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How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

How to Help Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom
Recent reports (from The Chronicle of Higher Education and Walden University [PDF], for example) point to teachers' continuing difficulties integrating technology into classroom learning. Despite access to technology and despite the fact that novice teachers are entering the classroom with far more advanced technology skills than their counterparts of an earlier age, only 39 percent of teachers report "moderate" or "frequent" use of technology as an instructional tool (Grunwald Associates, 2010). This limited use may have multiple causes: Teachers may be overwhelmed by demands of testing; they may not see the value of instructional technologies in their particular content area; they may work in environments where principals do not understand or encourage technology use; and the types of software most helpful in instruction are not always the types of applications students know how—or want—to use. Back to the Drawing Board: The 5Js Beyond Skills Training: A Theory of Action Job-Related

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Teaching with Technology Education Models | Educational Technology Options | Pedagogy | Resource Links | Virtual Instruction Centers This page presents resources to help educators in becoming more familiar with technology and teaching practices associated with distance learning. Education Models

Top 10 Ways to Use Video Conferencing in the Classroom Today, one thing I envy about being a student is the availability of innovative education technologies. One of which is of course my personal favorite, video conferencing. I have to dig deep into my memory bank and think about my days as a collegiate, but I firmly believe that video conferencing would have enhanced my experience. Nothing can replace the richness of face-to-face classroom dynamics, but video eliminates distance, invites collaboration, and increases mobility for both the student and the teacher. Here are just 10 ways to use video conferencing in the classroom. 10 of the Most Engaging Uses of Instructional Technology (with Dozens of Resources and Tools) Are you looking for ways to integration technology in your lesson plans and courses that provide for an engaging experience for you and your students? Fans of instructional technology know that it can be fun and inviting, and engaged students are far more likely to be learning. I believe that if you can get students involved and motivated effectively enough, you can improve their learning habits over the long term. With that in mind, here are 10 highly engaging uses of technology in the classroom, along with dozens of tools and resources for implementation.

Teaching English online Ever thought about teaching English online? Sylvia Guinan , online English teacher and current winner of the British Council TeachingEnglish blog award , walks us through the opportunities and pitfalls. There are many different things to consider when it comes to online teaching. The good news is that online teaching opens up new levels of creativity and opportunity for you as a teacher. In a way, it drives you to surpass yourself and focus more on best practice as well as innovation.

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology "I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it's attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed the use of technology in their learning environments, these teachers can be left feeling frustrated and marginalized by the new tools they are required to use but do not understand. The school where I teach is currently within its post-BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) implementation age.

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How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons. No Longer a Distraction Image via Flickr by Sean MacEntee Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students The Huffington Post By: Darrell M. West and Joshua Bleiberg Thomas Edison once said, "Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools...our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years." Amazingly enough, however, one of our nation's most important inventors was proven quite wrong. The American education system has a remarkable resistance to innovation and the classroom experience has changed very little in the 100 years since Edison's prediction.

Modern Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Workshop) Next public online workshop runs: 4 August - 5 September 2014 About the Workshop The Networked Age demands a new set of learning skills and tools. In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about acquiring existing knowledge and skills in formal courses but acquiring set of modern learning skills that includes “learning the new” – constantly discovering new ideas, new thinking, new resources in your industry or profession.

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