A Technology Integration Planning (TIP) Model For Teachers Teachers are the ones that decide on instructional strategies and how to carry them out. When teachers create an instructional design for technology integration, they need to consider the characteristics of their topic and the needs of their students and then decide on a course of action that will meet both needs within the constraints of their classroom environment. When deciding on teaching/learning methods the first distinction a teacher must make is whether or not to use directed strategies or constructive strategies. After determining whether integration strategies will be primarily directed or constructive, also consider content approach.
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. Incorporating 21st Century Skills in the Classroom (Video Tool Suite) Opinion Editorials (Op-Eds) | Talking About… | Frequently Asked Questions | Brochures and Explainers Opinion Editorials (Op-Eds) The following op-eds appeared in newspapers and on websites across northern New England. They cover a wide range of issues but all of them incorporate the framed story of education and learning. Champlain Valley Union High School: an op-ed about the school’s re-design efforts by Andre LaChance, English teacher and school advisor.
Spark Motivation in Your Students with Success Criteria Think about a time when you were learning something. Did you know where you were going in the learning progression? Did you understand the outcome? Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Olivia Amador, and Joseph Assof (2018), authors of The Teacher Clarity Playbook, compare learning and outcomes to a pilot flying a plane. “Imagine getting into an airplane that was being flown by a pilot who didn’t know where he or she was headed. 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.
25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom Although many technology-based teaching methods and resources effectively engage students and build their skills, many educators encounter difficulties when using technology in the classroom. Maybe a specific platform is too hard to introduce. Or maybe it won’t run on your devices. The Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative At the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, we have developed the ACE Framework to guide our decision-making and professional development planning. ACE stands for Adaptability, Connection, and Equity. ACE elevates three characteristics that are clear, context-sensitive, values-driven, and mission-aligned; we can use them to plan assignment-, course-, and institution-level responses to crisis (such as COVID-19) in the areas of our university that are connected to teaching and learning. Below is a matrix of our ACE-Informed Practices that we have identified to align with Plymouth State’s philosophies around Cluster Learning; these practices are likely applicable to any college or university that values engaged pedagogy, accessibility, and encouraging higher education to be integrated with real-world contexts. We encourage anyone who finds it helpful to use ACE, engage with us, and collaborate to address our common challenges.
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. 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). On August 31, 2018, UBC will be retiring Connect. In Canvas, instructors can share materials (text or multimedia), enable student collaboration and discussion, manage assignments and quizzes, and assign grades.
How Education And Technology Are Evolving Together What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora: I think the way we best learn won’t change in the next ten years, but the tools we use and what we focus on most definitely will. We will still learn by engaging directly with great educators. But as universities face pressure from students who want to see demonstrated ROI on their education costs, they will have to rethink how and what they teach.
John Hattie Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. John Hattie became known to a wider public with his two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for teachers. Visible Learning is a synthesis of more than 800 meta-studies covering more than 80 million students. According to John Hattie Visible Learning is the result of 15 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. TES once called him “possibly the world’s most influential education academic”.
National Center for Technology Planning John See Technology Integration Specialist Minnesota Department of Education [Originally appeared in The Computing Teacher, Vol. 19, Number 8, May 1992] Contact information for John See -- unavailable as of Feb 2012 Effective technology plans are short term, not long term. Five year plans are too long. Technology is changing so fast that it is almost impossible to plan what type of technology will be available for use five years from now. 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. Of course, this approach will only work with content you create, versus preexisting materials or texts.