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Apple's iPad has attracted a lot of attention since its release in 2010 and one area in which it has been adopted is the education sector. The iPad's large multi-touch screen, sleek profile and the ability to easily download and purchase a huge variety of educational applications make it attractive to educators. This paper presents a case study of the iPad's adoption in a primary school, one of the first in the world to adopt it.
Graduation season is upon us, and soon college graduates everywhere will have to face the "real world." These digital skills can help the transition.
The notion that struggling and failing is important to learning runs counter to traditional approaches to U.S. education. In fact, failure and its accompanying “F” grade stigmatizes a student as unprepared or “challenged” and is usually seen as a predictor of failure in future grades.
In the world of gaming, however, the very elements of struggle, challenge, and failure that discourage kids in the classroom become the primary drivers of engagement and achievement.
If you're looking to harness the power of education technology, you should probably know what it means to be a digital teacher in a modern classroom.
Une très belle infographie sur l'évolution des technologies de l'éducation.
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When did ICT teachers stop becoming teachers and become ‘facilitators’ instead? I’ve largely managed to ignore this sort of nonsense but now it’s getting out of hand. The other day someone said on Twitter or Facebook that he is an ‘active facilitator’, while someone else shared a sign which read “I am not a teacher; I am an activator.”
Let’s examine these terms.
There are a few snags that can get in the way of implementing BYOD in schools and are worth knowing about before setting out on a BYOD path.
Purveyors of the metaphor ‘Keep taking the tablets’ often fail to realise its downside. Like much over-prescribed medication, it can be pushed by aggressive sales, lack adequate investigation and diagnosis, be too narrow a treatment, lack evidence other than placebo effects and have some nasty side-effects.
Christian Science Monitor The social (studies) network: Africa's cellular education revolution Christian Science Monitor Africa is the fastest-growing market for cellphones in the world, and they're increasingly being used to power the continent's...
Using an iPad is simple due to its intuitive interface, elegant touch interface, and user-friendly operating system.
Below we’ve listed 23 different tasks a teacher should be able to perform with their iPad. We’ve tried to focus on the basics, along with some typical tasks a teacher may be required to complete. We’ve also (roughly) arranged them from less complicated to more complicated, so consider yourself an Unofficial iPad “Basic Hacker” if you can get to the bottom. For more complex iPad tasks and functions, we’re doing a follow-up post. Stay tuned!
“I don’t know what else I can do to have my teachers integrate technology into classroom instruction,” a frustrated principal shared publicly at a recent conference of education leaders.His exasperation was echoed by other participants. They shared how their efforts to provide technology training, hire a technology integration specialist and incorporate technology standards into teacher evaluation had not led to greater technology use in their school districts. In the end, no one had an answer.
There's a vast sea of apps, games, and websites out there. Keeping the three "Cs" -- connection, critical thinking and creativity -- in mind can help you find some of the gems.
I often find it’s the younger generation – digital natives – who are most aware of the opportunities of digital technology. And that’s why I’ve assembled a group of “young advisors” – talented and inspiring young people shaping our digital society. Last time we met I asked them to put together all their bright ideas. And they’ve done so, in two fascinating documents:
An online slideshow offers a visual tour of the school technology products and pitches that educators have seen since the 1950s.
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!
Tools, tools, tools -- so many lists, so little time. And, it's not enough to find a tool, but rather in knowing how how, when, and why to use it.
Still, everyone who is just embarking on an exploration of what's out there!
This set was compiled using yet another tool -- Symbaloo (see image) -- which gives visual access via icons rather than a long text-based list.
Last November, Justin Reich, our co-founder at EdTechTeacher, wrote a piece on his Education Week blog, If You Meet an iPad on the Way, Smash It. The piece came out the morning of the first iPad Summit in Boston and put iPad use in schools into perspective. As Justin explained in the piece, “If the nitty-gritty details of iPad use distract us from our larger mission, then we need to smash them. If we get too lost in the “how” of iPads in classrooms, then we need to stop and ask ”why?” Why iPads is a critical question that must be addressed, and the schools that are making the decision to introduce these devices into the classroom are hopefully examining the why before the how
At SXSW Education Conference, Bill Gates Stresses Technology as the Future Business Administration Information Technological innovations are making fast inroads into American classrooms — a trend that holds enormous promise for United States...
When you use tablets and other devices, the nature of them requires you to be a teacherpreneur, or one who innovates, selects, and customizes your classroom.A great way to add interest to the classroom (especially while spring testing is happening) is to introduce or play with a new tool. You need a break of scenery and your students do too!
There are more than a dozen unique ways teachers are leveraging the power of iPhones in education. Our partners at Education Dive weigh in.
The current state of technology in the classroom is somewhere between its infancy and bold experimentation. For every 1:1 tablet program or BYOD-pioneering district, there…