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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. However, just as the original intentions for new technology often give way to innovative and unpredictable usage, we can never be sure if a twist is waiting for these rising stars. Recommended Reading: Major Tech In Education Trends In 2013 [Infographic] 1. We’re still waiting for Augmented Reality to take the world by storm by way of Google Glass, gaming and awesome apps for astronomy. It’s expected to wow audiences with its AR capabilities, which allow users to see additional information layered over what they see through the lens. Read Also: 5 Top Augmented Reality Apps For Education Read Also: How Augmented Reality Is The Next Big Social Experience A New Way To Teach Virtual field trips are also possible with AR. 2. 3D Printing 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

BP/Continuing ED- Teachers Teaching Teachers 59:39 minutes (40.96 MB) We were planning a "Welcome Back" episode on Teachers Teaching Teachers, something about how to launch connected learning with Youth Voices in our classrooms and how to be more planful about connecting our curriculum. #connectedlearning. How do we do that after Michael Brown's killing and the Ferguson protests? In addition to this webcast, we offer a small contribution with a #FergusonSyllabus or using Gooru, NowComment, Crocodoc, and Vialogues. Start with your own questions, then deepen your inquiry into Michael Brown's shooting, and the protests and confrontations in Ferguson by choosing from these articles, songs, interviews, photographs, blog posts, podcasts, reviews, videos, reports and surveys. I am first and foremost an educator. Dr. #FergusonSyllabus is a great way to connect with others who are thinking about when and how to bring the Michael Brown shooting into the curriculum.

Assessment- Using Technology to Creatively Assess Students and Teachers Do you ever just feel a little left behind when it comes to technology? Just when you think you’ve got it down, something else comes along and you have to keep learning. Darn, I hate it when that happens. That whole “continuing education” thing really gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it? I say this tongue-in-cheek of course. As educators (and people for that matter), we’re always learning and growing. Actually, after all this reflection this week on assessments, I think their core purpose is to tell us how we are doing in comparison to ourselves. This is where technology comes into play in assessments. Of course, we also need to keep in mind the limitations of technology – and yes, there are some very big limits currently. Ways to Use Technology for Assessment These are just a few of the ways that I have seen or used technology to help me measure student growth: Creating digital portfolios online. Create assessments using YouTube videos. Recording a song through Garageband or Audacity.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!12 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom, Even for Technophobic Teachers Everyone wants teachers to use technology in the classroom. But you're busy -- meeting standards, prepping students for tests -- and maybe you’re not too fond of computers, anyway. Never fear – there are easy ways to bring your classroom up-to-date, technologically. Do you have a iPad in your classroom for your use? How about iPads for students to use? What kind of Internet access is available at your school? What do you have to do to get Ipads for your students? Also try to find a technology “mentor” on campus – the computer teacher or just another teacher who uses technology more than you do. Perfect Ed Tech Activities for Beginners Do a PowerPoint “Game Show Review” Many tech-savvy teachers have used Microsoft PowerPoint to create review games based on famous game shows, including “Jeopardy! Have students complete a written classroom activity as if it was online. Ever have your students write a diary from the perspective of a character or famous person? Try a Webquest Do an email exchange

Content AR-junaio Reviews junaio is the most advanced mobile augmented reality browser. It’s a fast and easy way to discover your world. Find local events, offers and listings; scan QR codes and barcodes to get instant access to additional information; unlock augmented content on images and objects to play games or experience new virtual interactions. Ever felt lost or bored, even in your own city? Is there a new film or exhibition in town? Do you have difficult time navigation through life in maps or lists? junaio uses state-of-the-Art Augmented Reality technology to display all available information exactly where it belongs – your point of view. Do you wish you could just scan everything like a QR code? Use the Scan View to scan QR codes and to get instant access to product information, and web pages. Tired of downloading different apps all the time?? junaio combines content from popular apps like eBay classifieds, Valpak, Foursquare, Instagram, Eventbrite, and many more in just a single application.

Content- 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | MindShift | KQED News Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb. She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals. Epic!

Speech Technology- 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: Conversational Interfaces Stroll through Sanlitun, a bustling neighborhood in Beijing filled with tourists, karaoke bars, and luxury shops, and you’ll see plenty of people using the latest smartphones from Apple, Samsung, or Xiaomi. Look closely, however, and you might notice some of them ignoring the touch screens on these devices in favor of something much more efficient and intuitive: their voice. A growing number of China’s 691 million smartphone users now regularly dispense with swipes, taps, and tiny keyboards when looking things up on the country’s most popular search engine, Baidu. China is an ideal place for voice interfaces to take off, because Chinese characters were hardly designed with tiny touch screens in mind. But people everywhere should benefit as Baidu advances speech technology and makes voice interfaces more practical and useful. That could make it easier for anyone to communicate with the machines around us. Conversational Interfaces

Evaluating Technology Use in the Classroom Evaluating the use of technology in a classroom environment is not something most administrators are trained to do. It is easy to walk into a classroom and see that every student is using a computer, but how do you really assess if and what type of learning is taking place? In the past, I have had administrators tell me “I walked into the teacher’s room and all the students were on laptops.” As though just the site of students working on laptops meant they were engaged in the learning process. When most administrators evaluate teachers during the evaluation process, they have some sort of check sheet they are working from either mental or as part of a school’s evaluation process. I remembered a Marc Prensky article in Edutopia in which he talks about the typical process of technology adoption: Dabbling with technologyDoing Old things in Old WaysDoing Old things in New WaysDoing New things in New Ways Is the technology being used “Just because it’s there”? Prensky puts it this way:

Evaluation- Using Technology for Evaluation and Assessment Using Technology for Intentional Student Evaluation andProgram Assessment Authored by: George E. Steele “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives—choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”—Aristotle. If Aristotle is correct, then we in academic advising can always use assistance to be as intentional as possible in our practice. Curriculum Development Stages Useful to Assessment Intentionality is a critical component in the curriculum development model Understanding by Design (UbD) created by McTighe and Wiggins (2005, 2011). Stage 1: Identify desired results by identifying what students should know, understand, and be able to do. Stage 2: Determine assessment evidence by identifying how we will know if students have achieved the desired results. Understanding by Design—the Model Stage 1: Identifying Desired Results Stage 2: Determining Assessment Evidence

PD-School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons? PD-Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms : NPR Ed A group of recent studies on technology in education, across a wide range of real-world settings, have come up far short of a ringing endorsement. The studies include research on K-12 schools and higher ed, both blended learning and online, and show results ranging from mixed to negative. A deeper look into these reports gives a sense that, even as computers become ubiquitous in classrooms, there's a lot we still don't know — or at least that we're not doing to make them effective tools for learning. First, a quick overview of the studies and their results: Last fall, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development published its first-ever, and one of the largest-ever, international analyses of student access to computers and how that relates to student learning. (The OECD administers the PISA test, the world-famous international academic ranking.) That's right. A little bit of computer use was modestly positive, the authors found. Now let's move to the U.S.

Practice-Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone School lunch can be intensely lonely when you don't have anyone to sit with. A new app aims to help change that. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tetra Images/Getty Images School lunch can be intensely lonely when you don't have anyone to sit with. Tetra Images/Getty Images You're at a cafeteria, you've got your lunch ... and then you just don't know where to sit. Hampton recently spoke about the app with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish. This is a great idea, but I understand it kind of comes from a sad place, right? Yeah, I did. Natalie Hampton shows off the Sit With Us app. toggle caption Courtesy of Carolyn Hampton Natalie Hampton shows off the Sit With Us app. Courtesy of Carolyn Hampton You eventually changed schools, and you did make friends in this new school. Well, I felt that if I was thriving in a new school but didn't do anything about the people who feel like this every single day, then I'm just as bad as the people who watched me eat alone.

Content-6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) In the process, I discovered some tools that I absolutely fell in love with, and I wanted to share them with you here. Let’s take a look. Listen to this post as a podcast: Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:24 — 47.6MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | One key to improving student writing is to have students write more often. Students browse through a growing collection of writing ideas, each one paired with a visually compelling image, and write about them.Finished posts can then be shared with just one class or made publicly viewable (see examples). Here’s a closer look at Write About: *Amazon Affiliate link.

Tools- The Top 10 Ed-Tech Tools Suggested by Teacher Experts - Market Brief By Swaroop Raju, co-founder of eduCanon. Yes, there are a ton of great ed-tech tools out there, but which ones should you be adopting for your classroom? One of the best ways to narrow your choices is to get in touch with experts. I sent an email out to ed-tech experts (and great teachers) asking for their recommendations. Here are the top 10 responses from master teachers. 1. Jennifer Appell, U.S. history and law teacher at Bonney Lake High School: “I love using GAFE- Google Apps For Education. 2. eduCanon Trent Goldsmith, accounting, economics and business teacher at Waverly High School: “I use eduCanon in my classroom due to its compatibility with a blended classroom. 3. Patrick Irvine, biology teacher at Hamilton County School: “It allows you to create online formative assessments quickly and you can monitor the students as they complete the assessment and can even grade the assessment as they are completing it. 4. Therese Black, high school math teacher at Killester College: 5. 6. 7. 8.