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Adopting Digital Technologies in the Classroom: 10 Assessment Questions (EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Answering 10 questions will help guide faculty in adopting digital technology for the classroom By David J. Staley Technology has long been a part of the classroom space. It is incorrect to say that "technology in education" is a new or radical phenomenon; blackboards, books, paper, and pencils are all technologies, to say nothing of written language or mathematics. Sometime in the 1990s, the word technology was co-opted to refer only to digital tools.

Endnotes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. In this article I propose 10 questions, the answers to which will help guide faculty in adapting digital technology for classroom use. 10 Assessment Questions The guidelines built around the answers to these 10 questions present what I believe to be a thoughtful approach to digital technology, one that does not assume that teachers should automatically adopt the latest tool for fear of appearing behind the curve. 1. 2.

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom, Teaching Today

The use of technology, the Web in particular, has become an important skill for both students and teachers to master. The Internet has a vast amount of information and infinitely many uses, but it takes practice to learn to effectively navigate its resources. This week’s tips focus on finding ways to guide students in their research and use of the Web. Creating a successful class Web site demands more than just technical skills. Search engines help you find what you need on the Web, but various engines perform searches in different ways.

You want to cover the required content standards and utilize technology, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time. There are many things to think about when planning for an Internet-based curriculum. Educators are always looking for new and innovative ways to integrate the Internet into classroom activities. The Web provides an extremely useful resource for our classrooms and our lives. The Case For Social Media in Schools. A year after seventh grade teacher Elizabeth Delmatoff started a pilot social media program in her Portland, Oregon classroom, 20% of students school-wide were completing extra assignments for no credit, grades had gone up more than 50%, and chronic absenteeism was reduced by more than a third.

The Case For Social Media in Schools

For the first time in its history, the school met its adequate yearly progress goal for absenteeism. At a time when many teachers are made wary by reports of predators and bullies online, social media in the classroom is not the most popular proposition. Teachers like Delmatoff, however, are embracing it rather than banning it.

They argue that the educational benefits of social media far outweigh the risks, and they worry that schools are missing out on an opportunity to incorporate learning tools the students already know how to use. What started as a Facebook-like forum where Delmatoff posted assignments has grown into a social media component for almost every subject. 1. Brainstorm and mind map online.