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The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education

The 5 Steps of Effective Technology Integration - Getting Smart by Dave Guymon - edchat, EdTech, education
In schools, districts, and departments of education alike, a trend toward integrating technology into the education process is on the rise. One could argue that it always has been. But with the proliferation of Internet access in school buildings and the ubiquity of mobile computing devices, educators are taking note and beginning to consider new ways they can include these tools into their classroom instruction. The formalized field of educational technology is still in its infancy. As a result, professional development and training practices are still being refined. As they are teachers in many school districts are choosing to lead their own technology integration through experimental applications with their students and curriculum. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. That a shift toward technology in education is on the rise isn’t what excites many educators in the profession.

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15 Sites That Show You The World in Real Time What if you could see the whole world as it is right this moment? It would certainly put things in perspective. Once you see the world through the lenses of these web sites you’ll realize just how vibrant and alive it is every single nanosecond. The statistics of it are amazing, and seeing them actually happen is even more amazing. Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools Where Can I Learn More about iPads in Elementary Schools I get asked regularly, besides my writing about our iPad initiative, who else writes about iPads in elementary education. Here are some of the folks I read: Sidwell Friends School (the primary grades iPad initiative at the school the Obama girls attend)Fraser Speirs (Scottish tech integrator. Has great posts about iPads in elem sch)Tony Vincent (great info on teaching and learning with mobile tech, especially iPads)Jennie Magiera (amazing tech coach in Chicago, was one of our keynotes at our Leveraging Learning Institute – not exclusively iPads but on the nose about pedagogy with tech)And this blog isn’t about iPads, but we see our iPad initiative as how we implement Customized Learning in the Primary Grades and Mark Davis is a teacher who writes about his experience with customized learning.

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