experiment with iPads

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population is visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses. Moving and still images have been included in learning materials for decades, but only now has faster broadband, cellular networks, and high-resolution screens made it possible for high-quality images to be a part of eLearning visual design. Graphic interfaces made up of photos, illustrations, charts, maps, diagrams, and videos are gradually replacing text-based courses. Curricula Designed to Meet 21st-Century Expectations Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen with Nancy O'Neill Association of American Colleges and Universities © Alma R.

The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have By EdTech Team Updated on march 2, 2015 : The original list that was created in 2011 comprised 33 skills , after reviewing it we decided to do some merging and finally ended up with the 20 skills below. The 21st century teacher should be able to : Common Core Resources Engage NYUtah Common Core ResourcesIllinois Common Core ResourcesPennsylvania DOE - Enter a keyword and select a subject and grade level to find resources Learn Zillion - A wealth of resources and videos Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Rubrics and Assessments

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